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Hungry Falcons Take a Bite out of Sparta

  • Written by Derek Johnson

Hanging from the facade of Skyline’s football stadium are the banners of six state championships won since 2000. And inside that stadium last Friday night, in the immediate aftermath of a football game, the Woodinville Falcons celebrated one of the biggest wins in their own history, after beating the vaunted Spartans 26-23.

“I have played football for ten years and I’ve dreamed of a night like this,” Woodinville defensive lineman Cody Claughton said. “It’s such a thrill tonight to get the victory over the second-ranked team in the state.”

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Falcons fight to keep spirits high as losing streak continues

  • Written by Derek Johnson

Last Wednesday night, as I watched Woodinville fall to Seattle Pacific, I thought of former Seahawks coach Chuck Knox.
Back in the 1980s, Knox thrilled the Pacific Northwest with big victories and hard-nosed football. He was tough and old-school, taking over a terrible franchise and building it into a winner. Along the way, he imparted advice to his players with his famous “Knoxisms.”

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Booster Club honors WHS athletic alumni

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

The Falcon Athletic Booster Club and Woodinville High School announce the second annual Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony. This year’s induction ceremony will take place at halftime of the football game between Woodinville High School and Bothell High School on Friday, Oct. 3.

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Elite Diamonds Fastpitch place 2nd in fall championship

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Elite DiamondsBack row, left to right: Coaches Ryan Ellis, Mike Pluschke, Adam Eaton. Middle row, left to right: Jaclyn Huntzinger, Jordan McCannon, Kaitlynn Bridgwater, Emma Jacobs, Camille Eaton, Penny Walker. Front row, left to right: Mackenzie Burke, Payton Pluschke, Reagan Ellis, Eliotte Wood, Lilly Zwiefel. (Courtesy photo)Elite Diamonds Fastpitch 12U is a new team affiliated with Rijo Athletics,  consisting of girls from Woodinville, Mill Creek, Bothell, Lynnwood, Kirkland, Redmond, Duvall, Snoqualmie and Sammamish. All the girls on the team were born in 2002 or 2003.

At the Acers Fall Championship Tournament in Federal Way on Sept. 20-21, the Elite Diamonds placed second in the 12U gold bracket out of 13 teams in the division.

The next scheduled tournament is the Northwest Ladysharks Mike Richdale Memorial Tournament on Oct. 4-5.

Ross Bowers signs with California, will enroll in mid-January

  • Written by Derek Johnson

bowersBothell quarterback Ross Bowers looks to the sideline for the play call during last season’s game against rival Woodinville. (Photo by Derek Johnson) Bothell quarterback Ross Bowers has signed a financial aid agreement with the University of California, Bears coach Sonny Dykes announced Thursday.

Bowers verbally committed to California back in July. He also held offers from Montana, Colorado, Colorado State, James Madison and Wake Forest. By signing a financial aid agreement, he’s able to enroll midyear after early graduation from high school.

ESPN has Bowers rated as the No. 2 prospect in the state of Washington and the No. 12 overall quarterback in the nation. In his junior season of 2013, he passed for 2,097 yards and 21 touchdowns as the Cougars finished with a 9-3 record. This year’s team had jumped out to a 3-0 start heading into last Friday night’s game vs. Mount Si. They’re currently ranked #3 in the state.

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