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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.
The Wolverines will square off against top-seeded Kings, Friday, in the opening round of the District 1 playoffs.
Paired together as Friday Harbor’s No. 1 doubles team, seniors Hayden Place and Parker Satin scorched the competition to clinch the league’s No. 1 doubles title with a pair of straight set victories, Saturday, on the Wolverines home court.
Friday Harbor senior Robyn Roberts delivers the game-winner as the Wolverines clinch their second overtime win of the season, a 3-2 win at home, Saturday, over Nooksack Valley.
Competing this season without a single senior on the team, the Wolverines will match up against the Loggers without one of its more experienced players, sophomore Kendra Meeker, in the lineup.
With a decisive 40-20 victory at home over Lynden Christian in the bag, the Wolverines will have momentum on their side when they match up against Meridian Friday on the road; kick off is 6 p.m.
With two games in the bag and just one more to go, a scrappy but inexperienced Friday Harbor volleyball team failed to land the knockout punch.
Speedy sophomore Emily Guard put Friday Harbor on the board at the 13:13 mark of the opening period, beating the Vikings defensive unit on a foot race from midfield and banging in a breakaway goal. And the Wolverines were just getting started.
The Pioneers scored early and often in dealing the Wolverines a 47-14 defeat, Friday, on the road at Nooksack Valley.
The Wolverines caught a highly touted and undefeated Lynden Christian team, at 3-0, flat-footed, raced ahead to snatch the first of the-best-of-five match at 25-22, and were running neck and neck down the home stretch with the towering and highly touted Lyncs in Game No. 2.
Friday Harbor will host evening match ups against the Vikings of Orcas in soccer and in volleyball Tuesday, Sept. 27, thanks to the pending change to the fall ferry schedule, which goes into effect Sept. 25.
The Wolverines gained traction in the third game, however, battling the Wolves to a 14-14 tie before losing momentum down the stretch.
Four games into the season and still scoreless, the Wolverines will be looking to end the drought in their Northwest 1A/2B League opener, Thursday, at Concrete.
One could argue that size and strength are not his greatest assets. But there’s no question that Friday Harbor senior Parker Satin has the never-say-die thing down to a tee.
With just five ticks off the game clock, the Wolverines trailed 6-0 after Meridian's Junior Castro took the opening kick off 75 yards into the end zone. The Trojans were just getting warmed up.
On Saturday, the Friday Harbor boys tennis team, with two early season wins in tow, will square off against Coupeville for the second time this season. The match begins at 11 a.m. at the high school tennis courts.
The Wolverines fired a total of 44 shots on goal over the course of the game but for the third consecutive outing were unable to find the back of the net.
On fourth-and-eight and with just over two minutes left to play, the Wolverines, trailing by four, went for broke. And they nailed it. But the Vikings would not be denied.
Friday Harbor goalkeeper Rhiana Franklin picked up right where she left off in 2010, smothering a handful of early offensive threats by the Eagles to help the Wolverines tally their first shutout of the season.
Friday Harbor never trailed, but the Braves kept the hometown crowd on edge by turning a fumble recovery and a deep pass into a pair of TDs near the end of the final period of play.
Only 22 of the Classic’s 55 entries finished this year’s race as light winds and unpredictable currents joined forces with a chaotic start in dashing the hopes of the other 33.
Friday Harbor's U10 All Stars made an even bigger impression. Guided by coaches Joel Arnold and Phil Mayer, the U10 team delivered a championship performance as they dispatched four consecutive opponents to earn the younger division's Classic crown.
After 13 years at the helm of one of the school’s most successful athletic programs, Carlton announced last week to his players and school officials that he would be stepping down as head coach.
Sign up by July 15 to $10 —$25 off registration fees for the upcoming fall youth soccer season, sponsored by San Juan Island Soccer. Visit www.islandsoccer.org for more information about the fall season, teams, age categories and registration fees.
Leading the pack, if you will, is Friday Harbor’s Elle Guard, selected as Player of the Year in the Northwest 1A/2B League’s 2011 fast-pitch softball season. Guard, the Wolverines lead-off hitter and starter at third base, proved to be a major catalyst in Friday Harbor’s late-season surge and improbable post-season run.
On the hottest day of the year, so far, Engel and 240 other runners, and walkers, tested their determination against the heat and the hills of San Juan Island's 7th annual long-distance road run, which features a full 26.2-mile marathon, a 13.1-mile half marathon, and which included a a companion 10K run for the first time this year.
Sunshine and temps in 70’s; forecast couldn’t be better for S.J. Celebrity Golf Classic, June 3 and 4
Topping this year's field of celebrities will be former Husky three-point specialist Ryan Appleby, hydroplane racer Kayleigh Perkins Mallory, her hydroplane racing brother, Brian Perkins, Seattle Seahawks defensive end Craig Terril, legendary Husky quarterback Sonny Sixkiller, drummer Allan White of the rock band Yes; sportswriters Percy Allen and Jim Moore, San Juan Island's own Lisa Morretti, a former professional wrestler, a trio of Seahawks Seagals, and a host of DJ's and radio personalities.
Register for the 2011 Einar Nielsen/Becky Barr Memorial Fishing Classic by June 15 and save $20 off the price of an adult ticket.
Perhaps even more impressive, they also clinched their first-ever berth at the state 1A fast-pitch softball tournament, and then notched a victory over a battle-tested Hoquiam squad Friday in the opener to advance into a showdown against Onalaska in the quarterfinal round.
The Wolverines unleashed a perfect storm both at the plate and in the field to outmuscle three consecutive opponents at the Tri-District playoffs, Saturday, in Mount Vernon. At the plate, they ripped base hit after base hit over 21 innings of play and outscored three consecutive opponents by a combined total of 40-4 en route to claiming their first-ever Tri-District crown.
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