Sports briefs

Due to spring break, the tennis match with Sedro-Woolley on Friday was a mixed bag of varsity and junior varsity players.

  • Wednesday, June 25, 2008 9:56pm
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Girls take on Sedro-Woolley

Due to spring break, the tennis match with Sedro-Woolley on Friday was a mixed bag of varsity and junior varsity players.

For the singles, South Whidbey’s Lindsey Newman won 6-0, 6-0; Noelle Metz beat her opponent 6-1, 6-2; Liz Lutch lost 4-6, 4-6 and Kaesie Elyerum won 6-1, 6-0.

In doubles action, Nicole Steward and Lucy Anderson lost 0-6, 0-1. The Falcons were forced to forfeit second and third doubles.

“This was a ‘do the best you can’ match,” Falcon coach Tom Kramer explained.

“Because of spring break the team was a mix of varsity and JV. We won three matches, lost two and forfeited two. Only Liz had a close match and it could have gone either way,” he said.

Kramer said the big hope from all league coaches is to get some decent weather to play the remaining matches, including those that had to be rescheduled.

Today, the girls travel to Sehome. At 3:45 p.m. Friday, April 18 the Falcons welcome Blaine to the high school courts.

Falcons lose to ATM in baseball

In their first of three series at Archbishop Murphy, the Falcon baseball team lost 10-0 Monday at Murphy’s home field.

For South Whidbey, Adam Babcock, CJ Baker and Aaron Mannie each had a hit but no runs were scored.

South Whidbey is 2-12 in the league and 3-11 overall. Murphy moved ahead to 10-4 and 9-4.

The teams meet again at 4 p.m. today, April 16 at Falcon Field.

Parks publishes new activity guide

The South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District summer activity guide is in today’s issue of The Record and it’s full of activities for folks of all ages.

“Learn to make sushi, cool off at Wild Waves, improve your tennis or golf game, make new friends at camp, go hiking, learn to play a new instrument, compete in a triathlon, try a new sport or simply explore your creative side,” said program coordinator Carrie Monforte.

The activity guide reflects the district’s partnerships with talented local instructors and service organizations, including the South Whidbey Youth Connection, the South Whidbey Commons, the Community Engagement Center, the school district’s learning and community engagement program and Special Olympics.

“These organizations have a common thread of providing quality opportunities for individuals and families to engage in activities which benefit their physical, social and mental well-being,” Monforte said.

The health and social benefits of recreation are impressive, Monforte added. Recreational activities promote physical health and reduce obesity; improve quality of life and life satisfaction; promote social bonds within families and within the community; reduce self-destructive and negative behaviors in youth including crime, drug and alcohol use.

The summer activity guide will be available at local schools, post offices, libraries and coffee shops. Financial assistance is available for many of the youth programs.

For details, call Monforte at 221-5484.

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