Jim Waller

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Good bye — and thanks for allowing me to share my passion for sports

I doubt there is a person as ingrained in Oak Harbor High School athletics as I. Nearly everyday of my life has been impacted in… Continue reading

 

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Point of impact: Sports play integral part of athletes’ personal development

(Note: When I returned to the Whidbey newspapers in 2009, then-editor Jim Larsen suggested I do a sports column each week. I said I would… Continue reading

 

Registration still open for boating course

It’s not too late to register for America’s Boating Course, a two-day virtual boating and skills class, sponsored by the Deception Pass Sail and Power… Continue reading

 

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Fisken enjoys chronicling athletes’ accomplishments

For photographer John Fisken, a popular figure at local sporting events, it’s more about the athletes themselves than getting the perfect shot. “I really get… Continue reading

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Stone continues education and basketball career overseas

Santa Claus should stuff a box of new pens in Makana Stone’s stocking this Christmas. The 2016 Coupeville High School graduate continues to write new… Continue reading

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Johnston helps guide others through college recruiting maze

For Mary Johnston, a 2017 Oak Harbor High School graduate and a current member of the University of Washington’s women’s soccer team, being recruited to… Continue reading

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History of OHHS baseball includes some unusual, interesting curves

As the dreary days of winter close in and the effects of the coronavirus continue to make us claustrophobic, we thought you might enjoy another… Continue reading

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There’s no off in offseason for Oak Harbor football players

After being pushed around on the field last fall, Oak Harbor High School football players decided the best way to push back is to push… Continue reading

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North Whidbey Little League opens registration for 2021 season

After taking last spring and summer off because of COVID-19, North Whidbey Little League is ready to start up again. Registration for the 2021 spring… Continue reading

DPSPS offers boating safety course

Registration is open for the virtual America’s Boating Course offered 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays Jan. 16 and 23 by the Deception Pass Sail… Continue reading

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Perfect Score: Mazdra keeps Coupeville basketball book for 25 years

Armed with a stack of sharpened pencils, June Mazdra has kept score at Coupeville High School basketball games for the past 25 years. Toss in… Continue reading

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Hidden figures: Three supply decades of help at SW sporting events

On basketball game days at South Whidbey High School, the players, coaches, officials and fans show up, the whistle blows, the referee tosses the ball… Continue reading

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High school sports face another delay

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association delayed the start of high school sports once again. Because of the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, the WIAA pushed… Continue reading

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Calm among the chaos: Coupeville coaches help athletes deal with loss of contests

With last spring’s sports season wiped out and the current high school sports scene in limbo because of COVID-19, Coupeville coaches are working hard to… Continue reading

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Oak Harbor grad helps UCSB baseball team stay on cutting edge

Over the past 30 years or so, the world of baseball has slowly and begrudgingly accepted analytics as a way to measure players’ performances. And… Continue reading

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WIAA revises guidelines for high school athletics

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association, the governing body for high school sports, retrieved its big eraser once again Tuesday, Nov. 3, and edited its guidelines… Continue reading

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Oak Harbor pool aiming to reopen Monday, Nov. 2

The commissioners also agreed to raise the fee to $5, up from $3.50, per half-hour reserved session.

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Baseball players take trip down memory lane / Part 2

Let’s dive into part two of our jump back in time, revisiting Oak Harbor youth baseball in the 1950s and ’60s. For those who did… Continue reading

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History lesson: Past youth baseball comes to life in old scorebooks / Part 1

Please excuse me while I break one of the rules of journalism and insert myself into the story. My father, Mert Waller, was a longtime… Continue reading

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WhidbeyHealth donates AED to Oak Harbor High School athletic department

The Oak Harbor High School athletic department was granted an Automated External Defibrillator by WhidbeyHeath Emergency Services. Oak Harbor Athletic Director Jerrod Fleury asked Roger… Continue reading

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