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The expressions on the faces of South Whidbey sophomore quarterback Wesley Crain and senior…
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.
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’s girls soccer team has a lot riding coming into its match against Sultan…
If the goal for South Whidbey’s volleyball team is to enter the postseason with some momentum…
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.
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’s boys tennis team was a bit rusty on Monday afternoon. Though it wasn’t an excuse to…
Since forfeiting to Archbishop Murphy on Sept. 23, the Falcons have lost two games and dropped to 0-6 overall on the season.
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 sophomore Callahan Yale’s goal was simple coming into Thursday’s…
South Whidbey sophomore Callahan Yale’s goal was simple coming into Thursday’s Cascade Conference Invitational at South Whidbey High School: Get better.
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.
It was one of the best matches South Whidbey girl’s soccer team had played all season…
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.
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 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.”
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.
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.
South Whidbey cross country will host the Carl Westling Invitational on Saturday at South Whidbey High School.
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.
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.
South Whidbey girls soccer tied Coupeville 2-2 on Thursday on the road. The Falcons are currently 0-1-1 after falling to Everett, a Class 3A school, 2-0 on Tuesday.
South Whidbey’s boys cross country team finished fourth at the River Meadows Cascade Conference Preview on Wednesday at Granite Falls High School.
South Whidbey boys tennis junior Ryan Wenzek shed a former version of himself on Thursday afternoon.
South Whidbey’s football team arrived in Coupeville Saturday night in possession of the coveted “Bucket.” They left without it.
When Kale Reichersamer graduated from South Whidbey High School in 2014, his heart was set on becoming a college athlete. In what capacity, however, was a bit of a conundrum.
The four seniors on the South Whidbey boys cross country team — Cory Ackerman, Justin Gonzales, Collin Burns and Will Simms — had a simple theme this summer: Run. Run, and then run some more.
If there’s one thing the South Whidbey girls soccer team has going for it this season, it is team cohesion. The Falcons are primed to hit the ground running when they take the field in a jamboree at Oak Harbor High School on Sept. 1.
South Whidbey High School head coach Mandy Jones likes things loud on the volleyball court. In a similar fashion as the Seattle Seahawks’ volume gauge for crowd noise at CenturyLink Field, Jones records an “effort meter” every 20 minutes.
South Whidbey sophomore Wesley Crain prepares to hand off the ball to a running back at practice.
Despite placing fourth at last season’s Class 1A boys tennis state championships, South Whidbey sophomore Kody Newman is unsure whether he’ll have a ticket to this year’s big dance. Two talented players in the Emerald League — the private-school-heavy league the Falcons compete in — stand in his way.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The British are coming to South Whidbey. To play soccer, that is.
The small cut near Lane Seeley’s left eye was one small price to pay for winning the 20th annual Whidbey Triathlon on Saturday.
South Whidbey Tsunami U12 boys soccer team finished first in the bronze division at the Crossfire Select Cup 2016, held July 22-24 at 60 Acres Park in Redmond.
When the Whidbey Triathlon celebrates its 20th anniversary on Saturday, Langley resident Peter Oakley can happily say he’s been around since the first event in 1997. Oakley said the quality of the event, including everything from the organizers to the volunteers, has kept him coming back to the triathlon annually.
South Whidbey’s Pony League club team has come a long way in just two years.
While one journey has just ended for South Whidbey High School’s graduating seniors, another is just beginning for a select few.
Levi MaVorhis, a native of Freeland, recently signed a contract with Major League Baseball’s St. Louis Cardinals after pitching four years at Kansas State University.
Even at a young age, South Whidbey’s 9/10 Little League All-Stars team knows how to lose with dignity.
Whidbey Island Race Week celebrates its 34th anniversary this summer, and one of the primary goals of the regatta’s owners is to ensure there will be many more.
The 2016 Rio de Janiero Olympics are right around the corner, and teams across all Olympic sports are starting to announce their squads. One of those who booked a ticket to Brazil is one of South Whidbey’s own. Maya Black and her 11-year-old horse Cody were listed as the traveling reserves for the U.S. eventing team. As the only traveling reserve in the squad, Black will suit up in red, white and blue whether or not she actually steps in for someone to compete. The eventing squad was announced June 20.
After four years of embracing South Whidbey baseball’s motto of team-first, it’s finally time for Ricky Muzzy to stand alone. Muzzy, a pitcher and shortstop, was named the Cascade Conference’s player of the year by the league’s coaches to cap off a four-year varsity career. He batted .538, hit three home runs and 18 RBI, and stole 20 bases this season. Named to the first-team all-league team the last two seasons, Muzzy will play for Lower Columbia College next year where he hopes to eventually move on to a Division I program. Muzzy finished in the top four in last season’s most valuable player voting.
It was work ethic that separated Langley Middle School’s track and field team from the rest of the pack.
Neither South Whidbey wrestler Chase Barthlett nor boys golfer Anton Klein have been to Australia. This summer, that will change. The pair will represent Washington in their respective sports during international tournaments in late-June, early July.
For a lucky few, it was the performance they’d been waiting for all season. For most of the other South Whidbey track and field athletes competing at the class 1A state championships May 26-28 in Cheney, it was the end of what has otherwise been a successful year.