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The American Legion Post 93 hosted its 36th Annual Salmon Derby over the weekend of Jan. 24-25.
Start your sports weekend off early by joining the Orcas Vikings and the Orcas Island Booster Club for "Viking Blue Friday."
The Orcas Chrisian School Saints won 52 to 39 against the Lopez Lobos last week. Cyrus Amour led the team with 25 points, Michael Harris followed with 16, while Ryan Flint, Elliott Clause, Nick Hodges and Cameron Aragon scored to help lock in the win.
On Jan. 20 the Lady Vikings hosted Cedar Park Christian for a 56-42 win. The Vikings employed a stifling full court press, forcing Cedar Park turnovers but were clearly in a shooting funk, ending the half up only 24-13. Viking points from the free throw line helped maintain the lead.
The boys and girls basketball teams look to improve their records as they fight for a second to fourth playoff seed spot for the Northwest 2B/1B playoffs that start Feb. 16.
American Legion Post #93 will be hosting its 36th Annual Fishing Derby the weekend of Jan. 23 to 25.
The Lady Vikings basketball team, 2-3 in conference and 5-5 overall, played through the holidays and new year, mixing it up with league, non-league and international teams.
Orcas Christian womens basketball defeated the Tulalip Heritage Blackhawks 49-17 in a televised game at Tulalip on Dec. 16.
Doe Bay’s Pizza and Open Mic Thursday nights from 5 to 10 p.m. in January will benefit Orcas Island Rowing.
Evie Hance, above, of the Orcas Christian School was honored by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association by being named Student Athlete of the Week, Nov. 30 to Dec. 6.
The Alumni basketball game is Saturday, Dec.27 at the high school gym not the "old gym." The girls game is at 12:30 p.m. and the boys game is at 2 p.m.
The Lady Vikings traveled to Skagit Valley for an 81-46 loss to the LaConner Braves on Dec. 16. Facing the top team in the league with a 6-0 record, the 2-2 Vikings led after the first quarter, which Coach Gregg Sasan felt “surprised” the Braves.
The Orcas Christian School Saints football team unveiled their new football jerseys for the upcoming spring flag football season. The Jerseys showcase a cutting-edge modern look while keeping the school’s original colors with the use of “Rave Yellow” and purple numerals.
Orcas Christian School women’s basketball team moved to second in the NW1B League, improving their record to 2-1 with a convincing 71-20 victory over the Lummi Blackhawks.
The Viking basketball teams wasted no time jumping into the winter season, with each team cramming four games in the first week of the season.
Great coaches preach the “next man up” mantra to inspire athletes to step up and carry the load when called upon.
The sound of basketballs in the gym is once again being heard at Orcas Christian School.
Head Coach Gregg Sasan smiles as he starts his third year as the girls basketball coach with help from loyal assistants Sada Aschraft, Amber Paulsen and Donna Hall and manager Melanie Flint.
It’s time to start working on your free throws because the Orcas Island Booster Club Annual Hoop Shoot is on Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 6 p.m.
The Viking football and girls soccer teams have been given the sportsmanship award from the Northwest Officials Association.
The Orcas Viking Basketball season will officially begin on Friday, Dec. 5. The Booster Club is teaming up with Orcas Family Connections to collect toys at the game for this year's Giving Tree. For every donation of a new unwrapped toy at the door admission will be free.
Orcas Island was recognized by state leagues for performance in fall sports.
Midnight Madness was held on Nov. 16 at 11:30 p.m. in the high school gym. Why so late? Because at 12:01 a.m. basketball season officially started.
The Vikings (1-8) wrapped up their season with a loss last Thursday during the senior game against the (8-2) LaConner Braves, 53-20 at a windy Dahl Field.
On Thursday, Nov. 13 the community is invited to attend Orcas Island High School’s Fall Sports Spirit Assembly that is taking place in the high school gym.
The Vikings celebrated their first win of the season last Saturday after a 27-26 battle with the Darrington Loggers.
In a howling wind and pounding rain tempest, the Orcas Christian School Saints stormed over the Skagit Adventist Eagles 38-15 on Oct. 23.
The boys soccer team had a rough week as they stumbled going into the last pivotal few games to make the playoffs with losses against Friday Harbor and LaConner.
The Lady Vikings sparkled last week improving against a strong Friday Harbor team and achieving their first win of the season against the Concrete Lions.
The Viking boys soccer team (5-8) lost their only game last week 4-3 against Shoreline Christian (4-9) and prepare for away games this week against Friday Harbor and LaConner.
The Vikings (0-5) faced Friday Harbor (4-1) for the second meeting of the season ending in another loss, 30-6.
The homecoming assembly is on Friday, Oct. 10 at 1:10 p.m. in the gym. The community is invited. A parade will go through Eastsound at 2:50 p.m. Following the parade, watch the boys’ soccer team at Dahl Field starting at 4 p.m.
Vikings volleyball played two of the better teams in the league and got swept in both contests. On Sept. 30, Orcas traveled to Darrington for a 3-0 loss against the Loggers, one of the top teams in the league.
The Vikings football team traveled to LaConner for a 43-6 loss under the lights in Skagit Valley. Suiting up only 14 players versus 36 Braves, the Vikings showed resolution and commitment to their teammates and school as they once again faced an insurmountable task. At half, a well-executing Brave team lead 36-0.
The Viking boys soccer team had a challenging week, facing some of the best teams in the league.
The OCS Flag Football team recently traveled overseas and then across the border to compete in the Frazier Valley Flag Football Tournament held in Aldergrove, Canada. They dominated both of their tournament draws and won 40-6 VS the Frazier Valley Lions and 33-6 VS their mainland rivals The Skagit Valley Eagles.
The Lady Vikings soccer team hosted the LaConner Braves on Sept. 22 in a 4-0 loss. The Vikings had a very tight defensive first half limiting the Braves to one break away goal. The Braves continued to put pressure on the goalie in the second half with two deep kicks and a penalty kick after a hands call.
Mandy Nigretto and Kristin Mierau participated in the Susan G. Komen Three-day walk in Seattle this past weekend, walking a total of 60 miles.
The Orcas Christian School Saints volleyball team opened their debut WIAA season against Lopez varsity last week, falling 0-3.
A look at the Vikings' recent games. The Sounder follows football, soccer and volleyball