Sports

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

Turkey Trot set for Saturday despite stormy weather

Some stormy weather won’t keep runners from participating in the first ever Turkey Trot 5K this weekend.

Falcons Lynch, Eager qualify for District 1 swim finals

The cooperative agreement between South Whidbey High School and Kamiak that allowed Falcons Kinsey Eager, Ally Lynch, and Bella Northup to swim competitively with the Knights paid off.

Clinton dressage rider achieves national ranking

A set of horse jumps lay idle and unused along the outer rim of Emma Scotthanson’s horse arena at her family’s Clinton home.

Falcon volleyball ousted at district tournament

South Whidbey’s volleyball team was bounced from the Class 1A District 1 Tournament on Oct. 28-31 in Bothell after two losses at the hands of Nooksack Valley and Cedar Park Christian.

  • Nov 10th, 2015

Cross country pair come up short at state meet

South Whidbey cross country sent two runners to the Class 1A State Cross Country Championships on Nov. 7 in Pasco, but neither were able to reach the podium.

  • Nov 10th, 2015

Falcons conclude season with 51-8 defeat | SOUTH WHIDBEY FOOTBALL

South Whidbey football lost its season finale to Nooksack Valley, 51-8, on Friday night at Waterman’s Field.

Two South Whidbey runners advance to state | SOUTH WHIDBEY CROSS COUNTRY

South Whidbey cross country runners Mallorie Mitchem and Elizabeth Donnelly may have traveled two different paths to qualify for state at the District 1 Cross Country Championships on Saturday at the high school, but the reward was much the same.

Close loss keeps Falcons from advancing to playoffs | SOUTH WHIDBEY FOOTBALL

In the end, there just wasn’t enough time for South Whidbey’s football team on Senior Night. The Falcons lost to the Sultan Turks, 34-32, on Thursday night at Waterman’s Field. It was another tough break for South Whidbey, which dropped to 1-8 overall and 0-7 in the Cascade Conference. Sultan improved to 2-7 overall, 2-5 in league. The Falcons were battling for the league’s final Class 1A postseason berth, but came up short.

South Whidbey cross country runners lace up for district meet

Conserving oxygen comes second when South Whidbey cross country runners Mallorie Mitchem and Elizabeth Donnelly are on the course together.

Falcon tennis falls short of state at tough district tourney

The Falcon boys tennis season may be over after all six players were eliminated from the bi-district tournament on Oct. 23-34 at the Amy Yee Tennis Center in Seattle.

Falcons close out home finale with 3-1 victory

Had South Whidbey volleyball lost to Lakewood on Senior Night on Oct. 21, senior Katherine Read said she would have been tempted to fail all her classes and return for another chance to win the final home match of the season.

Girls soccer squad drops Senior Night home finale

It was the pass South Whidbey senior soccer player Zoe Tapert has been waiting for all season.

Falcons handed tough loss on Homecoming Night

At the very least, South Whidbey’s football team left Waterman’s Field with some dignity.

Cougars X-Country claim girls and boys team titles

There’s newfound excitement with the Langley Middle School cross country program.

Volleyball honors player’s mother on Breast Cancer Awareness Night vs. King’s

Just like they have many times this season, the Falcon volleyball team started things fast. But it’s the time after those hot starts that’s tripped up South Whidbey.

Falcons celebrate Senior Day with 3-2 victory over Bush School

For their first time paired together in a varsity match, senior Falcon boys tennis players Michael Hastings and Loel Nichols made things look pretty smooth.

Falcon golfer lands hole-in-one at Chambers Bay

South Whidbey junior golfer Anton Klein recently landed his first-ever hole-in-one on the ninth hole at Chambers Bay on Oct. 10.

  • Oct 13th, 2015

Tennis still on a roll in Emerald City League play

South Whidbey tennis continued its successful season, which has been full of narrow victories, after beating Emerald City League opponent Bear Creek, 3-2.

  • Oct 13th, 2015

Falcon volleyball falls short of beating top-ranked Eagles

South Whidbey head volleyball coach Mandy Jones tried to calm her team down.

Falcons narrowly miss chance to beat Eagles in 1-1 tie

South Whidbey senior midfielder Kendra Warwick scurried across the center of the field and into Cedar Park Christian’s territory.

Falcons fall to tough-running Wildcats, 45-0

The effort was there. Falcon football head coach Michael Coe knows at least that much.

Falcons build more confidence after win over Sultan

The Falcons took another big step toward reclaiming their cohesiveness as a team after beating Sultan in three sets, 25-15, 25-13, 25-9, on Thursday night at South Whidbey High School.

Football, soccer face trouble in league play

South Whidbey football lost to Granite Falls, 19-0, on Friday night at Hi Jewell Stadium. The loss marks the third consecutive loss for the Falcons, including two league defeats.

  • Sep 29th, 2015

Volleyball finding place in tough league

South Whidbey volleyball lost to King’s, 3-1, on Tuesday, but bounced back by defeating Cedarcrest, 3-1, on Thursday at home.

  • Sep 29th, 2015

Boys cross country ranked in state top 10

Falcon senior Evan Mellish didn’t know what his time was. Though, that’s how the South Whidbey cross country coaches prefer it.

SLIDESHOW | 2015 South Whidbey Cross Country Invitational

Scenes from the 2015 South Whidbey Cross Country Invitational at South Whidbey High School on Sept. 19.

Boys tennis shuts down Coupeville at home

Falcon doubles tandem Jacob Nelson and Hank Papritz didn’t quite know what to expect coming into their match with Coupeville’s John McClarin and Joseph Wedekind on Thursday at South Whidbey High School.

Boys cross country finishes third at South Whidbey Invitiational

Senior boys cross country runner Evan Mellish may not have hit his goal of running a sub-18-minute 5-kilometer on Saturday at the 2015 South Whidbey Invitational, but there’s still plenty to be happy about.

Falcon football loses to run-heavy Eagles, 29-8

Cedar Park Christian made a strong case for the revival of “three yards and a cloud of dust” after beating South Whidbey’s football team, 29-8, on Saturday night at Waterman’s Field.

South Whidbey Invite set for Saturday

The Falcons’ boys and girls cross country team will host the South Whidbey Invitational at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19 at South Whidbey High School.

  • Sep 18th, 2015

Football to play Cedar Park Christian on Saturday at home

South Whidbey will play Cedar Park Christian at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19 at Waterman’s Field.