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It’s almost that time of year again. As summer begins to fade into fall its time to celebrate and appreciate what Moran State Park has to offer. This is one of the key funding components for park projects, other than the gift shop at the summit of Mt. Constitution.
Islanders are invited to get their car washed and eat gyro sandwiches, salad and chips on Saturday, Aug. 30 from noon to 4 p.m. at the American Legion.
Victor Perez’s team was victorious again this year, beating a field of eight, including teams from San Juan Island and Olympia, to win this year’s SummerSpike grass volleyball tournament at Buck Park on Aug. 17.
The Wooden Boat Society of the San Juan Islands is holding the Thirteenth Annual Wooden Boat Rendezvous Sept. 1 to 3 in Deer Harbor.
Not only did Joshua Accomando and Lexi Abel both finish first in the Friday Harbor 8.8K Loop Run, in their respective men’s and women’s divisions, but by doing so they fulfilled a promise to Abel’s mother, Susan Hyde, and soon-to-be stepfather, Jay Lien, on the eve of the elder couple’s wedding.
Show off your art skills with an Art Demonstration, daily, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., at the main building. Get in touch with Kristy Schmidt 378-8655, or shoot her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 37th annual 8.8K Loop Run is Saturday and begins at 9 a.m., on Spring Street, in the center of town. The course heads east out of town, on Warbass Way, follows along Turn Point, to Pear Point, then climbs Argyle Avenue’s “heartbreak hill,” to the finish line at the County Fair.
Join the competition at the 2014 SummerSpike Volleyball Tournament on Sunday, Aug. 17. The four-person coed teams will play on the grass starting at 10 a.m. in Buck Park.
The Second Annual Orcas SummerSlam 3-on-3 Tournament, hosted by Orcas Christian School on July 20, featured 16 teams competing in an action-packed, intense full day of non-stop basketball.
For the first time ever, the Lady Vikings took home the championship at the Anacortes Summer Jam basketball tournament July 19-20.
Orcas Christian School will host two opportunities to play summer basketball. On July 20 is the Second Annual OCS Summer Slam 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament.
The following was submitted by the Funhouse Commons. The Funhouse Commons held its third annual 5K race on July 5 with a total of 89 people.
On Saturday, July 5, the Funhouse Commons will hold its third annual “FC5.” Divisions include a 5K run, 5K walk, and a 1K kids’ run.
It’s baseball season. For men and women age 35 and older who are looking for an opportunity to play softball, come to Buck Park on June 23, at 6:30 p.m.
Orcas Youth Sailing fundraising dinner is on June 29 at the Orcas Island Yacht Club picnic shelter from 4:30 to 8 p.m.
The 2014 NW 1A/2B All-League Baseball Teams announced the following honorable mentions for the Orcas team: Anthony Kaskurs, Pasha Bullock and Mackey Cardinell.
Orcas High School Vikings Golf season came to an end last week with two players going to State Championships.
The Viking softball team (3-12) wrapped up their season with back to back losses against league leader (20-5) LaConner.
Orcas High School seniors (left to right, front row) Shelbi Rogers, Alicia Susol and Bella Nigretto with their families after their final softball home game as seniors.
Orcas High School Vikings Roo Smith and Mara Nutt are moving on to districts.
This week saw the Viking golfers playing Lopez and Grace Academy golfers. Eight out of the 11 Viking golfers are first year participants.
Join the Wooden Boat Society of the San Juan Islands for the third annual Yellow Island Wooden Boat Race, to be held Saturday, May 17 with a start in Deer Harbor on Orcas Island.
Philip Miller has watched the children, who participated in the Annual Bill Yarlott Fishing Derby years ago grow up and bring their own kids back.
The Lady Vikings (3-7) took on Concrete (5-7) on April 29, and lost 15-5, dropping their third straight game to the Lions.
The Orcas Viking baseball, softball and little league teams presented the Darrington Loggers with Orcas jerseys on April 22.
Orcas Viking baseball and softball and little league teams presented the Darrington Loggers with Orcas jerseys. The shirts were signed to show that Orcas athletes care about the mudslide tragedy. The landslide in Oso occurred last month and claimed 41 lives.
Orcas Vikings Shelbi Rogers and Hannah Brunner-Gaydos were asked to play in the All State Basketball Game in Spokane on June 21.
Twelve members of the Orcas High School sailing ream traveled to Port Angles the last weekend in March to take part in the Olympic Cup Regatta.
The Viking girls softball team (1-5) had a challenging three-game week, dropping contests to Concrete, La Conner and Cedar Park Christian Bothell.
Orcas High School senior Bella Nigretto was selected all league first team for basketball and was asked to play in the “East vs. West” game this coming June.
The Orcas High School golfers hosted Cedar Park for a match on April 3. Beautiful weather helped make the match a great experience for all.
The Viking girls softball team (1-2) prevailed 12-9 after a hard-fought game against Forest Ridge on April 1.
The Viking boys had a rough baseball season opener against the Concrete Lions with a 10-0 thumping on March 21.
Spring has sprung and the sun and wind showed up Sunday March 23 at the Sail Sand Point combined division regatta.
Orcas Island Rowing hosted the Lake Stevens Rowing Club for the first spring regatta of the season held at the OIR Boathouse at Cascade Lake while the Island-Madness Indoor Rowing Fest took place the next day at Camp Orkila last weekend.
In this coming year of Viking sports we have a diverse of individuals on the golf team.
Orcas Island native and Bellingham resident Merrick Parnell has been a long-time fan of the game of hockey. His passion for the game runs deep and it’s that passion that led to an experience of a lifetime for Parnell.
Viking athletes will be stationed at Island Market, Country Corner and at the Teezers intersection (more locations pending) collecting donations in support of the Red Cross relief efforts in Darrington from 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday.
The Orcas Saints men’s basketball season went 3-1 at the Auburn Adventist “Hardwood Classic Tournament” at the end of February.
Revamping the program last year after multiple years without a team, Head Coach Jim Passer leads the Vikings Baseball team into its second year, but with a challenge of low numbers.