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Soccer: Vashon Riptide dominates visiting Chivas 9-0

The Vashon Riptide keeps rolling along in its quest to win the…

  • Dec 6th, 2016

 

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Local star immortalized with rowing shell

Mia Croonquist, a former Vashon Island Rowing Club rower now excelling on…

  • Dec 6th, 2016

 

Vashon Ultra registration now open

Registration for the 2017 Vashon Island Ultramarathon & Trail Run, which will…

 

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Chautauqua Turkey Trot gives high school turkeys run for their money

On Friday, Nov. 18, the annual Chautauqua Turkey Trot returned. The highly…

  • Nov 29th, 2016
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The best in the league: Pirates receive league honors

The Nisqually League recently announced its All-League teams for the girls’ soccer…

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Islander spearheading youth tennis program

A man who has recently moved to the island has started a…

Registration underway for island basketball teams

Registration for Vashon Island Junior Basketball’s youth basketball program is underway. Children…

  • Nov 15th, 2016

Girls’ soccer falls in first round of state tournament

The Vashon High School girls’ soccer team ended its season last Wednesday…

  • Nov 15th, 2016

Pirates’s season ends with 49-8 blowout by Bellevue Christian

The Vashon Pirates football team played its final game of the 2016…

  • Nov 8th, 2016
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                                Top: The junior men’s eight — Rohin Petram and Connor van Egmond — makes its way to a gold-medal finish during Sunday’s Head of the Lake regatta at the University of Washington. Petram and van Egmond took first place, 30 seconds ahead of their closest competitor.
                                Bottom: The masters women’s eight deals with cold and rainy conditions on its way to a gold medal during Saturday’s Frostbite Regatta at Green Lake.

Rowing club wraps up season with double-regatta weekend

The final weekend of the fall rowing season turned out to be…

  • Nov 9th, 2016
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                                Top: The junior men’s eight — Rohin Petram and Connor van Egmond — makes its way to a gold-medal finish during Sunday’s Head of the Lake regatta at the University of Washington. Petram and van Egmond took first place, 30 seconds ahead of their closest competitor.
                                Bottom: The masters women’s eight deals with cold and rainy conditions on its way to a gold medal during Saturday’s Frostbite Regatta at Green Lake.
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                                VHS senior midfielder Mira Peterson (in pink) battles for the ball against her Charles Wright Academy opponent earlier this season. VHS beat Charles Wright last week to advance to state playoffs. See page 15 for the full story.

Girls’ soccer team bound for state tournament

The Vashon High School girls’ soccer team took on Klahowya on Tuesday,…

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                                VHS senior midfielder Mira Peterson (in pink) battles for the ball against her Charles Wright Academy opponent earlier this season. VHS beat Charles Wright last week to advance to state playoffs. See page 15 for the full story.

Vashon rowers bring home nine medals at Portland regatta

A log in the water can be a hazard, but a whole floating tree is what rowers in the 10th annual Portland Fall Classic had to avoid during the second flight of races Sunday.

  • Nov 1st, 2016

Girls’ soccer: Team moves ahead in postseason tournament

On Monday, Oct. 24, the Vashon Island High School girls' soccer team took on Bellevue Christian in its last league game of the season.

  • Nov 1st, 2016

Pirate harriers close out season at district tournament

Pirate cross country teams took advantage of a beautiful, sunny Saturday to race at American Lake against the five other schools in their combined district.

  • Nov 1st, 2016
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Football: Homecoming game spoiled by Charles Wright, 47-13

The penultimate game of the VHS 2016 football season resulted in another loss, with the Tarriers of Tacoma’s Charles Wright Academy defeating the Pirates at home, 47-13. Vashon is 1-8 for the season.

  • Nov 1st, 2016
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Pirate harriers close out season at district tournament

Pirate cross country teams took advantage of a beautiful, sunny Saturday to race at American Lake

  • Nov 9th, 2016
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Vashon Pirates’ Homecoming Game spoiled by Charles Wright, 47-13

The penultimate game of the VHS 2016 football season resulted in another loss

  • Nov 1st, 2016
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Vashon rowers bring home nine medals at Portland regatta

A log in the water can be a hazard, but a whole floating tree is what rowers

  • Nov 4th, 2016
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Girls’ soccer: Team moves ahead in postseason tournament

On Monday, Oct. 24, the Vashon Island High School girls’ soccer team took on Bellevue Christian

  • Nov 9th, 2016
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Two junior boats take on Head of the Charles

Vashon Island Rowing Club's juniors were divided last weekend with some at a regatta on the East coast and others traveling internationally. The team was also larger than usual with the addition of members from a visiting German rowing team. Despite the distance and logistics, the team brought home a number of medals and placed well in a national event on Sunday.

  • Oct 26th, 2016
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Football team sees season’s first win

The Vashon High School Pirates played two conference games last week, resulting in their first win and another loss. They beat Chimacum at home, 55-35, and lost to Port Townsend in Port Townsend, 41-6. Vashon is now 1-7 for the 2016 football season.

  • Oct 26th, 2016
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Girls’ soccer shuts out rival Charles Wright

On Thursday, Oct. 20, the Vashon Island High School girls' soccer team won its last home game of the season against the Charles Wright Tarriers. Playing the rival team was a fitting last home game as the Pirates had suffered a painful loss at the last game against Charles Wright and weren't about to let it happen again.

  • Oct 26th, 2016
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Boys’ tennis sends two to district tournament

The 2016 boys' tennis team got off to a great start this fall. After graduating 10 of the 12 players from last year's team, there were only two returners, and it was questionable as to whether there would be enough players for a team. Instead, there was a large turnout of 19 new players joining the two returners.

  • Oct 26th, 2016

Girls’ soccer: Team wins two at home in rainy, muddy conditions

On Thursday, Oct. 13, the Vashon Island High School girls' soccer team took the field against Seattle Christian at home. Clad in their pink uniforms, they looked ready to beat Seattle Christian and support breast cancer awareness.

  • Oct 19th, 2016
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Stormy weather proves no match for island runners

Vashon Island's harriers successfully competed as a team on their home course Tuesday, Oct. 4, before heading off to a stormy invitational north of Marysville on Saturday.

  • Oct 12th, 2016
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Pirates savaged by Cascade Christian in Sumner, 82-6

The Vashon Pirates suffered their worst loss of the 2016 season in a match last Saturday night in Sumner against the Cascade Christian Cougars of Puyallup, by a score of 82-6.

  • Oct 12th, 2016

Soccer team ties one, loses two, looks ahead

The Vashon High School girls' soccer team has played several games in recent weeks, with mixed results.

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Rowers bring home a dozen medals at first regatta of the season

Imagine a race where you miss winning silver by three-tenths of a second and can't actually see your closest competitor. That is the beauty and the maddening nature of a head race, and exactly what the Vashon Island Rowing Club's (VIRC) junior women's quad had to contend with at this year's Tail of the Lake Regatta on Lake Union last Sunday. They finished with a bronze medal in their race along the 4,000-meter course.

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Football: Pirates whipped by wolves in Coupeville, 32-63

The losing streak continues for the Vashon High School Pirates. The team fell to the Coupeville High School Wolves in Coupeville last Friday, 63-32. Vashon is now 0-5 for the season.

  • Oct 6th, 2016
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Girls’ soccer record league loss, nonleague win

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.

  • Sep 28th, 2016
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Football: Pirates pummeled by Klahowya at home

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.

  • Sep 28th, 2016
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Runners set personal bests ahead of Saturday home meet

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.

  • Sep 28th, 2016
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Football: Pirates battered by Rams at home, 49-12

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.

  • Sep 22nd, 2016
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VHS girls’ soccer ties two, wins one

The first home game for the Vashon High School girls' soccer team was an intense matchup against Everett High School on Tuesday, Sept. 13.

Vashon’s Dalia Aladin beats her Bellevue Christian opponent to the ball in Saturday’s game.
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Soccer team tastes victory versus Crosspoint at first game of season

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.

  • Sep 14th, 2016
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Vashon vanquished by Cedar Park Christian crusade at first home game

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.

  • Sep 14th, 2016
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Pirates suffer painful 42-26 loss at first game of season

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.

  • Sep 7th, 2016
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Island wrestlers host camp, travel in preparation for season

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.

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One with the bicycle: Riding the Passport to Pain without gears

*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.

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Island women, rowing partners ready themselves for Passport to Pain’s 50-mile course

*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.

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