Sports

Vashon’s Luke Larson places at State

VHS grappler Luke Larson took second place in his weight class at the WIAA State tournament last weekend. Larson made it to the semi-finals by… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2018

 

Vashon hoopsters end season in OT battle vs Bellevue Christian

The Vashon High School Boys Basketball team ended their season Saturday night after a 57-47 loss to Bellevue Christian in a playoff game that decided… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2018

 

Basketball team battles way into the playoffs, knocks out Klahowya

Because of a four game losing skid, Vashon had to win two straight away games against the league leaders in order to get into the… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2018

 

Pirates upset Cascade Christian, could change playoff picture

The playoff schedule was looking set last week, to the exclusion of Vashon, after the Pirates lost to each of the teams in the league… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2018

VHS wrestlers place second overall at sub-regionals

Last weekend’s sub-regional wrestling meet saw six teams battle it out on the Pirates’ home turf for the chance to move on to Regionals. Klahowya,… Continue reading

VHS wrestlers head to post-season league tournament in second place

Pirate wrestlers finished the regular season by beating Klahowya, the returning league champs, 49-30, to finish second in league. Notable varsity wins came from Ethan… Continue reading

  • Jan 30, 2018

VHS struggles against Charles Wright, loses hearbreaker to Seattle Christian

By DANIEL BRIGGS for The Beachcomber On a Tuesday night in Tacoma, the Vashon Pirates met the Tarriers from Charles Wright Academy (CWA) in an… Continue reading

  • Jan 30, 2018

VHS wrestlers holding their own against bigger schools

VHS wrestlers offered a master class in teamwork last week: first, with a couple of come-from-behind pins at the Cascade Christian dual meet to win,… Continue reading

Seals swim team to offer non-competitive program

Next month, the Vashon Seals swim team will offer a new program for middle and high schoolers who are interested in swimming for fitness or… Continue reading

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