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From left to right in the back row are Orion Malone-Zick

Swimmers take on the open water

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.

From left to right in the back row are Orion Malone-Zick

Pirate boys basketball team has a successful summer season

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.

Islander takes first at Washington state shoot

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.

  • Aug 12, 2009
Mikie Hoffmann.
Taylor Shride won an enormous trophy for her horsemanship while riding Bandit.

4-H Rock Riders take King County Fair by storm

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.

  • Aug 4, 2009
Taylor Shride won an enormous trophy for her horsemanship while riding Bandit.
Aaron Burby

Plenty of fun was had at Bill Burby Inspirational Fun Run and Walk

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.

Aaron Burby

seattlepi.com: Vashon High’s John Gage verbally commits to Stanford

seattlepi.com reports that Vashon High School boys basketball star John Gage has verbally committed to playing at Stanford University next season.

  • Jul 20, 2009
Jason Jablonski

Off-road triathlon takes place in Dockton

The XTERRA Off-Road Triathlon took place on Sunday, July 12, in Dockton. Of the 96 competitors, none were from Vashon.

  • Jul 14, 2009
Jason Jablonski

Dozens of Vashon hoopsters take on Hoopfest in Spokane

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.

  • Jul 14, 2009
Fom left to right are Daniel Macca

Master rowers excel at regional regatta

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.

  • Jul 7, 2009
Fom left to right are Daniel Macca

Island teen heads to rodeo 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.

  • Jul 7, 2009
Garry Rice roars across the finish line to win the Paul Stoddard Memorial hydroplane run July 4. It was Rice’s second win and third finish in 10 tries.

Hydros have a ball on the Fourth

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.

Garry Rice roars across the finish line to win the Paul Stoddard Memorial hydroplane run July 4. It was Rice’s second win and third finish in 10 tries.

Do the Burby and help schools, too

It is no secret that the school district is struggling financially.

Vashon girls hoopsters play All State in Spokane

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.

  • Jun 24, 2009
The Freedom X crew is

Vashon teams finish in two of three top spots in Swiftsure Lightship Classic

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.

  • Jun 16, 2009
The Freedom X crew is

Mustangs see success at leagues

Although team results are still not available, there is much to celebrate with the conclusion of McMurray’s track and field season.

Swim lessons offered free for kids

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.

  • Jun 9, 2009
Max Burnham and Jake Dillon.

Burnham places fifth in tennis

Vashon High School senior Max Burnham placed fifth in the state 1A singles tennis tournament in Yakima on Saturday.

  • Jun 2, 2009
Max Burnham and Jake Dillon.
James Spencer

Pirate sprinter takes eighth place in state

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.

James Spencer

Seals swim team holds world-class swim clinic

On Aug. 9, Vashon’s Seals Swim Team will — for the first time — host world-class swimmers on the Island.

Geran Webb wrestles freestyle

Geran Webb, a junior at Vashon High School, placed second at a freestyle state tournament two weeks ago in Auburn. In his first three matches,… Continue reading

  • Jun 2, 2009