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A foul-prone Friday Harbor squad overcame a chorus of whistles and a 28-point performance from the league's most prolific scorer to clinch a 58-39 win Tuesday at home over Concrete. With the victory, Friday Harbor (9-2 league, 10-9 overall) tallied win No. 4 in a row and positioned itself to complete a 20-game regular-season schedule with a winning record. With a defeat of Mount Vernon Christian at home Friday in the regular-season finale, the Wolverines would finish league play at 10-2 for the second straight year. Tipoff is 6 p.m.
Eleven down and one to go. The Friday Harbor girls basketball team moved one step closer to bagging its first league championship in almost 20 years with a decisive 52-21 win at home Tuesday over Concrete. The Wolverines jumped out to an early lead and never looked back after outscoring the lowly Lions (1-10 league) 16-4 in the opening period. They turned a 24-9 halftime lead into a 26-point advantage by the end of the third period, and then let the starters take a break as their backups, who outscored the visitors 14-10 down the stretch, sealed the victory in the final eight minute of regulation.
With one hour of fishing left in the second day of the three-day Roche Harbor Salmon Classic Invitational, Raymond Francois of Mount Vernon took the lead with a 16.4-pound catch. Earlier in the day, only one ounce separated the three leaders of the seventh annual classic, which began Feb. 4 and concludes Feb. 6.
One ounce separates the top three leaders in the seventh annual Roche Harbor Salmon Classic Invitational, which began Feb. 4 and continues to Feb. 6. The derby was sold out, with 100 boats arriving at Roche Harbor Marina Feb. 4 for the derby kickoff. Joel Shangle of KJR 950 sports radio will broadcast live from the derby all day Feb. 6, with guest Tony Floor, Roche Harbor derby judge.
The Friday Harbor girls basketball team moved one giant step closer to clinching its first league title in more than 20 years with an impressive 54-43 win on the road Feb. 2 at Orcas.
Two big wins for Friday Harbor girls; Andersen scores 14 against Shoreline Christian, 26 points against Darrington | Girls Basketball
Head Coach Eric Jangard emptied the bench for the second straight game as the Wolverines tuned up for a pivotal matchup against Orcas with a 45-24 rout over Shoreline Christian Saturday on the road. Junior Maggie Andersen tallied a team-high 14 points, and senior Kayla Short and sophomore Liz Taylor scored eight points apiece, as Friday Harbor jumped out to an early lead and never trailed against the Crusaders, winless so far in nine league outings.
Fewer turnovers. Quality defense. Better decision-making down the stretch. The Wolverines were firing on all cylinders, but still needed a clutch performance at the free-throw line to lock down a 42-36 victory on the road Saturday at Shoreline Christian.
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The Friday Harbor Wolverines wrestling team will host a wrestling meet on Saturday in Turnbull Gym. Weigh-ins will take place at 11 a.m. Wrestling will begin at noon.
Maggie Andersen scored 26 points to help Friday Harbor overwhelm Darrington 55-31 Jan. 29 at Turnbull Gym, solidifying the Wolverines' hold on the Northwest 1A/2B league lead. Friday Harbor dominated from the start, leading Darrington in each period: 10-9 in the first, 21-16 in the second, 32-22 in the third, and 55-31 at the close.
The Wolverines rang up 11 unanswered points to take control of a tightly-contested game early in the second half, and then took care of business at the free-throw line to upend La Conner 48-34 Jan. 22 at home in Turnbull Gym.
Wolverines rout Mount Vernon Christian, 53-33; host La Conner in pivotal league showdown Friday | Girls Basketball
With the victory, Friday Harbor clinched its fifth win in a row in Northwest 1A/2B League play, improved to 5-1 against league competition and set up what will no doubt prove to be a pivotal match up Friday at home against La Conner.
La Conner takes advantage of absent F.H. offense; Wolverines bid for title share falters 49-41 | Boys Basketball
La Conner feasted on free throws with the game on the line and spoiled Friday Harbor’s bid for a share of the league lead by dealing the Wolverines a 49-41 defeat Jan. 22 in Turnbull Gym. The Braves (7-0 league, 13-2 overall) prevailed in the matchup of Northwest 1A/2B League leaders despite knocking down just a single field goal in the fourth and final period.
The sixth annual Frank Wilson Memorial Winter Blackmouth Derby begins Feb. 1 and continues until April 15. Entry fee is $50. Special T-shirts will be available to order for the derby. All proceeds support San Juan Island Emergency Medical Services (EMS).
San Juan Island Fitness, in cooperation with the Friday Harbor Elementary School PTA, offers another “Kids Night Out.” The first "Kids Night Out" of 2010 will be held on Jan. 23, 5-7:30 p.m. for elementary school grades 2-6. The fun includes swimming under the watchful eye of approved lifeguards, and court games under adult supervision. Cheese pizza and beverage will also be served.
Trailing by five at the break and down by 13 midway through the third period, the Wolverines score 10 unanswered points to finish the quarter and began the fourth and final period down by only three, at 39-36.
There’s something about Concrete that brings out the best in the Wolverines. It may be as simple as having a chance to beat somebody else at their own game. Or it could be that the Wolverines have long played David to a Goliath-like Concrete wrestling program. Either way, expect a crowded house and an all-out struggle as the Wolverines and Lions square off Thursday in Friday Harbor’s Hall Gym. The match gets under way at 4:30 p.m.
The Wolverines shook off a slow start and had a talented Coupeville club on the ropes on their own home court. They just couldn’t land that knock-out punch.
They missed it by that much: Friday Harbor holds Coupeville close until final minute | Boys Basketball
After conquering Whidbey Island, the Coupeville boys’ basketball team added Friday Harbor to its collection. The Wolves, coming off wins over Whidbey rivals South Whidbey and Oak Harbor, slipped by Friday Harbor High School 50-43 Dec. 22 in Coupeville.
Wolverines roll over Shoreline Christian, 50-19; Barnes, Short lead with 12 points each | Girls Basketball
The Friday Harbor girls basketball team is still in search of a win over a quality opponent. But they're taking care of business along the way. The Wolverines ran all over an overmatched Shoreline Christian squad in posting a 50-19 win Friday at home in Turnbull Gym.
Saving the best for last can be a risky proposition. But against Shoreline Christian, it worked. The Wolverines tallied win No. 2 of the season with a dramatic 55-49 come-from-behind victory Friday at home over Shoreline Christian, and evened their record in league play, at 1-1, as well. "It took us a little while to get going," said senior Parker Lawson, who contributed 10 points to the cause. "We came out flat and they jumped on us."
Former Friday Harbor Wolverine Fletcher Vynne is advancing in his baseball coaching career. Vynne, a graduate assistant baseball coach at Seattle University, will join the West Coast League's Wenatchee AppleSox as an assistant coach in summer 2010. Like teams in the Alaska League and the Cape Cod League, West Coast League teams consist of college players. As college players, they are not compensated but are housed with host families. Many West Coast players go on to play professionally.
Fair or foul, the Lighted Boat Parade goes on as it has for 18 years. This Saturday it was cold, about 28 degrees and 5 knots of northerly wind. But, no matter. Ten boats put on a beautiful parade along the harbor shoreline lead by the Friday Harbor fireboat and tailed by the sheriff’s boat. Must admit that the flashing blue lights made me a bit nervous.
The Friday Harbor Tigers won the Fifth and Sixth Grade SWISH League Championship Dec. 12 at Skagit Valley College. The Tigers capped their season by winning the season-ending three-game tournament that day. The Tigers finished the season 8-1 league, 11-1 overall. All of the tournament games were nail-biters, including an overtime victory in the first tourney game.
With 16 games regular-season games to go, the Wolverines are one win away from matching last season's victory total. They can match that mark -- win No. 4 -- at home Friday against Shoreline Christian.
Friday Harbor led 14-9 after the first eight minutes of play, but were outscored 34-21 over the following three quarters as the La Conner rallied as the Braves rallied to clinch the victory in the league-opener for both teams.
The way Jim Cumming put it, those two last pins finally fell over only because they were tired of wobbling. But the record books will say this: Perfect game. Cumming bowled the first 300 game in the history of Paradise Lanes Monday night, rolling 12 consecutive strikes in the second game of last night's league play. For the feat, he will receive a ring from the United States Bowling Congress, the game's governing body. He also wins prizes from local merchants.
The campaign gets a lot tougher from here on out. But for now, the Wolverines and Head Coach Eric Jangard are enjoying the ride after opening the season with back-to-back victories at home over the weekend. That’s right. The Friday Harbor girls basketball team is 2-0.
The Wolverines opened the season with one in the bag and their trigger set on another. But the Falcons of South Whidbey, trailing 19-9 at the end of the opening period, lit up the scoreboard with 31 second-quarter points and kept Friday Harbor at arm’s length after the break to claim a 69-60 victory Saturday in Turnbull Gym.
Brooks, James top winners in Roche Harbor’s first annual Hook ’em & Hold ’em Salmon Derby and Texas Hold ’em Tournament
Dennis Brooks of Mount Vernon was the top fisherman and Scott James of Arlington was tops in poker in Roche Harbor’s first annual Hook ’em & Hold ’em Salmon Derby and Texas Hold ’em Tournament. Thirteen fish were weighed in on Friday, four were weighed in on Saturday.
The start of the winter sports season is just around the corner. But there’s still some business to attend to before closing the books on the 2009 fall sports season. There will be post-season honors a plenty when the Friday Harbor fall sports awards ceremony kicks off at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Turnbull Gym.
The co-champion Friday Harbor Wolverines boys basketball team opens the 2009-10 season with back-to-back home games beginning Friday. In Friday’s season opener, the Wolverines host the Bush Blazers. The Blazers compete in the 1A Emerald City League, a seven-team Seattle-area league dominated by Bellevue Christian.
The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative was implemented June 1 at land and sea ports of entry, requiring travelers — including U.S. and Canadian citizens — to present an approved travel document to establish identity and citizenship when entering the United States. The approved documents include a passport, a U.S. passport card, a NEXUS, SENTRI or FAST trusted traveler program card, and a state- or province-issued enhanced driver’s license (EDL).
Portrait of a champion: Orcas Vikings win state title three years after program’s launch | Girls Soccer
Never before in the history of Orcas High School has a sports team made it to State and won. In 1998, the football team took second place. The golf team and the girls softball team have also earned coveted second places, but not until the Orcas girls soccer team won the state title Nov. 21 has any Viking team gone to State and come back victorious. The Vikings defeated Napavine 4-1 after two scoreless overtimes to win the 1B/2B title. What’s remarkable is that the girls soccer program is only three years old.
As of today, only 15 spots are left in Roche Harbor's first annual Hook ‘em & Hold ‘em Salmon Derby & Texas Hold ‘em Tournament, Dec. 3-5. As of today, there are only seven spots left in Roche Harbor's seventh annual Salmon Classic Invitational, Feb. 4-6.
The San Juan Island Fitness Swim Team competed in its first intramural swim meet Saturday at the San Juan Island Fitness pool. Events consisted of 25-yard freestyle for the younger group to a 200-yard freestyle relay and most everything in between.
I am writing to you in the hope of gaining some well-deserved recognition for the San Juan Youth Soccer teams and coaches who have represented our island so well this fall and will continue to do so until their season ends in early December. These teams play in off-island leagues against other teams who play year-round soccer and often have 50+ players turn out to try out to make the team. In spite of this, our teams play heroically, ferociously, and have a lot of fun. They are a joy to watch and make our island proud every weekend.
Friday Harbor goalkeeper Hannah Snow was named an All-Region award winner by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America for her contributions on and off the field over the course of the 2009 season. The NSCAA award program is designed to recognize excellence in soccer, academics and service to the game by collegiate, high school and youth players across the nation. Each year, the NSCAA recognizes as many as 10,000 players at all levels for their contributions to the game of soccer.
The rest of the field battled over the leftovers as two of San Juan’s top golfers carried their team to victory in the second annual Gobbler Classic, Saturday at the San Juan Golf and Country Club.
Tigers finish second in NCYFL; Steenkolk injured during TD reception, released from hospital after evaluation | Football
Friday Harbor fans, few in number and very cold, held out until the bitter end in hopes that the Senior Tigers would triumph in the 2009 North Cascade Youth Football League championship game on Saturday evening. The Friday Harbor Tigers faced the Burlington Tigers, who they had defeated just a few weeks earlier 18-7. From the beginning, it was a battle of defensive lines and running backs.