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Jimbo Weir and the Battered Bastards of Baseball

  • Written by Derek Johnson

One great thing about Woodinville Softball is hanging out with Jimbo Weir. Back in the day, he played minor league baseball for the San Francisco Giants organization. Later, he led the Lady Falcons to two State Championships, and gained national attention when his girls beat a Kingco opponent 64-0. (That’s a story unto itself – to be explored in a future article).

A few weeks ago, Jimbo was at the Woodinville-Redmond game at Hartman Park. His daughter Dani now coaches his former club. He’s often on hand to cheer the team on.

Jimbo and I got into a discussion about baseball documentaries. He asked if I’d ever heard of the Portland Mavericks. I shrugged and said no. He began talking about a film that was so good he’d watched it three times in less than a week. It was about an independent minor league team in the 1970s that included players such as legendary actor Kurt Russell and bestselling author Jim Bouton. Jimbo was jumping out of his skin with excitement as he described the film. He said it was called The Battered Bastards of Baseball.

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Northshore Middle School Tennis Team Undefeated

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff
Girls Tennis Team Picture 2019
The Northshore Titans Girls Middle School tennis team won the district title having their fifth consecutive 10-0 season.
 
The team coached by Gary Pilawski and Dan Martin.

2019 Washington District 8 Little League® Challenger Jamboree

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff
Hosted at the Northshore Athletic Fields (14400 NE 145th Street) in Woodinville, Washington, the 29th Annual Washington District 8 Challenger Jamboree will take place on June 15, 2019. The Jamboree helps provide an opportunity for individuals with physical and intellectual challenges a chance to participate in Little League®, to excel in certain facets of the program, and to have fun in an exciting environment.
 
From Opening Ceremony festivities to a variety of fun and games available to participants, Little League Challenger Division® Jamborees provide a unique experience for players, coaches, buddies, and volunteers. Thanks to the help and support of dedicated volunteers throughout the District, participants from a variety of Challenger Division programs in the area will have the opportunity to come together and experience a day of fun, socialization, and lifelong memories.

Woodinville Coach pleased that Championship Games no Longer at Tacoma Dome

  • Written by Derek Johnson
A landmark decision came down the pike last week for high school football in Washington. The WIAA Executive Board voted not to renew its contract with the Tacoma Dome as host site for the Football State Championships. The organization cited fan experience and financial implications as main reasons for the change.
 
“The Tacoma community and the Tacoma Dome have been great hosts for many WIAA State Championships over the years,” WIAA Executive Director Mike Colbrese said. “They will continue to provide an exceptional experience for the WIAA Mat Classic and Hardwood Classic events.”
 
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Falcons Soar at State Track Meet

  • Written by carolyn houser | Special Contributor
According to Coach Jennifer Bolibol, the Track and Field season is like a magnificent layer cake. The layers of angel food represent all the daily work and training of the season; they are the base that supports the program. The joy of competition and the enduring friendships are the creamy filling that holds the team together. Winning meets, setting personal records, and especially getting to compete in the post-season are the icing on the cake.
 
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