Sorry, cannot display the section at this time.

BENch notes

Highlights, scores and observations of all things sports. Welcome to life on the bench with Ben Watanabe.

Sign-ups set for South Whidbey youth football

April 13th, 2012 at 10:15 am by benwatanabe
  • Comments

Sign-ups for South Whidbey’s young Falcon football players are scheduled for May 17.

The South Whidbey Football Association has three divisions: Pee Wee (6-8), Midget (8-10) and Junior (10-12). Registration will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 17 at the South Whidbey Parks
& Recreation District building on Maxwelton Road.  …Read the rest of this post

Falcon baseball game rescheduled for doubleheader Friday

April 12th, 2012 at 2:23 pm by benwatanabe
  • Comments

South Whidbey traveled a long way for nothing. When the Falcon baseball team arrived at Sultan High School on Wednesday, they changed into their uniforms, ran through drills, heard the game was canceled and loaded back onto the bus.

…Read the rest of this post

Errors cost Falcon softball in loss to Cougars

April 11th, 2012 at 4:15 pm by benwatanabe
  • Comments

Trailing a few runs, the Falcons made untimely fielding errors, which wound up costing them against the Lakewood Cougars on Friday in a 9-3 loss.

The South Whidbey softball team trailed 5-2 by the fifth inning. A couple of walks, two runs on pitches in the dirt and a pair of errors gave Lakewood a 9-2 edge by the sixth.

…Read the rest of this post

South Whidbey softball felled by Cedarcrest

April 6th, 2012 at 3:36 pm by benwatanabe
  • Comments

The South Whidbey softball team lost 7-3 to Cedarcrest on Wednesday. The Falcons dropped the Cascade Conference game with their ace pitcher, junior Alex Kubeska, on the mound.  …Read the rest of this post

Falcon baseball team scores, not enough vs. Tigers

April 6th, 2012 at 6:36 am by benwatanabe
  • Comments

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
  • Comments

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
  • Comments

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
  • Comments

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
  • Comments

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
  • Comments

The Falcon boys soccer team travels north to Friday Harbor for its first game today.

Here’s the Falcon 2012 boys soccer schedule.

Write your own blog

Do you have something to say? Are you passionate about a particular topic and can write regularly and coherently? We'd love to talk with you. Contact us today about blogging on this site.

Blog Search
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.

*About Community Blogs

Community blogs are written by volunteers. They are members of our community but not employees of this site or newspaper. They have applied or were invited to blog here but their words are their own and are not edited by the editor or staff of this site, and have agreed to abide by our Terms of Use. The authors are solely responsible for their content. If you have concerns about something you read on a community blog, please contact the author directly or email us.

Would you like to have your own blog on our site? Contact us today.