Spring Sports Recap

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Spring Sports Recap

Junior, Nate Metcalf, chipping onto the green at Glen Eagle Golf Course during a home match.

Junior, Nate Metcalf, chipping onto the green at Glen Eagle Golf Course during a home match.

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Junior, Nate Metcalf, chipping onto the green at Glen Eagle Golf Course during a home match.

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Junior, Nate Metcalf, chipping onto the green at Glen Eagle Golf Course during a home match.

C. Hutchens

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With spring sports coming to an end and playoffs in full swing, the teams and athletes from Arlington High School have been strong competitors for others in our league, district, and state. This year, both girls’ golf were the league champions. The girls’ golf team also managed to become district champions as well. Not to mention, the 2018-19 girls’ team is the very first girls’ golf team in Arlington High School history to win the district championships. Emily Christmas, a senior, team captain, and four-year golfer, said she “could not be more proud of a team. After all the season’s ups and downs, girls’ golf is state-bound.”

Because the team won their district championships, the entirety of the girls’ varsity golf team had the opportunity to compete at the state golf meet in Lacey on May 21-22 and placed 8th in team scores. The boys’ golf team wasn’t able to qualify everyone for state, but did in fact get 3rd place in their league tournament. However, junior golfer, Alex Coghill, qualified for state individually, with freshman Trent Nobach as his alternate. Coghill played a solid 36 holes in Olympia, where the boys’ state golf meet was held, but unfortunately was not able to place.

Boys’ soccer ended in 11th place in leagues, their overall record being 6-11 and 2 ties. “The end of our season we kinda picked it up at the end of the season, but not all the way. I think next year the coaching will be even better next year, but I know they’re losing a lot of seniors. I think they’ll be able to pull through,” said senior Kayl Allen, when asked about the end of the team’s season and leaving the team this year.

Boys’ baseball had an undefeated record of 20-0 during their regular season, making a name for themselves as yet another team of league champions at Arlington. Overall, their record was 23-2, their only losses during the postseason. Most of the boys on the team had been playing baseball with one another “since [they] were 10 years old,” said Owen Bishop, a junior center fielder and pitcher. “That definitely helped with the cohesion of the team and how well we did throughout the season.”

Girls’ softball held strong, securing 7th place in leagues this season, with an overall record of 11-11 after losing their last game at districts. Junior shortstop, Tia Langley, said their season was more or less average, but better than last season “because [they] beat Getchell!” Since there are only two seniors on the varsity team this year, they’re looking to improve the players they already have so they can start next season strong. Madisyn Estes, a junior second and third baseman, said, “We’re really hoping to be able to make it to state next year. Everyone’s very excited for next season.”

The track team had an impressive record, boys being league champions with an overall record of 7-1 and girls holding 2nd place in leagues with an overall record of 7-1 as well. While neither team is going to state, the boys are sending 11 people to state and the girls are sending 8 for their personal state-qualifying records. First-year track athlete, Bryce Petersen, a junior, is going to the state track meet for high jump. He said, “Everyone at state is pretty darn good, so we’re just looking to PR [set a personal record]. I wish I’d done track earlier than this year. I probably could be better than I am now.”

Among the others going to state is junior, Anne Fernandez, who will be competing in the 3200 meter race. She also stated that she doesn’t think that winning first place is within her capabilities this year, so her main goal right now is to at least place well enough to stand on the podium. As the only long-distance runner that qualified for state, Anne said, “it gives me more motivation to do well, so other girls can see that they can do it too.”

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