In his Western Pennsylvania drawl, former Seahawks coach Chuck Knox used to give tidbits of wisdom. “Nothing succeeds like success,” he would tell his players. “And remember that the faint of heart never won the fair lady.”
The Woodinville Falcons, coming off an 11-1 record last year, hope to carry that momentum into the coming season. If these boys have their way, they’ll repeat as conference champs, roll through the playoff schedule, and rendezvous at the Tacoma Dome in a bid for the school’s first State football championship.
It’s not hard to spot Cade Beresford on the Woodinville practice field. At 6’7” tall, the offensive tackle towers over most teammates. At 255 pounds, the senior-to-be is drawing interest from college football teams throughout the western United States.
“He’s put on a ton of weight,” Woodinville coach Wayne Maxwell said. “College coaches see that frame and that potential, and it gets them fired up.” As of this writing, Beresford has received seven offers from schools in the Big Sky and Mountain West conferences. But bigger schools are now weighing in. Coaches from Nebraska and California recently visited the Woodinville campus. And when it’s all said and done, Beresford will have visited Arizona, Arizona State, Nebraska, Washington State, Oregon State and Boise State, and possibly others.
She’s a year older, a year wiser, and several inches taller. Woodinville’s Tali Rose Estes has accomplished even more since the Woodinville Weekly introduced her to readers a year ago.
The eleven year old won the 100 meter dash this past winter at the Pacific Northwest Junior Olympics Championships. She won the gold medal in the 100 meters and qualified for nationals in Sacramento. And she returned to Staten Island, NY for nationals and finished 20th out of 5,000 girls in her age group. The amazing part? She competed at nationals with a severely blistered heel.
Two Jr. Women’s boats from Sammamish Rowing Association (SRA) placed at US Rowing Northwest Regionals in Vancouver, WA May 19-21st and advanced to compete in the US Rowing Junior National Regatta in Sarasota, Florida, June 7-12th. SRA was founded in 1994 and is located in Marymoor Park in Redmond. There are currently 300 active members. Visit www.sammamishrowing.org for more information.
The Junior Women’s Varsity 8+ boat headed to Nationals from left to right: Emma Smith, International Community School; Téa Federspiel, Bellevue High School; Lauryn Lamp, Sammamish High School; Kate Kirschner, Mt. Si High School; Sophia Chaffey, Bellevue Christian High School; Baylee Carter, Woodinville High School; Anna Barry, Liberty High School; Kayley Flinders, International School; and Amelia Sabin, Tesla STEM High School.
The Junior Women’s Lightweight 4+ boat headed to Nationals from left to right: Ali McGee, Running Start LW Tech; Alex Lalor, Eastlake High School; Emma Young, Eastlake High School; Megan Kirschner, Liberty High School and Mia Luna, Running Start Bellevue College. (Courtesy photo)
As the Woodinville Falcons were on their way to a State championship two weeks ago, one of their alums could boast of a banner season of her own. Kathryn Hatlen, now playing for Pacific Lutheran University, was named to the NCAA Division III All-West Region Softball Team. The sophomore first baseman was awarded a spot on the third team.