Two Northshore School District ninth graders named soccer State Champions

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

torrey1Torrey Lind (white) in the Washington State Championship U15 final game. (Courtesy photo)  regan2Regan Schenck (white) in the Washington State Championship U-15 final game. (Courtesy photo)

Torrey Lind (Timbercrest Junior High) and Regan Schenck (Leota Junior High) both play for Crossfire Premier’s Under-15A Team.  

The team recently finished first at the Virginia Mason U.S. Youth Soccer Washington State Championships, which represented the top soccer teams from across the state. The tournament ran from late March through the first half of May. The final game was a 1-0 victory over the ISC Gunnars on May 10.

In addition, Regan Schenck was named to the girls U-15 2015 State Championships Best XI team, which comprises the top 11 performers during the semi-final and final matches. It is her second year receiving Best XI honors.

College commitments by lacrosse players going up

  • Written by Gary Bamesberger

No longer an East Coast-only sport, high school lacrosse players from the Northwest are finding success at the collegiate level. With nearly 100 players from Washington playing or committed to play at NCAA Division I, II and III schools, lacrosse has become an important avenue for high school student athletes.

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The brilliant career of Becky Peoples

  • Written by Derek Johnson

When Becky Peoples arrived in Bothell as a sophomore, her heart often sank. More than other types of track and field athletes, pole vaulters are dependent on good weather. And suddenly this girl from Southern California was at the mercy of endlessly rainy days.

“There were definitely times I was not particularly happy to be out there,” Peoples said. “Especially when it’s wet and you land in the pit and it splashes on you and it drenches you. It’s not so fun sometimes. But I got used to it. It wasn’t such a big deal anymore.”

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Challenger Little League celebrates 25 years of opportunities for disabled kids

  • Written by Derek Johnson

Beverly Newsome took hold of the baseball. Standing near the pitcher’s mound, she peered toward home plate where the Mariner Moose crouched in his role as catcher. With tears in her eyes, Newsome tossed a strike before breaking into a smile, as dozens of players and parents cheered from the outfield.   

“Having all the kids behind me, it was absolutely wonderful having them there and being able to do this for them,” Newsome said. “That’s what it’s all about, doing this for them.”

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Spring practice underway; Falcons to honor the late Parker Moore

  • Written by Derek Johnson

Dylan Axelson smiled at the scene around him. It happened last week, under a hot June sun, as his Woodinville Falcons donned pads for the first time this spring. The star linebacker and senior-to-be practiced on one end of the field with the varsity. Meanwhile, diminutive members of the JV and freshmen teams, some of them newly-hatched from local junior high schools, ran through drills.

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