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Gobble, gobble: turkey hunting could soon be reality near Acme

  • May 31, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 5:27PM

If everything goes according to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s plans, hunters in the North Puget Sound area will soon have the opportunity to don full camouflage or ghillie suits and engage in an grand old American tradition, hunting wild turkeys.

WDFW solicits comments on rockfish

  • May 31, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 5:27PM

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is accepting public comments on the scope and direction of a new management plan currently being developed for Puget Sound rockfish.

Mistakes sink Oak Harbor in 3-2 squeaker

  • May 31, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 5:27PM

When a young team takes the field early in the season, sometimes mistakes happen. Tuesday evening two mistakes in the field and one on the base paths decided the game as the Burlington Sox defeated Oak Harbor 3-2 in AA American Legion baseball action.

Three dozen Oak Harbor, Coupleville high athletes honored by opposing coaches

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 5:27PM

The 2008 spring sports season has come to an end for teams at Oak Harbor and Coupeville high schools, and 36 student athletes were selected by opposing coaches from the WesCo North and Cascade conferences as first team, second team or honorable mention all-league players.

Young skippers learn the ropes

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 5:27PM

Hoist the sail and be careful you don’t get boomed when it comes around.

Don't get boomed — Oak Harbor youth learn the ropes of sailing

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 5:27PM

Hoist the sail and be careful you don’t get boomed when it comes around. Learning correct sailing terminology is just a few of the lessons students were in the process of learning at the first session of the Oak Harbor Youth Sailing Foundation’s beginning sailing class at the Oak Harbor Marina Saturday morning.

Hey, sailors! Oak Harbor boaters invited to '08 boating fair

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 5:27PM

Notice to all boaters: You are invited to the 2008 Oak Harbor Boating Fair June 7 and 8 at the Oak Harbor Marina. The Deception Pass Sail and Power Squadron will present a number of mini-classes during the two-day event featuring dozens of boating and boating-related subjects including kayaking, sailing, docking and locking, anchoring, fishing, knot tying, seamanship, protecting the waters that float your boat, to name a few, plus exhibits, life-saving techniques, demonstrations, children’s programs and contests.

Washington state free fishing weekend is June 7-8

  • Jun 7, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 5:27PM

Anglers are reeling in sturgeon on the lower Columbia River, halibut from the Strait of Juan de Fuca and trout from lakes throughout the state. And, on June 1, the ocean salmon fishery opened off the south coast of Washington, with the rest of the coast opening two days later. Sound like fun? Washingtonians who are interested in fishing but haven’t tried it have a perfect chance to do so during Free Fishing Weekend June 7 and 8.

Whidbey Little League ump calls it like he sees it

  • Jun 7, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 5:27PM

The enjoyment of watching youngsters play Little League baseball is one thing, but most fans don’t realize the time and dedication it takes to make a local program run successfully. Think I’m wrong, just ask North Whidbey Little League president Ken Tyler.

Oak Harbor seniors honored with award | Whidbey Sports Roundup

  • Jun 7, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 5:27PM

A look at sports-related headlines on Whidbey Island.

Whidbey tumblers fare well at championships | Youth Sports Wrap

  • Jun 7, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 5:26PM

A glimpse at youth sports on Whidbey Island.

Little League holds general meeting

  • Jun 7, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 5:26PM

The North Whidbey Little League will hold its annual general meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 19, in the Centennial Room at the First United Methodist Church on SE Ireland Street in Oak Harbor.

Sports in Brief

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 5:26PM

Whidbey Golf and Country Club is hosting a junior golf camp from 1 to 3 p.m. June 30 through July 2 at the club.

Weather unfair for boat fair

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 5:26PM

Boating enthusiasts enjoy clear skies and balmy temperatures for a day out on the water.

Last chance for lings

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 5:26PM

Anglers have just a few more days to get out and try to put another ling cod on the table. The up and down season will close on June 15 and then we will have to wait another year.

Folks flock to fish for free

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 5:26PM

Little Bear, the lake’s unofficial mascot, was having a good time and the parking lot was nearly full of boaters taking advantage of the calm waters of Lone Lake on Sunday for the second day of Washington’s Free Fishing weekend.

Bagby earns college scholarship

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 5:26PM

Mike Bagby, a student at Whatcom Community College for the last two years and a graduate of Coupeville High School, has received a scholarship to attend Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, Calif.

Crabbing in Strait of Juan de Fuca opens June 18

  • Jun 14, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 5:26PM

Time to dust off those crab pots. Starting June 18, crab fishing will open seven days a week in the western Strait of Juan de Fuca and southern Puget Sound. Most other marine areas will open July 2 on a Wednesday-through-Saturday schedule, although some waters north of Anacortes will not open until later in summer.

North Whidbey Aquajets fall to Anacortes | Whidbey Swim Wrap

  • Jun 14, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 5:26PM

Swimming updates from around Whidbey Island.

Whidbey middle schools could use boo$t from community | Commentary

  • Jun 14, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 5:26PM

Everyone knew it was going to happen, it was just a matter of time. Sooner or later the ax was going to fall and the school district was going to have to shave some programs in an attempt to cover budget shortfalls. Superintendent Rick Schulte said the school district cut it’s budget by nearly 10 percent in the last two years. According to him, officials still need to lop off an additional $2 million to keep “the buildings clean, maintain the grounds, and provide a warm welcome that should be provided by each school.” The latest item to get trimmed is $40,000 in “athletic expenses” from the middle schools’ budgets.

Oak Harbor Legion trimmed again, 5-3

  • Jun 14, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 5:26PM

All five runs scoring with two outs and hitting into three double plays resulted in visiting Meridian defeating Oak Harbor 5-3 in a Thursday AA American Legion baseball game. The defeat was yet another close game that has become almost the norm for the Wildcats every time the team has taken the field this season.

Whidbey little leaguers wrap seasons | Youth Roundup

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 5:26PM

A look at youth sports programs around Whidbey Island.

North Whidbey youth soccer puts a lid on '08 season

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 5:25PM

Fort Nugent Park was the place to be on Saturday as the North Whidbey Soccer League played its final games to put a cap on a successful 2008 spring season. Teams of all ages were in action on the park’s many fields and the majority of the mid-morning excitement centered around the U-8 teams.

North Whidbey Little League meeting June 19 | Whidbey Sports Briefs

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 5:25PM

Updates and announcements for sports programs around Whidbey Island.

Whidbey crab season opens July 2 — here are some tips

  • Jun 21, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 3, 2008 at 5:25PM

Getting all ready for the crab opener on Whidbey Island July 2? Reports indicate the number of Dungeness crab in Marine areas 8-1 and 8-2 may be slightly higher than last year. Here are a few tips for folks who have never fished for crab before.

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