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Arlington came up one game short of the Nebraska State Volleyball Championships on Saturday as the Eagles fell in three straight sets to the No. 1-rated Kearney Catholic in the Class C1-5 district final in Seward.
The Arlington High School football team kept its magical season alive with a narrow overtime victory over Omaha Concordia on Friday in the opening round of the Class C-1 playoffs Friday.
Garris Karr took his second carry of the game 60 yards to the house Friday night in Fort Calhoun, jolting through to the second level before breaking outside and turning on the burners.
Arlington scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth, erasing a 2-0 deficit to top DC West/Concordia in the regular season finale at home Monday night.
Arlington extended its volleyball winning streak to five matches on Saturday, sweeping their way to the Raymond Central Invitational championship, punctuated by a 2-0 win over Platteview, a team rated No. 10 in Class B that swept the Eagles in the season opener.
Four separate Arlington Eagles set personal bests and placed in the top 15 at the Raymond Central Invitational on Thursday, where the team consequently captured the runner-up plaque.
Execution was key for the Arlington football team Friday night as they marched their way to their sixth-straight win --- a 41-21 homecoming victory over DC West.
Arlington senior Mya Siffring fired a 95 at the par-60 Grandpa's Woods on a sunny and mildly windy Monday, good for 13th at the Elmwood-Murdock Invite, which was won by Elkhorn South's junior varsity squad.
Arlington continues to pick up steam as the volleyball season moves towards the final month of the schedule, winning three of four games since Saturday, including two over Class B teams.
Arlington got off on the right foot Saturday at the Nebraska Capitol Conference tournament in Valparaiso, scoring six runs in the first inning of a 6-2 win over Platteview.
Arlington played like a volleyball machine Thursday night, and a well-oiled one at that, sweeping Oakland-Craig and defending state tournament qualifier Guardian Angels Central Catholic in an assertive four sets.
Bennington won the Arlington Invitational by nearly 20 strokes over Bergan at Fremont Country Club Tuesday, where the host Eagles placed three golfers inside the top 20 and carded a team score of 496 to come in fifth in the eight-team field.
Arlington will take a 7-2 record into the meat of their schedule after winning two of three and taking third-place in Stanton on Saturday, with three potential matches against 2015 state qualifiers on the schedule in the next five days.
Defensive execution scored Arlington a 3-2 win over Centennial and offensive burst led to a 12-4 win against DC West in the third-place game of their own invitational Saturday.
Arlington was locked in a low-scoring slugfest at Pierce Friday night, their undefeated record on the line in a hostile environment that hasn't been friendly to visitors over the years.
Arlington senior Madisen Brester navigated through sub-par weather conditions at Omaha's Stone Creek Golf Course magnificently Tuesday morning, shooting the lowest 18-hole score in school history.
Arlington pounded out 30 hits, scored 22 runs and won two of three games on Saturday, taking third-place at the Cozad Invitational while boosting their record on the season to 7-6.
Arlington wasted no time with rival Archbishop Bergan Tuesday night in their home gym, sweeping the Knights in straight sets of 25-18, 25-21 and 25-12 to move to 4-1 on the season.
Catcher Bailey Andersen belted a three-run shot in the bottom of the first inning Thursday night, the junior's third home run in as many games, and Arlington never relented that lead in a 3-2 win over Wisner at home.
The rain held off long enough Tuesday afternoon for Fort Calhoun's Taya Skelton, the defending state champion in Class C, and Colton Folkers to win the Arlington cross country invitational.
After a challenging start to the 2016 season, the Arlington softball team looked like the team that garnered a preseason ranking Tuesday afternoon in Platteview, sweeping a triangular to improve to 4-5.
Arlington put in some work over the Labor Day weekend, responding from Thursday night's season-opening loss to Platteview by winning three straight games on Saturday to capture the Plattsmouth Invitational.
Platteview provided a serious opening-night challenge for the Arlington volleyball team, who performed well in stretches but not consistently enough in a 3-0 loss.
Arlington was within striking distance of Cass County Central for most of Thursday night's home game, but a late surge from the Crush doomed the Eagles in a 9-3 loss.
The Arlington girls golf team improved their mark at Indian Trails Country Club by 36 strokes from 2015, firing a 505 at the West Point-Beemer Invitational last week.
Arlington got off to a fast start in Ashland Tuesday night, taking a 3-0 lead over the Bluejays in the top of the first inning. From there, however, the Eagles' offense sputtered, scoring just two sixth-inning runs in a 6-5 loss.
Arlington's multi-faceted attack, one that did damage both on the ground and through the air, was too much to handle for West Point-Beemer in the season-opener for both schools Friday night.
Omaha Duchesne senior Ellie Helton knocked in three runs with a fourth-inning triple that landed just out of reach of a diving Maggie Schmidt near the wall in center field, helping the Cardinals to a 3-2 win over Arlington Thursday evening.
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The Arlington girls golf team shot low in the season-opening triangular at Stone Creek Golf Course in Omaha Tuesday, finishing second in a triangular with the hosts Bennington and Fremont Bergan.
By the end of 2015, Arlington, under the guidance of first-year head coach Brandon Mues, was one of the more complete volleyball teams in the state.
Coming off a 19-9 season that included a 10-0 start and top spot in the Class C rankings, and with one of the more experienced returning lineups in the state, the Arlington Eagles figure to be a player once again in the Nebraska Capitol Conference and district softball race.
Each time Arlington's offense trots out onto the field this fall, opposing defenses will be asking themselves one thing: Who's it going to be this time?