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The Vikings golf team sent a diluted squad due to illness to Anacortes to play La Conner and Mt. Vernon on March 29.
Last Saturday's double-header against Orcas was a mixed bag for the Orcas baseball team.
The Lady Vikings softball team opened their league play with a double-header at home against La Conner on March 29. The Braves took the games 10-3 and 10-7.
On Tuesday, Feb. 16 the girls will play Friday Harbor at 4:45 and the boys will take on La Conner. Both game are at the Sedro-Woolley High School. If either team wins, they will play again on Feb. 18 – the girls against La Conner and the boys against Friday Harbor. If they lose, then they are done with play-off games.
The Orcas boys enter the final stage of the season 9-3 in league behind Friday Harbor 10-2 and LaConner 12-0 before competing in the play-offs. At 5-5 in league, the Lady Vikings trail Mt Vernon Christian at 7-5, Friday Harbor 11-1 and undefeated LaConner at 12-0.
It was a busy week for the Vikings during homecoming.
The Lady Vikings volleyball team lost 3-0 to Mt. Vernon Christian on Oct. 5.
“We handled the game quite well, only conceding a penalty late in the game,” said Coach Matt Stolmeier, recalling it was the Braves who knocked the Vikings out of playoff contention last year in a bruising match. “Stand out player was Gerardo Jimenez who showed his attacking prowess by scoring four goals in 15 minutes. Other goal scorers include Wylie Kau, Michael Harlow and Steven Bodenhamer. Five of our goals had beautiful assists.”
The Lady Vikings volleyball team had a busy week with three games and a JV tournament jammed into five days.
On Sept. 17, the Lady Vikings Volleyball team began their season with a loss against league powerhouse LaConner, 3-0.
The (0-5) Lady Vikings lost to Forest Ridge Friday, April 17, 9-3, and continue to look for their first win.
The Viking baseball team, despite a setback last week from a 10-5 loss to the LaConner Braves, still sit atop the Northwest 1A/2B league, albeit with close company.
The Viking baseball team swept a double header on March 30 against Cedar Park Christian, 12-10 and 15-5.
Check out what is happening with the Orcas High School softball and baseball teams so far this season.
Second-year coach Dan Drake says a talented group of players has returned for the season opener against Friday Harbor on March 12.
Resurrecting the baseball program at Orcas High School has been the focus of third-year head coach Jim Passer.
Rebounding from a rough inaugural 3-12 season, coach Jason Nichols faced the inherit problem of a small team: not enough players often playing unfamiliar positions.
The Viking boys lost in the first round of the 2B Bi-District playoffs on Feb. 14 against Auburn Adventist 84-63, but the 7-7 season overall was really a win.
The Orcas Vikings and the Orcas Booster Club invite all of Orcas Island to come cheer on the Viking Basketball teams as they head into playoff action.
Both Viking teams wrapped up the week with critical wins to move into their final regular season game this week, a non-league contest against powerhouse Auburn Adventist.
On Jan. 20 the Lady Vikings hosted Cedar Park Christian for a 56-42 win. The Vikings employed a stifling full court press, forcing Cedar Park turnovers but were clearly in a shooting funk, ending the half up only 24-13. Viking points from the free throw line helped maintain the lead.
The Lady Vikings basketball team, 2-3 in conference and 5-5 overall, played through the holidays and new year, mixing it up with league, non-league and international teams.
The Viking basketball teams wasted no time jumping into the winter season, with each team cramming four games in the first week of the season.
Great coaches preach the “next man up” mantra to inspire athletes to step up and carry the load when called upon.
Head Coach Gregg Sasan smiles as he starts his third year as the girls basketball coach with help from loyal assistants Sada Aschraft, Amber Paulsen and Donna Hall and manager Melanie Flint.
The Vikings celebrated their first win of the season last Saturday after a 27-26 battle with the Darrington Loggers.
The boys soccer team had a rough week as they stumbled going into the last pivotal few games to make the playoffs with losses against Friday Harbor and LaConner.
The Viking boys soccer team (5-8) lost their only game last week 4-3 against Shoreline Christian (4-9) and prepare for away games this week against Friday Harbor and LaConner.
The Vikings (0-5) faced Friday Harbor (4-1) for the second meeting of the season ending in another loss, 30-6.
Vikings volleyball played two of the better teams in the league and got swept in both contests. On Sept. 30, Orcas traveled to Darrington for a 3-0 loss against the Loggers, one of the top teams in the league.
The Vikings football team traveled to LaConner for a 43-6 loss under the lights in Skagit Valley. Suiting up only 14 players versus 36 Braves, the Vikings showed resolution and commitment to their teammates and school as they once again faced an insurmountable task. At half, a well-executing Brave team lead 36-0.
The Viking boys soccer team had a challenging week, facing some of the best teams in the league.
The Lady Vikings soccer team hosted the LaConner Braves on Sept. 22 in a 4-0 loss. The Vikings had a very tight defensive first half limiting the Braves to one break away goal. The Braves continued to put pressure on the goalie in the second half with two deep kicks and a penalty kick after a hands call.
A look at the Vikings' recent games. The Sounder follows football, soccer and volleyball
The Viking Volleyball team opened their season with a non-league home game against island rival Lopez Island in a 3-0 win.
Matt Stolmeier enters his ninth year coaching the boys Viking soccer team and has a strong group of 15 returning players to take on a restructured league that now includes Friday Harbor.
The Viking softball team (3-12) wrapped up their season with back to back losses against league leader (20-5) LaConner.
The Lady Vikings (3-7) took on Concrete (5-7) on April 29, and lost 15-5, dropping their third straight game to the Lions.
The Viking boys had a rough baseball season opener against the Concrete Lions with a 10-0 thumping on March 21.
Orcas Island Rowing hosted the Lake Stevens Rowing Club for the first spring regatta of the season held at the OIR Boathouse at Cascade Lake while the Island-Madness Indoor Rowing Fest took place the next day at Camp Orkila last weekend.