Nov. 7: Wolverine Boys host Providence in winner-to-state/loser-out soccer match

Friday Harbor boys host Providence Classical Christian in a winner-to-state/loser-out match at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7 at Linde Fields. The winner of the Class 1B/2B Tri-District Tournament contest will face Evergreen Lutheran or Puget Sound Adventist. That contest's winner enters the state tourney as the Tri-District's No. 5 seed and the loser will be its sixth and final seed.


Friday Harbor Girls Soccer Squad clinches state berth

Friday Harbor's girls soccer team clinched a Class 1B/2B State Tournament berth with a 3-0 victory over Evergreen Lutheran Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2019 in Puyallup. Senior Katie Place, junior Fallon Taylor and freshman Meg Courier booted the Wolverines' goals. Sophomore goalie Sage Penwell recorded the shutout.

Friday Harbor senior Katie Place boots a goal during the Wolverines 3-0 state-clinching victory over Evergreen Lutheran November 6, 2019 in Puyallup.  Matt Pranger photo


Nov. 5: Friday Harbor boys soccer Team hosts playoff match

Friday Harbor boys soccer team hosts Crosspoit in the first roud of the Class 2B Tri-District Tournament at 1:30 p.m.Tuesday, November 5 at Linde Fields on Carter Avenue.

Friday Harbor senior Skyler Reynolds splits a pair of La Conner defenders during the Wolverines 4-3 double-overtime win over the Braves Oct. 1, 2019. Matt Pranger photo

The winner clinches a state tournament berth.

The Wolverines finished second in the Northwest 2B/1B League with a 9-3-0 record and are 12-3-0 overall. The Warriors placed third in the SeaTac B League with an 11-3-0 record and are 12-4-0 overall. 

The Friday Harbor-Crosspoint winner advances to a semifinal contest against the Providece Classical Christian-Auburn Adventist winner on Nov. 7. The losers of the Friday Harbor -Crosspoint and Providence-Auburn matches meet in a loser-out, consolation semifinal on Nov. 7. 


Wolverines beat Concrete

The Friday Harbor Wolverines after a hard fought battle with the Concrete Lions, at Concrete, subdued them with a score of 32-15. In the beginning the Wolverines scored first then the Lions, followed by another score by Friday Harbor and nearing the half the Lions scored giving them the lead at the end of the half 15-14.

#65 Ty Vague, #55 Austin Wynne and friends stop the Lions ball carrier. John Stimpson photo


Friday Harbor shuts out La Conner 30-0

Friday Harbor High School Wolverine’s shut out La Conner Braves 30-0 at La Conner October 18, 2019. The Wolverines fumbled the ball three times yet the Braves could not convert the opportunity into a score. Next game is at Concrete October 25 against the Lions.  


Here #22 Kyson Jackson runs for some great yardage gain, with #54 Gavin Mason clearing the way. John Stimpson photo


Slideshow: Balmer and Knapp, first man and woman across Island Loop finish line - Top 3 results posted

Paul Balmer was the first person across the finish line at Island Rec's 42nd Annual Island Loop 8K on Saturday, August 17, 2019 with a time of 31:30. Monica Knapp of Sammamish was the first woman across the finish line with a time of 36:49. In second place among the women was Tessa Nichols 39:24 followed by Tiffany Sivco 42:15. The top three results in each age category are posted below. Island Rec will post all of the results on its website Tuesday. We'll add a link to the list.  


Ben Colwell's Rum Line has fastest elapsed time in Shaw Island Classic

The currents were strong, the winds light and temperamental, for the 48 sailboats in the 49th annual running of the Shaw Island Classic. Hosted by the San Juan Island Yacht Club, the race is a highlight of the summer boating season, drawing sailors from throughout the region to circumnavigate Shaw Island. Racers can circle the island in either direction factoring in shifting winds, variable currents, narrow rocky channels and ferry traffic.


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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