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Bothell, Eastside Catholic lose in Burger King Bowl

  • Written by Derek Johnson

In the inaugural Burger King State Champions Series, two local teams traveled to Florida Atlantic University and lost to Florida prep schools on Dec. 27.

State champions from Washington and Utah were slated to play state champions from Florida. The Bothell Cougars, who were 4A Champs, lost to Miami Central 37-20. And the Eastside Catholic Crusaders, who won the 3A title with help of four Woodinville players, lost to Trinity Christian (Jacksonville, Florida), by a 35-21 count.

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Spencer and Schenck lead the defense in win over Eastlake

  • Written by Derek Johnson

Spencer and Schenck — it kind of sounds like a law firm. But those are the names of two tenacious Woodinville defenders, Emily Spencer and Rachel Schenck. And last Saturday night, the duo caused much chaos, as the Lady Falcons dispatched Eastlake 50-29.

“We talk about great energy, great effort, great enthusiasm,” Woodinville coach Scott Bullock said. “One of the things I want my teams to be known for is that they play hard. You know you’re going to get a battle.”

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SPORTS YEAR IN REVIEW

  • Written by Derek Johnson

My first full year in Woodinville has concluded. It hasn’t been without its challenges, but it has been satisfying.
In a year full of exciting moments, here are some of my favorites.

For pure drama this year, the greatest moment hands down was Woodinville’s 26-23 win over #2 Skyline back in September. The game was played on the Sammamish Plateau. As the final minutes were ticking off the clock, my cell phone was blowing up with texts. Even people with no vested interest in Woodinville football were abuzz at the possibility of this upset.

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Unbeaten Lady Falcons knock off Mount Si

  • Written by Derek Johnson

It’s been peaches and cream thus far for Woodinville this season. Led by first-year coach Kathie Koch, the Falcons defeated Mount Si last Thursday night at Liberty High School in Renton. The final score was 177.65-162.35, enabling

Woodinville to improve its record to 3-0.

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Never-say-die Falcons stun Skyline 60-55

  • Written by Derek Johnson

In the game’s final moments, as Woodinville’s Micah Johnson drained a pair of free throws, the realization of what was happening swept through the Falcon home crowd.

Thunderous cheers came from all corners, as coach Mark Folsom stalked along his bench issuing a series of violent high fives to his giddy players. The Woodinville student section, which had been lively all night, began chanting “Let’s play football!” in reference to their football team’s huge upset of Skyline back in September.

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