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Falcons win first-ever match by beating Sammamish

  • Written by Derek Johnson

In a season of firsts, the second time was the charm.

After opening its season with a lopsided loss to Interlake, Woodinville found its stride last Thursday with an 8-3 win over Sammamish. In this inaugural season for badminton at Woodinville, the Falcons claimed their first victory ever.

“It’s pretty exciting,” Woodinville’s Asretha Aroun said. “I think our team is doing pretty good considering that it is the first time that Woodinville has ever done this before.”

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Falcons downed by Eastlake in deluge

  • Written by Derek Johnson

It was a tough way to open up conference play. Inside rain-splashed Pop Keeney Stadium, the Woodinville Falcons quickly fell behind and never recovered. The end result was a 4-0 loss to Eastlake, which spoiled the KingCo debut of Woodinville’s first-year coach Jimmy Holladay.

“We need to get physically and mentally stronger,” Holladay said. “When [Eastlake] got that first goal we were shell shocked a little bit. Then they got a second goal about four to five minutes after that. And being down 2-0 in soccer is like being down 10-0 in a football game. It’s doable to come back from that. Learning that is part of the growth process.”

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Optimism runs high on veteran ballclub

  • Written by Derek Johnson

Often in sportswriting, teams are singled out for being young (and therefore at a disadvantage). But that’s not the case for these 2017 Woodinville Falcons. This year’s ball club is teeming with grizzled veterans.

“We’re really old this year,” Woodinville manager Alan Dillman said. “Twelve seniors on the team, and a handful of juniors and no freshmen or sophomores. We’re excited about the year, with so many guys coming back. Hopefully we can build on what we did last year and make another run.”

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Consistently, she brings home the gold - ‘Differently-abled’ Eastside teen takes command once again in state-level snowboarding competition

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

She’s nearly 16-years old. Quiet and unpretentious, yet at the same time a determined spitfire, her life has been more difficult than for many of us. However, her challenges have not slowed her from pursuing her goals with the utmost enthusiasm.

The young lady is Morgan Treat of Woodinville.      

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Falcons can’t wait for season to start

  • Written by Derek Johnson

The video posted to Facebook a couple weeks ago. Amid snowfall, the Woodinville Falcons could be seen practicing and getting after it. With six seniors returning from last year’s State runner-up, hopes run high for another shot at a championship. Come rain or shine (or snow). 

“We don’t shy away from talking State championships and our goals,” Woodinville coach Dani Weir said. “It’s always the same, making a big state run and the prize is always a State Championship. Looking at how we’ve finished the last few years, we’re getting pretty darn close.”

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