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Despite the loss, Friday Harbor secured the No. 2 seed, at the least, in the upcoming District 1 playoffs, on the strength of earlier victories over Meridian and Nooksack Valley. As the No. 2 seed, the Wolverines would host a game in the opening round of post-season play.
La Conner grabbed an early lead in dealing the Wolverines their first loss in league play, 46-35, Tuesday, in Friday Harbor
Turnovers proved costly as the Wolverines fell behind by double digits at the half and couldn't overcome the deficit after the break in a 61-44 loss at home, Tuesday, to league-leading La Conner.
Wednesday's home match against Darrington has been canceled. The Wolverines and Loggers were slated to hit the mat beginning at 4 p.m. in Hall Gym.
Catch the Wolverines wrestling squad in action at home, Wednesday, as perennial league powerhouse Darrington comes to town. The match gets under way at 4 p.m., and with post-season bids in all weight categories on the line.
Friday Harbor big men Collin Williamson and Otis Cooper-West spark a fourth-quarter rally as the Wolverines put a muzzle on Meridian's upset bid.
The league is open to girls in grades 4-8; previous team experience is not required to participate. Games begin Feb. 5 and continued through March 11. All games are played Sunday afternoons in Turnbull Gym.
Senior Mandy Turnbull, who led all scorers with 18 points, took one dribble and cast up a rainbow-like shot that barely tickled the net as it dropped through the hoop and landed on the court, erasing a near-defeat and turning a buzzer-beater into a pot of gold.
Three games in five days for girls and for boys basketball teams; wrestlers compete in back-to-back matches, beginning Friday with a four-way bout at La Conner.
The Wolverines jumped out to an early lead, tossing in 16 points in the opening period of the non-conference contest and holding the Mountaineers (2-6) to just nine. The tables turned in a hurry, however, as several Wolverine starters, saddled with fouls, rode out the remainder of the half on the bench and Mount Baker took advantage.
“They pressed us the entire game and that gave us a little trouble,” Head Coach Eric Jangard said. “It wasn’t our best performance but we’re fine. We’re moving on. We took it as an opportunity to get better.”
Up by nine at the start of the fourth quarter, the Wolverines saw their lead dwindle as the Pioneers (0-7) caught fire down the stretch, outscoring the visitors 17-11 in the final period. Friday Harbor led 28-19 at the half.
It’s time for 6th through 8th grade boys to shoot hoops. Pick up SWISH basketball forms at the elementary school and middle school offices.
Senior Willy Dunn and junior Tate Brumsickle bested the competition to finish first in their respective weight categories at the Iron Sharpens Iron match Saturday at Bellevue Christian.
With the win, the Wolverines evened their record at 1-1 overall, and are on the road for back-to-back league match ups beginning Saturday, at Orcas, followed by a trip to Darrington on Tuesday.
The Wolverines grabbed a 4-point lead at the end of the opening period of play. But the Lions fought back, refusing to give ground. Friday Harbor still led by only four, 23-19, at the half.
Trailing 23-19 at the half, the Falcons scored the first five points of the third period to erase the deficit and grabbed a 1-point advantage. Friday Harbor reclaimed the lead moments later, at 29-30, as junior Donald Galt swiped a pass in the backcourt and laid it up and in. The contest proved a see-saw battle after that.
The Friday Harbor girls basketball team opened the 2011-2012 season with a 41-35 victory, Saturday, at home over South Whidbey, the team's second consecutive season-opening win against the Falcons. But this time the Falcons put up a fight.
Walt and Tommy Vanwingerden netted a 22.34 pound Chinook on Day 1 of the 2nd annual Resurrection Derby to take an early and what proved to be an insurmountable lead over the course of the two-day fishing tournament in Friday Harbor.
On the heels of its fourth consecutive league title, though La Conner grabbed a share, the 2011 Friday Harbor girls soccer team claimed a stockpile of post-season awards.
With a veteran backcourt of three seniors at the helm, the girls team will be seeking a second straight season-opening win over the Division 2A Falcons. The Wolverines tallied a 67-28 victory over South Whidbey in their season opener a year ago. The two teams tip off at 4:30 p.m. in Turnbull Gym. In the nightcap, the boys team will be looking to avenge last year's season opening loss in their non-conference clash against the Falcons. Tip off is 6 p.m.
The annual Round the County sailing race began Nov. 12 at Lydia Shoal, in Rosario Strait, just east of Obstruction Pass, and participants headed north past Orcas Island, around Clark, Matia, Sucia, and Patos Islands, then continued down Boundary Pass past the Turn Point Light House.
Former FH gridiron standout led Pioneers kickoff team in tackles
The 2nd annual Resurrection Derby begins Dec. 2 at the Port of Friday Harbor. And tickets are going fast, according to event organizer Kevin Klein.
The Wolverines evened the score at 1-1 after the break, as senior Jenny MacDonald fired a rocket that caught the back of the net at about the 10-minute mark. But this time, the Braves would not be denied.
On the heels of a 3-0 loss at Orcas, Oct. 18, the Wolverines bounced back two days later and dealt Cedar Park Christian a decisive 3-1 defeat, at home.
The Wolverines will square off against top-seeded Kings, Friday, in the opening round of the District 1 playoffs.
Paired together as Friday Harbor’s No. 1 doubles team, seniors Hayden Place and Parker Satin scorched the competition to clinch the league’s No. 1 doubles title with a pair of straight set victories, Saturday, on the Wolverines home court.
Friday Harbor senior Robyn Roberts delivers the game-winner as the Wolverines clinch their second overtime win of the season, a 3-2 win at home, Saturday, over Nooksack Valley.
Competing this season without a single senior on the team, the Wolverines will match up against the Loggers without one of its more experienced players, sophomore Kendra Meeker, in the lineup.
With a decisive 40-20 victory at home over Lynden Christian in the bag, the Wolverines will have momentum on their side when they match up against Meridian Friday on the road; kick off is 6 p.m.
With two games in the bag and just one more to go, a scrappy but inexperienced Friday Harbor volleyball team failed to land the knockout punch.
Speedy sophomore Emily Guard put Friday Harbor on the board at the 13:13 mark of the opening period, beating the Vikings defensive unit on a foot race from midfield and banging in a breakaway goal. And the Wolverines were just getting started.
The Pioneers scored early and often in dealing the Wolverines a 47-14 defeat, Friday, on the road at Nooksack Valley.
The Wolverines caught a highly touted and undefeated Lynden Christian team, at 3-0, flat-footed, raced ahead to snatch the first of the-best-of-five match at 25-22, and were running neck and neck down the home stretch with the towering and highly touted Lyncs in Game No. 2.
Friday Harbor will host evening match ups against the Vikings of Orcas in soccer and in volleyball Tuesday, Sept. 27, thanks to the pending change to the fall ferry schedule, which goes into effect Sept. 25.
The Wolverines gained traction in the third game, however, battling the Wolves to a 14-14 tie before losing momentum down the stretch.
Four games into the season and still scoreless, the Wolverines will be looking to end the drought in their Northwest 1A/2B League opener, Thursday, at Concrete.
One could argue that size and strength are not his greatest assets. But there’s no question that Friday Harbor senior Parker Satin has the never-say-die thing down to a tee.
With just five ticks off the game clock, the Wolverines trailed 6-0 after Meridian's Junior Castro took the opening kick off 75 yards into the end zone. The Trojans were just getting warmed up.