Betsy Wareham finishes 5th in Martin 242 North Americans in West Sound

Betsy Wareham, competing on her home water, guided Purple Martin to a fifth-place finish in the 2019 Martin 242 North Americans June 28-30 on West Sound on Orcas Island.

Betsy Wareham's Purple Martin (Number 263). Matt Pranger photos

“In this fleet, with 27 boats, that’s quite an accomplishment,” said racer and organizer Ken Machtley.


2019 Martin 242 NA Championship at West Sound June 28-30; first time ever in WA state

Twenty-seven boats are registered to compete in the 2019 Martin 242 North Americans Championship (NAs) this weekend, June 28 to 30 in West Sound, Orcas Island. The Orcas Island Yacht Club in partnership with its title sponsor, Ullman Sails. is hosting the event. The list of participants is posted at the end of this article. 

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UPDATED: Friday Harbor finishes among top-eight fastpitch teams, wins 20 games

Friday Harbor finished among the top eight fast-pitch softball teams in Class 2B after a loss to eventual fourth-place finisher Chewelah in a state quarterfinal Saturday, May 25. The Wolverines won two games and lost two games at the state tourney in Yakima. They finished the 2019 season 20-6.

File photo of Wolverine Thea Seitz


Island golfers return from state tourney

Wolverine Coach Jack Rice sent in this eport and results from the state golf tourney:

Friday Harbor sent four golfers to the 1B2B High School State Tournament. Even though we didn’t make the second day cut into the low 20 golfers, it was a great experience for the players. I have to remind my players there are probably 100 golfers sitting at home today wishing they had played well enough to make the state tournament. Winning a spot to the big show is a Big Deal. They are all winners and I’m proud to be their Coach.