FEBRUARY 24, 1997
Falcon sophomore sensation Ryan Freeman took fifth place at districts in the 200 IM in 2:03.06, a personal best, and sixth place in the 100-yard backstroke (56.24), advancing from WOODINVILLE to state in both events.
Woodinville placed 13th overall at Sea-King districts, where freshman Aaron McCann swam the 200 and 500 freestyle. Juniors Sean Frisch and Sam Chesneau competed in the 50 freestyle, Chesneau also swimming in the 100 freestyle. McCann, Frisch, and Chesneau teamed up with sophomore Brad Russell, junior Brian Figler, and freshman Sean Skelly.
In dramatic fashion, the WOODINVILLE girls basketball team finished their season with a last-second shot, bringing home a 48-47 victory in a nailbiter against Juanita.
"It was a really exciting game; it was back and forth all night," said Falcon Coach Mike Giusti. With nine seconds left on the clock, Juanita went up by two points after making two at the line. Woodinville called a time-out and on the inbound, Deanna O'Hara found Robynn Waterstrat on the wing, who put up a three-point shot at the buzzer.
"And it went in!" Giusti said. "It was the first league win of the year, and a nice way to end the year."
Senior Amy Rogers led the Falcons with 14 points and eight rebounds, followed by sophomore Megan Johnson, who had nine points and four rebounds; sophomore Rachel Laitala with nine points and 3 rebounds; sophomore Beth Grove with five points and 14 rebounds; senior Heather Sutten with seven points and five rebounds; and O'Hara with one point.
Giusti added that Tristen Johnson was a defensive standout, holding Juanita's best at bay. "This win will be a good springboard to next season," he said.