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Whidbey Island athletes create news during lockdown

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 Island athletes create news during lockdown
Whidbey Golf Club holds 2 events

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

Whidbey Golf Club holds 2 events
Oak Harbor earns 2nd place in NJROTC ranking

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

Oak Harbor earns 2nd place in NJROTC ranking
Scout’s honor: Smith commits to being her best

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

Scout’s honor: Smith commits to being her best

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

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

Sports shut down along with schools

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

Spring prep preview/ Oak Harbor boys golf

Spring prep preview/ Oak Harbor boys golf

Oak Harbor Boys Golf Coach: David Smith. 2019 record: Third in Wesco North, fifth in district. Returning lettermen: senior Nick Krantz (first-team, all-league; 22nd in… Continue reading

Spring prep preview/ Oak Harbor boys golf
Spring prep preview / Oak Harbor girls golf

Spring prep preview / Oak Harbor girls golf

Oak Harbor Girls Golf Coach: Andy Wesley. 2019 record: Fourth in Wesco North, sixth in district. Returning letter winners: seniors Natasha Decker, Danalin Matro, Hannah… Continue reading

Spring prep preview / Oak Harbor girls golf
Spring prep preview / Oak Harbor soccer

Spring prep preview / Oak Harbor soccer

Oak Harbor Soccer Coach: Tony Savoy (first year). 2019 record: 1-15, 1-13, 15th in Western Conference. Returning lettermen: seniors Diego Aranguri-Plummer, Ridgely Briddell, Maxwell Brighton,… Continue reading

Spring prep preview / Oak Harbor soccer
Spring prep preview / Coupeville soccer

Spring prep preview / Coupeville soccer

Coach: Kyle Nelson. 2019 record: 6-10; 3-5, tied for third in North Sound Conference. Returning lettermen: seniors Chris Cernick, Arma Leyva (first-team, all-conference), Derek Leyva… Continue reading

Spring prep preview / Coupeville soccer
Spring prep preview / Oak Harbor softball

Spring prep preview / Oak Harbor softball

Oak Harbor Softball Coach: Alicia Ashburn. 2019 record: 4-16; 2-12, 14th in Western Conference. Returning letter winners: Maddy Erbe, Abi Fierro, Kayanna McLane, Maddy Tucker,… Continue reading

Spring prep preview / Oak Harbor softball
Spring prep preview / Coupeville softball

Spring prep preview / Coupeville softball

Coach: Kevin McGranahan. 2019 record: 15-10; 9-3 tied for first in North Sound Conference; second in district, ninth in state (recorded first state tournament win… Continue reading

Spring prep preview / Coupeville softball
Spring prep preview / Oak Harbor tennis

Spring prep preview / Oak Harbor tennis

Coach: Malia Turner. 2019 record: 7-7; 4-2, third place in Wesco North. Returning letter winners: senior Frances Empinado; juniors Caitlin Dennen, Erika Polack, Annie Salinger.… Continue reading

Spring prep preview / Oak Harbor tennis
Spring prep preview / Coupeville tennis

Spring prep preview / Coupeville tennis

Coach: Ken Stange. 2019 record: 2-7, 2-6, fourth in North Sound Conference. Returning letter winners: Noelle Daigneault, Emily Fielder, Jaimee Masters, Katelin McCormick, Abby Mulholland,… Continue reading

Spring prep preview / Coupeville tennis
3 Wildcats sign letters of intent

3 Wildcats sign letters of intent

Three Oak Harbor High School seniors signed letters of intent Tuesday, March 10, to play college athletics. Nick Krantz committed to play golf at Fort… Continue reading

3 Wildcats sign letters of intent
Spring prep preview / Oak Harbor boys track

Spring prep preview / Oak Harbor boys track

Coach: Jay Turner. 2019 record: Seventh in Wesco North, 12th in district. Returning lettermen: seniors Lincoln Basett, Justin Campbell, Gabriel Daggett, Michael Gomez, Peyton Horn,… Continue reading

Spring prep preview / Oak Harbor boys track
Spring prep preview / Coupeville boys track

Spring prep preview / Coupeville boys track

Coach Randy King. 2019 record: Third in North Sound Conference, fourth in district, fourth in bi-district, fifth in state. Returning lettermen: seniors Koa Davison (first-team,… Continue reading

Spring prep preview / Coupeville boys track