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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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Rachel Moscatel returns from injury to play for dad

  • Written by Derek Johnson

Last year’s Falcons may have soared all the way to the State tourney, but the season wasn’t without setbacks. You didn’t have to look any further than pregame warmups. Woodinville players would jog onto the court to shoot baskets and stretch muscles. But on the sideline, sophomore Rachel Moscatel would hobble her way to a seat on the bench. A serious knee injury caused her to miss the whole campaign.

But now, in a recent game against Bothell, she’s on the court. A teammate spies her standing open and passes her the ball. Moscatel catches it beyond the three point arc. Squaring her shoulders to the hoop, she lets the ball fly with a smooth release. And… SWISH!

“It’s going good, there’s no pain,” Moscatel said. “It’s going better than I thought it would. It’s nice to be back.”

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Blistering first quarter leads to 70-46 win over Bothell

  • Written by Derek Johnson
What a difference a year makes. The last time Woodinville played at Bothell, they ran into the towering talent known as Taya Corosdale. The 6’1” center dominated defensively, and made it a tough night for Falcon shooters.  
 
But Corosdale graduated and  is now playing for Oregon State. Bothell isn’t the same without her. And this proved itself last Wednesday night, as the Falcons raced out to a 16-0 lead before winning 70-46.
 
For Woodinville, Regan Schenck had 15 points and 11 assists, despite playing less than three quarters. Mia Hughes had 17 and Madison Lundquist added 15. 
 
 “I feel like we did a good job and came out strong and didn’t play down to their level,” said Woodinville’s Morgan Lundquist, who grabbed 8 rebounds. “It helped that there was no drama. We kept it clean this game.”
 
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Eagle and Damov qualify for Districts; Falcons sweep diving event

  • Written by Derek Johnson

When you have a smaller roster than other schools, it changes how you  define  success. By sheer numbers, Woodinville was outmanned by North Creek in their dual meet last Thursday. And the predictable result was a 108-73 loss at Redmond Pool.

But individual milestones had the Falcon squad fired up. 

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Falcons celebrate Senior Night with win over Newport

  • Written by Derek Johnson

Kylie Mosset and Ellie Mann shone bright as the Woodinville Falcons defeated Newport 172-155 last Tuesday night at Woodinville High School. Mosset finished first in parallel bars, balance beam and all-around competitions. Mann captured the top spot in floor.

With the win, Woodinville remained undefeated with a 5-0 record. Newport, a traditional Kingco power, saw its record slip to 2-4.

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