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Friday Harbor hoop teams host Orcas Island Feb. 10; ferry making special stop

Friday Harbor High School Wolverines basketball teams play Orcas Island Vikings  in the first-round Class 2B District 1 Tournament Friday Harbor Wednesday, February 10, 2016. The girls will tip off at 3:45 p.m. and the boys are slated to start at 5:15 p.m.

Washington State Ferries is assisting Viking hoop fans: The 7:35 p.m. ferry departing Friday Harbor will be making an unscheduled stop at Orcas.


Wolverine girls defeat Vikings

The Friday Harbor boys girls basketball team defeated Orcas Island 48-42 Tuesday, Jan. 26. With the road victory, the Wolverines tightened their grip on at least a second-place Northwest 2B/1B League finish. Friday Harbor is 10-1 in conference play -- one game back of 11-0 leader La Conner. Orcas is fourth.


Friday Harbor boys beat Orcas

Friday Harbor boys basketball team avenged a loss earlier this month to Orcas Island with a 49-37 victory on the Vikings' court Tuesday, Jan. 26. The Wolverines improve to 9-2 in Northwest 2B/1B League play and are the sole second-place team. The Vikings are third with an 8-3 record.


Duke Fisher hooks Roche Harbor derby’s $10K prize-winning salmon in final hour

Duke Fisher of Burlington hooked a 17-pound, 12-ounce king with less than an hour remaining to win the 2016 Roche Harbor Salmon Classic Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016.

Duke Fisher, left, beams after winning first place and $10,000 in Roche Harbor Salmon Classic Saturday, Jan. 23. Fisher’s angling partners are, from left, Chad Deyo of La Conner, Dane Swanson of Mount Vernon and Justin Schwabe of Anacortes. Matt Pranger photo

“We’ve been been dreaming about winning this one for years,” a beaming Fisher said after pocketing the derby’s $10,000 first-place prize. “This is my favorite place to fish.”


WIAA considering 13 amendments

Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) is considering 13 proposed amendments for the 2016-2017 school year. One would allow 2B and 1B teams to fill in their teams with eighth-graders. Another would change pitching limitations to the number of pitches rather than number of innings. More options in wrestling uniforms is included in another amendment.


Wolverine girls romp against Vikings

Friday Harbor Hgh School’s Madi Kincaid, Allie Galt and Lili Wood scored in double figures and the Wolverines basketball team romped to a 50-31 victory over Orcas Island Tuesday, Jan. 5.

Scorers in the game were: Madi Kincaid 12, Allie Galt 10, Lili Wood 10, Hayden Mayer 8, Cierra Bailey 4, Kiana Woods 4 and Hannah Hopkins 2.