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WHS Baseball: Woodinville Baseball’s Secret Society

  • Written by Derek Johnson

During the recent baseball season, I was interviewing Taylor Merry about that night’s Falcon victory. Some of his teammates walked by and one of them looked at me. “Ask him about B.A.T.” the player said. And the group then broke into laughter.

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Bothell Parks and Recreation: Happy Hour Heroes fall to Islanders 24-4

  • Written by Derek Johnson

It hadn’t yet started to rain, as the Happy Hour Heroes took to the field last Thursday in a match against the Islanders. In this league of co-ed softball, the Heroes entered the game with a 1-3 mark and looked to turn the season’s tide. But it was not to be on this night, as porous defense and struggling bats led to a 24-4 defeat.

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Running the Boston Marathon in memory of a friend

  • Written by Derek Johnson

Christy Schenck pressed on toward the finish line. Her legs churned along the final stretch of the 26.2 mile course. The Woodinville resident had long wished to run in this grand old Boston Marathon, and now she was doing so in the 2016 edition. In the back of her mind were thoughts of the horrific bombing that struck three years earlier. And on the back of her singlet were the words I’M GOING THE DISTANCE FOR YOSHIKO.

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Former Falcon Lance Coomar is now a Michigan Man

  • Written by Derek Johnson

When Lance Coomar returned home to Woodinville this summer, people took one look and blurted expletives.

It’s been a year since everyone saw him last. That’s when he helped lead Woodinville basketball to its first ever trip to the State Tourney. Back then he was 5'11” with a sweet jump shot.

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