Front row: Erik Haugen, Korey Ziss, Thomas Simms, DJ Crain, Reilly McVay, Aidan O’Brien, Taylor Daniels, Ryan Morgan, Aidan Donnelly. Back row: Coach Ben Rusch, Joey Lane, Josh Marks, Issiah Gonzales, Sequoia Durham, Andrew Curtis, Leo Smith, Rowan Dickerson, coach Bob O’Brien. - Contributed photo

U-15 soccer team places second in Bigfoot Tournament

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South Whidbey’s U-15 soccer team finished second in the Silver Division at the Snohomish Bigfoot Tournament that was held from Aug. 19-22 at Stocker Fields.


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New tackling technique to help prevent concussions | FALCON FOOTBALL

  • Aug 23, 2016 at 4:00PM

Standing at 5 feet, 6 inches, South Whidbey football senior Connor Antich is already pretty close to the ground. He’ll be even lower this season.

Athletes show physicality in South Whidbey fitness competition

  • Aug 17, 2016 at 4:00PM updated Aug 19, 2016 at 11:54AM

Without a little bit of pain and some sore muscles, there is no gain. That was the theme at the Whidbey Throwdown on Saturday at Community Park. Nearly two dozen people battled it out for the top prize of the fitness competition which began at 9:30 a.m. The event combined five workouts that tested the athletes’ strength, mobility, balance and endurance. The workouts included carrying a 60- and 40-pound sandbag up a steep hill for 100 yards, carrying a 35- and 25-pound “slam ball” for 50 meters, over-the-wall burpees and overhead medicine ball throws.

Whidbey Throwdown to test minds, bodies of athletes

  • Aug 12, 2016 at 5:00PM

Chris Beaven, a 41-year-old Freeland resident, will be in his “pain cave” when he competes in the Whidbey Throwdown on Saturday at Community Park on Maxwelton Road. It’s what he considers the zone between being uncomfortable and continuing to push through daunting physical challenges.

British, Brazilian soccer camps to mix culture, fun

  • Aug 6, 2016 at 2:00PM

The British are coming to South Whidbey. To play soccer, that is.


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