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Friday Harbor Wolverines perform the ‘National Anthem’ and win the game

The Friday Harbor Wolverines faced the Braves on Tuesday, May 10 at…

  • May 12th, 2011

State berth up for grabs as Wolverines host Bellevue Christian, Thursday, 5 p.m. | Baseball

The Wolverines will square off against Bellevue Christian Thursday at Hartman Field…

  • May 12th, 2011

Three test their mettle at Utah ‘Ironman’

The heat took its toll as three islanders joined about 1,600 athletes…

  • May 10th, 2011

Wolverines face Orcas today in pivotal league double header | Softball

The Friday Harbor softball team is lighting up the scoreboard and racking…

  • May 5th, 2011

Friday Harbor’s Gurushinge closes in on school triple-jump record | Track & Field

Now with something to shoot for, Friday Harbor senior Dasuni Gurushinge is…

  • Apr 12th, 2011

Wolverines come from behind to notch 16-15 win over Orcas

With two outs and down by a run, senior Margaret Nash drove home fellow senior Hannah Starr with the game winning run as Friday Harbor put the finishing touch on a 16-15 come-from-behind victory Friday at home over Orcas.

  • Apr 12th, 2011

It takes a village to launch a ‘Cup’; Orcas sails to victory | Around the Waterfront

Our editor put a shot across my bow saying that there would…

Nash belts 2-run HR to cap Wolverines’ come-from-behind 8-5 win | Baseball

That age-old phrase of "saving the best for last" would be a…

Wolverines down Granite Falls, 4-1; Taylor delivers game-winner

Senior Roy Taylor smacked a two-run single to put Friday Harbor out…

  • Mar 23rd, 2011

Marty Chevalier lands 19-pounder, claims lead of Frank Wilson fishing derby

Move over Mr. Whalen, it's Marty's turn at the top. Friday Harbor's Marty…

  • Mar 22nd, 2011

Bune, Cuomo finish first as Wolverines top Orcas | Golf

Friday Harbor's Quinn Bune bested blustery conditions and a field of seven…

  • Mar 22nd, 2011

Wolverines bring home quartet of all-league awards | F.H. Basketball

Friday Harbor’s Maggie Andersen earned all-league top honors for the second straight…

  • Mar 16th, 2011

Around the Waterfront: Simanis, ‘Little Blue’ claim 2011 Shaw Island title | Guest Column

Ho! We had the wind this year. Came in bunches, but we…

Friday Harbor heavyweight Willy Dunn clinches berth at state Mat Classic | Wrestling

— Editor's note: This story has been corrected from its original version…

Friday Harbor ambushed in season-ending 56-36 defeat | Girls Basketball

The season came to a screeching halt as the Friday Harbor girls…

Stanwood’s Derek Floyd lands catch of the day — make that derby | Sports

Floyd hooked the prize-winning fish, a 28.10 pound Chinook, on Saturday, Feb. 5, Day 2 of the two-day tournament. He netted $10,000 by hooking the biggest fish and edged out Bellingham's Richard Sakuma, who earned $5,000 with a 22.04 pounder, good enough for second place.

  • Feb 8th, 2011

Wolverines battle No. 10 ranked Kings in Wednesday’s post-season opener | Girls Basketball

Head Coach Eric Jangard and crew, with a four-game win streak in tow, will be charting unfamiliar territory in their clash at Kings. It’s the first time they’ll square off against the Knights in Jangard’s five-year tenure at the helm. Tip off is 4:30 p.m.

Pins aplenty as Wolverines gear up for post-season against Nooksack and La Conner | Wrestling

By Scott Rasmussen The Wolverines will have a few more wins — and a few more as pins — when they hit the playoff mat this weekend for post-season competition. Seniors Shawn Cutting (160 pounds) and Maverick Blake (152) notched wins at home Wednesday against La Conner, and then Saturday against Nooksack Valley, to boost what are already some impressive individual regular-season marks. Cutting, 24-5 in the regular season, pinned his opponent in the first round to add a quick six to the team’s 30-21 win over La Conner. Blake, at 24-3, made even quicker work of his opponent, tallying six more with a pin in the opening moments of first round. “Everything is just starting to flow and come together this year,” Cutting said. Those two veterans will join senior Willy Dunn (285) in leading an otherwise inexperienced Friday Harbor squad in its quest to advance beyond the sub-regionals, which, for the boys, begin Saturday at Squalicum High School. The girls, including Friday Harbor senior Kia Johns (135) get underway Friday. The Wolverines roster, though thinner than it was at the start of the season, includes not only seasoned veterans, like Blake, Cutting and Dunn, but several talented underclassmen as well. Head Coach Neil MacDiarmid expects sophomore Marquis Napier and freshman Sam Ibold have the skills and stamina do more than just hold their own at sub-regional match,. “Last year was one of our best years,” MacDiarmid said. “We took a lot of kids to regionals a year ago. I hoping to take at least five or six kids there again this year.” Regionals begin Feb. 12 at Bellevue Christian.

  • Feb 1st, 2011

Wolverines blow by Orcas, 55-33, on eve of showdown against Darrington | Girls Basketball

Senior Maggie Andersen tossed in a game-high 16 points and Larissa Nash added 12, as Friday Harbor led from start to finish in sweeping the two-game season series against its inter-island rival.

  • Jan 27th, 2011

Wolverines ride late-game rally to outpace La Conner, 46-38 | Girls Basketball

Trailing by a single point at the half, the Wolverines outscored the Braves by two after the break to go up by one, at 32-31, heading into the final eight minutes of regulation. They doubled the offensive output of the home team in the fourth quarter, 14-7, to clinch the come-from-behind victory.

7th Annual Frank Wilson Memorial fishing derby begins Feb. 1 | Sports

The derby runs Feb. 1 through April 15. That's more than two months of competitive fishing, and for a good cause.

  • Jan 19th, 2011

Shooting touch heads south as Wolverines fall to Lynden Christian, 62-45 | Girls Basketball

Trailing 15-8 after the first period, Friday Harbor continued to struggle from the field and, more importantly, at the free-throw line in the second quarter. They managed just seven points in the period and went into the locker room down by double-digits, at 32-18, at the break.

Wolverines survive nail-biter, edge past Shoreline Christian in 59-56 win | Boys Basketball

Trailing by eight points with six minutes left in the final period, the Wolverines outscored the Crusaders 14-5 over the next three-plus minutes to erase the deficit. They took their first lead since the opening period, at 55-54, as Tanner Buck knocked down a short-range jumper with 2:45 remaining in regulation.

Friday Harbor dismantles Darrington, 78-51 | Boys Basketball

Tanner Buck tossed in 16 points and Preston Ukra added 14 to pace Friday Harbor on the offensive end.

  • Jan 7th, 2011

Wolverines stumble in 45-39 loss at home to Darrington | Girls Basketball

The well ran dry down the rest of the way, as Darrington (9-1) scored nine the next 11 points to hand the Wolverines their second-straight defeat, a 42-39 loss, in a pivotal clash between Northwest 1A/2B League title contenders Tuesday in Turnbull Gym.

  • Jan 6th, 2011

Win streak ends as Mount Baker hands Wolverines first loss of the season, 53-46 | Girls Basketball

The Wolverines, who missed their first 10 shots of the game, trailed 14-4 after the first quarter and played catch-up the rest of the way.

Seventh-grade girls win second-consecutive SWISH tournament title

The seventh-grade girls SWISH basketball team took first place in the SWISH tournament Dec. 11 in La Conner. The girls endured a six-week season, with games every Saturday off-island and 6 a.m. practices in Turnbull Gym.

  • Dec 15th, 2010

Wolverines clobber Coupeville, 50-17, to notch third win in a row | Girls Basketball

The Wolverines jumped out in front early, led 28-9 at the break, held Coupeville to just two points in the third period, and then coasted to victory in their first game of the season before the home crowd. Friday Harbor's starting five sat out the bulk of the final period as the backups outscored Coupeville 9-6 while sealing the win.

Tyler Hart scores winning touchdown for EWU in Division I playoff | Football

Former Friday Harbor standout Tyler Hart caught the game-winning touchdown pass on the first play of overtime as the Eastern Washington Eagles defeated North Dakota State in the quarterfinals of Division I football playoffs, Dec. 11 at Cheney.

  • Dec 13th, 2010

Twenty spots left for 2011 Salmon Classic Invitational at Roche Harbor

Only 20 spots remain in the eighth annual Salmon Classic Invitational at Roche Harbor, Feb. 3-5, 2011. Anglers from the Northwest and Canada compete for more than $30,000 in cash and prizes including $10,000, first place; $5,000, second; $3,000 third; $2,000, fourth; $1,000, fifth; $2,000, Mystery Fish; $2,000 Best Boat Total Weight.

  • Dec 10th, 2010

Wolverines bury La Conner by 20 in win No. 2 of the season | Girls Basketball

The Friday Harbor girls basketball team notched its second straight win on the road, and its second straight by 20 points or more, with a 52-32 victory Dec. 8 at La Conner. Maggie Andersen tossed in a game-high 19 points and fellow senior Kelsey Barnes added 14 as the Wolverines took a 10-point lead into the locker room at the half, and then outscored the Braves 31-21 after the break to claim the win. Junior Liz Taylor had nine points.

  • Dec 9th, 2010

Friday Harbor defeats South Whidbey 67-28 in opener | Girls Basketball

The Friday Harbor Wolverines stepped on the gas in the second period and ran away with a season-opening 67-28 win Dec. 4 at South Whidbey. Knotted at nine points each at the end of the first quarter, Friday Harbor outscored the Falcons by 10 in the pivotal second period and led 27-17 going into the locker room at the half. The Wolverines landed the knock-out punch after the break, tallying 22 points in the third period while holding the home team to just three.

  • Dec 8th, 2010

Wolverines stumble 67-43 in season-opening loss at South Whidbey | Boys Basketball

The South Whidbey Falcons dealt the Friday Harbor Wolverines a sizable 67-43 defeat in Friday Harbor's season-opener Dec. 4 at South Whidbey. South Whidbey senior Riley Newman tallied 17 points to lead all scorers, and fellow senior Tyler Norris dominated play in the low post, dropping in 6-of-11 shot attempts for 12 points and grabbing five rebounds.

Big Kahuna nets Resurrection Derby’s top prize | Fishing

They call themselves the Big Kahuna. And after two days on the water, four fisherman from Marysville landed a prize equal to their name by reeling in the biggest fish in the inaugural Resurrection Derby, sponsored by the San Juan Islands Chapter of Puget Sound Anglers.

Sixth annual San Juan Island Turkey Trot is Thanksgiving Day, 9 a.m.

The Trot gets underway -- come rain or shine -- on Thanksgiving Day at 9 a.m., in front of the Best Western Friday Harbor Suites, 680 Sprint Street, which doubles as the location of both the start and the finish lines.

  • Nov 22nd, 2010

A close encounter in Wonsan, North Korea | Around the Waterfront

In the early 1950s, it was routine to send destroyers into the port of Wonsan, North Korea, to disrupt any shipping or army activity, so in due course I received orders to proceed there to destroy any targets of opportunity. The harbor of Wonsan is roughly the size of Elliott Bay in Seattle, with some rather vertical-sided low hills in which the North Koreans had dug caves to conceal defensive artillery. The guns were mounted on a tracked carriage that could roll out, fire, and then return within the cave.

‘I got hugs from everybody’: Scott Olinger bowls a 300 game at Paradise Lanes

After the eighth frame, Scott Olinger knew his game was on. Four balls later, he proved himself right and finished with the ultimate accomplishment. Olinger, 49, kept his focus to bowl a perfect game at Paradise Lanes during Wednesday night league competition, Nov. 3. It's his sixth 300 game in league play and his first since 1994. He also has four non-league 300 games to his credit. (The game's governing body, the United States Bowling Congress, records and awards a ring for 300 games bowled in sanctioned league play.)

  • Nov 5th, 2010

Satin, Cole second in doubles at District 1 tournament; Place is third in singles | Tennis

Friday Harbor's Parker Satin and Ryan Cole placed second in doubles at the District 1 tennis tournament Oct. 20 at Coupeville. They will play a pigtail match in May in an attempt to advance to the Quad-District tournament. Hayden Place finished third in singles, qualifying as a Quad-District alternate.

  • Oct 30th, 2010

Roche Harbor Salmon Classic Invitational Feb. 3-5; half of spots filled by Oct. 26

The eighth annual Roche Harbor Salmon Classic Invitational is Feb. 3-5. The derby traditionally fills long before the entry deadline. As of Oct. 26, 50 of 100 entry spots had been filled. The 2010 Derby sold out on Dec. 5, 2009. The invitational is a three-day sport fishing extravaganza that attracts anglers from all over the Northwest and Canada. More than $30,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded.

  • Oct 26th, 2010

Wolverines complete undefeated League season with 1-0 defeat of Orcas at home | Girls Soccer

The Wolverines completed their undefeated League season (8-0, 11-3-1 overall) by defeating Orcas 1-0, Tuesday at home. The regular season finishes with a non-league scrimmage featuring varsity and JV squads at La Conner on Oct. 25. The Wolverines' first playoff game is in Edmonds Oct. 27 against King's.

  • Oct 21st, 2010