By Michael Bunnell
Author of “The Friendly Little War of Lyman Cutler” Available at Amazon.com
Friday Harbor High School’s fall sports teams have not moved up or down in the standings since our last report.
The girls’ soccer team is still in second place in a field of five teams. Their win-loss record is 9-3 for the league and 11-5 overall.
The volleyball team continues to hold third place in a seven-team league with a league win-loss record of 6-6 and 10-8 overall.
In football, FHHS retains its hold on third place among five teams with a 1-3 win-loss record for the league and 1-5 overall. Last Friday’s game with Darrington was postponed.
The boys’ soccer team still holds fifth place in an eight-team field with a win-loss record of 5-8 for both the conference and the season.
Island Rec’s long-running roller hockey program launched another season this week. This co-ed drop-in activity has three divisions: youth (ages five to nine); teen (ages ten to 15); and adult (age 16 and up). All of the divisions offer a chance to improve existing skills and learn new ones; and, as is typical of Island Rec activities, newcomers are always welcome.
The weekly action takes place on Tuesday evenings in the fairgrounds main building. The youth division plays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., followed by the teen division from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and the adult division from 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Drop-ins pay $4 per session in the youth and teen divisions and $6 per session in the 16-and-older bracket. Season passes cost $55 for the two younger divisions and $89 for the adult division.
Another informal athletic activity on the Island Rec calendar is indoor soccer, which is played in the fairgrounds main building on Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Pick-up teams are formed each night, so the competition is always friendly as well as spirited: last week’s opponent may be this week’s teammate, and learning to play with many different types of associates is valuable in any team activity. The fee per session is $5.
This may be new to some of our readers. Not surprisingly, it’s yet another offering from those innovative folks at Island Rec; and, not surprisingly, it happens at the fairgrounds main building.
Futsal, according to its local promoters, is a dynamic indoor soccer game using a ball that’s designed to bounce less than an ordinary soccer ball. This contributes to increased skill development, which is why the game is enjoyed by “regular” soccer players as well as by many who don’t aspire to the outdoor version of the game. This is a Wednesday evening activity broken down into three divisions by school grades (age brackets, not academic scores!). Grades four through six play from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; grades seven and eight play from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; and grades nine through 12 play from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. The per-session drop-in fee for all divisions is $4.