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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
The Viking Volleyball team opened their season with a non-league home game against island rival Lopez Island in a 3-0 win.
Freshman Lady Viking soccer coach Chris Doherty takes the reins of a young but focused team and is enjoying the challenge.
Matt Stolmeier enters his ninth year coaching the boys Viking soccer team and has a strong group of 15 returning players to take on a restructured league that now includes Friday Harbor.
Orcas Christian School is excited to debut its first WIAA women’s high school volleyball team in 2014.
High school athletes will now be able to try a new sport: cross-country running. The team is recruiting members to join Keenan and Daniel O’Brien and Rowan Lister.
Gregg Sasan continues as coach of the Lady Vikings volleyball team and faces a double challenge of low numbers and a stronger league that now includes the Wolverines from Friday Harbor.
First year coach Justin Frausto takes control of one of the smaller Viking football teams in recent memory with only 15 to 16 players but remains very excited for the season.
Orcas School Athletic Director Vicki Vandermay probably has one of the most difficult, challenging and one might say, under-appreciated, jobs on Orcas Island.
The Steve Braun Memorial Triathlon was held on Aug. 31 in Moran State Park.
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.