Steve Braun Triathlon this weekend

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.

  • Aug 29th, 2014

Car wash and gyros to support Kings football

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.

  • Aug 29th, 2014

Victorious v-ball team

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.

  • Aug 26th, 2014

13th Annual Wooden Boat Rendezvous in Deer Harbor

The Wooden Boat Society of the San Juan Islands is holding the Thirteenth Annual Wooden Boat Rendezvous Sept. 1 to 3 in Deer Harbor.

  • Aug 19th, 2014

Stories behind 8.8k race champs

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.

Fair competitions and activities

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

  • Aug 14th, 2014

On your mark, get set and go

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.

  • Aug 14th, 2014

Volleyball tourney

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.

  • Aug 6th, 2014

B-ball tournament winners

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.

  • Jul 29th, 2014

Tournament champions

For the first time ever, the Lady Vikings took home the championship at the Anacortes Summer Jam basketball tournament July 19-20.

  • Jul 23rd, 2014

Summer b-ball

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.

  • Jul 15th, 2014

Results from 5K run/walk

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.

  • Jul 15th, 2014

5K run on July 5

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.

  • Jun 17th, 2014

Softball, baseball players needed

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.

  • Jun 10th, 2014

Dinner for Orcas Youth Sailing

Orcas Youth Sailing fundraising dinner is on June 29 at the Orcas Island Yacht Club picnic shelter from 4:30 to 8 p.m.

  • Jun 10th, 2014

Orcas boys make All-League

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.

  • Jun 10th, 2014

Golfers made it to state

Orcas High School Vikings Golf season came to an end last week with two players going to State Championships.

  • Jun 3rd, 2014

Softball gets all-league

The Viking softball team (3-12) wrapped up their season with back to back losses against league leader (20-5) LaConner.

Honoring senior players

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.

  • May 21st, 2014

Golfers on to districts

Orcas High School Vikings Roo Smith and Mara Nutt are moving on to districts.

  • May 20th, 2014

Orcas Viking sports update

This week saw the Viking golfers playing Lopez and Grace Academy golfers. Eight out of the 11 Viking golfers are first year participants.

  • May 13th, 2014

Wooden Boat Race

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.

  • May 7th, 2014

Miller retires from derby

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.

  • May 7th, 2014

Busy time for Lady Vikings

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.

Vikings play Darrington and Friday Harbor

The Orcas Viking baseball, softball and little league teams presented the Darrington Loggers with Orcas jerseys on April 22.

  • May 6th, 2014

Viking athletes give jerseys to Darrington team

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.

  • Apr 23rd, 2014

Rogers and Brunner-Gaydos invited to All State Basketball Game

Orcas Vikings Shelbi Rogers and Hannah Brunner-Gaydos were asked to play in the All State Basketball Game in Spokane on June 21.

  • Apr 23rd, 2014

Sailing regatta in Port Angeles

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.

  • Apr 16th, 2014

Lady Vikings have three-game week

The Viking girls softball team (1-5) had a challenging three-game week, dropping contests to Concrete, La Conner and Cedar Park Christian Bothell.

  • Apr 16th, 2014

Nigretto makes ‘all league’

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.

  • Apr 12th, 2014

Great weather for golf matches

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.

  • Apr 10th, 2014

Two wins for Vikings baseball, softball

The Viking girls softball team (1-2) prevailed 12-9 after a hard-fought game against Forest Ridge on April 1.

  • Apr 10th, 2014

Baseball, softball start season | Slideshow

The Viking boys had a rough baseball season opener against the Concrete Lions with a 10-0 thumping on March 21.

Junior sailing report

Spring has sprung and the sun and wind showed up Sunday March 23 at the Sail Sand Point combined division regatta.

  • Mar 27th, 2014

First regatta for rowing

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.

Golf team kicks off season

In this coming year of Viking sports we have a diverse of individuals on the golf team.

  • Mar 27th, 2014

Parnell is commentator at hockey game

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.

  • Mar 24th, 2014

Vikings step up to the plate for Darrington

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.

  • Mar 24th, 2014

Saints compete at tournament

The Orcas Saints men’s basketball season went 3-1 at the Auburn Adventist “Hardwood Classic Tournament” at the end of February.

  • Mar 18th, 2014

Building a new team | Boys’ Baseball

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.