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On Sept. 17, the Lady Vikings Volleyball team began their season with a loss against league powerhouse LaConner, 3-0.
Sail Orcas has hired Orcas Island native Hannah Tuson-Turner as its new sailing director.
The overall winner and first individual male competitor of the Steve Braun Memorial Triathlon was Grayson Zulauf, pictured above. The annual triathlon is presented by Friends of Moran and held over Labor Day weekend. The individual first female finisher was Lucille Arragain, visiting from France.
The Lady Vikings soccer team lost their season opener against Concrete 2-1 on Sept. 10. On Sept. 12, coming off an exciting Island Cup victory, the Vikings football team hosted a non-league contest against Stellar Prep Academy from Oakland, Calif., losing 28-18.
The Orcas boys will get tested quick with the first game of the season against the reigning State Champions, Mount Vernon Christian.
This is the first year that OCS is part of the Northwest 1B league.
Students from Orcas High School, Orcas Christian School and Friday Harbor High School attended a skills basketball camp hosted by the Orcas Christian School.
Entering her fourth year, Orcas School Athletic Director Vicki Vandermay is as committed as ever, but she starts her first year without a daughter on a team.
A new opportunity for Orcas High School students is the 2015 Viking cross country team. Running is in coach Laura Ann Hohman’s DNA, having done the sport since she was three years old and being active in full and half marathons. Laura and her assistant coach and husband Steve have just relocated from Texas and have their son, Stephen, is on the team.
Chris Doherty returns for his second year as the Lady Vikings soccer coach. “I am really looking forward to this year especially since most of my players have returned and I have really got to know them well,” he said.
Coming off a 2-5 league record, the Vikings will face the three programs fighting for league domination
The hybrid team will play the normal NW 2B football schedule and introduce the Lobo teammates to the Orcas league rivals, which will probably feel all too familiar.
When the coaches of the football teams for both Orcas and Lopez counted heads this summer they came to a very troubling conclusion - "We don't have enough guys!"
Orcas residents Kathryn Aspinall, age 11, and Ray Clever, age 70, had promised supporters to swim at least 10 miles to support relief efforts for Langtang Village in Nepal
Sandlot has been playing tournaments every summer in Mt. Vernon and Ferndale for the past 10 years. This year’s team consists of Josh Claypool, Bobby Curtis, Joe Duenn, Cole Franklin, John Hamel, Reggie Harris, Mayson, Danny McAndrew, Jacob Myers, Tyler Nigretto, Tommy O’Rourke, James Segault and Josh Underdahl.
Join the competition at the 2015 Summer Spike Volleyball Tournament on Sunday, Aug. 16. The four-person coed teams will play on the grass starting at 10 a.m. in Buck Park.
The first annual Ray Jarecki Youth Regatta was sailed on the waters of West Sound July 25 and 25 and it was a huge success.
For the second summer in a row the Orcas Christian School Saints will be bringing in Chris Hyppa for a two-day basketball clinic.
Combat Games’ “Battle at the Bay” was an action-packed night of mixed martial art fighting at the Swinomish Casino in Anacortes on July 11. It was a night that was highlighted by the stellar performances of two Orcas Island fighters: Andy Nigretto and Colt Hausauer.
The Orcas Island Lady Vikings fulfilled their dreams by attending the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Quarter final between England and Canada on July 27.
Orcas Island Rowing is offering a beginning sculling (rowing) class for adults next week. Contact Martin Taylor at martin@OrcasDigerati.com or 298-2086 to reserve a place or if you have questions.
On Saturday, July 4, before the parade, The Funhouse Commons will hold its fourth annual 5K, now named the “Eat and Run” in honor of the many local restaurants sponsoring the race. Divisions include a 5K run, 5K walk, and a 1K kids’ run. Walkers will start at 8:45 a.m., the kids’ race will start at 9 a.m., and runners will start at 9:15 a.m.
The Orcas Christian School Saints Flag Football team ended its season on a winning note after beating Milo Adventist Academy from Oregon 38-30 and claiming a championship n Billings, Mont. over the weekend. The tournament boosted their overall win-loss record to 18-3.
The Orcas Christian Saints Flag Football Team had a second place finish in the Fraser Valley Tournament this past weekend in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada.
It’s time to shake the dust off your glove and start loosening those muscles that tighten up when you sprint to first base. Adult softball begins Monday, June 15 at 6:30 p.m. on the softball field at Buck Park.
Sail Orcas is holding a fundraising dinner on Saturday, June 27 at the Orcas Island Yacht Club picnic shelter from 4 to 8 p.m.
On May 27, Mara Nutt golfed with 30 other female competitors. Each golfer qualified in their own district tournament to play in the WIAA Golf Finals at the Columbia Point Golf Course.
The following Vikings received all-league nominations for baseball and softball:
The Lady Vikings finished the season May 15 with a timely and highly anticipated win against league rival Concrete, 11-9, finishing the year with a 1-13 overall record.
On May 14, six golfers went to the Bi-District Qualification Tournament at the Gallery in Oak Harbor.
The (0-12) Lady Vikings softball team had a rough schedule last week, facing double headers against the league’s top teams. On May 4 the Vikings dropped both games, 17-4 and 17-6, to Friday Harbor while LaConner went home with two wins on May 8, 9-1 and 7-3.
Nine members of the Orcas High School Sailing Team competed at the Northwest Interscholastic Sailing Associations Port Townsend Open Regatta on Saturday May 9.
Junior sailing starts June 22. For the past 22 years Orcas youth ages 8-15 have been introduced to the sport of sailing through this popular program.
The Second Annual Boat Safely Fair will be held on San Juan Island and Orcas Island in conjunction with National Safe Boating Week.
On April 28, the Viking baseball team narrowly lost 4-3 to the Concrete Lions.Miles Harlow pitched well, and the Viking scored early, but "sloppy play and a couple mistakes" allowed the Lions to score in the bottom of the seventh inning for the win, according to coach Jim Passer. On May 1, the Vikings rebounded strong with an 8-0 win over the Darrington Loggers in a shutout performance by pitcher Pasha Bullock, giving up only three hits.
The Orcas Christian Saints are off to a hot start in their 2015 Northwest Canadian-American season.
The Orcas Christian Saints are off to a hot start in their 2015 Northwest Canadian-American(NW Can-Am) season.
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 Orcas Christian School Saints spring flag football team is gearing up for championship play, and over the next eight weeks will have games and tournaments in Vancouver, BC, Portland, Ore., Spokane, Wash. and Billings, Mont. as well as rivalry games against teams from Skagit, Lynden and Darrington.