VHS football suffers 68-0 loss, fall sports season begins

For the island’s student-athletes, September means not only the start of school, but the start of a new season of sports. That season began Friday… Continue reading

Cycling to destroy doom with a Passport to Pain

Lately, my cranium feels like a velodrome where cyclists (my thoughts) jockey for position, while Sanity pedals away on an indoor, Peloton stationary bike. Tires… Continue reading

  • Aug 22, 2017

Mixed results for two island rowers at world championships

The Vashon Island Rowing Club saw one of its current juniors and an alum compete at the World Rowing Junior Championships — both the U23s… Continue reading

Vashon rowers perform well at annual Green Lake summer regatta

The Vashon Island Rowing Club wrapped up its summer camp sessions with a trip to Seattle’s Green Lake last Saturday, for the annual Green Lake… Continue reading

Annual Bill Burby run/walk draws a crowd during festival

By DANIEL BRIGGS For The Beachcomber The 37th annual Bill Burby Inspirational Fun Run and Walk began at 8:30 a.m. last Saturday morning after around… Continue reading

  • Jul 25, 2017

Junior crew member, alumnus, heading to worlds

For a small organization, the Vashon Island Rowing Club is making a big splash on the national and international scenes, as one of its current… Continue reading

VIRC masters achieve best results ever at regional championships

The Vashon Island Rowing Club’s masters rowers, enduring the heat of one of the hottest June weekends on record, stormed their way through the competition… Continue reading

Register for the Burby

Registration for the 2017 Bill Burby Inspirational 5K/10K Runs and 5K Walk is now open. The annual summer event is now in its 37th year… Continue reading

Islander starts tennis club on Vashon, camps this summer

Seven months ago, Marcus Gautesen, a new islander at the time, started a youth tennis program called Vashon Tennis Kids with the goal to strengthen… Continue reading

Junior crew returns to podium with third-place finish at Nationals

Vashon Island Rowing Club’s junior women’s pairs represented the club and Pacific Northwest well at USRowing’s Youth National Championships, at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota,… Continue reading

After winning season, island softball team ends year with a championship

The Rock Island Rockettes capped an extraordinary undefeated season with an 8-5 win over the Blue Thunder to take the West Seattle Girls Softball U15… Continue reading

Nearly 60 participate in Swim Defiance

A total of 57 swimmers from as far away as Colorado swam between Tahlequah and Owen Beach at Point Defiance Saturday morning for the annual… Continue reading

Eighth annual Vashon Ultra sees more women, record 50K time

The weather was perfect for trail running Saturday at the eighth annual Vashon Island Ultramarathon &Trail Run, which drew 135 runners from around the country… Continue reading

  • Jun 6, 2017

Two VHS track athletes compete in state finals, finish in top 20

On Friday and Saturday, May 26 and 27, the 1A State Track &Field meet was held at Eastern Washington University in Cheney. Kat Andrus and… Continue reading

  • May 30, 2017

Vashon Vultures season ends at State Semifinal

Vashon’s high-school age boys’ lacrosse team, the Vashon Vultures, endured a season-ending loss to the Bellingham Warriors at Vashon High School last Wednesday, ending its… Continue reading

  • May 30, 2017

Junior crew tops five events at Regional Champs, sending two to nationals

The Vashon Island Rowing Club’s junior crew got to finish one of its soggiest season’s in recent memory with some of the best weather, at… Continue reading

Vultures move on in postseason, host state semi-final Wednesday

By GREG MARTIN For The Beachcomber The Vashon Vultures lacrosse team soundly defeated Sehome in a well-contested match last Saturday at Vashon High School. By… Continue reading

  • May 24, 2017

VHS track & field: Two girls win district titles, move on to state

By KEVIN ROSS For The Beachcomber The Vashon High School track and field team competed at the District championship last Friday and Saturday at Renton… Continue reading

  • May 24, 2017

VHS golf team ends season, sends two to district playoffs

Vashon High School’s boys’ golf team, under the leadership of new coach Christian Hasson and assistant coaches Neil Jungemann and Cliff Eckman, had 19 enthusiastic… Continue reading

  • May 16, 2017

Girls’ tennis celebrates 13 seniors, six move on to district tournament

The Vashon High School girls’ tennis team entered the last week of its regular season with a 6-4 overall record and a shot at the… Continue reading

  • May 16, 2017