Evan Thompson

South Whidbey High School’s stadium renamed after Jim ‘Coach’ Leierer

Jim “Coach” Leierer’s legacy was officially cemented in a fitting place on Friday night. South Whidbey High School’s football stadium was renamed after the South… Continue reading

Cheer team wins camp competition, preps for fall season

For not having competed against other teams in four years, South Whidbey cheer held its own and then some this summer. The Falcons won a… Continue reading

Falcon volleyball aims to win division | FALL SPORTS PREVIEW

South Whidbey volleyball notched a major accomplishment on its belt last year when it advanced to the state championships for the second time in four… Continue reading

2017 Soup Box Derby draws crowds, smiles

Speed demons, youngsters and businesses on wheels bombed down Zippy Raceway at the 2017 Soup Box Derby on Sunday morning in Langley. Twenty cars participated… Continue reading

Tough boys tennis league poses difficult challenge for postseason play | FALL SPORTS PREVIEW

South Whidbey seniors Hank Papritz and Ryan Wenzek received a valuable lesson when they fell one win short of qualifying for the boys tennis state… Continue reading

Chances of making it to state improve with large turnout | FALL SPORTS PREVIEW

Developing a cadre of youth runners to help qualify for state is a focus for South Whidbey cross country this season. Head coach Doug Fulton,… Continue reading

New goals set a high bar for Falcon girls soccer squad | FALL SPORTS PREVIEW

South Whidbey’s girls soccer team is being trained to enter matches with the mindset of not only competing, but winning. This approach will be put… Continue reading

Independent schedule could boost program viability

South Whidbey football has only one victory to its name over the past two seasons. That doesn’t sit well with junior tight end Alex Turner.… Continue reading

City council commits to boost in Island Senior Resources funding

Though an attic fire at Senior Thrift in July caused a significant setback for Island Senior Resources, the organization received a small boost from the… Continue reading

Survey results narrow Langley Middle School use

Survey results show South Whidbey residents largely support Langley Middle School transforming into a community center. The majority of the 523 people who took the… Continue reading

School meeting draws 700 students, parents

Students affected by the closure of Langley Middle School had a taste of what the upcoming school year will be like on Thursday night. Over… Continue reading

Selling South Whidbey School District assets isn’t worth it, administrators say

If the South Whidbey School District is successful in leasing out all of Langley Middle School as planned, it will mean a sizeable chunk of… Continue reading

South Whidbey football program brings back beach practices

Beach practices under South Whidbey head coach Mark Hodson have long been known to forge bonds between teammates and push them to the brink of… Continue reading

Archers hit the mark with series of classes at Community Park

Dryah Artis’ posture is still as she draws back her bow. The 15-year-old’s eyes rest on a three-foot-tall circular target standing 49 feet away, while… Continue reading

Langley can pick up art insurance for free this time

The Langley City Council voted to insure artist Dale Reiger’s sculpture in Clyde Alley for up to $7,000 in damages at a workshop on Tuesday.… Continue reading

New Useless Bay learning center named after beloved PGA pro

Herb Magnusson didn’t expect any accolades in return for his services to golfers at the Useless Bay Golf and Country Club. The longtime PGA pro… Continue reading

Veterans survey to gauge service needs, population

Freeland resident Kat Ersch knows what’s done is done. Her late husband, 22-year Navy veteran Bill Davison, did not receive the level of health care… Continue reading

Queer Pride Parade set for Sunday afternoon in downtown Langley

Langley is opening its arms to the LGBTQ community once again with a queer pride parade this weekend. The 4th Annual Queer Pride Parade begins… Continue reading

School budget approved, parents express concern about consolidation

The South Whidbey School Board approved a $20.67 million budget for the 2017-18 school year following a public hearing on Wednesday night. Though major changes… Continue reading

Whidbey Crabs finish third in two-day home invitational

It was a good day for the Black brothers. Nick and Alex Black, who play for the Whidbey Crabs’ select baseball team, both contributed walk-off… Continue reading