Sports

Island Greens sold, likely to close

Island Greens sold, likely to close

Although tucked away in the backwoods of Clinton, Island Greens is not a hidden gem. The jewel is well known by local players and served… Continue reading

Island Greens sold, likely to close

Life jackets essential for water safety

While more warm days lie ahead on Whidbey Island, a fall into the water can be dangerous and deadly, according to the Deception Pass Sail… Continue reading

Canceled season is hurdle Falcons can’t clear

Canceled season is hurdle Falcons can’t clear

Three South Whidbey athletes were denied the opportunity to double down on a rare feat when the high school sports season was canceled last spring.… Continue reading

Canceled season is hurdle Falcons can’t clear
Harwell misses chance for state track berth but cherishes memories of career

Harwell misses chance for state track berth but cherishes memories of career

Like the barriers he faces while running the steeplechase in track, recent South Whidbey High School graduate Michael Harwell cleared obstacles in life to become… Continue reading

Harwell misses chance for state track berth but cherishes memories of career
Oak Harbor’s Cooper Billiter and the Wildcat cross country team will have to wait until spring to compete this year. (File photo)

Fall outWhidbey’s three high schools postpone sports

All three Whidbey Island high schools are scheduled to compete in a new athletic conference this coming school year. Those debuts, however, are put on… Continue reading

Oak Harbor’s Cooper Billiter and the Wildcat cross country team will have to wait until spring to compete this year. (File photo)
Veteran athlete, newcomer share triathlon experience

Veteran athlete, newcomer share triathlon experience

7,350 miles. That’s what separated Peter Oakley and Frank Ascioti as they completed this year’s Whidbey Island Triathlon. The pair represent the contrast of characters… Continue reading

Veteran athlete, newcomer share triathlon experience
Renninger revels in the success of her high school teammates

Renninger revels in the success of her high school teammates

For Avalon Renninger, it’s all about others. The 2020 graduate played three sports at Coupeville High School, and the most enjoyment she received from her… Continue reading

Renninger revels in the success of her high school teammates
Crabs take 6th in Oak Harbor tournament / Youth baseball

Crabs take 6th in Oak Harbor tournament / Youth baseball

The Whidbey Island Baseball Club Crabs finished sixth in the appropriately named COVIC Classic 14U eight-team tournament Friday through Sunday, July 24-26, at North Whidbey’s… Continue reading

Crabs take 6th in Oak Harbor tournament / Youth baseball
Among many changes, WIAA moves football to spring

Among many changes, WIAA moves football to spring

Friday nights will need a little less artificial light when the high school football season rolls around this coming school year. The Washington Interscholastic Activities… Continue reading

Among many changes, WIAA moves football to spring

Whidbey Island Triathlon begins this weekend

The Whidbey Island Triathlon is underway. The triathlon has been a summer tradition for the past 23 years, but the 24th annual event will be… Continue reading

Ari Marshall holds up one of her all-conference certificates. (Photo by Paul Lien)

Marshall stars in softball, classroom and life

When high school spring sports were canceled because of the coronavirus, South Whidbey senior softball player Ari Marshall was denied the opportunity to complete a… Continue reading

Ari Marshall holds up one of her all-conference certificates. (Photo by Paul Lien)

Power Squadron earns grant to promote children’s boating safety

Deception Pass Sail and Power Squadron received a $500 grant this spring that will benefit the Whidbey and Fidalgo communities by offering free kids’ boating… Continue reading

Coronavirus changes landscape of high school sports

Coronavirus changes landscape of high school sports

Like so many things in today’s virus-ravaged world, the fate of Washington state high school fall sports is in limbo. Many questions remain and some… Continue reading

Coronavirus changes landscape of high school sports
Whidbey Island athletes create news during lockdown

Whidbey Island athletes create news during lockdown

Organized athletic activities came to a screeching halt in March, but not all sports “action” came to an end. Here’s a rundown of some of… Continue reading

Whidbey Island athletes create news during lockdown
Perfect pitch: Roberts lends voice to South Whidbey soccer matches

Perfect pitch: Roberts lends voice to South Whidbey soccer matches

Crispin Roberts’ gift of gab helped land him the gig as the public address announcer at South Whidbey High School soccer matches. Six years ago… Continue reading

Perfect pitch: Roberts lends voice to South Whidbey soccer matches
South Whidbey High School athletes react to 6-week break

South Whidbey High School athletes react to 6-week break

South Whidbey High School athletes are not happy about the disruption of the spring sports season, but they understand the necessity of the break. “It… Continue reading

South Whidbey High School athletes react to 6-week break
Falcons hold intrasquad meet / Track

Falcons hold intrasquad meet / Track

Not knowing when the season would resume, the South Whidbey High School track team took advantage of its final practice before the required coronavirus break… Continue reading

Falcons hold intrasquad meet / Track
Spring prep preview, part 2 / Track, golf

Spring prep preview, part 2 / Track, golf

Once spring sports start up again, here is what to expect from the South Whidbey High School track and golf teams. The other Falcon sports… Continue reading

Spring prep preview, part 2 / Track, golf

School closure shuts down sports

With the closure of South Whidbey schools through April 24 because of the coronavirus, the high school spring sports season is now in limbo. All… Continue reading

Spring prep preview, part 1 / Tennis, baseball, softball, soccer

Spring prep preview, part 1 / Tennis, baseball, softball, soccer

South Whidbey High School spring sports teams are about to start competition for the 2020 season. Here is a quick look at what to expect… Continue reading

Spring prep preview, part 1 / Tennis, baseball, softball, soccer