Questions arise over Northshore PE credit policy

  • Written by Derek Johnson

During the 2014-15 school year, Troy Kasper was often late to work.

His son Zac was a senior at Cascadia, taking a rigorous course load and boasting a 3.85 GPA. But due to a Northshore School District policy, Zac needed to take PE in order to graduate.

“For first period he would go over to Bothell [High School] and play badminton and pickle ball to fulfill his PE requirements,” Kasper said. “Two days a week I had to adjust my work schedule. Zac would rush home from badminton and grab his books and I would drive him to Cascadia. He only had about 20 minutes between those classes.

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Woodinville women find success in powerlifting competition

  • Written by Derek Johnson

In the three months that Natascha Karlova prepared for the Alki Beach Classic, she altered her powerlifting routine. At the behest of her trainer, Jimmy McCurry of Progressive Performance, she doubled the practice time working on squat lifts. The change made an impact, to be sure.  

“Initially, I thought I was going to die,” Karlova said.  

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WWCX 3rd annual Women’s Cyclocross Festival

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

A fantastic day is ahead for bicycling women and the families who love them.
Saturday, Aug. 29 at St. Edward State Park, Kenmore. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Registration is open for Skills Clinics, Yoga Clinics and all races.
Day-of/on-site registration is available. To register online:
Beer Garden, Men’s Race, and more. The kids race  is free but racers need to register (online or day-of).
Spectating and the Women’s Cyclocross Expo are free.

Friday Night Lights barbecue and scrimmage

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

The Woodinville Falcon Gridiron Club invites you to help us kick off the 2015 football season at our Friday Night Lights Barbecue and Scrimmage on Aug. 28.

Join us from 5-8 p.m. for food, activities and our first scrimmage of the season. Tickets are just $10 and include food featuring barbecue by Carolina Smoke BBQ, as well as one 20-minute gaming session sponsored by Game Truck. The event takes place at the Woodinville High School football field, and there will be activities for all ages.

Tickets will be available on site, so plan to bring the whole family and help us celebrate WHS football. Go Falcons!

Rotary Skateboard Challenge winners announced

  • Written by Woodinville Rotary

Jacob (Jake) Pogue of Puyallup is the champion of the 2015 Skateboard Challenge on Aug. 1 at Rotary Community Park in Woodinville. He was among 41 top skateboarders earning prizes in the 12th annual event.

Pogue not only received the “key to the city” from Mayor Bernie Talmas, but he won the Rotary Best Trick prize money, placed first in his division and won the Ethan Zakes Best Trick competition. He succeeded 2014 champion Joel Cedenjas of Des Moines who finished second in this year’s Sponsored Class.

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