Viking sports

Katy Minnis dives for the ball during the game against Concrete

The Lady Vikings volleyball team had a busy week with three games and a JV tournament jammed into five days.

On Sept. 22, the Lady Vikings lost their second league match against Friday Harbor 3-0.

“We began with intensity and continued to work on keeping that going throughout the match,” said Coach Rebekah Hardee.

Standouts in the game were Emily Nichols with 3 blocks, Parker Landsman with 2 aces, 1 dig, 2 kills and 2 blocks and Jessie Nichols with 3 assists, 5 kills and 3 blocks.

On Sept. 24, the ladies hosted the Concrete Lions in a 3-1 loss. Hardee saw improvement in her team with their first set win.

On Sept. 25, the Vikings traveled to Whidbey Island to play a nonleague game against Coupeville in a 4-1 loss. Orcas competed in a JV tournament in LaConner on Sept. 26 and came away with their first match win against Mt. Vernon.

The Lady Vikings play Darrington this week.

On Sept. 26, the Cross Country team competed in the ninth annual Kings Cross event. Coach Steve Hohman was pleased that all Orcas runners setting their personal best times for the 5k and especially pleased that his son, Stephen Hohman, Jr. won the boys silver 5K race with a time of 18:32.

Other finishes were Cyrus Amour placing 15th, Brother Murphy 21st and Leif Gustafson 40th. Millie Kau placed 21st in the girls event. The team travels to the Burlington-Edison meet this week.

The boys soccer team played Shoreline Christian at home in a 4-0 win on Sept. 22.

“Our passing was on point and combinations between defense and attack were creating opportunities left and right,” said Coach Matt Stolmeier. “Freshman Ethan White opened the scoring, senior Captain Wylie Kau added the second and Carlos Erazo scored two more, becoming the team’s leading scorer.”

The Vikings traveled to Grace Academy for another 4-0 win on Sept. 24. Michael Harlow opened the scoring with “some grit and determination” in front of the goal while Kau added two more before the half and Steven Bodenhamer slammed in the forth late in the game.

On Sept. 26, the Vikings faced Friday Harbor, who placed third in state last year, and lost 4-2. The Vikings travel to LaConner this week.

On Sept. 21, the Lady Vikings soccer team traveled to LaConner for a 6-0 loss against the Braves.

On Sept. 23, the Vikings hosted Friday Harbor in a 3-0 loss. Despite the loss, the Vikings played the Wolverines even through most the of the first half, which was highlighted by a great penalty kick save by Orcas goalie Joanne Mietzner. Just before the end of the first half, the Wolverines scored off a corner kick, ending the half 1-0. The Wolverines added two more goals in the second half. Coach Chris Doherty was pleased with the overall play of his team.

“We played well overall, the defense was strong and the midfield fed the forwards for a couple nice shots on goal,” he said.

The Vikings traveled for a non-league game against the Coupeville Wolves on Sept. 25 for a 5-0 loss. The ladies face Concrete this week.

The Viking football team traveled south for a dominating 53-14 win over Tacoma Baptist on Sept. 26.

The Crusaders put the first points on the board quick after a 60-yard TD pass reception on their second possession, but the Vikings responded with a 35-yard TD run by Vinny Kramer. Orcas took the lead on a two-point conversion from a Miles Harlow pass to Vanya Bullock, making the score 8-7, and never looked back. The Vikings continued the scoring onslaught in the first half with a Kramer rushing TD and a couple TD receptions by Pasha Bullock and Cameron Aragon.

“The offensive line did a great job all day run blocking for Kramer, who ended the day with 182 yards on 12 carries,” said Head Coach Justin Frausto. “Defense was led by Alex Aars and Vanya Bullock. Harlow finished with four TD passes. I felt like the whole team got better which is our goal every week. Our guys are playing faster and smarter.”

The Vikings travel to play the Braves in LaConner this week.