Sports

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.

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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

 

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.

 

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

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Hidden figures: Three supply decades of help at SW sporting events

On basketball game days at South Whidbey High School, the players, coaches, officials and fans show up, the whistle blows, the referee tosses the ball… Continue reading

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High school sports face another delay

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association delayed the start of high school sports once again. Because of the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, the WIAA pushed… Continue reading

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Calm among the chaos: Coupeville coaches help athletes deal with loss of contests

With last spring’s sports season wiped out and the current high school sports scene in limbo because of COVID-19, Coupeville coaches are working hard to… Continue reading

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Oak Harbor grad helps UCSB baseball team stay on cutting edge

Over the past 30 years or so, the world of baseball has slowly and begrudgingly accepted analytics as a way to measure players’ performances. And… Continue reading

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South Whidbey’s Drew Aposhyan, top, and the Falcon wrestling team hope to return to play Dec. 28. (Photo by John Fisken)

WIAA revises guidelines for high school athletics

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association, the governing body for high school sports, retrieved its big eraser once again Tuesday, Nov. 3, and edited its guidelines… Continue reading

South Whidbey’s Drew Aposhyan, top, and the Falcon wrestling team hope to return to play Dec. 28. (Photo by John Fisken)
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WIAA revises guidelines for high school athletics

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association, the governing body for high school sports, retrieved its big eraser once again Tuesday, Nov. 3, and edited its guidelines… Continue reading

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Baseball players take trip down memory lane / Part 2

Let’s dive into part two of our jump back in time, revisiting Oak Harbor youth baseball in the 1950s and ’60s. For those who did… Continue reading

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Photo by Jim Waller/Whidbey News-TimesThis shot of an Oak Harbor youth league baseball scorebook shows Steve Lange had a monster day, slugging three home runs for the Angels on July 13, 1964.

History lesson: Past youth baseball comes to life in old scorebooks / Part 1

Please excuse me while I break one of the rules of journalism and insert myself into the story. My father, Mert Waller, was a longtime… Continue reading

Photo by Jim Waller/Whidbey News-TimesThis shot of an Oak Harbor youth league baseball scorebook shows Steve Lange had a monster day, slugging three home runs for the Angels on July 13, 1964.
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COVID causes changes to college athletes’ careers

Oak Harbor High School graduate Elena Flake, a member of the University of Nebraska rifle team, was just hours away from competing for the national… Continue reading

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