South Whidbey Special Olympics team builds bonds

Andrew Bishop holds up his hot hand after making a basket during a recent Whidbey Wind practice. The South Whidbey-based Special Olympics teams won two gold medals last season.  - Ben Watanabe / The Record
  • Nov 25, 2014 at 4:00PM

Every Saturday for the past few months at a Freeland church’s gym, every pass sent and caught and every basket made and missed was celebrated.


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New coach hopes for boys hoops culture change

  • Nov 22, 2014 at 6:00PM

During every drill, new Falcon boys basketball head coach Michael Washington is close by, cheering, yelling, and clapping. Lots of clapping. It is all part of a grand, if at times exhausting, plan Washington has for the South Whidbey High School hoops program. He has something more than wins on his mind when he steps onto the court at South Whidbey High School.

Wrestling numbers low, basketball teams steady at South Whidbey High School

  • Nov 19, 2014 at 2:00PM

Winter sports numbers are similar to the past few seasons at South Whidbey High School, except for wrestling.

Long-running turkey shoot filled with memories

  • Nov 15, 2014 at 6:00PM

Not even Mike McInerney’s long-reaching memory is enough to recall the illustrious history of the annual Holmes Harbor Rod & Gun Club’s open turkey shoot.

Teen swimmer with Langley roots places 16th in triathlons

  • Nov 15, 2014 at 2:00PM

Christopher Anderson, 16, recently participated in his first two triathlons. With no wetsuit and a borrowed no-frills bike, he placed 16th overall at both the Lake Stevens Triathlon Sept. 6, and the Kirkland Triathlon Sept. 21.


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