Crossfire Select BU-13 win Mt Hood Nike Challenge Gold topflight Championship

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The Crossfire Select BU-13 O’Melia team, made up of players from Woodinville, Sammamish, Redmond and Kirkland, won the Mt Hood Nike Challenge Gold topflight Championship, defeating Portland FC B02, 2-0 in the title game. The first goal came from Garret Price, and Braden Hoare scored the final goal off a set piece from 30 yards out.

IMG 2515Pictured top row from left: Luca Andonian, Braden Young, Braden Hoare, Nicholas Hansen, Mason Mueller, Beau Hastings, Brett Seutter, Mason Garza, Kristof Deme, Sebastian Kolde. Bottom row from left: Jeremy Salmeron, Nicolas Guinasso, Aanyk Mann, Garrett Price, Brooks Frankel. The team is coached by Barry O’Melia with assistant coaches Raj Mann, Brian Mueller and Tim O’Melia. (Photo courtesy of Del Kolde)

Applause: Week of 9/7/15

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Dean’s List

The following local students have earned the dean’s award for academic excellence at Colgate University:
Nathan Straus, Bothell
Sofia Estay, Woodinville

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Applause: Week of 8/17/15

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Wheaton College student Jenise Clark of Mill Creek was named to the dean’s list for the spring 2015 semester.


Chad Thomas received a $2,000 Charles W. Harrison Scholarship from the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture at Washington State University. This award is given to full-time students taking engineering-track courses leading to a bachelor of science in engineering or computer science. Thomas graduated from Woodinville High School in 2012.

Applause: Week of 8/10/15

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Tanner Scholten of Snohomish and Emily Furnish of Woodinville were awarded degrees from Whitworth University in Spokane.

Chandra Jacquez, a native of Mill Creek, received a CER-Diagnostic Medical Sonography degree from the University of Iowa at the close of the spring 2015 semester.


Chandler Olson, rising junior at Yale University and graduate of WHS Class of 2013, has recently returned from an internship in Thessaloniki, Greece with the internationally recognized youth organization AIESEC. For one month Chandler worked alongside a global team of interns as the head of social media relations for a local NGO.

Applause: Week of 8/3/15

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The Elite Diamonds Girls Fastpitch 12u Team, based out of Rijo Athletics in Woodinville, had a great weekend competing in the NSA Western World Series Tournament held in Snohomish County.

The team finished second in the B Division and just concluded a very successful season winning first place in USSSA State, fourth place in NSA State and second place in this tournament.

IMG 0288From left to right: Top row: Coaches Kylie Sparks, Ryan Ellis, Mike Pluschke, Adam Eaton. Middle row: Makenzie Burke, Camille Eaton, Kaitlynn Bridgewater, Emma Jacobs, Elliotte Wood, Jordan McCannon, Lily Zwiefel. Front: Payton Pluschke, Penny Walker, Reagan Ellis, Jaclyn Huntzinger. (Courtesy photo)