Sports

Lobos breakthrough in two tournaments

“Our hard work this season is beginning to pay off,” said Lopez golf coach Richard Têtu. “A number of our players have made real breakthroughs in the past couple of matches.”

  • Jun 18th, 2008

Lopez golf team shoots qualifying scores

Hard work and consistency are paying off for the Lopez Lobos golf team. Lopez faced their two toughest opponents last week and showed they are a force to be reckoned with.

  • Jun 18th, 2008

Lopez track shines at two meets

The Lopez Lobos track team outshone their 2B and 1B opponents this past week. On Thursday, they faced seven schools at the NW B league meet in Concrete and on Saturday, they traveled to Edmonds for the 14-school North Sound Invitational.

  • Jun 18th, 2008
The Lopez boys’ record breaking 4 x 100m relay team: (left to right) Jordan Smith

Orcas golf on course for State berth

Four Orcas Viking boys shared the medalist spot in a match with inter-island rivals, the Lopez Lobos, on Wednesday, April 23. Henri Bredouw, Taylor Diepenbrock, Anthony Ghazel and Roy Miller each shot a 40 in the Vikings boys’ 211-285 victory in an away match at the Lopez Golf course.

  • Jun 18th, 2008
The Lopez boys’ record breaking 4 x 100m relay team: (left to right) Jordan Smith

Lopez Senior Services sponsors golf benefit

Lopez Island Senior Services invites the community to the sixth annual Islanders Bank Golf Tournament Saturday, May 10 at 1 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the renovation of Woodmen Hall and help support senior services operations.

  • Jun 18th, 2008
From the rear: Jacqueline Zier

Orcas rowers compete in Canada

By DAVE PARISH Special to the Sounder

  • Jun 18th, 2008
From the rear: Jacqueline Zier
Cutline: Michael Langworthy slides under the tag at third in the game with Concrete on Friday.

Safe at third

  • Jun 18th, 2008
Cutline: Michael Langworthy slides under the tag at third in the game with Concrete on Friday.
Seaburn Gieger tries to steal home in the first game of a double-header with the Concrete Lions.

STEALING HOME

  • Jun 18th, 2008
Seaburn Gieger tries to steal home in the first game of a double-header with the Concrete Lions.

Kings youth football team to start May 1

Youth age 11-15 can sign on with Coach Denny Ranker at 6 p.m. at the Fire Hall

  • Jun 18th, 2008
Sam Parish and Britany Wachter (in 6) and Jake White and Annalies Schuh (in 5) rounding the leeward mark at the District Team Racing Championships off Bainbridge Island.

Orcas ties for second at team racing District Championships

By DAVE PARISH Special to the Sounder

  • Jun 18th, 2008
Sam Parish and Britany Wachter (in 6) and Jake White and Annalies Schuh (in 5) rounding the leeward mark at the District Team Racing Championships off Bainbridge Island.

Lopez golfers ready for District play

“We played through hail, snow, rain and sunshine,” said coach Richard Têtu of the Lopez Lobos match against Grace Academy on April 29. “The boys’ team only lost by five strokes! So close.”

  • Jun 18th, 2008

Lopez boys place first at track meet Lopez boys place first at track meet

Steve Wilbur, Lopez track coach, reports that his teams did “very well overall,” with the boys winning the 1B championship at the May 10 Edmonds track meet with a score of 223 points, followed by Grace Academy(71), Cedar Park Christian(63), Lummi(40) and Arlington Christian(35), North Sound Christian(35).

  • Jun 18th, 2008

Lopez girls shine at Tri-District Tournament

Richard Tetu, Lopez’s golf team coach, reported on his teams’ Tri-District performance, saying, “For the ladies, lots of good news. Randi Ritchie proved her leadership and did her best ever with an eighth place, Emily PostvanderBurg broke the spell and finally qualified for State, and Sydney Hoffman shot 14 less on the back nine to snatch the last state berth. Lisa Vaughn managed to earn the second alternate berth, even though she is also trying for State track. Thanks to the other two players’ performance, Adayla Buchanan and Helen O’Brien, the ladies outscored Bear Creek and earned second place.”

  • Jun 18th, 2008

Lady Vikings go to state

13-3 game played in rain, fog and mist on May 13

  • Jun 18th, 2008
Jordan Smith hands baton to Sebastian Lasbo for the final leg of the 4 x 400m relay. The Lobos won the event to qualify for the State Championship Meet.

Lopez track team wins Tri-District and advances to State

The Lopez boys’ track team dominated the competition at the NW B Bi-District State Championship qualifying meet in Shorleine on Saturday, May 17 to win by a significant margin. The girls’ team was second to North Sound Christian by 5 points.

  • Jun 18th, 2008
Jordan Smith hands baton to Sebastian Lasbo for the final leg of the 4 x 400m relay. The Lobos won the event to qualify for the State Championship Meet.
Freshman phenom pitcher Adria Garcia winds up for a pitch.

Lady Vikings go to State

In what Coach Scott Harris described as “a great battle,” the Orcas Island girls’ softball team earned their way to the State Championships with a 13-3 victory over Quilcene at home on May 13.

  • Jun 18th, 2008
Freshman phenom pitcher Adria Garcia winds up for a pitch.

Golf BRIEFS

Orcas

  • Jun 18th, 2008
Barrett North (in front) and Sam Parish (behind) in a men’s doubles shell winning a silver medal at Vancouver lake to advance to the U. S. Rowing Youth National Championship Regatta in Ohio
Barrett North (in front) and Sam Parish (behind) in a men’s doubles shell winning a silver medal at Vancouver lake to advance to the U. S. Rowing Youth National Championship Regatta in Ohio
Lindsey Cummins hands off the baton to Laura Strom in the 4 x 200m relay at the State meet in Cheney

Lopez track and field teams astound competition

Under excellent racing conditions, the Lopez boy’s track team claimed the second place trophy over 26 teams at the State 1B Track and Field Championships at Eastern Washington State University in Cheney, Wash. May 23-24. The Lady Lobos squad finished in eighth place in a field of 29 teams.

  • Jun 18th, 2008
Lindsey Cummins hands off the baton to Laura Strom in the 4 x 200m relay at the State meet in Cheney

Vikings win thriller at May 23-24 State tournament

The Orcas Island fast-pitch softball team traveled to Yakima for the State 2B softball tournament the weekend of May 23-24. “”We were excited to have reached the State Tournament, knowing we were one of only sixteen teams in the 2B division still playing,” said coach Scott Harris. The team won one game and dropped two in the double-elimination tournament.

  • Jun 18th, 2008
Taylor Diepenbrock tees off on the second day of the State Golf Championships. Diepenbrock finished tenth overall. The boys’ team won the second place trophy beating out 10 other schools.

Orcas golf team wins runner-up trophy

Orcas Island High School took a record eight players to the 1B/2B State Golf Championship in Bellingham last week. Five boys and one girl made the championship round of the two-day, 36-hole tournament. The Vikings’ boys team won the second place trophy, finishing 23 points ahead of their league rivals, LaConner, and a scant six points behind the State Champions, Northwest Christian of Spokane.

  • Jun 18th, 2008
Taylor Diepenbrock tees off on the second day of the State Golf Championships. Diepenbrock finished tenth overall. The boys’ team won the second place trophy beating out 10 other schools.

Click! Orcas Island Rec goes online with youth programs

Orcas Recreation has partnered with many Orcas Island children’s organizations to create a Web site that is a virtual “one-stop shopping” of the community resources for youth on the island. “At Orcas Rec, we want the community to know that every group we can think of is listed on the youth resource page at www.orcasrec.org,” said Didier Ginçig, Coordinator of the Orcas Island Recreation Program.

  • Jun 18th, 2008

Lopez Island sports squads win scholar-athlete awards

Lopez Island High School Athletic Director Larry Berg said recently, “This was quite a year – winning league championships in football, volleyball, boys basketball, girls golf, and boys track; going to the State playoffs in volleyball, boys basketball, girls track, boys track, and girls golf; winning the District  special sportsmanship award girls basketball; and being the State Academic Champions in girls golf with special academic awards for boys golf, boys track, and girls track.”

  • Jun 18th, 2008

Lopez girls’ golf team repeats as League Champs

The defending girls’ golf NW 2B League champion Lady Lobos continued their league dominance this season with another League Championship win on May 13. Senior Lisa Vaughn was the medalist with a nine-hole score of 53 followed by senior Randi Ritchie in third place with 56.

  • May 28th, 2008
At the Tri-District Tournament: Coach Bobby Olmstead

Orcas golfers – District Champs again!

Orcas Golf Coach Bobby Olmstead can hardly contain his pride. “Twice out of the last two years the boys have won the Tri-District tournament. Five of six players shot below 90 and we are sending all five to state.”

  • May 14th, 2008
At the Tri-District Tournament: Coach Bobby Olmstead
At the Tri-District Tournament: Coach Bobby Olmstead

Orcas golfers – District Champs again! Orcas golfers – District Champs again!

Orcas Golf Coach Bobby Olmstead can hardly contain his pride. “Twice out of the last two years the boys have won the Tri-District tournament. Five of six players shot below 90 and we are sending all five to state.”

  • May 14th, 2008
At the Tri-District Tournament: Coach Bobby Olmstead
Top six girls’ Northwest 2B League Champions (left to right) Medalist

Orcas is girls’ league champs; boys’ a close second

In their final league match of the season at home on Tuesday, the Orcas Golf team battled hard. The boys’ team brought their ‘A’ game but fell by four stokes to LaConner. The girls’ team scored an easy win.

  • May 7th, 2008
Top six girls’ Northwest 2B League Champions (left to right) Medalist