Sports

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

Young island wrestler competes at national tournament

Vashon’s own Colin McIntyre just returned from a very successful National Dual Meet tournament in Indianapolis, Indiana. Colin was representing the state in two tournaments… Continue reading

  • Jun 12, 2018

Vashon Ultra runs alongside history for another storied year

The ninth annual running of the trails on Vashon Island brought back memories of the 1970s in more ways than one last weekend at the… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2018

VHS boys finish off the podium at State track meet

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association State Track & Field Championships were held at Eastern Washington University in Cheney last weekend. The Pirates sent five boys… Continue reading

  • May 29, 2018

`Really cool’: Vashon Black wins division championship

Vashon Black, the seventh- and eighth-grade lacrosse team, placed first in the South Sound League Lacrosse Tournament May 19 and 20 in Enumclaw, making them… Continue reading

  • May 29, 2018

Soccer club to host golf fundraiser for VES Field lights

The Vashon Island Soccer Club is raising money to install lights at the VES Fields and is planning a golf fundraiser for next month. The… Continue reading