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BUSH POINT — It just doesn’t get much better than this, unless you’re a salmon or an errant rabbit. Thursday, it was sunny but cold at Bush Point as a fog bank lay just offshore. The fish have been biting big recently and a dozen or so fishers were hoping for the best.
LANGLEY — Officially, it’s called the Toilet Bowl. And the Falcons’ first scrimmage of the season served its purpose by flushing out some hidden gems and unexpected stars. Last Saturday, the Falcon football team held a team scrimmage between the blue and the white in front of several dozen fans as they readied for their first home game. It’s at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31 at Waterman Field against North Mason.
Team takes fourth place It almost didn’t happen. After the regular Junior Little League season ended in June, it was hoped there would be enough players to form an All-Star team from South Whidbey. There weren’t, but at the last minute Bob Brown, the manager from Coupeville, called and suggested a combined team if South Whidbey coach Andy McRea was interested.
South Enders finish with personal bests LANGLEY — By any race standards, 2 minutes, 9 seconds is a long time. That was how long it took for the second runner to cross the line behind Ryan Brown in Saturday’s 11th Race the Rock triathlon.
For Jon Chapman, running the final lap of the 189-mile Ragnar Relay on Saturday meant pride of place — he lives on Bayview Road. “I ran right past my house,” he said after finishing at the Intermediate School. “It was fun to see people I know along my normal training route. I waved to my kids as they were eating ice cream in front of the Dog House Tavern. That was the high point for me.”
It’s Race the Rock time again and hundreds of bikers will be pedaling their way through downtown Langley, along Bayview Road, over the Saratoga Road hills and along other thoroughfares like Sixth Street and Maxwelton Road for the 2007 Whidbey Island Triathlon.
It didn’t take me long to figure out I was in over my head Saturday. I had been invited to check out the Island Rowing Association’s bi-monthly trek onto the waters of Holmes Harbor. Hey, I like boats — tug boats, sailboats, canoes, aircraft carriers and ferries — all kinds of vessels.
Things looked pretty bleak for Kimery Hern in December 2004. She had broken her arm and the college recruiting offers for the young South Whidbey High School senior began to dry up.
South Whidbey defeated South Skagit’s American League 5-1, and came back to beat Burlington 4-1 on July 11 during the District 11 Little League All-Star tournament in Oak Harbor.
School’s out and summer vacation is here — time to sleep late and catch up on a few video games. Right? Not if you’re a member of the 2007 Little League All Star team, working hard at practice to get up to speed for the big game against South Skagit next week.
BAYVIEW — This is a story about softball, lazy summer days and memories of good times under a hot sun. And it’s about children honoring their father. In the late 1950s and early ’60s — before the national upheavals of assassinations, Vietnam and Watergate — South Whidbey’s villages had the reputation of having a real small-town atmosphere.
Langley’s Matt Simms completed the Western States Endurance Run foot race Sunday morning with a time of 21 hours, 48.45 minutes, good for 38th place and the coveted silver belt buckle. All told, 270 runners finished the race. “It’s been a dream of Matt’s for a long time,” Katy Gordon said.
LANGLEY — It’s been more than a year since Colton Wilson stepped onto Falcon Field for a game of baseball. But what a return Friday night for the Falcon catcher.
LANGLEY — Let’s hear it for the Soccer Shockers, a group of Langley Middle School girl soccer fanatics who had the temerity to think they could beat the vaunted North Whidbey Academy team. They did.
It was an ambitious task to stage Kander and Ebb’s “Cabaret” at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts. Not only did the production have to live up to audience expectations of the glittery spectacle of the 1972 movie and past theater productions of “Cabaret,” but the production team also had to recruit singers, actors, dancers and an orchestra from the South Whidbey community who could capture the authentic, raunchy atmosphere of a Berlin cabaret in 1929.
LANGLEY — For a quiet young man who prefers to shy away from the spotlight, Colton Wilson has become something of a media star.
LANGLEY — Soccer kids must be made of sterner stuff than the average kid on the block. On Saturday, they showed up in droves to play their favorite game undeterred by the weather.
It isn’t every day that avid South Whidbey tennis fans get to spend quality time on the court with a state champion. From 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, this year’s 2A high school singles tennis champion Lindsey Newman and Jason Craig, an all-conference first-teamer, get together for a “Beat the Champs” event at the South Whidbey High School courts.
For budding Beckhams, and the whole community, SoccerFest 2007 is coming to town this weekend. The South Whidbey Youth Soccer Club is staging its first ever All-Island SoccerFest from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District fields on Langley Road. Organizers hope it evolves into an annual affair.
LANGLEY — Adam Booth from Seattle upset last year’s two-time champ Leon Shordon of Langley during Sunday’s 5-kilometer Chum Run at South Whidbey Community Park.