Sports

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Wildcat cheer team claims first place

Oak Harbor High School’s Cheer Competition Team captured first place at the WSCCA Championships in the Non-Tumbling - Medium Category. This is the second year… Continue reading

  • Jun 11, 2021

 

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Wrestling Hall of Fame honors Oak Harbor’s Linsenmayer, Passmore

Also among the 10 2021 inductees is Mount Vernon’s Randy Audette, whose officiating career in wrestling spans 52 years.

  • Jun 4, 2021

 

Photo by John Fisken
NWLL softball vs CWLL

The crack of the bat

Photo by John Fisken. North Whidbey Little League and Central Whidbey Little League Juniors softball teams met up for a game Monday.… Continue reading

  • May 14, 2021

 

Photo by Shawn O’Connor

Wildcats finish season with program best

The Oak Harbor High School sailing team will take a month off before starting their summer season.

Photo by Shawn O’Connor
Oak Harbor High School Wildcat sailors compete this weekend in the NWISA Fleet Race Championships. (Photo by Shawn O’Connor Oak Harbor)

Wildcat sailors headed to championships

By Shawn O’Connor for the Whidbey News-Times The Oak Harbor High School sailing team completed its final fleet racing tune-up before district championships on Saturday,… Continue reading

  • May 7, 2021
Oak Harbor High School Wildcat sailors compete this weekend in the NWISA Fleet Race Championships. (Photo by Shawn O’Connor Oak Harbor)
The South Whidbey boys team, from left to right include Aidan O’Brien, Cooper Ullman, Aidan Donnelly, Thomas Simms and Reilly McVay. Photo by Matt Simms.

Falcons cross country make history with state win

It was the first time the SWHS boys cross country team finished in first place at the state meet.

The South Whidbey boys team, from left to right include Aidan O’Brien, Cooper Ullman, Aidan Donnelly, Thomas Simms and Reilly McVay. Photo by Matt Simms.
Members of the Oak Harbor High School Sailing team are, from left to right: Top row, coach Shawn O’Connor, Liam Chapman (‘22), Ryan Metz (‘22), Ben Servatius (‘22), Thomas Buys (‘22), Andrew Buys (‘21). Bottom row, Emelia Boilek (‘22), Anna Servatius (‘24), Allison Bailey (‘23), Shelby Lang (‘23). Photo by Denise Buys

Wildcat sailors 6th in championships

The Wildcats will continue their season with a North Sound fleet race scrimmage next Saturday.

Members of the Oak Harbor High School Sailing team are, from left to right: Top row, coach Shawn O’Connor, Liam Chapman (‘22), Ryan Metz (‘22), Ben Servatius (‘22), Thomas Buys (‘22), Andrew Buys (‘21). Bottom row, Emelia Boilek (‘22), Anna Servatius (‘24), Allison Bailey (‘23), Shelby Lang (‘23). Photo by Denise Buys
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‘Cats trample Lynden Christian

Oak Harbor’s varsity soccer team won Monday’s home non-conference game against Lynden Christian 4-1. The Wildcats host Bellingham on Saturday, May 1.… Continue reading

  • Apr 23, 2021
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Photo by John Fisken

Wildcats maintain perfect record

Oak Harbor High School junior Luke Vrabel pitches against Mount Baker Mountaineers on Tuesday. The Wildcats won the home conference game 9-2. On Thursday, the… Continue reading

  • Apr 23, 2021
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The Wildcat sailors competed against the Ballard Beavers Saturday. Although the Oak Harbor team suffered their only loss of the season against Ballard, the team is headed to Olympia next weekend to compete for a chance to advance to the National Championships. Photo by Shawn O’Connor.

Wildcat sailors compete in Olympia next weekend

The team is looking for a chance to compete for the National Championships.

The Wildcat sailors competed against the Ballard Beavers Saturday. Although the Oak Harbor team suffered their only loss of the season against Ballard, the team is headed to Olympia next weekend to compete for a chance to advance to the National Championships. Photo by Shawn O’Connor.
Sophomore Anna Myles defense

Coupeville Wolves

Kicking off the season with a win

Oak Harbor High School track and field hosted Anacortes Wednesday. The Wildcats came in second in the 4x100 relay with 46.77 to the Seahawks 46.26.… Continue reading

  • Apr 16, 2021
Sophomore Anna Myles defense

Coupeville Wolves
Wildcat Sailing Club

Riding a wave of wins

Wildcat sailing team maintains its perfect win record

Wildcat Sailing Club
Oak Harbor High School’s sailing team continued its winning ways Saturday with a victory against the Sehome Mariners. Photo by Shawn O’Connor

Oak Harbor Wildcat sailing team racks up wins against Bellingham, Sehome

The Oak Harbor Wildcats sailing team continued its perfect season this past weekend.

Oak Harbor High School’s sailing team continued its winning ways Saturday with a victory against the Sehome Mariners. Photo by Shawn O’Connor
Coupeville Track - Photo by John Fisken
Coupeville's track and field team kicked off spring sports Thursday, March 4. The Wolves hosted the Northwest 2B/1B League season opener at Mickey Clark Stadium.

Sports back on track for CHS

Coupeville Hight School’s Ja’Kenya Hoskins rounds the track during the season opener Thursday, March 4 at Mickey Clark Field. The Wolves hosted the meet for… Continue reading

  • Mar 5, 2021
Coupeville Track - Photo by John Fisken
Coupeville's track and field team kicked off spring sports Thursday, March 4. The Wolves hosted the Northwest 2B/1B League season opener at Mickey Clark Stadium.
Oak Harbor girls softball team members are allowed to workout together under current COVID-19 restrictions, but are not yet allowed to return to formal practices and competition. School sports may resume this month if Island County and others in the North region can move into Phase 2. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Athletic directors ‘cautiously optimistic’ for return of sports

School sports may be starting this month for Island County athletes if COVID-19 conditions are met.

Oak Harbor girls softball team members are allowed to workout together under current COVID-19 restrictions, but are not yet allowed to return to formal practices and competition. School sports may resume this month if Island County and others in the North region can move into Phase 2. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
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Year in review: Whidbey athletes create highlights despite coronavirus

COVID-19 cut a big chunk out of the 2020 sports schedule, but it didn’t stop local athletes from posting strong efforts during this unusual year.… Continue reading

  • Dec 30, 2020
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Svien casts light on Coupeville’s athletic accomplishments

While mainstream media have little time for little towns, David Svien has directed a spotlight on his adopted home of Coupeville, especially capturing the exploits… Continue reading

  • Dec 26, 2020
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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

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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