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The Friday Harbor softball team shook off the rust, fired up the offense and left Concrete in the dust to seal a 14-11 win, notching its highest-scoring output of the season along with the victory.
At the top of the batting order, leadoff hitter Casey Rothlisberger, 2-of-4 at the plate, scored two runs, Gabe Lawson had two hits and a pair of runs as well, and Amer Melic was 2-of-3 at the plate and added three runs.
Girls team claims league win thanks to flurry of first-place finishes, boys take 2nd
Friday Harbor snapped a scoreless tie and grabbed a 1-0 lead in the third inning after Cooper-West and junior Peter Holt swatted back-to-back singles, and Gabe Lawson and Amer Melic each drew a walk to send Cooper-West across home plate with the Wolverines first run of the contest. But that narrow lead wouldn't last...
Junior Gabe Lawson tossed a 2-hit shutout over five innings and drove in six of the team's 12 runs with a single, a triple and a home run. Seniors Peter Holt and Mitch Coleman had two hits apiece in the lopsided win.
Freshman Yasmin Sarah, playing in the No. 2 singles slot, swept all three of opponents she faced in the four-school round-robin tournament, highlighted by a 8-7 pro-set victory against Vashon that Yasmin sealed with a 13-11 win in the pivotal tie-breaker.
Top-flight performances by several Wolverines were not enough to put Friday Harbor in the winner's circle, as Grace Academy prevailed by two strokes, 198-200, to notch the team win, Tuesday, at San Juan Island Golf & Country Club.
San Juan Island's Roger Paul successfully fended off the tenacious, spirited play of Daniel Farber of Anacortes to claim first place in the top division of the 3rd Annual Island Rec Table Tennis Tournament. Top finishers in other divisions: Table 2, John Entermann of Anacortes, Table 3, Friday Harbor's Tony Fyrqvist, Table 4, Jock Warren.
That’s because a total of 22 girls turned out to participate on the 2014 team; only a dozen turned out a year ago.
With only four seniors on the squad, the Friday Harbor baseball team will start the 2014 season with a lot less experience than it has in the past.
Friday Harbor golf fans will have an excellent opportunity to catch the Wolverines at home this season, as five of team’s 10 matches are slated for San Juan Golf & Country Club, the Wolverines home course.
In the first match of the season last Saturday, 2012 state champion Overlake pulled out a 5-2 win, but Friday Harbor showed athleticism and kept it close most of the way.
With only two seniors returning to the roster, first-year Head Coach Brian Lambright knows there are challenges to be met.
Track Coach Darrin Scheffer and the track and field athletes are looking forward to a banner year in 2014
Avenge and advance: the Wolverines can avenge a 5-point loss early in the season and advance in post-season play with a win over the Pumas (16-4) in the opening round of the Tri-District 1A tournament; tip off is 5 p.m. at University Prep.
Stakes are high for the Friday Harbor boys basketball team, as the Wolverines host the Whidbey Island Falcons (6-16) in a post-season elimination game tonight, Friday. Tip off is 5 p.m. in Turnbull Gym.
The Wolverines (8-13) fell into the consolation bracket following a 63-31 defeat at Kings High School, Tuesday. The Pioneers (14-7) stumbled into the consolation game after falling to Blaine 56-39 in their post-season opener as well.
Post-season update: On the heels of Wednesday's loss on the road to No.2-seed Kings in the District 1A playoffs, the Wolverines will host South Whidbey in a post-season elimination game, Friday; tip off is 5 p.m. in Turnbull Gym. (click on this story to watch video footage of the Wolverines' Feb. 10 playoff win over Blaine— video by Jeremiah Lord).
The Friday Harbor boys basketball team, winners of eight of their last nine games, will open post-season play at home, Monday, Feb. 10, against Blaine High School. Tip off is 5 p.m. in Turnbull Gym. The girls team faces Kings, on the road, Tuesday, in the opening round of post-season play.
The Wolverines, winners of six of their last seven games, will open post-season play at home, Monday, Feb. 10, in a rematch against Northwest Conference 1A rival Blaine
The Lyncs turned a 5-point advantage at the end of the first period into a 7-point lead at the half, outscored Friday Harbor by four in the third and coasted to a 61-53 victory in a regional 1A Division match up Saturday, Jan. 25, on their home court.
With a win over the Wolves in tow, Friday Harbor will face La Conner on the road, Friday, with the league title on the line. Both teams enter the contest undefeated, at 4-0, in Northwest 1A/2B League play.
In a winner-take-all wager of gut-busting proportions, San Juan County will be backing the Seattle Seahawks with locally produced chocolates, salmon and hard cider. Across the table, Colorado's Eagle County, in backing the Broncos, is laying on the line buffalo jerky, grass-fed beef and beverages from Bonfire Brewing Company, on the outcome of Sunday's Super Bowl.
The loss to the Lyncs is the latest dip in the Wolverines roller-coaster season. They bounced back from a 62-38 defeat at Orcas, Jan. 17, to rout Concrete 52-13 at home. Tabatha Keane scored 13 and Maddie Kincaid contributed 10 in the win.
Tabatha Keane scored 22 points, her second 20-plus point game in a row, to lead all scorers. Sophomore Maddie Kincaid tossed in 18 points, 10 in the first half, and Allie Galt had six.
Points proved hard to come by for the Trojans. The Wolverines grabbed an early advantage by outscoring Meridian 16-5 in the opening period and held the Trojans to just a single point in the third quarter.
In the end, the Wolverines defeated both Tacoma Baptist, 35-21, and Chief Leschi, 48-18
The Wolverines (2-3) led by one point at the half and tallied the first eight points of the third period to gain a 26-17 advantage. But the Loggers rallied, tying the score at 37-37 late in the final period, and went up by a single point, at 42-41, when Amy Miles buried a three-point shot with one minute left in regulation.
Capitalizing on size, speed and a tenacious full-court press, the Wolverines lit up the scoreboard with 27 first-period points, held Darrington to just eight, and had an near-insurmountable 47-10 advantage in tow at the half.
With the win, Friday Harbor improved to 2-0 on the season. Three days earlier, the Wolverines outpaced Forest Ridge to claim a 73-16 victory in their 2013-14 season opener on the road. Keane (32) and Galt (21) together combined for 53 of the team point total.
Leading 16-12 at the end of the first period, Friday Harbor weathered a barrage of three-pointers by Falcons senior Brandon Asay, three in the first half and a total of six in the game, widened the advantage late in the second period to take a 30-22 lead at the half.
The Wolverines scored the first two and the last two points of the game. But in between, Burlington-Edison scored a whole bunch of buckets of their own...
The Friday Harbor boys basketball team will be first out of the gate, hosting Division 2A Burlington-Edison, Tuesday, in their 2013-14 season opener; tip off is 6 p.m. in Turnbull Gym
Friday Harbor put up big numbers on the scoreboard in their final game of the season, dealing the visiting Pirates of Vashon Island a 54-17 defeat.
FH volleyball team splits first two playoff matches; soccer ousted in opening round loss | Prep Sports
High school sports post-season update: Wolverines advance into the second round of the district 1A volleyball playoff consolation bracket with a victory over Meridian. Girls soccer team falls 7-1 to Kings High School in elimination game.
Kick off time for the Halloween clash between the Wolverines and Lynden Christian will be 6:45 p.m... that's 15 minutes earlier than previously planned.
Friday Harbor swept league opponent Shoreline Christian at home Oct. 24 to remain in the hunt with Darrington for sole possession of second place in the final league standings.
With the top spot the league standings at stake and the Braves looking to avenge an earlier loss to the Wolverines on their home field, Friday Harbor Coach Paul Hopkins expected Tuesday's battle to be intense. It didn't disappoint.
With perennial 2B state title contender La Conner (11-0) and Lynden Christian (9-1) waiting in the wings, Friday Harbor (9-1) began its toughest four-game stretch of the year Tuesday, Oct. 22, in a showdown at home against La Conner, and with first-place in the Northwest 1A/2B League standing up for grabs
A week ago, the Wolverines (5-0 league, 7-5 overall) shattered a scoreless tie at the half to upset the La Conner, the defending league champ, in a 3-1 victory on the Braves home field. Expect La Conner to be looking to even the score.