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Falcons soar over Eastlake 41-16

  • Written by Derek Johnson

Led by the receiving of Frank “The Tank” Yerrace and a defense that created more turnovers than the Hillcrest Bakery, the Woodinville Falcons cruised past Eastlake 41-16 last Saturday at Pop Keeney Stadium. The win gave Woodinville (2-0) sole possession of first place in KingCo 4A. 

For the fifth-ranked Falcons, it was the perfect encore after blasting Bothell the week before.

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Loss to Everett seen as learning experience

  • Written by Derek Johnson

In real life, if a seagull fought a falcon, things would not end well for the seagull. But on the volleyball court of Everett High School last Thursday night, that brand of logic didn’t hold up. The Everett Seagulls dispatched of the Woodinville Falcons 3 games to 1. In so doing, they spoiled the head coaching debut of Woodinville’s Andrea Roelen.

But the defeat didn’t faze Roelen. In fact, she viewed it as a valuable learning experience.

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Dark Side Defense Silences Sirmon

  • Written by Derek Johnson

By scheduling happenstance, Woodinville and Bothell kicked off their seasons by playing each other– in a showdown usually reserved for mid-season. On this warm Friday night at Pop Keeney Stadium, the Falcons prevailed with a 36-14 win.

“There’s no better feeling than coming out here and stomping Bothell,” Woodinville safety/receiver Nash Fouch said. “It sets the tone for the season.”

“It’s so weird playing them in the first game,” Woodinville quarterback Jaden Sheffey said. “Our biggest rival. There’s something special about beating them.”

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Coach looking to install “Pack Mentality”

  • Written by Derek Johnson

Frank Shuck is fired up. The 60-year old head coach for Woodinville track will be leading the cross country team for the first time this fall.

Distance running is his forte. During his high school days in California, Shuck’s team ranked third nationally. And as a head coach, he built a winning program at Inglemoor.

He retired two years ago, but then was lured back into action when the Woodinville job opened up. With the 2017 season about to start, he’s pleased with the leadership shown by his captains.

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Andrea Roelen assumes control of program

  • Written by Derek Johnson

Falcon Volleyball enters a new era this fall. Andrea Roelen, an assistant for the past two seasons at Woodinville, has been appointed to lead the Lady Falcons.  

The 43-year old was once a two-time All-American and National Champion in her years at the University of Puget Sound. She was also a Deans’ List student and Trustee Scholar. In subsequent years, she’s had multiple coaching stops, including the past two as an assistant at Woodinville under coach Mike Mills.

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