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Former Falcon Hannah Calderwood powers Pratt to victory

October 10th, 2014 at 9:05 am by benwatanabe
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Just got this news release from Pratt Institute Associate Director of Athletics Ryan McCarthy via email, featuring South Whidbey High School alumna Hannah Calderwood as Pratt Institute’s power middle hitter. Calderwood, who graduated from SWHS in 2012 as one of the Falcon volleyball team’s best hitters, led a recent Division III match with 14 kills.  …Read the rest of this post

Meet the team: 2014 Falcon football

September 14th, 2014 at 3:52 pm by benwatanabe
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Here are your 2014 South Whidbey Falcon football players.

 

Seniors  Back row: Angus Jones, Eric Shirey, Maverick Christensen, Brandon Chapman, Trevor Miller and Sam Mellow.  Middle row: Jeff Bueler, Mo Hamsa, Parker Collins, Pierce Jackson and Tanner Lane.  Front row: Ivan Kraabel, Steven Smith, Zac Kelley and Deven Damerau.

Seniors
Back row: Angus Jones, Eric Shirey, Maverick Christensen, Brandon Chapman, Trevor Miller and Sam Mellow.
Middle row: Jeff Bueler, Mo Hamsa, Parker Collins, Pierce Jackson and Tanner Lane.
Front row: Ivan Kraabel, Steven Smith, Zac Kelley and Deven Damerau.

 

Juniors  Back row: Tanner Lobdell, Josh Hardin, Anthony Eveland, Cody Russell and Thomas Rasmussen.  Front row: Xavier Wilson, Jared Eckert, Charlie Patterson and Chandler Hagglund.

Juniors
Back row: Tanner Lobdell, Josh Hardin, Anthony Eveland, Cody Russell and Thomas Rasmussen.
Front row: Xavier Wilson, Jared Eckert, Charlie Patterson and Chandler Hagglund.

 

Sophomores  Back row: Victor Reeves, Cameron Asay, Chase Barthlett and Connor Antich.  Middle row: Hunter Newman, Tyler Heggenes, Trevor Kleinfelder, Courtney Dunigan and Nash McCarroll.  Front row: Logan Madsen, Dylan Woodward, Logan Boswell and Joel Brinkman.

Sophomores
Back row: Victor Reeves, Cameron Asay, Chase Barthlett and Connor Antich.
Middle row: Hunter Newman, Tyler Heggenes, Trevor Kleinfelder, Courtney Dunigan and Nash McCarroll.
Front row: Logan Madsen, Dylan Woodward, Logan Boswell and Joel Brinkman.

 

Freshmen  Back row: Lake Smith, Ben Gabelein and Jared Hughes.  Middle row: Hunter Ewart, Owen Miller, Greyson Clements and Kade Petty.  Front row: Lucas Watson, Taylor Brown, Cameron Middlebrook and Lewis Pope.  Missing: Romey Rohde and Turner Caton.

Freshmen
Back row: Lake Smith, Ben Gabelein and Jared Hughes.
Middle row: Hunter Ewart, Owen Miller, Greyson Clements and Kade Petty.
Front row: Lucas Watson, Taylor Brown, Cameron Middlebrook and Lewis Pope.
Missing: Romey Rohde and Turner Caton.

 

 

 

 

Meet the team: 2014 South Whidbey Falcon cross country

September 12th, 2014 at 10:25 am by benwatanabe
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Here are the 2014 South Whidbey Falcon cross country runners:

Girls  Back row: Emma Lungren, Elizabeth Donnelly, Anna Leski, Bethany Justus and Clara Martin.  Middle row: Grace Callahan, Iona Rogan and Anna Justus.  Front row: Chloe Stringer and Annika Hustad.  Missing: Mallorie Mitchem.

Girls
Back row: Emma Lungren, Elizabeth Donnelly, Anna Leski, Bethany Justus and Clara Martin.
Middle row: Grace Callahan, Iona Rogan and Anna Justus.
Front row: Chloe Stringer and Annika Hustad.
Missing: Mallorie Mitchem.

Boys  Back row: Will Holbert, Anthony Kobic, Joe Ballestrasse, Cole Zink, Cory Ackerman and Zach Ramsey.  Middle row: Will Simms, Evan Mellish, Anders Bergquist, Collin Burns and Joe Davies.  Front row: Truman Hood, Kohl Hunter and Isaac Greene.

Boys
Back row: Will Holbert, Anthony Kobic, Joe Ballestrasse, Cole Zink, Cory Ackerman and Zach Ramsey.
Middle row: Will Simms, Evan Mellish, Anders Bergquist, Collin Burns and Joe Davies.
Front row: Truman Hood, Kohl Hunter and Isaac Greene.

 

Meet the team: 2014 South Whidbey Falcon girls soccer

September 9th, 2014 at 2:23 pm by benwatanabe
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Here are the 2014 South Whidbey Falcon girls soccer players:

Varsity  Back row: Maria Young, Jamie Algeo, Grace Stringer, Isla Dubendorf, Sanna Bjork, Cassie Neil and Zoe Tapert.  Middle row: Samantha Baldwin, Anne Field, Kiana Murray, Olivia Bolding and Fiona Callahan.  Front row: Leah Rostov, Kendra Warwick, Taylor Hamilton and Celeste Hernandez.

Varsity
Back row: Maria Young, Jamie Algeo, Grace Stringer, Isla Dubendorf, Sanna Bjork, Cassie Neil and Zoe Tapert.
Middle row: Samantha Baldwin, Anne Field, Kiana Murray, Olivia Bolding and Fiona Callahan.
Front row: Leah Rostov, Kendra Warwick, Taylor Hamilton and Celeste Hernandez.

Junior varsity  Back row: Lexi Parrick, Bailey Marsh, Nora Anastasi, Lily Bjork, Mara Bush, Adah Barenburg and Karalee Burgsma.  Middle row: Kari Hustad, Emma Barker, Sarah Rodden, Kyle Demeres, Robynn Maciel and Teigan Dussault.  Front row: Emma Blasko, Kelsey Coutts, Sam Mutschler, McKenna Chapman and Shannon Kinskie.

Junior varsity
Back row: Lexi Parrick, Bailey Marsh, Nora Anastasi, Lily Bjork, Mara Bush, Adah Barenburg and Karalee Burgsma.
Middle row: Kari Hustad, Emma Barker, Sarah Rodden, Kyle Demeres, Robynn Maciel and Teigan Dussault.
Front row: Emma Blasko, Kelsey Coutts, Sam Mutschler, McKenna Chapman and Shannon Kinskie.

 

Meet the team: 2014 South Whidbey Falcon volleyball

September 9th, 2014 at 12:22 pm by benwatanabe
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Here are the 2014 South Whidbey Falcon volleyball players:

Varsity  From left to right, Abby Hodson, Kacie Hanson, Katie Haugen, Sarah Merrow, Katherine Read, Marina Albers, Chloe Huffman, Sara Bryant, Maryn Patterson, Callie Patterson, Morgan Davis, Anne Madsen and Megan Drake.

Varsity
From left to right, Abby Hodson, Kacie Hanson, Katie Haugen, Sarah Merrow, Katherine Read, Marina Albers, Chloe Huffman, Sara Bryant, Maryn Patterson, Callie Patterson, Morgan Davis, Anne Madsen and Megan Drake.

 

JV  Back row: Emily Turpin, Kolby Heggenes, Mackenzee Collins, Leah Morrow and Aria Ludtke.  Middle row: Hailey Simchuk, Sarah Hodson, Aubrey Martin and Lauren Damerau.  Front row: Bayley Forsyth and Mikayla Hezel.

JV
Back row: Emily Turpin, Kolby Heggenes, Mackenzee Collins, Leah Morrow and Aria Ludtke.
Middle row: Hailey Simchuk, Sarah Hodson, Aubrey Martin and Lauren Damerau.
Front row: Bayley Forsyth and Mikayla Hezel.

C-Team  Back row: Kayla Gardner, Bailey Todd, Megan Miller, Courtney Todd and Breann Edwards.  Middle row: Emma Anastasi, Samee Pahre and Kelcie Haugen.  Front row: Sophia Nielsen and Rebekah Morrow.

C-Team
Back row: Kayla Gardner, Bailey Todd, Megan Miller, Courtney Todd and Breann Edwards.
Middle row: Emma Anastasi, Samee Pahre and Kelcie Haugen.
Front row: Sophia Nielsen and Rebekah Morrow.

 

Meet the team: 2014 South Whidbey Falcon boys tennis

September 8th, 2014 at 9:26 am by benwatanabe
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Here are the 2014 South Whidbey Falcon boys tennis players:

Seniors  Back row: Nathan Riley, Charley Stelling, Andy Zisette, John Cary and Beau Blakey.  Front row: Xander Reitz, Jonathon Peterson, Trent Fallon and Campbell Albertsen.

Seniors
Back row: Nathan Riley, Charley Stelling, Andy Zisette, John Cary and Beau Blakey.
Front row: Xander Reitz, Jonathon Peterson, Trent Fallon and Campbell Albertsen.

Juniors  Back row: Lowel Nichols, Reed Calder, Bjorn Elliott, Jake Papritz and Jacob Nelson.  Front row: Elijah Mathew, Jordan Henriot and Michael Hastings.

Juniors
Back row: Lowel Nichols, Reed Calder, Bjorn Elliott, Jake Papritz and Jacob Nelson.
Front row: Elijah Mathew, Jordan Henriot and Michael Hastings.

Back row: Jake DeLany, Nick Simmons, Jeffrey Parker, Sean Drake and Kellen Boyd.  Front row: Austin Sterba, Seth Schille and Eddie Hooke.  Missing: Shawn Rushold and team manager Alex Foode.

Back row: Jake DeLany, Nick Simmons, Jeffrey Parker, Sean Drake and Kellen Boyd.
Front row: Austin Sterba, Seth Schille and Eddie Hooke.
Missing: Shawn Rushold and team manager Alex Foode.

Freshmen  Back row: Ben Borson, Larsen Christiansen, Hank Papritz, Angus Dubendorf and Charlie LeWarne.  Front row: Ryan Wenzek, Ari Rohan, Andrew Baesler.

Freshmen
Back row: Ben Borson, Larsen Christiansen, Hank Papritz, Angus Dubendorf and Charlie LeWarne.
Front row: Ryan Wenzek, Ari Rohan, Andrew Baesler.

 

 

 

Meet the team: 2014 South Whidbey Falcon fall cheer

September 5th, 2014 at 4:29 pm by benwatanabe
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Here are the 2014 South Whidbey Falcon fall cheerleaders:

Cheer Back row: Kaitlin Ellerby-Muse, Caitlin Zarifis and Maddie Barker.  Front row: Ingrid Valle, Carmen Warwick and Thandeka Brigham.

Cheer
Back row: Kaitlin Ellerby-Muse, Caitlin Zarifis and Maddie Barker.
Front row: Ingrid Valle, Carmen Warwick and Thandeka Brigham.

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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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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