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Lady Falcons play Shorecrest on Valentine's Day

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 8:27PM

On Friday, Anacortes upset Burlington-Edison 48-42 in a 3A division crossover game, meaning South Whidbey will play the Shorecrest Highlanders (15-5), 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14 at Shorecrest High School in Shoreline. "They have a couple of good guards, but they're weak in the middle," Falcons Coach John Pyrtek said. "We're evenly matched (14-6 overall) and it should be a good game."

South Whidbey boys basketball wins one for the Gulvin

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 8:27PM

After a fine 51-46 victory over Archbishop Murphy Feb. 3, the South Whidbey boys basketball team made a strong effort to become the first squad since 1994 to have a winning season.

Falcons stun Wildcats in final seconds

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 8:27PM

Last month after losing 50-47 to Archbishop Murphy, Lady Falcon co-captains Jessi Eaton and Caitie Newman vowed sweet revenge when the Wildcats came to Erikson Gym. Oh, how sweet it was.

Trash Talkin'

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 8:27PM

It’s normal for island beaches to be littered with clam shells and seaweed. But when trash litters local beaches, it threatens the health and safety of the Island’s wildlife. A Whidbey Island environmental organization is recruiting volunteers to keep this threat to a minimum.

S Whidbey girls fall to undefeated Knights in a bruiser

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 8:27PM

Until the third quarter of Friday’s contest between the Lady Falcons and undefeated King’s, it looked as though South Whidbey would pull off the upset of the year. It would have been a nice birthday present for Falcon Coach John Pyrtek — his 50th was celebrated before the game.

South Whidbey shocks Sultan with Cascade Conference win

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 8:27PM

In just the second of two home matches, the Falcon wrestling team put on an outstanding performance Wednesday, upsetting Sultan 66-15 and moving into second place in the Cascade Conference.

Boys lose - big - to Lakewood

  • Jan 25, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:27PM

In the first quarter against Lakewood Friday night, the Falcon boys basketball team dug a hole so deep they were selling Chinese noodles at the snack bar. With 30 seconds left in the first quarter Ian Ward snagged a layup for South Whidbey’s first two points. Yeah, that’s right — by the first break the Cougars led 21-2 and the run on chopsticks began in earnest.

Falcons scorch Turks with three-point attack

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 8:26PM

The South Whidbey Falcons silenced Sultan with five first-quarter three pointers and cruised to a 71-45 win in girls basketball Wednesday at Erickson Gym. The Lady Falcons scorched to a fast and furious early lead, and stretched it to double digits at 19-9 before Sultan sophomore Kelsey Shacklett narrowed it to 19-11 on a bank shot.

Girls cruise to 74-30 win over Granite Falls

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 8:26PM

Marcella Litwiller hit the bucket for the first two of 74 points as the Lady Falcons overcame Granite Falls in a lopsided contest Friday. The girls solidified their third place league standing — South Whidbey’s Jan. 27 meeting at home against undefeated King’s looms large.

Boys, girls have a reversal of fortune against ATM

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 8:26PM

Both South Whidbey varsity basketball teams rebounded Tuesday, but in unexpected directions. The Falcon boys overcame Archbishop Murphy by a thin 44-43 margin, while the girls dropped their match-up against ATM, 50-47. The victory moved the boys out of the league cellar by two spots (to fifth) while the loss dropped the girls to fourth.

Boys battle to the end, and beyond

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 8:26PM

It was close, real close. Friday night’s battle against Cedarcrest could have gone either way. In the end, the Falcons lost in overtime 54-52, but the Red Wolf victory was razor thin. “I think the problem was in the first half,” Falcons senior Josh Gulvin said. “We should have scored more,” Gulvin added. “That guy (Red Wolf center Nick) Ritter was good and we should have boxed him more.”

Light shines on Falcon wrestlers

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 8:26PM

The South Whidbey wrestling team finally performed in front of a home town crowd Thursday against Archbishop Murphy. It would be one of only two chances this season for fans to watch the team get down and rise up on the mat (they welcome Sultan at 7 p.m., Jan. 12 in Erickson Gym.)

Girls and boys split two each at Blaine

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 8:26PM

The South Whidbey Falcons girls and boys basketball teams traveled to Blaine over the holidays to play two tournament non-league games each. Results were mixed, as the girls lost to Burlington-Edison 55-43 Dec. 27, then won 67-25 over a Canadian team the next day, Earl Marriott from White Rock, BC.

Rita Jones - an independent young woman

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 8:26PM

“I’ve been playing pick-up soccer games with boys since I was 11-years-old,” said South Whidbey High senior Rita Jones. “My favorite times have been playing soccer.” Soccer, and a lot more.

Falcon standout Josh Gulvin: Taking the hard road

  • Dec 28, 2005 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:26PM

A couple of Sundays ago, South Whidbey High senior Josh Gulvin found himself with a free day all to himself and nothing planned. Didn’t last long, though. “My mom made me work on college applications,” Gulvin recalled with a smile. “Neither of my parents graduated from high school and they’ve pushed me hard to study and get good grades.”

Girls unleash firestorm on Cougars

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 8:25PM

Falcon Jessi Eaton struck first just seconds into South Whidbey’s decisive 72-50 victory over the Lakewood Cougars Tuesday. It was the Lady Falcons’ first Cascade Conference win; they’re now 1-1 in the league, 5-3 overall, and third behind Cedarcrest and King’s.

Falcon hoopers still struggling

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 8:25PM

Two days before Christmas, the South Whidbey boys basketball team was hard at work at an early morning practice session. The night before they’d overcome Steilacoom, 40-37, but Coach Andy Davis was determined that they not let their guard down. “You guys need to be on time and ready to work, and work hard,” he told them.

Falcons outshine Sentinels

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 8:25PM

The South Whidbey girls basketball team faced Steilacoom High in a road game Tuesday and were soundly outscored in the second half by the Sentinels. Fortunately, it didn’t matter as the Falcons had fashioned a sterling 33-13 lead at the half. The Sentinels attempted a man-to-man press that was ineffective, giving the Falcons girls room to roam on the Sentinel court.

Girls overcome, stop Sequim 66-52

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 8:25PM

The South Whidbey Falcons girls basketball team was neither bewitched, bothered nor bewildered by the presence of Wolves Saturday in Erickson Gym as they overcame Sequim 66-52. Maybe it was their new black “Game On” T-shirts or maybe it was just old-fashioned hard work and lots of practice.

Falcon hoopers squash Sequim

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 8:25PM

The Wolves from Sequim came to town Saturday ready to teach the Falcon boys basketball team a thing or two, but were sent away with their tails between their legs with a South Whidbey whupping, 69-54. The Falcons are 2-1 overall in the Cascade Conference.

Cougars maul rusty knights

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 8:25PM

The Langley Middle School Cougars seventh-grade boys basketball team defeated their top rival Kings' 47-42 on Wednesday. The Cougars got off to a very slow start, falling behind 20-2 to begin the game. They fought back to close the gap to a dozen, 22-10, by the half.

Falcons fly high

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 8:25PM

The Falcon boys basketball offense was in top form Tuesday night, overcoming Port Townsend's tepid defense 50-37. The boys are now 1-1 in the Cascade Conference standings. "We really played as a team," said senior Falcon Josh Gulvin.

Falcon girls fall to Shorecrest

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 8:25PM

The Shorecrest Scots came to town Friday with a stingy defense led by senior Mary Tseng, beating the South Whidbey girl's basketball team 62-51 for the Falcon's first loss of the season. Tseng spent the evening demonstrating why she was chosen "player of the year" in 2004 by Cascade Conference coaches.

Wrestlers take fourth in Forks

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 8:25PM

The South Whidbey High School boys wrestling team traveled to Forks Saturday for their first tournament, a competition that featured seven other high schools. "They did very well and I'm proud of them," Falcon Coach Jim Thompson said. "We came in fourth overall against some very tough opponents."

Boys team looks to rebound from last year's season

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 8:25PM

Though the Falcon boy's basketball team placed one of their own on the 2004 Cascade Conference first team -- Dustin Sidhu, Class of '04 -- no one was happy with the team's overall 6-15 record. Least of all, Coach Andy Davis.

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