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Depressed Teen Finds Purpose in Bodybuilding

  • Written by Derek Johnson

As Vincent Grossrieder stepped off the stage, he knew his life had changed forever. The 16-year-old  from Woodinville couldn’t stop smiling.  The event was the Washington State Open Bodybuilding Championship. He’d finished first in the Junior Men’s Physique Division and second in Men’s True Novice Physique Division.

“I felt a big change come over me,” he said.

Actually, the event was called the NPC WA State Open Bodybuilding Figure Fitness Bikini Physique Championship. (Trying saying that ten times). But whatever its name, that event was the rallying point for a young man to overcame depression.

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Maddy DuBois verbals to Seattle University

  • Written by Derek Johnson
I remember that night last March at Woodinville High School. The girls basketball team had their season-ending banquet in the school commons. As the evening came to a close, players and their families milled about. Nobody was in a hurry to leave.
 
I was standing with Coach Scott Bullock, talking about the Seahawks. Suddenly, Maddy DuBois zipped by us with a big grin. She was dressed formally and had her hair up. “Bye coach!” she said. Bullock called out to her and they exchanged an inside joke.
 
DuBois then sprinted up the stairs and disappeared into the night.
 
Bullock turned back toward me.
 
“Do you know where she’s going?” he asked.
 
I shrugged.
 
“To practice!” he said with his trademark smirk. “This season’s barely over and she’s already getting ready for her senior season. She wants a scholarship!”
 
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Falcons excited for Wenatchee Invite; ready for season

  • Written by Derek Johnson

Life without Kylie Mosset has begun. The star diver who had such a stellar showing at State last year, has moved on to Bowling Green University.

Such is life in high school sports. The arrival of a new season heralds a new crop of youngsters to take the lead.

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Golf Tourney Raises $6,500 for Firefighters Benevolent Fund

  • Written by Derek Johnson

For local firefighters, this year’s charity golf tourney was a big success. The Woodinville Firefighters Benevolent Fund raised $6,500 on July 29th. That entire amount is being donated to the Children’s Country Home, which is a Woodinville facility for special needs kids.

“It was a great day and a great event,” said Andy Kapfer, a Woodinville firefighter and assistant organizer of the event.

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