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Falcons attend camps as Season Looms on Horizon

  • Written by Derek Johnson
Several weeks ago, when Emma Daoud-Hebert signed with Central Washington, she got the star treatment from Woodinville coach Andrea “Hammer” Roelen.
 
A ceremony took place in the Woodinville gym. Daoud-Hebert’s family was on hand, as well as several of her graduating teammates. In addition, thirty players who were either returnees or incoming freshmen witnessed the event. 
 
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Bothell Native Represents Team Navy in DoD Warrior Games

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

A Bothell, native and U.S. sailor, recently competed in the 2019 Department of Defense Warrior Games, June 21-30.

Senior Chief Petty Officer Joseph Paterniti competed for Team Navy during the games, held in Tampa, Florida. He participated in powerlifting, rowing, track, field and cycling.

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McCafferty going from Small Ball to Moneyball

  • Written by Derek Johnson

There’s an old expression: “Act like you’ve been there before.” But that advice isn’t always easy to follow.

Take Nolan McCafferty, for example. During one game in 2018, he walked up to the plate in the bottom of the tenth inning. His Pomona Pitzer Sagehens trailed Pacific Lutheran 16-14. There were two runners on and one out. He took a practice swing, stepped into the batter’s box and peered out at the pitcher. 

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Ellie Mann Savored her Senior Season; now looks to the Future

  • Written by Derek Johnson
I’ve been writing about sports long enough to have covered the prep careers of many Woodinville kids. A variety of personalities, for sure. 
 
Take Jaden Sheffey, for example. I knew him as being Mr. Cool, Calm and Collected as the Woodinville quarterback. And then there was Regan Schenck, the former point guard for the Lady Falcons. I once likened her playing style to a German Shephard chasing after raw hamburger.
 
Ellie Mann last month became another to graduate. I’ve known her mostly through her gymnastics career. Her style has always reminded me of that Ernest Hemingway quote: “Courage is grace under pressure.”
 
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