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High jump record

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

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Holland Pilukas, a fifth grader at East Ridge Elementary, broke the fifth grade girls NSD Junior Olympic High Jump record from 1979 by jumping 4’7.5” on June 2. (Courtesy photo)

Makenna Weir: Sophomore season a lesson in overcoming adversity

  • Written by Derek Johnson

A couple years back, Makenna Weir emerged from Woodinville like a roaring tornado. She’d been a star on the 2012 Falcons team that won the State title. After graduation, she arrived at Boise State University with a nothing-to-lose mindset. As a freshman in 2013, she started 48 games at five different positions, hitting .296 with four home runs and 31 RBIs.

She loved Boise and couldn’t wait for her sophomore season. And then something curious happened. People began peppering her with questions: “Hey Makenna, that was a great season! Can you do better this year? Hey Mak, what do you have in store for us this year?”

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Madi Schreyer reflects on life in ‘the Stanford bubble’

  • Written by Derek Johnson

When Madi Schreyer used to pitch for the Lady Falcons of Woodinville, she had her trademark routine. She’d peer in toward catcher Alex Boyd, spin the ball on her right hip and then fire a bullet toward the plate. By the time she graduated in 2013, she was hailed as the best pitcher to have played for that powerhouse program.

She’s now been gone a year, having just completed her first season with the Stanford Cardinal. Whether she was ready or not, she became the workhorse on the staff despite being a freshman. She acquitted herself admirably, compiling a 22-14 record with a 3.70 ERA.

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Soccer coach gets his kicks from physics

  • Written by Derek Johnson

“Davis has a really good combination of being serious and harsh on us when necessary,” recent Woodinville High School graduate Ionatan Kuperwajs said about his soccer coach Nathan Davis. “But he also keeps things fun and light.”
Kuperwajs, along with several teammates, has also taken the physics courses that Davis teaches at Woodinville. And just like on the soccer field, the students are challenged and entertained in that liveliest of classrooms.

“I think my course is one where you will find typical 4.0 students staring at an A- or B+, and they don’t like it,” Davis said. “So I tell them, ‘Now is your chance to face a challenge, and to learn how to rise to the occasion. How to utilize all your resources now to make yourself successful.’

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Taekwondo

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

On June 14, 70 Woodinville area residents gathered together at the Carol Edwards Center to receive new ranks in Taekwondo, a Korean form of martial arts.

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