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Friday Harbor shattered a scoreless tie in the third inning with a barrage of extra-base hits, and then buried the overmatched Lions in their next two at-bats to seal a 19-1 win, Thursday, at Hartman Field.
Pick up a copy of March 21 edition of the Journal for a preview of Friday Harbor High School's spring sports season. Our spring sports preview includes schedules, an insider's glimpse and photos of each of Friday Harbor's six athletic teams.
Friday Harbor High School sophomore bested Monday's burly breeze and bitter cold to shoot a 58 over nine holes and to secure a spot in the District 1A tournament, as the Wolverines golf team hosted league rival La Conner at San Juan Golf & Country Club.
Chevalier landed a near 20-pounder (19.92 lbs) to grab the top spot on the derby's leader board as of Saturday's final weigh-in. The weight of his catch proved nearly two times that of Week 1 winner, Carter Whalen (11.18 lbs).
Three days after claiming a victory in its first home playoff game in nearly a decade, the Friday Harbor boys basketball team fell 55-49 on the road to Life Christian Academy in the first round of the Tri-District tournament.
The Friday Harbor senior won the regional 1A heavyweight title Saturday, and earned his fourth straight appearance at State
Clinging to a 5-point lead at the start of fourth quarter, Friday Harbor held regional 1A rival Nooksack Valley to just 10 points in the final period of play to clinch a 64-51 victory at home, Wednesday, and advance into the next round post-season play.
The Wolverines will open post-season play at home, Wednesday, hosting Nooksack Valley in the first round of the District 1 playoffs in a "loser out" contest; Tip off is 5 p.m. in Turnbull Gym.
The 9th Annual Salmon Classic Invitational hosted 85 boats and 293 anglers. A total of 55 fish were weighed-in Friday, Feb. 3, and 38 fish were weighed-in Saturday, Feb. 4, and $25,000 worth of cash prizes were awarded.
Late season surge propels girls to second league title in three years The Friday Harbor girls basketball program waited 26 years to clinch its first outright league championship.
On the offensive end, Friday Harbor big men Collin Williamson and Otis Cooper-West carried the load, scoring 17 and 15 points, respectively.
With Monday's win over the Loggers, the Wolverines are poised to square off on the road against La Conner, Friday, in a winner-take-all clash for the league title; tip off is 4:30 p.m.
The 8th Annual Frank Wilson Memorial Winter Blackmouth Derby runs Feb. 1 - April 15. Weigh-in must be done at King’s Market Meat Department by 5 p.m. daily and by 3 p.m. on the final day. There will be weekly prizes for the largest fish of each week.
The Wolverines basketball games at home versus Darrington have been rescheduled for Monday, Jan. 30. Tuesday's canceled games against Orcas have been rescheduled for Feb. 4, in Turnbull Gym.
Despite the loss, Friday Harbor secured the No. 2 seed, at the least, in the upcoming District 1 playoffs, on the strength of earlier victories over Meridian and Nooksack Valley. As the No. 2 seed, the Wolverines would host a game in the opening round of post-season play.
La Conner grabbed an early lead in dealing the Wolverines their first loss in league play, 46-35, Tuesday, in Friday Harbor
Turnovers proved costly as the Wolverines fell behind by double digits at the half and couldn't overcome the deficit after the break in a 61-44 loss at home, Tuesday, to league-leading La Conner.
Wednesday's home match against Darrington has been canceled. The Wolverines and Loggers were slated to hit the mat beginning at 4 p.m. in Hall Gym.
Catch the Wolverines wrestling squad in action at home, Wednesday, as perennial league powerhouse Darrington comes to town. The match gets under way at 4 p.m., and with post-season bids in all weight categories on the line.
Friday Harbor big men Collin Williamson and Otis Cooper-West spark a fourth-quarter rally as the Wolverines put a muzzle on Meridian's upset bid.
The league is open to girls in grades 4-8; previous team experience is not required to participate. Games begin Feb. 5 and continued through March 11. All games are played Sunday afternoons in Turnbull Gym.
Senior Mandy Turnbull, who led all scorers with 18 points, took one dribble and cast up a rainbow-like shot that barely tickled the net as it dropped through the hoop and landed on the court, erasing a near-defeat and turning a buzzer-beater into a pot of gold.
Three games in five days for girls and for boys basketball teams; wrestlers compete in back-to-back matches, beginning Friday with a four-way bout at La Conner.
The Wolverines jumped out to an early lead, tossing in 16 points in the opening period of the non-conference contest and holding the Mountaineers (2-6) to just nine. The tables turned in a hurry, however, as several Wolverine starters, saddled with fouls, rode out the remainder of the half on the bench and Mount Baker took advantage.
“They pressed us the entire game and that gave us a little trouble,” Head Coach Eric Jangard said. “It wasn’t our best performance but we’re fine. We’re moving on. We took it as an opportunity to get better.”
Up by nine at the start of the fourth quarter, the Wolverines saw their lead dwindle as the Pioneers (0-7) caught fire down the stretch, outscoring the visitors 17-11 in the final period. Friday Harbor led 28-19 at the half.
It’s time for 6th through 8th grade boys to shoot hoops. Pick up SWISH basketball forms at the elementary school and middle school offices.
Senior Willy Dunn and junior Tate Brumsickle bested the competition to finish first in their respective weight categories at the Iron Sharpens Iron match Saturday at Bellevue Christian.
With the win, the Wolverines evened their record at 1-1 overall, and are on the road for back-to-back league match ups beginning Saturday, at Orcas, followed by a trip to Darrington on Tuesday.
The Wolverines grabbed a 4-point lead at the end of the opening period of play. But the Lions fought back, refusing to give ground. Friday Harbor still led by only four, 23-19, at the half.
Trailing 23-19 at the half, the Falcons scored the first five points of the third period to erase the deficit and grabbed a 1-point advantage. Friday Harbor reclaimed the lead moments later, at 29-30, as junior Donald Galt swiped a pass in the backcourt and laid it up and in. The contest proved a see-saw battle after that.
The Friday Harbor girls basketball team opened the 2011-2012 season with a 41-35 victory, Saturday, at home over South Whidbey, the team's second consecutive season-opening win against the Falcons. But this time the Falcons put up a fight.
Walt and Tommy Vanwingerden netted a 22.34 pound Chinook on Day 1 of the 2nd annual Resurrection Derby to take an early and what proved to be an insurmountable lead over the course of the two-day fishing tournament in Friday Harbor.
On the heels of its fourth consecutive league title, though La Conner grabbed a share, the 2011 Friday Harbor girls soccer team claimed a stockpile of post-season awards.
With a veteran backcourt of three seniors at the helm, the girls team will be seeking a second straight season-opening win over the Division 2A Falcons. The Wolverines tallied a 67-28 victory over South Whidbey in their season opener a year ago. The two teams tip off at 4:30 p.m. in Turnbull Gym. In the nightcap, the boys team will be looking to avenge last year's season opening loss in their non-conference clash against the Falcons. Tip off is 6 p.m.
The annual Round the County sailing race began Nov. 12 at Lydia Shoal, in Rosario Strait, just east of Obstruction Pass, and participants headed north past Orcas Island, around Clark, Matia, Sucia, and Patos Islands, then continued down Boundary Pass past the Turn Point Light House.
Former FH gridiron standout led Pioneers kickoff team in tackles
The 2nd annual Resurrection Derby begins Dec. 2 at the Port of Friday Harbor. And tickets are going fast, according to event organizer Kevin Klein.
The Wolverines evened the score at 1-1 after the break, as senior Jenny MacDonald fired a rocket that caught the back of the net at about the 10-minute mark. But this time, the Braves would not be denied.
On the heels of a 3-0 loss at Orcas, Oct. 18, the Wolverines bounced back two days later and dealt Cedar Park Christian a decisive 3-1 defeat, at home.