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Woodinville’s Williams finishes 3rd in Oregon Feats of Strength

  • Written by Derek Johnson

A year and a half ago, Analeah Williams’ only focus was to fit into her wedding dress.
The 28-year-old Woodinville resident was scheduled to walk down the aisle in May 2013. So she began a weight training program to get her body cut and defined for that glorious day.

But then a funny thing happened. She loved the weight training process. Eighteen months later, she found herself at the Oregon Feats of Strength contest held last week in Redmond, Ore. Williams was sweaty and bruised, but with a big smile on her face, after finishing third in the women’s novice division.

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Coach Sandy Laurence to step down after fall season

  • Written by Derek Johnson

For the past five years, Sandy Laurence has relentlessly encouraged her athletes to avoid comfort zones and strive to be the best. Now, after one more season this fall coaching the cross country team, she will live by her own creed and move on to further her education.  

“If you want to be the best, if you want to reach your potential, then you have to push beyond where everything is easy,” Laurence said. “You have to push yourself to be the very best you can be. And I’m now at the point where I need to push beyond where I am today. I need to be a better Sandy Laurence. I believe that my calling is to coach, so I want to be the best coach I can be.”

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Northshore Select Club

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

The Northshore Select Soccer Team took home the division championship for the second year in a row at the Strawberry Classic Tournament in Marysville.

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Woodinville resident cycles around Mount Rainier

  • Written by Derek Johnson

The ride starts at 5 a.m., in the blue-gray dawn, as 800 members of the Redmond Cycling Club ride through rolling hills and small towns where few others have yet awakened. It’s called the RAMROD (Ride Around Mount Rainier in One Day) and it’s the Northwest’s premier one-day ultra-marathon cycling event.

Included in the pack this year is Woodinville’s Tom Cyr. Speaking with the Woodinville Weekly last Wednesday on the eve of the event, the 52-year-old dentist talked about participating for the sixth time in 10 years.

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Local skateboarder competes worldwide

  • Written by Derek Johnson

Sky Siljeg practically grew up at the Woodinville Community Park, always on a skateboard. He’s now 20 years old, having traveled the globe the past few years for skateboard competitions. He’s been ranked as high as #2 in the world, and perpetually in the top 10.

But if you ask him when he first realized he could be one of the best, he’ll shrug.

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