Orcas Vikings finish up fall season

The Orcas Cross Country team was proud to send Stephen Hohman, Jr. to the State Championship meet on Nov. 7 where he finished 89th out of 150 participants.

  • Nov 10th, 2015

‘Round the county race’

The weekend of Nov. 7 and 8, Orcas Island Yacht Club and Friday Harbor Sailing Club will be hosting the 28th Annual “Round the County” sail boat race.

  • Oct 31st, 2015

Girls soccer plays final home game | Slideshow

The Orcas Vikings girls soccer team faced the Friday Harbor Wolverines for the final home game of the season on their home field on Thursday, Oct. 29. The gamed ended 3 - 1. Olivia Gaydos made a goal that her teammate described at the the most beautiful goal ever.

  • Oct 30th, 2015

Saints show promise at tournament

The Orcas Christian School Saints’ Volleyball team traveled to College Place, Washington to compete in the Fall Classic Tournament held on the campus of Walla Walla University.

  • Oct 27th, 2015

Special day for Vikings and Lobos | Sports update

"The activities today both challenged and broadened our athletes' definition and concept of the terms team, pride and unity," said Orcas Booster Club volunteer Justin Paulsen.

  • Oct 19th, 2015

Homecoming events next week

Orcas Island High School would like to invite all of our alumni and community members to join in the 2015 Homecoming activities beginning on Friday, Oct. 23. At 1:15 p.m. we will be having our Homecoming assembly in the high school gym. This is the biggest assembly of the school year and is quite entertaining! This is a free event for our community and we would love to see you there, whether or not you have a child who attends our school!

  • Oct 16th, 2015

Orcas Vikings give it their all

The Lady Vikings volleyball team lost 3-0 to Mt. Vernon Christian on Oct. 5.

Kramer earns ‘athlete of the week’

Senior Vinny Kramer, who lives on Lopez Island and plays for the Orcas High School football team, was nominated by a community member and selected by Washington Interscholastic Activities Association staff as one of the “Athletes of the Week.”

  • Oct 7th, 2015

OCS Saints beat Skykomish

The Orcas Christian School Saints Volleyball teams picked up their first win of the 2015 season with a 3-2 win in 5 sets over the Skykomish High School Sky Rockets in front of a home crowd at the Orcas Christian School gym last week.

  • Oct 6th, 2015

Football and soccer teams bring home victories

“We handled the game quite well, only conceding a penalty late in the game,” said Coach Matt Stolmeier, recalling it was the Braves who knocked the Vikings out of playoff contention last year in a bruising match. “Stand out player was Gerardo Jimenez who showed his attacking prowess by scoring four goals in 15 minutes. Other goal scorers include Wylie Kau, Michael Harlow and Steven Bodenhamer. Five of our goals had beautiful assists.”

Vikings defeat Concrete | Soccer slideshow

The Orcas Vikings soccer team defeated Concrete 4-2 on Weds. Sept. 28.

  • Sep 30th, 2015

Viking sports

The Lady Vikings volleyball team had a busy week with three games and a JV tournament jammed into five days.

OCS opens volleyball season

The Orcas Christian School Saints Women's Volleyball team opened up their 2015 campaign against the Skykomish High School Sky Rockets at Skykomish High School.

  • Sep 26th, 2015

The Vikings faced the Wolverines | Slideshow

The Vikings faced the Wolverines on Sept. 23 on their home turf.

  • Sep 24th, 2015

Viking sports coverage

On Sept. 17, the Lady Vikings Volleyball team began their season with a loss against league powerhouse LaConner, 3-0.

New director for Sail Orcas

Sail Orcas has hired Orcas Island native Hannah Tuson-Turner as its new sailing director.

  • Sep 22nd, 2015

Triathlon winners

The overall winner and first individual male competitor of the Steve Braun Memorial Triathlon was Grayson Zulauf, pictured above. The annual triathlon is presented by Friends of Moran and held over Labor Day weekend. The individual first female finisher was Lucille Arragain, visiting from France.

  • Sep 15th, 2015

Viking sports season underway | Football and girls’ soccer update

The Lady Vikings soccer team lost their season opener against Concrete 2-1 on Sept. 10. On Sept. 12, coming off an exciting Island Cup victory, the Vikings football team hosted a non-league contest against Stellar Prep Academy from Oakland, Calif., losing 28-18.

  • Sep 14th, 2015

Boys’ soccer is strong, ‘hungry for goals’ | Sports Preview

The Orcas boys will get tested quick with the first game of the season against the reigning State Champions, Mount Vernon Christian.

  • Sep 12th, 2015

OCS starts second year of volleyball | Sports Preview

This is the first year that OCS is part of the Northwest 1B league.

  • Sep 10th, 2015

Basketball camp was a success

Students from Orcas High School, Orcas Christian School and Friday Harbor High School attended a skills basketball camp hosted by the Orcas Christian School.

  • Sep 9th, 2015

Athletic Director Vandermay enters her fourth year | Sports Preview

Entering her fourth year, Orcas School Athletic Director Vicki Vandermay is as committed as ever, but she starts her first year without a daughter on a team.

  • Sep 9th, 2015

Cross country team debuts at Orcas School | Sports Preview

A new opportunity for Orcas High School students is the 2015 Viking cross country team. Running is in coach Laura Ann Hohman’s DNA, having done the sport since she was three years old and being active in full and half marathons. Laura and her assistant coach and husband Steve have just relocated from Texas and have their son, Stephen, is on the team.

  • Sep 9th, 2015

Girls’ soccer: a close group of players who support each other | Sports Preview

Chris Doherty returns for his second year as the Lady Vikings soccer coach. “I am really looking forward to this year especially since most of my players have returned and I have really got to know them well,” he said.

  • Sep 9th, 2015

A young volleyball team is ready for coming year | Sports Preview

Coming off a 2-5 league record, the Vikings will face the three programs fighting for league domination

  • Sep 9th, 2015

History in the making | Sports Preview

The hybrid team will play the normal NW 2B football schedule and introduce the Lobo teammates to the Orcas league rivals, which will probably feel all too familiar.

  • Sep 9th, 2015

Island Cup is Sept. 5 | Lopez players join Orcas for football season

When the coaches of the football teams for both Orcas and Lopez counted heads this summer they came to a very troubling conclusion - "We don't have enough guys!"

  • Sep 5th, 2015

Local duo finish huge swim

Orcas residents Kathryn Aspinall, age 11, and Ray Clever, age 70, had promised supporters to swim at least 10 miles to support relief efforts for Langtang Village in Nepal

  • Aug 25th, 2015

Sandlot softball team is state champion

Sandlot has been playing tournaments every summer in Mt. Vernon and Ferndale for the past 10 years. This year’s team consists of Josh Claypool, Bobby Curtis, Joe Duenn, Cole Franklin, John Hamel, Reggie Harris, Mayson, Danny McAndrew, Jacob Myers, Tyler Nigretto, Tommy O’Rourke, James Segault and Josh Underdahl.

V-ball tournament

Join the competition at the 2015 Summer Spike Volleyball Tournament on Sunday, Aug. 16. The four-person coed teams will play on the grass starting at 10 a.m. in Buck Park.

  • Aug 7th, 2015

Youth regatta a success

The first annual Ray Jarecki Youth Regatta was sailed on the waters of West Sound July 25 and 25 and it was a huge success.

  • Aug 7th, 2015

B-ball clinic coming up

For the second summer in a row the Orcas Christian School Saints will be bringing in Chris Hyppa for a two-day basketball clinic.

  • Jul 27th, 2015

Orcas Islanders earn victory at MMA event

Combat Games’ “Battle at the Bay” was an action-packed night of mixed martial art fighting at the Swinomish Casino in Anacortes on July 11. It was a night that was highlighted by the stellar performances of two Orcas Island fighters: Andy Nigretto and Colt Hausauer.

  • Jul 14th, 2015

Vikings attend World Cup

The Orcas Island Lady Vikings fulfilled their dreams by attending the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Quarter final between England and Canada on July 27.

  • Jul 8th, 2015

Rowing for adults

Orcas Island Rowing is offering a beginning sculling (rowing) class for adults next week. Contact Martin Taylor at or 298-2086 to reserve a place or if you have questions.

  • Jul 1st, 2015

Funhouse Commons to hold 5K on July 4

On Saturday, July 4, before the parade, The Funhouse Commons will hold its fourth annual 5K, now named the “Eat and Run” in honor of the many local restaurants sponsoring the race. Divisions include a 5K run, 5K walk, and a 1K kids’ run. Walkers will start at 8:45 a.m., the kids’ race will start at 9 a.m., and runners will start at 9:15 a.m.

  • Jun 22nd, 2015

Saints win championship

The Orcas Christian School Saints Flag Football team ended its season on a winning note after beating Milo Adventist Academy from Oregon 38-30 and claiming a championship n Billings, Mont. over the weekend. The tournament boosted their overall win-loss record to 18-3.

  • Jun 9th, 2015

Saints runner-up in tournament

The Orcas Christian Saints Flag Football Team had a second place finish in the Fraser Valley Tournament this past weekend in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada.

  • Jun 2nd, 2015

Adult softball

It’s time to shake the dust off your glove and start loosening those muscles that tighten up when you sprint to first base. Adult softball begins Monday, June 15 at 6:30 p.m. on the softball field at Buck Park.

  • Jun 2nd, 2015

Sail Orcas dinner

Sail Orcas is holding a fundraising dinner on Saturday, June 27 at the Orcas Island Yacht Club picnic shelter from 4 to 8 p.m.

  • Jun 2nd, 2015