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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.

All-Stars shut out S. Skagit

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

Behind the one-hit shutout pitching of starter Jack Lewis, South Whidbey’s 9-10 year-old All-Star team cruised to an 11-0 win over South Skagit’s American League All-Stars in the Little League District 11 tournament on Wednesday. Lewis fanned 13 of the 18 batters he faced while walking two. South Skagit’s lone hit came in the first inning.

A welcome return: Courts call veterans back

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

When Bill and Carolyn McCurlloch retired and moved to Greenbank last year, one of their first tasks was to find a tennis court — and someone to play with. It wasn’t long before they found the courts at South Whidbey High School. “Tennis players usually manage to find each other,” Carolyn McCurrloch noted.

Students show off their projects, then get graded

  • Apr 23, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 9:46AM

LANGLEY — Standing in front of a bunch of adults to give a presentation can be a daunting task for just about anyone.

Fire District 3 will spend $150,000 FEMA grant on recruitment efforts

  • Apr 23, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 9:46AM

What the grant will do for

School district signs contract for water treatment facility

  • Apr 23, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 9:46AM

LANGLEY — The South Whidbey School District has moved closer to turning the taps back on in local schools.

Judge gives Langley burglary suspect more time to find lawyer

  • Apr 23, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 9:46AM

COUPEVILLE — The court arraignment for a South End man accused of breaking into a Langley shop was delayed for two weeks so he could try to find a lawyer.

Kids and parents reconnect without the tube

  • Apr 23, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 9:46AM

BAYVIEW — It can’t be a surprise to anyone that kids are watching too much television.

Woman busted in Freeland burglary gets prison term

  • Apr 23, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 9:46AM

COUPEVILLE — One of two people arrested in connection with a string of burglaries in Freeland last month broke down in tears as she apologized in court to a Freeland business woman for breaking into her shop and stealing her identity.

City promises six-month fix to waterfront rules

  • Apr 23, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 9:47AM

LANGLEY — The city of Langley made a giant leap toward overhauling its regulations for waterfront development.

Bike riders ask for respect at latest Exchange forum

  • Apr 19, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 9:47AM

LANGLEY — Bicyling is the Rodney Dangerfield of transportation.

It’s a four-way race now for commissioner

  • Apr 19, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 9:47AM

Island County Commissioner Phil Bakke is now facing a four-way race to retain his seat in Coupeville.

Bisina and film crew win release

  • Apr 19, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 9:47AM

LANGLEY — A Langley man and four Seattle-based film-

Blaze is deemed as accidental

  • Apr 19, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 9:47AM

LANGLEY — A Langley house went up in flames around noon Wednesday while the owners weren’t home and was destroyed by the fire and the smoke it created.

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