“Granite Falls served as good practice fodder for the South Whidbey girls who romped to an easy 63-32 basketball win Tuesday night at Erikson Gymnasium. The Tigers are in a rebuilding year and were no match for the veteran South Whidbey squad, which has lost only one game this year. But the Falcons needed the practice as they head into back-to-back away games next week against their toughest competitors.Next Friday, the Falcons play at Nooksack Valley. Entering last night’s games, they were tied for second in the North Cascades League. Then Saturday they stay in Whatcom County to battle undefeated Lynden Christian, one of the best teams in the state regardless of school size.”
Whidbey Island farmers say they are fed up with regulations. This week they told the Island County Commissioners to take the state to court rather than impose more restrictions on how they use their land.About 40 people packed a public hearing in Coupeville Monday night to complain about a new set of proposed laws called best management practices or BMPs.
“Having watched an 11-point margin shrink to only one over the first six minutes of the fourth quarter, first-year South Whidbey boys basketball coach Brian Kissinger decided his team needed a change.So he ordered them into a delay game. And less became more as the Falcons pulled out a 56-51 North Cascades Conference road win to extend their winning streak to three straight.”
“A program called Project Empower, funded by Soroptimists of Whidbey Island, offered young women who were considered “at risk” an opportunity to learn life skills like anger management, stress reduction and healthy communication with boyfriends, peers, parents and other adults, as well as how to make sexual decisions. Now, based on impressive outcomes following the initial program, supporters want to see it happen again.”
“Thanks to some clutch free-throw shooting by senior Sierra Tornga, the South Whidbey Falcons escaped from Meridian with a victory Friday night.The tenacious visitors from Whidbey Island improved their league record to 4-2. Meridian fell to 3-3.”
“Two adult volunteers were injured Saturday when a heavy piece of scenery broke loose from the loft and crashed to the stage in the South Whidbey High School auditorium.The unit that fell weighed an estimated 300 pounds, according to drama teacher Mike McInerney.”