Lauren Salcedo

Marysville resident Matthea Balcago

Marysville girl benefits from school for hearing impaired children

Marysville’s Matthea Balcago is considered profoundly deaf. She cannot hear at all. As an elementary student in the Ferndale School District, Balcago was struggling to learn — not because she wasn’t capable, but because there weren’t enough resources in the school to adequately educate a deaf child.

 

Pastor Terry Kyllo

Marysville church blesses the animals

“May God bless you and your human,” was the phrase of the day on Sunday, Oct. 6, as St. Philip’s Episcopal Church hosted a Blessing of the Animals at their church in Marysville and at Jones & Co. Pets on State Avenue.

 

Marysville-Pilchuck senior Megan Nelson digs the ball during the Tuesday

Tomahawks fall to Meadowdale, 3-0

The Tomahawks’ volleyball team hosted the Meadowdale Mavericks on Tuesday, Oct. 8, and lost 3-0 to the fellow Wesco 3A South team.

 

Marysville-Pilchuck swimmer Serena Corbett competes in the 200-meter individual medley relay on Thursday

M-P, MG swim hosts Snohomish, GP and Monroe

The Marysville-Pilchuck and Marysville Getchell high school swim teams hosted Snohomish, Glacier Peak and Monroe on Thursday, Oct. 10, and managed to break some personal records along the way

Marysville-Pilchuck swimmer Serena Corbett competes in the 200-meter individual medley relay on Thursday
Jen Uhler poses after her battle with breast cancer. She is currently cancer-free.

Uhler uses cancer diagnosis to help other women

According to the National Cancer Institute, one in eight women born today will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month — a time when women are encouraged to take charge of their health and complete self breast exams for early detection. Marysville’s Jen Uhler knows from personal experience why early detection is so important.

Jen Uhler poses after her battle with breast cancer. She is currently cancer-free.
M-P’s Mackinzie Nolte speeds to take possession of the ball during the Oct. 1 rivalry game at Marysville Getchell.

Tommies top Chargers, 2-1 in overtime | SLIDESHOW

The Tomahawks snuck past the Chargers in a Tuesday, Oct. 1, girls soccer game at Marysville Getchell, in a 2-1 crosstown rivalry win.

M-P’s Mackinzie Nolte speeds to take possession of the ball during the Oct. 1 rivalry game at Marysville Getchell.
Fourteen Lakewood runners pose with coaches and alumni at the 40th Stanford Invitational.

Cougars shine at Stanford Invitational

Some of the best Lakewood cross country runners took a trip to California last weekend for the 40th Stanford Invitational on Sept. 28, and not only did the team make it into the top three at the meet, but they also broke school records in the process.

Fourteen Lakewood runners pose with coaches and alumni at the 40th Stanford Invitational.
Tulalip Heritage’s Paris Verda serves during a match at Grace Academy on Friday

Grace Academy sweeps Tulalip Heritage, 3-0

Grace Academy proved to be a tough opponent for Tulalip Heritage volleyball on Friday, Sept. 20, when the Eagles topped the Hawks in a 3-0 match.

Tulalip Heritage’s Paris Verda serves during a match at Grace Academy on Friday
M-P’s Owin Ell competes against Lake Stevens’ No. 1 singles player during the Thursday

Tomahawks fall to Lake Stevens, 7-0 | SLIDESHOW

The Vikings topped the Tomahawks in Marysville-Pilchuck’s fifth match of the season on Thursday, Sept. 19.

M-P’s Owin Ell competes against Lake Stevens’ No. 1 singles player during the Thursday
Larissa Block digs the ball during the Sept. 19 match.

Cougars remain undefeated | SLIDESHOW

The Lady Cougars had two Cascade Conference victories early in the season and remained undefeated after sweeping Granite Falls at home on Thursday, Sept. 19, 3-0.

Larissa Block digs the ball during the Sept. 19 match.
Volunteer Heather Hopingardner mows overgrown grass at the All-Breed Equine Rez-Q for United Way of Snohomish County’s annual Day of Caring.

Hundreds turn out for Days of Caring

More than 800 volunteers spent their weekends painting fences, cleaning schools, picking up litter and more as part of United Way of Snohomish County’s 20th annual Days of Caring efforts on Sept. 13 and Sept. 14.

Volunteer Heather Hopingardner mows overgrown grass at the All-Breed Equine Rez-Q for United Way of Snohomish County’s annual Day of Caring.
Mike Carr posts the sign for Doleshel Park

Work continues at Doleshel Park

Dozens of Marysville volunteers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints descended upon the property formerly known as the Doleshel Tree Farm on 67th Avenue in Marysville on Saturday, Sept. 14, for service working to turn the former tree farm into a city park.

Mike Carr posts the sign for Doleshel Park
Brayden Puno

Touch a Truck provides fun for kids of all ages

The hills were alive with the sounds of honking horns and children laughing as thousands put on construction vests and hard hats to climb aboard the dozens of trucks and vehicles at the city of Marysville’s annual Touch a Truck event on Saturday, Sept. 14.

Brayden Puno
Marysville Getchell’s Wil Owens rushes past a host of Knights during the Friday

Chargers fall to Knights, 49-7

Friday the 13th lived up to its unlucky reputation for the Marysville Getchell Chargers, who fell victim to a number of mistakes that helped lead the Kamiak Knights to a 49-7 victory.

Marysville Getchell’s Wil Owens rushes past a host of Knights during the Friday
Tomahawks’ midfielders attempt to sweep the ball from Archbishop Murphy in the Thursday

Wildcats top Tomahawks in 3-1 victory

The entire roster of varsity Tomahawks had a chance to show their skills in the Thursday, Sept. 12, nonleague match against Archbishop Murphy, but a few defensive woes held them to a 3-1 loss against the Wildcats, coached by M-P head coach Paul Bartley’s brother, Michael Bartley.

Tomahawks’ midfielders attempt to sweep the ball from Archbishop Murphy in the Thursday
Sophomore Alex Pimentel

M-P and MG prep for swim, dive season

The pool at Marysville-Pilchuck is packed with swimmers and divers from both Marysville Getchell and M-P for start-of-the-season training, and the athletes are looking to bring a new level of skill to the program.

Sophomore Alex Pimentel
Marysville’s Vonna Posey rows at sunset on Lake Stevens as a member of the local North Cascades Crew.

Marysville’s Posey rows on North Cascades Crew

With school starting and football season kicking off, it’s time to return to fall sports — but it’s not just students who are getting back in the game. Lifetime Marysville resident Vonna Posey is working on her skills as a rower with the North Cascades Crew.

Marysville’s Vonna Posey rows at sunset on Lake Stevens as a member of the local North Cascades Crew.
Marysville-Pilchuck head soccer coach Paul Bartley

Tomahawks train hard for soccer season | SLIDESHOW

The Marysville-Pilchuck Tomahawks are gearing up for the soccer season, and with 14 returning varsity players they are more prepared than ever for a successful year.

Marysville-Pilchuck head soccer coach Paul Bartley

Cougars return to the court better than ever | SLIDESHOW

The Lady Cougars are returning to the court for their first week of volleyball practice, and even in a non-competitive practice match they are focused, skilled and working together to communicate for what they hope will be a successful season.

Marysville Getchell’s Mekalani Echevarria prepares to serve during practice on Wednesday

Chargers volleyball — set for success

The Lady Chargers volleyball team has been improving every year since they began in 2011. As their third season of varsity volleyball, the Chargers are determined to make 2013 their year for success.

Marysville Getchell’s Mekalani Echevarria prepares to serve during practice on Wednesday