Murphy hands Oak Harbor its 1st loss / Girls basketball

The short-handed Oak Harbor High School girls basketball team suffered it first loss of the season Monday, Dec. 16, falling 39-21 to Archbishop Murphy in the conference opener in Everett.

Starter Anna Jones missed the game because of illness, and starters Payton Parks (foul trouble) and Mikhaela Cortez (injury) missed large chunks.

The Wildcats could not get their offense going, failing to hit a field goal in both the first and fourth quarters. Oak Harbor’s previous scoring low for the season was 44 points.

Archbishop Murphy (3-2) led at the quarters 12-3, 24-13 and 32-18.

“It was close most of the way until Mikhaela got knocked out,” Oak Harbor coach Jon Atkins said. “I was proud of how we played defense and played with a real toughness throughout.”

Cortez led the Wildcats with 9 points. Grace Waite had 5, Olivia Waite 3, Jasmine Ford 2 and Parks 2.

Chloe Jurdana scored 12 points to lead Murphy.

Oak Harbor (0-1, 5-1) hosts Shorewood (0-0, 2-1) at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20.

More in Sports

Photo by John Fisken
Coupeville junior Alita Blouin passes the ball at a game against South Whidbey High School on Monday, Oct. 27. Blouin had a team-high nine digs during the match, which South Whidbey won 3-0 with scores of 25-21, 25-8 and 25-18.
Pass it on

Alita Blouin had a team-high nine digs during Coupeville’s match against South Whidbey.

See caption
Hoofing it

Deer take the field during Coupeville football game

Melany Alanis, senior
Wildcats set 11 school records for weightlifting after summer training

After a summer of hard work, seven female athletes broke 11 school records by lifting heavy.

Photo by John Fisken
Oak Harbor Wildcats go after the ball during the homecoming football game against the Stanwood Spartans Sept. 17. The Wildcats lost 34-14.
Homecoming in Oak Harbor

Oak Harbor High School homecoming football game Sept. 17 had plenty of exciting moments.

Photo by John Fisken
Coupeville volleyball won against Mount Vernon Christian 3-0 on Sept. 14. Schools are hoping more people sign up to become referees because almost all sports are facing a shortage of officials.
School sports need more refs to step up to the plate

High school sports are back in full swing, but a lack of qualified referees could spell trouble.

#9 is Will Rankin, senior.
Fall sports return, with some changes

Traditional fall school sports are already underway after two nontraditional school years.

OH Cheer Team
Wildcat cheer team claims first place

Oak Harbor High School’s Cheer Competition Team captured first place at the… Continue reading

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.

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… Continue reading

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.

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… Continue reading

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.