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These four Seals placed first in their 4x50-yard medley relay. They are

Seals swim to first-place finish in Port Angeles

Four members of the boys relay team from Vashon’s swim team, the Seals, attended the Division 5 February Challenge Meet, Feb. 7 and 8, in Port Angeles.

  • Feb 17, 2009
These four Seals placed first in their 4x50-yard medley relay. They are
Josh Cox shoots over the Warriors’ defense Feb. 3 in his first appearance for the Pirates varsity.

Boys basketball secures Nisqually League crown

The Vashon High School boys’ Pirate basketball team clinched its fifth consecutive Nisqually League title last week by defeating Seattle Christian at the Vashon High School gym on Feb. 3.

Josh Cox shoots over the Warriors’ defense Feb. 3 in his first appearance for the Pirates varsity.
In a match that will likely be repeated at regionals and state the next two weekends

Grapplers will send 13 athletes to regional tournament

The Vashon High School wrestling team hosted the 1A Sub-Regional Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 7, with 13 athletes qualifying for the regionals competition this Saturday at Bellevue Christian.

In a match that will likely be repeated at regionals and state the next two weekends

Girls suffer two losses

For the first time this year, Vashon’s girls basketball team suffered back-to-back losses last week.

  • Feb 10, 2009

Wrestlers bested by Cruisers, Cardinals

Last Wednesday, in their last home dual match, the Vashon Pirates lost a hard, tough wrestling match to the Eatonville Cruisers, 33-45.

Chrissy Swope looks for the outlet pass after grabbing a rebound away from Cascade Christian’s Ashley Centioli as the clock wound down in last Tuesday’s game.

Girls hoopsters take two more games

Vashon’s girls basketball team had a full week of play the last week of January. Starting off the week, the Pirates hosted the Cascade Christian Cougars on Tuesday, Jan. 27.

  • Feb 3, 2009
Chrissy Swope looks for the outlet pass after grabbing a rebound away from Cascade Christian’s Ashley Centioli as the clock wound down in last Tuesday’s game.
John Gage scored the game high of 18 points against Cascade Christian.

Boys come out on top after tussle with Cougars

The Vashon High School boys’ Pirate basketball team notched a key win against a strong Cascade Christian Cougar basketball team last week. The Cougars came into the game on Tuesday only one game behind the Pirates in the Nisqually 1A league.

John Gage scored the game high of 18 points against Cascade Christian.
Charlie Hoffman shoots over the Charles Wright Academy defense on Jan. 21.

Boys tame Tarriers, trounce Cowboys

The Vashon High School boys basketball team notched two more wins last week. On Wednesday, they defeated the Charles Wright Tarriers 56-33. On Friday, they pummeled the Chimacum Cowboys, 89-23.

Charlie Hoffman shoots over the Charles Wright Academy defense on Jan. 21.

Grapplers beat Cougars

The Vashon High School wrestling team upped its dual match record to 7-2, when they defeated the Cascade Christian Cougars in Puyallup on Thursday, Jan. 22.

  • Jan 27, 2009

Girls subdue two tough teams

Vashon’s girls basketball team traveled to Chimacum Friday night and were roped into a barn-burner with the rough and tumble Cowboys, but pulled away with a 61-53 victory.

  • Jan 27, 2009
Chris Pieterick passes around a Life Christian defender.

Boys beat Eagles at home

At home on Friday, the Pirates displayed their quickness against the athletic but outmanned Life Christian visitors, to take a 54-24 win.The Eagles, a 2B… Continue reading

  • Jan 23, 2009
Chris Pieterick passes around a Life Christian defender.
Sam “Slam” Chapman gives Washington Patriot Harold Thomas a taste of Vashon wrestling. Chapman pinned the Patriot 112-pounder in 1:06 of the first round.

Wrestlers brush off Steilacoom Sentinels and Washington Patriots

Vashon subdued the Steilacoom Sentinels by a score of 54-24 on Tuesday, Jan. 13, with eight freshmen and sophomores (out of 14 weight classes) in the starting lineup.

  • Jan 20, 2009
Sam “Slam” Chapman gives Washington Patriot Harold Thomas a taste of Vashon wrestling. Chapman pinned the Patriot 112-pounder in 1:06 of the first round.

Girls take down the Eagles

Beating the Life Christian Eagles 54-36 on Friday, the girls basketball team increased its league standings to 4-1 and were tied for 10th of 1A girls teams statewide on Monday.

  • Jan 20, 2009
Max Burnham broke the score open with fast breaks in the fourth on Monday.

Pirates overpower Chelan in tight game

The Vashon High School Pirate boys’ basketball team notched an important win in Yakima on Monday against the ninth-ranked Chelan Goats 47-39.

  • Jan 20, 2009
Max Burnham broke the score open with fast breaks in the fourth on Monday.

Wrestlers place fourth of 19 teams in Everett

Nineteen high school wrestling teams sloshed and floated their way to the Everett High School gymnasium on Saturday, Jan. 10, where they slipped out of their survival suits to don their singlets and participate in the Everett Classic Wrestling Tournament, held for varsity and junior varsity teams.

  • Jan 13, 2009
Alex Wegner powers the ball to the hoop over Seattle Christian.

Boys trounce Seattle Christian

The battle was won before the game was over against the Warriors on Friday, Jan. 9. Pirate fans, including Stanford basketball coach Rodney Tention, filled the Seattle Christian gym, dulling the team’s home advantage.

  • Jan 13, 2009
Alex Wegner powers the ball to the hoop over Seattle Christian.
John Gage throws in two points over Cascade Christian’s defense on Jan. 10.

Pirates take a bite out of third-ranked Cougars

The sweet taste of winning is fast becoming a staple of Pirates basketball. On Jan. 11, they savored the taste of the Cascade Christian Cougars.

  • Jan 13, 2009
John Gage throws in two points over Cascade Christian’s defense on Jan. 10.
Charlie Hoffman goes high above the Orting Cardinal defenders on Tuesday.

Pirate boys basketball team dominates Orting

The Pirates Varsity boys basketball team continued their winning way on Tuesday, Jan. 6 — Pirates 81, Orting Cardinals 33 — and go on the road today and tomorrow to face some of their toughest opponents yet.

  • Jan 9, 2009
Charlie Hoffman goes high above the Orting Cardinal defenders on Tuesday.
Vashon’s Geran Webb is seconds away from pinning Orting’s Cody Baskett to win third place in the 215-pound weight class at The Rock  Wrestling Tournament Dec. 30.

Orting dominates Rock tournament

Considered one of the most competitive 1A/2A wrestling tournaments in the state, the annual Rock Wrestling Tournament was held at Vashon High School on Tuesday, Dec. 30.

  • Jan 6, 2009
Vashon’s Geran Webb is seconds away from pinning Orting’s Cody Baskett to win third place in the 215-pound weight class at The Rock  Wrestling Tournament Dec. 30.
Elias Weston dribbles out of trouble versus the Roosevelt Roughriders in Gresham. Behind him are Alex Wegner

Pirates stand tall against big Oregon schools at tournament

The Vashon High School Pirates boys basketball team competed in the Barlow Trail Classic holiday basketball tournament last week in Gresham, Ore.

  • Jan 6, 2009
Elias Weston dribbles out of trouble versus the Roosevelt Roughriders in Gresham. Behind him are Alex Wegner