Renninger revels in the success of her high school teammates

For Avalon Renninger, it’s all about others. The 2020 graduate played three sports at Coupeville High School, and the most enjoyment she received from her… Continue reading


Crabs take 6th in Oak Harbor tournament / Youth baseball

The Whidbey Island Baseball Club Crabs finished sixth in the appropriately named COVIC Classic 14U eight-team tournament Friday through Sunday, July 24-26, at North Whidbey’s… Continue reading


Among many changes, WIAA moves football to spring

Friday nights will need a little less artificial light when the high school football season rolls around this coming school year. The Washington Interscholastic Activities… Continue reading


Whidbey Island Triathlon begins this weekend

The Whidbey Island Triathlon is underway. The triathlon has been a summer tradition for the past 23 years, but the 24th annual event will be… Continue reading

Ari Marshall holds up one of her all-conference certificates. (Photo by Paul Lien)

Marshall stars in softball, classroom and life

When high school spring sports were canceled because of the coronavirus, South Whidbey senior softball player Ari Marshall was denied the opportunity to complete a… Continue reading

Ari Marshall holds up one of her all-conference certificates. (Photo by Paul Lien)

Power Squadron earns grant to promote children’s boating safety

Deception Pass Sail and Power Squadron received a $500 grant this spring that will benefit the Whidbey and Fidalgo communities by offering free kids’ boating… Continue reading

Coronavirus changes landscape of high school sports

Like so many things in today’s virus-ravaged world, the fate of Washington state high school fall sports is in limbo. Many questions remain and some… Continue reading

Whidbey Island athletes create news during lockdown

Organized athletic activities came to a screeching halt in March, but not all sports “action” came to an end. Here’s a rundown of some of… Continue reading

Perfect pitch: Roberts lends voice to South Whidbey soccer matches

Crispin Roberts’ gift of gab helped land him the gig as the public address announcer at South Whidbey High School soccer matches. Six years ago… Continue reading

South Whidbey High School athletes react to 6-week break

South Whidbey High School athletes are not happy about the disruption of the spring sports season, but they understand the necessity of the break. “It… Continue reading

Falcons hold intrasquad meet / Track

Not knowing when the season would resume, the South Whidbey High School track team took advantage of its final practice before the required coronavirus break… Continue reading

Spring prep preview, part 2 / Track, golf

Once spring sports start up again, here is what to expect from the South Whidbey High School track and golf teams. The other Falcon sports… Continue reading

School closure shuts down sports

With the closure of South Whidbey schools through April 24 because of the coronavirus, the high school spring sports season is now in limbo. All… Continue reading

Spring prep preview, part 1 / Tennis, baseball, softball, soccer

South Whidbey High School spring sports teams are about to start competition for the 2020 season. Here is a quick look at what to expect… Continue reading

South Whidbey grads continue athletic careers in college / Alumni update

Several South Whidbey High School graduates competed collegiately this winter season. Here is a rundown of how the former Falcons fared. Basketball Junior Megan Drake… Continue reading

Falcons receive league honors, letters and team awards

Nine South Whidbey High School basketball players received North Sound Conference postseason honors. Senior Carson Wrightson and junior Sterling Patton were first-team selections for the… Continue reading

Book doesn’t close when Robbins retires

Former South Whidbey High School boys soccer coach Emerson Robbins is turning his focus from the pitch to the printed page. Robbins stepped down as… Continue reading

Both South Whidbey teams medal in Winter Games / Special Olympics

Both South Whidbey Wind teams medaled in the basketball skills division of the Washington State Special Olympics Winter Games over the weekend in Wenatchee. Wind… Continue reading

Paul Schuller is the new South Whidbey High School girls golf coach. (Photo provided)

Schuller takes swing at coaching girls golf

The South Whidbey High School girls golf team will be tutored by a champion this spring. Useless Bay Golf and Country Club’s current men’s champion… Continue reading

Paul Schuller is the new South Whidbey High School girls golf coach. (Photo provided)

Davis finishes 4th at state tournament / Wrestling

South Whidbey senior Dylan Davis closed out his high school wrestling career by placing fourth at the state 1A meet Friday and Saturday, Feb. 21… Continue reading