Sports

Never slowing down; blind eighth-grader competes in cross country

Langley Middle School eighth-grade cross country runner Luke Gandarias has goals just…

Falcon runners fall short of goals at state meet | FALCON CROSS COUNTRY

South Whidbey senior Sophia Morgan had a simple goal heading into the…

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…

Falcons drop opening match at state | FALCON VOLLEYBALL

South Whidbey volleyball lost its opening match against La Conner 3-1 on…

Swimmers advance to state as ‘wildcards’

When South Whidbey senior Kinsey Eager stepped out of the Fidalgo Pool…

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…

Volleyball advances to class 1A state tournament | FALCON VOLLEYBALL

Road trips are usually fun. This one wasn’t. The four-hour closure of…

Girls soccer nudged out of postseason | FALCON GIRLS SOCCER

South Whidbey girls soccer fought for its chance to make the postseason.…

Volleyball heads into bi-district tourney as third seed

Whether it was timing, preparation or a mixture of both, South Whidbey…

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.

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…

Cross country battles through mudsoaked course en route to state

Standing in mudcaked shoes just beyond the finish line as they tried…

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…

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 to host large postseason meet | FALCON CROSS COUNTRY

The Northwest Class 1B-4A District Cross Country Championships will be held on Saturday …

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 …

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 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.

Falcons take big hit on Homecoming, lose 49-14

The expressions on the faces of South Whidbey sophomore quarterback Wesley Crain and senior…

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.

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.

Girls soccer plays for playoff spot Saturday

South Whidbey’s girls soccer team has a lot riding coming into its match against Sultan…

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…

Falcons vies for third and final playoff spot | FALCON GIRLS SOCCER

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.

Nearing postseason, Falcons swinging momentum in their favor | FALCON VOLLEYBALL

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.

Falcons lose handidly to Overlake, 5-0

South Whidbey’s boys tennis team was a bit rusty on Monday afternoon. Though it wasn’t an excuse to…

South Whidbey football still winless | FALCON FOOTBALL

Since forfeiting to Archbishop Murphy on Sept. 23, the Falcons have lost two games and dropped to 0-6 overall on the season.

  • Oct 11th, 2016

Boys tennis returns from hiatus, lose 5-0 to Overlake | FALCON BOYS TENNIS

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.

Falcons run well in home cross country invitational | FALCON CROSS COUNTRY

South Whidbey sophomore Callahan Yale’s goal was simple coming into Thursday’s…

Falcons run well in home cross country invitational | FALCON CROSS COUNTRY

South Whidbey sophomore Callahan Yale’s goal was simple coming into Thursday’s Cascade Conference Invitational at South Whidbey High School: Get better.

Falcons claim victory over Seattle Academy in rematch on Tuesday | FALCON BOYS TENNIS

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.

  • Oct 7th, 2016

Falcon girls soccer on the hunt for postseason berth | FALCON GIRLS SOCCER

It was one of the best matches South Whidbey girl’s soccer team had played all season…

Falcon girls soccer on the hunt for postseason berth | FALCONS GIRLS SOCCER

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.

Falcons turn the tides on Red Wolves in three-set victory | FALCON VOLLEYBALL

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 High School football to forfeit game

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.”

  • Sep 21st, 2016

South Whidbey performs well in home cross country meet

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.

Falcons’ put on scoring clinic in lopsided win over Port Townsend | FALCON GIRLS SOCCER

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.

Cross country to host Carl Westling Invitational on Saturday | FALCON CROSS COUNTRY

South Whidbey cross country will host the Carl Westling Invitational on Saturday at South Whidbey High School.

  • Sep 13th, 2016

South Whidbey drops to 0-2 after 20-6 loss | FALCON FOOTBALL

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.

  • Sep 13th, 2016

Girls volleyball loses to Wildcats at home | FALCON GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

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.

  • Sep 9th, 2016

Girls soccer ties island rival 2-2 on the road | FALCON GIRLS SOCCER

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.

  • Sep 9th, 2016

Boys cross country finishes fourth in meet | FALCON CROSS COUNTRY

South Whidbey’s boys cross country team finished fourth at the River Meadows Cascade Conference Preview on Wednesday at Granite Falls High School.

  • Sep 9th, 2016

Falcons smash Wildcats in home tennis match | FALCON BOYS TENNIS

South Whidbey boys tennis junior Ryan Wenzek shed a former version of himself on Thursday afternoon.

Wolves take back The Bucket in 41-10 win over Falcons | FALCON FOOTBALL

South Whidbey’s football team arrived in Coupeville Saturday night in possession of the coveted “Bucket.” They left without it.

Falcon alumni floats from novice rower to varsity athlete

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.

Senior boys’ cross country runners summer prep to prove valuable | FALL SPORTS PREVIEW

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.

Team cohesion, strong midfield to guide girls soccer season | FALL SPORTS PREVIEW

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.