Sports

Fierce play from Vikings

Fierce play from Vikings

by Marty Zier Sports contributor Cross country Viking Cross Country competitors Luke…

  • Nov 9th, 2016
Fierce play from Vikings

Jake Zier wins gold with University of Washington rowing team

Jake Zier, Orcas Island High School graduate and senior at the University…

  • Nov 8th, 2016
Sailing team finishes fall season

Sailing team finishes fall season

The Orcas High School Sailing Team finished up their fall season with…

  • Nov 5th, 2016
Sailing team finishes fall season
OIHS Football ends on a high note

OIHS Football ends on a high note

The Orcas Island High School Vikings Football team won its last game…

OIHS Football ends on a high note
Vikings in post-season play

Vikings in post-season play

by Marty Zier Sports contributor Cross country The Viking Cross Country team…

  • Oct 31st, 2016
Vikings in post-season play
Highs and lows for Vikings

Highs and lows for Vikings

by Marty Zier

  • Oct 18th, 2016
Highs and lows for Vikings
Colleen Smith Armstrong/staff photo
Colleen Smith Armstrong/staff photo
Corey Wiscomb photoAbove: Viking Ethan White (#3) during the game against Cedar Park and Shoreline Christian.

Vikings update

by Marty Zier

  • Oct 5th, 2016
Corey Wiscomb photoAbove: Viking Ethan White (#3) during the game against Cedar Park and Shoreline Christian.
The Orcas Christian School Saints.

Orcas Christian School Saints finish up second week with a win

The Orcas Christian School Saints volleyball team has finished its second week of games with a win. The Saints have played four games and are sitting at .500 with a record of 2-2.

  • Sep 23rd, 2016
The Orcas Christian School Saints.

Orcas sports for the week of Sept. 26–30

Tuesday, Sept. 27

  • Sep 22nd, 2016
Ricky De Anda during the Concrete game.Marty Zier photo

Sports update

by Marty Zier

  • Sep 21st, 2016
Ricky De Anda during the Concrete game.Marty Zier photo

Christian School is ready for basketball and volleyball season

The following was submitted by Orcas Christian School.

  • Sep 12th, 2016

Vandermay returns as Athletic Director

by Marty Zier

  • Sep 7th, 2016

Cross country returns for second year

by Marty Zier

  • Sep 6th, 2016
Contributed photo

Hildreth wins Western Washington Open

Burly Hildreth, age 12, won the Western Washington Open for both the 11-12 and 13-14 age divisions.

  • Aug 31st, 2016
Contributed photo

Christian School Saints announce coaching staff

The Orcas Christian School Saints are excited about another great year of high school sports. This will be the third year at the helm for Saints Athletic Director Breezy Davis.

  • Aug 6th, 2016

Positive Coaching Alliance Program to continue on Orcas

The following was submitted by the Orcas Island Booster Club.

  • Jul 21st, 2016

Hughes wins Gold Glove

Garrett Hughes, grandson of Judy Hughes and cousin of San Juan County Councilman Rick Hughes, has received national honors for college baseball. Hughes won the American Baseball Coaches Association /Rawlings NCAA Division III Gold Glove for playing second base at Whitworth University in Oregon. Hughes had a fielding percentage of .995 for the 40 games played in 2016 season. He had only one error in 207 defensive chances. Additionally, Hughes made 120 assists, had 86 putouts and hit .295, with five home runs and 31 RBIs. Hughes is the second player for Whitworth to ever win the award.

  • Jun 30th, 2016

Orcas twins go to state for golf

Maia and Zoe Lewis-Shunk qualified for the state golf championship at the tri-district tournament in Oak Harbor on May 19. Maia placed third and Zoe placed fifth. The eighth-grade twins beat out 14 other girls.

  • Jun 14th, 2016
Saints Joey Fowler

Orcas Christian School Saints #1 in league

The Orcas Christian School Saints flag football team leaves for the Vancouver Flag Football Championships next week leading the Nor-Pac league with an 8-1 record. The Jr. High Team is undefeated.

  • May 24th, 2016
Saints Joey Fowler
Joey Fowler goes airborne

OCS dominates flag football

The Orcas Christian School Saints flag football team traveled to Vancouver, Canada in late April to compete with 15 other teams for the flag football championships.

  • May 12th, 2016
Joey Fowler goes airborne

Vikings sports update

by Marty Zier

  • May 11th, 2016

Seniors play final home games

Viking seniors were honored during their last spring sports home games

  • May 10th, 2016

Vikings golf update

The Vikings golf team sent a diluted squad due to illness to Anacortes to play La Conner and Mt. Vernon on March 29.

Viking golf update

by Marty Zier

  • Mar 30th, 2016

Vikings golf starts strong

The Viking Golf team, lead by head coach Bobby Olmsted, opened the season at home on Tuesday, March 17 against two strong teams, LaConner and Mount Vernon Christian. Although the teams were fortunate enough to have a sunny day, the difficulty of the Orcas course did not elude the players.

  • Mar 23rd, 2016
Contributed photoKajetan Bullock and Millie Kau

Sailing team wins in Olympia

Submitted by Orcas sailing

  • Mar 21st, 2016
Contributed photoKajetan Bullock and Millie Kau
Marty Zier

Golf season is gearing up

Bobby Olmsted was a pillar of Viking golf as the head coach for 11 years.

  • Mar 16th, 2016
Marty Zier

Orcas sailing begins

Orcas rowing started their crack-of-dawn practices earlier in the year on Cascade Lake. Meeting before school and on Saturdays, this group of dedicated athletes has practice three to five days a week, including fitness, erging and on-the-water technique and racing.

  • Mar 16th, 2016
Basketball tournament winners

Basketball tournament winners

Photo by Teri Nigretto photo. For the second year in a row, team Chocolate Drop won the March Mayhem basketball tournament sponsored by Orcas Park and Rec on March 12. Left to right: Randy Evans, Michael Buethorn, Kelby Todd, Von Holmes, Jack Gates, Chad Hunt, Trevin Todd, Jared Wells and Rick Todd.

  • Mar 15th, 2016
Basketball tournament winners
Vikings baseball team. Back row

A seasoned Viking baseball team

Head coach Jim Passer has reason to be optimistic this year, coming off an impressive 10-4 regular season and his entire lineup returning.

  • Mar 15th, 2016
Vikings baseball team. Back row

Softball: a rebuilding year

Third year head coach Jason Nichols inherited a very young team and finds himself in his second major rebuilding year with just a 14 player roster.

  • Mar 14th, 2016

Four Viking boys receive athletic honors

Four members of the Orcas High School received stand out honors this year for their athletic performance during the season.

  • Mar 14th, 2016

Christian School Saints earn league honors

After a successful 2015-2016 campaign which saw the first league title in school history, Orcas Christian School Saints, Boys basketball players, have been named Northwest 1B All Conference Team. And Head Coach, Ryan Davis, was named Coach of the Year. The Lady Saints were awarded the league's sportsmanship award.

  • Mar 14th, 2016
Burly with his award.

Local junior golfer wins tournament

Burly Hildreth beat out the competition by one stroke to win the Pacific Northwest Junior Mini-Tour.

  • Mar 8th, 2016
Burly with his award.
Orcas Island Wrestling closes out season strong

Orcas Island Wrestling closes out season strong

Submitted by Orcas Island Wrestling coaches Jason Dean and Rob Harvey.

  • Mar 5th, 2016
Orcas Island Wrestling closes out season strong

OCS Saints end season

The Lady Saints kicked off a new era in their 2015-2016 season with a revamped coaching staff led by Head Coach Roger Worley. Joining Worley on the bench was Michelle Bechtel, a college basketball standout while at Walla Walla University, and Troy O'Neal, a seasoned veteran and coach of the game who has worked with many local basketball programs.

  • Mar 2nd, 2016
L-R: Halle Thompson

Viking b-ball teams are bound for playoffs

The Orcas boys enter the final stage of the season 9-3 in league behind Friday Harbor 10-2 and LaConner 12-0 before competing in the play-offs. At 5-5 in league, the Lady Vikings trail Mt Vernon Christian at 7-5, Friday Harbor 11-1 and undefeated LaConner at 12-0.

L-R: Halle Thompson

Saints win two of three games

Orcas Christian School’s eight-game undefeated winning streak came to an end on Thursday at the hands of the defending 1B State Boys Basketball Champs, the Lummi Blackhawks, by a final overtime score of 75-71.

  • Jan 25th, 2016