VHS boys basketball wins Tuesday match, now vying state

The Vashon Island High School Pirates boys’ varsity basketball team won their first district playoff game, 38-19, against the Klahowya Secondary School Eagles behind a… Continue reading

  • Feb 19, 2020


Vashon wins regional championship

By Alex Stemer For The Beachcomber After a 28-year hiatus from the top of the podium, history repeated itself this past Saturday, as Vashon Island… Continue reading

  • Feb 19, 2020


Vashon Seals coach says she is stepping down

You could say Lisa MacLeod knows what it’s like to be in the water or surrounded by it — and not just because she’s a… Continue reading


VHS basketball sees mixed results in games against Warriors

Standouts on boys and girls teams made for exciting matchups.

  • Feb 14, 2020

Pirates place second in regional wrestling tournament

Team narrowly lost to champions Klahowya Secondary School.

  • Feb 14, 2020

VHS varisty wrestling loses to Klahowya

“To see the support that our guys gave to each other at the end for a young team is super fun.”

  • Feb 7, 2020
                                The cheering section celebrates Andy Sears’ 300th career win.

‘Ready for the next one’

Andy Sears celebrates his 300th win with the Vashon High school boys basketball team.

                                The cheering section celebrates Andy Sears’ 300th career win.

Ergomania sees strong performances from island rowers

Burton Beach Rowing Club’s third year got off to a strong start at Ergomania recently.

  • Feb 6, 2020

Camaraderie and conditioning never stops at the Vashon Island Rowing Club

The Vashon Island Rowing Club does not allow weather to prevent them from keeping in top condition.

Vashon Seals excel in winter swim meet

“I was very pleased with how well our kids swam over the weekend,” said head coach Randy Turner.

  • Jan 29, 2020

Vashon boys basketball dominates; girls lose big

The boys’ relentless defense won the night; girls struggled against Tarriers’ offensive barrage.

  • Jan 29, 2020

Abi Kim drafted to Orlando Pride

Former McMurray Middle School student has played in the FIFA under-18 and under-20 Women’s World Cups

Pirates boys’ basketball team beats University Prep

Team back on track after heartbreaking one-point losses in recent weeks.

  • Jan 22, 2020

Boys, Girls VHS Basketball see defeats in first league matches

All teams will try to turn their luck around this week.

VHS Girls/Boys basketball teams ramp up to league games

“We are just trying to get better every day.”

High school wrestling coaches instrumental in Rock tournament evolution

“It’s such a testament to how much they care about where they came from.”

Four VHS players get onto all-league team

Head Coach Clay Eastly said he was impressed with both the perseverance and cohesiveness of the team

  • Dec 11, 2019

It keeps you running: Vashon Island High School student tries Seattle Marathon

Despite sores and arm cramping, Sean Robertson ran the Emerald City race. Here is his first-person account.

  • Dec 11, 2019

A new rowing coach

VIRC’s Sarah Deal, 26, explains her approach to the sport

  • Dec 5, 2019

As winter nears, be ready to play indoors

There is a variety of team sport and recreation opportunities on the island during colder months.