Northwest NEWS

May 1, 2000


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Avalanche are 'Best of the West'

Sno-King Avalanche

Top row (left to right): asst. coach Kim Burris, head coach Bill Audycki, and asst. coach Kurt Withnell. Third row: Ian Beckstrom, Brian Safstrom, Jared Rusell, Matt Boyd, Nick Thompson. Second Row: Conner Audycki, Conor Carroll, David Yaffa, Riley McCliester, Jake Ichikawa, Gabe Walker. Front Row: Jamie Burris, Kyle Withnell, and Michael Ma. Not pictured: Austin Severson.

   The Sno-King Avalanche ended the season by capturing both the PCAHA League Championships and the "Best of the West" tournament, held at the Sno-King rink in Kirkland. The Avalanche won the league championships over Seattle Junior by a 3-0 score, and beat Phoenix, Arizona by an identical 3-0 score to win the tournament championship. The Avalanche finished with a perfect 24-0 league record and finshed 39-11-5 overall, playing teams throughout the Western US and Canada.

Karate students earn promotions

Pacific Martial Arts

   Pacific Martial Arts has announced the promotion of the following Woodinville karate students: Daniel Osterman, 8; Brendan Connor, 9; Mark Cockran, 11; Alex Sklar-Fowler, 9; Warren Marshall, 7; Jake Sims, 9; Emilee McLernon, 12; Andrew Seitz, 11; Joel Eckert,11; Jackie Seghal, 6; Mike Wilson, 8; Brendan Peters, 6; Mitchell Brackett, 11; Lilly Wilson, 6; Andrew Atkinson, 8. Call (206) 240-2805 for information.

Test your baseball skills

   Try out your baseball skills on May 7 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Sorenson baseball fields, 13203 NE 175th St. This free fun-focused competition will test children 7-14 years old on hitting, fielding, and base running. Winners of the local competition will advance to the state competition at Safeco Field. Everyone will receive participation ribbons, and awards will be given to top finishers in each of the categories: fielding, hitting, base running, and the all-around competition. Registration is highly encouraged, as enrollment is limited. Call Woodinville Parks & Recreation for registration information at 425-398-9327.

Tae Kwon Do students bring home medals

   Sixteen students from Richards' Tae Kwon Do in Mountlake Terrace competed in the 2000 U.S. Martial Arts Championship at Edmonds Community College on April 15. Competitors from all over the U.S. and Canada came together for this event. The group won a total of 16 Gold, 13 Silver, and 6 Bronze Medals. The winners included: Jake Brubaker, Sam McIntyre, Sam Park, Bradford Slow, Daniel Rossouskly, Steven Bond, Alex LeBlanc, Nick Fullen-Collins, Andrew Auger, Steven Siv, David Horm, Raquel Matlin, Tony Vierra, Larry Matlin, Kellison Dabling, and James Lusk-Fauquet.