School doesn’t even start until Sept. 4, but that doesn’t mean high school sports won’t get started until then.
Practice started last week for football, and the rest of the fall sports got going Monday.
Lakewood’s football team has its Jamboree Friday, and their girls soccer team has its Jamboree Sept. 5.
As for returning standouts, Arlington looks to be stacked in cross country with eight returning All-Wesco performers.
Led by Dillon Kuk, who made All-Wesco as both a receiver and defensive back, M-P has three returning football standouts, as does Arlington. Both teams went 7-3 last year. MG and Lakewood both went 5-5.
M-P opens at Snohomish Sept. 6, while Arlington hosts Mariner and MG hosts Shorecrest.
Arlington’s girls soccer team returns three honored players. See below for other standout returnees.
Most of the big local football games don’t take place until October: with M-P at MG on the 11th, and at Arlington Oct. 25. MG is at Arlington Oct. 4.
The big cross country meets also aren’t until October: with the Twilight Invitational at Cedarcrest Golf Course on the 5th, Hole in the Wall at Lakewood on the 12th and the Wesco Championships also at Lakewood on the 26th.
In volleyball, M-P plays at Arlington Oct. 17 and hosts MG Oct. 22. MG hosts Arlington Oct. 30.
In girls soccer, M-P hosts Arlington Oct. 17 then plays at MG Oct. 22. MG plays at Arlington Oct. 29. See below for other close-to-home games and matches.
Returning All-Wesco performers
Arlington: Boys: Quincy Fankhauser, Vincent Loftis and Kobi Staring, all juniors; Chance Pearston, senior; and Aiden Emerson, soph. Girls: Anne Louise Fernandez, Maggie Delaney and Paige Nelson, all seniors.
Marysville Getchell: Girls: Jasmine Nguyen and Janae Parsons, both juniors.
Marysville-Pilchuck: Dillon Kuk, sr., receiver and defensive back; Jordan Justice, jr., linebacker; Lukas Ramos, sr., lineman; Edgar Martinez, jr., kicker.
Arlington: Chase Petersen, sr., receiver; William Shoemaker, jr., lineman; Quintin Yon-Wagner, soph., linebacker;
MG: Landyn Olson, jr., receiver; Cheron Smith, junior, linebacker;
Arlington: Forwards Jersey Heiss, jr. and Riley Christensen, sr. midfielder Jordan Bartlow, jr.
MG: Forward Kortney Crane, sr.
Arlington: Taras McCurdie, sr.; Ben Nichols, sr.
M-P: Aaron Kalab and Treven Southard, both seniors
Other top football returnees
Lakewood: Quarterback Jarred Taylor, receiver Brandt Starkey, linebacker Morgan Stacey and safety Jackson Schultz.
Arlington: Michael Tsoukalas, junior linebacker-receiver.
MG: Max White, senior linebacker, tight end
Football: Oak Harbor, Sept. 13; Stanwood, Oct. 4; at MG, Oct. 11; Ferndale, Oct. 18; at Arlington, Oct. 25.
Boys tennis: Oak Harbor, Sept. 13; Everett, Sept. 23; at Lakewood, Sept. 24; Stanwood, Sept. 25; MG, Sept. 30; at Arlington, Oct. 3; Meadowdale, Oct. 10; Monroe, Oct. 14; at MG, Oct. 15.
Cross Country: Oak Harbor, Shorewood, Sept. 11; at MG, Oct. 5; at Lakewood, Oct. 12; Wesco Championships at Lakewood, Oct. 26.
Volleyball: Lynnwood, Sept. 12; Archbishop Murphy, Sept. 19; Meadowdale, Sept. 30; Shorewood, Oct. 8; at Arlington, Oct. 17; MG, Oct. 22; Everett, Oct. 24; Snohomish, Oct. 28.
Girls swim: Monroe, Sept. 24; Shorewood, Oct. 3; Oak Harbor, Oct. 10; Lake Stevens, Oct. 17; Snohomish, Oct. 22; Stanwood, Oct. 24. Girls soccer: Mariner, Sept. 14; Edmonds-Woodway, Sept. 17; Shorecrest, Sept. 24; Mountlake Terrace, Sept. 26; Cedarcrest, Oct. 3; Oak Harbor, Oct. 15; Arlington, Oct. 17; at MG, Oct. 22; Stanwood, Oct. 29.
Football: Shorecrest, Sept. 6; Ferndale, Sept. 20; Squalicum, Sept. 27; at Arlington, Oct. 4; M-P, Oct. 11; Shorewood, Oct. 25.
Boys tennis: Stanwood, Sept. 19; Lynnwood Sept. 24; at Arlington, Sept. 25; Snohomish, Sept. 26; at M-P, Sept. 30; Oak Harbor, Oct. 2; Monroe, Oct. 10; M-P, Oct. 15.
Cross Country: at Arlington, Sept. 11; MLT, Mount Vernon, Sept. 19; Twilight Invitational, Oct. 5; Wesco Championships at Lakewood, Oct. 26.
Volleyball: Meadowdale, Sept. 17; Shorewood, Sept. 24; Lynnwood, Sept. 26; ABM, Oct. 3; Snohomish, Oct. 15; Stanwood, Oct. 17; at M-P, Oct. 22; Arlington, Oct. 30.
Girls swim: Same as M-P
Girls soccer: Bellingham, Sept. 10; MLT, Sept. 12; Cedarcrest, Sept. 19; Oak Harbor, Sept. 28; E-W, Oct. 1; Shorecrest, Oct. 8; Everett, Oct. 10; M-P, Oct. 22; at Arlington, Oct. 29.
Football: Mariner, Sept. 6; Squalicum, Sept. 13; MG, Oct. 4; M-P, Oct. 25. Boys tennis: Lake Stevens, Sept. 11; Everett, Sept. 12; Glacier Peak, Sept. 16; MG, Sept. 25; Snohomish, Sept. 30; M-P, Oct. 3; Shorecrest, Oct. 7; Stanwood, Oct. 9. Cross Country: Six-team meet, Sept. 11; at MG, Oct. 5; at Lakewood, Oct. 12; Wesco Championships at Lakewood, Oct. 26.
Volleyball: Shorecrest, Sept. 17; Lynnwood, Sept. 19; ABM, Sept. 26; Everett, Oct. 15; M-P, Oct. 17; Oak Harbor, Oct. 24; at MG, Oct. 30; Meadowdale, Nov. 5.
Girls soccer: Mount Vernon, Sept. 10; Cedarcrest, Sept. 12; E-W, Sept. 24; Shorewood, Oct. 1; MLT, Oct. 3; Snohomish, Oct. 10; at M-P, Oct. 17; Stanwood, Oct. 22; MG, Oct. 29.
Football: Jamboree, Aug. 30; Kings, Sept. 6; Bellingham, Sept. 13; Sedro-Woolley, Sept. 27; ABM, Oct. 11.
Boys tennis: Bellingham, Sept. 12; Sehome, Sept. 16; Mariner, Sept. 17; Burlington-Edison, Sept. 18; M-P, Sept. 24; Lynden, Sept. 27; S-W, Sept. 30; Anacortes, Oct. 2, Squalicum, Oct. 14.
Cross Country: Four-team meet, Sept. 18; at MG, Oct. 5; Hole in the Wall, Oct. 12; Volleyball: Mount Vernon Christian, Sept. 16; La Conner, Sept. 17; Bellingham, Sept. 19; Squalicum, Sept. 26; Blaine, Oct. 3; Sehome, Oct. 10; Mount Baker, Oct. 17, Lynden Christian, Oct. 24. Girls soccer: Jamboree, Sept. 5; Mariner, Sept. 10; Granite Falls, Sept. 14; Bellingham, Sept. 19; Squalicum, Sept. 26; Blaine, Oct. 3; Sehome, Oct. 9; Mount Baker, Oct. 17; Lynden Christian, Oct. 24.