Sports

Despite slow start, South Whidbey defeats Coupeville, 5-2 | FALCON GIRLS TENNIS

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.

South Whidbey upends defending state champs | FALCON GIRLS GOLF

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.

Falcon winter sports shine in classroom

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.

First-year softball coach eager to build South Whidbey program

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 returns to winning ways, beat Coupeville | FALCON BASEBALL

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.

South Whidbey opens league play with win | FALCON GIRLS GOLF

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.

  • Apr 4th, 2016

Personal bests, sunny weather at recent meet | FALCON TRACK AND FIELD

It’s not often a long jumper shatters a previous mark by 12 inches.

Positives aplenty in 9-2 win | FALCON SOFTBALL

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.

Falcons earns first victory of season with win over Port Townsend | FALCON SOFTBALL

South Whidbey’s softball team pulled out an 18-1 victory against Port Townsend at South Whidbey High School on March 26.

  • Mar 29th, 2016

South Whidbey falls to Archbishop Murphy in lopsided loss | FALCON BOYS SOCCER

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.

  • Mar 29th, 2016

South Whidbey dismantles Port Townsend in 11-1 victory | FALCON BASEBALL

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.

  • Mar 29th, 2016

South Whidbey wins tight golf match over Cedarcrest | FALCON BOYS GOLF

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.

Falcons battle elements, illness for win over Tigers | FALCON BASEBALL

Conditions were bitter on two fronts for South Whidbey’s baseball team on Wednesday afternoon.

South Whidbey’s offensive dominance shines against rival | FALCON BOYS SOCCER

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.

Falcons rally to victory after rain postpones match with Oak Harbor | FALCON GIRLS TENNIS

After rain postponed the South Whidbey’s girls tennis match against Oak Harbor, the Falcons defeated the Wildcats, 5-2, on March 16.

  • Mar 18th, 2016

Falcons opens season with win over Cedarcrest | FALCON BASEBALL

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.

  • Mar 18th, 2016

7th grade S.W.I.S.H. team falls at league finals

South Whidbey’s seventh-grade boys S.W.I.S.H. basketball team didn’t finish the 2016 season the way they hoped.

Course work postpones first home match | FALCON BOYS GOLF

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.

  • Mar 15th, 2016

Offense flounders in season opener against Bush School | FALCON BOYS SOCCER

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.

  • Mar 15th, 2016

Collins’ 17 strikeouts not enough in season-opener loss | FALCON FASTPITCH

South Whidbey softball lost to Coupeville, 4-1, in its season-opener on March 12.

  • Mar 15th, 2016

Rain delay finds South Whidbey mired behind Oak Harbor | FALCON GIRLS TENNIS

South Whidbey freshman Mary Zisette’s debut as a varsity tennis player was short-lived.

First golf match cancelled due to high winds

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.

  • Mar 12th, 2016

Falcon boys soccer, girls tennis, softball set to host games

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.

  • Mar 12th, 2016

LMS wrestlers show well in three-way meet with Lakewood and Granite Falls

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.

SPRING SPORTS PREVIEW: New group to move past state quarterfinals | FALCON BOYS SOCCER

The state quarterfinals have been a road block for South Whidbey’s boys soccer team in otherwise successful seasons.

Small turnout, big hopes for softball season | SPRING SPORTS PREVIEW

With a turnout of 12 players, first-year softball coach Alexandra Walter is working with what she has.

Keeping level heads after state championship loss | SPRING SPORTS PREVIEW

The buzz of last year’s 1A state championship loss has translated into a quiet confidence for South Whidbey’s baseball team.

Falcon tracksters have fun, work hard | SPRING SPORTS PREVIEW

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.

Girls shooting for state title, boys aim to crack top-20 | SPRING SPORTS PREVIEW

For South Whidbey’s girls golf team, the only direction is up, and there’s not much room to leap.

Spreading positive vibes to spring | SPRING SPORTS PREVIEW

Positivity and fun are widespread themes with South Whidbey’s girls tennis team.

Former Falcon Maia Sparkman finds place among Division I athletes at Seattle U

A feat that occurred two years ago still helps push Seattle University track and field athlete Maia Sparkman today.

Former South Whidbey woman’s steadfast attitude boosts collegiate ski team

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.

Wrestling coaches Thompson and Newman return for another go

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.

Falcons eliminated from WIAA Mat Classic State Championship final rounds

South Whidbey junior 138-pounder Hunter Newman’s season came down to 43 seconds.

Falcon grapplers lose in opening round at state

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.

  • Feb 19th, 2016

Falcon girls hoops season ends in turnover-riddled loss

It was a stretch of five minutes unlike any South Whidbey High School girls basketball coach Andy Davis had seen all season.

Five Falcon grapplers advance to WIAA Mat Classic

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.

Season ends for South Whidbey girls basketball

South Whidbey’s girls basketball lost to Mount Baker 67-47 in the elimination round of the 1A District 1 tournament Feb. 11.

  • Feb 12th, 2016

Falcon grapplers look for opening to state

The pressure is on for South Whidbey senior Madison Evans.

Nine Falcon grapplers head to regional tourney

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.

  • Feb 9th, 2016

Fourth quarter lead slips away in Falcon playoff loss

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.

Falcons pull through to beat Lakewood on Senior Night

If ever there was a time for South Whidbey senior guard Chase White to come through for the Falcons, it was Senior Night.

Falcon girls hoops earn postseason berth; host first round of playoffs

For everyone but South Whidbey girls basketball senior Morgan Davis, Monday night’s playoff game will be a new experience.

Former collegiate wrestler takes over Langley Middle School program

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.

Girls basketball drops league game to Red Wolves; showdown with CPC set

South Whidbey girls basketball lost 38-33 to Cedarcrest on Tuesday night at Cedarcrest High School.

  • Jan 30th, 2016

Falcon boys hoops lose by seven to Red Wolves in league matchup

South Whidbey’s boys basketball team lost to Cedarcrest 57-51 on Tuesday night at Cedarcrest High School.

  • Jan 30th, 2016

Football realignment plans derailed by league vote

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.

Grapplers to compete in Cascade Conference super duals

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.

  • Jan 26th, 2016

Overtime win over Sultan puts South Whidbey ahead in playoff push | FALCON GIRLS BASKETBALL

South Whidbey’s girls basketball team defeated Sultan 52-50 in overtime on Friday night at South Whidbey High School.

White’s high-scoring performance not enough | FALCON BOYS BASKETBALL

Sultan has been the backbreaker for South Whidbey’s boys basketball team the past two seasons.