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Simon dominates as AA Legion tops Lake Stevens

  • Written by Derek Johnson

On this idyllic summer evening at Woodinville High School, the AA Legion club cruised to a 7-1 win over Lake Stevens June 23.

AA Legion is one of four summer teams governed by the Woodinville Baseball Club. This team comprises players ages 14 to 17, and predominantly features members of Woodinville High School’s junior varsity teams.

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Kenmore mayor shares memories of U.S. Open

  • Written by Derek Johnson

The thrill of victory and anguish of defeat were both on display at the recent U.S. Open at Chambers Bay near Tacoma. It all came down to the 18th green on that final Sunday, enthralling millions of TV viewers and setting the Twitterverse into meltdown.

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Dayzell Wilson voted King 5 High School Male Athlete of the Year

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

DazyellWilsonDayzell Wilson. (Photo courtesy of Bothell High School)

King 5 Sports named Bothell senior Dayzell Wilson King 5 High School Male Athlete of the Year. Wilson caught 17 touchdown passes in the regular season and was the top receiver for the 4A state champion Cougars. In the spring, Wilson took his speed to the track, where he finished fifth in state in 300 meter hurdles.

King 5 Sports staff nominated seven athletes and seven teams for King 5 Male and Female Athletes of the Year and seven teams Boys and Girls Teams of the Year and communities voted for their choice. In addition to Dayzell Wilson, Inglemoor basketball star Deja Struthers was nominated for Female Athlete of the Year and Woodinville boys basketball team was nominated for Boys Team of the Year.

Elite Diamonds Girls Fastpitch 12U Team

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Elite Diamonds USSSA State ChampsFrom left to right: Top row: Coaches Adam Eaton, Mike Pluschke, Ryan Ellis. Middle row: Penny Walker, Camille Eaton, Emma Jacobs, Lily Zwiefel, Jordan McCannon, Kaitlynn Bridgewater. Front: Payton Pluschke, Reagan Ellis, Elliotte Wood, McKenzie Burke, Jaclyn Huntzinger. (Courtesy photo)

The Elite Diamonds Girls Fastpitch 12U Team had a great weekend competing in the USSSA State Tournament held at Dacca Park in Fife the weekend of June 13. The team went undefeated 5-0 with four shut-outs and only allowed six runs against them the entire weekend. The overall score was 61-6. The Elite Diamonds won the championship game against Forks Spartans 8-0. The team has had a very successful season thus far with three tournament wins and two second place results. Elite Diamonds, based out of Rijo Athletics in Woodinville, will be playing in the  NSA state in the Tri Cities at the end of June and the NSA Western World Series in July, held this year in Snohomish County.

Disabled kids and adults empowered by Outdoors for All

  • Written by Derek Johnson

When 12-year-old Jacob Wald came to Outdoors for All with his mom Cheryl, they were looking for ways for him to recreate in the great outdoors.

The handsome youngster had been diagnosed with transverse myelitis, a rare inflammatory disease causing injury to the spinal cord with varying degrees of weakness, sensory alterations and in Jacob’s case, paralysis of his legs.
Jacob arrived at the Magnuson Park office and tested out different adaptive handcycles. He quickly got the hang of a higher performance sport model. “This is awesome!” he shouted. “This is fun!”

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