Sports

Boys tennis primed for tough league competition | FALL SPORTS PREVIEW

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.

U-15 soccer team places second in Bigfoot Tournament

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.

New tackling technique to help prevent concussions | FALCON FOOTBALL

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.

Athletes show physicality in South Whidbey fitness competition

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.

Whidbey Throwdown to test minds, bodies of athletes

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.

British, Brazilian soccer camps to mix culture, fun

The British are coming to South Whidbey. To play soccer, that is.

40-plus crowd dominates Whidbey Triathlon

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 wins Crossfire Select Cup tourney

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.

Veterans, siblings to compete in Whidbey Triathlon

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 Pony League team to compete in Lynden

South Whidbey’s Pony League club team has come a long way in just two years.

Ten South Whidbey grads to compete at collegiate level

While one journey has just ended for South Whidbey High School’s graduating seniors, another is just beginning for a select few.

Freeland native signed by St. Louis Cardinals rookie league team

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.

  • Jul 15th, 2016

South Whidbey’s 9/10 All-Stars fall in district tournament

Even at a young age, South Whidbey’s 9/10 Little League All-Stars team knows how to lose with dignity.

Boaters to participate in 34th anniversary of Race Week

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.

South Whidbey daughter books ticket to Rio Olympics

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.

South Whidbey’s Muzzy named league’s most valuable player

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.

Cougars claim team titles at league finals | COUGAR TRACK AND FIELD

It was work ethic that separated Langley Middle School’s track and field team from the rest of the pack.

Pair of South Whidbey athletes to travel down under

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.

Despite funky second day, Falcons perform well at state | FALCON TRACK AND FIELD

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.

From alternate to state placer: Newman finishes fourth

Kody Newman jumped with excitement when he heard the news.

Falcons, Heggenes finish second at girls golf state

South Whidbey sophomore girls golfer Kolby Heggenes had the best round of her life this week.

Girls tennis vying for state berths

South Whidbey girls tennis played in the 1A bi-district tournament May 20 at Amy Yee Tennis Center after The Record’s deadline.

  • May 20th, 2016

Boys soccer upended by Seattle Academy

South Whidbey boys soccer was defeated by Seattle Academy 5-0 in the loser-out round of the 1A Bi-District tournament May 10.

  • May 20th, 2016

Softball defeated in first round of district tourney

South Whidbey softball was defeated 3-1 by Nooksack Valley in the first round of the 1A District 1 tournament May 19.

  • May 20th, 2016

Five qualify for girls, boys golf state championships | FALCON GOLF

It was the kind of shot South Whidbey junior boys golfer Ian Saunsaucie hoped for all season. And it earned him a berth to the class 1A state championships.

Baseball’s playoff run shot down

South Whidbey baseball’s hopes of improving upon its second place finish at the 2015 class 1A state championships were shot down May 14.

  • May 20th, 2016

Tribe of Falcons to compete at bi-district

At this point, South Whidbey track and field’s goal is simple: advance as many athletes through each round of postseason competition as possible. The Falcons will have plenty of opportunities to do just that this week at the bi-district meet May 19 and 21 at King’s High School in Seattle.

New girls soccer program to establish strong competitive atmosphere

Tryouts for South Whidbey Reign U-16 soccer club and a new middle school-aged club are next week at South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District’s soccer fields adjacent to Langley Road.

  • May 13th, 2016

South Whidbey sweeps district tournament | FALCON GIRLS TENNIS

It was teammates facing teammates Wednesday afternoon during the girls tennis 1A District 1 tournament at South Whidbey High School. Fortunately for the Falcons, they were playing against one another in the final matches of the singles and doubles brackets.

South Whidbey faces old foe at bi-districts | FALCON BOYS SOCCER

Despite having battled its way through two loser-out matches, South Whidbey boys soccer still faces in an uphill climb in the bi-district tournament.

South Whidbey baseball’s season on the line Saturday | FALCON BASEBALL

It’s make or break time for South Whidbey baseball.

Falcons win league, enters postseason strong | FALCON GIRLS GOLF

Fourth-year South Whidbey golfer Tarra Moore has wanted to knock King’s off its pedestal for years.

South Whidbey earns victory in final home game | FALCON BASEBALL

South Whidbey baseball defeated King’s 11-2 Friday afternoon in its final home game of the season.

  • May 3rd, 2016

Falcons advance to district semifinals after win over Lynden Christian | FALCON BOYS SOCCER

]South Whidbey boys soccer defeated Lynden Christian 1-0 in overtime in the opening match of the 1A District 1 tournament at Whatcom Community College’s Orca Field Monday afternoon.

  • May 3rd, 2016

Boys golfers finish second at Useless Bay match | FALCON BOYS GOLF

South Whidbey finished second at a three-team match Monday afternoon at Useless Bay Golf and Country Club.

Baseball to wrap regular season

South Whidbey baseball shut out King’s 3-0 Wednesday afternoon at Shorewood High School.

  • Apr 29th, 2016

Boys golf second in league match

South Whidbey boys golf finished second in a nine-hole, three-team match Wednesday afternoon at Jackson Park Golf Course in Seattle.

  • Apr 29th, 2016

South Whidbey tests Granite Falls during strong second inning | FALCON SOFTBALL

Granite Falls saw a different team when they played South Whidbey softball earlier this season.

Pair take home first-place medals | FALCON TRACK AND FIELD

South Whidbey track and field’s girls team took home a pair of first-place medals from the Terrace Invite at Edmonds Woodway High School on Saturday, April 23.

  • Apr 26th, 2016

South Whidbey secures second seed in bi-district playoffs | FALCON BASEBALL

Though there was plenty at stake, South Whidbey baseball’s win over King’s Monday afternoon was without drama.

South Whidbey claims league victory | FALCON BASEBALL

South Whidbey baseball defeated Sultan 10-1 Wednesday afternoon at South Whidbey High School.

  • Apr 22nd, 2016

South Whidbey dominates Archbishop Murphy in home match | FALCON GIRLS GOLF

South Whidbey girls golf defeated Archbishop Murphy 115-29 Thursday afternoon at Useless Bay Golf and Country Club.

  • Apr 22nd, 2016

South Whidbey falters in chance to secure state berth | FALCON BOYS SOCCER

It happened before South Whidbey’s boys soccer team had a chance to blink.

Tracksters perform well at home meet

South Whidbey may have lost to King’s in its home meet April 14, but over a dozen Falcons finished first in their respective events.

  • Apr 19th, 2016

Falcon baseball drops series, win against Sultan

South Whidbey baseball lost three consecutive games to Cedar Park Christian on April 11, 13 and 15. They bounced back with a 15-6 victory over Sultan Monday afternoon.

  • Apr 19th, 2016

Falcon boys golfers earn league win

South Whidbey’s boys golf team defeated Lakewood 293-392 on April 14 at Useless Bay Golf and Country Club.

  • Apr 19th, 2016

South Whidbey hopes to solidify state berth | FALCON BOYS SOCCER

South Whidbey boys soccer could secure a berth to the class 1A state championships with a win over King’s tonight at Waterman’s Field.

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.