High-ranking official: Fakkema one of state’s best basketball referees

Sports fans like to say there are two kinds of game officials: those who are bad and those who are worse. If that’s the case,… Continue reading

Photos: Cougars begin 2019 season / Middle school girls basketball

The North Whidbey Middle School seventh- and eighth-grade girls basketball teams opened the season with wins over Mount Vernon’s Mount Baker Middle School Thursday, Feb.… Continue reading

Photos: Oak Harbor, Coupeville compete at state meet / Wrestling

Photographer John Fisken caught the Oak Harbor and Coupeville high school wrestlers in action at the state tournament Friday and Saturday, Feb. 15 and 16,… Continue reading

McBride takes 7th, Oak Harbor 36th at state tournament / Wrestling

Senior Blake McBride’s seventh-place finish led the way for the six Oak Harbor High School wrestlers who competed in the state wrestling tournament, Mat Classic… Continue reading

Gallery Women’s Club holds introductory meeting / Golf

An organizational meeting for the Gallery Women’s Golf Club will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, at the Gallery Golf Course. This meeting… Continue reading

Fitzgerald receives appointment to U.S. Military Academy

For Oak Harbor High School senior and three-sport athlete Caleb Fitzgerald, the dream of attending the United States Military Academy at West Point began when… Continue reading

Photos: Wolves rally for win / Middle school girls basketball

The Coupeville Middle School eighth-grade girls basketball team came from 15 points down to defeat visiting South Whidbey 35-29 Wednesday, Feb. 13, in the season… Continue reading

Franklin leads Wildcats at district meet / Swim and dive

Junior Micah Franklin’s ninth-place finish in the 200-yard individual medley was the top place by an Oak Harbor High School athlete at the district swim… Continue reading

Boesch receives all-tournament honors / Baseball

Oak Harbor High School senior Austin Boesch earned a spot on the all-tournament team after competing in the Perfect Game MLK Championship Baseball Tournament Jan.… Continue reading

Regional tournaments canceled / Wrestling

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association announced Friday morning that the regional wrestling tournaments scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 9, have been canceled because of weather conditions.… Continue reading

Knights oust Wolves from district tournament / Girls basketball

The Coupeville High School girls basketball team’s season came to an end Thursday, Feb. 7, with a 48-11 loss at King’s in a district tournament… Continue reading

Wolves take down Turks in district opener, now face talented King’s / Girls basketball

It’s a good news, bad news situation for the Coupeville High School girls basketball team. The good news: The Wolves defeated visiting Sultan 48-37 in… Continue reading

Coupeville will now host Sultan in district opener / Girls basketball

School cancellations the past two days because of weather have required the North Sound Conference and Northwest Conference athletic directors to reformat the 1A District… Continue reading

Photos: Wildcats, Wolves continue to work as winter season nears end

Attached are some action shots taken by John Fisken over the past week. I was on vacation, and while I can write and publish stories… Continue reading

4 set pace for Flyers / Tumbling and trampoline

Four Island Flyers from the Rise Academy of Arts captured first place at the Seattle Invitational tumbling and trampoline meet at Madison Park Saturday, Feb.… Continue reading

Coupeville claims 3rd place, Oak Harbor 4th at state / Cheer

A year earlier than expected, the Coupeville High School cheer team left its mark at the Washington state championships. The Wolves placed third in the… Continue reading

Wolves’ district game postponed again / Girls basketball

The Coupeville High School girls 1A distract basketball game at Lynden Christian scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 5, has been postponed again. The game was originally… Continue reading

Coupeville’s district opener rescheduled for Tuesday / Girls basketball

Coupeville High School’s opening game in the 1A girls district tournament at Lynden Christian has been rescheduled for 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5. The game… Continue reading

Wolves’ district opener postponed / Girls basketball

The Coupeville High School girls basketball team’s game at Lynden Christian in the opening round of the district tournament Monday, Feb. 4, has been postponed… Continue reading

Ground Zero athletes collect multiple 1st-place medals

Oak Harbor members of the Ground Zero team posted impressive results over the weekend. Island athletes collected 11 firsts in the overall rankings (regardless of… Continue reading