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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.

South Whidbey track and field schedule released

March 14th, 2012 at 12:08 pm by benwatanabe
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Here’s the 2012 track and field schedule. The Falcon athletes begin competitions Thursday at Oak Harbor High School for a jamboree.

Falcon girls golf starts season today

March 14th, 2012 at 10:10 am by benwatanabe
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The South Whidbey girls golf team begins its season today against its Cascade Conference rivals.

Here’s the 2012 girls golf schedule.

Falcon baseball roster available

March 13th, 2012 at 10:16 am by benwatanabe
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For the fans of South Whidbey’s boys of summer (really spring), here is the 2012 Baseball Varsity Roster 2012 …Read the rest of this post

Falcon baseball schedule released

March 13th, 2012 at 8:15 am by benwatanabe
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Here’s the 2012 Falcon baseball schedule and another apology from the BENch notes writer.

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Familiar foe wins 2A boys basketball title

March 6th, 2012 at 7:15 am by benwatanabe
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Remember that Lynden team that wrecked South Whidbey back in December?  …Read the rest of this post

Cedarcrest loses regional boys basketball game

March 1st, 2012 at 8:00 am by benwatanabe
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The Cedarcrest boys basketball team lost its regional game to Kingston last week. …Read the rest of this post

No Cascade Conference teams qualify for girls basketball state tournament

March 1st, 2012 at 7:47 am by benwatanabe
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Not one girls basketball team from the Cascade Conference – which South Whidbey is part of – advanced to the 2A state girls basketball tournament in at the Yakima Valley SunDome this week.

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Helmet safety rules may affect summer football practices

February 28th, 2012 at 2:37 pm by benwatanabe
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Interesting read from Aaron Swaney at the Daily Herald. The athletic director from the Everett School District wants the WIAA to adopt new rules about how often football players can wear helmets and full pads during practices in summer.

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District 1 finishes with nine top-three wrestlers at state Mat Classic

February 24th, 2012 at 4:32 pm by benwatanabe
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Nine wrestlers from District 1 (Cascade and Northwest conferences) placed in the top three at the 2A Mat Classic wrestling state tournament last weekend.  …Read the rest of this post

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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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