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Stacey Rude, the Wolverines cheerleading coach, is looking forward to a great season.
This year the Wolverines come together with 11 varsity young men, all who have played together in the past, giving the team a strong core of returning kids from last year. With lightning speed and height, the Friday Harbor boys' basketball team will be hard to beat.
The number thirteen might be unlucky for some, but the thirteen-member Wolverine wrestling team at Friday Harbor High School have high hopes of making it to state at the Tacoma Dome again this year for the 2015-2016 season. The squad sent three of their teammates James Guard (120), Sara Rist (155) and Haley Pyle (145) to the 2014-2015 championships.
Last year, the Wolverine ladies made it to states, but only one team will get out of regionals this year. Following a fairly successful season, new coach Fred Woods has a lot to live up to.
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The first annual Friday Harbor Salmon Classic will be held in Friday Harbor Dec. 3-5. This derby will replace the Resurrection Salmon Derby which has moved to Anacortes after being held in Friday Harbor for five years.
By AJ Kurtz
Good news for the soccer teams, though volleyball and football lost both of their games.
Friday Harbor football loses to Bellingham; Induction ceremony brings five more to hall of fame | Slideshow
Friday Harbor football team suffered a hard loss against Bellingham on Oct. 2, losing 54-8. At half time, five past football players were inducted in the Wolverine Football Hall of Fame to join 13 others.
Friday Harbor High School's football team will play a home game against Bellingham Oct. 2 at 6:30 p.m. and feature five new inductees to the Wolverine Hall of Fame.
Friday Harbor Volleyball Varsity won their game against Orcas Island and Darrington this week with a 3-0 win and 3-1 win, respectively.
The Wolverines faced the Vikings on Sept. 23 on Orcas Island and came out on top with of a 3-0 score.
This year's soccer team trained over the summer with last year's players to prepare for the season
Friday Harbor boys soccer team had two wins this week, Sept. 17 against La Conner with a 8-0 victory, and Sept. 19 against Shoreline Christian at 7-1.
The Friday Harbor Wolverines, 0-2, will play the LaConner Braves, 2-0, at LaConner High School Football Field Sept. 25 at 6:30 p.m.
If you were to ask and watch the 28 members of Friday Harbor High Schools Girl’s Varsity and Jr. Varsity teams you’d think it is the most popular team sport.
The team also has a new coach, Garrett Holmes, who has replaced Richard Ledford. Holmes has been the assistant coach for the past two years at Friday Harbor High School, giving him familiarity with the football program.
Fall Sports Preview 2015: Volleyball team starts the season off strong, continuing last year’s victories
This year's volleyball team has more experience than before, with many returning members.
The 25th annual event was on Saturday, Sept. 5 in Dahl Field on Orcas.
With the win, the Bashers put the finishing touch on back-to-back victories in the 5-team tournament and avenged a loss in the championship game a year ago. But they needed a late-breaking display of fireworks at the plate and a resilient performance in the field to do it.
Tune into KMNT Radio, 104.3 FM or 1470 AM (or go to the station's website) to listen to a live broadcast of Friday Harbor's opening round contest.
The Friday Harbor High School junior put an end to a five-year drought by becoming the first player on the men's team to qualify for a state championship since Tyler McKee, in 2010.
Friday Harbor opens play in the 16-team, 2B state tournament May 29, in Yakima, on the heels of a 10-6 win over the Braves in the district championship game, May 21.
With the win, the Wolverines clinched second place in the Northwest 2B/1B League and will begin post-season play against the same Vikings Saturday, May 16, at Stanwood High School, beginning at noon. The winner will advance to the championship game, where a berth at the 2B state tournament will be up for grabs.
Caitlyn Domenech swatted a solo home run to lead off the opening inning, a first-ever for the four-year veteran, and Lauren Ayers crossed home plate in the first frame as well, giving the Wolverines an early 2-0 advantage and all the offense they would need to seal both the victory at home and no less than a share of the 2015 Northwest 2B/1B League title.
Friday Harbor (7-1 league, 11-6 overall) muscled its way to the top of the Northwest 2B/1B League standings thanks to a razor-thin 3-2 win at home over La Conner May 1, avenging its only loss in league play (a 3-1 defeat at La Conner April 14) with the victory as well.
The Friday Harbor girls tennis team will host three consecutive matches, April 29, May 1 and May 6, beginning at 4:15 p.m. at the high school tennis courts, before finishing their regular-season schedule on the road, May 8, at Forest Ridge.
Newcomer Joe Stewart shot 52 to tally Friday Harbor's lowest individual score and freshman Adam Bates nearly broke the 60-stroke mark for the first time, finishing right on 60, as each player notched a personal best in the April 21 inter-island match
The Northwest 2B/1B League title will likely be up for grabs when Friday Harbor faces first the Braves (6-1) followed by the Vikings (5-2) in the final two games of the regular season.
Keegan Herbert and Cole Thomas each shot 47 over nine holes to share low-score honors with Eric Johns of Lopez.
Sophomore Kai Herko scattered three hits over seven innings and seniors Brandin Allen and Gabe Lawson delivered a pair of clutch, run-scoring base hits to lead Friday Harbor to a closely contested 2-1 victory on the road over 2A Bellingham.
The Friday Harbor girls tennis team will be looking to snap a winless streak and net its first match "that counts" Friday, April 3, at home against a longtime familiar foe, division 1A Coupeville. Match time is 2:30 p.m.
The Loggers tied the score at 1-1 in the top of the second but the Wolverines catapulted out in front by scoring a combined six runs in the third and fourth innings, highlighted by a timely base hit by Cady Wilson that drove in two.
Friday Harbor's young guns came through at crunch time, as sophomore Kai Herko drove in the game-winner and James Guard notched a win in relief in a 9-6 victory on the road, in extra innings, March 27 against Concrete
On a day when the bats were nearly silent, the Wolverines cobbled together just enough offense to capitalize on Lawson's dominant pitching performance.
Grace Academy's Jeremiah Lee and Austin Likes shot 42 as well to join Hebert in a three-way tie for the match's low-score medal.
The Wolverines fortunes may well rest on the “step up” factor, as they take the field long on potential but short on experience. They’ll be without five starters from last year’s squad, lost to graduation, including their leading pitcher and shortstop-second base combination, as well as half of the heart of the batting order.
For now, it’s all about training and setting individual goals for each athlete. For some that means achieving their personal best time, for others that just means learning what it’s like to be part of a team and to prepare for an athletic event.