Friday Harbor baseball guts out ‘most momentous comeback,’ finishes among elite eight at state

Friday Harbor's baseball squad finished its season among Class 2B's top eight teams Saturday, May 21 at Adna. The Wolverines (17-4) rallied for six runs in the seventh inning for a 6-4 victory over Tri-Cities Prep (18-5) in a state regional first-round game. Toutle Lake (20-5) stopped Friday Harbor's playoff run by topping the Wolverines 9-3 in the regional final.

The Wolverines started the season young and inexperienced but finished stronger than most anticipated.

Friday Harbor senior Austin Grimes receives a congratulatory five from teammate Henry Arnold (17) after rapping a base hit during the Wolverines' 6-4 victory over Tri Cities Prep Saturday, May 21.   Photo by Matt Pranger

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Lopez golfers are District Champions; 2 Orcas 8th-graders also going to state

Lopez Island High School Boys Golf Team is the Class 1B/2B Tri-District Champion and the Girls Golf team is the Class 1B/2B Quad-District Champion. Players Erik Paton, Tobin Arden, Sterling Carfrae - finishing second, third and tied for fifth respectively- will represent Lopez at the state tourney. Girls team members Siri Dye, Emalie Hobi, Anah-Kate Drahn - sixth, seventh and tenth respectively - and Nora Zapalac (as alternate) will compete at state.

Orcas Island's exceptional  eighth-grade students,  Maia Lewis-Shunk and Zoe Lewis-Shunk,  came in third and fifth respectively will also be at the state tourney. 

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Wolverine golfer Kolowitz headed to state; Stewart is alternate

Friday Harbor High School Golf Coach Jack Rice sent in this update: Wolverine senior Jesse Kolowitz, dug deep and was able to hold on to his game to secure the 9th spot to the State Golf Tournament.

What a difference one or two shots make in a game. Each player could find a situation where shots could have been saved. Anyone who has ever played golf can understand how difficult it is to maintain such a high level of concentration for a full 18 holes of golf.

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Friday Harbor crushes Concrete, secures return trip to state tourney

By Matt Pranger Friday Harbor crushed Concrete 10-1 in the Class 2B District 1 Championship at Stanwood High School Friday, May 20, 2015. With the win the Wolverines secured a return trip to state tourney in Yakima May 27-28, 2016.

Headed for state! Friday Harbor High School Girls Softball players celebrate their May 20 win at the Class 2B District 1 Fastpitch Tournament. Photo by Matt Pranger

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Friday Harbor fastpitch team edges Orcas, seeks state-clinching win Friday

Friday Harbor edged Orcas Island 7-6 in the first round of the Class 2B District 1 Fastpitch Tournament Wednesday, May 18, 2015. With the victory the Wolverines are a win away from a state tourney berth.

Friday Harbor junior Hayden Mayer smacked two doubles in the Wolverines' 7-6 victory over Orcas Island Wednesday, May 18, 2015. Matt Pranger Photo

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Halibut, Spot Prawns, and Ling cod ... oh my

Kevin Klein sent in a fishing report: Halibut, Spot Prawns, and Ling cod are now open to fishing in the San Juan Islands. Check the WDFW regulations for specific rules and open dates before you go. With the amazing weather we've had, it's great to be able to get out on the water and get in on some of the finest eating seafood around. Fun and food for the whole family.

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