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By Katie SchmidtSpecial to The JournalYou know it’s summer when Island Rec…
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.
BOWLINGTuesday Summer Match PointJuly 15 (week 8 of 11)First: Shake & Bake…
They’re familiar faces on the golf course at San Juan Golf and Country Club.
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.
Scores from around San Juan Island.
Island Rec is now accepting registrations for the Co-Ed Softball Tournament on Aug. 2-3.
The Northwest Washington American Institute of Architects annual Golf Tournament benefits the NWAIA Scholarship Endowment Fund.
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.
Sea to Sand. That’s what it’s like cruising up the Columbia River.
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.
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.
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 is offering a sailing class taught by and for women, the weekend of July 11-13.
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.
Island Rec sailing classes got off to a windy start last week. Using boats generously provided by the Sailing Foundation, two classes of aspiring sailors came to Percich Pond to test the waters.
San Juan Island Schools Superintendent Michael Soltman reported that $17,600 has been raised toward a goal of $23,000 needed to fully restore the athletic program for next year.
Wolverine Richie Ochoa’s solid play this year did not go unnoticed as the state’s coaches and sportswriters named him a 1A/B All-State starter.
The second annual Dragons Lacrosse Alumni Game began Saturday at Friday Harbor High School with some of the nicest weather most Dragons players have ever seen.
A wrap of sporting events on San Juan Island.
With two sailing events in one week, the Friday Harbor Sailing Club outdid itself.
It only took Rich Rae 14 years — and probably close to 1 million swings at a golf ball — to produce his first hole-in-one. It happened during Saturday Men’s Club competition at San Juan Golf and Country Club. He used a 9-iron to sink the hole-in-one on the 156-yard par 3 sixth hole.
Dunkin’ at Sunken, the annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament at Sunken Park, has been cancelled this year because of poor registration.
John Towson and golfing members of the Leo Club stood behind a check for $500 for the Save Our Schools fund, at the conclusion of the second annual Leo Club Spring Scramble Golf Tournament June 8 at San Juan Golf and Country Club.
Peter Bonoff and Rob Cuomo live lacrosse. They played in college and they've coached the San Juan Dragons. Cuomo coached the Dragons to the Division II playoffs in his debut year with the team. So will they tip the scales in favor of the Dragons alumni team when they face the 2008 Dragons squad in the annual alumni game Saturday, 1 p.m., at Friday Harbor High School?
The Coast Guard is reminding mariners and recreational boaters to avoid approaching large passenger vessels, such as cruise ships and Washington State Ferries, whether these vessels are underway, moored or at anchor.
The San Juan Sailing Foundation is offering a racing series on Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. Meet at the Net Shed at Jackson’s Beach.
Megan Cuomo, a first-year Wolverine golfer, overcame a nervous debut, inclement weather and the pressure of more experienced golfers to finish in a four-way tie for ninth with a first-round 99 and a second-round 100.
Sports updates and announcements from around the San Juan Islands.
They’re probably still dousing down the hot spots over at the San Juan Golf and Country Club. Former Husky and NFL tight end Cam Cleeland and company set the course on fire for a sizzling first-place finish at the 22nd annual Wells Fargo San Juan Island Celebrity Golf Classic. Cleeland, a familiar face at the annual charitable event, was teamed with local golfers Travis Mager, Kevin McCullough, Scott Williams and Jake Phillips in the event. They smoked the rest of the field by shooting a blistering 56 in 18 holes of golf.
Manuh Santos, 28, of Ellensburg obliterated the competition in Sunday’s sixth annual King’s Market San Juan Island Marathon, shattering the old course record of 2:43.22 and finishing a full 30 minutes faster than last year’s winning time.
At the San Juan Island School Board meeting May 28, the budget ax hit the spreadsheet and six sports programs hit the floor. Football stays. Girls soccer stays. Boys and girls basketball teams stay. Baseball, softball and girls tennis stay. Boys tennis and girls volleyball are gone. Boys soccer is gone. The co-ed sports — golf, track and wrestling — are gone. Cheerleading, not technically a sport since the team doesn’t compete, stays.
Matthew Porter hoped to extend his run toward a state track title Saturday at the 1A State Track Meet at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma.
Have fun this summer while learning a new lifelong recreational skill.
If she swings a golf club like she handles a hydroplane, the rest of the field better just get out of the way.
Two of four Wolverine golfers finished in the top 10 at the 1A Golf State Tournament at North Bellingham May 20-21.
Back-to-back losses at the tri-district tournament brought an abrupt end to the season for the Friday Harbor softball team, May 14 at Sprinkler Fields in Tacoma.
Hopes for the Wolverines' tennis team came to an abrupt halt last weekend as everyone went down swinging.
Kelsey Barnes, Christine GrosJacques, Matthew Porter and his sister Whitney Porter all qualified for the track and field championships, Thursday and Saturday at the tri-district meet at King's High School.
The Wells Fargo San Juan Island Celebrity Golf Classic is May 30-31 at the San Juan Golf and Country Club.