South Whidbey loses Monday, plays today in loser-out baseball game.
As high school football fans girded for the second half of the game against Archbishop Murphy last week, they were introduced to the future of South Whidbey football.
At halftime, the seventh- and eighth-grade football teams from Langley Middle School were presented to the crowd.
The South Whidbey girls cross country team placed fifth at state finals in eastern Washington on Saturday.
Erica Johnson led Falcon runners over the 3.1-mile course at 20 minutes, 33 seconds to place 20th out of a field of 139 athletes from around the state.
Any year when your school’s football team has a winning season is a good one.
The Falcons went 7-3 and though they lost three straight to Cedarcrest, Archbishop Murphy and Lynden, it was South Whidbey’s best season since 1992.
It was a sad day for football fans in Mill Creek.
On the other hand, few tears were shed on South Whidbey as word came that Archbishop Thomas Murphy’s football team has been ordered to forfeit their season. Their undefeated season.
It’s all about the need for speed.
Sure rebounding, taking the shot and blocking under the net are important, but speed is the name of the game this year for both South Whidbey basketball teams.
Henry Pope is a very lucky coach. Just ask him.
“This team has the best talent and team chemistry I’ve ever coached,” Pope said. “Now my job is to get them thinking outside their comfort zone, to take chances and explore the possibilities their talent will allow.”
Last season, Falcon wrestling coach Jim Thompson was named “Coach of the Year” by the Cascade Conference.
That honor was based on the South Whidbey team coming in second in the league, winning their first tournament, plus taking five grapplers to the Mat Classic state finals at the Tacoma Dome.
After losing their first outing against Cedar Park Christian by a single point, the South Whidbey boys basketball team roared back with a 58-44 win over Washington High School on Wednesday.
The Falcon boys basketball team really wanted to win before the home crowd Saturday.
And in an overtime thriller, they did just that, beating undefeated Friday Harbor 46-41 and raising their record to an overall 2-1 in the Cascade Conference.
The game was in doubt for only about two minutes Saturday.
After Friday Harbor guard Kiersten Radden drilled a three-pointer and the Wolverines led 3-0, it appeared the Falcon girls had a real fight on their hands.
The Falcon boys did it again.
Down in the first quarter, down at the half and tied at the third break, the South Whidbey boys basketball team roared back to win their first league game over Coupeville 50-42 Thursday.