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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.
Jason Nichols steps up from 10 years of assistant coaching to become the new head coach of Vikings Softball for 2014.
The Vikings’ golf team moves forward with new Head Coach Dan Drake, a long-time veteran of sports programs on Orcas Island.
Eight sailors from the Orcas High School sailing team traveled to Seattle Yacht Club Saturday, March 8 to take part in the Northwest District Interscholastic Sailing Association Kick–Off Regatta.
The fourth seed Lady Vikings fought a tough underdog battle against the top seed Toutle Lake Ducks last Saturday in a 57-47 loss in the 2B Regional playoffs at Mark Morris High School in Longview, Wash.
The Orcas Middle School girls seventh and eighth grade Falcon teams wrapped up their season with games last week. The eighth grade girls ended their two-year Falcon career undefeated.
It looked like it was going to be a tight game between the Lady Vikings and the Tacoma Baptist Crusaders, but the Orcas girls leapt far ahead after halftime, eventually clinching the win at 61-42. The Vikings will move on to regionals; their first game is against LaConner on Thursday.
The community is invited to cheer them on during the game in the high school gym. People are being asked to wear white.
The Lady Vikings advanced past the first round of the Northwest 2B Basketball Tournament at LaConner High School defeating the Darrington Loggers, 49-44 on Feb. 12.
After getting out to a slow and cold start against the Cornerstone Christian Cougars, the Orcas Christian School Lady Saints regained composure and did what was necessary to seal the home win in an exciting thriller during the last week of January.
The Viking girls (12-5) hosted the LaConner Braves (15-4) in a home court loss 52-46 on Feb. 4.
Check out this fun Radio Promo for Orcas Christian Basketball. Listen to players from this season and scores from previous games.
The Viking boys (3-9) traveled to Cedar Park Christian on Jan. 31, losing 78-37 against the Lions.
On Dec. 21, Viking boys (3-7) shot the lights out in a tough fought win 85-63 against Shoreline Christian (5-10) on home court.
The American Legion Post 93 of Orcas Island concluded its 35th Annual Salmon Derby on Jan. 19.
The Viking boys basketball team traveled far to face the Darrington Loggers and came out alive with their first league win.
Orcas Island's American Legion Post 93 will host its annual Salmon Fishing Derby for members and guests on Jan. 18 and 19.
The Lady Vikings lost to the LaConner Braves 52-38 after a promising start and an eight point lead at halftime on Jan. 10. The Braves stepped up their game in the second half, but the Vikings lacked the fresh players to keep pace.
The Viking girls basketball team competed in a two-day tournament in Darrington at the end of December, coming away with two wins.
In a clash of the Titans, the Saints of Orcas Christian High School were set to do battle against the Cougars of Cornerstone Christian, as the Saints made the trek to Lynden on Dec. 17.
When Orcas Christian School boys’ basketball coaches presented team captains Michael Harris and Cyrus Amour with the latest grade check report for the team, they made an unprecedented move of cancelling all men’s basketball practices, effectively locking the gym, until the entire team’s academics improved substantially.
The Orcas Island SWISH girls team finished an impressive season, placing second in the 2013 SWISH Basketball League Seventh and Eighth Grade Silver Division Tournament in Mount Vernon on Dec. 14.
The Lady Vikings traveled to play rival Friday Harbor on Dec. 10 for one of the toughest and most contentious games of the season, winning 54-48.
Sixteen students in the fall Middle School Exploratory Sailing Class finished up their last session on Oct. 31 and the boats are now put away for the winter.
Dedication, hard work, passion and sportsmanship define Orcas Christian School basketball, says coach Tim Hance.
Gregg Sasan enters his second year as head coach and anticipates the team to improve, benefiting from stability in the program.