Second consecutive win for Friday Harbor girls soccer team

Whitney Porter scored two goals and Shelby Ness had one goal and…

  • Sep 19th, 2008

Porter has four goals, one assist in 6-0 defeat of North Sound Christian

The Friday Harbor Wolverines broke a two-game losing streak — and how…

  • Sep 18th, 2008

Friday Harbor tennis team slips by Wolves for season-opening win

The Friday Harbor tennis team opened the season on the right foot…

Risks of fishing in wartime | Around the Waterfront

In the early 1950s during the Korean War, one of the jobs…

Red Team walks away with Ryder Cup title

In an event touted by some male golfers as the best local…

Wolverines doomed by penalties, turnovers costly in 20-7 loss

Take away the flags, the five interceptions and a first half marred…

24th annual Einar Nielsen/Becky Barr Fishing Classic Sept. 25-28

The 24th annual Einar Nielsen/Becky Barr Memorial Fishing Classic is Sept 25-28…

  • Sep 16th, 2008

Wolverines outscored 13-1 in first two soccer games

It’s been a rough start to the season as the Wolverine girls…

Wolverines take the brunt of Lynden Christian’s spikers

In the first game of the season, the Friday Harbor Wolverine girls…

  • Sep 16th, 2008

Friday Harbor’s Cole Franklin shines in Linfield debut

Pressed into duty, former Friday Harbor quarterback Cole Franklin engineered a 12-point…

  • Sep 16th, 2008

Friday Harbor clobbers Orcas 42-7 in season opener

The Friday Harbor Wolverines got out of the gates looking a little wobbly and a bit uneven at times in the season opener Friday. But a rash of penalty flags, a fumble or two and a nagging case of first-game jitters early on couldn't stop the Friday Harbor football team from claiming its fifth-straight Island Cup with a bruising 42-7 victory at home over the visiting Orcas Vikings.

Friday Harbor Sailing Club has tough time at Single Handed | Around the Waterfront

The Friday Harbor Sailing Club sailed its next-to-last race of the season, the Single Handed, on Saturday with a thud.

Can we go five in a row?; Island Cup game is Friday, 7 p.m.

The coveted Island Cup will be up for grabs Friday when the Wolverines open the season at home, under the lights, against an Orcas Island squad which undoubtedly will come to town looking to settle the score.

Sailors have a good time despite rain

Squalls, doldrums and rain; sailing students braved it all at Jackson’s Beach last week.

  • Aug 29th, 2008

Cowell, Schuman win Kranick Memorial Golf Tournament

Rain-soaked fairways and greens wreaked havoc at the annual Herb Kranick Memorial Golf Tournament Saturday and Sunday. It was the first time the tournament was opened to golfers younger than 55, and two collegiate golfers — Matt Cowell and Pearl Schuman — walked away with the tournament’s best scores.


GOLFMerchant LeagueSan Juan Golf and Country ClubThrough Week 14Haley’s Bait Shop 138San…

  • Aug 28th, 2008

Well child, sports physicals Aug. 13, Sept. 3 | Sports Briefs

The San Juan County Health Department has scheduled sports physicals and well child exams on Aug. 13 and Sept. 3.

  • Aug 13th, 2008

Skippers make tough decisions in Shaw Island Classic | Around the Waterfront

The 2008 San Juan Island Yacht Club-sponsored Shaw Island Classic started exactly at 1200 Saturday, 9 August, with 61 racers.

Bird, Weedon win Member/Guest

Saturday’s rainy skies toyed with the entire field, but it didn’t matter a whit to the San Juan/ Lopez duo of John Bird and Fred Weedon, who both shot 5-under their handicaps Sunday and walked away with the annual Member/Guest Tournament title at San Juan Golf and Country Club.

Island Towing claims fourth straight title | Co-ed Softball

Another title. Another trophy. Another championship T-shirt. Can anyone out there dethrone Island Towing? The A Division powerhouse rebounded from an early-season loss and tallied five consecutive victories to claim its fourth-straight crown in the upper division of the Island Rec Co-ed Softball League.

Skyhawks Sports Camp returns to San Juan Island | Sports Briefs

Skyhawks is the largest provider of youth sports programs in the country. Each program focuses on the development of individual sports skills in a safe, positive and encouraging environment.

  • Aug 6th, 2008

Weather reports are hard to find at ‘Cape D’ | Along the Waterfront

This column is a continuation of a series on a Columbia River cruise.

Catching up with sailors John and Ann Bailey | Along the Waterfront

Last week, wife Peg and I were pleased to have Ann and John Bailey visiting with us.

Couldn’t be better, but most unlikely to happen again | Along the Waterfront

Sand to Sand. John Bailey left us in Astoria, returning to Seattle by train while the remaining crew — daughter Carol, Peg and I — toured the city. Astoria is most interesting: must do is the museum with graphic pictures and stories of the Bar, the Columbia Lightship, the climb up Coxcomb Hill and the Astor Tower with its overview of the area.

McKee, Bates win Two-Man Best Ball

Local duo Phil McKee and Ron Bates had little trouble at the annual Two-Man Best Ball Tournament at San Juan Golf and Country Club, shooting 65 on Saturday and a 69 on Sunday to capture the gross division.

Island Rec program teaches basic seamanship

By Katie SchmidtSpecial to The JournalYou know it’s summer when Island Rec…

  • Jul 23rd, 2008

Sports Briefs

The 2008 Summer Salmon Derby, hosted by the Puget Sound Anglers San Juan Islands Chapter and sponsored by Haley’s Bait Shop & Grill, is modeled after the Frank Wilson Memorial Blackmouth Derby.

  • Jul 23rd, 2008


BOWLINGTuesday Summer Match PointJuly 15 (week 8 of 11)First: Shake & Bake…

  • Jul 23rd, 2008

Sports Briefs

They’re familiar faces on the golf course at San Juan Golf and Country Club.

  • Jul 19th, 2008

A lost pot may catch, kill 75 crabs each year

On July 2, the summer crabbing season began in San Juan County. The WSU Beach Watchers Program reminds crabbers that using a crab pot escape cord prevents needless waste of the crab resource. Volunteers are reaching out to all crabbers to hand out information about crab pot escape cords and to provide free samples of the cord.

  • Jul 18th, 2008

San Juan Scoreboard | July 16

Scores from around San Juan Island.

  • Jul 17th, 2008

Co-ed softball tourney registration open | San Juan Sports Briefs

Island Rec is now accepting registrations for the Co-Ed Softball Tournament on Aug. 2-3.

  • Jul 17th, 2008

Shuksun Golf Course to host annual NWAIA tourney

The Northwest Washington American Institute of Architects annual Golf Tournament benefits the NWAIA Scholarship Endowment Fund.

  • Jul 16th, 2008

Friday Harbor Baseball Boosters Club to host alumni game

Bragging rights and more will be on the line when the Friday Harbor Baseball Boosters Club hosts its first Wolverine alumni game and fund-raiser July 26 at Hartman Field. Game time is TBD.

  • Jul 16th, 2008

Couldn’t be better, but most unlikely to happen again | Along the Waterfront

Sea to Sand. That’s what it’s like cruising up the Columbia River.

EWU soccer coaches put San Juan girls through the ringer

It’s soccer camp for the high school, and an unusual one for local players. Wolverine Coach Mark Fishaut called in some coaches of a quality not normally seen on-island. George Hageage and his wife Tamara run the women’s soccer program at Eastern Washington University. They came to the island last week to offer a soccer camp for Fishaut’s team. Some 29 girls and three boys signed up for the week-long camp.

Petermans bicycle to S.F. for women’s health

Friday Harbor High School graduates Amber and Kelsea Peterman bicycled from Seattle to San Francisco to raise money for – and awareness of – women’s health issues in sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Jul 2nd, 2008

San Juan School District’s athletic budget restored

Down by $800,000 at the half, the San Juan Island School Board last week disclosed that by the end of the third quarter, they had nearly made a comeback, closing on their opponent — a nearly 10 percent budget shortfall — to less than $100,000. With three months to go, the $100,000 in cuts, which would have eliminated the entire athletic budget, has been averted thanks to an overwhelming and committed team effort and a spectacular end-of-the-quarter play by Islanders Bank, who came up with the last $5,400 to restore the high school’s athletic program to last year’s funding levels.

Island Rec offers women’s sailing class July 11-13

Island Rec is offering a sailing class taught by and for women, the weekend of July 11-13.

  • Jul 2nd, 2008

Bates takes San Juan Open golf tournament for second time

Ron Bates won his second San Juan Open, shooting a par 71 on Saturday’s first round and finishing Sunday with a 78. Bates’ combined score for both rounds was 149.