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Falcons feeling good after beating Newport

  • Written by Derek Johnson
In the past two weeks, Woodinville has rallied to salvage its season.
 
Following a loss to Bothell on January 16th, the Falcons had gone 1-7 in their previous eight games. 
 
But last Friday night, Woodinville marshalled a superb second half to beat Newport 66-52. After the game, Falcon players cheered loudly within their locker room. This night marked their third win in the past five games.
 
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Seniors passed on the torch to the “Young Guns”

  • Written by Derek Johnson
One-by-one  they  were  announced on the PA system at Redmond Pool. The eight Falcons whose prep careers were coming to a close. Each young man stepped forward to acknowledge the applause. Then they all plunged into the pool in a playful manner that had everyone laughing and enjoying the moment.
 
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Tune-up over Skyline gets Falcons ready for Postseason

  • Written by Derek Johnson
Woodinville cruised last Thursday to a comfortable win over Skyline. In so doing, the Lady Falcons capped a perfect 8-0 regular season.
The meet, which was held at Interlake High School, also served a secondary purpose. Several key Falcons sat out and rested, as the Kingco Tourney draws near on February 2-3.
 
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Hughes sets scoring record as Falcons destroy North Creek

  • Written by Derek Johnson

At the beginning of the season, Mia Hughes was freaking out.  The freshman forward was starting on varsity but having an issue with senior point guard Regan Schenck. It turns out that Schenck’s penchant for firing laser beam passes was causing the youngster some distress.
“Honestly, I was afraid to catch passes from Regan,” Hughes said. “I would come home and tell my mom, `Mom I can’t catch her passes!’”

To which Mrs. Hughes replied, “You just gotta get used to it!”

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Falcons win battles but lose the war vs. North Creek

  • Written by Derek Johnson

When an already small roster meets with attrition, the result is what happened last Thursday night at North Creek High School. The depleted ranks of the Woodinville wrestling team won four of their matches against the Jaguars. But the multiple forfeits from vacated weight classes did in the Falcons, who lost 41-25. Woodinville’s season record dropped to 1-4, while North Creek improved to 4-3.

“It can be disappointing,” Woodinville coach Todd Christensen said. “But we talk about the guys we have here winning the matches. That’s all we can do. We’ve had the string of injuries and a couple kids out sick. It happens. I thought the kids that were here wrestled hard and had a good night.”

The victorious Falcons were Ian Tsang, Matthew Lopez, Nolan Downs and Drew Christensen. 

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