Jim Waller

Green on Greens: Community displays generosity in memorial golf tournament

While COVID-19 has put brakes on much of society’s activities, it didn’t slow down the financial support of participants in the fourth annual Bennett Boyles… Continue reading


One-time team member takes over as sailing coach

Shawn P. O’Connor was once the student, now he is the teacher. O’Connor is the new head coach of the Oak Harbor Yacht Club’s youth… Continue reading


Rhodes, Franssen lead ladies’ par-3 golf tournament

The Short and Sweet Challenge usually takes place in March but was postponed because of COVID-19.


Race the Reserve moves to virtual format this year

Annual event raises funds for Coupeville senior class graduation activities.

COVID-19 calling audibles: Oak Harbor football players adjusting to changes

“School isn’t going to be the same without football in the fall” said one high school senior.

DPSPS looking for volunteers for emergency response team

Volunteers for crew positions do not need to own a boat.

Calorie counter: Strength coach helps fuel athletes

Oak Harbor High School strength and conditioning coach Colby Heefner recognized a problem and did some heavy lifting to help solve it. Heefner created the… Continue reading

Falcon seniors had talent for title run but not opportunity

Winning isn’t everything — but in high school varsity sports, they do keep score and they do keep standings. It is not often that a… Continue reading

NWLL holds annual meeting via Zoom

North Whidbey Little League will hold its annual general meeting and elections at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26. The purpose of the meeting is to… Continue reading

Island Greens sold, likely to close

Although tucked away in the backwoods of Clinton, Island Greens is not a hidden gem. The jewel is well known by local players and served… Continue reading

Life jackets essential for water safety

While more warm days lie ahead on Whidbey Island, a fall into the water can be dangerous and deadly, according to the Deception Pass Sail… Continue reading

Canceled season is not a hurdle Falcons can clear.

Three South Whidbey athletes were denied the opportunity to double down on a rare feat when the high school sports season was canceled last spring.… Continue reading

Harwell misses chance for state track berth but cherishes memories of career

Like the barriers he faces while running the steeplechase in track, recent South Whidbey High School graduate Michael Harwell cleared obstacles in life to become… Continue reading

Fall out: Whidbey’s three high schools postpone sports

All three Whidbey Island high schools are scheduled to compete in a new athletic conference this coming school year. Those debuts, however, are put on… Continue reading

WIAA fine-tunes plan for high school sports

The Washington State Interscholastic Association made several adjustments Tuesday, July 28, to the upcoming high school sports guidelines it first announced July 21. Because of… Continue reading