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Arlington holds off Oak Harbor’s upset bid / Wrestling

The Oak Harbor High School wrestling team came up two points shy of upsetting 17th-ranked Arlington when the Eagles edged the host Wildcats 39-37 Thursday,… Continue reading

Wolves whip PT, lose to Chimacum / Girls basketball

Unable to handle Chimacum’s press, the Coupeville High School girls basketball team lost 28-20 to the host Cowboys Wednesday, Jan. 10. The Wolves, however, did… Continue reading

Oak Harbor takes part in B-E Scramble / Girls wrestling

Members of the Oak Harbor High School girls wrestling team took to the mat at the Burlington-Edison Scramble Wednesday, Jan. 10. Each Wildcat competed twice,… Continue reading

Coupeville recovers to club Chimacum / Boys basketball

Shaking off a stretch of sluggish play, the Coupeville High School boys basketball team whipped visiting Chimacum 67-43 Wednesday, Jan. 10. That came after a… Continue reading

Hawks fly by Oak Harbor / Boys basketball

Mountlake Terrace, the No. 4 team in the state 2A boys basketball rankings, exploded for 25 points in the second quarter to breeze by host… Continue reading

Coupeville High School football coach resigns

Coupeville High School football coach Jon Atkins resigned Monday, Jan. 8. Atkins was Coupeville’s fourth coach since Ron Bagby stepped down in 2009 after 26… Continue reading

Bulldogs defeat Wildcats in final home meet / Swim and dive

The Mount Vernon High School swim and dive team slipped by Oak Harbor 102-80 Monday, Jan. 8, at John Vanderzicht Pool. The Bulldogs led by… Continue reading

Bulldogs sneak by Coupeville in overtime / Boys basketball

The North Mason High School boys basketball team escaped Coupeville with a 63-61 overtime win in a non-league game Friday, Jan. 5. Coupeville’s home game… Continue reading

DeBoer, Spartans shoot down Oak Harbor / Boys basketball

The Oak Harbor High School boys basketball team found itself on the wrong end of a record-setting performance Friday, Jan. 5, at Stanwood. Karl DeBoer… Continue reading

Oak Harbor competes in four events over weekend / Wrestling

It was a busy weekend — one of mixed results — for the Oak Harbor High School wrestling team. Friday, Oak Harbor took part in… Continue reading

Spartans put away Wildcats early / Girls basketball

The Stanwood High School girls basketball team scored more points in the first quarter than Oak Harbor did in the game, and the visiting Spartans… Continue reading

Wolves salvage weekend with win over Eagles / Girls basketball

Showing the mettle of a champion, the Coupeville High School girls basketball team overcame several hurdles to defeat Klahowya 29-23 Saturday, Jan. 6, in Silverdale.… Continue reading

Oak Harbor snags first win / Swim and dive

The Oak Harbor High School swim and dive team picked up its first win of the season when it split a double-dual meet at Lake… Continue reading

Coupeville High School to celebrate 101 years of basketball

Jan. 19, 1917, Coupeville High School played its first basketball game. Now, more than a century later, the Wolves will celebrate their 101th anniversary when… Continue reading

Thunderbirds top Oak Harbor / Girls basketball

The Shorewood High School girls basketball team shot well and Oak Harbor didn’t as the visiting Wildcats lost 58-33 Wednesday, Jan. 3. “We just didn’t… Continue reading

Buzzer-beater helps Wildcats ring in the new year / Boys basketball

Happy New Year! Dorian Hardin’s long three-point shot as time expired helped the Oak Harbor High School boys basketball team greet 2018 with a 61-59… Continue reading

North Whidbey Little League opens registration for 2018

North Whidbey Little League is beginning registration for the 2018 baseball and softball seasons. Forms are available at Big 5 and online at the league… Continue reading

Come on in, the water is (finally) fine / Swim and dive

Oak Harbor High School swim coach Amy Merkley’s plans for getting her team up to speed were put on ice — or more precisely, in… Continue reading

Sports 2017: Top stories, part 3

Following is the final segment of our three-part series on the top sports stories for 2017. September Coupeville’s James Steller began a 160-mile run around… Continue reading

Clairmont leads Wildcats at S-W Tournament / Girls wrestling

Elizabeth Clairmont placed third to pace Oak Harbor High School at the Sedro-Woolley Women’s Invitational Wrestling Tournament Saturday, Dec. 30. Six Wildcats took part and… Continue reading