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Marques Tuiasosopo enjoying life as USC assistant

  • Written by Derek Johnson

Football fans hold grudges like Stalin. That was plenty evident last January when Marques Tuiasosopo left Seattle to become an assistant coach at USC.

Tui had starred at Woodinville, then with the Washington Huskies, where he became MVP of the 2001 Rose Bowl. His playing career concluded in 2008 after eight years in the NFL. He began coaching at the college level at Washington in 2009, under former coach Steve Sarkisian. He coached at UCLA for two years before returning to Washington for the 2012-13 seasons.

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Woodinville Woman overcomes knee injuries to compete in Transrockies Run

  • Written by Derek Johnson

A few years ago, when Sara Graham had cartilage replaced in her knees, she feared her running days were over. But by adjusting how and where she ran, the 51-year old Woodinville resident built up her endurance to the point where she could compete again.   

“I go slower than I used to,” she said. “But I’m still able to do what I love to do.”

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Woodinville eliminated from tourney after loss to Kelso

  • Written by Derek Johnson

Woodinville’s magnificent season ended Aug. 24, after a 5-4 loss to Kelso at the Babe Ruth World Series played in Longview last week.  

“I really feel like we could have finished in the top three,” Boys of Summer Hurricanes manager Marty Wick said. “But the kids really enjoyed the atmosphere. And you know, there were over 50,000 teams playing at the beginning of the season, and there were only 10 teams left playing in late August. We were one of those 10 teams still playing.”

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The remarkable journey of Woodinville coach Andrew Storey

  • Written by Briana Gerdeman

When he’s not smiling, 29-year-old track coach Andrew Storey looks stern and angry. But ask him about his current life in Woodinville as pole vault coach for the Falcons, and his face breaks into a glorious grin. “I’m having too much fun,” he says. “It’s like it was meant to be.”

Fate certainly plays a part in everybody’s life. But if self-determination and freedom are at the heart of what the American Experiment is all about, then Storey embodies that yearning.   

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Warren Moon: Seahawks want to be a team people remember forever

  • Written by Derek Johnson

When we talked with Warren Moon before last season, the NFL Hall of Famer was eager to see the development of second-year quarterback Russell Wilson.  

Moon felt the addition of speedy receiver Percy Harvin would provide Wilson with a “security blanket,” where low-risk short throws to Harvin could turn into big gains in space.

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