Sports

South Whidbey Sports Briefs — American Legion baseball falls to Anacortes

The American Legion Post 141 Falcons lost 8-3 to Anacortes in their second outing on May 29.

  • Jun 4, 2008
A season of training pays off as Ramsey O’Brien makes a successful vault — feet over the bar

O’Brien works to master the art and mechanics of the vault

LANGLEY — There were times this season when South Whidbey High School junior Ramsey O’Brien wasn’t sure he’d made the right decision.

A season of training pays off as Ramsey O’Brien makes a successful vault — feet over the bar
Falcon pitcher CJ Baker lasted until the fifth inning but couldn’t stem the flood tide as South Whidbey saw its 9-3 lead diminish — the Red Wolves won 11-9.

Final baseball game is ‘The one that got away’

In any sport, it’s crucial not to get over confident when you’re ahead.

Falcon pitcher CJ Baker lasted until the fifth inning but couldn’t stem the flood tide as South Whidbey saw its 9-3 lead diminish — the Red Wolves won 11-9.

The South Whidbey baseball team was cruising along with a 5-1 lead Wednesday when a tough inning jumped up and bit them — six Granite Falls runs in the fifth inning overcame the Falcons 7-5 in the second of a series with the Tigers.

The South Whidbey baseball team was cruising along with a 5-1 lead Wednesday when a tough inning jumped up and bit them — six Granite Falls runs in the fifth inning overcame the Falcons 7-5 in the second of a series with the Tigers.

  • Apr 12, 2008
Each season

Digirolamo, about Hanson: “Kaitlyn has long legs, which is good for the long jump.”

Digirolamo, about Hanson: “Kaitlyn has long legs, which is good for the long jump.”

  • Apr 9, 2008
Each season
Northwest Language Academy Italian teacher Monica Lenoci lends her  cooking skills to last year’s Italian festival in Port Townsend. More Italian-style chefs will be on hand at this year’s festival at Bayview Corner to serve up antipasti

Little Italy comes to Bayview

All’ Italia! To Italy! Improve your Italian, learn useful phrases and cultural tips, take a tour of Italy’s art treasures, enjoy regional Italian wines and antipasti and steep yourself in the romantic music of Italy at “Attraversiamo!” It’s a weekend of all things Italian from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 29, and 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 30, at Bayview Corner.

  • Mar 25, 2008
Northwest Language Academy Italian teacher Monica Lenoci lends her  cooking skills to last year’s Italian festival in Port Townsend. More Italian-style chefs will be on hand at this year’s festival at Bayview Corner to serve up antipasti
Falcon power forward Henry Mead pushes past a Coupeville Wolf opponent during the soccer team’s 3-2 win at Waterman Field on  Tuesday.

Harshman’s prevent defense saves the day for Falcons

Falcon goalie Keegan Harshman barely made it to his high school Wind Symphony concert Tuesday. To get there, he had to break away from the swarm of teammate’s congratulations after beating back the Wolves’ penalty kick attempts and helping South Whidbey overcome Coupeville 3-2 after double overtime.

Falcon power forward Henry Mead pushes past a Coupeville Wolf opponent during the soccer team’s 3-2 win at Waterman Field on  Tuesday.
Falcon Lindsey Newman fights for the ball under the net against Coupeville’s Sarah Vass during Friday’s 60-26 win over the Wolves for their second league victory.  Newman led scoring for South Whidbey with 27 points and 15 rebounds. The team begins the second half of the season this week and are hoping to pull themselves out of the Cascade Conference cellar.

Falcons rattle Coupeville’s cage to win big

LANGLEY — “Containment” was the magic word for the South Whidbey girls basketball game Friday. The Falcons stopped Coupeville’s aggressive bump-and-run tactics to win 60-26. The loss dropped the Wolves to third place in the Cascade Conference and gave the Falcons (2-7, 6-8 overall) their second league win to start the second half of the season.

Falcon Lindsey Newman fights for the ball under the net against Coupeville’s Sarah Vass during Friday’s 60-26 win over the Wolves for their second league victory.  Newman led scoring for South Whidbey with 27 points and 15 rebounds. The team begins the second half of the season this week and are hoping to pull themselves out of the Cascade Conference cellar.
Falcon Chris Carey demonstrates defensive zone coverage as he guards Cougars Max Dragich and Cameron Fry during Friday’s win.

Falcons overcome ‘cool factor’ to win over Cougars

LANGLEY — There are moments in high school sports. And then there are magical moments. During the South Whidbey boys basketball team’s 62-41 decisive pasting of Lakewood on Friday, Falcon Scott Stallman threw a “Hail Mary” heave to the basket with seconds left in the second quarter.

Falcon Chris Carey demonstrates defensive zone coverage as he guards Cougars Max Dragich and Cameron Fry during Friday’s win.
Falcon coach Scott Collins strategizes with his team in the fourth quarter during Thursday’s 58-55 loss to Lakeside. The next day

‘Crush in the Slush’ lives up to its name

PORT TOWNSEND — The first half blues caught up with South Whidbey once again. The Falcon boys basketball team had high hopes for the Port Townsend “Crush in the Slush” tournament — a chance to get ready for the new year and the resumption of league play this week against Cedarcrest.

Falcon coach Scott Collins strategizes with his team in the fourth quarter during Thursday’s 58-55 loss to Lakeside. The next day

Falcons’ Lauren Sandri sprints her way to the future

She’s fast. Whether on the track, soccer field or basketball court, that’s what people say — Lauren Sandri can really travel. A three-sport senior, Sandri was a member of the Falcon track team that captured the 2A state champion title last May in the 200-meter relay race. She was second in the 100-meter relay, fifth in the 100-meter and sixth in the 200-meter run.

Hodson named Cascade Conference’s Coach of the Year

When you go from a losing season to a winning season in two years, good things happen. In 2005, the South Whidbey football team lost every single game; last season, they won three games.

Falcons finish season deep in the Lion’s den

LYNDEN — In the end, the Lions were kings of the gridiron Friday night. The team from Lynden demonstrated aerial mastery in their 41-0 rout of the South Whidbey Falcons — Lion quarterback Tate Dallas threw 24 passes and connected on 18 for 124 yards.

South End catches bad case of Falcons Fever in season finale

When the Roman poet Juvenal said, “No one so rejoices in revenge as a woman,” he could have been thinking of the South Whidbey girls cross country team. On Saturday, the Lady Falcons edged Archbishop Murphy by 1 minute and three seconds at District 1 championships, good for fourth place and a trip to state finals in Pasco Nov. 3.

  • Oct 31, 2007

Turnovers prove costly against undefeated ATM

LANGLEY — It wasn’t a rout. But it certainly wasn’t the high point of an otherwise terrific season for Falcon players, coaches and fans.

  • Oct 31, 2007
Riley Newman will be the first-ever freshman to play for South Whidbey in the state tennis finals in Yakima next May. He was named to the Northwest Conference first team after losing in the final round to Will Topp of Sehome.

Frosh phenom Newman headed to state finals

For the first time in Tom Kramer’s 30 years as South Whidbey’s tennis coach, a freshman will represent the school at the state finals in Yakima. Riley Newman took second place at district finals Oct. 19, losing only to Sehome’s Will Topp 6-4, 6-4. The state finals are May 24-25.

  • Oct 27, 2007
Riley Newman will be the first-ever freshman to play for South Whidbey in the state tennis finals in Yakima next May. He was named to the Northwest Conference first team after losing in the final round to Will Topp of Sehome.
Annie Doran

Lady Falcons overcome Mount Baker in a soccer shoot out

The South Whidbey girls soccer team beat Mount Baker 3-2 in a single-elimination crossover game Thursday. Forward Karissa Thomas scored twice, met each time by a Mountaineer goal, the second with a few minutes left.

  • Oct 27, 2007
Annie Doran
Defensive coordinator Damian Greene provides a pep talk to his lineman during a time out on the field Friday night. The defense prevented Cedarcrest from scoring offensively until the third quarter.

Falcons lose their first game at Cedarcrest

DUVALL — To pass or not to pass. That was the question Friday night as South Whidbey tried to extend their undefeated season at Cedarcrest High School. In the end, interceptions and turnovers spelled the Falcon’s doom as they were shut out 19-0 before a huge crowd.

  • Oct 24, 2007
Defensive coordinator Damian Greene provides a pep talk to his lineman during a time out on the field Friday night. The defense prevented Cedarcrest from scoring offensively until the third quarter.
South Whidbey runners Courtney Bosman

Falcons runners are Cascade Conference champions — again

They could feel them gaining. The Falcon girls cross country team knew the girls from King’s were right on their heels during the Cascade Conference championships at Lakewood High School Saturday. But with a little help from freshman Emily Martin, South Whidbey defeated last year’s state champion by 42-48 for their fourth straight Cascade Conference championship.

  • Oct 24, 2007
South Whidbey runners Courtney Bosman

Falcons fall to Red Wolves in conference play

LANGLEY — It was just about the best battle Falcons coach Tim Durbin had seen all season. Near perfect passing. Blistering blocks. The mother of all gut checks. Point after point, South Whidbey held off perennial powerhouse Cedarcrest to win the second game of Thursday’s Cascade Conference contest and tie the home match at a game each.

  • Oct 13, 2007