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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.
On April 3, Viking golfers were lucky enough to play at Snohomish Golf Course, one of the nicer courses in Washington and home to Cedar Park Christian golfers.
The Viking baseball team swept a double header on March 30 against Cedar Park Christian, 12-10 and 15-5.
Brisk southeast winds and sunny skies greeted 28 sailors from Orcas, Friday Harbor and Oak Harbor high schools who competed on West Sound at the Orcas Cup Regatta on April 4.
Check out what is happening with the Orcas High School softball and baseball teams so far this season.
The Orcas High School sailing team has had away regatta madness this March, travelling and competing away from home every weekend in March.
Since March 2, the OHS Vikings golf team has had three matches. One at Friday Harbor, at La Conner and this week golfers enjoyed a sunny day at Lopez.
Steady rain and blustery southeast winds greeted the 106 sailors comprising 19 Northwest District Interscholastic Sailing Association high school teams on Saturday, March 14 at the Western Washington University Lakewood Sailing Facility
Teams from Orcas, Friday Harbor, Bellingham and Mt. Vernon competed in the third annual 5-on-5 tournament at the Orcas high school gyms on March 14. All proceeds benefited the Orcas Booster Club.
The Orcas Vikings high school basketball season has wrapped up and the following students received all-league selections.
Twelve sailors from the Orcas High School Sailing Team traveled to the annual North West Interscholastic Sailing Association Kick-Off regatta at Seattle Yacht Club on Saturday, March 7.
The winning team was organized by Jack Gates, an Orcas High School graduate who now goes to college in Bellingham. He and his friends, calling themselves Chocolate Drop, came in first after a more than 7-hour day of basketball. The team members are: Gates, Von Holmes, Jared Wells, Blake Brogan and brothers Trevin and Kelby Todd.
The Orcas Christian School Saints ladies team finished its first year in the WIAA and the Northwest 1B League.
Come support your basketball-playing islanders this Saturday, March 14 at both high school gyms.
Second-year coach Dan Drake says a talented group of players has returned for the season opener against Friday Harbor on March 12.
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.