Football team battles hard | Slideshow

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.

Viking soccer update | Slideshow

The Viking boys soccer team had a challenging week, facing some of the best teams in the league.

Saints dominate ‘Frazier Valley Football Tournament’

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.

  • Oct 6th, 2014

Fall sports update

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.

Walking far for Binka

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.

  • Sep 24th, 2014

Saints update

The Orcas Christian School Saints volleyball team opened their debut WIAA season against Lopez varsity last week, falling 0-3.

  • Sep 23rd, 2014

Last week in Vikings high school sports | Slideshow

A look at the Vikings' recent games. The Sounder follows football, soccer and volleyball

Fall sports are underway

The Viking Volleyball team opened their season with a non-league home game against island rival Lopez Island in a 3-0 win.

Young but focused girls’ soccer team

Freshman Lady Viking soccer coach Chris Doherty takes the reins of a young but focused team and is enjoying the challenge.

  • Sep 12th, 2014

Strong returning players for boys’ soccer

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.

Christian School debuts volleyball team

Orcas Christian School is excited to debut its first WIAA women’s high school volleyball team in 2014.

  • Sep 11th, 2014

Running team forms

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.

  • Sep 11th, 2014

New competitors for Vikings volleyball

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.

  • Sep 11th, 2014

Small team for Vikings football

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.

  • Sep 11th, 2014

Athletic director profile | Vicki Vandermay

Orcas School Athletic Director Vicki Vandermay probably has one of the most difficult, challenging and one might say, under-appreciated, jobs on Orcas Island.

  • Sep 11th, 2014

Winners of the Braun triathlon

The Steve Braun Memorial Triathlon was held on Aug. 31 in Moran State Park.

  • Sep 10th, 2014

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.