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Triathletes speed to the finish at Race the Rock

  • Aug 8, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 7:05PM

South Enders finish with personal bests LANGLEY — By any race standards, 2 minutes, 9 seconds is a long time. That was how long it took for the second runner to cross the line behind Ryan Brown in Saturday’s 11th Race the Rock triathlon.

All-Stars show their stuff at state tournament

  • Aug 15, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 7:04PM

Team takes fourth place It almost didn’t happen. After the regular Junior Little League season ended in June, it was hoped there would be enough players to form an All-Star team from South Whidbey. There weren’t, but at the last minute Bob Brown, the manager from Coupeville, called and suggested a combined team if South Whidbey coach Andy McRea was interested.

Falcons prepare for first game against North Mason

  • Aug 29, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 7:04PM

LANGLEY — Officially, it’s called the Toilet Bowl. And the Falcons’ first scrimmage of the season served its purpose by flushing out some hidden gems and unexpected stars. Last Saturday, the Falcon football team held a team scrimmage between the blue and the white in front of several dozen fans as they readied for their first home game. It’s at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31 at Waterman Field against North Mason.

A dog day afternoon at Bush Point

  • Sep 1, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 7:04PM

BUSH POINT — It just doesn’t get much better than this, unless you’re a salmon or an errant rabbit. Thursday, it was sunny but cold at Bush Point as a fog bank lay just offshore. The fish have been biting big recently and a dozen or so fishers were hoping for the best.

Falcons rise from the ashes to challenge the Cascade Conference

  • Sep 5, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 7:04PM

Two years ago, when the South Whidbey football team went 0-11, Coach Mark Hodson was making plans. “It wasn’t fun but we knew we had the seeds of a very good team,” he said. “We just needed a little time.”

SWHS volleyball coach has high expectations

  • Sep 5, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 7:04PM

Last season was a mixed year for volleyball as the Falcons 7-8 record shows; the girls had lost a fairly accomplished group of seniors the previous June, so Coach Tim Durbin promoted several girls up from JV.

Newman’s strength squashes Squalicum’s best

  • Sep 8, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 7:04PM

Squalicum High School’s best tennis player, junior Jake Turk, ran into a buzzsaw Thursday. His name was Riley Newman. A Falcon freshman playing his first match at home, Newman beat Turk 6-0, 6-1 with unrelenting poise, skill and verve.

Falcons use tourney to prep for conference foes

  • Sep 12, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 7:04PM

The South Whidbey volleyball team headed to Meridian High School for a season-opening tournament Saturday. They managed to get eighth place out of 12 teams present, but that wasn’t the point. “We’re a young team that needs to keep improving and a tournament like this is the way to do it,” Falcons Coach Tim Durbin said.

Girls open season with win over Coupeville

  • Sep 15, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 7:04PM

Victory often comes from those who seize the moment. So it was for three Lady Falcon soccer players, none of whom played last year — Kylie DiMartini, Julia Iverson and Laurie Robinson.

Falcons checkmate Kings to stay undefeated

  • Oct 3, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 7:03PM

Sometimes, it’s never enough. The South Whidbey football team is undefeated in the Cascade Conference at 3-0 and 5-0 overall, ranked in the top 10 in the state by the Associated Press among 2A teams and have outscored their opponents 186-36.

Falcons fall to Lakewood Cougars in nail-biter

  • Oct 6, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 7:03PM

The Lady Falcon volleyball team lost a heartbreaker to Lakewood Oct. 2. A galvanized Cougar squad made a surprising comeback in the second game, lost the third and fourth, then won the fifth. “This was a tough loss,” Falcon coach Tim Durbin said. “We were up 11-7 in the fifth game and just did not make the plays needed to win. Maybe it was youth. Maybe it was pressure; probably a combination of both.

WHIDBEY’S BIG ‘BLUE WALL’ NOTCHES SHUT-OUT

  • Oct 10, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 7:03PM

But Friday night at Waterman Field was about as perfect as it gets if you’re a Falcon football fan. The South Whidbey football team, now 6-0, whomped the Coupeville Wolves 39-0. That means 2007 is a winning season regardless of what happens next.

Falcons cross country team upsets number-one Sehome

  • Oct 10, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 7:03PM

The Falcons girls varsity cross country team worked hard and ran hard all summer long with one thing in mind: Beating Sehome High School. The Sehome team won the state title last year and was favored to win Saturday’s “Hole in the Wall Invitational” cross country meet at Lakewood.

Falcons fall to Red Wolves in conference play

  • Oct 13, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 7:03PM

LANGLEY — It was just about the best battle Falcons coach Tim Durbin had seen all season. Near perfect passing. Blistering blocks. The mother of all gut checks. Point after point, South Whidbey held off perennial powerhouse Cedarcrest to win the second game of Thursday’s Cascade Conference contest and tie the home match at a game each.

South Whidbey tops Sedro-Woolley, Anacortes in tennis

  • Oct 13, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 7:03PM

With only three days left in the Cascade Conference season, South Whidbey’s tennis players have been trying to wrap up their final games. The weather has been the big problem. Currently, the team is ranked fifth in the district with two or so games left to play as of press time Friday.

Falcons stay perfect with come-from-behind win

  • Oct 17, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 7:03PM

It was their first real test. And they passed. The South Whidbey football team, down 21-13 at the half, roared back with 29 unanswered points to slice up the Sultan Turks 42-28 Friday night. The Falcons are undefeated at 7-0 and hold the number-two spot in the Cascade Conference behind Archbishop Murphy. South Whidbey has now outscored its opponents 267-64 this season.

LMS runners are league champs

  • Oct 20, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 7:03PM

The Langley Middle School cross country team hosted the league finals Thursday at South Whidbey High School and ran away with the league championship. “The wind was howling and the power was out, but that did not stop the Cougar runners from putting in their finest performance of the season,” Cougar coach Jack Terhar said.

Red Wolves stage a soccer clinic against Falcons — in the first half

  • Oct 20, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 7:03PM

Just when the Lady Falcons soccer team is ramping up for the playoffs, they take a hard fall. But their 5-1 loss to Cedarcrest at home Tuesday may have a silver lining. Now 4-7 in the Cascade Conference (4-8 overall), South Whidbey is third from the bottom in the standings.

Falcons lose their first game at Cedarcrest

  • Oct 24, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 7:02PM

DUVALL — To pass or not to pass. That was the question Friday night as South Whidbey tried to extend their undefeated season at Cedarcrest High School. In the end, interceptions and turnovers spelled the Falcon’s doom as they were shut out 19-0 before a huge crowd.

Falcons runners are Cascade Conference champions — again

  • Oct 24, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 7:02PM

They could feel them gaining. The Falcon girls cross country team knew the girls from King’s were right on their heels during the Cascade Conference championships at Lakewood High School Saturday. But with a little help from freshman Emily Martin, South Whidbey defeated last year’s state champion by 42-48 for their fourth straight Cascade Conference championship.

Frosh phenom Newman headed to state finals

  • Oct 27, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 7:02PM

For the first time in Tom Kramer’s 30 years as South Whidbey’s tennis coach, a freshman will represent the school at the state finals in Yakima. Riley Newman took second place at district finals Oct. 19, losing only to Sehome’s Will Topp 6-4, 6-4. The state finals are May 24-25.

Lady Falcons overcome Mount Baker in a soccer shoot out

  • Oct 27, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 7:02PM

The South Whidbey girls soccer team beat Mount Baker 3-2 in a single-elimination crossover game Thursday. Forward Karissa Thomas scored twice, met each time by a Mountaineer goal, the second with a few minutes left.

Turnovers prove costly against undefeated ATM

  • Oct 31, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 7:02PM

LANGLEY — It wasn’t a rout. But it certainly wasn’t the high point of an otherwise terrific season for Falcon players, coaches and fans.

South End catches bad case of Falcons Fever in season finale

  • Oct 31, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 7:02PM

When the Roman poet Juvenal said, “No one so rejoices in revenge as a woman,” he could have been thinking of the South Whidbey girls cross country team. On Saturday, the Lady Falcons edged Archbishop Murphy by 1 minute and three seconds at District 1 championships, good for fourth place and a trip to state finals in Pasco Nov. 3.

Middle school Cougars celebrate great season for both teams

  • Nov 3, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 7:02PM

As high school football fans girded for the second half of the game against Archbishop Murphy last week, they were introduced to the future of South Whidbey football. At halftime, the seventh- and eighth-grade football teams from Langley Middle School were presented to the crowd.

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