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Tight-knit Falcons repeat as 4A State Champions

  • Written by Derek Johnson

As the Lady Falcons took their place upon the victor’s podium last Friday, first year coach Kathie Koch beamed a happy smile while gazing at her girls.

“We have worked really hard all season,” Koch said. “The girls performed exactly the way they’ve practiced the last several weeks. It was a great outcome today.”

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Falcons stun Issaquah to capture KingCo 4A crown

  • Written by Derek Johnson

In that bubbling cauldron of a fourth quarter and overtime, the Woodinville Falcons kept their composure, knocking off powerhouse Issaquah 63-60. In so doing, the Falcons did what they’ve never done before — win the KingCo 4A League Championship.

“Since day one, we’ve talked about the power of the fist, about knocking teams out with the power of the fist versus an open hand,” Woodinville coach Mark Folsom said. “About the power of playing as one. Our guys bought into that and tonight was characteristic of all that coming together.”

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Season ends in overtime heartbreak — but cherished friendships remain

  • Written by Derek Johnson

So much hung in the balance of this KingCo tourney game. With 10 seconds left in overtime, Woodinville inbounded the ball trailing Bothell 60-58. A win would send the Lady Falcons to State; a loss would send them home. But miscommunication led to an errant pass — an excruciating turnover. And moments later, when Bothell’s Keyonna Jones knocked down a pair of free throws, Woodinville could only watch as the buzzer sounded and Bothell stormed the court in celebration.  

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The sporting week in review - Feb. 23, 2015

  • Written by Derek Johnson

(As of Feb. 22)

WHS Gymnastics  
State event finals (Individual), Feb. 21
 
Vault
2nd Marisa Savage 9.675
5th Paige Hirata  9.175
 
Bars
2nd Marisa Savage 9.35
4th Maddie Thoma 9.2
5th Emily Paratore 9.15
 
Beam
4th tie Paige Hirata and Kylie Mosset 9.225
6th Marisa Savage 9.075
8th Sabrina Nelson 8.3
 
Floor
5th Marisa Savage 9.5

WHS Wrestling  
Mat Classic, Tacoma Dome Feb. 20

Duke Clinch went 0-2
Cole Morrison went 1-2
Neither wrestler placed

WHS Swim and Dive
No info submitted

WHS Boys Basketball (16-6)
Feb. 19 Beat Issaquah 63-60, advanced to State

WHS Girls Basketball (17-8)

Feb 17 Beat Skyline 60-58
Feb 19 Beat Issaquah 60-50
Feb 21 Lost to Bothell 62-58 (OT)

Lady Falcons headed back to State

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Gymnastics

Woodinville defeated Newport, Mount Si and Camas last Saturday to earn to a trip to Tacoma this Friday and Saturday. (Photo courtesy of Deb Stemmerman)