Highlights, scores and observations of all things sports. Welcome to life on the bench with Ben Watanabe.
Remember that weekly segment I proposed back in December? Yeah, me neither apparently. After dropping the ball for months, here’s a quote that didn’t make the cut in the game story of the softball match between South Whidbey and Archbishop Murphy. …Read the rest of this post
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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