Evan Thompson

Langley inclusive ordinance goes back to city attorney for additional review

Those wanting a first reading of an inclusive city ordinance will have to wait a little longer. The Langley City Council directed city attorney Mike… Continue reading

Boys soccer falls in district tourney

South Whidbey boys soccer was eliminated from the class 1A District 1 tournament this past week after two losses. Both were by a margin of… Continue reading

Girls golf sends five to bi-district

South Whidbey girls golf is sending five players to the class 1A bi-district championship after battling through a cold, wet and windy day at the… Continue reading

Falcons win district tourney, send three to bi-district

South Whidbey senior Alex Foode was tired. At one point she thought she’d throw up. But this was her last chance, and she knew it.… Continue reading

Langley city councilwoman wins national tennis championship with team

The look of pride was hard to miss on the face of Dominique Emerson as she stood outside Langley City Hall on Thursday afternoon. She… Continue reading

Narrow win keeps Falcon baseball alive in postseason

South Whidbey baseball’s hopes of reaching the class 1A state championships are still alive. The Falcons, who finished second in the state in 2015, beat… Continue reading

Falcons claim team conference titles at league championships

The meet began with a stroke of lightning. It ended with a bang. South Whidbey track and field’s boys and girls teams both captured team… Continue reading

Annual workday draws over 300 volunteers to fix 36 homes

Rick Emlee could hardly believe what he was seeing. About a half-dozen volunteers with Hearts &Hammers buzzed around the backyard of his Freeland home on… Continue reading

South Whidbey Reign U-16 girls soccer team in semifinals

Another South Whidbey Reign girls soccer team could be playing for a state championship. The Reign’s U-16 girls are playing in the Washington Youth Soccer… Continue reading

Falcon boys soccer team loses in first round of district tournament

South Whidbey boys soccer lost its first round match in the class 1A District 1 tournament 1-0 to Mount Baker on May 1 at Whatcom… Continue reading

Falcons’ seventh inning rally leads to 5-2 win over Sultan

South Whidbey junior Bella Northup looked to the outfield as she approached the plate. Trailing Sultan 2-1 in the top of the seventh inning with… Continue reading

SWHS sophomore to embark on foreign exchange journey

Poland will soon be Carli Newman’s new home away from home. Newman, a 16-year-old sophomore at South Whidbey High School, is set to embark on… Continue reading

Possession Beach boat ramp redo set for June

A facelift of the public boat ramp at Possession Beach is finally coming this summer. The only catch is it could disrupt at least half… Continue reading

Girls tennis works its way around rain, preps for postseason

As it has repeatedly for the past two months, rain forced the South Whidbey’s girls tennis team indoors on Monday. But, it being the final… Continue reading

Hundreds participate in climate march through streets of Langley

Demonstrators numbering in the hundreds took aim at President Donald Trump’s policies on the environment, climate change deniers and the fossil fuel industry during a… Continue reading

Langley wellness center application scrubbed due to high project costs

A wellness center proposed to be a one-stop shop for massage therapy, psychiatry and a slew of other amenities is no more. Damon Arndt of… Continue reading

Langley’s Second Street project leads to national recognition

Langley’s $2.2 million redesign of Second Street in 2014 is being recognized as a leader in safe, convenient and comfortable travel on a national scale.… Continue reading

Boys, girls track teams win three-way home meet

South Whidbey track and field hosted a three-team meet with Sultan and Cedar Park Christian on a sunny Thursday afternoon. South Whidbey won 21 of… Continue reading

Langley business booster: clipper shuttles thousands to city in slow season

Things have felt a lot like summer over the past month and a half for Langley businesses. But it has nothing to do with the… Continue reading

Elementary school students bid adieu to 234 salmon

Audrey Gmerek knew for months that this spring’s Salmon in the Classroom Project would end with her releasing fry into Maxwelton watershed, yet she still… Continue reading