Posts Tagged ‘SWHS Falcons’

William Davidson was one of eight Wolves to play Saturday in summer basketball scrimmages. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Left to right: Logan Martin, Hawthorne Wolfe, Nick Guay, Davidson, Xavier Murdy, Cole White, Alex Murdy, Logan Downes. (Brad Sherman photo)

Summer Saturdays are made for hoops.

The South Whidbey High School boys basketball program hosted a series of hardwood scrimmages Saturday, with Coupeville winning two of three games.

The Wolves, who brought an eight-man contingent to Langley, rep the smallest school, but played big on the day.

Coupeville, a 2B program, topped 1A schools Sultan and South Whidbey, while falling to 3A hoops legend Mercer Island.

Each game was a 40-minute affair, with two 20-minute halves.

While the wins were nice, the primary reason for all the teams to be in action was the opportunity for continued improvement, as individual players and teams.

“Great Saturday of hoops,” said Coupeville coach Brad Sherman. “Just a great chance to go compete for the day and play hoops, get better.”

Playing for the Wolves were William Davidson, Nick Guay, Alex Murdy, Hawthorne Wolfe, Xavier Murdy, Logan Martin, Cole White, and Logan Downes.

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Matthew Kelley, who played for Coupeville for many years, lofts a jumper Saturday as Oak Harbor and South Whidbey clash. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

John Fisken was bored, so now I have to be nice to the two high schools not in Coupeville.

While Central Whidbey’s high-flying boys basketball players were blasting Orcas Island Saturday and moving into first-place in the Northwest 2B/1B League, Whidbey’s other hoops squads squared off back at home.

In the end, 3A Oak Harbor came away with the non-conference win in Langley, bouncing 1A South Whidbey 60-41.

With the win, the Wildcats improve to 2-7, while the Falcons slip to 3-4.

Coupeville, in case you weren’t aware, is 6-3, but won’t get a chance to play either of its two next-door neighbors as it’s playing a league-only schedule this year.

The photos above and below are courtesy Fisken, and I never say no to the offer of pics, so here you go.

To see everything heĀ snapped, and perhaps buy some presents for the family, pop over to:


Oak Harbor:

BBB 2021-06-05 at South Whidbey – John’s Photos (johnsphotos.net)


South Whidbey:

BBB 2021-06-05 South Whidbey vs Oak Harbor – John’s Photos (johnsphotos.net)


Jacob Ng comes in hot.

“Knock, knock, I have a delivery. Spoiler, it’s two points for me.”

Luke Rookstool floats in the danger zone.

Kelley goes Dikembe Mutombo on a Falcon.

Elijah Dixon looks for a way out of a sticky situation.

Killer shoes, killer game.

Sterling Patton yanks down a rebound while Kelley admires his work on the glass.

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Hadley Eager slices to the hoop for two, leading off a collection of South Whidbey(!) basketball pics. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

The Falcons on Coupeville Sports?????

It’s true, we’re crossing Island lines for a day, highlighting South Whidbey High School basketball, thanks to the camera work of ever-wanderin’ photo whiz kid John Fisken.

His pics showcase the Falcons as they face off with Eastside Prep in a Saturday doubleheader.

I can tell you the SWHS girls won 50-16, raising their record to 1-2 on the season, while the S-Dub boys fell 76-53 to go to 0-2.

Want more than that? Convince the local newspapers which cover that region to get on their game.

Or, convince your parents to let you transfer to Coupeville — just imagine how much coverage you’d get then.

Just sayin’.

Till then, in the spirit of an olive branch in the eternal battle of the Whidbey version of the Hatfields and the McCoys, some photo glossiness as the weekend fades.

To see everything Fisken shot, and possibly purchase some glossies for the grandparents, pop over to:



GBB 2021-05-22 vs Eastside Prep – John’s Photos (johnsphotos.net)


BBB 2021-05-22 vs Eastside Prep – John’s Photos (johnsphotos.net)


Josh Sterba looks for an opening.

Nikki Murnane eyeballs the defense.

Elijah Dixon gets artful in the paint.

Liz Haines kicks the offense into overdrive.

Sterling Patton eyeballs a free throw.

Madi Knauer rolls to the hoop.

Lucas Taksony goes up strong.

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South Whidbey High School’s senior swimmers are (l to r) Katie Zundel, Ashley Lynch, and Sarah Zundel. (Photos courtesy Kymy Johnson)

They endured.

Six swimmers from South Whidbey High School managed to get a season in during the Age of Coronavirus, going above and beyond what they normally have to do just to compete.

And that’s impressive, since even a normal season requires more than the normal amount of commitment.

Any Falcons who want to swim or dive have to get themselves to the mainland, where they train and travel with Kamiak High School in Mukilteo.

During meets, the South Whidbey competitors compile their own points, however, and don’t add to the total gathered by the Knights.

So, take that initial trip, toss in all the Covid-related restrictions, and give the Falcons an extra vote of approval.

“As far as the six (SWHS simmers) go, amazing dedication to ride the ferry every day,” said Kamiak coach Chris Erickson. “For Ashley (Lynch) and Katie (Zundel), four years!”

Katie’s twin sister, Sarah, joined the team as a sophomore, with the three capping their prep careers this season as seniors.

While the trio, who are Academic All-Americans, compete off-Island, they are still a big part of the local swim scene.

Lynch and the Zundel sisters are life guards at the Useless Bay Golf and Country Club, and teach swim lessons through the South Whidbey Parks and Recreation Department.

L to r are Lynch, Katie Zundel, Sarah Zundel, Kamiak Coach Chris Erickson, Parker Forsyth, Abigail Ireland, and Devon King.

Lynch finished #4 in the 500 free and #5 in the 200 free among Wesco swimmers.

South Whidbey sophomore Parker Forsythe was #5 in the 200 IM and #8 in the 100 fly, with Katie Zundel claiming #10 in the 100 back stroke.

When All-League honors were issued, South Whidbey hit the list three times, earning Honorable Mention status for Lynch in the 500 free and both its 200 Medley and 400 Free relay squads.

While three of the six Falcons graduate, Forsythe, Abigail Ireland, and Devon King are just sophomores.

The swimming co-op between South Whidbey and Kamiak was begun by Ashley Lynch’s older sister, Ally, and Kinsey Eager.

“The norms were set and this group has carried it on,” Erickson said. “When these three seniors graduate, I have no doubt that the three sophomores will continue on the tradition of dedication and commitment.

“For as short as it was, this mini season was fun, memorable, and mostly productive.”

One last bow for the seniors.

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South Whidbey High School grad Charlie Patterson. (Photo property Bellevue University)

Different state, same great success rate.

South Whidbey High School grad Charlie Patterson is chucking a baseball in Nebraska these days, and he’s still got wicked good stuff.

The former Falcon, who began his college hardball career with a two-year run at Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon, now reps Bellevue University.

The Bruins are an NAIA school playing in the North Star Athletic Association, and it was that league which honored Patterson Monday afternoon.

The NSAA tabbed him as its Pitcher of the Week, based on his performance in a 5-0 win over Mayville.

Patterson scattered three hits over seven innings, whiffing five while only allowing a single batter to make it as far as third base on the day.

The Bellevue pitcher is a pristine 4-0 this campaign, with an ERA of 3.22.

Patterson has made seven appearances for the Bruins, six of them starts, while striking out 45 hitters across 36.1 innings.

During his days at SWHS, Patterson was a standout athlete, playing football, basketball, and baseball for the Falcons.

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