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                                South Whidbey High School head football Michael Coe resigned from the program this week after two seasons at the helm.

Falcon football coach resigns from program

Michael Coe has resigned as South Whidbey’s head football coach. He said…

 

Register for S.W.I.S.H basketball league with South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District

The registration deadline for the South Whidbey Parks and Recreation boys S.W.I.S.H.…

  • Dec 3rd, 2016

 

Falcon boys basketball wins first game, loses second

South Whidbey boys basketball won its season-opening game against Concrete 77-25 on…

 

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                                South Whidbey senior Hunter Newman and his father, assistant coach Paul Newman, demonstrate a pinning move at a practice Monday afternoon.

Mix of experienced grapplers, newcomers on wrestling squad | FALCON WINTER SPORTS PREVIEW

The road to the wrestling state championships is a long and arduous…

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                                South Whidbey senior Hunter Newman and his father, assistant coach Paul Newman, demonstrate a pinning move at a practice Monday afternoon.
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                                South Whidbey junior Kolby Heggenes defends against senior Bailey Forsyth at a practice Tuesday afternoon.

Less fouls could mean more wins for girls basketball | FALCON WINTER SPORTS PREVIEW

If you heard a whistle blown at one of South Whidbey girls…

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                                South Whidbey junior Kolby Heggenes defends against senior Bailey Forsyth at a practice Tuesday afternoon.
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                                South Whidbey junior Taylor Pope will be relied upon for his scoring ability this season.

Falcon boys basketball to rely on conditioning, up-tempo offense | FALCON WINTER SPORTS PREVIEW

Sometimes it hurts to lose a player of Chase White’s caliber, a…

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                                South Whidbey junior Taylor Pope will be relied upon for his scoring ability this season.
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                                Langley Middle School eighth-grader Luke Gandarias (left) competes in cross country despite being blind since the age of seven. To his right is guide runner Cedar Rossel, a student at South Whidbey High School.

Never slowing down; blind eighth-grader competes in cross country

Langley Middle School eighth-grade cross country runner Luke Gandarias has goals just…

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                                Langley Middle School eighth-grader Luke Gandarias (left) competes in cross country despite being blind since the age of seven. To his right is guide runner Cedar Rossel, a student at South Whidbey High School.
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                                South Whidbey sophomore Callahan Yale finished 44th overall at the Class 1A cross country state championships on Nov. 5 in Pasco.

Falcon runners fall short of goals at state meet | FALCON CROSS COUNTRY

South Whidbey senior Sophia Morgan had a simple goal heading into the…

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                                South Whidbey sophomore Callahan Yale finished 44th overall at the Class 1A cross country state championships on Nov. 5 in Pasco.
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                                South Whidbey volleyball was eliminated from the Class 1A state championships after two losses on Friday, Nov. 11.

Falcons go two-and-out at state volleyball championships | FALCON VOLLEYBALL

In the end, it wasn’t South Whidbey’s opponents who defeated them at…

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                                South Whidbey volleyball was eliminated from the Class 1A state championships after two losses on Friday, Nov. 11.

Falcons drop opening match at state | FALCON VOLLEYBALL

South Whidbey volleyball lost its opening match against La Conner 3-1 on…

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                                South Whidbey’s Kinsey Eager (left) and Ally Lynch (right) qualified for the Class 1A/2A girls swimming and diving state championships at a district meet this past weekend.

Swimmers advance to state as ‘wildcards’

When South Whidbey senior Kinsey Eager stepped out of the Fidalgo Pool…

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                                South Whidbey’s Kinsey Eager (left) and Ally Lynch (right) qualified for the Class 1A/2A girls swimming and diving state championships at a district meet this past weekend.

Runners fall short at final state meet | FALCON CROSS COUNTRY

Competing at the Class 1A boys and girls cross country state championships…

Football elects not to play in crossover game

Sometimes football seasons end in crushing ways, whether it be a missed…

Evan Thompson / The Record South Whidbey’s Sarah Hodson (left) and Megan Miller (#7) defend a kill by Sultan in a Oct. 24 home match. The Falcons advanced to the Class 1A state volleyball championships after winning twice at the Bi-District tournament Saturday.

Volleyball advances to class 1A state tournament | FALCON VOLLEYBALL

Road trips are usually fun. This one wasn’t. The four-hour closure of…

Evan Thompson / The Record South Whidbey’s Sarah Hodson (left) and Megan Miller (#7) defend a kill by Sultan in a Oct. 24 home match. The Falcons advanced to the Class 1A state volleyball championships after winning twice at the Bi-District tournament Saturday.
Evan Thompson / The Record South Whidbey freshman Allison Papritz chases after a ball during a match against Cedarcrest on Sept. 28. Papritz is among several other freshmen who contributed to the Falcons’ girls soccer team this season.

Girls soccer nudged out of postseason | FALCON GIRLS SOCCER

South Whidbey girls soccer fought for its chance to make the postseason.…

Evan Thompson / The Record South Whidbey freshman Allison Papritz chases after a ball during a match against Cedarcrest on Sept. 28. Papritz is among several other freshmen who contributed to the Falcons’ girls soccer team this season.
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Volleyball heads into bi-district tourney as third seed

Whether it was timing, preparation or a mixture of both, South Whidbey…

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Evan Thompson / The Record South Whidbey cross country runners Flannery Friedman and Sophia Morgan embrace after qualifying for the Class 1A state championships.

Cross country battles through mudsoaked course en route to state

Standing in mudcaked shoes just beyond the finish line as they tried…

Evan Thompson / The Record South Whidbey cross country runners Flannery Friedman and Sophia Morgan embrace after qualifying for the Class 1A state championships.
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                                Langley Middle School eighth-grader Kaia Swegler-Richmond (front) leads the pack at the Cascade Conference Championships on Oct. 20 at River Meadows Park in Granite Falls. Swegler-Richmond won the league meet for the second year in a row.

Cougars win boys, girls league championships for second year in a row

Having won all of their meets coming into the Cascade Conference Cross Country Championships…

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                                Langley Middle School eighth-grader Kaia Swegler-Richmond (front) leads the pack at the Cascade Conference Championships on Oct. 20 at River Meadows Park in Granite Falls. Swegler-Richmond won the league meet for the second year in a row.

Falcons to host large postseason meet | FALCON CROSS COUNTRY

The Northwest Class 1B-4A District Cross Country Championships will be held on Saturday …

Falcons fall to Granite Falls, host CPC on Friday | FALCON FOOTBALL

South Whidbey football lost to Granite Falls on 47-6 on Oct. 21, dropping its record 0-8 overall and 0-5 in the league.

Falcons win in three sets on Senior Night | FALCON VOLLEYBALL

South Whidbey’s volleyball team defeated Sultan 3-0 on Monday night. The Falcons closed …

Evan Thompson / The Record South Whidbey boys tennis junior Ryan Wenzek finished third with doubles teammate Hank Papritz in the League and Bi-District Tournament on Oct. 21-22 at Amy Yee Tennis Center in Seattle.

South Whidbey duo in limbo after placing third in bi-district | FALCON BOYS TENNIS

It’s a feeling that is all too familiar for South Whidbey boys tennis sophomore Kody Newman.

Evan Thompson / The Record South Whidbey boys tennis junior Ryan Wenzek finished third with doubles teammate Hank Papritz in the League and Bi-District Tournament on Oct. 21-22 at Amy Yee Tennis Center in Seattle.

Weekly sports briefs: Volleyball, football celebrate wins, cross country to host meet

Volleyball wins in three sets on Senior Night South Whidbey’s volleyball team…

Falcons win in three sets on Senior Night | FALCON VOLLEYBALL

South Whidbey’s volleyball team defeated Sultan 3-0 on Monday night. The Falcons closed out the regularseason 8-6 overall and 6-6 in the Cascade Conference. Senior Kacie Hanson led the Falcons with 11 kills, six aces and four digs. Megan Drake, another senior,finished with five kills and two aces.

Falcons fall to Granite Falls, host CPC on Friday | FALCON FOOTBALL

South Whidbey football lost to Granite Falls on 47-6 on Oct. 21, dropping its record 0-8 overall and 0-5 in the league. The Falcons host Cedar Park Christian at 7 p.m. on Oct. 28.

Falcons to host large postseason meet | FALCON CROSS COUNTRY

The Northwest Class 1B-4A District Cross Country Championships will be held on Saturday afternoon atSouth Whidbey High School. Teams from 1B/2B, 1A, 2A, 3A and 4A classifications will compete in the 5,000-meter meet.

South Whidbey boys tennis junior Ryan Wenzek finished third with doubles teammate Hank Papritz in the League and Bi-District Tournament on Oct. 21-22 at Amy Yee Tennis Center in Seattle.

South Whidbey duo in limbo after placing third in bi-district | FALCON BOYS TENNIS

It’s a feeling that is all too familiar for South Whidbey boys tennis sophomore Kody Newman. Now his teammates, doubles team Ryan Wenzek and Hank Papritz, share his pain. Wenzek and Papritz, both juniors, are alternates to the Class 1A boys tennis state championships after finishing third in the League and Bi-District Tournament on Oct. 21-22 at Amy Yee Tennis Center in Seattle.

South Whidbey boys tennis junior Ryan Wenzek finished third with doubles teammate Hank Papritz in the League and Bi-District Tournament on Oct. 21-22 at Amy Yee Tennis Center in Seattle.
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Falcons take big hit on Homecoming, lose 49-14

The expressions on the faces of South Whidbey sophomore quarterback Wesley Crain and senior…

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Sultan’s Andy Sam dives in for the Turks’ second touchdown in the first quarter. Sultan went on to win 49-14. The Falcons remain winless this season.

Falcons take big hit on Homecoming, lose 49-14 | FALCON FOOTBALL

The expressions on the faces of South Whidbey sophomore quarterback Wesley Crain and senior receiver Connor Antich after the game said it all: The Falcons’ 49-14 Homecoming loss to Sultan on Monday night at Waterman’s Field hurt.

Sultan’s Andy Sam dives in for the Turks’ second touchdown in the first quarter. Sultan went on to win 49-14. The Falcons remain winless this season.

Girls soccer plays for playoff spot Saturday

South Whidbey’s girls soccer team has a lot riding coming into its match against Sultan…

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Nearing postseason, Falcons swinging momentum in their favor

If the goal for South Whidbey’s volleyball team is to enter the postseason with some momentum…

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UPDATE | South Whidbey football’s homecoming game has been cancelled

South Whidbey's homecoming football game against Sultan, which was scheduled for tonight at 7 p.m., has been cancelled due to a power outage, according to Athletic Director Paul Lagerstedt. The girls soccer home game against Sultan scheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday has also been cancelled. It has been rescheduled for at 10 a.m. on Oct. 22.

South Whidbey freshman Mallory Drye competes for possession of the ball during a match against Cedarcrest in September.

Falcons vies for third and final playoff spot | FALCON GIRLS SOCCER

The South Whidbey girls soccer team has a lot riding on its match against Sultan on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Waterman’s Field.

South Whidbey freshman Mallory Drye competes for possession of the ball during a match against Cedarcrest in September.
South Whidbey volleyball senior Sarah Hodson prepares to attack the Granite Falls defense on Thursday night at South Whidbey High School.

Nearing postseason, Falcons swinging momentum in their favor | FALCON VOLLEYBALL

If the goal for South Whidbey’s volleyball team is to enter the postseason with some momentum, then Thursday night’s 3-0 victory over Granite Falls was the first step in that direction.

South Whidbey volleyball senior Sarah Hodson prepares to attack the Granite Falls defense on Thursday night at South Whidbey High School.
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Falcons lose handidly to Overlake, 5-0

South Whidbey’s boys tennis team was a bit rusty on Monday afternoon. Though it wasn’t an excuse to…

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South Whidbey football still winless | FALCON FOOTBALL

Since forfeiting to Archbishop Murphy on Sept. 23, the Falcons have lost two games and dropped to 0-6 overall on the season.

  • Oct 11th, 2016
South Whidbey boys tennis junior Hank Papritz eyes an incoming volley. Papritz and his teammate Ryan Wenzek lost to their opponents from Overlake on Monday afternoon at South Whidbey High School.

Boys tennis returns from hiatus, lose 5-0 to Overlake | FALCON BOYS TENNIS

South Whidbey’s boys tennis team was a bit rusty on Monday afternoon. Though it wasn’t an excuse to lose 5-0 to Overlake, Falcon head coach Karyle Kramer said, it may have contributed to the slow starts the players had.

South Whidbey boys tennis junior Hank Papritz eyes an incoming volley. Papritz and his teammate Ryan Wenzek lost to their opponents from Overlake on Monday afternoon at South Whidbey High School.
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Falcons run well in home cross country invitational | FALCON CROSS COUNTRY

South Whidbey sophomore Callahan Yale’s goal was simple coming into Thursday’s…

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Falcons run well in home cross country invitational | FALCON CROSS COUNTRY

South Whidbey sophomore Callahan Yale’s goal was simple coming into Thursday’s Cascade Conference Invitational at South Whidbey High School: Get better.

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Falcon girls soccer on the hunt for postseason berth | FALCON GIRLS SOCCER

It was one of the best matches South Whidbey girl’s soccer team had played all season…

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South Whidbey senior Shannon Kinskie pressures a Cedarcrest player.

Falcon girls soccer on the hunt for postseason berth | FALCONS GIRLS SOCCER

It was one of the best matches South Whidbey girl’s soccer team had played all season, yet the end result was a 3-0 loss to Cedarcrest on Sept. 28. What gives? The answers — there are several of them — lie in the details.

South Whidbey senior Shannon Kinskie pressures a Cedarcrest player.

Falcons claim victory over Seattle Academy in rematch on Tuesday | FALCON BOYS TENNIS

South Whidbey’s boys tennis team defeated Seattle Academy 3-2 on the road Tuesday, Sept. 27. It was a complete flip from the Falcons previous match against Seattle Academy when they lost 4-1 in the season-opener on Sept. 6 at home.

  • Oct 7th, 2016
South Whidbey’s girls volleyball team defeated Cedarcrest in three sets on Monday night. The Falcons are on a three-match winning streak after defeating Cedarcrest

Falcons turn the tides on Red Wolves in three-set victory | FALCON VOLLEYBALL

Based off a close 25-21 first-set victory over Cedarcrest on Monday night, it appeared South Whidbey’s volleyball team would have its work cut out for it.

South Whidbey’s girls volleyball team defeated Cedarcrest in three sets on Monday night. The Falcons are on a three-match winning streak after defeating Cedarcrest
South Whidbey freshman Flannery Friedman placed 14th overall at the Carl Westling Invitational on Saturday.

South Whidbey performs well in home cross country meet

Before the Carl Westling Invitational began Saturday, South Whidbey freshman Flannery Friedman didn’t know if she belonged with the other varsity cross country runners. After placing 14th overall in the Division 2 race, earning a podium spot and setting a personal record, Friedman’s perception has changed.

South Whidbey freshman Flannery Friedman placed 14th overall at the Carl Westling Invitational on Saturday.
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South Whidbey High School football to forfeit game

South Whidbey football is forfeiting its game against Archbishop Murphy on Friday night, due to the Wildcats’ “overwhelming physicality” and the Falcons’ small roster. “With our low numbers, we just can’t match up with their overwhelming physicality,” Lagerstedt said. “I’m disappointed, but it’s the right thing to do.”

  • Sep 21st, 2016
South Whidbey will forfeit its football game against Archbishop Murphy on Friday night

Falcons’ put on scoring clinic in lopsided win over Port Townsend | FALCON GIRLS SOCCER

For most of the first half of South Whidbey’s girls soccer match against Port Townsend, the Falcons were looking for an opening into the net.

Cross country to host Carl Westling Invitational on Saturday | FALCON CROSS COUNTRY

South Whidbey cross country will host the Carl Westling Invitational on Saturday at South Whidbey High School.

  • Sep 13th, 2016

South Whidbey drops to 0-2 after 20-6 loss | FALCON FOOTBALL

South Whidbey football lost 20-6 against Chimacum on Friday night at Waterman’s Field. The loss dropped the Falcons to 0-2 after falling to Coupeville 40-10 on Sept. 3.

  • Sep 13th, 2016

Girls volleyball loses to Wildcats at home | FALCON GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

South Whidbey girls volleyball lost in three sets to Archbishop Murphy Thursday night at home. The Falcons are 1-1 after defeating Bellevue Christian 3-0 on Tuesday.

  • Sep 9th, 2016

Boys cross country finishes fourth in meet | FALCON CROSS COUNTRY

South Whidbey’s boys cross country team finished fourth at the River Meadows Cascade Conference Preview on Wednesday at Granite Falls High School.

  • Sep 9th, 2016