Slideshow added: Friday Harbor girls rebound, advance to state hoop tourney

Friday Harbor girls basketball team rebounded from a slow start against Auburn Adventist and grounded the Falcons 38-17 at La Conner High School Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. With the win, the Wolverines (9-11) secured Class 2B District 1/2’s second seed to the Hardwood Classic and will face Mabton (15-6) in the state tourney’s regional round at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 at A.C. Davis High School in Yakima.

Friday Harbor senior Hayden Mayer prepares to go to the hoop in the Wolverines' state-clinching victory over Auburn Adventist Saturday, Feb. 18. Matt Pranger photo

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UPDATE: Guard finishes prep career among state's best

Friday Harbor's James Guard finished hus high achool wrestling career among the Class 1B/2B's top 10 at Mat Classic XXIX Saturday, Feb. 19, 2017. The senior lost by a fall to Lake Roosevelt freshman Jon Shelley with 9 seconds to go in the second period of a consolation quarterfinal.


 UPDATE: James Guard wins, moves on to 2nd day of Mat Classic

Friday Harbor senior James Guard edged Davenport junior Sean Burt 6-3 in the second consolation round at the Class 1B/2B State Wrestling Tournament Friday , Feb. 17 in the Tacoma Dome. With the win in the 120-pound division, Guard will compete on the second day of the Mat Classic XXIX. He takes on Lake Roosevelt freshman Jon Shelley at 10:20 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18. The winner of that loser-out match will finish no lower than sixth place.


Guard loses by decision in quarterfinals

Mabton's Gilbert Martinez defeated Friday Harbor senior James Guard 15-8 in a 120-pound quarterfinal match at the Class 1B/2B State Tournament Friday, February 17, 2017 in the Tacoma Dome. Guard next faces Davenport's Sean Burt in a loser-out contest at 8 p.m.


Guard pins 1st-round foe, advances to Mat Classic quarterfinal

Friday Harbor senior James Guard pinned Northwest Christian’s Tommy Luce in 70 seconds into an opening round match of the Mat Classic XXIX in the Tacoma Dome, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. Guard advances to the state tourney’s quarterfinals and will face against Mabton’s Gilbert Martinez at 4:36 p.m.

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Friday Harbor boys rout La Conner, advance to consolation final

Friday Harbor routed La Conner 54-30 in boys basketball Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2017 at Sedro-Woolley High School. The Wolverines advance to the Class 2B District 1/2 Tournament consolation final at 1:45 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 at Sedro-Woolley where they will play against Seattle Lutheran. The winner of that loser-out game moves on to the state tourney.

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Friday Harbor girls oust Orcas

Friday Harbor girls basketball team will continue playing in the postseason after ousting Orcas Island  46-39 from the Class 2B District 1/2 Tournament Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at Sedro-Woolley High School. The Wolverines next play Auburn Adventist at 6:15 p.m. Saturday, February 18, 2017 in La Conner for the final District 1/2 state tourney berth.

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Friday Harbor’s Guard earns 3rd straight Mat Classic berth

Friday Harbor senior James Guard placed third in the 120-pound division at the Class 1B/2B Region 1 Wrestling Tournament in Adna Saturday, Feb. 11 and will be making a third consecutive trip to the state tournament.

Fellow Wolverine senior Jesse Payne finished sixth in the 113 division at regionals and narrowly missed an outright berth to Mat Classic XXIX Feb. 17-18 in the Tacoma Dome. He will attend as an alternate.

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Orcas Island boys beat Friday Harbor, advance to district championship

Orcas Island boys basketball team advanced to the Class 2B District 1/2 Championship by trimming Friday Harbor 54-47 in a semifinal Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017. 

Orcas Island senior Aidan Kruse shoots a jumper as Friday Harbor senior John Gustafson defends. The Vikings beat the Wolverines 54-47 in a district semifinal Saturday Feb. 11, 2017. Matt Pranger photo

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Friday Harbor, Orcas Island girls drop district semifinal contests

La Conner defeated Friday Harbor 44-23 in a Class 2B District 1/2 Tournament semifinal and Auburn Adventist edged Orcas Island 43-41 in the other semifinal Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. The Wolverines (8-11) will meet the Vikings (12-5) in a loser-out contest at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15 at Sedro-Woolley High School. Auburn Adventist (9-6) and La Conner (18-2) play for the district title at 6 p.m.

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