Lady Vikings fall to Forest Ridge, boys beat Darrington

Orcas Viking Gwydion Marreth hitting the ball.

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

Head Coach Jason Nichols said the challenges were the same as they’ve been: pitching and defense.

“I am starting to sound like a broken record, but that’s what we need to improve on. We dug ourselves too big a hole too early,” he said.

However, Nichols said a couple of players had strong performances.

“Bethany Hansen went  three to three and had three runs and Madie Hance went three to three and had three RBIs,” he said.

Nichols also took a squad of younger players to a tournament in La Conner and came away with three wins after three games and commented that, “Tori Sturk did a great job pitching.”

Looking at the remainder of the season, Nichols says, “We’ve played each team in the league once, we know what we are up against and we play each team two more times. So we control our future.”

The Viking baseball team came away with a 3-1 win against Darrington, April 14.

The win was needed for Orcas to keep pace with the new league leader LaConner with a 7-4 overall record. Friday Harbor and Orcas are tied for second with 7-2 records with Darrington, 4-4, and Concrete, 2-6.

This week both Viking teams travel to Concrete to take on the Lions.

The Vikings golf team hosted Friday Harbor (4-14) and Cedar Park (4-16) for some great golf. The weather has finally turned and the Orcas Golf Course challenged our high school golfers.

Coach Dan Drake says Mara Nutt is playing strong her senior year and shows potential to place high in the high school league.

Luke Bronn, Serei O’Toole, Rowan Lister and the rest of the Viking golfers have set their sights to play in the league tournament in May, all of them showing improvement each match.