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Friday Harbor High School's fall teams are rapidly approaching the District 1 playoff portion of their seasons. The District 1 Tournament is used to determine the seeding of the 1A teams in District 1. There are six 1A teams in District 1 (with the exception of tennis), but they play in three different leagues.
The San Juan Island chapter of Puget Sound Anglers will present the first annual Resurrection Derby on Dec. 2-4, at Friday Harbor. The event is part of the Northwest Marine Trade Association’s Salmon Derby Series and is a major fund-raiser for the Puget Sound Anglers’ salmon and habitat enhancement projects.
Stacey Tangney and Meghan Hoffman were the first finishers of the Run Ladies Run Half-Marathon, Oct. 17 in Friday Harbor. About 70 runners and walkers participated in the 13.1-mile event.
Friday Harbor junior Hayden Place battled into a tie-breaker but fell just shy of taking the No. 1 singles match in an 8-7 (7) loss, Oct. 13 at Cavelero. Ryan Cole and Parker Satin evened the match with a 8-4 win in No. 1 doubles. But Cavelero netted three more doubles victories.
Friday Harbor finished fourth in the Cascadia Cup Sail Sand Point competition, Oct. 16 at Lake Washington. Thirteen high school and college teams hit Lake Washington under clear, sunny skies and temps in the upper 50s. The first race in A Division got started at 10:30 a.m. in a 3-knot northerly. The wind dropped to almost nothing during A Division’s second race, when a solid breeze filled the course as the fleet rounded the leeward mark.
Friday Harbor finally hit pay dirt in the fourth quarter as quarterback Don Galt and running back Roy Taylor hooked up on a 30-yard touchdown pass. But a lone TD pass proved too little and much too late as the Wolverines fell 41-7 Oct. 15 at Nooksack Valley in a clash between Division 1A regional rivals.
The Friday Harbor Wolverines won their third consecutive League soccer title with an efficient win over Concrete, Oct. 14 at Concrete. In the past, the team has been slow off the mark in their games with the Lions, but not this day.
‘We’re going in the right direction’: Volleyball team dominates Shoreline Christian in second win of season
The Friday Harbor volleyball team hasn't had much to celebrate this season. Then Shoreline Christian came along. The Wolverines busted loose with pent-up delight and some sense of relief after burying a young and inexperienced Crusaders squad in three straight game to seal their second win of the year, Oct. 12 in Turnbull Gym.
We all know the stereotype: The cute and popular girl, the peppy outfit, the perpetual smile. There is not much room for variation in the image of the cheerleader. That image, however, fails to stand up in Friday Harbor High School: The nine-girl squad achieves levels of physical and mental ability that set them far apart from stereotype.
The Friday Harbor Wolverines boys tennis team has prevailed two of the last three outings, with wins against South Whidbey and Lake Stevens and Coupeville continuing to be the toughest hurdle on the courts.
The Friday Harbor Wolverines volleyball team fell 3-1 in its only regular-season bout against Division 1A regional rival Meridian, Oct. 2 in Turnbull Gym. The Wolverines clinched a game midway through the match to keep their hopes of an upset alive, but the Trojans, who improved to 4-2, rallied to seal the victory in four games. With the loss, the Wolverines dropped their fourth consecutive match and fell to 1-3 in Northwest 1A/2B League play and 1-5 overall.
Well, the youngest and newest sailor in the club, Kevin Lewis, showed the rest of us how to do it. We’re talking about the second annual Mitchell Bay International Regatta on Haro Strait Oct. 2 and 3.
Two-time San Juan Island Quest Adventure Race winner John Pachuta came up short this year. Kirkland resident Peteris Ledins finished the Sept. 25 race in 4 hours 8 minutes to win the 2010 title. Course Producer/Manager Brent Molsberry included kayaking, mountain biking, orienteering, trekking, and a couple of “special” tasks for the competitors this year. Special tasks included bike polo and standup paddleboard.
Run Ladies Run, the women-only running group, is sponsoring a half-marathon Oct. 17. At 13.1 miles, the half-marathon is roughly twice the distance of the group’s first event, a 10K run/walk that drew 123 participants on a drizzly day in March.
Jim Lawson caught a 32.10-pound king in the Einar Nielsen Becky Barr Fishing Classic, outdistancing the competition to win the tournament and its first prize of $5,000. The 26th annual classic was Sept. 23-26 at Roche Harbor. All proceeds from the classic supports scholarships for graduating high school seniors. In June, the classic awarded about $15,000 in scholarships.
Ron Bates won the San Juan Golf and Country Club club championship, in competition that ended Sept. 12. It’s Bates' second club championship; he won in 2006. Bates defeated Thane Bolger, Steve Duzan and Jim Schuman for this year's title.
Minor Reinforcement, a new, local non-profit, and Vic’s Drive-In are working together to provide a safe place for students to meet up with friends, hang out, and eat after the two remaining home football games.
The Friday Harbor Wolverines suffered their fourth consecutive defeat in a 49-7 runaway loss Oct. 1 at Lynden Christian. Friday Harbor, trailing by 21 midway near the end of the second quarter, tallied its only touchdown of the game on a 8-yard run by sophomore quarterback Donny Galt. That’s as close, however, as the Wolverines would come to clawing their way back into the contest.
Since 2006, the Friday Harbor Wolverines girls soccer team has taken as its cause increasing awareness and raising funds for breast cancer education, research and support for those who are ill. October 2010's activities have included the continued sale of "Kicks Against Breast Cancer" pins, and of pink ribbons and baked goods. The team's kickoff to the month was a mini-camp for island youth soccer players Oct. 2, led by members of the team.
What kind of season is the Friday Harbor Wolverines girls soccer team having? The girls have clinched at least a tie for the league title — and there are seven regular season games to go. In nine games, the team has allowed only four goals, one of those in a shootout. Fourteen of 18 players have scored. And the team doesn't give up. The home league game Thursday against La Conner ended in a tie, and Friday Harbor won 2-1 in a shootout.
The Wolverines started off with a bang. But a flurry of miscues and mistakes — a fumble here, an interception there — added up to a second-half shutout as Friday Harbor fell 37-14 at home Sept. 24 in its first of two regular-season meetings against Nooksack Valley.
A couple of bright spots in tough tennis loss in Coupeville; Coyne, Chadwick win exhibition doubles match 6-1, 6-2 | Boys Tennis
Strong winds and an experienced Coupeville squad prevailed Sept. 24 as the Wolverines boys tennis team fell 4-2 in the match between 1A rivals, on Whidbey Island. The Wolverines grabbed an early lead when juniors Hayden Place and Zack Reitan tallied a victory by default in No. 1 doubles.
The Friday Harbor Wolverines girls soccer team will present a soccer camp for young players, Oct. 2 from 3-5 p.m. The camp follows the Wolverines’ home game against Meridian.
The Lynden Christian volleyball program has earned a reputation. And the Wolverines found out in a hurry just how powerful the perennially playoff-bound Lyncs can be. Friday Harbor (1-2) fell in three straight as an overpowering Lyncs squad cruised to victory Sept. 25 on their home court. Lynden Christian (3-1) wasted little time in sealing the match by tallying scores of 25-12, 28-8 and 25-6 en route to the win.
The Friday Harbor football team suffered its worst loss in school history in a 64-7 blowout Friday at Meridian. It's the most points ever allowed by the Wolverines -- they gave up 59 to Sultan in 1995 -- and the 57-point margin of defeat ties the team's previous negative point spread, a 57-0 shutout by Orcas in 1998.
Aggressive play and goals by Clara Brand and Megan Goudie propelled the Friday Harbor Wolverines to a 3-0 win over the Orcas Vikings, Sept. 14 at Orcas. The Vikings played with high intensity, but the Wolverines outplayed them, doing an excellent job keeping the ball on their half of the field throughout the game and firing numerous shots on goal, team manager Madi McPadden reported.
The Wolverines varsity soccer team faced off on Saturday afternoon in a non-league game against Port Townsend. The Wolverines did not quite anticipate the aggression of their opponent but quickly reciprocated. The girls started off the first half playing mostly defense, with established players Maggie Andersen and Larissa Nash holding their flat four formation strong. A well-placed goal by the Port Townsend offense came at the end of the half in the 40th minute.
The Friday Harbor Wolverines' girls soccer season got off to a nice start with a solid 4-0 win over 2A South Whidbey, Wednesday at home. The win was especially gratifying for the seniors, whose previous experience against the Falcons going back to 2007 were 3-6, 0-6 and 1-4 losses. This year’s mix of new and established players has come together quickly, and the team gave the large home crowd an entertaining performance.
The Friday Harbor Wolverines and the Orcas Vikings meet Friday for the Island Cup game, at Friday Harbor. Kick-off is 6:45 p.m.
Friday Harbor's Tanner Buck had a hand in all four touchdowns as the Wolverines opened the season with a decisive 29-8 win Sept. 3 at La Conner. Buck, a senior, tossed two touchdown passes and rushed for another two as Friday Harbor turned a 15-2 halftime lead into a runaway victory down the stretch against the Division 2B Braves. La Conner, led this year by a new head coach, proved a worthy opponent in the trenches despite the lopsided score, Friday Harbor Head Coach Darrin Scheffer said.
The final race of the Friday Harbor Sailing Club racing season Saturday, 28 August, ended without the bang with which it started. With a good turnout of nine boats and a nice light breeze, the fleet got off to a good start. Kevin Lewis as Race Committee ordered a nice course from Mitchell Bay, across Haro Strait to Kelp Reef, then around Low Island off the County Park and back to Mitchell Bay. All went well until we reached mid-channel and felt the full force of the ebb.
The Friday Harbor volleyball team will open the 2010 season by participating in a multi-team jamboree Saturday at Mount Vernon Christian. After Saturday's jamboree, a pre-season showcase, the Wolverines will then be playing for keeps as they begin a 15-game regular-season schedule Sept. 8 on the road at Coupeville.
Friday Harbor native Matt Cowell, now of Bellingham, shot 144 over two rounds to finish tied for second in the PNGA Amateur Public Links Championship at Lake Padden Golf Course, Aug. 28-29. Jack Kelly of North Bend won with 137.
San Juan Golf and Country Club will host the Kiwi Classic Golf Tournament and Auction on Sept. 11 to raise money to help defray Phil McKee's medical expenses. McKee, a long-time golf club member, is battling Stage 4 non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
The oldest fishing classic in the San Juans is getting some updated features — including social media and a website.
Island Towing dominated from Day 1 to finish Island Rec’s co-ed softball season undefeated at 10-0 and with its sixth-straight A League title. Can you say dynasty? Second-place Distinctive Stone (8-2) gave the defending champs a run for their money — actually, a trophy and league title T-shirts.
Test your running prowess — and raise money for scholarships — in the 33rd annual Friday Harbor 8.8K Loop Run, Aug. 21. Registration is $15 for children 12 and younger, and $20 for racers 13 and older. All fees include race entry, entry into the San Juan County Fair and an event T-shirt.
The 40th Shaw Island Classic hosted by the San Juan Island Yacht Club on Aug. 7 had the potential of being one of the most challenging in the event’s history, with forecasted winds of 17 knots and a nearly 10-foot tidal range creating a flooding current of over 2 knots at Reid Rock. However, with no wind developing, the fleet was basically hove to.
Island Rec’s Skateboard and BMX Competition is scheduled for Aug. 29, 12:30 p.m. The competition will be held at the Skateboard Park, which is located on the San Juan County Fairgrounds. There will be emcee, music and prizes. There are three divisions: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced.
Bob Wilson and Dan Boes will instruct a hunter safety course on San Juan Island this month. Seating is limited to 20. Register online at http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/huntered/classes/basic.php