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Track team gears up for districts and state

  • May 5, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 7:08PM

OK, so Coupeville didn’t send that big of a team to South Whidbey Thursday and the level of competition was spotty at best. But that was just perfect as the Falcon boys and girls track teams took advantage of the day to prepare for state.

Falcons edged by Lakewood in a nail-biter

  • May 2, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 7:08PM

The South Whidbey soccer team has had a really bad second half of the season — they’re young and they’re learning, but they’re also losing. In their final home game on Saturday, the Falcons dropped a hard 2-1 loss to Lakewood.

Falcons make ‘mental errors’ in Red Wolves loss

  • Apr 28, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 7:08PM

The Red Wolves won 4-1 over the Falcons on Wednesday, but they had to work for it. Although Cedarcrest showed unstinting generosity in raising money to help Colton Wilson’s wish to upgrade the high school baseball field, it didn’t mean they were willing to lay down and lose the game.

Colton Wilson receives his letterman jacket

  • Apr 28, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 7:08PM

It was enough to make a grown man cry. And a few did as Colton Wilson was brought out to home plate at Falcon Field Wednesday to be honored for a selfless act of generosity.

Fastpitch Lady Falcons lose to Granite Falls

  • Apr 21, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 7:08PM

Sometimes, girls just want to have fun. The South Whidbey fastpitch softball team has enough positive team chemistry that even a very tough loss on the field didn’t dampen their enthusiasm for the game or their friends.

Chum Run partners with Children's Center

  • Apr 18, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 7:08PM

The Chum Run organizing committee has announced a new partnership with the South Whidbey Children’s Center, which will now share proceeds of the annual event with the South Whidbey Community Park Scholarship Fund.

Whidbey Marathon draws massive field

  • Apr 18, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 7:08PM

The Whidbey Marathon brought out more than 2,400 runners from all over the United States on Sunday. For the record, Jon Shea won the marathon in 2 hours, 49 minutes, 8 seconds. For the ladies, Jessica Norton crossed the line at 3:22:26.

Falcons can’t find the gaps against Granite Falls

  • Apr 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 7:09PM

They knew the games were going to be tough, but maybe not this tough. South Whidbey and Granite Falls met for the first two of a three-game series during spring break and the Tigers came out on top, twice.

Vikes well prepared

  • Aug 9, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 7:09PM

Even at 18-3, the UVic men aren’t likely to win their division

Ferries seek new operator for Mill Bay route

  • Aug 16, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 7:09PM

BC Ferries issued a Request for Proposals to two parties to provide ferry service on the Brentwood Bay – Mill Bay route this week. This step is a follow up to the October 2005 Request for Expressions of Interest for qualified service providers for the ferry service.

Falcon sports medicine: When accidents happen

  • Mar 1, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:28PM

No question, it was an anxious moment for everyone present when senior Marcella Litwiller crashed to the floor in the third quarter of the Lady Falcon’s first basketball playoff game at Shore-crest High School Feb. 14.

Boys target: home plate

  • Mar 8, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:28PM

For years, baseball coach Dave Guetlin commuted to Monroe High School to teach physical education and run the baseball team. Six years ago he began doing the same at South Whidbey and finds the atmosphere on and off the field to his liking.

No runner stumbles this year for South Whidbey

  • Mar 8, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:28PM

On track Coach Doug Fulton’s crowded desk at South Whidbey High School there are exams to be graded, science experiments to be organized, that day’s attendance sheets and the latest issue of Runner’s World.

Falcon soccer squad sinks Port Townsend

  • Mar 15, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:28PM

What’s wrong with a couple of cookies for the conquered? The Falcon boys soccer team celebrated by defeating Port Townsend 3-2 in their home opener. The Redskins were not amused even when the boys offered them Girl Scout cookies as a consolation prize.

Falcons rule the roost in track and field

  • Mar 18, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:28PM

A grand total of eight South Whidbey athletes captured first place during the school’s opening track meet Thursday, a jamboree attended by the best and brightest from four schools. Threatening rain clouds parted and, though the wind was chilly and the grass soggy, the sun raised everyone’s spirits.

Girls dodge deluge against Lakewood in tennis

  • Mar 25, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:29PM

This is what spring sports coaches do: They watch the skies, check out the local TV broadcasts, read the paper and visit the Internet on a daily basis. Hourly, even, just to keep track of the weather.

Varsity girls vent their anger over coach’s dismissal

  • Mar 29, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:29PM

The citizen trifecta of displeasure at Monday’s school board meeting continued as members of the Falcon varsity girls basketball team vented their anger that John Pyrtek was out of his job as head basketball coach.

South Whidbey Falcons win first league contest

  • Mar 29, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:29PM

Whenever a Falcon batter gets on base, Coach Dave Guetlin yells, “Find it. Find the ball!” For the uninitiated, that’s the coach’s own method of keeping his players safe. “I want the kid to look around for the ball so he doesn’t get tagged,” Guetlin explained. It ensures epic base-stealing by Falcon runners translating to runs scored.

Falcons split, but win a thriller over ATM

  • Apr 8, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:29PM

The South Whidbey Falcons seven-game win streak came to a sudden and abrupt halt early this week as the team dropped the first of three games with Archbishop Murphy by a score of 11-1 in five innings.

Matt Simms: Running with the crowd in Iraq

  • Apr 15, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:29PM

It’s gonna be hot today — 95 degrees Fahrenheit according to the BBC weather service. Unfortunately, not on Whidbey, but rather at latitude 32.44N, longitude 43.23E in the southern Iraqi city of An Nasiriyah. That’s where Langley resident Lt. Cmdr. Matt Simms will be running the second annual Boston/Iraq marathon.

Hitting the links with the South Whidbey Falcons

  • Apr 22, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:29PM

Golf goes Falcons' way on friendly home course.

Kailee Marin gets a kick out of karate, aims for black belt

  • Jun 7, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:31PM

Recently, Kailee Marin’s karate instructor, Bill Blodgett of Freeland, shared a story about one of his star pupils. “Once on a vacation with her parents in Hawaii, she was told the trip could be extended a few days. She told her dad, ‘No, I’ll miss my karate lessons,’” Blodgett recalled.

Neeké soccer team places first in tourney

  • Jun 7, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:31PM

The South Whidbey Neeké Girls Select soccer team took first place in the U-15 division at the RockOn 3v3 Tournament in Oak Harbor on Memorial Day weekend. Winning all five of their games, the Neeké outscored their opponents 39-7. The six-player squad was comprised of Laura Barrow, Shannon Craig, Julia Iversen, Anna Lennon, Laurie Robinson and Marie Shimada.

Plenty of summer activities at South End parks

  • Jun 17, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:31PM

It’s that time again — school’s almost out and kids all over South Whidbey are planning to spend the summer achieving the next level of their video games. But it doesn’t have to be that way: South Whidbey Parks & Recreation has a better idea.

South Whidbey pair help Vikings win NCAA championship

  • Jul 8, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:31PM

Confidence. It might not be what’s in South Whidbey’s water, but it is certainly borne on the waters. It’s the ingredient that has fueled Jordan Tobler and Katie Saelens across the waters for Western Washington University’s national champion women’s crew.

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