15-inning state playoff pushes South Whidbey toward title | FALCON BASEBALL

South Whidbey baseball players celebrate after winning a 15-inning game against Seattle Christian in the first round of the state 1A tournament May 23 in Anacortes.  - Matt Simms photo
  • May 29, 2015 at 3:43PM

History will be made when South Whidbey baseball plays for the state championship Saturday. The Falcons defeated the Cashmere Bulldogs 3-0 on Friday morning to advance to the state 1A championship game on Saturday, May 30. It is the first time in South Whidbey High School history and in recent memory that the baseball team reached the title match.

Fundraiser held for Whidbey pride parade

  • May 29, 2015 at 6:00PM

The Queer Pride Parade Committee is pairing with Greenbank Farm to host a fundraising celebration at the farm Friday, June 5.

Sea star populations make slow recovery from disease

  • May 29, 2015 at 6:00PM

Sea stars around Whidbey Island are making a slow recovery after the effects of a deadly disease wiped out millions of them over the past year.

Madsen single sends softball to state | FALCON FASTPITCH

  • May 29, 2015 at 6:00PM

Lots of children dream of their shining moment, that chance to be a hero. When the moment came for Anne Madsen, she delivered, and now her South Whidbey softball team is headed to the state tournament for the first time in recent memory. The Falcon fastpitch squad won three of four 1A bi-district games May 21 and 23 to punch its ticket to the state tournament, the first time South Whidbey has qualified in more than a decade. And they did so in dramatic fashion.

Clinton violinist accepted to Juilliard

  • May 29, 2015 at 4:09PM

Clinton resident Mira Yamamoto has been admitted to the prestigious Juilliard School. Yamamoto was one of 10-12 undergraduate violinists accepted to the school for the 2015-16 school year. Langley resident Gloria Ferry-Brennan, with whom she began studying Suzuki Method violin lessons at age three, was also accepted but chose to attend Curtis Institute in Philadelphia instead.

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