Sports

Pirates drop two league games, end win streak

The Cascade Christian Cougars came to Vashon on a stormy Wednesday night, ended the Pirates five game winning streak and went home with a coveted… Continue reading

  • Jan 23, 2018

VHS wrestlers faced tough competition in weekend tournament

Coach Anders Blomgren said the team ran into some “buzz saws” last weekend at a tournament near Yelm with the toughest 1A teams in the… Continue reading

  • Jan 16, 2018

Vashon prevails in overtime at Seattle Christian, crushes UPrep at home

The Vashon Pirates took their winning streak of two games to Seattle Christian Tuesday night last week, for the second Nisqually League game for both… Continue reading

  • Jan 16, 2018

Boys’ basketball team grabs back-to-back wins

Friday night saw the Vashon Pirates begin the defense of their Nisqually league title with the first league game of the 2018 season against Charles… Continue reading

  • Jan 9, 2018

Pirate wrestlers come on strong at Everett tournament

The VHS wrestling team participated in The Everett Classic tournament last weekend, a mixed varsity and junior varsity event that saw the Pirates place 12th… Continue reading

Boys basketball team sees defeat at Canada tourney, plays again Friday.

Vashon Island boys’ varsity basketball team recently traveled to the University of Victoria for the 2017 Alumni Vikes Senior Boys Basketball Invitational. This year the… Continue reading

  • Jan 2, 2018

Time & Again: Vashon’s own girls and boys in the boats

Readers familiar with Daniel James Brown’s “The Boys in the Boat” know the names Joe Rantz, Don Hume, Roger Morris, Shorty Hunt, and Bobby Moch;… Continue reading

  • Jan 2, 2018

Pirate wrestlers compete at annual Rock Tournament

This past weekend, 15 wrestling teams from all over the state made their way to the island for the 29th annual Rock Tournament, hosted as… Continue reading

Pirate girls win one, lose one

The Vashon girls’ basketball team won their game at home last week and fell to a close game on the road. The team, now with… Continue reading

  • Dec 26, 2017

At home and away, Pirate boys defeat last two opponents

Noah Edmonds scored 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead the Pirates to an easy win over Sultan, 57-30 on Dec. 19. The Pirates… Continue reading

  • Dec 26, 2017

Rowing club celebrates 21 years of work, cameraderie on the water

At least two or three times a month each spring and fall, a story is bound to show up in The Beachcomber about Vashon Island… Continue reading

  • Dec 19, 2017

VHS boys’ basketball team easily defeats Coupeville, takes on Port Townshend

Coupeville Wolves came to Vashon Friday night looking for a second straight victory after an overtime win at home against Port Townsend. Vashon stopped them… Continue reading

  • Dec 19, 2017

Vashon Lacrosse Club gears up for new season

After a year that saw growth of both its membership and board, the Vashon Lacrosse Club is gearing up for the spring season with three… Continue reading

Vashon youth wrestling takes a long family tradition, history to the mat

Youth wrestling is a Vashon tradition dating back to the early 1970s. On the south wall of the Vashon Island High School (VHS) gym, sheets… Continue reading

  • Dec 13, 2017

Vashon varsity boys’ basketball team splits last two games

Last Thursday afternoon, the Vashon High School boys’ varsity basketball team traveled for a friendly game against our southern district neighbors from the 1A Evergreen… Continue reading

  • Dec 12, 2017

Girls’ basketball team, together since childhood, makes do without seniors

The Vashon High School girls’ basketball team is in the locker room before the game starts. Everyone is joking around and in good spirits, but… Continue reading

  • Dec 12, 2017

VHS boys crush depleted Chimacum on the basketball court

In an afternoon game at Chimacum High School, the Vashon Pirates blew by the Cowboys from the opening tip in an interleague game. Due to… Continue reading

  • Dec 5, 2017

Island men claim victory at sixth annual Ryan Krug soccer game

The 2017 Ryan Krug Vashon Cup kicked off last Sunday with a brief speech by Rich Krug, father of Ryan Krug. And then the oldest… Continue reading

  • Dec 5, 2017

Wrestlers kick off season at Auburn tournament

Vashon Island Wrestling (VIW) varsity and junior varsity teams competed last weekend at the Auburn Trojan Invitational. Seven other schools, most larger than Vashon, competed… Continue reading

  • Dec 5, 2017

Boys’ basketball team begins play with jamboree

The Vashon High School boys’ basketball team began its 2017-18 season at Chief Sealth International High School last Saturday after the Thanksgiving holiday. Both junior… Continue reading

  • Nov 28, 2017