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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.
Both boys and girls track teams showed strength and promise Thursday in the Falcons meet with Lakewood. Running
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It came as quite a shock to Kings Coach Eric Rasmussen when Lady Falcon Cayla Calderwood picked up the first two points — with a fine assist from Lauren Sandri — during Tuesday’s contest in Erikson Gym.