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Scrappy Falcons keep clawing in comeback win over University

  • Written by Derek Johnson

Mia Hughes scored 25 points and Katie Minnehan had 15 rebounds as Woodinville beat University 59-58 last Saturday at Woodinville High School.

“We knew they would be a really good team,” Woodinville’s Jordan Worthington said. “So we had to come out and play really great defense. Katie and Mia made plays and we had people make big buckets, so it helped us get the win.”

The Falcons improved their record to 2-0 on the young season. University, hailing from Spokane, fell to 2-1.

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Lake Stevens denies Woodinville a Tacoma Dome Encore

  • Written by Derek Johnson

Long after the game was over and players were in the locker room, Danny Metsker lingered. The senior linebacker looked wistful. The scoreboard read: Lake Stevens 28, Woodinville 14.

“I’m staying out here because I don’t want to leave this place, you know?” Metsker said. “My senior season at Pop Keeney. It’s my favorite place in the world and I don’t want to leave the field.”

It was a season where the Falcons surpassed all expectations. The year before, Woodinville reached the 4A Gridiron Classic, only to lose to Richland. This year’s Falcons fell one game short of a repeat trip to the Tacoma Dome.

“We’ve been grinding for so many days and days, this entire year,” Woodinville’s John Snedaker said. “I really thought we were going to make it to the Dome. But I’m proud of my team and of myself.”

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Ladies and Gentlemen… It’s the Maddy and Mia Show!

  • Written by Derek Johnson
If ever there was a precocious freshman, Mia Hughes was the one. In the middle of last season, she scored a school record 38 points against North Creek. After that game, a reporter asked her how far the team could go.
 
“I feel like we can get all the way to the Dome and to the State championship game,” Hughes said. “And hopefully we can play Central Valley again.”
 
Last week, Hughes and teammate Maddy DuBois sat with the reporter on the perch overlooking the school’s commons. When the above quote was mentioned, DuBois looked startled and turned toward Hughes.
 
“You did?” DuBois asked. “Wow, that’s crazy!” DuBois then offered a fist bump.
 
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Keagan Bolibol concludes Point Loma career

  • Written by Derek Johnson
When Keagan Bolibol left Woodinville four years ago, she went to play soccer for Point Loma Nazarene University in California. When high school friends later saw her play, they noticed the change in her. “They all said, `Oh you’re so much more confident now,’” Bolibol said.
 
Keagan Bolibol just concluded her senior season with Point Loma. It was a historic campaign. In early November, the Sea Lions beat Chico State 2-1 to advance to the NCAA Regional Round – for the first time in school history.
 
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