Jim Waller

Falcons cruise to one-sided wins / Baseball, softball

After tough losses over the weekend, the South Whidbey High School baseball and softball teams bounced back to record lopsided, five-inning home wins Monday, March… Continue reading


8 receive junior black belts / Martial arts

Eight students of Tiger Martial Arts in Freeland earned their junior black belts Sunday, March 18. Those who received their black belts are Olivia Livingstone,… Continue reading


One-hitter sinks Falcons / Baseball

For the South Whidbey High School baseball team, it was too much Hunter Smith. Smith, a senior right-hander and two-time all-Olympic League pitcher, fired a… Continue reading


South Whidbey dumps Coupeville 4-1 / Tennis

The opening match win for the South Whidbey High School tennis team was a little extra special, coming over visiting rival Coupeville 4-1 Friday, March… Continue reading

South Whidbey falls in opener / Softball

Several switches on defense led to several problems as the South Whidbey High School softball team lost 12-0 in six innings to visiting Coupeville Saturday,… Continue reading

Falcons get ready for season at Island Jamboree / Track

The South Whidbey High School track teams warmed up for the regular season by taking part in the Island Jamboree along with Coupeville and host… Continue reading

Falcons shut down Oak Harbor / Soccer

It was a bright present and future for the South Whidbey soccer team in its 5-0 rout of visiting Oak Harbor Thursday, March 15. The… Continue reading

Falcons, Seagulls battle to 2-2 draw / Soccer

The South Whidbey and Everett high school soccer teams settled for a 2-2 tie in the season opener at Lincoln Field Tuesday, March 13. “It… Continue reading

South Whidbey opens season at Snohomish / Boys golf

The South Whidbey High School boys golf team began the 2018 season at the Where Do You Stand meet at the Snohomish Golf Course Tuesday,… Continue reading

No experience, no problem — Falcons win / Baseball

South Whidbey High School’s young baseball team showed some moxie in a 6-5 win in the season opener at Chimacum Saturday, March 10. The Falcons… Continue reading

Falcons receive all-league honors

South Whidbey High School athletes earned all-league honors the Cascade Conference announced last week. In boys basketball, senior Lewis Pope was selected as the league’s… Continue reading

Sherry Phay

Islander muscles way into national powerlifting meet

Sherry Phay displayed both her strength and quickness while winning her division in the Sleighin’ Weights powerlifting meet Saturday at Dungeon Fitness in Bremerton. That… Continue reading

Sherry Phay

Huff begins hydro career on familiar waters

The way Steve Huff sees it, he “returned to the waters that gave him birth.” Huff, a 1984 graduate of South Whidbey High School, provided… Continue reading

VIEWPOINT | Thank you, Wallie

You are reading this today because of the impact Wallie Funk had on my life 50 years ago. Wallie, longtime publisher of the Whidbey News-Times,… Continue reading

On the run: Steller to circumnavigate Whidbey Island

James Steller is going to give Whidbey Island the run-around. Steller, a Coupeville resident and board member of the Community Foundation for Coupeville Public Schools,… Continue reading

Whidbey Horse Trials completes 41st competition over weekend

For Kit Maret, it’s a way to keep active in a sport she enjoys. For Maya Black, it is a springboard to the upper echelons… Continue reading

Oak Harbor skippers finish fourth in North American Championships

Oak Harbor skippers Dave Steckman and Bill Walker placed fourth and seventh, respectively, in the San Juan 24 North American Championships hosted by the Oak… Continue reading

Wolves nip Falcon sluggers

Coming from behind twice and surviving a triple play, the Coupeville High School baseball team snapped a 13-game losing streak by edging South Whidbey 5-4 Monday, April 13, at Robert Sherman Field.

Falcons open track season at Whidbey Island Jamboree

The South Whidbey track teams combined to win four events at the Whidbey Island Jamboree on Thursday, March 20, in Oak Harbor.

Johnston, Curtis lead local runners in 2012 Whidbey Marathon

Langley's Stacie Prater, the lone South Whidbey representative in the 11th annual Whidbey Island Marathon, placed 84th in the 26-mile race Sunday, April 15. Tahome Khalsa of Seattle and Kristen Carter of Bellingham captured the men's and women's divisions on a cool, partly cloudy morning.