Woodinville HS Looking for Assistant Soccer Coach

  • Written by Derek Johnson


The Woodinville Falcons are searching for an assistant soccer coach for their men's and women's teams and JV teams. The position became available after longtime coach Sully Hester stepped down recently.

"Hopefully it'll be someone with experience, but I want someone with a lot of energy," Falcons head coach Nathan Davis said. "The high school season is completely different from club soccer or select soccer. Club and select play two times a week and maybe a tourney once in awhile. Whereas the high school season is 5-6 days a week for two and half months. It can be a long season. So I am looking for someone with a lot of energy and who is very excited to get in there to help develop basic skills for some of the JV girls [this fall]. Someone who is willing work with me and isn't afraid to voice their opinion because I don't want a coach who is going to be a `yes man'. I want someone to bounce ideas off of... It doesn't matter if they are a man or a woman."

Player tryouts start on Aug 25th. To apply for the position, go to the Northshore School District's website   and look under "classified positions".

For more information on the position, email your questions to Coach Davis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Falcon linebacker ready to stalk prey

  • Written by Derek Johnson

Teammates and coaches of Dylan Axelson often call him a “throwback” and a “character.” When they hear that the outstanding young linebacker will be featured in the Woodinville Weekly, they break out in smiles. And then they start telling you stories.

“Dylan is a real smart guy academically, but he’s your classic meathead linebacker persona,” said former teammate Alek Kacmarcik. “One day during off-season workouts, he was in the locker room and all of a sudden there’s this awful smell. We’re looking around and then ask, ‘Oh, Dylan, what is that?’ He’s got a can opener and a can of tuna, and right before we’re going to work out, he opens the can and eats the tuna straight from the can with his bare hands. It stunk up the whole locker room. It was awful.”

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  • Written by Derek Johnson

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Pluschke settles into second season as offensive coordinator

  • Written by Derek Johnson

When 42-year-old Mike Pluschke arrived at Woodinville last season, you could say he was like the kid at Christmas who received a new bike.

The imaginations of offensive coordinators come alive when high-octane players occupy the skill positions. And that’s what Pluschke had, especially in senior running backs Wyatt Smith and Alek Kacmarcik.

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Hurricanes win two tournaments in Boys of Summer Select Baseball Academy


After playing from behind for much of the Ken Griffey 15U tournament, the Boys of Summer Hurricanes took a different approach in the league championship game.

The Canes jumped to an early lead on an RBI single by Jake Fredrickson in the first inning and the duo of tournament MVP Drew Barlow and Josh Johnston combined for a three-hit shutout as the Canes — a select team comprised predominantly of players from Woodinville — held on for a 1-0 win over the Bellevue Dragons on July 8 to win the tournament.

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