by Marty Zier
The Vikings golf team sent a diluted squad due to illness to Anacortes to play La Conner and Mt. Vernon on March 29.
Four members of the Orcas High School received stand out honors this year for their athletic performance during the season.
by Marty Zier
The Viking Golf team, lead by head coach Bobby Olmsted, opened the season at home on Tuesday, March 17 against two strong teams, LaConner and Mount Vernon Christian. Although the teams were fortunate enough to have a sunny day, the difficulty of the Orcas course did not elude the players.
Submitted by Orcas sailing
Bobby Olmsted was a pillar of Viking golf as the head coach for 11 years.
Orcas rowing started their crack-of-dawn practices earlier in the year on Cascade Lake. Meeting before school and on Saturdays, this group of dedicated athletes has practice three to five days a week, including fitness, erging and on-the-water technique and racing.
Photo by Teri Nigretto photo. For the second year in a row, team Chocolate Drop won the March Mayhem basketball tournament sponsored by Orcas Park and Rec on March 12. Left to right: Randy Evans, Michael Buethorn, Kelby Todd, Von Holmes, Jack Gates, Chad Hunt, Trevin Todd, Jared Wells and Rick Todd.
Head coach Jim Passer has reason to be optimistic this year, coming off an impressive 10-4 regular season and his entire lineup returning.
Third year head coach Jason Nichols inherited a very young team and finds himself in his second major rebuilding year with just a 14 player roster.
Burly Hildreth beat out the competition by one stroke to win the Pacific Northwest Junior Mini-Tour.
After a successful 2015-2016 campaign which saw the first league title in school history, Orcas Christian School Saints, Boys basketball players, have been named Northwest 1B All Conference Team. And Head Coach, Ryan Davis, was named Coach of the Year. The Lady Saints were awarded the league's sportsmanship award.
Submitted by Orcas Island Wrestling coaches Jason Dean and Rob Harvey.
The Lady Saints kicked off a new era in their 2015-2016 season with a revamped coaching staff led by Head Coach Roger Worley. Joining Worley on the bench was Michelle Bechtel, a college basketball standout while at Walla Walla University, and Troy O'Neal, a seasoned veteran and coach of the game who has worked with many local basketball programs.
Coach Gregg Sasan has a young team to contend with as only two varsity players return and nine new players join the varsity squad. The young Vikings have their work cut out for them according to Sasan.
by MERRICK PARNELL
by MERRICK PARNELL
The Orcas Christian School Lady Saints return to the WIAA's Northwest 1B after a successful inaugural during the 2014-15 season, where the team saw a 14-8 record and a playoff appearance.
Head Coach Corey Wiscomb can sense the excitement surrounding his basketball team. With the return of his entire team, Wiscomb is optimistic as well after taking his young team to the playoffs last season for the first time in five years. And his core guys have been busy, spending time in the weight room, doing plyometrics to elevate athletic skills and attending summer camps gaining valuable experience playing against AAA teams. The camps paid off according to Wiscomb.