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(Look online under the ] Photo Reprints tab) ] in October! I Promo Code: NEWS09 I I (Look online under theI e:. FOR THE COMMUNITIES OF NORTH SNOHOMISH COUNTY :" ] Photo Reprints tab) ] 6 -:- The Arlington Times Wednesday, October 7, 2009 www.arlingtontimes.com l SP@RTSCAN Travis' Picks Sports Reporter Travis Sherer 360-659-1300 tsherer@marysvilleglobe.com Picks of the Week ' Arlington football Arlington football vs. Monroe Oct. 9, 7 p.m. Monroe High School After losing three con- secutive games, the Eagles get a chance to get back into the win column again this week against a 2-3 Monroe team that is in a similar funk. Which- ever team wins this, there will be a lot of celebrating and hope for the postseason. Each team is look- ing for its first Wesco victory and records indicate that these two are even more similar. Despite losing records, each has a win of more than 40 points indicat- ing a potential for big plays. This will likely be a hard fought game to the end, although, if Arlington can score the way it did against Glacier Peak, this could be over in three frames. Lakewood cross country Hole in the Wall Invitational Oct. 10, 9:30 a.m. Lakewood High School Lakewood senior Taylor Guske won this invita- tional just a year ago, besting his closest opponent by about a second by out-kicking him in the final 300 meters. With another year under his belt Guske and his team- mates, who finished third last year, will try to improve on last year's showing. Also, fresh off a No. 2 showing at the Tomahawk Twilight, the Arlington girls will look toward a top finish, but will have to face a Lake- wood team that was runner-up at the Hole in the Wall in 200& DaJler optimistic for rice before playing Marys- ville-Pilchuck. second half of season "We practice without by Travis Sherer a football and just try to tackle everybody," he Sports Reporter said. ARLINGTON -- In And the strategy anticipation of facing worked Oct. 2 against the such a talented running Tomahawks' multifaceted attack, Arlington coach ground attack for the first Greg Dafter implemented quarter-- but that's about a special method of prac- it as Marysville came away with a 42-13 victory, holes and keep all-world ville adjustment opened Dailer said. "We've got to That first quarter, how- fullback Austin Denton in the floodgates, clean some of that up, but ever, Dailerloaded the box check. A 7-7 first quarter "We didn't execute it looked good when we with eight players, hop- score showed the strategy very good and had some ing to fill the Marysville was working, butaMarys- problems on defense," EAGLES page 10 Photo courtesy RAVON PORTRAITS Sophomore Blake McPherson lets one fly just before getting hit against Marysville-Pilchuck. Arlington wideout Griffin Ginnis and Marysville defensive back Dane Widness to reach an Arlington pass. Photo courtesy RAVON PORTRAITS collide in the air while trying Shootout win earns Lakewood first by Travis Sherer recently, with a 7-1 overall Sports Reporter (6-1 CC) record and is off to its best start in nine LAKEWOOD -- Get- years. ring Lakewood's first win "Everything is just in school history against faster this year," said Lake- Cedarcrest should have wood keeper Miranda provided enough drama, Head. "We've got some but throwing in a dual strong defenders." shutout, overtime and As has been the case penalty kicks made the all season for the Cou- Oct. 1 match a program- gars, defense was the defining moment, name of the game Thurs- "This was just huge for day, as the hometown fans us," said Lakewood coach saw the Lakewood keeper Jeremiah Wohlgemuth. record her fifth shutout "They've pretty much thus far, and improve her handled us for the past six penalty kicks record to 2-1 years, since the new con- after making three key ference realignment." saves in overtime. For a program that In fact, she's getting wasn't able to score on so much experience with Cedarcrest for three of penalty kicks, it's becom- the first six years they've ing second'nature. been Cascade Confer- "I don't think it's got- ence rivals, Lakewood has ten any easier," Head taken giant leaps forward said. "But I was pretty in school history over Cedarcrest confident, especially after 10 minutes, two of which the other girl said she was resulted in shots and nervous because it was Cedarcrest saves. In all, her first time." Stott shot the ball seven Head set the tone at the times and was the driving first penalty kick with a force behind the a Lake- diving to her left, stopping wood attack that looked Red Wolves senior captain to keep the momentum Ashton Griffen's attempt, of scoring 14 goals in the Cedarcrest's keeper Kori previous two games. Butterfield made a stop "Our main focus has right after that, but Lake, been on defense,"Wohlge- wood wasn't stopped from muth said. "And I can't that point, making four of ask for a better job on our five kicks and besting its 'back line, which is made opponents two scores, up of two freshmen and a The ending shouldn't sophomore." take away the brilliant The Cougars finished play by the Cougars, who the first half of the season began the game with the in second place, behind intention of pressuring undefeated Archbishop the Red Wolves. Although Murphy. this strategy was without the desired result, for- ward Alisha Stott shined Contact Travis Sherer by manufacturing a trio at 360-659-1300 or of runs inside the opening tsherer@marysvilleglobe.com. TRAVIS SHERER Sports Reporter Lakewood junior midfielder Alisha Stott collides with Cedarcrest sophomore Katie Walsh to save pos- session. Maddie Chamberlin tries to settle a punt at midfield, amid Cedarcrest defenders. TRAVIS SHERER Sp0rtsRepo~er TRAVIS SHERER Sports Reporter Alisha Stott is off to the races, terattack in the first half of the Oct. seven shots. beginning a coun- 1 match. Stott had