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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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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.