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Wolverine basketball Boys and Girls: 4 games, 4 wins

Friday Harbor High School's girls basketball team won a close one against Mount Vernon Christian's team   Thursday, January 26. The Wolverines beat the Hurricanes 45-42. The boys team was also victorious against the MVC, with a bit more breathing room, winning 75-20.

Shoreline Christian fared no better against the Wolverines. The boys basketball team won 64-47 against the Crusaders. The girls came away with the win 48-37. 

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Lyncs defeat Wolverines in girls basketball

Friday Harbor lost 61-21 to Lynden Christian in non-conference girls basketball Saturday, Jan. 14. The Wolverine scorers were: Liz Taylor 7, Larissa Nash 5, Kendra Meeker 3, Mandy Turnbull 2, Emily Guard 2, Jean Melborne 1, Alaina Scheffer 1.

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Wolverine girls fall to Lions

Friday Harbor girls basketball team fell 49-37 at Concrete Friday, Jan. 13. The Wolverine scorers were: Mandy Turnbull 10, Liz Taylor 7, Larissa Nash 7, Ellie Woodward 5, Jean Melborne 4 and Jadyn Slack 4.

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Father and son take top two prizes in Nielsen/Barr fishing derby

rich-brockThe 27th annual Neilsen/Barr fishing Classic took place out of Roche Harbor Sept. 29-Oct. 2nd. Over 200 anglers competed for a $5000.00 top prize and bragging rights as champ until next year. The Coho bite was fast and furious with 143 salmon weighed in, the vast majority of which were hatchery silvers.

But in the end, some big white Kings came through to take the lead. Friday Harbor fishermen Rich Warin and his son Brock delivered a one two punch as their boat took both 1st. and 2nd. place.

The father/son team bumped Eric Haviland of Bellingham and Jay Field of Anacortes down to 3rd and 4th respectively.

It was great to see such a wide open Coho show, and smiles all around for contestants young and old alike. The weather couldn't have been better, and the companionship around the tents in the evening at the weigh in is a special way to wind up a fantastic season.

I'm sure Rich Warin will never forget winning a derby with his son. They not only split $8000, but donated $500 to the the Derby Scholarship Fund. That was a class move for a class event that does a lot of good for kids. For more information, go to http://enbbfishingclassic.com, and northwestsalmonderbyseries.com.

Fishing for Salmon is open until Oct. 31, 2011 in the San Juans, and I would expect the silvers to be in the area for the next couple weeks.

Hootchies 32" behind a flasher seemed to be the hot ticket on our boat. Troll a little faster, shallower and further off shore than you would for Kings. But don't be suprised if a late season chinook grabs your gear and tries to run back to the river with it. Some Blackmouth could be around now as well.

Final Derby Standings:

  1. Rich Warin, 20.90 lb.s, $5000
  2. Brock Warin, 16.40 lb.s $3000
  3. Eric Haviland, 14.80 lb.s $1000
  4. Jay Field, 13.12 lbs Propane Powered Lawn Mower, courtesy San Juan Propane

Kids Division Winner:

  1. Chase Wilson, 7.15 lb.s



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Grandfather and Grandson team net $10K Whopper in Resurrection Salmon Derby

project169 teams of over 200 fishermen descended on Friday Harbor Dec. 1st for the 2011 Resurrection Derby, leaving no doubt that the San Juan Islands are the mecca of winter Chinook fishing in the Northwest. A total of 96 hatchery origin fish were weighed in for the Friday and Saturday event. The first fish to hit the scales was also the biggest at 22.34 lbs, caught by Walt Vanwingerden and his grandson Tommy of Bellingham.

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