Jim Waller

Big finish helps OHHS girls’ basketball team to win

A fast start and a big finish helped the Oak Harbor girls' basketball team overcome a sluggish middle and defeat visiting Mountlake Terrace 52-25 Tuesday in the 2009 debute.

Wildcat boys win big in basketball opener

The beginning of the game looked like the same old thing. The finish far from it.

Coupeville High School battles being smallest school in conference

Like the smallest sibling in a family wrestling match, Coupeville High School athletic teams have to work hard to stay off the bottom of the Cascade Conference pile.

McNeill enjoys European basketball experience

Heidi McNeill, a 2005 graduate of Oak Harbor High School, is continuing her basketball career by playing in the Austrian women’s professional league

NWAC swimmers qualify for sectional

At the Kamiak Age Group Invitational Swim Meet at Kamiak High School Nov. 21-22, North Whidbey Aquatic Club (NWAC) swimmers Emily Huffer, Kelly Huffer and Olivia Tungate all qualified for competition at next March’s Northwest Section Age Group Championships to take place in Federal Way.

Winter sports review: high-school teams gear up for new season

High school sports move indoors for the winter season as the Oak Harbor and Coupeville teams begin playing games next week.

World record falls in local masters swim meet

Spectators at the John Vanderzicht Memorial Pool witnessed a rare sight Sunday, Nov. 22 -- a world record.

Local runners qualify for national cross country meet

Seven local runners qualified for the national Junior Olympic Association cross country meet with their strong showing at the regional championship at Plantes Ferry State Park in Spokane Nov. 21.

OHHS, CHS fall athletes earn honors

Now that the fall season has concluded, Coupeville and Oak Harbor high school athletes have received all-league, local team, and varsity letter awards.

Nikki Mowbray will play basketball for Sourthern Oregon next year.

Mowbray signs to play basketball for Southern Oregon

icole Mowbray, an Oak Harbor High School senior, signed a national letter of intent to play basketball for Southern Oregon University in Ashland next year.

Nikki Mowbray will play basketball for Sourthern Oregon next year.
Teammates Olivia Meyer (left) and Christina Wicker finish sixth and seventh for the WIRC.

Whidbey Running Club members qualify for regional meet

The Whidbey Island Running Club's bantam girls' team and 15 other individuals qualified for regional with a strong showing at the Junior Olympic Association Championship Saturday, Nov. 14, at Seattle's Lower Woodland Park.

Teammates Olivia Meyer (left) and Christina Wicker finish sixth and seventh for the WIRC.

Oak Harbor swimmers fail to reach finals at state

No Oak Harbor High School swimmer qualified for the finals in the Washington state 4A championship meet last weekend at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.

Two local youth football teams to play for title

Two Oak Harbor Youth Football League teams will play in their division “Super Bowls” Sunday, Nov. 15, at Mount Vernon High School.

Many local graduates competing at the college level

Oak Harbor and Coupeville high schools have a number of graduates who have continued their careers on the college stage. Here’s a look at how the fall season went for some local athletes.

King finishes fifth in state cross country; girls’ team earns 15th

Tyler King saved the best for last as he ran to a fifth-place finish in the Washington state 4A boys’ cross-country championship last Saturday at the Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco.

Swim team fourth at district

Oak Harbor finished fourth in the Northwest District 4A swim meet Saturday at Marysville-Pilchuck High School and will send three individuals and two relay teams to state.

Edmonds-Woodway drubs Wildcats 59-0.

Oak Harbor High School's football team was the Titanic, and Edmonds-Woodway supplied the berg -- running back Zack Berg. Berg slashed the Wildcats and Oak Harbor sank in a 59-0 disaster at Edmonds Stadium Thursday night.

Meridian races by Wolves in football playoff

Who said lightning doesn't strike twice in the same spot? Well, how about three times?

The Oak Harbor girls’ cross country team takes off at the district meet last Saturday: (left to right

Wildcat girls qualify for state cross country meet

One point. By the slimmest of margins the Oak Harbor High School girls’ cross country team qualified for next Saturday’s state meet at Pasco’s Sun Willows Golf Course.

The Oak Harbor girls’ cross country team takes off at the district meet last Saturday: (left to right

Wolves eliminated after close matches in volleyball sub-district

Local manicurists may want to head to Coupeville and check out anyone connected with the Wolves' volleyball team. It was a nail-biter day for Coupeville at the sub-district Saturday at Lynden Christian High School where the Wolves were eliminated in three matches.