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CORRECTION: An earlier version had the location of the match wrong. It will be in Everett because the tournament game has to be played on an artificial turf when one is available within District 1 – the area that encompasses the Northwest Conference in Whatcom and Skagit counties and the Cascade Conference that covers Island, Snohomish and King counties.  

South Whidbey fended off Brewster in the state 1A boys soccer tournament Tuesday afternoon 3-2 to advance to the second round Saturday.

The Falcons will host the Quincy Jacks (as in Jackrabbits) at 3 p.m. May 24 at Goddard Stadium in Everett, next to Mariner High School.

The big game tonight is …

April 11th, 2014 at 4:47 pm by benwatanabe
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South Whidbey is playing a Cascade Conference match that has little bearing on its playoff position but could speak volumes about its place in the hierarchy of the league by hosting Archbishop Murphy tonight at 6 p.m.  …Read the rest of this post

Narrow victory in head-to-head meet with Lakewood | FALCON BOYS GOLF

April 4th, 2014 at 9:21 am by benwatanabe
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A win is a win, so the saying goes in sports.

For Falcon boys golf, that was as in play as much of the golfers strokes in a narrow win over their Cascade Conference opponents from Lakewood, the Cougars. South Whidbey won the meet at its home course, Useless Bay Golf and Country Club, with 244 strokes to Lakewood’s 246 on Thursday.

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Anton Klein leads South Whidbey in first league meet loss | FALCON BOYS GOLF

April 1st, 2014 at 10:25 am by benwatanabe
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Archbishop Murphy’s boys golf team was too much for South Whidbey last week in a Cascade Conference meet at Useless Bay Golf Course.  …Read the rest of this post

Final game against Lakewood rained out, twice | FALCON BASEBALL

March 31st, 2014 at 10:22 am by benwatanabe
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The South Whidbey Falcons will play four games in five days this week – weather permitting.  …Read the rest of this post

Input sought for South Whidbey sports year in review

December 14th, 2013 at 10:46 am by benwatanabe
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Howdy, long time no see, read, or write. …Read the rest of this post

Meet the team: Falcon winter cheer

December 13th, 2013 at 1:35 pm by benwatanabe
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Meet the 2013-14 winter cheer squad.

webbw-winter-cheer-brightThe Falcon cheer squad includes, from left, in the back row, Shaina Nielsen, Miya Springer, Maria Crain, Ingrid Valle and Samantha Baldwin. In the middle row are Kersty Adams, Cara Mathews, Thandeka Brigham and Amanda Lee. Up front are Carmen Warwick and Lisa Walker. Not pictured is Savannah McGraw.


Meet the team: 2013-14 Falcon wrestling

December 12th, 2013 at 12:28 pm by benwatanabe
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Meet the 2013-14 South Whidbey Falcon wrestling program.

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Meet the team: 2013-14 Falcon girls basketball

December 11th, 2013 at 10:22 am by benwatanabe
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Meet the 2013-14 South Whidbey Falcon girls basketball teams.

At the top is the varsity team, below is the junior varsity squad.

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Meet the team: 2013-14 Falcon boys basketball

December 10th, 2013 at 2:13 pm by benwatanabe
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Meet the 2013-14 South Whidbey Falcon boys basketball program.

From top to bottom are the Falcon varsity, junior varsity and C teams.


From left are Nate Hanson, Greg Smith, Nick French, Jordan Parrick, Parker Collins, Brandon Asay, CJ Sutfin, Nick Bennett, Cody Russell, Kale Reichersamer and Ricky Muzzy.



South Whidbey’s junior varsity squad includes, from left, Deven Damerau, Nate McMurdo, Maxfield Friedman, Jared Eckert, Christopher Wilson, Charlie Patterson, Beau Blakey, and Campbell Albertsen.

webbw-boys-basketball-c-teamAbove is the C-team. In the back row, from left, are Justin Gonzalez, Kellen Boyd, Anton Klein, Cameron Asay, Tyler Dow, Thorin Helmersen and Donovan Miller. In the middle row are Tyler Heggenes, Dyllon Williams, Cedar Rossel and Connor Antich. In the front row are Nick Reitz and Matthew Milano.


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Reporter for the South Whidbey Record. Currently I cover Langley, South Whidbey Fire/EMS, the South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District, Clinton and sports. On any given night or any given weekday, I'm likely watching a baseball, basketball or football game on TV while reading Mother Jones, Esquire, The New York Times, The Seattle Times, The Daily Herald or scrolling through Twitter. If I can go sailing, I do. Fishing is a recently discovered hobby, but there are few things as exciting as getting a fish on the line and the battle between urgency and patience to haul it in. I don't much care for pets, but probably want to pet your dog or hold your cat.

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