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Fall sports return, with some changes

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

 

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.

 

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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.

 

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.
Wildcat Sailing Club

Riding a wave of wins

Wildcat sailing team maintains its perfect win record

Wildcat Sailing Club
Photo by Matt Simms
‘Scarves Up’ soccer tradition that in this case was done in honor of fallen teammate and friend Taylor Daniels. The scarves were specially made in tribute to Taylor and are inscribed with his name and jersey number and the saying ‘Forever a Falcon’. They were given to Taylor’s mother by Coach Fuss and to the rest of Taylor’s extended family by the players who then raised them over their heads in the ‘Scarves Up’ pregame tradition for a moment of silence to honor Taylor’s memory.

Scarves Up

Photo by Matt Simms Before Wednesday’s soccer match against Sultan, the South Whidbey High School Falcons paid tribute to late teammate Taylor Daniels. Daniels, 17,… Continue reading

  • Apr 9, 2021
Photo by Matt Simms
‘Scarves Up’ soccer tradition that in this case was done in honor of fallen teammate and friend Taylor Daniels. The scarves were specially made in tribute to Taylor and are inscribed with his name and jersey number and the saying ‘Forever a Falcon’. They were given to Taylor’s mother by Coach Fuss and to the rest of Taylor’s extended family by the players who then raised them over their heads in the ‘Scarves Up’ pregame tradition for a moment of silence to honor Taylor’s memory.
Oak Harbor High School’s sailing team continued its winning ways Saturday with a victory against the Sehome Mariners. Photo by Shawn O’Connor

Oak Harbor Wildcat sailing team racks up wins against Bellingham, Sehome

The Oak Harbor Wildcats sailing team continued its perfect season this past weekend.

Oak Harbor High School’s sailing team continued its winning ways Saturday with a victory against the Sehome Mariners. Photo by Shawn O’Connor

Falcons tennis looks to grow as a season advances

By Joseph Itaya For the South Whidbey Record In what has normally been a fall sports activity, South Whidbey High School boy’s tennis began their… Continue reading

  • Mar 12, 2021
Coupeville Track - Photo by John Fisken
Coupeville's track and field team kicked off spring sports Thursday, March 4. The Wolves hosted the Northwest 2B/1B League season opener at Mickey Clark Stadium.

Sports back on track for CHS

Coupeville Hight School’s Ja’Kenya Hoskins rounds the track during the season opener Thursday, March 4 at Mickey Clark Field. The Wolves hosted the meet for… Continue reading

  • Mar 5, 2021
Coupeville Track - Photo by John Fisken
Coupeville's track and field team kicked off spring sports Thursday, March 4. The Wolves hosted the Northwest 2B/1B League season opener at Mickey Clark Stadium.
Oak Harbor girls softball team members are allowed to workout together under current COVID-19 restrictions, but are not yet allowed to return to formal practices and competition. School sports may resume this month if Island County and others in the North region can move into Phase 2. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Athletic directors ‘cautiously optimistic’ for return of sports

School sports may be starting this month for Island County athletes if COVID-19 conditions are met.

Oak Harbor girls softball team members are allowed to workout together under current COVID-19 restrictions, but are not yet allowed to return to formal practices and competition. School sports may resume this month if Island County and others in the North region can move into Phase 2. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
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Athletes create highlights in 2020 despite virus

Although COVID-19 threw a wrench in the sports world last spring, it didn’t keep South Whidbey athletes from gracing 2020 with outstanding performances. January Seven… Continue reading

  • Dec 30, 2020
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Seniors lead cross country teams through ever-changing season

Spurred by deep and talented senior classes, this year’s South Whidbey High School cross country teams are among the strongest 1A clubs in the state.… Continue reading

  • Dec 26, 2020
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Good bye — and thanks for allowing me to share my passion for sports

I doubt there is a person as ingrained in Oak Harbor High School athletics as I. Nearly everyday of my life has been impacted in… Continue reading

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Point of impact: Sports play integral part of athletes’ personal development

(Note: When I returned to the Whidbey newspapers in 2009, then-editor Jim Larsen suggested I do a sports column each week. I said I would… Continue reading

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SW youth soccer overcomes challenges, but needs help in ’21

After having its spring season canceled, the South Whidbey Youth Soccer Club was able to navigate the COVID-19 protocols and offer summer and fall activities… Continue reading

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DPSPS offers boating safety course

Registration is open for the virtual America’s Boating Course offered 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays Jan. 16 and 23 by the Deception Pass Sail… Continue reading