I’ve been writing about sports long enough to have covered the prep careers of many Woodinville kids. A variety of personalities, for sure.  

Take Jaden Sheffey, for example. I knew him as being Mr. Cool, Calm and Collected as the Woodinville quarterback. And then there was Regan Schenck, the former point guard for the Lady Falcons. I once likened her playing style to a German Shephard chasing after raw hamburger.

Ellie Mann last month became another to graduate. I’ve known her mostly through her gymnastics career. Her style has always reminded me of that Ernest Hemingway quote: “Courage is grace under pressure.”

Last winter she capped off her gymnastics career by standing on the podium at the State tourney. This spring, she returned to the State tourney for track and Field. And went out in grand style, standing on the podium there, too.   
“Finishing in the top 5 in the state in two sports was a good way to end my senior year,” she said. 
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