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.

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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.

  • Jun 25th, 2008

Deadline tonight to fully restore athletic budget

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.

  • Jun 25th, 2008

Ochoa named 1A/B All-State starter

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.

Friday Harbor High School lacrosse defeats alumni, 13-12

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.

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A wrap of sporting events on San Juan Island.

  • Jun 18th, 2008

Friday Harbor Sailing Club delivers two big events

With two sailing events in one week, the Friday Harbor Sailing Club outdid itself.

  • Jun 18th, 2008

San Juan golfer sinks hole-in-one, wins tourney next day

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.

  • Jun 18th, 2008

Dunkin’ at Sunken 3-on-3 basketball tournament cancelled

Dunkin’ at Sunken, the annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament at Sunken Park, has been cancelled this year because of poor registration.

  • Jun 18th, 2008

San Juan’s Leo golf tournament raises $2,200

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.

San Juan Dragons Alumni Game Saturday

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?

  • Jun 12th, 2008

Coast Guard reminds boaters of cruise ship, ferry security rules

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.

  • Jun 12th, 2008

San Juan Sailing Foundation offering racing series

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.

  • Jun 11th, 2008

Cuomo, Taylor finish ninth at state

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.

  • Jun 11th, 2008

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  • Jun 6th, 2008

Former UW, NFL star lights up course at San Juan Celebrity Golf Classic

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.

Ellensburg man sets new course record in San Juan Marathon

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.

Going, going gone — San Juan School Board cuts six sports programs

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.

Three miss cut; Matthew Porter a triple jump hopeful

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.

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  • May 26th, 2008

Perkins gives celebs a run for the money

If she swings a golf club like she handles a hydroplane, the rest of the field better just get out of the way.

Cuomo, Taylor finish ninth

Two of four Wolverine golfers finished in the top 10 at the 1A Golf State Tournament at North Bellingham May 20-21.

  • May 26th, 2008

F.H.’s season ends at tri-district

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.

Wolverines’ tennis title hopes end in post-season

Hopes for the Wolverines' tennis team came to an abrupt halt last weekend as everyone went down swinging.

Barnes, GrosJacques, Porters qualify for state

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.

Merrilee Rush headlines at golf classic

The Wells Fargo San Juan Island Celebrity Golf Classic is May 30-31 at the San Juan Golf and Country Club.

  • May 21st, 2008

Taylor wins second bi-district

Friday Harbor’s Jordyn Taylor won the 1A Bi-District Golf Tournament for the second consecutive year May 13, this time at Eagles Pride Golf Course at Fort Lewis.

  • May 21st, 2008

F.H. downs Connell 4-1, takes eighth

The Friday Harbor baseball team claimed an eighth-place finish at State and a shot at advancing into the semifinal round by dealing Connell a 4-1 defeat in the opening round of the state 1A tournament.

Freshman Kelsey Barnes heads to Ohio for basketball invitational

Kelsey Barnes of Friday Harbor High School has been invited to participate in the USA Junior Nationals International Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio, July 21-27.

  • May 21st, 2008

Thursday night racing is back at Jackson’s Beach

The San Juan Sailing Foundation is offering a four-week racing series that starts Thursday, 5:30 p.m. Meet at the Net Shed at Jackson’s Beach.

  • May 21st, 2008

Eat plenty of lasagna and help the sailing team

There will be a live and silent auction and a chance to eat all the lasagna you can handle. Dinner is lasagna, salad, bread, fruit crisp, iced tea and lemonade. High school team members will be on hand to serve and answer any questions that you may have about the auction items or about the team. All the money raised will go toward travel expenses, gas and off-island regattas.

  • May 19th, 2008

Lehr, Lopez, Milkis at quad-district today

Junior tennis player Peter Duggins lost his quad-district qualifier Monday in Coupeville but, according to him, the win couldn't have gone to a nicer guy. "He's a really friendly guy, " Duggins said. "It was a cordial match. We were evenly matched."

  • May 15th, 2008

Taylor wins bi-district; four golfers advance to state

Friday Harbor's Jordyn Taylor won the 1A Bi-District Golf Tournament for the second consecutive year Tuesday, this time at Eagles Pride Golf Course at Fort Lewis. Taylor, a junior, shot an even round 72 at the course, voted the sixth-best golf course in the entire military by Travel and Leisure magazine.

  • May 15th, 2008

Tri-district berth on the line today

The Friday Harbor softball team kept its quest for a state tournament berth alive by dismantling Meridian 6-2 Saturday in the sub-district playoffs at Janicki Fields in Sedro-Woolley.

F.H. clinches berth at state

The Friday Harbor baseball team punched its ticket to the State 1A Baseball Tournament with a 4-2 victory over Orting in the final round of the Northwest District playoffs, Saturday at Stanwood.

F.H.’s Root advances in singles tennis

Friday Harbor senior Amanda Root defeated Coupeville’s Ashley Sanders 6-1, 6-4 Saturday at Coupeville to advance to the bi-district tournament.

  • May 14th, 2008

Register now for June basketball camps

Advantage Basketball Camps is accepting registration for camps scheduled June 16-19, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Friday Harbor High School.

  • May 13th, 2008

In Search of Par

As we piled out of the concierge vans, the breathtaking links-style course was majestically strewn over what seemed like miles of some of the most coveted property in the Tacoma area.

  • May 13th, 2008

Soccer season ends with 2-0 loss to Vashon

The Friday Harbor Wolverines boys soccer team’s season ended May 6 with a 2-0 loss to Vashon Island High School.

  • May 13th, 2008

For Dragons, it was a season to remember

The San Juan Dragons had a scrappy season that they will not soon forget.

  • May 13th, 2008