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WHS students reach summit of Mount Rainier

  • Written by Derek Johnson

The expedition of four hikers drove to Mount Rainier, and then motored up to Paradise Ranger Station, at an elevation 5,400 feet. Clouds shrouded the mountain, so they couldn’t see the peak. But at one point, driving around a bend in the road, the clouds parted and offered a view of the towering summit at close range.

Brian Rutherford, a senior at Woodinville High School, fell silent. “I remember being so completely intimidated,” he said. “And second guessing myself. I was like, ‘Geez, am I going to be able to get to the top of that?’”

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Central Oregon tour a magnet for Seattle-area bicyclists

  • Written by Derek Johnson

66-year-old Sue Matthews leads bicycle tours several times a year around the Pacific Northwest. She’s also been blessed with a voice so sweet and melodious that she could do voiceovers for commercials. When asked about the Cascade Bicycle Club, her response rolls off the tongue like a charming radio spot.  

“Cascade promotes riding through tours and advocacy,” Matthews said. “And my part of it is showing people they can take vacations on their bike. Have a good time, find a more active vacation, leave a smaller footprint. That’s what Cascade is about.”

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Simon dominates as AA Legion tops Lake Stevens

  • Written by Derek Johnson

On this idyllic summer evening at Woodinville High School, the AA Legion club cruised to a 7-1 win over Lake Stevens June 23.

AA Legion is one of four summer teams governed by the Woodinville Baseball Club. This team comprises players ages 14 to 17, and predominantly features members of Woodinville High School’s junior varsity teams.

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Kenmore mayor shares memories of U.S. Open

  • Written by Derek Johnson

The thrill of victory and anguish of defeat were both on display at the recent U.S. Open at Chambers Bay near Tacoma. It all came down to the 18th green on that final Sunday, enthralling millions of TV viewers and setting the Twitterverse into meltdown.

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Dayzell Wilson voted King 5 High School Male Athlete of the Year

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

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King 5 Sports named Bothell senior Dayzell Wilson King 5 High School Male Athlete of the Year. Wilson caught 17 touchdown passes in the regular season and was the top receiver for the 4A state champion Cougars. In the spring, Wilson took his speed to the track, where he finished fifth in state in 300 meter hurdles.

King 5 Sports staff nominated seven athletes and seven teams for King 5 Male and Female Athletes of the Year and seven teams Boys and Girls Teams of the Year and communities voted for their choice. In addition to Dayzell Wilson, Inglemoor basketball star Deja Struthers was nominated for Female Athlete of the Year and Woodinville boys basketball team was nominated for Boys Team of the Year.