Sports

Canceled season is not a hurdle Falcons can clear.

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

Canceled season is not a hurdle Falcons can clear.
Harwell misses chance for state track berth but cherishes memories of career

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

Harwell misses chance for state track berth but cherishes memories of career
Fall out: Whidbey’s three high schools postpone sports

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

Fall out: Whidbey’s three high schools postpone sports

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

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

Veteran athlete, newcomer share triathlon experience
Renninger revels in the success of her high school teammates

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

Renninger revels in the success of her high school teammates
Oak Harbor, South Whidbey compete in COVID Classic / Youth baseball

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

Oak Harbor, South Whidbey compete in COVID Classic / Youth baseball
Coupeville plays shortened summer season / Youth baseball

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

Coupeville plays shortened summer season / Youth baseball
Among many changes, WIAA moves football to spring

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

Among many changes, WIAA moves football to spring

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

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

Marshall stars in softball, classroom and life

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

Coronavirus changes landscape of high school sports

Coronavirus changes landscape of high school sports

Like so many things in today’s virus-ravaged world, the fate of Washington state high school fall sports is in limbo. Many questions remain and some… Continue reading

Coronavirus changes landscape of high school sports
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
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