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State park hosts paddling festival May 8-9

NEW — 6 a.m. May 2, 2015

For expert paddlers or those looking to try sea kayaking or stand-up paddling for the first time, the fifth annual Northwest Paddling Festival is the place to be to get started for a summer on the water.

The festival, the largest of its kind in the Northwest, will be May 8-9 at Lake Sammamish State Park. The hours are from 2-7 p.m. May 8, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 9.

The kayak polo match takes place at 2 p.m. May 9. Jousting follows from 3-4 p.m. The kayak tours, along the park’s wetland areas, run every 30 minutes.

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Sports

Matthew Richardson nets hat trick in Skyline rout

Lopsided victories don’t happen very often for Class 4A KingCo Conference boys soccer teams, so Skyline High School’s blowout of Woodinville on April 21 was a cause for celebration for the Spartans.

By Greg Farrar Sean Curtis (left), Skyline High School senior midfielder, celebrates his goal with senior team captain Nick Morgan at the end of the first period against Woodinville.

By Greg Farrar
Sean Curtis (left), Skyline High School senior midfielder, celebrates his goal with senior team captain Nick Morgan at the end of the first period against Woodinville.

Junior forward Matthew Richardson collected his first career hat trick, scoring in the 12th, 24th and 78th minutes as Skyline powered past the visiting Falcons, 5-0.

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Schools

Pine Lake Middle School celebrates heroes on a local level

Sixth-grader Anna Chisholm had never before volunteered for community service, but she said she enjoyed the time she spent helping homeless residents in Seattle earlier this year.

By Neil Pierson Pine Lake Middle School student Darsh Desai explains his community service efforts with the Vedic Cultural Center to teacher Anne Kiemle during the school’s April 21 event, Heropalooza, to celebrate volunteer work among sixth-grade students.

By Neil Pierson
Pine Lake Middle School student Darsh Desai explains his community service efforts with the Vedic Cultural Center to teacher Anne Kiemle during the school’s April 21 event, Heropalooza, to celebrate volunteer work among sixth-grade students.

“I feel so sad for people that don’t have the opportunities that I have,” said Chisholm, who packed and delivered supplies, and prepared breakfast for homeless adults and teens, alongside members of her select basketball team.

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