Sports

Denise Buys photo
The Oak Harbor High School Sailing excelled in this year's season. Pictured are, in back back row, Thomas Buys, Colin Byler, Ben Servatius, Shawn O'Connor, Ryan Metz and Andrew Buys. In the front row are EJ Boilek, Shelby Lang, Anna Servatius and Allison Bailey.

School sailing team finishes 7th

The Oak Harbor High School Sailing team finished their season this month.

  • Nov 16, 2021

 

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South Whidbey swim team earns berth at state

Four swimmers from South Whidbey will be representing the region at the upcoming state swim meet.

 

South Whidbey High School’s girls soccer team is headed to state. Front row, left to right: Sophia Geurkink, Carlie Kuschnereit, Baylie Kuschnereit, Elsa Layman, Emma Callahan, Kenzie Culver, Maya Janes-Starkweather, Ella Waldron. Back row, left to right: Assistant Coach Anne Haines, Adelina Baker, Willa Steeb, Sidney Ollis, Ashton Helseth, Ella Pozarycki, Mackenna Lane, Simone White, Elizabeth Haines, Leniece Gonzales, Nikki Murnane, Kailey Ricketts, Mikenna Wicher, Maddy Racicot, Head Coach Terry Swanson. (Photo provided)

Falcons headed to state for soccer

The South Whidbey girls soccer team will be competing in their first game at the state level this Wednesday, Nov. 10 in Oak Harbor. The… Continue reading

 

South Whidbey's Cole Tschetter escapes multiple tackles during the game against Granite Falls on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021 in Langley, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

A great escape

South Whidbey’s Cole Tschetter escapes multiple tackles during the game against Granite Falls.

  • Nov 5, 2021
South Whidbey's Cole Tschetter escapes multiple tackles during the game against Granite Falls on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021 in Langley, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
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Oak Harbor sending 9 to state cross country meet

Several Oak Harbor runners have qualified for the upcoming state cross country meet.

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Falcons soar to the top of soccer league

A tight-knit team is giving South Whidbey High School students something to cheer about.

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Sailing team finished first, fourth overall regatta

The Oak Harbor High School sailing team finished first and fourth overall in a regatta Oct. 9.

  • Oct 26, 2021
Photo by John Fisken

Digging it

The Falcons beat the Wolves in three sets, with scores of 25-21, 25-8 and 25-18.

  • Oct 1, 2021
Photo by John Fisken
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Hoofing it

Deer take the field during Coupeville football game

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Melany Alanis, senior

Wildcats set 11 school records for weightlifting after summer training

After a summer of hard work, seven female athletes broke 11 school records by lifting heavy.

Melany Alanis, senior
Photo by John Fisken
Oak Harbor Wildcats go after the ball during the homecoming football game against the Stanwood Spartans Sept. 17. The Wildcats lost 34-14.

Homecoming in Oak Harbor

Oak Harbor High School homecoming football game Sept. 17 had plenty of exciting moments.

Photo by John Fisken
Oak Harbor Wildcats go after the ball during the homecoming football game against the Stanwood Spartans Sept. 17. The Wildcats lost 34-14.
Photo by John Fisken
Coupeville volleyball won against Mount Vernon Christian 3-0 on Sept. 14. Schools are hoping more people sign up to become referees because almost all sports are facing a shortage of officials.

School sports need more refs to step up to the plate

High school sports are back in full swing, but a lack of qualified referees could spell trouble.

Photo by John Fisken
Coupeville volleyball won against Mount Vernon Christian 3-0 on Sept. 14. Schools are hoping more people sign up to become referees because almost all sports are facing a shortage of officials.
football
#9 is Will Rankin, senior.

Fall sports return, with some changes

Traditional fall school sports are already underway after two nontraditional school years.

football
#9 is Will Rankin, senior.
Kaia Swegler Richmond, center, shows off her gold alongside second-place finisher Corinn Brewer, right, and third-place finisher McKenzi Popper. (Photo provided by Karen Swegler)

South Whidbey High School grad wins gold medal at Junior Olympics

Kaia Swegler Richmond ran the two-kilometer women’s steeplechase with a time of 7:26.14.

Kaia Swegler Richmond, center, shows off her gold alongside second-place finisher Corinn Brewer, right, and third-place finisher McKenzi Popper. (Photo provided by Karen Swegler)
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Junior Caitlin Sullivan tees off at the Emerald Sound Conference Championships May 12.

Falcon girls place third in Emerald Sound Conference

The competition, which took place on the Coyote Course, had a total of 18 holes and a par of 72.

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Junior Caitlin Sullivan tees off at the Emerald Sound Conference Championships May 12.
Photo by Matt Simms
South Whidbey vs. Sultan at Waterman Field May 11, 2021
Midfielder and senior Aidan O’Brien,  No. 3, works his way up the right side in the first half against a defending midfielder from Sultan.

Sultan vs. South Whidbey

Photo by Matt Simms. South Whidbey High School midfielder and senior Aidan O’Brien, No. 3, works his way up the right side in the first… Continue reading

  • May 14, 2021
Photo by Matt Simms
South Whidbey vs. Sultan at Waterman Field May 11, 2021
Midfielder and senior Aidan O’Brien,  No. 3, works his way up the right side in the first half against a defending midfielder from Sultan.
Photo by Shawn O’Connor

Wildcats finish season with program best

The Oak Harbor High School sailing team will take a month off before starting their summer season.

Photo by Shawn O’Connor
The South Whidbey boys team, from left to right include Aidan O’Brien, Cooper Ullman, Aidan Donnelly, Thomas Simms and Reilly McVay. Photo by Matt Simms.

Falcons cross country make history with state win

It was the first time the SWHS boys cross country team finished in first place at the state meet.

The South Whidbey boys team, from left to right include Aidan O’Brien, Cooper Ullman, Aidan Donnelly, Thomas Simms and Reilly McVay. Photo by Matt Simms.
Members of the Oak Harbor High School Sailing team are, from left to right: Top row, coach Shawn O’Connor, Liam Chapman (‘22), Ryan Metz (‘22), Ben Servatius (‘22), Thomas Buys (‘22), Andrew Buys (‘21). Bottom row, Emelia Boilek (‘22), Anna Servatius (‘24), Allison Bailey (‘23), Shelby Lang (‘23). Photo by Denise Buys

Wildcat sailors 6th in championships

The Wildcats will continue their season with a North Sound fleet race scrimmage next Saturday.

Members of the Oak Harbor High School Sailing team are, from left to right: Top row, coach Shawn O’Connor, Liam Chapman (‘22), Ryan Metz (‘22), Ben Servatius (‘22), Thomas Buys (‘22), Andrew Buys (‘21). Bottom row, Emelia Boilek (‘22), Anna Servatius (‘24), Allison Bailey (‘23), Shelby Lang (‘23). Photo by Denise Buys
The Wildcat sailors competed against the Ballard Beavers Saturday. Although the Oak Harbor team suffered their only loss of the season against Ballard, the team is headed to Olympia next weekend to compete for a chance to advance to the National Championships. Photo by Shawn O’Connor.

Wildcat sailors compete in Olympia next weekend

The team is looking for a chance to compete for the National Championships.

The Wildcat sailors competed against the Ballard Beavers Saturday. Although the Oak Harbor team suffered their only loss of the season against Ballard, the team is headed to Olympia next weekend to compete for a chance to advance to the National Championships. Photo by Shawn O’Connor.