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U-11 Courage soccer team front row left to right: Marilyn Horton, Lydia Peplinski, Jennifer Turnek, Caylie Etherington, Lauren May, Mary Johnston and Kyra McConaghy. Back row left to right: Suzanne Kaltenbach, Kathryn Martinez, Sierra Leppell, Amanda Stratton, Payge Duerre, Alyssa Cross and Karleigh Lamar. Not pictured, Coach Ryan Baker and Caroline Lloyd. Rob May  - Photo  courtesy of Rob May
U-11 Courage soccer team front row left to right: Marilyn Horton, Lydia Peplinski, Jennifer Turnek, Caylie Etherington, Lauren May, Mary Johnston and Kyra McConaghy. Back row left to right: Suzanne Kaltenbach, Kathryn Martinez, Sierra Leppell, Amanda Stratton, Payge Duerre, Alyssa Cross and Karleigh Lamar. Not pictured, Coach Ryan Baker and Caroline Lloyd. Rob May
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Four Whidbey Wildcats medal

Four members of the Whidbey Wildcat wrestling team traveled to Emerald Ridge High School in Puyallup April 19 to participate the Greco Roman State Championship Tournament and all four wrestlers placed.

Only the top eight wrestlers in each weight division earned medals in the state-wide competition for peewees through seniors, and the Whibey Wildcats showed other people in the state that there are some top-notch grapplers here on the island.

In the 75-pound midget division, Jacob Dye finished in fifth place and Mark Johnston brought home the silver medal for his second-place finish in the 75-pound novice weight class.

Cody Fakkema placed fifth in the 98-pound schoolboy/schoolgirl division and Gabriel Dye earned a bronze medal finishing third in the 125-pound cadet weight class.

“Four Wildcat wrestlers went down to State Greco Roman tournament Saturday and did an awsome job,” club president Rick Fakkema said. “It was the first time wrestling Greco Roman for most of them and they all wrestled great.”

Aquajets second in Bellingham

The North Whidbey Aquajets swim team earned high point awards and finished in second place at the Bellingham Swimming Pentathlon held April 26 and 27.

The Aquajets were led to a by high point award winners Nick Fromme in the boys 8-and-under division, Zach Stevensin the boys 11-year-old division, Josh Jepsen in the boys 12-year-old division and Kasha Trisler in the girls 12-year-old age group.

Other Aquajet event winners included Emily Huffer and Molly Vagt.

Those swimming 100-percent lifetime bests included Therese Desquitado, Autumn Robinson, Michelle Robinson and Zach Stevens.

NWAC next competes at the 32nd annual Spring Thunderbird meet in Anacortes May 16 through 18.

Courage U-11 team second

The North Whidbey Soccer Academy U-11 girls team known as Courage participated in its first tournament of the 2008 season April 26 and 27 playing in the Skagit Valley Tournament at Burlington.

Matched up against two of the top select teams for their age group in the opening rounds, Courage shook off two losses and won the third game — living up to their name.

The performance won the team a silver medal and gave the players a winning momentum going into the Snohomish tournament May 2 through May 4.

Four Whidbey Wildcats medal

Four members of the Whidbey Wildcat wrestling team traveled to Emerald Ridge High School in Puyallup April 19 to participate the Greco Roman State Championship Tournament and all four wrestlers placed.

Only the top eight wrestlers in each weight division earned medals in the state-wide competition for peewees through seniors, and the Whibey Wildcats showed other people in the state that there are some top-notch grapplers here on the island.

In the 75-pound midget division, Jacob Dye finished in fifth place and Mark Johnston brought home the silver medal for his second-place finish in the 75-pound novice weight class.

Cody Fakkema placed fifth in the 98-pound schoolboy/schoolgirl division and Gabriel Dye earned a bronze medal finishing third in the 125-pound cadet weight class.

“Four Wildcat wrestlers went down to State Greco Roman tournament Saturday and did an awsome job,” club president Rick Fakkema said. “It was the first time wrestling Greco Roman for most of them and they all wrestled great.”

Aquajets second in Bellingham

The North Whidbey Aquajets swim team earned high point awards and finished in second place at the Bellingham Swimming Pentathlon held April 26 and 27.

The Aquajets were led to a by high point award winners Nick Fromme in the boys 8-and-under division, Zach Stevensin the boys 11-year-old division, Josh Jepsen in the boys 12-year-old division and Kasha Trisler in the girls 12-year-old age group.

Other Aquajet event winners included Emily Huffer and Molly Vagt.

Those swimming 100-percent lifetime bests included Therese Desquitado, Autumn Robinson, Michelle Robinson and Zach Stevens.

NWAC next competes at the 32nd annual Spring Thunderbird meet in Anacortes May 16 through 18.

Courage U-11 team second

The North Whidbey Soccer Academy U-11 girls team known as Courage participated in its first tournament of the 2008 season April 26 and 27 playing in the Skagit Valley Tournament at Burlington.

Matched up against two of the top select teams for their age group in the opening rounds, Courage shook off two losses and won the third game — living up to their name.

The performance won the team a silver medal and gave the players a winning momentum going into the Snohomish tournament May 2 through May 4.

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