Jim Waller

Participants comment on virtual triathlon experience

The coronavirus forced the South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District to make changes to its annual Whidbey Island Triathlon this summer. Rather than have 200… Continue reading

Melnick leads team to tournament title / Golf

A team captained by Todd Melnick, who also happened to be the tournament sponsor, won the Whidbey Golf Club’s Melnick and Sons Five-person Best Ball… Continue reading

Veteran athlete, newcomer share triathlon experience

7,350 miles. That’s what separated Peter Oakley and Frank Ascioti as they completed this year’s Whidbey Island Triathlon. The pair represent the contrast of characters… Continue reading

Renninger revels in the success of her high school teammates

For Avalon Renninger, it’s all about others. The 2020 graduate played three sports at Coupeville High School, and the most enjoyment she received from her… Continue reading

Oak Harbor, South Whidbey compete in COVID Classic / Youth baseball

Oak Harbor tied for third and South Whidbey finished sixth in the aptly named COVIC Classic 14U eight-team baseball tournament Friday through Sunday, July 24-26,… Continue reading

Coupeville plays shortened summer season / Youth baseball

A group of Coupeville baseball players were able to emerge from the lockdown to squeeze in six games this summer. The club, coached by Jon… Continue reading

Among many changes, WIAA moves football to spring

Friday nights will need a little less artificial light when the high school football season rolls around this coming school year. The Washington Interscholastic Activities… Continue reading

Whidbey Island Triathlon begins this weekend

The Whidbey Island Triathlon is underway. The triathlon has been a summer tradition for the past 23 years, but the 24th annual event will be… Continue reading

Marshall stars in softball, classroom and life

When high school spring sports were canceled because of the coronavirus, South Whidbey senior softball player Ari Marshall was denied the opportunity to complete a… Continue reading

Power Squadron earns grant to promote children’s boating safety

Deception Pass Sail and Power Squadron received a $500 grant this spring that will benefit the Whidbey and Fidalgo communities by offering free kids’ boating… Continue reading

Coronavirus changes landscape of high school sports

Like so many things in today’s virus-ravaged world, the fate of Washington state high school fall sports is in limbo. Many questions remain and some… Continue reading

Whidbey Island athletes create news during lockdown

Organized athletic activities came to a screeching halt in March, but not all sports “action” came to an end. Here’s a rundown of some of… Continue reading

Whidbey Golf Club holds 2 events

Golf was one of the first sports to reopen, enabling Whidbey Golf Club the opportunity to stage two competitive events, rare during the coronavirus lockdown.… Continue reading

Oak Harbor earns 2nd place in NJROTC ranking

The Oak Harbor High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Corps finished second in the “Best Unit in the Navy” competition, the Navy League announced Friday,… Continue reading

Scout’s honor: Smith commits to being her best

“I cannot even begin to fathom my life without sports.” And for those who follow Whidbey Island athletics, it’s hard to fathom Coupeville High School… Continue reading

Oak Harbor coach Jon Atkins resigns / Girls basketball

Oak Harbor High School girls basketball coach Jon Atkins resigned Monday, March 23. “With my decision to look for administration jobs this fall, the high… Continue reading

Winter athletes receive letters, awards, league honors

While the coronavirus put the brakes on spring sports, it did not stop winter athletes from completing their seasons. Below is a list of Oak… Continue reading

Sports shut down along with schools

Coupeville and Oak Harbor High School athletes have had their spring seasons put on hold as the local districts shut down in an effort to… Continue reading

Whidbey Golf Club makes changes because of virus

The Whidbey Golf Club has made several changes to its services because of the coronavirus. The club has suspended all on-site food and drink services… Continue reading

Stone chosen for all-star game / Alumni update

Prior to the sports world being shut down, Coupeville High School graduate Makana Stone, a senior on the Whitman College women’s basketball team, was selected… Continue reading