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Falcons fall to hard-charging Turks

  • Feb 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:59PM

Though no one knew it yet, when Sultan’s Morgan Thomas hit a three-pointer to start scoring for the Turks Tuesday, it was an unfortunate sign of things to come.

Cedarcrest runs rings around Falcons

  • Feb 6, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:59PM

LANGLEY — It could have gone either way. In the end, great shooting, the ability to rise to the occasion and a fast offense allowed Cedarcrest to beat the South Whidbey boys basketball team 79-64 on Friday.

Knights unhorse South Whidbey boys in tough home loss

  • Feb 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:59PM

They’re good, no question. Undefeated at 12-0 in the league (14-4 overall) the King’s Knights run a disciplined, intelligent and aggressive game plan and have the players to back it up.

South Whidbey stymies Granite Falls

  • Feb 13, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:59PM

A revitalized South Whidbey girls basketball team climbed out of the league cellar with a smashing 64-41 win over Granite Falls on Friday. They did it with an equal measure of inspired defense and shooting accuracy.

Five Falcon wrestlers headed to the Mat Classic state finals

  • Feb 13, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:59PM

James Schorr won the regional championship in his 160-pound weight class at the regionals in Mount Vernon Saturday. Schorr will join teammates Aaron Mannie (152), Trapper Rawls (285), Darrin Britton (215) and Jordan Broyles (171) in Tacoma for the Mat Classic state wrestling finals on Friday.

Falcons earn playoff slot with win over ATM

  • Feb 16, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:59PM

The 2007-08 South Whidbey boys basketball team secured their place in school history Tuesday by beating Archbishop Murphy 58-40, securing a 2A division playoff spot and celebrating the team’s first winning season since 1992.

Trapper Rawls places fourth at state finals

  • Feb 20, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:58PM

TACOMA — It was a long road from the small, dark, smelly mat room at South Whidbey High School to the 20th Mat Classic state wrestling finals in the Tacoma Dome on Friday.

Falcons drop first playoff game to Anacortes

  • Feb 27, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:58PM

LANGLEY — On Friday, what could have been a debacle of epic proportions for South Whidbey turned into a night to remember. Granted, the boys basketball team lost their district playoff opener 50-42 to the Anacortes Seahawks, but they almost made a comeback for the ages.

Falcons end season against Archbishop Murphy

  • Mar 1, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:58PM

Since it was built in 1955 the funky Bulldog gym at Mount Vernon High School has witnessed its share of triumphs and tragedies. Over theyears, thousands of young high school athletes have struggled to do their best in basketball, gymnastics and wrestling.

Dylan Fate sets goals for the soccer field, and life

  • Mar 5, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:58PM

LANGLEY — Several years ago, a South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District youth soccer team suddenly found itself without a goalie. That’s when fate stepped in. Dylan Fate, that is. Now a high school senior, he stepped in and has played the position ever since.

Falcons looking for a few good hitters

  • Mar 8, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:58PM

Faced with the youngest group of players in his nine years as Falcon baseball coach, Dave Guetlin took the only option open to him. He went back to basics. “This is a year for reloading; it happens to the best teams,” Guetlin said. “We need to be sure they know the fundamentals before expanding into the finer details.”

Thirty years of good times for Coach Kramer

  • Mar 8, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:58PM

Falcon tennis coach Tom Kramer never lets an interview interfere with teaching. “Shorten the swing! Finish higher!” he shouts to his charges.

Falcons start season with a victory over Wolverines

  • Mar 12, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:58PM

Setting a goal is one thing; meeting it is quite another. So when the Falcon boys soccer team celebrated the season’s start by beating Friday Harbor 3-0 Saturday, they met Goal 1 — win their first game.

Stratton spearheads Falcons to win over Friday Harbor

  • Mar 15, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:58PM

LANGLEY — There were smiles all around Tuesday as the South Whidbey fastpitch softball team overcame Friday Harbor 3-1 in their opening bid. “After the Wolverines’ lead-off batter fired a double, [Falcon pitcher] Rebecca Stratton dug in her heels to strike out two of three batters to get us out of the first inning with no damage,” Falcon coach Chuck Burton said.

Falcons lose two in a row as league action begins

  • Mar 19, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:58PM

LANGLEY — After winning their first game against Nathan Hale, the South Whidbey baseball team stumbled during its next two outings. On March 13 they lost 5-3 to Interlake, then 6-4 this week to the Sultan Turks. The Falcons are now 0-1 in the Cascade Conference and 1-2 overall.

Harshman’s prevent defense saves the day for Falcons

  • Mar 22, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:58PM

Falcon goalie Keegan Harshman barely made it to his high school Wind Symphony concert Tuesday. To get there, he had to break away from the swarm of teammate’s congratulations after beating back the Wolves’ penalty kick attempts and helping South Whidbey overcome Coupeville 3-2 after double overtime.

Falcons keep winning in Northwest Conference play

  • Mar 26, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:57PM

The South Whidbey girls tennis team continued their winning ways Monday, thrashing Lakewood 7-0. “It went OK,” Falcon coach Tom Kramer said.

Girls face hot Tiger bats in loss at home

  • Mar 29, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:57PM

LANGLEY — The Falcons played Granite Falls at home this week hoping to cool down the Tigers bats, but fell instead 9-1. Katy Piehler started on the mound going five innings, giving up four base hits that drove in three Tiger earned runs while striking out two batters.

Falcons shine in the slush at three-way track meet

  • Mar 29, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:57PM

LANGLEY — Hisashi Sanda and Cayla Calderwood posted personal bests in the 200-meter dash and long jump Thursday. Remarkable, considering the 2-inch layer of hail-induced slush they had to overcome.

Falcon golfers undefeated after four outings

  • Apr 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:57PM

LANGLEY — Last year, the undefeated South Whidbey boys golf team won the Cascade Conference title and are on the road to do it again. And beyond. On Monday under severe wet conditions, they beat Cedarcrest by 43 strokes, 195 to 238, at Useless Bay Golf Club.

Sports briefs

  • Apr 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:57PM

In a make-up game from Friday’s wash-out with the Lakewood Cougars, the South Whidbey Falcon baseball team lost the series finale by a score of 10-1.

Team mates

  • Apr 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:57PM

Sports briefs

  • Apr 5, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:57PM

Four Cascade Conference schools — South Whidbey, Coupeville, Archbishop Murphy and Cedarcrest — met Thursday and the Falcon boys and girls track teams exceeded expectations.

The rematch: Newman finishes off Bosman in two sets

  • Apr 5, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:57PM

Let’s face it — there is no love lost between the two premiere girl tennis players in the Northwest Conference.

Falcons drop second ballgame to Coupeville

  • Apr 5, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:57PM

LANGLEY — Pitching took center stage in the second-of-three series with Coupeville Wednesday.

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