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Falcons Drop One to Issy in the Cold Drizzle

  • Written by Derek Johnson

The closest thing Falcon Field has for a press box is a green shipping container behind the Woodinville dugout. During games the doors are open, giving players and coaches easy access to baseball-related supplies. It basically serves as a shed for the baseball field. 

It was in that container that your trusty correspondent spent much of last Thursday’s game. He (and his Nikon) sought refuge there whenever the steady downpour seemed on the verge of morphing into a monsoon. 

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Falcons Weather the Storm, then Pummel Mount Si

  • Written by Derek Johnson
The dark clouds loomed overhead and looked ominous. There was a feeling of foreboding in the air. Sure enough, by the third inning, the clouds unleashed a hail storm that forced a delay in last Tuesday’s game.
 
But when play resumed, it was the Woodinville offense that erupted in Biblical proportions. The Lady Falcons scored twelve runs in the fourth inning, in route to a 17-6 win over Mount Si. The win improved Woodinville’s record to 9-2 in Kingco 4A and 11-2 overall.
 
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Falcons keep it close but fall to Eastlake

  • Written by Derek Johnson

Twenty minutes after the game was over, the fans had exited and the players were filing out of the locker room. Woodinville’s first year coach Brett Lasby walked to a guard rail where a reporter waited. Lasby leaned against the rail, shook his head slowly and smiled.

“We’re playing good soccer,” he said. “It’s difficult because when you’ve had a lot of coaches come up and say `hey you outplayed us tonight’ but the scoreboard doesn’t reflect it, then it’s easy to get caught up in wins and losses. But the reality is if you truly want to build something it has to be built [from the ground up]. We’ve got some fantastic young kids coming up in the program. I just wish we could pull it out for these seniors. They’re fantastic.”

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Falcons Feast on Bothell Pitching in 12-1 Win

  • Written by Derek Johnson
At practice the day before, Woodinville coach Dani Tachell talked to her team. In the past three games, hits had been hard to come by. The Lady Falcons had only scored six runs. Not the production to which this storied ball club was accustomed. 
 
“There had been a little bit of hesitancy,” Tachell said. “Maybe not attacking as early on in the count as we’d like. We’ve been talking about pulling the trigger on the first good pitch we see. Not going so deep into the count and being in a more offensive state of mind.”
 
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Kaiser Goes the Distance to get Falcons Back on Track

  • Written by Derek Johnson
With the weight of a nine-game losing streak on their backs, the Woodinville Falcons took to the field last Friday behind pitcher Matt Kaiser. They needed a good outing, and they got one. The junior right-hander tossed a complete game victory as the Falcons beat North Creek 5-1.
 
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