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Jimbo Weir and the Battered Bastards of Baseball

  • Written by Karin Hopper

One great thing about Woodinville Softball is hanging out with Jimbo Weir. Back in the day, he played minor league baseball for the San Francisco Giants organization. Later, he led the Lady Falcons to two State Championships, and gained national attention when his girls beat a Kingco opponent 64-0. (That’s a story unto itself – to be explored in a future article).

A few weeks ago, Jimbo was at the Woodinville-Redmond game at Hartman Park. His daughter Dani now coaches his former club. He’s often on hand to cheer the team on.

Jimbo and I got into a discussion about baseball documentaries. He asked if I’d ever heard of the Portland Mavericks. I shrugged and said no. He began talking about a film that was so good he’d watched it three times in less than a week. It was about an independent minor league team in the 1970s that included players such as legendary actor Kurt Russell and bestselling author Jim Bouton. Jimbo was jumping out of his skin with excitement as he described the film. He said it was called The Battered Bastards of Baseball.

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Northshore Students Recognized by PTA Reflections Art Program

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff
Ten Northshore students were recipients of this year’s WSPTA Reflections awards. The program supports the arts in Northshore School District and is sponsored by the Northshore Council PTSA.
 
Every year more than 300,000 students Pre-K through grade 12 create original works of art connected to a theme. The theme for the 2018-19 program was Heros Around Me.
 
Inglemoor junior Jenny Xiong placed at the National PTSA Reflections competition. Xiong received an Award of Excellence in Music Composition for her work “Blue Tempests.” She, along with other national level winners, will have her work featured in a traveling exhibition which  will  begin  in January 2020 in Washington, D.C. and conclude in June 2020 in Louisville, Kentucky. Ten Northshore students were recognized for their work at the state level.
 
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ADA webinar helps disabled job seekers

  • Written by Valley View Staff
ADA webinar helps disabled job seekers
 
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
 
Attend in person at the DSB Seattle office (3411 S. Alaska Street, Seattle, WA). Visit the website at http://bit.ly/DSB-ADA for instructions on signing in to the webinar.   

Woodinville Blood Drive

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff
Cottage Lake Interfaith Partners is sponsoring a blood drive on Tuesday, May 14 from 1:00 - 7:00 pm (dinner break from 3:00-3:45 pm) at Wooden Cross Lutheran Church, 17401 198th Ave NE, Woodinville. Contact Dewey Millar for an appointment at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 425-867-1781 (call or text). 

Forget the Sophomore Slump -- Mia Hughes named Kingco MVP

  • Written by Derek Johnson
As last week’s Snowpocalypse swept across the Pacific Northwest, the region’s district basketball games were postponed. Woodinville’s Mia Hughes took some time last Friday afternoon to talk about her season and the recent news of being named Kingco 4A MVP.
 
Sometimes in sports, athletes make a grand debut their first year, only to take a step back in their second season. But that was not the case for Hughes. After being named first team All-Kingco as a freshman, she followed that up by winning the conference Player of the Year award.
 
“It did surprise me because there are a lot of good senior players in the Kingco league,” Hughes said. “I wasn’t expecting to get it this sophomore year. I don’t know how to say this -- I was just proud of myself for all my hard work paying off as a sophomore, and [I look forward] to seeing to where I can go for my junior and senior years also.”
 
Hughes has amassed quite a resume. Twice she has been named first team All-Kingaco 4A. She’s got an MVP award. She has been a member of two Kingco championship teams. She has played in a state championship game. And this year she’s averaging 20.2 points and 7.1 rebounds a game, while leading the way to a 20-2 record and #1 ranking in state.
 
“Mia is an absolute joy to coach,” Woodinville coach Scott Bullock said in an email. “Her will to win is over the top and so contagious with her team. This past year she has continued to work hard and develop her game. Already a fantastic scorer, she has now complemented her game with much improved ball handling and passing skills. She has also spent endless hours in the gym shooting free throws and now added 10% to her season percentage. Mia keeps getting better and that keeps the future looking bright in Woodinville.”
 
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