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Mavericks top Oak Harbor behind big 4th quarter / Boys basketball

The Meadowdale High School boys basketball team put together a big fourth quarter to hold off visiting Oak Harbor in a 62-46 win Monday, Jan.… Continue reading

Oak Harbor 10th at Panther Classic / Boys wrestling

Jakob Dailey and Blake McBride placed second and the Oak Harbor High School boys wrestling team took 10th at the Panther Classic Saturday, Jan. 5,… Continue reading

Ground Zero off to impressive start / Trampoline and tumbling

Oak Harbor members of the Ground Zero trampoline and tumbling team claimed nine firsts in the opening match of the season at the Frosty Frolic… Continue reading

Oak Harbor comes from 9 down to beat Red Wolves / Boys basketball

A strong start and a clutch finish carried the Oak Harbor High School boys basketball team to a 66-62 win over visiting Cedarcrest Friday, Jan.… Continue reading

Knights double-down on Wolves / Boys, girls basketball

Perennial power King’s flexed its muscles in wins over the visiting Coupeville High School basketball teams Friday, Jan. 4. The Knights won the boys game… Continue reading

Wildcats fall at Duvall / Girls basketball

The Cedarcrest High School girls basketball team combined a strong offense with a stingy defense to defeat Oak Harbor 59-19 Friday, Jan. 4, in Duvall.… Continue reading

Bad break: Wildcat senior bitten by injury bug

In sports, as in everyday life, it seems some people get all the breaks. Oak Harbor High School senior Michael Fisken is one of those… Continue reading

Wildcat Battalion opens season with impressive performance / JROTC

The Oak Harbor High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps began the 2018-19 competitive season the way it finished last year (and the 10… Continue reading

Not this time: Oak Harbor rally falls short / Boys basketball

For the second straight game, the Oak Harbor High School boys basketball team mounted a furious second-half rally; this time, however, the Wildcats were unable… Continue reading

Subs help Wildcats subdue Bruins / Girls basketball

Getting key plays from a pair of deep reserves, the depleted Oak Harbor High School girls basketball team held on to defeat visiting Cascade 32-29… Continue reading

2018 sports year in review, part 2

Here’s a look at the 2018 Whidbey Island sports highlights for June through December. June Lorri Martin of the Island Girls bowling team finished first… Continue reading

Cold ’Cats fall at Mount Vernon / Girls basketball

Unable to get its offense on track, the Oak Harbor High School girls basketball team lost 38-25 at Mount Vernon Thursday, Dec. 27. The Wildcats… Continue reading

2018 sports year in review, part 1

Coupeville and Oak Harbor athletes provided plenty of highlights in 2018. Here is a look at some of the top sports stories from January through… Continue reading

Local team qualifies for national championships / Shooting

Oak Harbor’s Sabertooth Shooting Squad qualified for U.S. Army Junior Air Rifle National Championship set for Jan. 24-26 in Fort Benning, Georgia. The team, coach… Continue reading

Wildcats rally to defeat Bellingham / Boys basketball

Adding a little happy to its holidays, the Oak Harbor High School boys basketball team came from 20 points down to win 70-65 at Bellingham… Continue reading

Pioneers pull away late to defeat Coupeville / Girls basketball

According to Coupeville High School girls basketball coach David King, the Wolves’ 64-41 loss at Nooksack Valley Saturday, Dec. 22, should fall into the “score… Continue reading

Pioneers pop Wolves / Boys basketball

A 28-point second period helped the Nooksack Valley High School boys basketball team blow past visiting Coupeville 73-42 in a non-league game Saturday, Dec. 22.… Continue reading

Royals run by Wildcats / Girls basketball

The Oak Harbor High School girls basketball team fell behind early and couldn’t recover in a 65-45 loss at Lynnwood Friday, Dec. 21. The Royals… Continue reading

Oak Harbor wins half its matches at Stanwood / Girls wrestling

The Oak Harbor High School girls wrestling team split its 16 matches at the Stanwood scramble Wednesday, Dec. 19. Nicole Sipes (130 pounds) won both… Continue reading

Warriors roll past Wildcats / Boys basketball

A high-scoring second quarter helped propel the Edmonds-Woodway High School boys basketball team to an 80-55 win over visiting Oak Harbor Wednesday, Dec. 19. Down… Continue reading