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Contrary to how their season has played out thus far, it was a slow start Thursday for most of the South Whidbey girls tennis players against Coupeville.
Though conditions weren’t favorable, South Whidbey’s girls golf knocked off defending state champion King’s, 85-78, April 12 at Useless Bay Golf and County Club.
South Whidbey High School’s winter sports teams will have new plaques to hang in their respective locker rooms this year, but none have anything to do with achievements in athletics.
It’s been a dream almost two decades in the making for South Whidbey first-year head softball coach Alexandra Walter. For most of her life, the 24-year-old San Diego, Calif. native has wanted to lead a varsity softball team. Her ambitions came to fruition after taking the mantle of the Falcon program this spring, which she is eager to build from the bottom up after a downward spiral in participation in recent years.
South Whidbey’s baseball team defeated Coupeville, 7-3, on Saturday afternoon. The win came on the heels of two losses to Archbishop Murphy on March 30 and April 1. Despite playing three games in four days, with many of its players and coaches still battling or recovering from illnesses that swept through the team, the Falcons fought their way to a solid victory, head coach Tom Fallon said.
The South Whidbey girls golf team opened their season with a loss to Cedarcrest on March 28 at Blue Heron Golf Course in Carnation. Falcon sophomore Kolby Heggenes led the team with a score of 31.
It’s not often a long jumper shatters a previous mark by 12 inches.
It was difficult for South Whidbey softball players Mackenzee Collins and Leah Merrow to pinpoint the best moment in their win over Cedar Park Christian Thursday afternoon.
South Whidbey’s softball team pulled out an 18-1 victory against Port Townsend at South Whidbey High School on March 26.
The South Whidbey boys soccer team came up short against Archbishop Murphy on March 28 with a 3-0 loss at South Whidbey High School.
South Whidbey’s baseball team, looking to bounce back from the loss to Granite Falls on March 25, recorded an 11-1 win against Port Townsend on March 28 at South Whidbey High School.
South Whidbey High School boys golf recorded their first win of the season Monday, as Falcon junior Thorin Helmersen’s eagle helped lift the Falcons over Cascade Conference opponent Cedarcrest.
Conditions were bitter on two fronts for South Whidbey’s baseball team on Wednesday afternoon.
When Coupeville goalkeeper Tanner Kircher gripped his head in frustration and despair following a score by South Whidbey freshman Graham Colar, it encapsulated the effectiveness of South Whidbey’s offense. And that was just 11 minutes into the match.
After rain postponed the South Whidbey’s girls tennis match against Oak Harbor, the Falcons defeated the Wildcats, 5-2, on March 16.
South Whidbey’s baseball team, hot off a second-place finish at the state 1A championships in 2015, began the 2016 season with a 6-2 victory over Cedarcrest on March 16.
South Whidbey’s seventh-grade boys S.W.I.S.H. basketball team didn’t finish the 2016 season the way they hoped.
South Whidbey boys golf’s first home match of the season, scheduled for Thursday, March 17, has been postponed. Falcon assistant coach Jim Thompson said the team’s course, Useless Bay Golf & Country Club, is being aerated over a three-day period, starting Thursday.
South Whidbey boys soccer lost to Bush School, 2-0, at home on Saturday afternoon in its season-opener. The Falcons play at home against Coupeville on March 19. Kick-off is at 1 p.m.
South Whidbey softball lost to Coupeville, 4-1, in its season-opener on March 12.
South Whidbey freshman Mary Zisette’s debut as a varsity tennis player was short-lived.
Due to high winds that rocked Western Washington on Wednesday night and Thursday morning, South Whidbey High School’s boys and girls golf teams opted not to attend the Lake Stevens Jamboree at Battle Creek Golf Course.
South Whidbey’s boys soccer team will kick off the spring season with a home match at 3 p.m. on March 12 against Bush School.
Thanks to a recent home match held at South Whidbey High School, Langley Middle School wrestler Joey Lane got to wrestle in front of his father.
The state quarterfinals have been a road block for South Whidbey’s boys soccer team in otherwise successful seasons.
With a turnout of 12 players, first-year softball coach Alexandra Walter is working with what she has.
The buzz of last year’s 1A state championship loss has translated into a quiet confidence for South Whidbey’s baseball team.
If you think South Whidbey senior Tanner Lobdell is most looking forward to winning a state title in the 400-meter race this season, guess again.
For South Whidbey’s girls golf team, the only direction is up, and there’s not much room to leap.
Positivity and fun are widespread themes with South Whidbey’s girls tennis team.
A feat that occurred two years ago still helps push Seattle University track and field athlete Maia Sparkman today.
Whitman College freshman Emma Lungren isn’t the fastest Nordic skier. Nor will she place highly for the Fighting Missionaries’ club skiing team in the 38th annual USCSA National Championships, held March 6-12 in Lake Placid, New York.
Two South Whidbey coaches, once contemplating retirement at the end of the winter sports season, decided to stick it out for at least one more year.
South Whidbey junior 138-pounder Hunter Newman’s season came down to 43 seconds.
South Whidbey wrestlers freshman Aryeh Rohde (120), junior Hunter Newman (138), senior Madison Evans (152) and junior Chase Barthlett (285) lost in the first round of their respective weight divisions at the WIAA Mat Classic State Championships, held in the Tacoma Dome.
It was a stretch of five minutes unlike any South Whidbey High School girls basketball coach Andy Davis had seen all season.
Long before the season began, South Whidbey High School head wrestling coach Jim Thompson took a gamble by booking a pair of hotel rooms in Tacoma.
South Whidbey’s girls basketball lost to Mount Baker 67-47 in the elimination round of the 1A District 1 tournament Feb. 11.
The pressure is on for South Whidbey senior Madison Evans.
South Whidbey will send nine wrestlers to the Class 1A Region 1 tournament at Klahowya High School on Feb. 13. The Falcons finished fourth in the five-team 1A District 1 sub-regional tournament with 105 points. Sultan won the tournament with 375.5 points, while Nooksack Valley finished second with 227.
South Whidbey’s girls basketball team lost in overtime to Nooksack Valley, 54-45, on Monday night at Erikson Gymnasium in the first round of the 1A District 1 tournament. South Whidbey led for most of the game and led 34-27 entering the fourth quarter. But, following midrange baskets by Falcon juniors Kacie Hanson and Kinsey Eager which pushed South Whidbey ahead by nine, the Pioneers went on a 12-0 run.
If ever there was a time for South Whidbey senior guard Chase White to come through for the Falcons, it was Senior Night.
For everyone but South Whidbey girls basketball senior Morgan Davis, Monday night’s playoff game will be a new experience.
It was chance that led 26-year-old Robbie Bozin to become head coach of the Langley Middle School wrestling team. Bozin, who works in the warehouse at the Freeland Country Store, spotted South Whidbey High School assistant coach Paul Newman wearing Falcon wrestling apparel. Bozin, a former collegiate wrestler and three-time state finalist at Carson High School in Carson City, Nev. in the mid-2000s, expressed his interest in coaching wrestling. As luck would have it, Newman told Bozin that the middle school wrestling program was in need after former coach David Monell stepped away.
South Whidbey girls basketball lost 38-33 to Cedarcrest on Tuesday night at Cedarcrest High School.
South Whidbey’s boys basketball team lost to Cedarcrest 57-51 on Tuesday night at Cedarcrest High School.
Plans to merge South Whidbey’s football program into a Class 1A football-only league next fall were recently shot down by Cascade Conference athletic directors and principals.
South Whidbey’s wrestling team will compete in the Cascade Conference Super Dual at 10 a.m. Jan. 30 at Sultan High School. Competing in the meet will be Lakewood, Cedarcrest, Sultan and Archbishop Murphy.
South Whidbey’s girls basketball team defeated Sultan 52-50 in overtime on Friday night at South Whidbey High School.
Sultan has been the backbreaker for South Whidbey’s boys basketball team the past two seasons.