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Arlington girls prepare for season


November 22, 2017 | View PDF

Andrew Hines

Peyton Brown looks to split Mackenzie Fischer, left, and Maciee Delaney, right, during trap drills at Arlington High School on Nov. 15.

With the fall sports season ending, the high school girls basketball season is just beginning and the Arlington Eagles are getting ready for the challenge.

Last season the Eagles had their postseason run cut short as they lost their first two games in the District Playoffs to the Lynnwood Royals and the Shorecrest Scots. They finished the season with a league record of 5-7 and an overall record of 6-16.

Over the offseason Arlington lost four seniors to graduation and currently have four seniors on their roster this season.

"We just want to improve over last season. We lost nine seniors from our state team the year before, so we knew last season would be rough. Right now we're looking to get back to that level and competing with the top teams in our league," said Arlington Head Coach Joe Marsh.

The small senior group is led by the Eagles' star point guard Peyton Brown. Brown has been a four-year varsity athlete for Arlington and comes into this season regarded as one of the best guards in the league.

Andrew Hines

Hannah Carlson finds an open teammate on the wing and makes the quick pass during drills at Arlington High School on Nov. 15.

"I always feel good when the ball is in Brown's hands and every time she shoots it I think it's going in, so that is a great luxury to have. She's been through it all and there is nothing that can be thrown at her that she isn't ready for," said Coach Marsh.

The other seniors on the squad include Hannah Carlson, Maciee Delaney and Kelsey Mellick. They all return from last season's varsity squad and hope to help push for postseason success this year.

Another key part of the Eagles roster returns this year, as sophomore Sierra Scheppele has had incredible improvement over the offseason. As a freshman last year she earned a big share of varsity minutes and looks to take that experience and use it this season as a perimeter threat.

If you want to come out and support the Eagles they will be playing their first home game against the Woodinville Falcons on Monday, Nov. 27, at 7:15 p.m.


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