Sports

Fast start, two wins for Wolverines tennis team | Tennis

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.

Wolverines fall behind fast, trampled by Trojans; 50-27 | Football

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.

  • Sep 18th, 2011

Big weekend in store for Friday Harbor prep sports teams

On Saturday, the Friday Harbor boys tennis team, with two early season wins in tow, will square off against Coupeville for the second time this season. The match begins at 11 a.m. at the high school tennis courts.

  • Sep 16th, 2011

Wolverines settle for scoreless tie at Evergreen Lutheran | Soccer

The Wolverines fired a total of 44 shots on goal over the course of the game but for the third consecutive outing were unable to find the back of the net.

  • Sep 15th, 2011

Vikings rally for win, Wolverines fall, 20-15, in Island Cup nail-biter

On fourth-and-eight and with just over two minutes left to play, the Wolverines, trailing by four, went for broke. And they nailed it. But the Vikings would not be denied.

  • Sep 12th, 2011

Friday Harbor holds Eagles scoreless in season opener | Girls soccer

Friday Harbor goalkeeper Rhiana Franklin picked up right where she left off in 2010, smothering a handful of early offensive threats by the Eagles to help the Wolverines tally their first shutout of the season.

  • Sep 7th, 2011

Wolverines down La Conner in season-opener; 20-14

Friday Harbor never trailed, but the Braves kept the hometown crowd on edge by turning a fumble recovery and a deep pass into a pair of TDs near the end of the final period of play.

Annual Shaw Island yacht race stymied by ‘Classic’ conditions | Around the Waterfront

Only 22 of the Classic’s 55 entries finished this year’s race as light winds and unpredictable currents joined forces with a chaotic start in dashing the hopes of the other 33.

Friday Harbor’s U10 All Stars claim Mid Summer Classic crown | Little league

Friday Harbor's U10 All Stars made an even bigger impression. Guided by coaches Joel Arnold and Phil Mayer, the U10 team delivered a championship performance as they dispatched four consecutive opponents to earn the younger division's Classic crown.

  • Jul 13th, 2011

End of an era: Kevin Carlton steps aside after 13 years at the helm | Prep softball

After 13 years at the helm of one of the school’s most successful athletic programs, Carlton announced last week to his players and school officials that he would be stepping down as head coach.

Sign up for fall soccer season by July 15, save $10-$25 | Youth Soccer

Sign up by July 15 to $10 —$25 off registration fees for the upcoming fall youth soccer season, sponsored by San Juan Island Soccer. Visit www.islandsoccer.org for more information about the fall season, teams, age categories and registration fees.

  • Jun 21st, 2011

Wolverines decorated by bounty of post-season awards | Prep Sports

Leading the pack, if you will, is Friday Harbor’s Elle Guard, selected as Player of the Year in the Northwest 1A/2B League’s 2011 fast-pitch softball season. Guard, the Wolverines lead-off hitter and starter at third base, proved to be a major catalyst in Friday Harbor’s late-season surge and improbable post-season run.

  • Jun 14th, 2011

Engel finishes first; Ochs bests women’s field in Sunday’s SJ Island marathon

On the hottest day of the year, so far, Engel and 240 other runners, and walkers, tested their determination against the heat and the hills of San Juan Island's 7th annual long-distance road run, which features a full 26.2-mile marathon, a 13.1-mile half marathon, and which included a a companion 10K run for the first time this year.

  • Jun 8th, 2011

Sunshine and temps in 70’s; forecast couldn’t be better for S.J. Celebrity Golf Classic, June 3 and 4

Topping this year's field of celebrities will be former Husky three-point specialist Ryan Appleby, hydroplane racer Kayleigh Perkins Mallory, her hydroplane racing brother, Brian Perkins, Seattle Seahawks defensive end Craig Terril, legendary Husky quarterback Sonny Sixkiller, drummer Allan White of the rock band Yes; sportswriters Percy Allen and Jim Moore, San Juan Island's own Lisa Morretti, a former professional wrestler, a trio of Seahawks Seagals, and a host of DJ's and radio personalities.

  • Jun 1st, 2011

Register by June 15, save $20 off Nielsen—Barr Memorial Fishing Classic ticket price

Register for the 2011 Einar Nielsen/Becky Barr Memorial Fishing Classic by June 15 and save $20 off the price of an adult ticket.

  • Jun 2nd, 2011

Wolverines prevail in opening round, finish among ‘Elite 8’ at State | Softball

Perhaps even more impressive, they also clinched their first-ever berth at the state 1A fast-pitch softball tournament, and then notched a victory over a battle-tested Hoquiam squad Friday in the opener to advance into a showdown against Onalaska in the quarterfinal round.

  • May 29th, 2011

Friday Harbor wins Tri-District crown, clinches first-ever berth at State | Softball

The Wolverines unleashed a perfect storm both at the plate and in the field to outmuscle three consecutive opponents at the Tri-District playoffs, Saturday, in Mount Vernon. At the plate, they ripped base hit after base hit over 21 innings of play and outscored three consecutive opponents by a combined total of 40-4 en route to claiming their first-ever Tri-District crown.

  • May 24th, 2011

Wolverines look to get back on track at State; face Montesano, Saturday, in opener | Baseball

With a berth at State in the bag, the Friday Harbor baseball…

  • May 18th, 2011

F.H. claims pivotal win with 2-out rally in final at-bat | Softball

By Scott RasmussenDown by four runs. Just one out left in the…

  • May 17th, 2011

Wolverines clinch berth at State with 14-4 playoff win over Bellevue Christian | Baseball

The Friday Harbor baseball team punched its ticket into the state 1A…

  • May 13th, 2011

Friday Harbor Wolverines perform the ‘National Anthem’ and win the game

The Friday Harbor Wolverines faced the Braves on Tuesday, May 10 at…

  • May 12th, 2011

State berth up for grabs as Wolverines host Bellevue Christian, Thursday, 5 p.m. | Baseball

The Wolverines will square off against Bellevue Christian Thursday at Hartman Field…

  • May 12th, 2011

Three test their mettle at Utah ‘Ironman’

The heat took its toll as three islanders joined about 1,600 athletes…

  • May 10th, 2011

Wolverines face Orcas today in pivotal league double header | Softball

The Friday Harbor softball team is lighting up the scoreboard and racking…

  • May 5th, 2011

Friday Harbor’s Gurushinge closes in on school triple-jump record | Track & Field

Now with something to shoot for, Friday Harbor senior Dasuni Gurushinge is…

  • Apr 12th, 2011

Wolverines come from behind to notch 16-15 win over Orcas

With two outs and down by a run, senior Margaret Nash drove home fellow senior Hannah Starr with the game winning run as Friday Harbor put the finishing touch on a 16-15 come-from-behind victory Friday at home over Orcas.

  • Apr 12th, 2011

It takes a village to launch a ‘Cup’; Orcas sails to victory | Around the Waterfront

Our editor put a shot across my bow saying that there would…

Nash belts 2-run HR to cap Wolverines’ come-from-behind 8-5 win | Baseball

That age-old phrase of "saving the best for last" would be a…

Wolverines down Granite Falls, 4-1; Taylor delivers game-winner

Senior Roy Taylor smacked a two-run single to put Friday Harbor out…

  • Mar 23rd, 2011

Marty Chevalier lands 19-pounder, claims lead of Frank Wilson fishing derby

Move over Mr. Whalen, it's Marty's turn at the top. Friday Harbor's Marty…

  • Mar 22nd, 2011

Bune, Cuomo finish first as Wolverines top Orcas | Golf

Friday Harbor's Quinn Bune bested blustery conditions and a field of seven…

  • Mar 22nd, 2011

Wolverines bring home quartet of all-league awards | F.H. Basketball

Friday Harbor’s Maggie Andersen earned all-league top honors for the second straight…

  • Mar 16th, 2011

Around the Waterfront: Simanis, ‘Little Blue’ claim 2011 Shaw Island title | Guest Column

Ho! We had the wind this year. Came in bunches, but we…

Friday Harbor heavyweight Willy Dunn clinches berth at state Mat Classic | Wrestling

— Editor's note: This story has been corrected from its original version…

Friday Harbor ambushed in season-ending 56-36 defeat | Girls Basketball

The season came to a screeching halt as the Friday Harbor girls…

Stanwood’s Derek Floyd lands catch of the day — make that derby | Sports

Floyd hooked the prize-winning fish, a 28.10 pound Chinook, on Saturday, Feb. 5, Day 2 of the two-day tournament. He netted $10,000 by hooking the biggest fish and edged out Bellingham's Richard Sakuma, who earned $5,000 with a 22.04 pounder, good enough for second place.

  • Feb 8th, 2011

Wolverines battle No. 10 ranked Kings in Wednesday’s post-season opener | Girls Basketball

Head Coach Eric Jangard and crew, with a four-game win streak in tow, will be charting unfamiliar territory in their clash at Kings. It’s the first time they’ll square off against the Knights in Jangard’s five-year tenure at the helm. Tip off is 4:30 p.m.

Pins aplenty as Wolverines gear up for post-season against Nooksack and La Conner | Wrestling

By Scott Rasmussen The Wolverines will have a few more wins — and a few more as pins — when they hit the playoff mat this weekend for post-season competition. Seniors Shawn Cutting (160 pounds) and Maverick Blake (152) notched wins at home Wednesday against La Conner, and then Saturday against Nooksack Valley, to boost what are already some impressive individual regular-season marks. Cutting, 24-5 in the regular season, pinned his opponent in the first round to add a quick six to the team’s 30-21 win over La Conner. Blake, at 24-3, made even quicker work of his opponent, tallying six more with a pin in the opening moments of first round. “Everything is just starting to flow and come together this year,” Cutting said. Those two veterans will join senior Willy Dunn (285) in leading an otherwise inexperienced Friday Harbor squad in its quest to advance beyond the sub-regionals, which, for the boys, begin Saturday at Squalicum High School. The girls, including Friday Harbor senior Kia Johns (135) get underway Friday. The Wolverines roster, though thinner than it was at the start of the season, includes not only seasoned veterans, like Blake, Cutting and Dunn, but several talented underclassmen as well. Head Coach Neil MacDiarmid expects sophomore Marquis Napier and freshman Sam Ibold have the skills and stamina do more than just hold their own at sub-regional match,. “Last year was one of our best years,” MacDiarmid said. “We took a lot of kids to regionals a year ago. I hoping to take at least five or six kids there again this year.” Regionals begin Feb. 12 at Bellevue Christian.

  • Feb 1st, 2011

Wolverines blow by Orcas, 55-33, on eve of showdown against Darrington | Girls Basketball

Senior Maggie Andersen tossed in a game-high 16 points and Larissa Nash added 12, as Friday Harbor led from start to finish in sweeping the two-game season series against its inter-island rival.

  • Jan 27th, 2011

Wolverines ride late-game rally to outpace La Conner, 46-38 | Girls Basketball

Trailing by a single point at the half, the Wolverines outscored the Braves by two after the break to go up by one, at 32-31, heading into the final eight minutes of regulation. They doubled the offensive output of the home team in the fourth quarter, 14-7, to clinch the come-from-behind victory.