As Bothell’s final pass fell incomplete, Pop Keeney Stadium was the scene of pure joy. Falcon players jumped on each other and shouted. The Falcon Marching Band kicked into high gear. And a KOMO-TV cameraman was quickly in the face of Woodinville coach Wayne Maxwell, who fielded questions from reporters.
To the victors go the spoils. And the victors from last Friday’s showdown were the Woodinville Falcons. Paced by a powerful rushing attack and a stout defense, Woodinville beat Bothell 17-10. It marked the fourth straight year that the Falcons have conquered the Cougars.
It was a scene right from the movie 300. Woodinville’s small army of swimmers facing off against the teeming hordes from Lake Washington. It was just the harsh reality. As such, there was no mathematical chance the Falcons could win last Thursday afternoon at Juanita Pool.
Life can change in an instant. One moment, you’re a high school sophomore drifting off to sleep on a Thursday night. You’ve spent countless hours preparing for the big conference swim meet the next day. But then you wake up feeling pain. Suddenly you’re rushed into surgery.
A year later and the Woodinville Boys Golf Team is doing pretty well and that’s after graduating a deep bunch of seniors led by Wyatt Mosher. This year's senior class is much smaller but contains some fine talent led by Calvin McDonough. After starting off the season with a one-stroke loss to Lake Washington, the Falcons have slowly built momentum with a strong win over Bothell. Another big win came at Issaquah, then against Juanita, and then Inglemoor. The only Northshore loss came against the upstart North Creek Jaguars. Now sitting in the middle of the Kingco Conference pack, the boys have a shot at a winning record but they will have to weather two powerhouse teams, Eastlake and Mt. Si.
The year finishes up with Senior Night on Oct 9th and then a Northshore Playoff on October 12 both at the team’s home course, The Golf Club at Echo Falls.
In those final furious minutes, Woodinville kept attacking Eastlake’s goal. But when the final whistle sounded, the Lady Falcons failed to score.
The girls in green were left with a tough 1-0 loss. The defeat rendered Woodinville’s record at 0-4 in Kingco 4A, and 0-4-2 overall. Eastlake remained in first place by improving to 3-1-1 in league play.