By Emma Wickman
Friday Harbor High School’s baseball team took on Coupeville High School on April 3 at Coupeville. The Wolverines were victorious in their outing, beating the Coupeville Wolves 6-4.
The Wolverines played a stellar game, their bats were on fire and their defense was a wall.
Coupeville scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning, putting them in an early lead. The Wolverines held them to that score.
Friday Harbor scored three runs in the fourth inning, two in the fifth inning and one in the seventh inning.
Senior Kai Herko pitched the first five innings and only allowed three runs to score. He led the team to the sixth inning and was relieved by senior James Guard.
A highlight of the game occurred when senior Eli Cooper-West turned a bunt into a base hit, beating the second baseman in a foot race to second base.
Another highlight was that James Guard came into the game in the sixth inning and stayed until the seventh. When he first went in, he struck two Coupeville players out in a row.
The Wolverines scored one run in the top of the seventh, and the Wolves scored one in the bottom.
The baseball team’s next home game is at 4:45 p.m., Tuesday, April 11, against the Concrete Lions at Hartman Field.
The fastpitch team at Friday Harbor High School was off the week of April 3, which gave them a chance to rest up and prepare for regular season play.
The Wolverines traveled to Bellevue on Friday, March 31, and played Forrest Ridge. The team came out on top, winning the game 7-0.
This author, senior pitcher Emma Wickman, played all seven innings and had no runs score for the opposing team.
Junior Savannah Hoffman started off the Wolverine’s bats in the first inning, with the first pitch she saw.
The team had 10 total hits in the game, their season high so far. They hope to get more as the regular season kicks up.
Senior Lauren Ayers put in the extra effort in one play for an out-of-reach ground ball. She was completely horizontal in the air.
The Friday Harbor High School Golf Team is made up of both boys and girls of all grades. There are 20 people on the team.
On April 4, the team traveled to Lopez Island to play against the Lopez Island Lobos. Only the top four scores count in golf matches, and the top four scorers of the match against the Lobos were senior Joe Stewart, junior Dylan Posenjak, sophomore Tanner Wilson, and sophomore Ian Volk with 45,45,52 and 54.
The Wolverines beat the Lobos196 to 213.Fun fact — the Lopez Island Golf Course was built by a left-handed gambler, so all of the out-of-bounds places are on the right side of the course.
“Usually I am pretty good about staying in-bounds,” said Stewart, “but since all of the bunkers and water hazards are on the right side, and I have a right-handed swing, I got three in the out-of-bounds areas.”
The golf team’s next home outing is at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 18, against Grace Academy at the San Juan Island Golf Course.
The Wolverines next home game is against the Lions of Concrete, their first league game of the season, at 4:45 p.m., Tuesday, April 11 at Linde Fields.
The Friday Harbor High School Tennis team is breaking racquets and taking names. There are 23 people on the team. So far in their regular season, they are undefeated because they have only played one match this season and all other teams have canceled so far.
The Wolverines traveled off island to play the Lynden High School Lions. The team played two single matches and three double matches to count for league play. Overall, the Wolverines beat the Lions 6-1.
The two single matches were played by senior Morgan Timmons and sophomore Alli Benz. The two both won their matches and put the team in an early lead against the Lions.
The three doubles matches were played by sophomore Aida Must and senior Hiro Sarah, the next match was with juniors Mariah Kei and Midi Thomas, and the third was played by seniors Isabella Brown and Jillian Urbach.
There is a home match for the Wolverines at 11:15 a.m., Saturday, April 22 against Granite Falls. It is the team’s senior game, which honors all of the seniors who have dedicated their years to tennis. Support the tennis team on April 22 at the Friday Harbor High School Tennis Courts.