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Warren Moon: ‘This Seahawks team hasn’t yet reached its prime’

  • Written by Derek Johnson

It’s an anguish that never fully goes away. The Seahawks were one yard away from winning the Super Bowl last January against the New England Patriots. Why didn’t they give the ball to Marshawn Lynch? It’s a mystery for the ages.

Warren Moon can relate, though on a different scale. Despite a Hall of Fame career as one of the greatest QBs in NFL history, he never made it to the Super Bowl. As a member of the Houston Oilers in 1993, he was devastatingly close in the AFC Championship Game.  

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WHS Girls Soccer: Lady Falcons looking to reach next level

  • Written by Derek Johnson

As the Woodinville Falcons walked off the wind-swept field last October, deep sadness permeated their faces. Their season had just ended. An excruciating 2-1 loss to Issaquah on the road — just one step from earning a berth to State.

But instead they were going home.    

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WHS Football: Ex-Falcon Dillard loving life at WSU

  • Written by Derek Johnson

This past spring, Woodinville assistant coach Mike Monan was a conflicted soul. He and the Woodinville football staff went to Pullman for a coaches clinic. Monan, who once played for the Washington Huskies, got a chance to see his former player Andre Dillard, who now plays left tackle for the Washington State Cougars.

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Questions arise over Northshore PE credit policy

  • Written by Derek Johnson

During the 2014-15 school year, Troy Kasper was often late to work.

His son Zac was a senior at Cascadia, taking a rigorous course load and boasting a 3.85 GPA. But due to a Northshore School District policy, Zac needed to take PE in order to graduate.

“For first period he would go over to Bothell [High School] and play badminton and pickle ball to fulfill his PE requirements,” Kasper said. “Two days a week I had to adjust my work schedule. Zac would rush home from badminton and grab his books and I would drive him to Cascadia. He only had about 20 minutes between those classes.

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Woodinville women find success in powerlifting competition

  • Written by Derek Johnson

In the three months that Natascha Karlova prepared for the Alki Beach Classic, she altered her powerlifting routine. At the behest of her trainer, Jimmy McCurry of Progressive Performance, she doubled the practice time working on squat lifts. The change made an impact, to be sure.  

“Initially, I thought I was going to die,” Karlova said.  

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