Sports

On new field, Pirates score first points of the season

If you look at the stats for last Friday’s home opener for the Vashon High School Pirates football team, you will see that after a… Continue reading

  • Sep 19, 2018

 

Boys’ tennis team is off to a strong start

The first two weeks of the Vashon boys’ tennis season is off to a good start. The team had a lot of work to do,… Continue reading

  • Sep 19, 2018

 

VIRC starts season with scholarships, new coaches and facilities

Five Vashon junior rowers recently received scholarships from the George Pocock Rowing Foundation last week, the awards made through the Vashon Island Rowing Club the… Continue reading

  • Sep 14, 2018

 

Football team shows promise against Coupeville

The Vashon Pirates played a tough, big-hearted game in Coupeville Friday night. The scrappy contest was 0-0 all the way into the last quarter, but… Continue reading

  • Sep 12, 2018

Pirates lose first game of season to Sultan

The Vashon Pirates traveled to Sultan Friday night for their season opener. The final score — 0-55 — represented the kind of loss the team… Continue reading

  • Sep 5, 2018

Progress visible at Vashon High School field

Passersby at the Vashon High School fields will see obvious progress there. Workers started to install the turf last week Thursday, and by Sunday most… Continue reading

In its 8th year, Passport to Pain rides again

It’s the most fun a cyclist can have while gasping for oxygen on burning thighs. It’s Sir Isaac Newton’s Law of Gravity turned on its… Continue reading

  • Aug 29, 2018

Vashon Rowing Club coach captures medals at Masters Nationals

Vashon Island Rowing Club’s Ben Steele took a weekend off from coaching VIRC’s juniors and masters rowers to once again climb into the stroke seat… Continue reading

  • Aug 29, 2018

Mixed results for islanders at summer world championship events

This summer, the island has sent a number of its young residents to world-level competitions in both soccer and rowing. This week we update you… Continue reading

Northwest Rowing Center athletes compete at the Green Lake Summer Extravaganza regatta

This past weekend, crews from as far north as Anchorage, Alaska, and as far south as Santa Cruz, California, converged on Seattle’s Green Lake to… Continue reading

Vashon Pool is busy, making changes this summer

This summer, with one of the warmest Julys on record, has been perfect for swimming, and the Vashon Pool has been a busy place, according… Continue reading

Islander Abi Kim to play for U.S. at FIFA U-20 World Cup

Islander Abi Kim can barely remember her first foray into the sport that she now plays at the world level and intends to make a… Continue reading

Large turnout for this year’s Burby run on new course

Last Saturday, 327 people participated in the island’s annual Bill Burby Fun Run. The large turnout this year was in part thanks to Silver Strider,… Continue reading

  • Jul 25, 2018

Against tide, island relay swim team crosses English Channel

After training in Puget Sound for months, a relay swim team from Vashon crossed the English Channel in 17 hours and 29 minutes, with islander… Continue reading

Island rowers, coach, heading to world champs on U.S. National Team

This week, two rowers who grew up on Vashon and learned to row in Quartermaster Harbor will head off to the World Rowing U-23 Championships… Continue reading

Weather disrupts traditional hydro race around the island

It was a beautiful Fourth of July morning as the sun came up glowing red over Portage. Inner Quartermaster Harbor was flat calm, perfect conditions… Continue reading

Junior rowers head to national, world competitions

Following its debut season, the Burton Beach Rowing Club has had to do without three of its core members for several weeks as Kate Kelly,… Continue reading

Rowing Club’s Masters’ event a weekend of all-out fun

The Vashon Island Rowing Club’s masters rowers made their annual pilgrimage to the Northwest Masters Championships on Vancouver Lake last weekend. The conditions were perfect.… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2018

Burton Beach Rowing Club juniors take the stage at nationals

The Burton Beach Rowing Club’s Kate Kelly and Gabrielle Graves took on the challenge of racing on the big stage at USRowing’s Youth National Championships… Continue reading

Registration is open for Bill Burby Inspirational Fun Run

Registration is now open for the 2018 Bill Burby Inspirational Fun Run, set for Saturday, July 21. New this year is a chance for a… Continue reading

  • Jun 12, 2018