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.

Falcon wrestlers place fourth at Darrington Invite, win dual tourney

South Whidbey’s wrestling team placed fourth at the Darrington Invite on Jan. 16 and defeated a combined team of Granite Falls and Lakewood, 36-15.

  • Jan 22nd, 2016

Falcons hold Knights to low scoring output

Trailing by just nine points at halftime to returning state champ King’s might be considered by some an accomplishment in itself for the South Whidbey girls basketball team.

White scores 37 points in lopsided loss to King’s on Tuesday night

The South Whidbey’s boys basketball team lost to King’s, 82-58, on Tuesday night at South Whidbey High School.

  • Jan 23rd, 2016

Falcon boys earn league win over Lakewood, 48-31

South Whidbey boys basketball defeated Lakewood 48-31 on Jan. 15 to improve to 6-8 overall and 2-6 in the Cascade Conference.

  • Jan 20th, 2016

Girls hoops in tight race for second-seed in district playoffs

South Whidbey girls basketball lost two consecutive games to Archbishop Murphy, 58-26 on Jan. 12, and Lakewood, 48-39, on Jan. 15.

  • Jan 20th, 2016

Falcon wrestlers place fifth at Sky Valley Invite

The tough competition just keeps coming for South Whidbey wrestler Hunter Newman.

13 Falcons voted all-conference

The 2015 Fall All-Cascade Conference teams were announced in November and selected by the league’s coaches.

  • Jan 17th, 2016

Drake, Davis help lead Falcons to midseason success

South Whidbey girls basketball players Megan Drake and Morgan Davis deal with similar pressures.

Girls basketball wins big against Granite Falls at home

The South Whidbey’s girls basketball team defeated Cascade Conference foe Granite Falls, 63-29, on Tuesday night at South Whidbey High School.

Empty possessions, mistakes hand boys basketball another loss

If South Whidbey’s boys basketball team needed a reason to have a sense of urgency in the second half of the season, they have it now.

Wrestling to compete in lone home match in mid-January

South Whidbey grapplers will compete against Archbishop Murphy at 6 p.m. on Jan. 15 at South Whidbey High School. It is the only home match of the season.

  • Jan 8th, 2016

Newman loses in battle of ranked wrestlers at Everett Classic

Whether he realizes it sooner or later, the 2016 Everett Classic may be one of the best things to happen for South Whidbey 145-pound junior Hunter Newman. At least that’s what Falcon head coach Jim Thompson thinks.

Newman sets his eyes on a state wrestling title

It’s easy to see Hunter Newman’s toughness on the mat.

Newman remains undefeated after taking home 145-pound title at Lynnwood Classic

South Whidbey’s Hunter Newman continued his stellar junior season after winning the 145-pound bracket at the Lynnwood Classic on Dec. 19.

  • Dec 23rd, 2015

Falcon boys hoops narrowly defeat La Conner in tightly contested matchup

South Whidbey boys basketball managed to defeat La Conner, 55-54, on Dec. 21 after trailing by nine points at halftime.

  • Dec 23rd, 2015

Falcons’ timidness leads to 46-27 loss to La Conner

By traditional standards, Class 2B La Conner would have been considered the underdog against Class 1A South Whidbey’s girls basketball team when they faced off Monday night.

Growth spurt leads to Falcon guard’s success on court

You could say South Whidbey senior Donovan Miller’s basketball prowess grew with his height. Miller, a 6-foot-2-inch guard for the Falcon boys basketball team, wasn’t always the tall, spry athlete that he is now.

Eagles’ roster depth exhausts Falcon boys

It was the making of another come-from-behind victory for South Whidbey’s boys basketball team on Tuesday night, until it wasn’t and ended as a 16-point Falcon defeat.

Falcon girls hoops win big against Cedar Park

South Whidbey girls basketball continued its hot start to the 2015-16 season with a 69-53 victory over Cedar Park Christian on Tuesday night at South Whidbey High School.

  • Dec 19th, 2015

Falcon wrestler Hunter Newman wins Iron Sharpens Iron tourney

South Whidbey junior 145-pound wrestler Hunter Newman won the Iron Sharpens Iron tournament hosted by Bellevue Christian High School on Dec. 12.

  • Dec 15th, 2015

Boys basketball wins tight game over AMHS

Despite trailing 33-15 at halftime, South Whidbey boys basketball’s second-half surge led to 68-65 victory over Class 2A Cascade Conference opponent Archbishop Murphy on Friday night.

  • Dec 15th, 2015

Aggressive play by Wildcats leads to Falcon girls basketball defeat

It was a learning experience, through and through.

Girls hoops off to fast start after league win

South Whidbey girls basketball is 3-1 overall and 1-0 in Cascade Conference play after beating Sultan 38-21 on Dec. 9 on the road.

  • Dec 11th, 2015

Boys basketball drops first game of season

South Whidbey boys basketball lost to 1A Cascade Conference foe Sultan 77-60 on Dec. 9 on the road.

  • Dec 11th, 2015

Grapplers place fourth at Return of the Seahawk

As a freshman at Vashon Island High School, now-South Whidbey sophomore Julian Fifield went toe to toe with some of the Class 1A powerhouse program’s best wrestlers.

Girls basketball team wins one, drops one

South Whidbey’s girls basketball team is 2-1 overall after beating Friday Harbor 33-30 on Dec. 4 and losing 31-27 to Coupeville on Dec. 5. The Falcons play on the road against Sultan on Dec. 9.

  • Dec 8th, 2015

Grapplers take fourth at Chief Sealth HS

South Whidbey’s wrestling season started with a bang after the Falcons placed fourth out of 13 teams at the Return of the Seahawk tournament, hosted by Chief Sealth High School in Seattle.

  • Dec 8th, 2015

Falcons dominate rivals despite shaky second half

It was a tale of two halves for South Whidbey’s boys basketball team.

Falcon girls basketball kick old habits, set pace in 32-30 win over Coupeville

In previous years, South Whidbey High School’s girls basketball team waited for its opponent to set the pace of the game.

SLIDESHOW | 2015 South Whidbey Jamboree

Scenes from the 2015 South Whidbey Jamboree at South Whidbey High School on Nov. 30.

Jamboree nets positive results as early test | FALCON BOYS HOOPS

Early season jamborees can serve a dual purpose. South Whidbey High School’s boys basketball team, which hosted Oak Harbor and Orcas Island on Monday night, had the opportunity to play in a no-pressure atmosphere without the consequences of a blemished record. It was also a chance to work out any early season kinks.

Hometown transfer may prove key to season’s success | WINTER SPORTS PREVIEW

Transfer students can arrive from just about anywhere, but rarely do they come from your own backyard.

Lighthearted attitudes to carry, foster team spirit | WINTER SPORTS PREVIEW

The uplifting and sometimes goofy personality of a now-graduated Falcon teammate stayed with the Falcon girls basketball team this season.

Grapplers gear up for tournament grind | FALCON WINTER SPORTS PREVIEW

If there was one thing that kept South Whidbey High School junior Hunter Newman from winning a match at the Class 1A state wrestling tournament last season, it was his inability to escape from the bottom position.

Falcon grad Linden Firethorne finds success at Central Washington University

The grind of a college athlete is one that can only be understood by experiencing it. Linden Firethorne, a 2012 graduate of South Whidbey High School and senior outside hitter for Central Washington University’s volleyball team, knows this truth better than most.

  • Nov 23rd, 2015

A PADDLE AROUND WHIDBEY: Saratoga Passage, from Clinton to Cornet Bay

In the August Monday morning sun, by foot, motorcycle and car, commuters board the Clinton ferry headed for the office, plant or meetings.

  • Nov 21st, 2015