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

Meet the team: JV volleyball

September 2nd, 2012 at 4:52 pm by benwatanabe
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Meet the Falcon junior varsity volleyball girls.  …Read the rest of this post

Meet the team: Volleyball C-Team

September 2nd, 2012 at 3:54 pm by benwatanabe
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Meet the 2012 Falcon C-team volleyball players.

Front row: Tera Applegate, freshman.

Middle row: Maryn Patterson, freshman, Shady Moody, sophomore, and Sophia Pisana, freshman.

Back row: Sarah Merrow, sophomore, Meaghan de Wolf, sophomore, Joellyn Leffler, sophomore Hailey Simchuk, freshman, and Aubrey Marbin, freshman.

Meet the team: Varsity volleyball

September 2nd, 2012 at 2:49 pm by benwatanabe
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Meet the Falcon volleyball varsity team for 2012.  …Read the rest of this post

It’s never too early for next season’s rankings

August 29th, 2012 at 9:31 am by benwatanabe
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It’s never too early for sports writers to look ahead to the next season. This caught my eye while looking at Washington’s ranked boys basketball players.

Zach Taylor, a senior guard at Cedarcrest, made the group as a non-ranked player for SB Seattle. He was voted the Cascade Conference MVP last season.

Falcon cross country ranks dip

August 22nd, 2012 at 1:26 pm by benwatanabe
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A bit of an omission, but South Whidbey High School’s boys and girls cross country teams were left out of The Record today.  …Read the rest of this post

Look for Falcon cards

August 17th, 2012 at 10:21 am by benwatanabe
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South Whidbey’s football players are out selling the Falcon cards, The players will sell them through the weekend to help fund the team with gear, uniforms, camps and travel, which increased this season because of a reclassification to a 1A program.

Are you ready for some football?

August 14th, 2012 at 2:48 pm by benwatanabe
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Well, are you?

I am not, but I am excited to get back to Waterman Field, with its pitch and roll that takes visiting teams (and sometimes the home team) by surprise.  …Read the rest of this post

SW Little League 11/12 All-Stars advance

July 11th, 2012 at 12:55 pm by benwatanabe
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The 11- and 12-year-old All-Stars from South Whidbey Little League advanced to the quarterfinal round.

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Dads fight during Georgia Little League game

July 10th, 2012 at 3:32 pm by benwatanabe
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Sure, the stress of watching younglings play baseball can cause tension and anxiety in parents.

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South End 11/12 All-Stars survive against Anacortes

July 9th, 2012 at 10:24 pm by benwatanabe
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The South Whidbey Little League 11- and 12-year-old All-Stars survived a 5-3 game against Anacortes. …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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