The first league football match of 2016 resulted in a loss for the VHS Pirates, who fell at home to the Eagles of Klahowya High School: 35-14. Vashon is now 0-4 for the season.
The Vashon High School girls' soccer team accumulated a loss and a win last week, bringing its season record to 4-1-2 so far.
Last Saturday saw the Vashon High School Pirates cross-country teams travel to King's High School in Shoreline for an invitational consisting of 12 teams. This was the Pirate harriers' fourth event of the year in preparation for Tuesday's home meet.
Vashon took the worst pounding of its early season last Friday when the Pirates played a non-league game against the Mount Douglas Rams from Victoria, B.C., losing at home 49-12.
The first home game for the Vashon High School girls' soccer team was an intense matchup against Everett High School on Tuesday, Sept. 13.
The Vashon Island High School soccer team started out its 2016-17 season with a strong and convincing win against the Crosspoint Warriors on Tuesday, Sept. 6.
Despite a very strong start, the Pirates lost their first home game of the VHS 2016 football season, beaten by the Cedar Park Christian Eagles in a non-league match, 34-24. The Vashon squad is now 0-2 for the year.
The 2016 VHS football season had a rough start with Friday's away game in Forks. The Pirates fought hard with a light squad, but lost to the Spartans on a new artificial turf field, losing 42-26 in the non-league match.
If you've been going through sports withdrawal since the Olympics ended, don't despair: Vashon wrestlers have had a busy summer — from hosting an Olympian camp on the island to Duals invites, Nationals and even a wedding, the team's plate has been full.
*Editor's Note: This story is the second in a series that will profile unique people and groups participating in the Passport to Pain ride this September.
*Editor's Note: This story is the first in a series leading up to the Passport to Pain event in September that will profile unique people and groups in the ride.
Members of the Vashon Rock Riders 4-H Club acquitted themselves well at the King County Fair in Enumclaw, coming home with a myriad of blue ribbons.
A Sooner, a Lady Volunteer and a Hurricane walk into a regatta … and unlike any joke that you might be tempted to make, this scenario saw three poised and focused young women skillfully representing the Vashon Island Rowing Club recently on an international stage.
While our country's best rowers are competing on a somewhat windy lake in Rio, our local Vashon crews had their own summer regatta over at Green Lake in Seattle this past Saturday, and for the most part, if the rowing wasn't quite as fast, there was still plenty of competition and good results for island crews.
Islander and longtime open water swimmer Wendy Van De Sompele on Saturday swam from Tramp Harbor to Portage, making her the first known person to swim around Maury Island.
Islander Clay Eastly has returned as coach of the Vashon High School football team, three years after stepping down.
A total of 294 people completed a walk or run during the 36th Annual Bill Burby Inspirational 10K & 5K Fun Runs & 5K Walk on Saturday morning. From children to seniors, people walked and ran a loop near the north end of town and gave money — in the form of their registration fees — to fund the Bill Burby Wellness Scholarship.
Islander Karl Olsen won the traditional early morning hydro race around the island on July 4, edging out two fellow competitors to retain the perpetual trophy, passed from winner to winner.
One might be tempted to assume that the 2016 USRowing Junior National Championships were plagued by leprechauns. First was the unrelenting greenness of the Lake Mercer course with trees hovering out from the banks. Then, the cancellation of all racing on Thursday's practice day eliminated the chance to fine-tune the rigging of the boats that the club borrowed for this distant regatta. Finally, in a very unusual circumstance late on Friday after a day of heat races, officials decided to cancel Sunday's finals in anticipation of high winds.
With unseasonably warm temperatures for this time of year, 160 runners were undaunted and competed in the seventh annual running of the Vashon Island Ultramarathon and Trail Run last Saturday.