Arlington High School

Murdock Rutledge, Everett High alumni, looks down field to pass against George Fox Saturday afternoon in Tacoma on October 5, 2019. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Community roundup: Everett alum caps record career at UPS

Plus, a trio of locals are honored by their respective conferences and Edmonds volleyball reaches the final eight.

 

Arlington players run onto the field before a 3A state playoff game against Mt. Spokane on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, in Arlington. (Nick Patterson / The Herald)

Arlington football’s season ends with loss to Mt. Spokane

The Wildcats find the formula to solve the Eagles’ vaunted defense and win 38-24 in the 3A state tournament.

 

Marysville-Pilchuck's Dylan Carson is tackled by multiple Arlington players during the game on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021 in Arlington, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Dominant defense keys Arlington’s run to 3A state playoffs

The Eagles enter the state playoffs with a suffocating defense that allows just 7.6 points per game.

 

Glacier Peak's Konner Meyer, left, celebrates Glacier Peak's Caden Skibiel's interception and return for a touchdown Thursday evening at Pop Keeney Stadium in Bothell on September 16, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Glacier Peak's Konner Meyer, left, celebrates Glacier Peak's Caden Skibiel's interception and return for a touchdown Thursday evening at Pop Keeney Stadium in Bothell on September 16, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Stanwood's Olivia Rueckert, left to right, Mallory Duffy and Mischa Kessler celebrate a point against Arlington Thursday evening during the 3A District volleyball playoffs at Marysville-Pilchuck High School on November 11, 2021.            
(Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Stanwood volleyball tops Arlington again, clinches state berth

In another 5-set thriller between the rivals, the Spartans prevail in a tense district semifinal.

Stanwood's Olivia Rueckert, left to right, Mallory Duffy and Mischa Kessler celebrate a point against Arlington Thursday evening during the 3A District volleyball playoffs at Marysville-Pilchuck High School on November 11, 2021.            
(Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Max Gray of Arlington runs with the ball during a game with the Calanda Broncos. (Sergio Brunetti / Stockpix.it)

Arlington’s Gray sees world, lives dream in Swiss football league

Max Gray, a 2014 Arlington H.S. grad, has won 2 Swiss Bowls since joining the Calanda Broncos.

Max Gray of Arlington runs with the ball during a game with the Calanda Broncos. (Sergio Brunetti / Stockpix.it)
Arlington’s Brandon Moore (552), competes in the WIAA state 3A boys cross country tournament on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco, Wash. (TJ Mullinax/for The Herald)

Arlington’s Moore takes 2nd at 3A state cross country meet

The senior caps a stellar finish to his career with a medal; Snohomish’s Paige Gerrard places sixth.

Arlington’s Brandon Moore (552), competes in the WIAA state 3A boys cross country tournament on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco, Wash. (TJ Mullinax/for The Herald)
Arlington's Levi Younger escapes a tackle by Auburn Mountainview's Elijah January during the game on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021 in Arlington, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)P

Arlington rides defense to first state football berth since 2012

The Eagles get three takeaways and score a defensive TD in a 35-0 playoff win over Auburn Mountainview.

Arlington's Levi Younger escapes a tackle by Auburn Mountainview's Elijah January during the game on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021 in Arlington, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)P
Arlington's mens cross country finished first District 1 3A Championships at Lakewood High School in Arlington on October 30, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Arlington boys cross country found recipe for success

Over the past decade, the Eagles’ boys program has gone from doormat to perennial 3A state power.

Arlington's mens cross country finished first District 1 3A Championships at Lakewood High School in Arlington on October 30, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Arlington's Brandon Moore finishes first in Saturday afternoon during the 3A District 1 Cross Country Championships at Lakewood High School in Arlington on October 30, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Moore leads Arlington to district cross country title

Brandon Moore wins the 3A boys race, the Eagles win the team title and Snohomish’s Paige Gerrard wins the 3A girls crown.

Arlington's Brandon Moore finishes first in Saturday afternoon during the 3A District 1 Cross Country Championships at Lakewood High School in Arlington on October 30, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Stanwood's Baylor Hezel, left to right, Olivia Rueckert and Grace Henken celebrate a point against Arlington Thursday night at Stanwood High School on October 21, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Stanwood defeats rival Arlington in 5-set volleyball thriller

The Spartans win the back-and-forth match 3-2 and take the inside track on the Wesco 3A/2A league title.

Stanwood's Baylor Hezel, left to right, Olivia Rueckert and Grace Henken celebrate a point against Arlington Thursday night at Stanwood High School on October 21, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Arlington's Levi Younger reaches out for a pass during the game against Marysville-Pilchuck on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021 in Arlington, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Arlington stuns Marysville Pilchuck in Wesco 3A North showdown

The Eagles shut down 3A No. 3-ranked Marysville Pilchuck’s high-powered ground attack in a 28-14 win.

Arlington's Levi Younger reaches out for a pass during the game against Marysville-Pilchuck on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021 in Arlington, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
The boys elite division is off the races Saturday afternoon during the annual Hole in the Wall cross country meet at Lakewood High School in Arlington on October 9, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
The boys elite division is off the races Saturday afternoon during the annual Hole in the Wall cross country meet at Lakewood High School in Arlington on October 9, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Arlington's Chloe Fochesato, left, and Arlington's Emily Mekelburg celebrate a time out by Snohomish Wednesday night at Arlington High School on September 29, 2021. The Eagles won in straight sets. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Arlington sweeps Snohomish in Wesco 2A/3A volleyball clash

Emily Mekelburg and the talented Eagles improve to 6-0 in league play with the straight-sets win.

Arlington's Chloe Fochesato, left, and Arlington's Emily Mekelburg celebrate a time out by Snohomish Wednesday night at Arlington High School on September 29, 2021. The Eagles won in straight sets. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
The Arlington High School girls volleyball team won the Reach the Peak tournament at Glacier Peak High School on Sept. 25. (Arlington Volleyball)

Prep notebook: Arlington claims title at Reach the Peak tourney

Also, Everett girls hoops has a new coach, and Archbishop Murphy girls soccer is off to a roaring start.

The Arlington High School girls volleyball team won the Reach the Peak tournament at Glacier Peak High School on Sept. 25. (Arlington Volleyball)
Arlington's Trent Nobach scrambles against Stanwood Friday night at Stanwood High School on September 24, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Arlington tops Stanwood for 12th straight Stilly Cup win

The Eagles pull away in the second half and earn a 27-6 victory in the annual rivalry game.

Arlington's Trent Nobach scrambles against Stanwood Friday night at Stanwood High School on September 24, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Lake Stevens' Tom Tri celebrates with his team in the during a timeout Friday at Memorial Stadium in Seattle on September 17, 2021. The Vikings defeated the Irish, 20-3. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Lake Stevens' Tom Tri celebrates with his team in the during a timeout Friday at Memorial Stadium in Seattle on September 17, 2021. The Vikings defeated the Irish, 20-3. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Lake Stevens’ Drew Carter makes a catch past Monroe’s Trey Lane during the game on Friday, March 12, 2021 in Monroe, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Lake Stevens’ Drew Carter makes a catch past Monroe’s Trey Lane during the game on Friday, March 12, 2021 in Monroe, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Archbishop Murphy's Jojo Chiangpradit, (left) and Taylor Campbellat Archbishop Murphy, far right, celebrate  Cameron Bourne's goal and hat trick High School Tuesday night in Everett on September 14, 2021. The Wildcats won 6-1. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Archbishop Murphy's Jojo Chiangpradit, (left) and Taylor Campbellat Archbishop Murphy, far right, celebrate  Cameron Bourne's goal and hat trick High School Tuesday night in Everett on September 14, 2021. The Wildcats won 6-1. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Arlington's Levi Younger holds up two fingers as he runs the ball into the end zone for his second touchdown of the night during the game against Oak Harbor on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021 in Arlington, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Talented weapons lead Arlington to blowout win over Oak Harbor

Trent Nobach throws six TDs in the first half and Levi Younger scores three total TDs in a 54-0 win.

Arlington's Levi Younger holds up two fingers as he runs the ball into the end zone for his second touchdown of the night during the game against Oak Harbor on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021 in Arlington, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)