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10 ":" The Arlington Times SPORTS www.arlingtontimes.com EAGLES Continued from page 6 { executed." After a Tomahawks' score in the first, Eagles' quarterback Andy Smith found wideout Conner Varnell in the endzone to tie the score. But that didn't last long. Marys- ville scored 35 unan- swered points as M-P coach Brandon Carson switched his attack from up the middle to in the flat and backs were able to get to the outside with disastrous results, scor- ing touchdowns of 45, 60 and 43 yards. At halftime, Marysville owned a 28-7 advantage. The Tomahawks contin- ued their assault, as Den- ton gained 109 of his 223 total rushing yards in the third quarter. The loss drops Arling- ton to 1-4, but Dailer has reasons to be optimistic about the second half of the season. "I think we have a favorable second-half schedule." he said. 'Tm excited to see our guys improve over these first five games and see what we can build on." More specifically, he noted some players who could make a difference in the second half. "It was really nice to see Brandon (Pierce) make some solid catches in situations that we needed a big play," Dailer said. "Also, we use three dif- ferent quarterbacks, but I really liked what I saw out of McPherson, the sopho- more. Late in the game, he really connected on some of his throws." The Eagles scored their second touchdown late in the fourth quarter on a 2-yard pass from McPher- son to Smith in the right side of the endzone. Arlington travels to Monroe Oct 9. Contact Travis Sherer at 360-659-1300 or [sherer@marysvilleglobe.com. Photo courtesy RAVON PORTRAITS Senior defensive back Jake Parduhn brings down Marysville halfback AJ Kvangnes. iris cross finish by Travis Sherer Sports Reporter MARYSVILLE -- The Arlington high school cross country team had a lot to celebrate in the darkness of the Toma- hawk Twilight Invitational Oct. 3 at Cedarcrest Golf Course. The gifts team is mak- ing long strides to becom- ing a state contender, as they finished second in a field of 22 teams, with a 142 score. "That was the best girls performance I've ever seen." said Eagles coach Mike Shierk. "They are really buying into this running as a pack men- tality. They were really excited and focused for this and they nailed it." Arlington's top six runners finished with in 18 seconds of each other. starting with Teresa Wadey's 19th-place showing of 19:43.46 and continuing with Kristin Wreggelsworth 24th- place showing of 19:57.98. The next three runners of Katie Anderson, Ynki Dorff and Bryan Prause finished 31. 42 and 47 respectively. "Teresa has been run- ning great this year and I'm really excited about Katie. She beat a lot of top-ranked runners." Shirk thinks of this race as a mark of the season for his girls to improve upon and celebrate. "We're at the point now where we are thinking, 'We can do this,'" he said. "We can get to the next level being the state meet." For the Arlington boys, James Clark ran the 3.1-mile race in a blister- ing 16:25.96 to set a new school record by three seconds. "He was flying -- he's an animal," Shierk said. "Dylan Hopper from Cas- cade sprinted out there and James, being the frontrunner that he is, basically ran out there with him." As a team, the boys finished 10th. with a 287 mark. Following Clark for Arlington was Justin Goheen, who finished 48th with a time of 17:35.01. The winners for the boys and girls races were Dylan Hopper (Cascade) at 15:46.37 and Maddie Meyers (Northwest) at 18:19.39 while Inglemoor had 101 points and won the boys team and the Eastlake girls were top on the board with 57. TRAVIS SHERER Sports Reporter Granite Falls runs out the clock to 20-13 victory by Travis Sherer Sports Reporter GRANITE FALLS Turnovers was the name of the game for the Cou- gars on Oct. 2. In the 20-13 loss. Lake- wood turned the ball over on downs three times inside the Granite Falls' 30-yard line, including their last drive of the game where they were stopped on the goal line. "It was a really tough loss to take," said Lake- wood coach Dan Teeter. "When you're that close, it's painful. We really thought we deserved to win. but it came down to finishing drives." Also fumbling once and throwing an interception, Stretch your dollar One ad in our "2X2 Special" will put your ad in front of two million readers in Washington state. That amounts to 2.000 readers for as little as one dollar. With that many potential customers, can you afford not to advertise? IMPACT AD SPECIAL SOUND PUBLISHINGJNC Learn how it works, call 360.659.1300 HIGH-SPEED INTERNET IS HERE! DITCH YOUR DIAL-UP AND START ENJOYING THE INTERNET AGAIN. STARTING AT ONLY FOR THE FIRST 12 MONTHS ~::i WILDBLUE Hi~,h-speed lnrerner_ Out of the blue.. 877-806-0640 www.wildblue.com Also available from your Iota[ retailer. 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Quarterback Justin Lane was part of both Cougar touchdowns after, running in for a 2-yard score in the sec- ond quarter, and finding wideout Trent Melhart in the third quarter for a 9-yard TD. Defensively, Teeter was cautiously happy with his squad's performance, but feels it needs to do better to win against next week's opponent, Archbishop Murphy. "Twenty points (allowed) is an improve- ment over the last few weeks, but we were still taking a few wrong angles at the point of contact and Over 200 or Flu Shots Now Availoble at the Pharmacy Ask Pharmacy for details Arlington singles player No. 3 Marty Thordarsol~l :.,, backhands a return from Marysville's C.J. Nearman his way to a 6-1, 6-0 victory. by Travis Sherer a tie with M-P for third f Sports Reporter place. , :~{, "We re having a good (~!~ ARLINGTON year so far and to see ~i',:i';,, Arlington tennis coachthese guys pull out a win i~;~ Shawn Cunninghamcould like this is another step hardlywait for the Sept. 30 forward," Cunningham rematch with Marysville- said. Pilchuck to end. Overall, Wednesday' i : In fact, with Wesco match was playing out postseas0n implications quite similar to that of hanging in the balance, Sept. 9. where the Eagles both Cunningham and his jumped out to a 3-0 lead, ; counterpart, Marysville- but the result was a 3-4 Pitchuck coach Robertdefeat. Cunningham wit- < Sherry, paced on oppo- nessed his boys win apair .. ' site sides of the Arlington of singles and a doubles ! chain link fence that sur- match early, but Marya~ i -i rounded the third doubles ville evened the score with pairing between Arling- a couple of late surges. Contact Travis Sherer ton s BrentThompson and We were able to get .} at 360-659-1300 or Mat,t Peifflel and Marys- some wins early" and hold tsherer@marysvilleglobe.com, villes and Sam Josephsen on. Our singles players !'!., and Jared Randall. With a are really playing the 3-3 tie overall thus far. the his they are capable of. - match came down to the Also winning for 2 -?[i remaining foursome. Eagles was No. 2 singles "This is big for us," player Austin Taylor, wh~ :~. Cunningham said, "It defeated Shane Price 6-1, - ;, means the difference 6-0, and Marty Thord: .' between being right at the arson won against Cj ' wrapping uptoo high to losttP ofthein theleagUe'middle."r being Newman, 6-1, 6-2.. Arlin i tons other wm was No, miss tackles, he said.At more than one 3 doubles team Josiah :/: Teeter praised his point, the Arlington Aylesworth and David offensive line, saying the crowd thought the match Taft-Farren, who orches- whole group had its best was over and drew large trated a comeback to ' - game allseason, cheers and fist pumps, defeat Andrew Vander! : ,. "Usually we run to the only to watch play con- Stoep and Chris Rasmus left side, which is stron- tinue and a feeling that sen 6-3, 7-5. ~:'-:', : ger, but we were able to closing out this win wasn't "It was nice to see ~i~, ! run on both sides getting going to happen before those guys fight back arid " ~ -~ the sunset. decent gains," he said. Lane finished the game 14-for-22 with 164 yards for the Cougars, who drop to 2-3 overall. Contact Travis Sherer at 360-659-I 300 or tsherer@marysvilleglobe.com. 90-day supply Arlington - QuilCeda - Cumulus Park - Prime~are CV Your Personal ServT ce ww .arlingtonpharmac y.com Marysville 9528 State Ave. Quil Ceda 360-653-4857 Smokey Point 16410 Smokey Point Blvd. Cumulus Park 360-653-2500 grlington 540 N. West Ave. Stillaguamish Square 360-435-5771 To add to the drama, a scoring mistake left the two pairings needing to replay a tie-breaker. But in the end. Thompson and Peiffle limited mistakes and won 6-2, 6-7 (7-3), catapulting Arlington to a 4-3 win, a 6-4 record and win like that. Being down 5-2 in the second set is not something that can be easily overcome. ~;-,, .~ Contact Travis Sherer " -~ at 360-659-1300 or- ~, 'i/~!~, tsherer@rnarysvilleglobe.ca~ i, ~ TRAVIS SHERER Sports Reporter /~ Top Arlington singles player Ari Fernando attempts =, ~ ~" :" } a drop shot close to the net. ~