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The South Whidbey Youth Soccer Club has suspended activities for a week after a player tested positive Friday for COVID-19.

The affected player was part of the girls U-14 group, and the family identified that the exposure likely came from “outside the soccer fields.”

The SWYSC board of trustees suspended practice Friday, then made the decision to go further with a shut-down.

“We have decided that the safest thing for us to do at this point is to halt the Academy for a week,” SWYSC said in an email sent to parents.

“We cannot be certain that exposure did not extend beyond the GU-14 group, so with a roughly 10-day break before we could be back on the field, families can take steps to make sure they are all safe and healthy.”

SWYSC hopes to extend play through the week of May 10-14, to make up for the missed week.

The board has been in contact with the Island County Health department, and has reviewed all CDC guidelines.

“This is an unfortunate situation, but we appreciate the understanding and support for our actions on Friday,” the email said.

Dr. Jo Moccia, the Superintendent for South Whidbey Schools, also addressed the matter in an email sent to parents in her district.

“The students in the impacted family have not participated in our hybrid program or attended SWSD in-person learning,” she said.

“The soccer club leadership assured us that all players followed protocol at practice and during games, so exposure is unlikely.”

South Whidbey schools require a daily wellness screening for all students and staff members coming on campus, and Moccia called on all to “please continue to practice all safety protocols.”

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Chris Cernick

Become one with the ball.

That’s a goal chased by numerous soccer players, and Coupeville’s Chris Cernick is no different.

As the former Wolf works on his foot-skills, he puts his efforts on TikTok, both to showcase his own growth and help pass on the tricks of the trade to the next generation.

You can see Cernick at work (and play) in two of his latest videos, which are below.

Or pop over to his TikTok page — Chris Cernick (@chriscernick) TikTok | Watch Chris Cernick’s Newest TikTok Videos — for a full immersion.



Tutorial Thursday, A quick little effective combo with actual match skills designed to improve footwork control and speed. Duet me when you learn it🤙

♬ Originalton – Noel



Best touch you will see all night on repeat😍

♬ original sound – Chris Cernick

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Same sport, different look.

The Central Whidbey Soccer Club has opened registration for a spring season, though the ongoing pandemic will give things a slightly different look.

Practices begin April 12, but there won’t be games, at least at first.

The CWSC will operate an “Academy”-style season, with the hope that some “special events may be held on an occasional weekend.”

If that happens, players and parents will be notified well in advance.

Because of the change in format, registration has been reduced to $30 a player, which covers the player fee with the state and a CWSC t-shirt.

Five programs are currently offered — U10 teams for boys and girls, U12 teams for boys and girls, and a U15 coed team.

For more info and to register, pop over to:

Home (centralwhidbeysoccer.com)

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Chris Cernick

Keep it going.

Coupeville High School grad Chris Cernick continues to fine-tune his soccer skills, while also building his following on TikTok.

His latest video, which hit Wednesday, is “probably by far my favorite one to make,” he said.

Take a few moments out of your day and marinate in the movement of the ball, while also getting a look at a variety of Whidbey locales.


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Chris Cernick

Back at it, through rain and sleet and snow.

Coupeville grad Chris Cernick continues to work on fine-tuning his soccer skills, regardless of the weather conditions outside.

His latest chills ‘n thrills, courtesy TikTok:


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