Sports

Friday Harbor strikes early in win over South Whidbey | Boys basketball

Leading 16-12 at the end of the first period, Friday Harbor weathered a barrage of three-pointers by Falcons senior Brandon Asay, three in the first half and a total of six in the game, widened the advantage late in the second period to take a 30-22 lead at the half.

  • Dec 9th, 2013

Turnovers prove costly; Friday Harbor falls in season opener, 66-41 | Boys basketball

The Wolverines scored the first two and the last two points of the game. But in between, Burlington-Edison scored a whole bunch of buckets of their own...

  • Dec 5th, 2013

Friday Harbor winter high school sports season heats up, starting Tuesday

The Friday Harbor boys basketball team will be first out of the gate, hosting Division 2A Burlington-Edison, Tuesday, in their 2013-14 season opener; tip off is 6 p.m. in Turnbull Gym

  • Dec 3rd, 2013

Wolverines defeat Vashon in season finale, 54-17 | Football

Friday Harbor put up big numbers on the scoreboard in their final game of the season, dealing the visiting Pirates of Vashon Island a 54-17 defeat.

  • Nov 8th, 2013

FH volleyball team splits first two playoff matches; soccer ousted in opening round loss | Prep Sports

High school sports post-season update: Wolverines advance into the second round of the district 1A volleyball playoff consolation bracket with a victory over Meridian. Girls soccer team falls 7-1 to Kings High School in elimination game.

  • Oct 31st, 2013

Earlier start for Friday Harbor home football game

Kick off time for the Halloween clash between the Wolverines and Lynden Christian will be 6:45 p.m... that's 15 minutes earlier than previously planned.

  • Oct 31st, 2013

Young Wolverines prep for post-season | Girls Volleyball

Friday Harbor swept league opponent Shoreline Christian at home Oct. 24 to remain in the hunt with Darrington for sole possession of second place in the final league standings.

  • Oct 29th, 2013

Wolverines prevail over La Conner in shootout | Girls soccer

With the top spot the league standings at stake and the Braves looking to avenge an earlier loss to the Wolverines on their home field, Friday Harbor Coach Paul Hopkins expected Tuesday's battle to be intense. It didn't disappoint.

Make that three in a row; Wolverines sweep Blaine | Volleyball

With perennial 2B state title contender La Conner (11-0) and Lynden Christian (9-1) waiting in the wings, Friday Harbor (9-1) began its toughest four-game stretch of the year Tuesday, Oct. 22, in a showdown at home against La Conner, and with first-place in the Northwest 1A/2B League standing up for grabs

  • Oct 22nd, 2013

Wolverines host La Conner in league title bout, Tuesday | Girls soccer

A week ago, the Wolverines (5-0 league, 7-5 overall) shattered a scoreless tie at the half to upset the La Conner, the defending league champ, in a 3-1 victory on the Braves home field. Expect La Conner to be looking to even the score.

  • Oct 22nd, 2013

Wolverines dominate Orcas in 8-0 win | Girls soccer

The Wolverines may have had difficulty finding the back of the net in their last two matches, but not so against Orcas.

  • Oct 10th, 2013

Wolverines prevail in see-saw battle against Orcas | Volleyball

With the best-of-five match tied at two games apiece, Friday Harbor grabbed a 12-5 advantage midway through the final game and then tallied three of the next seven points to claim a 15-9 win in the finale, and the match by a final score of 3-2.

  • Oct 10th, 2013

Prep sports roundup: Volleyball team extends win streak; football, soccer squad fall short in tangle with Trojans

The Friday Harbor volleyball team collected its second win of the season over a Division 1A rival and remains unbeaten, at 5-0, with a three-game sweep at home, Oct. 3, over Meridian.

  • Oct 8th, 2013

At 3-0, young Wolverines off to scintillating start | Volleyball

With back-to-back victories at home, highlighted by an improbable comeback over Mount Baker, the Friday Harbor volleyball team remains undefeated, but with tougher tests dead ahead.

  • Sep 29th, 2013

Wolverines weather 2nd half storm in 30-28 win | Football

Friday Harbor jumped out to 22-0 lead at the half, and would need every bit and another touchdown, too, to fend off a second-half rally by La Conner and to post their third consecutive win, a dangerously close 30-28 victory, Friday, at home.

Keepers of the Cup: Wolverines prevail in second straight Island Cup shutout; 69-0 | Football

Senior tailback Nate Steenkolk bulled through the Vikings defensive line and rambled 50-plus yard for touchdown on Friday Harbor's first play from scrimmage, and the rout was on.

  • Sep 22nd, 2013

Wolverines strike a blow in season opener; sweep Orcas | Volleyball

The Wolverines jumped out to an early lead, claiming each of the first two games by a score of 25-17 in the Sept. 12 non-league contest. But the Vikings dug in for a fight in the third.

  • Sep 17th, 2013

Big plays add up to big win for Wolverines | Football

Peter Holt scooped up a loose ball and raced 80 yards on a blocked field-goal attempt by Nathan Steenkolk, giving the Wolverines an early lead. The Lyncs bounced back with a big play of their own, a 67-yard touchdown pass, and with a 2-point conversion grabbed an 8-7 advantage. The big plays were just beginning.

  • Sep 16th, 2013

Fall Season Preview: Fellowship of ‘5’ battle against the odds | Boys Tennis

The Wolverines are slated to open the season at home, Sept. 13, against Coupeville.

Who’s in the ‘Hall’? Thirteen chosen for Friday Harbor football ‘Hall of Fame’

Thirteen former Friday Harbor football stars were inducted into the school's newly created football "Hall of Fame"; click here for a list of the 2013 inductees.

  • Sep 11th, 2013

2013 Fall Sports Preview Cover

Pick up a copy of the Sept. 11 edition of the Journal, and look online, for previews, schedules and team photos of the Friday Harbor's four fall sports teams.

  • Sep 11th, 2013

Fall Season Preview: Turnover at top, expectations on high | Football

It’s that type of passion for the game and for competition itself that Ledford expects every player to bring to the field, and to bring on each and every down.

Fall Season Preview: Six skilled seniors lead the charge | Girls soccer

Their experience gives the girls confidence, and I have confidence in this team.

Friday Harbor tripped up in season opener; 20-19 | Football

Friday Harbor grabbed an early 12-0 lead as Nate Steenkolk rushed for two touchdowns in the Wolverines first two possessions of the game. But they failed to convert on each of the extra-point attempts, which would come back to haunt them in the late stages of season opener.

  • Sep 8th, 2013

Friday Harbor to celebrate 40 years of football

The 2013 season will usher in the 40th anniversary of the Friday Harbor High School football program, and plans are well under way for a grand celebration in conjunction with the Wolverines Sept. 6 home opener. Read below to find out what's in store.

Meeker to compete at WJGA state tournament

Friday Harbor's Kendra Meeker clinched a berth in the Washington Juniors Golf Association state tournament by finishing second, one stroke off the lead, last week at the WJGA District 1 Championship, at Peninsula Golf Course, in Port Angeles.

  • Jul 29th, 2013

Bates takes second place in WGC Men’s Invitational

San Juan Island's Ron Bates outpaced all but one competitor in the "championship flight" to finish as runner-up in the Whidbey Golf Club's Men's Invite. Story below, by Jim Waller, sports editor of the Whidbey News Times, a sister paper of the Journal.

  • May 28th, 2013

Meeker makes it three in a row

Kendra Meeker shot her best round of golf so far this year to clinch a third consecutive trip to the state 1A women’s golf championship.

  • May 21st, 2013

Rousar takes 2nd place at league championship | Golf

After shooting 48 on the front nine, Rousar clinched the Northwest league runner-up position by shaving six strokes off that total on the back nine, for a 42, and finishing with a 90 over 18 holes, three strokes behind Cedar Park Christian's Ben Reidy, who captured the league crown with an 87.

  • May 8th, 2013

Wolverines clinch Tri-District berth in back-to-back playoff wins | Baseball

Senior Austin Lambright struck out 16 would-be hitters and held the Pioneers scoreless over the final six innings of a "win-or-go-home" playoff contest to keep the Wolverines within striking distance. So, with two runners on, the table was set for heroics when sophomore Gabe Lawson dug into the batters box with one out in the bottom of the seventh.

  • May 7th, 2013

Friday Harbor’s Meeker claims second-straight league championship | Golf

A two-time state tournament qualifier, Kendra Meeker, a junior, shot 46 on the front nine and 47 on the back nine to claim a second consecutive first-place finish in the Northwest 1A/2B/1B League Championship, tallying a solid 90 over 18 holes.

  • May 7th, 2013

Lawson propels Wolverines playoff win with 2-run homer | Baseball

Friday Harbor (16-3) scored six unanswered runs in the final three innings to advance into the winners bracket of Northwest District 1A playoffs with a 8-2 victory at home, May 1, over Blaine at Hartman Field.

  • May 2nd, 2013

Wolverines face Blaine at home, May 1, in post-season opener | Baseball

The Wolverines, winners of their last seven games, including a Northwest 1A/2B League title-clinching 20-0 shutout over Orcas at home April 29, enter the District 1A playoffs as the No. 1 seed of eight teams competing for four slots in the Tri-District tournament.

  • May 1st, 2013

Wolverines making waves on the mound | Boys baseball

Guard throws ‘perfect’ game; three Wolverines combine on no-hitter.

Wolverines loneliest number? one | Boys soccer

At the end of regulation, with the score tied 2-2, a defensive lapse by the Wolverines allowed the Pioneers’ Alejandro Hurado a clear shot at the goal from point-blank range with three minutes gone in the extra period. He drilled it...

  • Apr 2nd, 2013

Wolverines fall to hot-hitting Pioneers; 10-3 | Softball

The Pioneers had few answers for leadoff hitter Emily Guard, but they kept the rest of the Wolverines scoreless to seal the victory.

  • Mar 26th, 2013

Bounty of Basketball awards | Basketball

Galt, Woods earn first-team all league awards; Turnbull named league ‘Coach of the Year’

Wolverines get all ‘heavy metal’ in season-opening win | Girls softball

With the score knotted at one run apiece in the third inning, the Wolverines shattered the tie and took control of the contest by scoring six runs.

  • Mar 20th, 2013

Guard homers twice in Wolverines season-opening win | Baseball

Overlake narrowed the deficit in the fifth, scoring six runs on just three base hits before Cooper-West took the mound and slammed the door shut. The lanky left-hander junior allowed only one base hit over the final three innings and held the Owls scoreless to seal the victory.

  • Mar 12th, 2013

FH boys ousted by Blaine; 59-45 | Boys Basketball

Friday Harbor finished the 2012-13 season undefeated in league play, at 7-0, clinched its first league championship in four years

  • Feb 13th, 2013