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Blackmon zips to state championship in 300 hurdles

Friday Harbor High School senior Willie Blackmon closed his high school athletic career Saturday, May 30 as the Class 2B State Champion in the 300-meter hurdles. Blackmon zipped to a 40.96-second finish -- nearly a half-second better than the runner-up -- at the State Track and Field Championships at Eastern Washington University in Cheney.


Friday Harbor softball team finishes season at state tourney

Friday Harbor High School’s softball team drew tough competition at the Class 2B State Tournament Friday, May 29 in Yakima and was eliminated after losses to Pe Ell-Willapa Valley and Kittitas.

The Wolverines opened the tourney with an 11-2 loss to Pe Ell-Willapa Valley. Pe Ell is making its ninth consecutive state appearance and won titles in 2010 and 2012. The Titans advanced to Saturday’s semifinal with a 10-6 victory over Colfax, who beat Kittitas 11-6 in the opening round.

Kittitas, who has appeared in nine state playoffs, eliminated Friday Harbor 11-4 in the first round of the consolation bracket.



Crab fishing seasons set for Puget Sound,

Crab fishing season opens early (June 1)  for Marine Area 13 south of Tacoma and later  (July 16) for Marine Area 7 which includes the San Juan Islands. Most areas open for recreational crab fishing on July 2. The late date for the San Juans is to protect molting crab. 

Seasons for the upcoming fishery are posted on WDFW's crab fishing website at The website includes details on fishing regulations, as well as an educational video on crabbing.


Prawns, ling cod and a holiday weekend in the islands

Memorial Day is the time to honor our military personnel who have lost their lives in Service. We had a great Memorial holiday out on the water in the San Juan Islands with friends.

During the day, I found myself reflecting on the fact that we would not have the freedom to enjoy days like these without the sacrifices, ultimate and on going, of the men and women of our Armed Forces.


FHHS golfer Herbert qualifies for state

We’re off to State. Friday Harbor High School Golf team member Keegan Hebert played his way into 8th place to earn a spot at the State Tournament. Twenty competitors from two Districts, representing six schools played off for the top nine positions. Keegan played a solid round with a score of 101 on the demanding Gallery Golf Club on Whidbey Island.


Wolverine girls softball team headed to state - Photos added

Friday Harbor's softball team beat LaConner 10-6  in the championship game at the Class 2B District tournament and moves on to the state tournament  in Yakima May 29-30.  The Wolverines trimmed Darrington 7-4 in a the  semifinal at Stanwood High School.

Matt Pranger photos of Wolverines final regular season home game - Friday Harbor vs Sedro Woolley game. 

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3 Wolverine golfers advance to Bi-Districts

The 1B/2B District Golf Tournament was hosted by the Gallery Golf Club on the Naval Air Station, Whidbey Island Thursday May 14, 2015. Friday Harbor High School Men’s team was represented by Jess Hargrove, Keegan Hebert, Cole Thomas, Jesse Kowolitz, Jordan Davis all juniors and freshman Dylan Posenjak. Jocelyn Roberts was the only woman to qualify for the ladies team, post season play.