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Several members of Vashon’s Seals Swim Team took part in the 25th annual Emerald City Open Water Swim on Lake Washington on Aug. 15.
The Vashon High School boys basketball team was back on the court for the summer season starting June 1 and played a final game on July 19.
Mikie Hoffmann participated at the Washington State Sporting Clay Shoot at the Tacoma Sportsman’s Club July 31 through Aug. 2. More than 170 people participated in the three-day event in hot weather that topped 100 degrees.
Members of the Vashon Rock Riders 4-H Club returned from King County Fair with sunburns, smiles, lots of ribbons and a very large trophy.
Aaron Burby defended his title by crossing the finish line first for the second year in a row at the Bill Burby Inspirational Run/Walk on July 18, the annual Strawberry Festival competition named in honor of his father.
seattlepi.com reports that Vashon High School boys basketball star John Gage has verbally committed to playing at Stanford University next season.
The XTERRA Off-Road Triathlon took place on Sunday, July 12, in Dockton. Of the 96 competitors, none were from Vashon.
In the weeks before the end of the school year, during the evenings one could not arrive to any of the outdoor basketball hoops at Chautauqua or McMurray and find a vacant hoop.
The weekend of June 26 to 28, the Vashon Island Rowing Club (VIRC) masters left the Island looking for a little competition. They found plenty of it at the USRowing Northwest Regional Masters Championships.
Addie Davis, a junior at Vashon High School, has earned a position on the Washington State High School Rodeo Team and will be traveling to two prestigious rodeo events in July. First, as a top 10 finalist in the state, she is competing in barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying and breakaway roping at the Silver State International Rodeo in Fallon, Nev., July 4 to 8, a rodeo that includes more than 1,500 contestants.
An Island tradition of more than 50 years was kept alive Saturday when three vintage outboard hydroplanes left Jensen Point at 5:26 a.m.
It is no secret that the school district is struggling financially.
The Vashon Pirates sent two of their own — Kelly Costello and Zelda Porter — to the June 2009 1A All State Game in Spokane last weekend.
Three Islanders and their sailboats competed in the Pacific Northwest’s premier long-distance sailing race last month, and took two of the top three places.
Although team results are still not available, there is much to celebrate with the conclusion of McMurray’s track and field season.
Nine people drown every day in the United States. A local club is partnering with a program of the USA Swimming Foundation to help change that statistic by raising awareness of drowning and water safety.
Vashon High School senior Max Burnham placed fifth in the state 1A singles tennis tournament in Yakima on Saturday.
A 283-mile drive and 90-degree weather were not enough to prevent Pirate sprinter James Spencer from coming home with a medal from the 1A Track and Field State Championships at Eastern Washington University in Cheney.
On Aug. 9, Vashon’s Seals Swim Team will — for the first time — host world-class swimmers on the Island.