Neah Bay ousted Lopez Island 84-50 from the Class 1B State Tournament in Spokane Friday, March 2.
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Registration for the third annual Spring Sprint Triathlon at San Juan Island Fitness is open. Race day is Saturday, April 14 with first wave start at 10:00 a.m.
Triathlons are a multi-sport event including swimming, biking and running, in that order. This triathlon includes a 500 yard swim, 13 mile bike and 3.1 mile run. In the triathlon world, this is considered a sprint distance.
Almira/Coulee-Hartline beat Lopez Island 72-15 Thursday, March 1 at the Class 1B State Tournament in Spokane. The Lobos move to the consolation bracket and play Neah Bay in a loser-out contest at 12:15 p.m. Friday, March 2.
Lopez Island High School girls basketball team advanced to the elite eight of the Class 1B State Tournament after a 59-42 victory over Taholah Saturday, Feb. 25 at Timberline High School in Olympia.
The Lobos next play at the Hardwood Classic March 1-3 in the Spokane Arena. Lopez opens quarterfinal play at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1 against Almirante Coulee Hartline.
Willy Dunn captures regional title, to make fourth trip to Mat Classic Friday Harbor's Willy Dunn earned his fourth consecutive trip to the state wrestling tournament - the Mat Classic – by pinning his two foes at the 1A Regional Championships at Bellevue Christian High School Saturday, Feb. 11.
"Willy has come through all year long," said Friday Harbor coach Neil MacDiarmid. "It's good to see him finishing strong."
"I'm looking forward to it a lot," Dunn said of competing in next week’s tourney at the Tacoma Dome. "It's my last year, so I might as well savor it."
Life Christian edged Friday Harbor 55-49 Saturday, Feb. 11 by stemming a Wolverine second-half rally. The Eagles improve to 14-7 and advance to the Tri-District Tournament’s second round. The Wolverines finish the season 16-6.
Friday Harbor led most of the first quarter as Collin Williamson scored nine of his team-high 16 points. "We miss him, he’s a good player," said Life Christian coach Mark Lovelady.
Williamson’s old team chipped away and took a 12-11 lead into the second period.
King's knocked Friday Harbor out of postseason play by defeating the Wolverines 47-23 Thursday, Feb. 9. The Knights (19-2) move on to the Class 1A Tri-District Tournament. The Wolverines were 14-7 overall.
Senior Willy Dunn leads a squad of eight Wolverines competing in the Class 1A Regional Tournament Saturday at Bellevue Christian High School. The top three finishers of each class advance to the State Meet and the fourth-place finisher attends as an alternate.
The double-elimination regional competition begins at 10 a.m.
The Wolverines’ opening matches are:
Friday Harbor girls basketball team clinched the Northwest 1A/2B League title by topping Orcas Island 49-38 Saturday, Feb. 4.
“It was great,” said Friday Harbor coach Eric Jangard of the Wolverines’ second league title in three years. “It’s good for the program.”
Friday Harbor bounced Nooksack Valley from postseason play with a 64-51 District 1 Tournament victory Wednesday, Feb. 8. The Wolverines advance to the Class 1A Tri-District Tourney Saturday, Feb. 11.
Jason King of Bellingham held onto his lead in the 2012 Annual Salmon Classic Invitational at Roche Harbor and took home $10,000 cash for his 16.6 lb chinook.
A tie for second resulted $4,000 each for Brian Dennis of Lake Tapps and David Hodges of Friday Harbor. Jennifer Payne of Friday Harbor won the $2000 mystery fish prize.
King, a Roche Harbor Classic regular, hooked the winning fish on the east side of Waldron Island about 9:45 a.m. Friday. "I was just kind of happy to see it was clipped," he said of the hatchery chinook.
Bluewater Bar and Grille in Friday Harbor put on a Blackmouth derby Saturday, January 21, 2011. Prize was $1000, winner take all for biggest fish. With the forecast calling for gales, only ten hardcore boats braved the winds to fish in the one day event. Luckily, the wind blew from due West, and San Juan Channel was fairly calm and protected.
It looks to be a great season of Blackmouth (Chinook) salmon this year. With two derbies in the bag, the numbers per fisherman are looking very good. If this trend continues, it will be fun to watch our local anglers battle it out for TEN WEEKS to the finish line, during the upcoming King’s Marine/Frank Wilson Derby starting on Wednesday, Feb 1.