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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.
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.
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.
It was a tale of two halves for South Whidbey’s boys basketball team.
In previous years, South Whidbey High School’s girls basketball team waited for its opponent to set the pace of the game.
Scenes from the 2015 South Whidbey Jamboree at South Whidbey High School on Nov. 30.
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.
Transfer students can arrive from just about anywhere, but rarely do they come from your own backyard.
The uplifting and sometimes goofy personality of a now-graduated Falcon teammate stayed with the Falcon girls basketball team this season.
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.
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.
In the August Monday morning sun, by foot, motorcycle and car, commuters board the Clinton ferry headed for the office, plant or meetings.
Some stormy weather won’t keep runners from participating in the first ever Turkey Trot 5K this weekend.
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.
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.
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.
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.
South Whidbey football lost its season finale to Nooksack Valley, 51-8, on Friday night at Waterman’s Field.
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.
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.
Conserving oxygen comes second when South Whidbey cross country runners Mallorie Mitchem and Elizabeth Donnelly are on the course together.
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.
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.
It was the pass South Whidbey senior soccer player Zoe Tapert has been waiting for all season.
At the very least, South Whidbey’s football team left Waterman’s Field with some dignity.
There’s newfound excitement with the Langley Middle School cross country program.
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.
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.
South Whidbey junior golfer Anton Klein recently landed his first-ever hole-in-one on the ninth hole at Chambers Bay on Oct. 10.
South Whidbey tennis continued its successful season, which has been full of narrow victories, after beating Emerald City League opponent Bear Creek, 3-2.
South Whidbey head volleyball coach Mandy Jones tried to calm her team down.
South Whidbey senior midfielder Kendra Warwick scurried across the center of the field and into Cedar Park Christian’s territory.
The effort was there. Falcon football head coach Michael Coe knows at least that much.
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.
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.
South Whidbey volleyball lost to King’s, 3-1, on Tuesday, but bounced back by defeating Cedarcrest, 3-1, on Thursday at home.
Falcon senior Evan Mellish didn’t know what his time was. Though, that’s how the South Whidbey cross country coaches prefer it.
Scenes from the 2015 South Whidbey Cross Country Invitational at South Whidbey High School on Sept. 19.
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.
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.
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.
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.
South Whidbey will play Cedar Park Christian at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19 at Waterman’s Field.
The Falcon volleyball team is well on their way to being a top contender in the Cascade Conference.
South Whidbey’s first home match of the season scheduled for Sept. 17 against Overlake was postponed due to rainfall.
The Falcons are on a two-game winning streak after defeating Concrete, 9-0, on the road.
After beating island rival Coupeville, 27-14, in the season-opener, the football traveled to Anacortes to play the Seahawks. South Whidbey lost, 40-0, at War Memorial Stadium.
Dig out your old tutu and join the Whidbey Island Dance Theatre dancers and families in the first annual Tutu Fun Run on Sept. 26. The run will begin and end in Mickey Clark field track in Coupeville.
Team unity can go a long way. And after winning the 35th annual South Whidbey Invite on Saturday for the first time in school history, the Falcons volleyball team has a far better appreciation for that fact.
A year is a long time to wait for anything. Just ask Falcon senior Kendra Warwick, who entered Thursday night’s soccer match against island rival Coupeville on a year-long hiatus from scoring a goal.