Sports

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

Thankful for exercise: Soccer, fun run events offered on Thanksgiving

Islanders will have ample opportunities for exercise tomorrow before giving thanks

  • Nov 21, 2017

VIRC junior crew veteran commits to Stanford

The fulfillment of a long-held dream came last Tuesday, Nov. 8, for Vashon High School senior Riley Lynch, as National Letter of Intent Day (for… Continue reading

Island equestrians take first, fifth at regional rally

Two Olympus Pony Club teams demonstrated their expertise in both riding and horsemanship at this year’s Northwest Regional Jump Rally in Monroe on Oct. 20,… Continue reading

  • Nov 14, 2017

Fall sports recap

Football After a rough start to the season that saw the Pirates fall in lopsided loss after lopsided loss for the first six games, the… Continue reading

Three Pirate runners tackle sub-freezing temps at State

Three Vashon High School harriers made their way through a very cold Pasco cross-country course Saturday, Nov. 4, to compete in the state cross-country championships.… Continue reading

  • Nov 7, 2017

VIRC caps off fall regatta season with strong showing at Green Lake; Head of the Lake canceled.

The fall rowing season, which is typically wrapped up at the University of Washington’s Head of the Lake regatta each November, ended one day early… Continue reading

VHS cross country team is sending three runners to state competition

By BRUCE CYRA For The Beachcomber Last Saturday, the morning fog enshrouded the Chambers Bay cross-country course, then lifted to turn the day sunny and… Continue reading

  • Oct 31, 2017

Tennis team earns second place at district competition

The 2017 boys tennis season came to end at the District Three Tournament on Thursday at Sprinkler Tennis Center. The district tournament hosts the top… Continue reading

  • Oct 31, 2017