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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.
Here are the winners of the Day After Valentine's Day Tournament. After 13 games in five hours, it was the team of Troy, Mauro, Stefanie, Stacey, Teodolo, and Aliviah that emerged victorious.
The Lady Vikings have earned a #2 seed into the tournament and will face inter-island rival Friday Harbor on Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 4 p.m. at home.
Orcas Park and Rec will be holding a volleyball tournament at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 15.
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.
Calling all island basketball players. Here is your chance to represent your island in the third Annual 5-on-5 Basketball Tournament on Orcas on March 14 at 9:30 a.m. The cost is $75; proceeds go to the Booster Club.
The Lady Saints finished the season with a league record of 13-3 and will now be headed to the district championship against Mount Vernon Christian on Tuesday.
Feb. 18: At home if a win at Darrington this Friday; away if a loss; Feb. 20: At Sedro Wolley High School; Feb. 21: At Sedro Wolley High School, pending the result of the Feb. 20 game.
On Jan. 27 the Lady Vikings traveled to island rival Friday Harbor for a 48-41 conference win. Losing earlier in the season to the Wolverines, the Vikings came prepared for a physical contest.
Recreational salmon fishing in Marine Area 7 (San Juan Islands) is now only open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday each week.
Henry Meinhardt Moe was the youngest runner in the “Orcas Island 25k Race” in Moran State Park hosted by Rainshadow Running on Jan. 31.
The American Legion Post 93 hosted its 36th Annual Salmon Derby over the weekend of Jan. 24-25.
Start your sports weekend off early by joining the Orcas Vikings and the Orcas Island Booster Club for "Viking Blue Friday."
The Orcas Chrisian School Saints won 52 to 39 against the Lopez Lobos last week. Cyrus Amour led the team with 25 points, Michael Harris followed with 16, while Ryan Flint, Elliott Clause, Nick Hodges and Cameron Aragon scored to help lock in the win.
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 boys and girls basketball teams look to improve their records as they fight for a second to fourth playoff seed spot for the Northwest 2B/1B playoffs that start Feb. 16.
American Legion Post #93 will be hosting its 36th Annual Fishing Derby the weekend of Jan. 23 to 25.
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.
Orcas Christian womens basketball defeated the Tulalip Heritage Blackhawks 49-17 in a televised game at Tulalip on Dec. 16.
Doe Bay’s Pizza and Open Mic Thursday nights from 5 to 10 p.m. in January will benefit Orcas Island Rowing.
Evie Hance, above, of the Orcas Christian School was honored by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association by being named Student Athlete of the Week, Nov. 30 to Dec. 6.
The Alumni basketball game is Saturday, Dec.27 at the high school gym not the "old gym." The girls game is at 12:30 p.m. and the boys game is at 2 p.m.
The Lady Vikings traveled to Skagit Valley for an 81-46 loss to the LaConner Braves on Dec. 16. Facing the top team in the league with a 6-0 record, the 2-2 Vikings led after the first quarter, which Coach Gregg Sasan felt “surprised” the Braves.
The Orcas Christian School Saints football team unveiled their new football jerseys for the upcoming spring flag football season. The Jerseys showcase a cutting-edge modern look while keeping the school’s original colors with the use of “Rave Yellow” and purple numerals.
Orcas Christian School women’s basketball team moved to second in the NW1B League, improving their record to 2-1 with a convincing 71-20 victory over the Lummi Blackhawks.
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.
The sound of basketballs in the gym is once again being heard at Orcas Christian School.
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.
It’s time to start working on your free throws because the Orcas Island Booster Club Annual Hoop Shoot is on Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 6 p.m.
The Viking football and girls soccer teams have been given the sportsmanship award from the Northwest Officials Association.
The Orcas Viking Basketball season will officially begin on Friday, Dec. 5. The Booster Club is teaming up with Orcas Family Connections to collect toys at the game for this year's Giving Tree. For every donation of a new unwrapped toy at the door admission will be free.
Orcas Island was recognized by state leagues for performance in fall sports.
Midnight Madness was held on Nov. 16 at 11:30 p.m. in the high school gym. Why so late? Because at 12:01 a.m. basketball season officially started.
The Vikings (1-8) wrapped up their season with a loss last Thursday during the senior game against the (8-2) LaConner Braves, 53-20 at a windy Dahl Field.
On Thursday, Nov. 13 the community is invited to attend Orcas Island High School’s Fall Sports Spirit Assembly that is taking place in the high school gym.
The Vikings celebrated their first win of the season last Saturday after a 27-26 battle with the Darrington Loggers.
In a howling wind and pounding rain tempest, the Orcas Christian School Saints stormed over the Skagit Adventist Eagles 38-15 on Oct. 23.
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.