Marty Zier

Marty posted 108 stories to Islands' Sounder.
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Vikings golf update

The Vikings golf team sent a diluted squad due to illness to Anacortes to play La Conner and Mt. Vernon on March 29.

  • Apr 11th, 2016 11:39pm

Orcas vs FH baseball | Slideshow

Last Saturday's double-header against Orcas was a mixed bag for the Orcas baseball team.

  • Apr 11th, 2016 11:33pm

Viking spring season is on | Slideshow

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.

  • Apr 4th, 2016 11:02pm

Vikings battle hard in the district play-off games | Next games are Feb. 16

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.

  • Feb 15th, 2016 10:34pm

Viking b-ball teams are bound for playoffs

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.

  • Feb 2nd, 2016 5:55pm

Vikings homecoming sports coverage | Photos

It was a busy week for the Vikings during homecoming.

  • Oct 27th, 2015 12:24am

Orcas Vikings give it their all

The Lady Vikings volleyball team lost 3-0 to Mt. Vernon Christian on Oct. 5.

  • Oct 13th, 2015 8:14pm

Football and soccer teams bring home victories

“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.”

  • Oct 5th, 2015 9:01pm

Viking sports

The Lady Vikings volleyball team had a busy week with three games and a JV tournament jammed into five days.

  • Sep 29th, 2015 5:06pm

Viking sports coverage

On Sept. 17, the Lady Vikings Volleyball team began their season with a loss against league powerhouse LaConner, 3-0.

  • Sep 22nd, 2015 7:34pm

Lady Vikings fall to Forest Ridge, boys beat Darrington

The (0-5) Lady Vikings lost to Forest Ridge Friday, April 17, 9-3, and continue to look for their first win.

  • Apr 22nd, 2015 7:17pm

Vikings fall to La Conner

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.

  • Apr 14th, 2015 7:14pm

Vikings baseball, softball coverage

The Viking baseball team swept a double header on March 30 against Cedar Park Christian, 12-10 and 15-5.

  • Apr 8th, 2015 10:51pm

Vikings teams kick off season

Check out what is happening with the Orcas High School softball and baseball teams so far this season.

  • Apr 3rd, 2015 4:55pm

Seasoned golfers return | Sports preview

Second-year coach Dan Drake says a talented group of players has returned for the season opener against Friday Harbor on March 12.

  • Mar 12th, 2015 10:56pm

Baseball team looking at a strong season | Sports preview

Resurrecting the baseball program at Orcas High School has been the focus of third-year head coach Jim Passer.

  • Mar 12th, 2015 8:37pm

Softball team doubles players from last year | Sports preview

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.

  • Mar 12th, 2015 8:32pm

Vikings wrap up season | Slideshow

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.

  • Feb 24th, 2015 5:52pm

It’s play-off time

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.

  • Feb 11th, 2015 8:40pm

Vikings head into playoffs

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.

  • Feb 10th, 2015 7:19pm

A look at Viking basketball games

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.

  • Jan 28th, 2015 8:05pm

Vikings take to the court

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.

  • Jan 14th, 2015 11:26pm

Vikings basketball brings the heat

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.

  • Dec 16th, 2014 11:53pm

A rebuilding year | Sports preview

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.

  • Dec 9th, 2014 8:22pm

New coach for the boys | Sports preview

Great coaches preach the “next man up” mantra to inspire athletes to step up and carry the load when called upon.

  • Dec 10th, 2014 5:50pm

Football team has first win

The Vikings celebrated their first win of the season last Saturday after a 27-26 battle with the Darrington Loggers.

  • Nov 5th, 2014 11:41pm

Tough week for Vikings

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.

  • Oct 28th, 2014 7:47pm

Vikings near play-off season

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.

  • Oct 21st, 2014 8:49pm

Orcas homecoming ushers in fall

The Vikings (0-5) faced Friday Harbor (4-1) for the second meeting of the season ending in another loss, 30-6.

  • Oct 15th, 2014 7:15pm

Football team battles hard | Slideshow

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.

  • Oct 7th, 2014 2:56am

Viking volleyball | Slideshow

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.

  • Oct 7th, 2014 2:56am

Viking soccer update | Slideshow

The Viking boys soccer team had a challenging week, facing some of the best teams in the league.

  • Oct 7th, 2014 2:43am

Fall sports update

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.

  • Oct 2nd, 2014 12:05am

Last week in Vikings high school sports | Slideshow

A look at the Vikings' recent games. The Sounder follows football, soccer and volleyball

  • Sep 23rd, 2014 9:20pm

Fall sports are underway

The Viking Volleyball team opened their season with a non-league home game against island rival Lopez Island in a 3-0 win.

  • Sep 16th, 2014 10:14pm

Strong returning players for boys’ soccer

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.

  • Sep 11th, 2014 4:00pm

Softball gets all-league

The Viking softball team (3-12) wrapped up their season with back to back losses against league leader (20-5) LaConner.

  • Jun 3rd, 2014 6:56pm

Busy time for Lady Vikings

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.

  • May 6th, 2014 9:18pm

Baseball, softball start season | Slideshow

The Viking boys had a rough baseball season opener against the Concrete Lions with a 10-0 thumping on March 21.

  • Apr 4th, 2014 6:05pm

First regatta for rowing

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.

  • Mar 27th, 2014 6:56pm