Sports

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pirates squeak past Steilacoom Sentinels, 55-51

A physical, quick and athletic Steilacoom Sentinels basketball team gave the Vashon Pirate boys a scare last Saturday at Steilacoom. But the Pirates survived the see-saw battle, taking a 55-51 victory.

  • Dec 30, 2008

To quit, or not to quit? When kids stop playing sports, sometimes it’s adults who are to blame.

The act of quitting earns one an assortment of derisive labels — quitter, loser, wimp, chicken, slacker, loafer, backslider and even “scrimshanker,” a British word that somehow comes off worse than wanker.

  • Dec 30, 2008

Boys unseat Cowboys, 89-20

John Gage controlled the tip to Thomas Timm-Skove, who scored off three giant steps to the hoop. The Pirates went on to trounce the Cowboys, 89-20. Friday’s highly anticipated game at Cascade Christian was canceled because of the weather. A makeup date has not been set.

  • Dec 22, 2008

Girls mop the floor with Cowboys, 62-36

The Pirates beat the Cowboys of Chimicum 62-36 in their opening league contest of the season. After a relatively tight first half that found the Pirates up 32-24, the Pirates came out running and gunning in the second half, outscoring the Cowboys 40 to 12.

  • Dec 22, 2008

Hear the Raptors roar

The Raptors played the undefeated Gig Harbor Rovers for the championship, and though they played very well, they lost 1-0.

  • Dec 16, 2008

Girls basketball team beats Cruisers in overtime

For the first time in many years — perhaps 20 — the girls Pirate basketball team defeated longtime rivals Eatonville Cruisers 59-57 in overtime.

  • Dec 16, 2008