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Makenna Barton’s Brave New World

  • Written by Derek Johnson
Makenna Barton’s freshman year is now in the books. The girl known as “Mackie B” in her Woodinville days, competed in the pole vault for the Washington Huskies. A brilliant student and tough competitor, she had headed over to Montlake with high hopes. 
 
“College is so different,” Barton said. “I had my ups and downs with athletics, school and friends. But right now, I can say that I’ve learned so much about myself as an athlete.”
 
As happens with all freshmen, time demands gave Barton a rude awakening.
 
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Woodinville coach leads energetic Summer Camp in Preston

  • Written by Derek Johnson
As you enter the Field of Champions facility, you feel the energy. Music booms from speakers. Coaches shout encouragement. Girls run around doing drills. There’s a familiar vibe in the air. Yes, it’s just like a Woodinville Falcon practice - except the players are younger.
 
Woodinville coach Dani Tachell founded this camp five summers ago in Preston (fifteen minutes from her home). It started with 12 girls. Now in 2018, the camp will be held three times – June, July and August. Over 20 kids signed up for each month (and there’s room for more).
 
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Mustarde and Metsker awarded the 44 Strong Jersey

  • Written by Derek Johnson
The M&M Boys will be rockin’ the 44 this fall. Last Monday, at the Bear Creek Country Club, members of the community gathered for the Parker Moore Memorial Golf Tournament. Later that evening, the annual scholarship winners were announced to the packed banquet room. Then Woodinville coach Wayne Maxwell addressed the crowd. He was about to announce the players who would wear the #44 jersey this season. These players would be honoring the memory of former Woodinville linebacker Parker Moore.
 
The finalists were Will Augustine, Dylan Lewis, Miles Mustarde and Danny Metsker. Assistant coaches Matt Laccinole, John Hamilton and DJ Baddeley took time to praise each of the boys. Then Maxwell took the microphone and announced Mustarde and Metsker as co-winners.
 
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A Visit with Coach Allie Hadley

  • Written by Derek Johnson

This article could have been called The Six Degrees of Cathy Boyce.

Last September, when 24-year old Allie Hadley returned home to the Northshore, she was looking to the next phase of her life. She had won a national championship in the javelin at California Lutheran University. She was a four-time All-American. She was also armed with a degree in exercise science.

After graduation, Hadley traveled a bit before working as a personal trainer.

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A Visit with Coach Justice Reign

  • Written by Derek Johnson

As the Woodinville football team practiced last week, the track and field squad did drills nearby. Kids underwent testing as part of offseason conditioning.
Justice Reign, in his first year with the Falcons, coaches the sprint teams. Rangy and athletic, he played football and captained the track team for the Air Force Academy back in the 1990s. He later coached at Air Force and at the University of Louisville.

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