Scott Frank

M-P soccer falls in State opener

The Marysville-Pilchuck Girls Soccer team was knocked out in the first round of the 3A State Tournament, Nov. 12, when they fell to Bishop Blanchet 2-1.


M-P faces Eastside Catholic in first round of State Playoffs

After routing Bishop Blanchet 48-21 on Nov. 9 in the 3A District Playoffs, the Marysville-Pilchuck Tomahawks head to the first round of the State Playoffs where they will face Eastside Catholic on Nov. 16, at M-P's Quil Ceda Stadium, beginning at 7 p.m.


Grace soccer succeeds on, off the field

The Grace Academy boys soccer team is already a state champion off the field, and is looking to accomplish a similar feat on the field.


M-P soccer scores another win on the pitch

The Marysville-Pilchuck girls soccer team took to the pitch Oct. 22 against Oak Harbor, and ran away with a 3-0 victory.

Grace Academy spikers down Highland Christian

The Grace Academy girls volleyball team took to the court Oct. 22, defeating Highland Christian 3-0 and raising their league-leading record to 10-1.

City looking to add spraypark to Comeford Park

The city of Marysville is hoping that, with the help of the community, it will be able to fund and build a spraypark that could be open by next summer.

Tomahawk spikers fall to Glacier Peak

The Marysville-Pilchuck Tomahawks girls volleyball team traveled to Glacier Peak on Tuesday, Oct. 15, and fell to the Grizzlies, 3-0.

Lakewood hosts Hole in the Wall Invite

Lakewood High School hosted the 30th edition of its hugely popular Hole in the Wall Invitational, Oct. 12.

Oak Harbor tops MG grapplers

The Marysville Getchell wrestling team hosted Oak Harbor on Thursday, Jan. 24, but fell to the league-leading Wildcats 50-29.

Marysville AAU teams claim championships | SLIDESHOW

Three teams from Marysville AAU Basketball captured their respective championships at the 2012 Wesco AAU Championship Tournament held March 2-4.

Making a difference with an idea and an email | EDITORIAL

Recently, as I was reading the news on the web I came across one of those articles that made me stop and say to myself, “What a great idea.”

Times, Globe change online commenting | EDITORIAL

The Arlington Times and The Marysville Globe have had a long-standing policy that all Letters to the Editor must be signed. But, at the same time, our online readers have been able to make anonymous comments to our stories posted on our websites.

Honoring those who died in service to our country | EDITORIAL

On May 30, during the annual commemoration of Memorial Day, communities across the country will be honoring military members who died in service to this great nation.

Lakewood girls golf claims conference title

The Lakewood High School girls golf team captured their first Cascade Conference Championship, May 9, when they won the league tournament by besting last year’s champions King’s by one stroke and scoring enough points to jump from third place in the league standings to first place.

M-P girls golf tees off on the competition

The Marysville-Pilchuck girls golf team continued its undefeated and league-leading record with a victory in the final league match, May 5, and are looking forward to the conference, districts and state championships.

M-P soccer falls to Arlington 2-0

By Scott Frank MARYSVILLE — The Marysville-Pilchuck boys soccer team failed to find the back of the net April 28 as they were shut out by the Arlington Eagles 2-0. Arlington got their first goal the 26th minute. “We didn’t play very well,” said manager Geoff Kittle. “After Arlington scored their first goal, we kind of panicked and struggled to control the ball.” Kittle said the Tommies played well in the first 20 minutes and had lots of opportunities but were unable to capitalize. Play for the Tommies didn’t improve in the second half according to Kittle. “In the second half, we really didn’t get many opportunities where we could finish,” he said. “We kind of got away from possessing the ball and we didn’t have too much pressure on the goal.” Arlington scored again in the 75th minute when M-P pushed almost all of its players into the box on a corner kick. “We were trying to find a way to get a goal and get back in the game,” said Kittle. “We had just one defender back, but it was worth taking the risk as we needed the goal.” Despite the loss to Arlington, M-P still has its sights set on becoming north league champions. “The Snohomish game (May 2) is a pretty big game for us because if we win that game we’ll be the north league champs” said Kittle. “So that’s going to be an important game for us.” A win over Snohomish would also mean the Tommies would host a semifinal match at Quil Ceda Stadium. “We were hoping that we didn’t have to rely on wining that march against Snohomish but since we’ve lost the last two matches, we’re going to have to dig down deep and find a way to pull that game out which we are capable of doing,” said Kittle. “I’m looking for our guys to find their confidence again. We’ve been shut out for three straight halves. We usually average 2-3 goals per game. “If our guys come out and play confident and we control the ball like we know we can, things should go our way.” Marysville’s next game will be at home, May 4, against Stanwood.

Marysville’s Easter egg hunt draws thousands

Thousands of people filled Jennings Memorial Park’s Rotary Ranch, April 23, as kids of all ages turned out to enjoy a rare day of sunshine and the city’s annual Easter egg hunt. “Although it’s still early, it looks like we could have 3,000 people here today,” said Jim Ballew, Parks and Recreation Director. “This is a wonderful turnout by members of this community.”

Lake Stevens pounds M-P on the diamond

The Lake Stevens Vikings pounded out eight runs in the first inning and never looked back as they went on to claim a 12-4 victory over the Marysville-Pilchuck Tomahawks on April 22.

M-P track falls to Oak Harbor, Arlington

The Marysville-Pilchuck track team traveled to Arlington on April 21 to face off against the Eagles and Oak Harbor in a three-way meet.

EDITORIAL | Businesses are critical to our communities, deserve our support

Sometimes it seems that the economic downturn will never end. Nary a day goes by that we don’t hear or see some message of just how bad things are — cuts to local school districts; cuts in city services, programs and staffing; another local business closing; more unemployed and more demand at local food banks are just some of the effects felt in our communities.