Island drag racer Chris Barnes recently landed third place in the National Hot Rod Association’s (NHRA) Northwest Nationals.
The Vashon Pirates football team took to the field in pre-season action last Friday at Franklin Pierce High School in Tacoma.
The Seahawks aren’t the only local football team getting ready to start the fall season, as practices began last week for the Vashon High School (VHS) Pirates varsity and junior varsity (JV) football teams.
Brothers Josiah and Nathanael Thalhofer, VHS (FamilyLink) ’05, recently competed in the Ironman Triathlon in Whistler, B.C.
Virginia Miller, a 16-year-old island athlete, recently earned a silver medal for the javelin throw at the national Junior Olympic games.
Last weekend the Pirate wrestlers had an exceptionally tough schedule and came out on top after seven dual meets in a 24-hour period. At the end of the second full week of competition, the small Pirate squad had racked up an impressive 7-1 record.
Vashon’s Seals Swim Team learned about water polo to cap off a tough but successful summer swim season that ended two weeks ago. The upper-level swimmers learned water polo from Jennie Darling, a former member of the nationally ranked San Jose State University water polo team.
The Vashon Wrestlers went 10-1 at the Oregon State Team Wrestling Camp July 7 to 10, placing fifth out of 36 teams from Washington, Oregon and California.
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