Sports

Calorie counter: Strength coach helps fuel athletes

Oak Harbor High School strength and conditioning coach Colby Heefner recognized a problem and did some heavy lifting to help solve it. Heefner created the… Continue reading

Falcon seniors had talent for title run but not opportunity

Winning isn’t everything — but in high school varsity sports, they do keep score and they do keep standings. It is not often that a… Continue reading

NWLL holds annual meeting via Zoom

North Whidbey Little League will hold its annual general meeting and elections at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26. The purpose of the meeting is to… Continue reading

Island Greens sold, likely to close

Although tucked away in the backwoods of Clinton, Island Greens is not a hidden gem. The jewel is well known by local players and served… Continue reading

Life jackets essential for water safety

While more warm days lie ahead on Whidbey Island, a fall into the water can be dangerous and deadly, according to the Deception Pass Sail… Continue reading

Canceled season is not a hurdle Falcons can clear.

Three South Whidbey athletes were denied the opportunity to double down on a rare feat when the high school sports season was canceled last spring.… Continue reading

Harwell misses chance for state track berth but cherishes memories of career

Like the barriers he faces while running the steeplechase in track, recent South Whidbey High School graduate Michael Harwell cleared obstacles in life to become… Continue reading

Fall out: Whidbey’s three high schools postpone sports

All three Whidbey Island high schools are scheduled to compete in a new athletic conference this coming school year. Those debuts, however, are put on… Continue reading

WIAA fine-tunes plan for high school sports

The Washington State Interscholastic Association made several adjustments Tuesday, July 28, to the upcoming high school sports guidelines it first announced July 21. Because of… Continue reading

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