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8 " Tile Arlington TIMES - Wed., Aug. 19, 1981 Blacker optimistic about 1982 - Losing Marysville recruits hurts ArlingtOn's season By Law Williams Excluding this season, the Arlington American Legion baseball team has continually placed in the top half of the Northwest Legion District Two League standings. For 16 years players from Arlington, Granite Falls, Darrington, Stanwood, Lakewood and Marysville formed the local squad. In 1980, talent recruited from these areas produced a team that fell one win short of advancing to the state playoffs. in its 17th season this summer, big changes occurred. Only two players returned from the successful prior season, Blacker said. Many talented players in the program, he added. leaving the team hurting for experienced area can't afford to make the commitment, In 1980, three straight loses knocked ballplayers and the majority of the this is why Marysville is so important to Arlington from first to fourth place during Marysville ballplayers refused to play in the Arlington program. The Marysville the last week of regular season action. Arlington. area increases the number of talent ball- Everett grabbed first and Mountlake The birth of Marysville's first Legion players and many have the time to play - Terrace and Bellingham followed. All four baseball team kept Marysviile talent from as the organization of a Marysville team teams battled in the district playoffs and journeying north, except the two re- shows. Arlington had two games to win one for turnees - Paul Dockendorf and Pat Opel. Blacker predicts Arlington's Legion state playoff eligibility - they failed. Both players felt obligated to stay with the team will be a winner next summer. This Blacker took last year off from coaching, Arlington club because they started their statement is based on the expectation that then regained the helm this season for the Legion careers here. , several talented 16-year-aids from the rebuilding process. He was more opti- outlying areas join the club. mistic about the team's talent, then its The loss of several Marysville players Relying on several ballplayers to join final production. deeply affected Arlington this season and the Arlington team can be risky Blacker The season opened with Blacker could hur~ both programs in the future, learned early this summer. Several claiming the club's pitching staff was according to Arlington Coach George players promising to play failed to show outstanding: Paul Dockendorf, Brett Blacker. Blacker has coached the Ioca! up or quit early in the season. By season's Davis, Jay Carlson, Pat Opel and Doug Legion squad for 16 of its 17 year history, end, Arlington suited up only 12 players Lenker, who led Darrington to the state "Marysville can't live without Arlington and Blacker would take up to 20. high school class "B" baseball champion- and Arlington can't live without Maws- ship. villa if they want. a team like "I don't know why kids dropped out. It Early season play provided evidence Bellingham," Blacker said. Bellingham couldn't be anything I said or did, I didn't that the pitchers wouldn't receive help finished the regular season in first place have them long enough," Blacker said. from the defense and the hitting depart- with a 25-2 record. Marysville finished in Two weeks ago Arlington finished the ment, making the pitchers look bad much the standing's cellar and Arlington was season with a 8-19 record. They resembled of the time. right above them in the nine team league, the first Arlington Legion team ever By mid-season, Blacker finally found an To play Legion baseball, ballplayers fielded- inexperienced, Blacker said. That infield lineup relieved of most of the (16 to 18.year-aids) must dedicate a lot of first team in 1964 was coached by Blacker errors. The hitting problem however, was time to the sport during the summer, and it was the start of a strong Legion ",ngolvable. The team went through the Physicals required - Football turnouts Monday season scattering game, limiting pitchers had to victories by one run:i "I don't know hitless," Blacker no-hit games this season. "When you go going to throw know they're During the 1982i baseball season, for hitters to fill Eight players return 1 help them Blacker fielding shortstop, catchers, a strong and three Deviatin to slowly to accept much of the season. victories, originally said. Although the appointing, Blacker coach for program around. ARLINGTON'S Official state high school football Early practices will focus on condition- of school, September 9. Seventh and ~lrl~l practices begin August 24, leaving teams ing. Prospects will be broke down into eighth graders are eligible to participate, with three weeks to prepare for the groups to do stretching, calisthenties, Kavaney said. opening of the 1981 football season, agility exercises and sprints, then pros- Cross Country, volleyball and girls Arlington High School football Coach pacts take a five to 10 minute break before tennis begin August 26. Jim Kavaney will waste little practice doing it again, Kavaney said. Girls tennis time. local students interested in partiei- Bill Sharp will coordinate the defensive, Girls tennis turnouts begin August 26 *at Sfillag pating this season report for the first Dewey Doe coaches the receivers, Randy 9 a,m. at the newly resurfaced courts next Shoes - practice at 6:29 a.m. Monday, Aug. 24. Ayers is in charge of the defensive backs to the Arlington High School fieldhouse. Before students can workout on the high while Jeff Holloway and Steve Barker will Girls should have physical examinations school football practice field, they must work the linemen. Kavaney handles the completed before turning out. Call the Rough Time For Pitchers - The Arlington American Legion baseball team's have completed a physical examination, quarterbacks and runningbacks workouts, high school office for more information. strength this season was an outstanding pitching staff, according to Legion Coach according to Chuck Borberg, high school The high school's annual Blue and Gold George Blacker. However, many good pitching performances by the local hurlers athletic director. A specific number of game is scheduled September S. Theteam VALe0 & turned into defeats because of Arlington's season-long hitting problem. Arlington workouts are required before a player can divides into two teams and plays a finished the season with an 8-19 record. Above. Coach Blacker, center, confers with compete in regular season action. Persons scrimmage, Kavaney said. pitcher Dour Lenker (9)during action earlier this summer, missing practices because they failed to Before the Monday workout. Sunday. KLAMATH get a .physical. could miss early season Aug. 23, the senior football players meet Club captures final meet action. "Hopefully most of the players at Coach Doe's house at Lake Ki from 2 to that turnout are in good shape." Kavaney 5:30 p.m. Seniors are instructed to bring a 8 1 CLEAUNC[ said. Before prospects can be issued swim suit and towel. Must rtmkeroomfor uniforms August 20 and 21 at the high Arlington's opening game is September Arlington Boys' Club track competition thirds: Doug Reuwsaat took first place m school locker room in the fieldhouse, each I ! against Ferndale, here. The 1981 '82'S orriving soon ended Saturday as Arlington smashed the ball throw and second in the 440, and is required to run a mile in a specified schedule also includes Anacortes. Sept. second place Bellingham 150 to 95 in the Jim Mulallev won two third-place ribbons, tinge. Prospgcts failing to meet the time 18. there: Burlington, Sept. 25. here: ]4Ft. S899 final Boys' Club meet of the year. Eric Swanson, Kerry Hoeye. Tammy requirements are not in good enough Bellingham, Oct. 2. there: Stanwood, Oct. Klarnoth Entries from Wallingford scored 11 Forhes and Jason Jira captured second shape to begin practicing. Kavaney said. 16. here: Sedro Woolley, Oct. 23. there: Deluxe points, while Mercer Island and a lone spo~ i, the 440-relay. Backs and receivers must run the mile Mount Vernon, Oct. 30. here; and runner from Kirkland tallied six ainu five. Thirteen-year-old Wally Mulalley added in six minutes and 30 seconds, while Sehome. Nov. 6, here. respectively, two seconds and four third-place finishes interior linemen need an eight minute With most of the team's 1980 players Cam Wright led the way, winning all to close out the scoring for Arlington. Also time. Times will be taken between 7 and returning, a good season is expected. This events in the 13-year-old age group as competing were Tim Forbes and Rob 8 p.m. season's home schedule is predicted by Arlington placed first in 21 of 31 events. Mulalley. Earlier this year, 90 prospects signed up the school district to equal $10.000 in gate Nine-year-old Tail Swanson won five Arlington Boys' Club wishes to thank to turnout this August. but Kavaney receipts, according to budget figures. times and placed second once in q and the parents and volunteers for their help. doesn't expect all of them to show up. If Ninth grade football begins the first day old events while brother Eric cooperation and transportation throughout they do, the coaches will be pressed for lred three firsts and three seconds the season, uniforms. Kavaney said. " with the 11 and 12-year-olds. Arlington's eight-year-oldswereledby Watch for talking fish Jason Swanson, with a first in the 880,yard run and four second-place ribbons, while Larry Vandervate won the mile run and the ball throw. Bobby Forbes Fisheries researchers from the State Game Department or State Fisheries placed second in the ball throw and joined Game Department are asking southwest Department. efforts with Swanson, Vandervate and Washington anglers to be on the lookout Amber Jones to win the eight-year-old 440 for some special "talking" fish. The hea~! of the fish should he saved. relay. They may not be talking in a way that preferably in a freezer, and it can be Contributing points in the 11-12 age anglers wilt understand, but they have a turned in tq fish researchers or they will pick it up. Information needed from the group were Mike Bounds, with a first in lot to tell fish biologists! A coded, wire tag the mile run. second in the 440, and two embedded in the fish's head gives angler includes the timeand exact location valuable information needed by research- of the catch. Peterson named ers. The wire tag in the fish's head sets off a Anglers are being asked to cooperate in "'beeper" in a tag detector at the fish lab, The United States Achievement Aca- a "Creel census" now going on in which then the tag is removed and the special demy announced recently, Dave Paterson researchers quiz them about their catch, code is read under a microscope. The hits been named a United States National Or. if an angler lands a fish with a missing information will contribute to evaluating football, basketball and soccer award adipose fin. he should contact the State the effectiveness of fish planting pro- winner for 1981. grams and, as an end result, mean more Petersou was nominated by rite Arling- Skaterstops here fish in the angler's catch. ton High School ahtletic director Chuck Borberg and coaches Jim Kavaney, Bill A Mount Vernon roller skater will Gold medal Sharp and Roy Livermore. attempt to cross country skate from Mount The academy selects the USAA winners Vernon to Woodinville on Highway-9 Gary Niklason climaxed a month of upon the exclusive recommendation of the Saturday, Aug. 29. Olympic freestyle wrestling competition coaches, athletic director and the Official Dee Slaker is attempting the trip to Standards for Selection set forth by the raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy throughout the United States with a gold medal in Greco-Roman wrestling at the USAA, Peterson joins a select few Association. She will be asking people to outstanding young people nationwide so donate money on a per mile basis - pled~ge AAU National Junior Olympics at Wake Forest University campus in Winston honored by the academy, sheets are available at 7-Eleven Stories Salem, North Carolina August 8-9. The criteria for selection includes the along her route. Enroute to his win at the IS4-pound ~ing; athletic ability or musical ability, dependability, citizenship, leader- All 7.Eleven stores are sponsoring division, Niklason defeated two other ship, academics, enthusiasm, coach s Sinker. who is scheduled to start the National Sports Festival winners, Greg recommendation, pride in personal ap- journey at 7 a.m. in the Mount Ve~rnon DeLong of Ohio and Ken Hill of Tennes- 7-Eleven parking lot and end at 8 p.m. at see, pearance~ attitude and cooperative spirit the Woodinville 7.Eleven. In the finals he battled Hill to a 7-5 and responsibility. Intermediate stops are scheduled at the victory in a wrestling style which restricts Paterson will appear in the United Arlington. Lake Stevens. and Snohomish the use of the legs and features upper States Achievement Academy Official 7-Eleven stores, body throws exclusively. Yearbook published nationally. He is the son of George and Peggy Wilhelm. The grandparents are Earl and Audrey Mueller of Orfano. Idaho. TeaMs shoes*only THE MALIBU by Advanced K)Tthhee newly resurfaced tennis courts next s2995 ""' Arlington High School fieldhouse ~0~to usel have a soft synthetic material coating that Buy OII Mond~ e28" deep is easily damaged, ehdi~q The school district requests that only "Spa OR SINldlly. 7 Bicker Seats tennis shoes be worn on the surfaces. One parian wearing hard soled shoes has ah'eady stained the coating last week. HOME. IMPROVEMENT It's Driveway PROFESSIONALS i ReFm/r T/me/ Competjtive Prices Quality Workmoqship ABOITIONS GARAGES ~ BUILDINGS Jl~]r RUN ............. yd.'$4"$~1~ KIT~S e llATHIIOOMS ~ Q ROOfINO DELWERED SPAS ~ POOLS SAUNAS CRUmlO ~efam ~OCK, anyslze ..... yd.'P~m'~l Wl PItOVlDD ALL RLAI~ Im.MHS, AND iqm~BSiONAt ADVI~ DELIVERED $ YEAR WIITTIN WAlUlANTY i WISE'S TRUCKING Mon. thru Sat., s679 Volco Deluxe C & E MARl 5th & STATE MARYSVILLE Open Monday thru Friday 9 to PAYS YOU-514%. 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