By Emma Wickman
Friday Harbor High School’s baseball team took on the Concrete Lions on Friday in a double-header, and kept their undefeated season going by winning both of the games 3-0, and 11-8. The first game was quite the pitchers’ duel between the Wolverines and the Lions. The boys used bunting and stealing to score all three of their runs, and their strategic plan worked very well.
Junior Rio Black had three base hits that were all singles. Senior Kai Herko pitched all seven innings and had eight strikeouts, along with two base hits. The Wolverines scraped together enough runs to beat the Lions, by not letting them score any.
In the second game, the boys really woke their bats up and scored 10 runs in the first three innings, leaving the Lions still with a score of zero.
Seniors Eli Cooper-West, James Guard, and Corbin Williams all had one single and one double in the second game, and so did Rio Black. Kai Herko had one single and one triple, that would have been a homerun if there was a fence for the ball to go over.
The Wolverines got into a bit of trouble in the middle innings of the game, but held their opponent off just enough to win the game 11-8. The boys are now 9-0 in league play, and 16-0 in overall play, which puts them at a good position for the league champion title.
Their next game is at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2, on Orcas.
The Fastpitch team at Friday Harbor High School had a whole week to prepare for their doubleheader on Friday against their biggest competition — the Concrete Lions. The Wolverines had a tough time waking up in the first game, but when they did, their play was unbeatable. They beat the Lions in the first game 9-6, and beat them again in the second game 13-5.
In the first inning of the first game, on the first pitch she saw, junior Savannah Hoffman hit a solo home run, putting the Wolverines ahead at the get-go.
It was quite the back-and-forth game between the two teams, and there were a few lead changes.
The fourth inning was when the girls really started their rally. Savannah Hoffman stepped up to bat again, and hit another home run, that scored her and two other girls, putting the team ahead of their opponent even more.
After that hit, the Wolverines were unstoppable. They had one-two-three out innings, and this author senior Emma Wickman had seven total strikeouts. Juniors Mili Holt and Savannah Hoffman had a double-play from second to first base, where senior Hannah Hopkins caught the second out.
The second game of the day, the Wolverines were still fired up about their performance at the end of the first game, so they started out strong.
After a few innings of solid play, freshman Bailee Lambright stepped up to the plate. She hit her first over the fence homerun of the season, and the team was ecstatic. Wickman also hit a solo homerun in this game.
The next time the Wolverines went out into the field, sophomore Jayna Ott made the effort to try and catch a line drive past first base by laying out completely, but barely missed.
The girls won both games, and it was very much an exciting day. With a total of four home runs by three different people. The Wolverines next home game is at 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10, against the Darrington Loggers.
The golf team at Friday Harbor High School had two matches this past week. The first was on Tuesday, April 25 at Orcas Island, which they won 1-0 overall against the Vikings. Their second match was on Thursday, April 27 at home against the Lopez Island Lobos, which they lost 220-170.
The Wolverines faced off against the Vikings on a very wet and tough course on Orcas Island. The team did well, and no one shot for a score of over 55.
Senior Joe Stewart shot for a score of 51, sophomore Tanner Wilson shot a 50, and Junior Dylan Posenjak shot for a score of 47. These boys shot the best for their team.
The golf team won this match in the rain 1-0, and on a course that was not very well kept due to the climate.
The Wolverines then faced off against the Lopez Island Lobos on Thursday, April 27 and again faced harsh and wet weather, but this time, on their own course.
Joe Stewart and Dylan Posenjak both shot for a score of only 47, but that was not enough to beat the Lobos. The team ended up losing that match 220-170, but it was well fought between the two teams.
The Wolverines next home match is on Friday, May 5, for their Friday Harbor Invitational, at the San Juan Golf Course.
The Friday Harbor High School’s tennis team had two matches this past week, on Friday, April 28 against Lake Stevens and on Saturday, April 29 against Granite Falls. They won the first match 7-0 overall, and lost their second match just 3-4.
The Wolverines traveled to Lake Stevens on Friday only to sweep the team they faced, and won 7-0 without a sweat.
The Wolverines then faced off with the Granite Falls Tigers on Saturday, and came up just short of a victory.
Senior Morgan Timmons beat her opponent in the singles round both times. The first match was 6-1, and the second match was 6-3. Her win gave the Wolverines a point overall.
Senior Jillian Urbach won her first ever singles match, and now she will remain undefeated for not only the season, but her high school career as well.
Doubles team sophomore Lucy Urbach and Junior Joely Loucks lost their match against the Tigers in a heartbreaking tie breaker in their last set of the match, 10-9.
The Wolverines last match is at 3 p.m., May 3, at Lynden High School.
The Friday Harbor High School Track team had two meets last week. Their first was on Monday, April 24 at Coupeville where they came in second overall. Their next match was on Saturday, April 29 at Interlake High School for the BCS Invite, where the girls placed 13th.
The Wolverines first match on Monday, the team faced two opponents — Lopez and Coupeville.
Highlights from the meet were that sophomore Pablo Canete De Madra placed first overall in the 100-meter sprint. Junior Claudio Ochoa placed second overall in the 800-meter run, and ran a new personal record. Senior Chris Hallock also ran a new personal record in the 800 meter. Senior Dusty Rohwer set a new personal record and placed second overall in the triple jump. Senior Kendra Cliffton placed second overall in the 200-meter run. Kendra Cliffton is also on the girls 4×200 relay, and she and freshman Katie Place, sophomore Jaclyn Domenech, and junior Ciera Bailey placed first overall in their relay. The Wolverines second meet proved to be a challenge. The girls placed 13th in the overall standings. Ciera Bailey placed third overall for the 400-meter run, while setting a personal record. Katie Place set a new personal record in the 100 meter 33-inch hurdles, placing ninth overall.
Senior Kimberly Blackmon set a personal record for the 1kg discus, placing 13th overall. Senior Sara Rist came in first place overall for the 600g javelin, setting a new personal record. The Wolverines next meet is at 3:30 p.m .on Wednesday, May 3, at La Conner High School, for the 1A/2B League Championship.