Sports

Whidbey Triathlon to include sibling rivalry, family relay teams

Seven seconds were all that separated Richard Murphy from beating his sister Kate Burns in the 2013 Whidbey Triathlon. Had Murphy not sat down to… Continue reading

Northwest Passage Ragnar Relay draws nearly 6,000 racers

The scenery along the Northwest Passage Ragnar Relay helped, a lot. It kept Idaho resident Mickey Nelson’s mind off the grueling aspects of the task… Continue reading

Lack of hitting, errors lead to losses at tournament

South Whidbey Little League 11/12 outfielder Myles Lind thought the game was nearly in the bag. South Whidbey led Burlington 5-4 in the bottom of… Continue reading

Whidbey Horse Trials completes 41st competition over weekend

For Kit Maret, it’s a way to keep active in a sport she enjoys. For Maya Black, it is a springboard to the upper echelons… Continue reading

Select coach hired to lead South Whidbey girls soccer program

Terry Swanson is South Whidbey High School’s new girls soccer coach. Swanson, who has 17 years of youth coaching experience with select and premiere teams,… Continue reading

Mega Sports Camp teaches kids about the basics, sportsmanship

Benjamin Scott Cone couldn’t think of a better place to be than at the Mega Sports Camp at South Whidbey High School this past week.… Continue reading

Oak Harbor skippers finish fourth in North American Championships

Oak Harbor skippers Dave Steckman and Bill Walker placed fourth and seventh, respectively, in the San Juan 24 North American Championships hosted by the Oak… Continue reading

Sports camp at Community Park in July, August

The Skyhawks Multi-Sport Camp will introduce young athletes to multiple sports in July and August. The camp, meant for ages 6-12, will provide the rules… Continue reading

  • Jun 28, 2017

Seventy-five participate in 20th annual Chum Run at Community Park

Scott Knackstedt’s experience as a collegiate runner shined through at the 20th annual Chum Run on Saturday at Community Park. The former University of Portland… Continue reading

Eight former Falcons to pursue collegiate athletic careers

Bayley Gochanour doesn’t know exactly what the future will hold for her at Pacific Lutheran University. But, one constant that’s been part of her life… Continue reading

Seven Falcons inducted into the 2017 Wall of Fame

Megan Drake has walked through South Whidbey High School’s athletic hallway countless times. Just above the walking corridor of the hallway are the pictures of… Continue reading

Competitive imbalance in league cited as reason for head coach’s resignation

South Whidbey boys soccer coach Emerson “Skip” Robbins has resigned from his position primarily due to “unfair competition” in the Cascade Conference. Robbins, who was… Continue reading

Falcon softball standout to compete in national tournaments with select team

The end of the school year is a welcome respite for most students at South Whidbey High School. But, things are just gearing up for… Continue reading

A sports year in review: September to June

State titles, forfeits, coaching resignations and retirements were among the dozens of story lines in the sporting world of South Whidbey from September to June.… Continue reading

Falcon softball earns first win at state in a ‘long time’

South Whidbey’s softball team was just glad to be at the class 1A state championships. But, when the Falcons trailed the returning state champion La… Continue reading

South Whidbey softball goes 1-2 at state tourney

South Whidbey softball finished 1-2 in the class 1A state championships on May 26-27 at Columbia Playfield in Richland. The Falcons lost to the eventual… Continue reading

  • Jun 2, 2017

Four Falcons place at state track meet in Cheney

South Whidbey senior sprinter Bailey Forsyth’s final high school competition was like a roller coaster. It had ups and downs, twists and turns. She felt… Continue reading

Four South Whidbey boys golfers make first round cut, finish second as a team

It was the team South Whidbey senior boys golfer Thorin Helmersen always dreamed it could be. The Falcon boys finished second in the class 1A… Continue reading

Fifth-grade wrestler from South Whidbey earns third state title

South Whidbey fifth-grader Isaiah McClure earned a “coveted” title earlier this month when he won state titles in all three of wrestling’s disciplines. McClure, wrestling… Continue reading

  • May 31, 2017

South Whidbey girls golf accomplishes the ‘ultimate,’ wins state championship

South Whidbey girls golf won its first state title in program history on Wednesday. The Falcons claimed the class 1A state championship on Wednesday at… Continue reading