School spotlight: Marysville-Pilchuck High School

Location/district: Marysville

Mascot: Tomahawks

Colors: Red, white and gold

League/class: WesCo North Division/4A

Enrollment: 2,843 (grades 10-12, plus half of district ninth-graders)

Biggest rival: Snohomish

Last state championship: 1998 (girls cross country)

Opened: 1907 (current high school opened in 1970)

Notable alumni: Larry Christenson, four-time All-Star pitcher for Philadelphia Phillies; Shane Pahukoa, safety for 1991 Washington Huskies national-championship team and NFL's New Orleans Saints; Jeff Pahukoa, offensive lineman for UW and NFL's Rams; Dave Stachelski, tight end for Boise State and NFL's Saints; Jim Mills, lineman for Idaho and NFL's San Diego Chargers; Larry Stayner, tight end at Boise State and Seahawks, now intern orthopedic surgeon for L.A. Lakers; Tammy (Boggs) Crawford, longtime crew coach at WSU.

Bet you didn't know: One of two schools in the country completely wired for TV production, MPHS has a nationally renowned video-production department headed by Dick Walsh with its own production truck. Next year, it will televise all home basketball games on local access. ... Has the most students of any school in the state, but is behind South Kitsap for three grades.

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— Gregg Glass