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Makenna Barton still has something to prove

  • Written by Derek Johnson

It was a nagging feeling she could no longer ignore. As Makenna Barton headed into her senior year at Woodinville, the decision was clear. After three years on the gymnastics team, she was calling it quits. 

For the girl everyone calls Mackie B, decisions like this come hard. When you’re young and fiercely loyal to those in your orbit, there’s that fear you’re letting everyone down.

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Falcons pound Skyline in conference showdown

  • Written by Derek Johnson

Hunter Cook doubled twice, stole three bases and scored three runs, to lead Woodinville to a 12-6 win over Skyline last Friday night at Falcon Field. The win improved Woodinville’s record to 2-1 in KingCo 4A and 6-2 overall.

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Falcons falter in loss to Skyline

  • Written by Derek Johnson

On a cool, dry Wednesday evening at Woodinville High School, the hometown Falcons ran into a red hot team – the Skyline Spartans.

The end result was a 13-4 loss. The defeat left Woodinville with a 1-1 record in KingCo 4A and 2-2 overall.
“They beat us  fair and square,” Woodinville coach Will Corrigan said. “The biggest thing is ground balls. We knew they were good offensively. We did a good job defensively. But we couldn’t get the ball off the ground. And when you play defense for 4-5 minutes at a time it’s demoralizing and tiring.”

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Lady Falcons crush Eastlake to open conference play

  • Written by Derek Johnson

Dark, ominous clouds rolled in from the west. One wondered if this game would soon be postponed. As the clouds engulfed the sky overhead, a cold torrent of rain fell upon the ballfield. Spectators scurried for umbrellas and cover.
But the game went on. And not even foul weather could quell the hot bats of the Woodinville Falcons. Behind the dominant pitching of Lauryn Rhinehart and power hitting of Paige Grover, the Lady Falcons crushed Eastlake 10-0 to win their KingCo opener. 

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