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San Juan Island's Ron Bates outpaced all but one competitor in the "championship flight" to finish as runner-up in the Whidbey Golf Club's Men's Invite. Story below, by Jim Waller, sports editor of the Whidbey News Times, a sister paper of the Journal.
Kendra Meeker shot her best round of golf so far this year to clinch a third consecutive trip to the state 1A women’s golf championship.
After shooting 48 on the front nine, Rousar clinched the Northwest league runner-up position by shaving six strokes off that total on the back nine, for a 42, and finishing with a 90 over 18 holes, three strokes behind Cedar Park Christian's Ben Reidy, who captured the league crown with an 87.
Senior Austin Lambright struck out 16 would-be hitters and held the Pioneers scoreless over the final six innings of a "win-or-go-home" playoff contest to keep the Wolverines within striking distance. So, with two runners on, the table was set for heroics when sophomore Gabe Lawson dug into the batters box with one out in the bottom of the seventh.
A two-time state tournament qualifier, Kendra Meeker, a junior, shot 46 on the front nine and 47 on the back nine to claim a second consecutive first-place finish in the Northwest 1A/2B/1B League Championship, tallying a solid 90 over 18 holes.
Friday Harbor (16-3) scored six unanswered runs in the final three innings to advance into the winners bracket of Northwest District 1A playoffs with a 8-2 victory at home, May 1, over Blaine at Hartman Field.
The Wolverines, winners of their last seven games, including a Northwest 1A/2B League title-clinching 20-0 shutout over Orcas at home April 29, enter the District 1A playoffs as the No. 1 seed of eight teams competing for four slots in the Tri-District tournament.
Guard throws ‘perfect’ game; three Wolverines combine on no-hitter.
At the end of regulation, with the score tied 2-2, a defensive lapse by the Wolverines allowed the Pioneers’ Alejandro Hurado a clear shot at the goal from point-blank range with three minutes gone in the extra period. He drilled it...
The Pioneers had few answers for leadoff hitter Emily Guard, but they kept the rest of the Wolverines scoreless to seal the victory.
Galt, Woods earn first-team all league awards; Turnbull named league ‘Coach of the Year’
With the score knotted at one run apiece in the third inning, the Wolverines shattered the tie and took control of the contest by scoring six runs.
Overlake narrowed the deficit in the fifth, scoring six runs on just three base hits before Cooper-West took the mound and slammed the door shut. The lanky left-hander junior allowed only one base hit over the final three innings and held the Owls scoreless to seal the victory.
Friday Harbor finished the 2012-13 season undefeated in league play, at 7-0, clinched its first league championship in four years
Kaylen Meeker sealed a slot at the Division 1A state tournament
Friday Harbor put the finishing touch on claiming the Northwest 1A/2B League championship in a 64-30 runaway win over 2B Shoreline Christian (1-19) Thursday, Jan. 31, in Turnbull Gym. But the Wolverines begin post-season play with two starters sidelined with season-ending injuries.
Jean Melborne, the Wolverines only senior, tallied 19 points to lead the Wolverines (1-6 league, 4-15 overall) on the offensive end in the regular-season finale. She scored eight of the team's first 10 points, as Friday Harbor jumped out to an early six-point lead.
Senior Donald Galt tossed in a game-high 24 points and point-guard C.J. Woods added 18, knocking down 7-of-10 free-throw attempts along the way, as the Wolverines (5-0 league, 10-7 overall) catapulted to the top of the Northwest 1A/2B League standings with a 64-52 upset at home, Friday, over previously unbeaten La Conner.
The Wolverines wrestlers outmuscled La Conner to claim a 2-point team win, Jan. 16, at home, their second victory of the season over the Braves.
Friday Harbor will be looking to bounce back from a loss at home when they host undefeated La Conner (15-0), Friday, with the Northwest 1A/2B League title on the line.
First up for the Wolverines will be La Conner, who will square off against Friday Harbor beginning at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 16, in Hall Gym.
Eleven players put points on the board as the Wolverines soothed the sting of their worst loss of the season, a 45-27 defeat at Meridian, Jan. 8, by running roughshod over Orcas.
The Wolverines, down 21-17 at the half, tallied the first 10 points of the third period and outscored Orcas 12-4 after the break to claim a 29-21 lead going into the final eight minutes of the game. But they managed just two points in the final period.
Friday Harbor outscored the Trojans (1-11) by seven in the opening half, 21-14, and traded buckets after the break to seal the victory.
Junior Tabatha Keane scored seven of the team's 11 points in the third period to help stake Friday Harbor to a 26-22 advantage with just over three minutes left in the quarter.
Friday Harbor cashed in on a flurry of early steals and uncontested layups, jumping out to a 24-4 after the opening quarter, and had the contest firmly in control by the break, sporting a 42-12 advantage at the half.
The Wolverines dismantle Coupeville, 68-27, on the heels of a 1-point loss, at home, to regional 1A rival Mount Baker.
Clinging to a 1-point lead, the Wolverines hold Coupeville scoreless in the fourth quarter to clinch a 34-23 win, their second of the season and first over a Division 1A rival, Dec. 20, at home.
With a first-victory under its belt, Friday Harbor this week launches into the teeth of its regional 1A conference schedule, facing Coupeville at home Thursday, and then taking on Nooksack Valley, also at home, on Saturday. Tip off is 6 p.m. against Coupeville and at noon against the Pioneers.
Collin Williamson, Donald Galt and Otis Cooper-West each scored in double-digits in the Wolverines back-to-back wins over the weekend, at La Conner.
Check out the boys basketball schedule which runs from November 27 through February 5, 2013.
A look at the Girls Basketball schedule for the 2012-13 season
Roster features 15 athletes, and a battle tested group of middle weights.
This season, Friday Harbor’s fate may well rest in the hands of whomever steps up to fill the void left behind by Dakota Rosales.
Head Coach Eric Jangard welcomes the chance to instill a new core of players with the fundamentals of what’s proven to be a winning program.
Junior post-player Tabatha Keane tossed in six and Kendra Meeker added four, combining on 10 of the Wolverines 12 first-half points.
Junior Jacob Benson scored a game-high 20 points before fouling out late in the fourth, and Blankenbeckler and junior Collin Feight each tossed in 11 points for the Grizzlies.
Mark Shinman's derby-leading catch was among the 100 fish hooked, reeled in and weighed in the first day of the tournament, which features a $10,000 cash prize for the biggest fish. Anglers braved hail, sleet and strong winds on Day 1 of the derby, according to Kevin Klein of Puget Sound Anglers Friday Harbor Chapter, sponsor of the event.
Clayton Banry, recipient of Friday Harbor's first-ever "Sixth Wolverine Award", will be in the spotlight and ringing the bell, as boys and girls basketball teams face Bear Creek, Saturday, in the home opener for each; tip off is noon, in Turnbull Gym.
Friday Harbor’s athletes together earned a dozen individual all-league awards for performances on the field in this fall sports season.