Sports

South Whidbey golfers extend winning streak against ATM

The Falcon boys golf team is burning up the greens this season, winning all of their games to date. On March 26, the South Whidbey team was asked to join 16 bigger 4A schools at the Dolan Invitational match at Everett Golf Club.

  • Apr 4, 2007

Falcons bounce back from loss to Lakewood

The Falcon baseball team ended a hard week Friday with a 9-1 loss to Lakewood after winning two previous games in the series. But South Whidbey is still in the hunt with a 6-1 league record (6-2 overall), just behind undefeated powerhouse Granite Falls.

  • Apr 4, 2007

Falcons take wing against Lakewood in track and field

Both boys and girls track teams showed strength and promise Thursday in the Falcons meet with Lakewood. Running

  • Mar 31, 2007

Boys knock out Knights in overtime

It took a combined overtime goal from Ethan Low with a big assist from Andy Schmidt, but the South Whidbey soccer team defeated Kings 2-1 Wednesday in their second Cascade Conference game.

  • Mar 31, 2007

First-place Falcons sock it to Coupeville

The South Whidbey girls fastpitch softball team thumped Coupeville 8-0 on March 23, helped big time by pitcher Alea Robertson’s shutout on the mound. She gave up only four hits and had four strikeouts over seven innings.

  • Mar 28, 2007

Falcons having a blast on the greens

The Falcon girls golf team has managed to survive the inclement weather this spring and is poised to have a great season — the girls are now 2-0.

  • Mar 28, 2007

Falcon tennis team upsets Sedro-Woolley

Surprising even Falcon Coach Tom Kramer, the undefeated South Whidbey girls tennis team upset powerful Sedro-Woolley 5-2 on Wednesday. But the coach doesn’t want his young players to take anything for granted.

  • Mar 24, 2007

Falcon track team excels at Kings

The South Whidbey track and field team continued to dominate early this season, with the girls and boys taking first and second in a four-way league match-up Thursday. The Falcon girls won first place with 106 points, the boys second with 75, in the meet at Kings High School against league opponents Granite Falls (23/11), Cedarcrest (28/31.7) and Kings (101/117). The Tigers finished the meet at Granite Falls 23/11, the Red Wolves 28/31.7, and the Knights 101/117.

  • Mar 24, 2007

Falcons bounce back from opening day loss

Revenge can sometimes be exquisite. Following their disastrous 17-0 opening loss to Ingraham, the Falcon baseball team beat Sedro-Woolley for a 1-0 victory over the same guys that knocked the Falcons out of the playoffs last May.

  • Mar 21, 2007

South Whidbey hosts track and field jamboree

Some familiar faces did very well and there was a surprise or two at Waterman Field Thursday afternoon for the first track and field event of the year. Four area schools — Archbishop Murphy, Coupeville, Oak Harbor and Lakewood — joined South Whidbey for a jamboree heralding the start of the season.

  • Mar 17, 2007

Thanks to Rams, Falcons get off to rocky start

With the South Whidbey baseball team down 3-0 in the first inning during Saturday’s premiere game of the season on the home field, there was still hope. Even when they had the bases loaded and couldn’t scratch out a single RBI, it seemed the Falcons could pull it out.

  • Mar 14, 2007

Skilled underclassmen step up to fill empty ranks

When 60 prospective players showed up for soccer on the first day of spring practice, second-year Falcons Coach Joel Gerlach was pleasantly surprised. “After 12 seniors graduated last year, I was a little concerned but this crop of players has demonstrated better skills, though as a group they’re not as big,” he said.

  • Mar 10, 2007

Falcon girls ready for some serious softball

Last season, new Falcons girls fastpitch softball head Coach Chuck Burton had to deal with a variety of problems — new players trying to understand game fundamentals and some internal team dissension — and it resulted in a 5-15 record.

  • Mar 10, 2007

Falcons on track for success

On any given afternoon, Waterman Field is jumping. Literally. This spring season 60 athletes tried out for the various events on the track and field menu offered by South Whidbey High School — boys and girls teams are divided into running, jumping and throwing events.

  • Mar 10, 2007

Young gymnasts take off to new heights at Island Gym

When Debbie Wilkie walked into the Island Dance studio last week, there was a moment of uncertainty. The large room, set up for the Island Dance Gymnastic team, was dark and Coach Wilkie wondered where her students might be.

  • Mar 7, 2007

Katy Gordon on final lap of distinguished running career at SWHS

Now in her waning months as a South Whidbey High School cross country and track star, senior Katy Gordon has a few things on her mind. Which comes as no surprise to her friends, for Gordon has a penchant for being outspoken.

  • Feb 28, 2007

Lady Falcons end season with loss to Lynden

Starters Teah Wanamaker, Lindsey Newman, Samantha Pope, Allison Wood and Cayla Calderwood took to the court Wednesday night for their final stand, a crossover playoff game with the Lynden Lions. At stake was the chance to move forward in district playoffs.

  • Feb 24, 2007

Five Falcons compete at Mat Classic XIX

Senior Ben Morgen battled tough opponents, a bloody nose and a thief on his way to place sixth in the 145-pound weight class last weekend during state finals at the Tacoma Dome. At the 8 a.m. weigh-in on Friday, Morgen followed the official’s instructions to leave his gym bag in the corner. It soon came up missing.

  • Feb 21, 2007

Falcons throw a scare into ATM

It was senior night for the South Whidbey girls basketball team in Erikson Gym Tuesday. As it turned out, the celebration of the three graduating girls — Natalie Martinovic, Meagan Rawls and Teah Wanamaker — was the high point of a low-scoring game.

  • Feb 16, 2007

Five Falcon grapplers headed to state

Five South Whidbey wrestlers will head to state finals in Tacoma this weekend, based on their performance Saturday at the 2A Region 1 meet in Mount Vernon. Since it was built in 1955 the venerable, funky Bulldog gym has witnessed thousands of young high school athletes struggling to do their best in basketball, gymnastics and wrestling.

  • Feb 14, 2007