The grind of a college athlete is one that can only be understood by experiencing it. Linden Firethorne, a 2012 graduate of South Whidbey High School and senior outside hitter for Central Washington University’s volleyball team, knows this truth better than most.
In the August Monday morning sun, by foot, motorcycle and car, commuters board the Clinton ferry headed for the office, plant or meetings.
Some stormy weather won’t keep runners from participating in the first ever Turkey Trot 5K this weekend.
The cooperative agreement between South Whidbey High School and Kamiak that allowed Falcons Kinsey Eager, Ally Lynch, and Bella Northup to swim competitively with the Knights paid off.
A set of horse jumps lay idle and unused along the outer rim of Emma Scotthanson’s horse arena at her family’s Clinton home.
South Whidbey’s volleyball team was bounced from the Class 1A District 1 Tournament on Oct. 28-31 in Bothell after two losses at the hands of Nooksack Valley and Cedar Park Christian.
South Whidbey cross country sent two runners to the Class 1A State Cross Country Championships on Nov. 7 in Pasco, but neither were able to reach the podium.
South Whidbey football lost its season finale to Nooksack Valley, 51-8, on Friday night at Waterman’s Field.
South Whidbey cross country runners Mallorie Mitchem and Elizabeth Donnelly may have traveled two different paths to qualify for state at the District 1 Cross Country Championships on Saturday at the high school, but the reward was much the same.
In the end, there just wasn’t enough time for South Whidbey’s football team on Senior Night. The Falcons lost to the Sultan Turks, 34-32, on Thursday night at Waterman’s Field. It was another tough break for South Whidbey, which dropped to 1-8 overall and 0-7 in the Cascade Conference. Sultan improved to 2-7 overall, 2-5 in league. The Falcons were battling for the league’s final Class 1A postseason berth, but came up short.
South Whidbey High School athletic director John Patton has named Mandy Jones as the school's new varsity volleyball coach.