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Washington Interscholastic Activities Association released its 2015 baseball and boys soccer state tournament brackets today.
South Whidbey, part of Northwest District 1 as a Cascade Conference member, will play for one of three berths to the state tournament.
In 2014, South Whidbey baseball was eliminated in the second round of the 1A tournament by Woodland, 1-0.
The Falcon boys soccer team lost 3-2 in the second round to eventual state champion Quincy in overtime.
Both teams hope to return this season.
South Whidbey boys basketball head coach Michael Washington and the Falcons will gear up for a long climb to stay alive in the postseason with a home game against the Mount Baker Mountaineers at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12.
The Falcons will host the 1A District 1 tournament game, their first this season after losing handily to the Meridian Trojans on Monday. Mount Baker, the Northwest Conference’s third seed in the 1A playoffs, defeated Sultan 57-49 on Monday before being trounced by Lynden Christian 76-38 on Tuesday.
To advance to the bi-district tournament next week, South Whidbey must win the loser-out game.
In a loaded Northwest Conference, which has teams from 3A to 1A, Mount Baker struggled this season to a 2-10 league record. The Mountaineers fared better overall with a 7-16 record, which includes the win over Sultan.
Sultan swept South Whidbey this season with 50-47 and 67-50 wins.
South Whidbey’s basketball teams will still host Cedar Park Christian tonight, despite having school canceled because of power outages Thursday night and this morning.
The schools were without power until around 8 a.m. Friday, leading the district to cancel classes.
South Whidbey’s girls team hits Erickson Gym first at 5 p.m., followed by the boys team after the conclusion of that contest, around 6:45 p.m. Both Falcon squads are reeling from tight losses to the Sultan Turks on Wednesday.
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
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