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Six Friday Harbor Wolverine teams are headed to playoffs this week

More information and tournament brackets can be found at www.wiaa.com/Dist1

  • May 20th, 2009

Team best: 9 advance to Tri-District, overcome injuries to post strong finish | Track and Field

Friday Harbor Wolverines track coach Darrin Scheffer can’t remember the last time nine of his athletes advanced to the Tri-District meet. “I am very pleased with every team member’s efforts throughout this season,” he said. Individually and collectively, the Wolverines have given him and their fans a lot to be pleased with.

  • May 20th, 2009

Taylor, Howard, Price, McKee, Cuomo advance to State | Golf

Friday Harbor senior Jordyn Taylor won his third consecutive Tri-District Tournament Tuesday at Eagles Pride Golf Course at Fort Lewis. Taylor shot 74 -- par on Eagles Pride's red course -- to win the day and advance to the State Tournament. Megan Cuomo shot 98 to finish second among women and advance to State.

  • May 20th, 2009

Dragons had more season wins, finish tied for second in conference | Lacrosse

The San Juan Dragons’ season ended Saturday in a 13-6 first-round playoff loss to Stadium. It was a season to remember.

  • May 19th, 2009

Next up for Friday Harbor: No. 1 Kalama | Baseball

It’s out of the fire and into the frying pan for the Friday Harbor baseball team. The Wolverines tallied a total of 36 runs in clinching the district’s No. 1 seed and a berth at State with back-to-back blowouts in the Tri-District tournament, Saturday at Sammamish High School.

Friday Harbor needs three in a row to go to State | Softball

The Wolverines struck early and often and kept a shot at State alive by burying Meridian 13-3 in a do-or-die showdown Saturday at the District 1 playoffs in Sedro-Woolley. On the heels of a narrow 3-1 loss to Erika Ramstead and the perennially playoff-bound Pioneers, Friday Harbor jumped all over Meridian and tallied three runs in the first, one in the second and three more in the third, and began inning No. 5 with a 7-1 lead and firm command of the game. And they were just getting started.

World Series pitcher Jeff Nelson joins lineup at San Juan Island Celebrity Golf Classic

Usually, the San Juan Island Celebrity Golf Classic has a guest star who headlines the list of celebrity regulars in the fund-raiser for the islands' non-profits. This year, there will be four: Four-time World Series pitcher Jeff Nelson, U.W. football Hall of Famer Sonny Sixkiller, KING-5 Weekend Sports anchor Lisa Gangel, and Seahawks defensive end Patrick Kerney.

  • May 19th, 2009

Big win for Cowell at Lake Padden

Matt Cowell of San Juan Island aced the 12th hole en route to winning the May Masters tournament May 9 at Lake Padden Golf Course. It was Cowell's first hole in one — 145 yards with a pitching wedge. Cowell started the back nine with an eagle, par, eagle, ace.

  • May 18th, 2009

Wolverines sweep District 1 singles | Tennis

Four players advanced as the Wolverines made the most out of home court advantage and nearly ran the tables at the District 1 playoff Saturday in Friday Harbor.

  • May 13th, 2009

Jordyn Taylor will golf for Western Washington University | Golf

Jordyn Taylor, a senior at Friday Harbor High School, will golf for Western Washington University in fall. Taylor has competed in state tournaments as a Wolverine golfer and wrestler.

  • May 13th, 2009

Early registrations up 21 percent for San Juan Island Marathon | Running

Early registrations are up 21 percent for the King’s San Juan Island Marathon and Half Marathon. “Traditionally, most of the registrations come in four weeks prior to the race, with a surge of day-before registrations at the expo,” race co-director Paul Hopkins said. “So, we’re very pleased with these early numbers and hope the trend continues.”

  • May 13th, 2009

Kayak, canoe race-for-dinner series begins | Racing

The San Juan Island Outrigger Canoe and Kayak Club presents a race series at Jackson Beach on the first and third Tuesdays of every month from May to August. Canoeists, kayakers and rowers will take off from the net shed at Jackson Beach and race around Dinner Island. Every race is sponsored by a different local restaurant, and each week racers have a chance to win a gift certificate to that restaurant.

  • May 13th, 2009

Friday Harbor is top seed at Tri-District | Baseball

The Wolverines grabbed a top slot at the Tri-District tournament and a berth at State with back-to-back wins over familiar foes Saturday at Pipeline Fields in Blaine. And they dodged a bullet along the way.

Wolverines win two at home against league-leading La Conner | Softball

The Wolverines pulled out the bats and pulled off a shocker with back-to-back victories at home over league-leading La Conner Saturday in their regular season finale. Trailing 1-0 in the opener, Friday Harbor blew the game wide open by batting around the order and tallying eight runs in the fourth inning on five timely base hits, including a pair of triples by sophomore Elle Guard.

Big win, big regular season finish for San Juan Dragons | Lacrosse

The San Juan Dragons defeated Whatcom 13-6 at home Saturday to clinch second place in WHSBLA Division II and advance to the playoffs for the second consecutive year. Boys Division I and II state quarterfinal play gets under way May 21. The 31st boys state championships take place May 30 at Memorial Stadium near the Seattle Center.

  • May 13th, 2009

Register now for Island Rec’s disc golf | Disc Golf

If you enjoy spending time in the woods and want to pursue a new hobby, disc golf may be for you. Disc golf is a world-wide leisure sport that appeals to people of all ages and all athletic abilities. Participants will have the opportunity to explore the new Roche Harbor Disc Golf Course and learn all there is to know about this sport.

  • May 13th, 2009

Friday Harbor Wolverines win league championship | Golf

That the undefeated Friday Harbor Wolverines would win the League Championship at par-71 San Juan Golf and Country Club, there was little doubt. But Friday Harbor's golfers weren't taking Thursday's match for granted. Not with the mercury at 49 degrees, not with a chilly breeze blowing in from Griffin Bay, not with rain making the outing a soggy one.

  • May 8th, 2009

Season ends for Wolverines in 7-0 loss to Lynden Christian | Soccer

When Lynden Christian swept past the Friday Harbor Wolverines 7-0 Tuesday, they won themselves a match-up with defending state champions King's later this week. The Wolverines put the wraps on a hard, sometimes frustrating season.

  • May 6th, 2009

Let the post-season begin: Playoffs start Tuesday

Playoffs begin Tuesday for Friday Harbor prep sports. The boys soccer team, which finished the regular season 1-2-8 with a 0-0 finish vs. Cavelero on Thursday, will travel to Lynden Christian on Tuesday for a District 1 playoff game. A loss would end their season; if they win, they advance Thursday to Meridian.

  • May 4th, 2009

Wolverine soccer team hosts Cavelero today | Soccer

The Friday Harbor Wolverines soccer team (1-1-8) hosts Cavelero today, 3:30 p.m. It’s the last game of the season before district playoffs, which begin May 5.

  • May 1st, 2009

Wolverines notch three straight wins | Softball

The Friday Harbor softball team notched three consecutive victories last week to move beyond the .500 mark and recapture some much-needed momentum with five games left in regular-season play.

Four in a row for Friday Harbor tennis team | Tennis

Friday Harbor tallied four wins in a four-day, five-match whirlwind of tennis, thanks in large part to the steady play of its doubles teams.

  • Apr 30th, 2009

Redemption day for the Dragons: San Juan upsets Lynnwood | Lacrosse

Two days earlier, Stanwood ended the Dragons’ five-game winning streak in Friday Harbor 7-6, forcing a three-way tie for second in the Division II Skagit Conference and putting the Dragons on a precarious path to the playoffs. But Saturday, the Dragons shook off the loss and defeated Lynnwood 10-9 at home.

  • Apr 30th, 2009

Nourdine Jensen will be marshal of Opening Day boat parade | Along the Waterfront

Spring has finally sprung and with it comes the boating community’s acknowledgement. Yes, it’s Opening Day that marks this event when sailors shake the moths out of their sails and the power boaters change the oil in the engines. The traditional parade of boats has a dual purpose: one, the old girl has to get her propelling mechanism up and running. And two, she has to look pretty.

Friday Harbor golfers continue to dominate the Northwest 1A/2B League | Golf

Friday Harbor golfers continue to dominate the Northwest 1A/2B League. The Wolverines, 7-0, possibly set a record at Similk Beach Golf Course April 23, shooting 188 to La Conner's 243 over nine holes. Senior Jordyn Taylor led with a 3-under 33, followed by Dustin Howard, 35; Cody Price, 36; Tyler McKee, 41; William King, 43; Quinn Bune, 45; and Megan Cuomo, 50.

  • Apr 24th, 2009

Friday Harbor Wolverines, Coupeville deadlocked at 2-2 | Tennis

Freshmen Micky Leytze and Mandy Turnbull gave the Wolverines a shot to win with a turnaround performance and 7-6 victory in the second set Friday on the road at Coupeville.

Friday Harbor doubles’ teams net win at Cavalero | Tennis

With two on the court, the Wolverines prevailed in a big way, taking seven of nine doubles matches and earning a victory on the road April 15 at Cavalero Mid High in Lake Stevens.

Friday Harbor Wolverines crush Concrete Lions, 11-0 | Baseball

Senior southpaw Richie Ochoa fanned 13, gave up one base hit and drove in four runs as the Wolverines avenged their only loss of the season with a rout on the road.

Hatchery chinook fishing will open in winter in San Juans | Fishing

While the San Juan Islands have been closed to fishing during the winter months for 10 years or more, it is now reopen for hatchery chinook salmon. Due to negotiations with the state, San Juan Island fishing has been expanded from the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Puget Sound.

  • Apr 22nd, 2009

Remedy, Paper Moon win Friday Harbor Sailing Club’s Spring Series | Along the Waterfront

The Spring Series, the beginning of the Friday Harbor Sailing Club's racing year, opened this last weekend with a two-day event better suited to power boats.

  • Apr 22nd, 2009

VW Superbeetle donated for school sports benefit

Purple & Gold, the support group for San Juan Island School District athletics, is sponsoring a fund-raising event to pay for the Friday Harbor High School fall sports program. A barbecued dinner, dance, live music and auction are scheduled May 2, 5 p.m., at Beaverton Valley Business Park.

  • Apr 21st, 2009

Dragons defeat Whatcom 9-6, now firmly in second place in Skagit Conference | Lacrosse

Forest Dayton scored five goals, had two assists and snagged five ground balls in the San Juan Dragons’ 9-6 defeat of the Whatcom Warriors, Saturday at Roosevelt Park. With the win – San Juan’s fifth consecutive – the Dragons improved to 5-2 and took possession of second place in the WHSBLA Skagit Conference, behind Mukilteo (6-0). Next up for the Dragons: They host Stanwood (4-2) on Thursday, then Lynnwood (3-3) on Saturday. (Whatcom, which is now 3-2, defeated Lynnwood 9-8 on March 27).

  • Apr 20th, 2009

Free kung fu demonstration at Rennick’s Friday and Saturday

Master Tom Garriga gives a series of demonstrations of Wu Ji Chyuan Fa Kung Fu at Rennick’s Tae Kwon Do Academy. The academy is located on the corner of Guard Street and Carter Avenue, Friday Harbor.

  • Apr 15th, 2009

Wolverines are maturing, hold Nooksack Valley to two goals | Boys Soccer

The Friday Harbor Wolverines soccer team is maturing. The mostly rookie team, outscored by a total of 40-1 in its first three games of the season, allowed Nooksack Valley only two goals in a 2-0 loss at home Monday. This is a team that has only two seniors and one reliever.

  • Apr 15th, 2009

Add another game to the winning streak: Dragons defeat Skagit Valley 10-3 | Lacrosse

Add another game to the winning streak. The San Juan Dragons defeated the Skagit Valley Flyers 10-3 Tuesday at Skagit River Park, boosting their record to 4-2. They are one game behind conference leader Mukilteo.

  • Apr 15th, 2009

Wolverines go long in sweeping Concrete 13-0, 12-1 | Softball

Never mind the small ball. The Friday Harbor softball team flexed its muscles at the plate in tattooing back-to-back losses on Concrete Saturday at home. The Wolverines outscored the Lions by a combined score of 25-1 in a convincing sweep of the league doubleheader.

Concrete tags Wolverines with first loss of season | Baseball

Forget about a repeat of last season’s undefeated run through the regular season. Concrete rebounded from a 9-0 loss in the opening game of Saturday’s doubleheader at Hartman Field and dealt the Wolverines a decisive 9-1 defeat in the sequel.

Spring break over; prep sports in full swing

Spring break is over and prep sports are in full swing. Here's the (busy) schedule for San Juan Island's high school athletes.

  • Apr 14th, 2009

PHRF and Cruising division races this weekend in Griffin Bay | Sailing

The Friday Harbor Sailing Club announces the following sailboat race series. Saturday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Griffin Bay and San Juan Channel. PHRF and Cruising divisions. Sunday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Griffin Bay and San Juan Channel. PHRF and Cruising divisions. The event is a two-day racing series sponsored by the Friday Harbor Sailing Club. Register online at www.fridayharborsailing.com. Entry fee: $10, covers both days sailing. Race one or both.

  • Apr 14th, 2009

Key games ahead for San Juan Dragons | Lacrosse

The San Juan Dragons’ home lacrosse game Saturday vs. Lynnwood was rescheduled because of spring break. The Dragons (3-2) travel today to Skagit Valley (0-4). See SanJuanJournal.com for results.

  • Apr 14th, 2009