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                                South Whidbey girls basketball senior Megan Drake attempts to stop a Cedar Park Christian attack on Jan. 10 at Erickson Gymnasium. Drake scored 15 points in the 48-44 loss.

Falcon girls basketball loses tightly contested game with playoff implications

South Whidbey girls basketball was on the losing side of a game…

 

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                                South Whidbey junior Lewis Pope looks to his teammate Kellen Boyd (23) for a pass against Bellevue Christian on Dec. 3. Pope scored 25 points in a 64-63 win over Cedar Park Christian on Jan. 3.

Falcon boys basketball control its own destiny after overtime victory at home

It was a six-second play that South Whidbey junior Lewis Pope won’t…

 

Girls hoops lose by small margin to Cedarcrest

South Whidbey girls basketball lost at Cedarcrest 38-35 on Jan. 7. The…

  • Jan 10th, 2017

 

Falcon grapplers face tough reality at recent tournament

South Whidbey’s wrestling team took a step backward over the holiday break,…

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                                South Whidbey girls basketball players celebrate two points scored by the Falcons against Sultan on Dec. 13. The Falcons earned two wins over Marsyville-Pilchuck and Oak Harbor on Dec. 27 and Dec. 29, respectively.

Falcon girls basketball earns victories over two class 3A teams

South Whidbey girls basketball became the champions of Whidbey Island when the…

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                                South Whidbey girls basketball players celebrate two points scored by the Falcons against Sultan on Dec. 13. The Falcons earned two wins over Marsyville-Pilchuck and Oak Harbor on Dec. 27 and Dec. 29, respectively.
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                                South Whidbey girls basketball is 6-3 overall.

Falcon girls hoops beats pair of nonleague teams

South Whidbey girls basketball is on a two-game winning streak after beating…

  • Dec 31st, 2016
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                                South Whidbey girls basketball is 6-3 overall.
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                                South Whidbey boys basketball lost to Oak Harbor 40-35 on Dec. 21.

Falcon boys hoops runs into offensive, defensive problems against Oak Harbor

Another game slipped through the fingers of the South Whidbey boys basketball…

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                                South Whidbey boys basketball lost to Oak Harbor 40-35 on Dec. 21.

Last chance to sign up for youth basketball league

The registration deadline for the South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District’s 2016-17…

  • Dec 30th, 2016
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                                Langley Middle School eighth-grader Kaia Swegler-Richmond chose to pass on a chance to compete in a national cross country competition so she could fulfill her duties to the Whidbey Island Dance Theater.

Middle school athlete opts for dance over national competition

Kaia Swegler Richmond is a girl of two passions: Cross country and…

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                                Langley Middle School eighth-grader Kaia Swegler-Richmond chose to pass on a chance to compete in a national cross country competition so she could fulfill her duties to the Whidbey Island Dance Theater.
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                                South Whidbey Reign’s U-14 girls soccer club claimed the North Puget Sound League Division 2 Championship on Saturday with a 3-0 win over NSC Impact at South Whidbey High School.

Girls U-14 soccer club wins divisional championship

Playing in the snow was a fun enough experience for South Whidbey…

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                                South Whidbey Reign’s U-14 girls soccer club claimed the North Puget Sound League Division 2 Championship on Saturday with a 3-0 win over NSC Impact at South Whidbey High School.
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                                South Whidbey sophomore Alex Turner, a first-year wrestler, placed second at 182 pounds at the Iron Sharpens Iron Tournament on Saturday at Bellevue Christian High School.

First-year wrestler places second at tourney; team finishes fourth

Not often does a first-year wrestler reach the finals of a varsity…

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                                South Whidbey sophomore Alex Turner, a first-year wrestler, placed second at 182 pounds at the Iron Sharpens Iron Tournament on Saturday at Bellevue Christian High School.
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Falcon heavy-lifters find relief with sophmore point guard

Following losses to Mount Baker on Dec. 1 and Bellevue Christian on…

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                                South Whidbey senior Kacie Hanson attempts to convert two points against Coupeville on Saturday night. The Falcons earned their first victory of the season with a 43-29 win over the Wolves and improved to 1-2 overall.

Girls basketball still finding rhythm in first few games

South Whidbey girls basketball played a bit of “hot potato” in a…

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                                South Whidbey senior Kacie Hanson attempts to convert two points against Coupeville on Saturday night. The Falcons earned their first victory of the season with a 43-29 win over the Wolves and improved to 1-2 overall.

Drought against Sultan ends for boys basketball

South Whidbey boys basketball beat Sultan for the first time since Jan.…

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                                South Whidbey wrestlers Hunter Newman (left) and Logan Madsen (right) won the 145 and 195-pound brackets at the Return of the Seahawk tournament on Dec. 3.

Grapplers place fifth at Return of the Seahawk

It was a promising start to the season for South Whidbey’s wrestling…

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                                South Whidbey wrestlers Hunter Newman (left) and Logan Madsen (right) won the 145 and 195-pound brackets at the Return of the Seahawk tournament on Dec. 3.

Girls hoops drops two games, 0-2 overall

South Whidbey’s girls basketball team is 0-2 overall and 0-1 in the…

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                                Falcon junior point guard Lewis Pope looks for an opening against Bellevue Christian’s defense on Saturday night. The Falcons lost 52-40.

Boys basketball faces challenges with flimsy defense, turnovers

South Whidbey boys basketball lost to Bellevue Christian 52-40 on Saturday night…

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                                Falcon junior point guard Lewis Pope looks for an opening against Bellevue Christian’s defense on Saturday night. The Falcons lost 52-40.
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                                South Whidbey girls soccer coach Brian McCleary has resigned after two seasons. He is the second coach to do so in a week, following football coach Michael Coe’s recent resignation.

McCleary resigns as South Whidbey girls soccer head coach

After two seasons at the helm, South Whidbey girls soccer head coach…

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                                South Whidbey girls soccer coach Brian McCleary has resigned after two seasons. He is the second coach to do so in a week, following football coach Michael Coe’s recent resignation.
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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…

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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 boys basketball wins first game, loses second

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

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
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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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                                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 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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                                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.