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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.

Whidbey Marathon an unqualified success

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 8:29PM

Brian Oster, race director for the Whidbey Island Marathon, doesn’t know what he’ll do if the race continues its growing popularity.

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.

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.

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.

South Whidbey runners battle hills at Chuckanut

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 8:28PM

he Chuckanut 50K has a nice alliterative ring to it, unless you were one of 336 runners chugging up one of its’ steep grades Saturday morning. Amid the hundreds of Chuckanut runners, roughly a dozen South Whidbey athletes were there to challenge themselves against the excruciating 31.1-mile course.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

South Whidbey stays scrappy to the end

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 8:28PM

It’s been a great ride for the South Whidbey girls basketball team, especially for the seniors leaving in June — a winning season to remember for co-captains Caitie Newman and Jessi Eaton, Marcella Litwiller, Amanda LaVassar and Janelle Iversen.

Winter season officially over as Falcons lose to Tigers

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 8:28PM

In the finest tradition of South Whidbey High School athletics, the Lady Falcons ended their season Tuesday night in Bellingham by fighting to the final seconds before succumbing 62-44 to the Burlington-Edison Tigers in a District One playoff game.

Falcons tame Lions with first playoff win

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 8:27PM

First the Lions, next the Tigers — oh, my. The South Whidbey Falcon girls basketball team entered Squalicum High School’s self-described “House of Thunder” Friday to play the Lynden Lions in the second round of District 1 playoffs.

Girls declaw Lions 49-34

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 8:27PM

The Lady Falcon basketball team (15-7) won their second game in District One finals Friday night, decisively beating the Lynden Lions 49-34. Their next challenge will be to take on the Burlington-Edison Tigers (17-5) Tuesday at Squalicum High School in Bellingham.

Cheers! — Carin Lodell headed to Atlanta for Cheersport Nationals

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 8:27PM

For three years now, local sports fans have been seeing junior Carin Lodell cheering her heart out at Falcon football and basketball games. Thing is, it’s not her only gig.

Falcons fall to Shorecrest: Too many fouls, not enough tall timber

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 8:27PM

The South Whidbey High boys basketball team ended their season with the best record —10-11 overall — since 1994 when the Falcons went 16-6. That was the good news.

Falcons lose first of two district road games

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 8:27PM

Though they led most of the way — by seven at the half — the girls basketball team lost to Shorecrest by two shots 49-45 on Tuesday in the first District One double-elimination game.

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.

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