Recreational league starts Saturday / Youth basketball

Oak Harbor’s youth basketball recreational league for pre-K through sixth-graders begins Saturday, Jan. 11, at Oak Harbor High School.

In other youth basketball news, last weekend the Oak Harbor fifth-, sixth- and seventh-grade girls competitive teams wrapped up their season at the SWISH League end-of-the-season tournament, while the sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade boys teams began theirs.

All the youth teams are part of the Whidbey Island Basketball Club program.

Recreational League

Pre-K and kindergarten will meet at Oak Harbor High School from noon to 1 p.m.; grades one and two follow from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m.; and third- through sixth-graders run from 2 p.m. until 3.

You can register for the recreational league at the club’s website,

Participants will be placed on a team Saturday, and the season runs through March 14.

Competitive Teams

The fifth- through seventh-grade girls competitive teams all finished the season with a 3-6 record. The eighth-grade team went 7-2.

In the league tournament, the sixth-grade girls lost to Ferndale 40-14 and La Conner 38-14 and then beat Lakewood 9-4.

Oak Harbor lost to Lakewood in three previous meetings, losing by 20 the first game and trimming the margin each contest.

In the low-scoring fourth game, Oak Harbor went up 9-0 at halftime and then hung on while going scoreless itself the second half.

Leading scorers for Oak Harbor were Reese Wasinger and Ava Shoosmith.

The seventh-grade girls, led by Suki Waldron and Addy Boyer, beat Sultan 36-24 and Mount Baker 36-19 and lost to Lynden 35-25.

The eighth-grade boys opened the season with three wins, thumping Mount Vernon 54-6, edging Burlington Blue 38-36 and beating Burlington White 37-24. Troy Washington and Jackson Wesley led Oak Harbor attack.

No other results were submitted.