The Friday Harbor tennis team righted the ship last week with back-to-back wins on the road at Coupeville and Lynden high schools. The Wolverines (5-3) avenged a recent loss against 1A rival Coupeville with a convincing 4-1 win on Oct. 8.
It’s easy to forgive Friday Harbor volleyball coach Travis Mager and the rest of the Wolverines for accentuating the positive despite being swept at home by La Conner last week in three straight games. The Wolverines nearly pulled off what no other team has against the perennially playoff-bound Braves, who have yet to lose even a single game this season. Friday Harbor gave La Conner, 7-0 in league, all it could handle in two rounds and almost stole the opener.
In a game loaded with big plays, none proved bigger for Friday Harbor than having a pass picked off on the first play of overtime. It set the stage for a dramatic 27-21 loss to Lynden Christian which, though arguably tops in entertainment value, knocked the Wolverines down to the bottom rung in the competition for post-season play.
The sixth annual Salmon Classic Invitational at Roche Harbor Resort is Feb. 5-7. The blackmouth derby is a three-day sportfishing event that attracts anglers from all over the Northwest and Canada. There are more than $25,000 in cash and prizes.
Ron Bates, Frank Fagan and Bob Wingate were elected to three-year terms Sunday on the San Juan Golf and Country Club Board of Trustees. The board consists of 10 members who elect a president, vice president, secretary and treasurer. Members also serve on committees: Finance, Greens, Handicap/Memorial, House, Membership, Publicity, Special Projects, Tennis, and Tournaments.
The Seattle Lutheran Saints drew first blood, and they were last to draw it too. But in between, Friday Harbor tallied 35 unanswered points and coasted to a victory Saturday at home that wasn’t even as close as the 35-15 final score might suggest.
Friday Harbor is now 4-0 in the Northwest 1A/2B League after beating Mount Vernon Christian 3-1 at home, Tuesday. After their inspired play against Meridian the prior Saturday, the team came out a bit flat and allowed their opponents to control play for much of the first 20 minutes. Still, no goal was yielded and, as the Wolverines stepped up their play, they were rewarded by goals from Whitney Porter (unassisted) and from Ingrid Carlson (assisted by Shelby Ness).
The Friday Harbor Wolverines had a dramatic come-from-behind win over Orcas Sept. 23 to improve to 3-2 and take the lead in the Northwest 1A/2B League. It’s a tenuous lead, however, but more about that later.
The Friday Harbor football team jumped out to a quick start Saturday on the road at Nooksack Valley. Thanks to a fumble recovery deep in Pioneer territory, the Wolverines grabbed a 7-0 lead when quarterback Michael Ausilio and tailback Eddie Nash hooked up on a 14-yard touchdown pass early in the first period. But that’s about the time the flags really started to fly.
The Friday Harbor Wolverines notched their third consecutive tennis win Sept. 23, obtaining a 3-2 victory at home Tuesday over Lake Stevens. The Wolverines lost to Coupeville on the road Thursday. Their record is now 3-1.