Sports

James Spencer

Track athlete off to state

King’s High School in Shoreline was the location for the 1A Tri-District Championship Finals on May 23; the sunny Saturday provided one shining moment for the Pirate track team before giving way to heartbreak and controversy.

James Spencer

Tennis player makes state

Vashon High School senior Max Burnham will represent the Island at the boys tennis state tournament in Yakima this weekend.

  • May 26, 2009

A new swim team emerges

The Vashon Island Stingrays, a newly formed swim club, are already seeing success at regional competitions, with one of the team’s swimmers competing in a prestigious invitation-only meet this month.

  • May 26, 2009

Mayor and coach Paul Wallrof named to sports hall of fame

Vashon Pirate Youth Football coach Paul Wallrof will be honored at the annual Banquet of Champions on June 4, when he will be inducted into the Tacoma-Pierce County Sports Hall of Fame. The Tacoma Athletic Commission will recognize Wallrof for his outstanding sports accomplishments and contributions to the community that have brought significant local and regional acclaim in the Tacoma-Pierce County area.

  • May 26, 2009

Rowers take home 33 medals from regionals

Aching and tired, yet excited about their success, the members of the Vashon Island Junior Crew (VIJC) team took home more than 30 medals after competing in the US Rowing 2009 Northwest Junior Regional Championship Regatta May 15 to 17 at Vancouver Lake, Wash.

Track and field athletes head to tri-district championships

The Vashon track and field team was met with harsh rain and bone-chilling gusts of wind on the first day of the Nisqually League Championships at Fife High School on May 13.

Pirate freshman defender Jessie Hazzard

Pirate soccer team ends season

Pirate junior Will O’Neil scored Vashon’s first goal since April 21, but it wasn’t enough to get the Pirate soccer team to the state tournament.By… Continue reading

Pirate freshman defender Jessie Hazzard
Vashon’s masters men’s 8 rows through the Montlake Cut on May 2.

Juniors and masters row at Opening Day

Despite the rain, thousands of spectators showed up to cheer from the banks of the Montlake Cut, the Montlake Bridge and from nearly 300 yachts for their favorite rowers at the Opening Day Regatta on Saturday, May 2.

Vashon’s masters men’s 8 rows through the Montlake Cut on May 2.

Vashon lacrosse goes on to state

With a thrilling overtime victory over Northshore in its final regular season game, the Vashon High School Lacrosse Club earned a playoff spot for the Division I Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association Championship.

One more win could propel lacrosse into playoffs

The Vashon High School Lacrosse Club’s past four games produced a mixed bag of success, defeat and hope.

Pirate Lucian Pizzano takes on a Tarrier attacker.

Soccer still has a chance at state

After a loss to Charles Wright on Saturday, the Vashon Pirates have one more chance to go to the state 1A soccer tournament. The Pirates lost 4-0 to unbeaten Charles Wright, but a win next Saturday in the Bi-District Tournament will put them in the state playoffs.

Pirate Lucian Pizzano takes on a Tarrier attacker.
The Vashon Island Junior Crew men's 8 rows at the Brentwood Regatta.

Rowers race against tough international teams at British Columbia regatta

About 30 miles north of Victoria, British Columbia, Vashon Island Junior Crew competed April 24 to 26 against rowers from all over Canada and the United States at the 2009 Brentwood International Regatta.

The Vashon Island Junior Crew men's 8 rows at the Brentwood Regatta.
Will O'Neil

Soccer team enters postseason

Thanks to undefeated Charles Wright, the Vashon boys soccer team secured second place in the Nisqually League, giving the Pirates a potentially much easier early playoff schedule.

Will O'Neil

Track stars shine on the road

The Vashon Pirate track and field team traveled south for a four-way meet with Steilacoom, Orting, and Seattle Christian on April 30.

  • May 5, 2009

Baseball finishes the season in fifth

The Vashon High School Pirate baseball team closed its season on a positive note with a win last Friday against the Life Christian Eagles. Playing in Tacoma, the Pirates put together 11 hits and played error-free ball for the 17-1 victory.

Will O'Neil

Pirates squeak in to second place in soccer league finale

Thanks to undefeated Charles Wright, the Vashon boys soccer team secured second place in the Nisqually League, giving the Pirates a potentially much easier early playoff schedule.

Will O'Neil

Baseball team drops the ball toward end of regular season

Pirate baseball coach Steve Hall is puzzled by his team.

  • Apr 28, 2009
Thomas Timm-Skove

Pirates notch a win over Life Christian Eagles in final home game

Vashon boys soccer finished last week just shy of clinching second place in the Nisqually League.

Thomas Timm-Skove
The men's 8 launches at the Brentwood Regatta in Mill Bay

Rowers invited to Opening Day

Coach Lucas Ridinger is brimming with excitement about the Vashon Island Junior Crew (VIJC).

  • Apr 28, 2009
The men's 8 launches at the Brentwood Regatta in Mill Bay
Pirate Jake Theno slides safely into third base last Wednesday.

Pirates play trio of back-to-back games, but win only one

The Vashon High School Pirates baseball team split two league games and lost a non-league game last week.

Pirate Jake Theno slides safely into third base last Wednesday.