Whidbey’s Scout Smith swings during the team’s 18-3 win over South Skagit Saturday. The sluggers ended their season Tuesday in a loss to Anacortes in the District 11 championship game Tuesday. Smith had seven strikeouts pitching during the game and on offense she had a single and RBI. - Jim Waller / Whidbey News Group

Little Leaguers end season at championship game

  • Jun 26, 2015 at 6:00PM

The Whidbey 11/12 Little League softball All-Stars mounted a late comeback but ran out of time in a 13-5 loss to host Anacortes in the District 11 championship game Tuesday, June 23.


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Little League Whidbey sluggers swing into postseason

  • Jun 24, 2015 at 6:00PM

Just under 30 South Whidbey Little League athletes will take part in the summer postseason of All-Star tournaments this year. Olivia Batchelor, first-year president of South Whidbey Little League, said 29 small sluggers — boys and girls — will take the field in the next few weeks. In all, the District 11 All-Star tournament will see at least nine games, potentially 10 depending on the championship.

South Whidbey boys make all-league baseball lists

  • Jun 20, 2015 at 12:00PM

Strong batting and solid defense landed a trio of South Whidbey baseball players on the all-Cascade Conference first and second teams this season. Voted on by the league’s coaches, senior to-be Ricky Muzzy and just-graduated sluggers Brent Piehler and Mo Hamsa represented the Falcons on the honorary lists. Muzzy was the lone Falcon on the first team, and was one of four players considered for the league’s most valuable player, which went to Cedarcrest’s hurler Adam Davenport.

Plate prowess a common trait for all-league softball South Whdibey pair | FALCON FASTPITCH

  • Jun 17, 2015 at 6:00PM

Batting averages in the .300-range get you noticed in the Cascade Conference. That’s what led the Falcon fastpitch team’s pitcher and third baseman to be voted to the all-league softball second team. Mackenzee Collins, a freshman, and sophomore Kacie Hanson were among the top 23 players in the eight-team league this season. Voting was conducted by the coaches, with the top vote-getters receiving offensive and defensive player of the year awards. Being consistent in the batter’s box was the key common trait for both Falcon girls, according to their coach.

Coupeville man rides network of international cyclists

  • Jun 17, 2015 at 6:00AM

Pat Rodden didn’t have to fall on his head to decide to take his passion for cycling to the next level. But he did.


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