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Falcon baseball team scores, not enough vs. Tigers

April 6th, 2012 at 6:36 am by benwatanabe
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South Whidbey started hitting, and scoring, again Wednesday against Granite Falls. Still, four runs weren’t enough for the Falcon baseball team to overcome the Tigers in a 5-4 loss at Granite Falls High School.  …Read the rest of this post

Falcons crack track and field records

March 23rd, 2012 at 2:51 pm by benwatanabe
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The bar has been set pretty high for Falcon thrower Angelina Berger.

The junior set the school record in the shot put last year, and has already broken her previous mark with a toss of 38 feet, 6 inches. Early in the track and field season, and the junior holds the second-best shot put throw.

Berger also set her personal record in the javelin throw at 124 feet, 9 inches, which puts her as the top-ranked javelin thrower among 2A girls in Washington. She also had the fourth-best discus throw among 2A competitors at 105 feet, 6 inches (her personal record is 109 feet, 9 inches).

The throws came at South Whidbey’s first track and field meet against Lakewood and Granite Falls on Thursday.

Nick French smashed his previous best mark in the javelin with a toss of 175 feet, 1 inch.

Falcon softball stuns Wildcats with mercy-rule victory

March 22nd, 2012 at 12:09 pm by benwatanabe
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South Whidbey’s softball squad picked up where it left off last year – with a win against Archbishop Murphy, a perennial power in the Cascade Conference.  …Read the rest of this post

Falcon tennis sweeps Red Wolves

March 20th, 2012 at 2:34 pm by benwatanabe
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The season has started with barely a blemish for the South Whidbey girls tennis team. …Read the rest of this post

South Whidbey boys golf team schedule released

March 16th, 2012 at 7:13 am by benwatanabe
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South Whidbey’s boys golf team swings into the season against a pair of Wesco schools Tuesday.

Here’s the Falcon 2012 boys golf schedule.

Falcon boys soccer kicks off season

March 15th, 2012 at 12:12 pm by benwatanabe
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The Falcon boys soccer team travels north to Friday Harbor for its first game today.

Here’s the Falcon 2012 boys soccer schedule.

Falcon baseball, softball canceled by rain

March 15th, 2012 at 11:53 am by benwatanabe
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South Whidbey sports are quickly piling up a list of makeup games. The Falcon baseball, softball and tennis teams canceled their contests today.

The Falcon baseball team had to cancel its rescheduled home game against the Cedarcrest Red Wolves today. The makeup is scheduled for tomorrow (Friday, March 16) as a double header at Cedarcrest.

South Whidbey softball had its first cancellation today against Cedarcrest. It would have been the first Cascade Conference game the Falcons had played. The Falcons are rescheduled to host the Red Wolves fastpitch team at 4 p.m. Friday, March 16.

The Falcon girls tennis team’s travels to Friday Harbor were postponed as well. This is the second match that was canceled due to rain or water-covered courts. A makeup date was not yet determined by South Whidbey Athletic Director Scott Mauk. The tennis team is scheduled to travel north to Bellingham on Saturday, March 17.

Falcon softball 2012 schedule released

March 15th, 2012 at 8:02 am by benwatanabe
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South Whidbey’s softball team has its whole Cascade Conference season ahead of it.

Take a look at the 2012 softball schedule.

Falcon girls tennis season starts today

March 15th, 2012 at 7:06 am by benwatanabe
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The 2012 Falcon girls tennis season begins in earnest today against Friday Harbor.

An earlier match that was scheduled against Bellingham was postponed because of the rain until Saturday, March 17.

Take a look at the 2012 girls tennis schedule.

Baseball game against Cedarcrest canceled

March 14th, 2012 at 12:16 pm by benwatanabe
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South Whidbey’s baseball game against Cedarcrest has been canceled.

The game was scheduled for4 p.m. today, but heavy rain overnight and today drenched the field at South Whidbey High School. South Whidbey Athletic Director Scott Mauk said they are hoping to reschedule for Thursday, March 15, and was awaiting word from Cedarcrest officials.

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About benwatanabe

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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