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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.
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.
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.
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.
The Raptors played the undefeated Gig Harbor Rovers for the championship, and though they played very well, they lost 1-0.
For the first time in many years — perhaps 20 — the girls Pirate basketball team defeated longtime rivals Eatonville Cruisers 59-57 in overtime.
The Pirate boys’ basketball team demonstrated their size and quickness against two tough non-league opponents last week. Saturday, they brought down the Jackson Timberwolves, 64-55, at the Les Schwab Hoop Challenge at Bellevue Community College.
Lack of experience didn’t prevent a very promising freshman Max Croonquist and sophomore Keegan Shrum from pinning their opponents on Friday at home.
The Vashon wrestling team opened the dual meet season with a 4-0 record, beating Rainier High School last Friday, 60-18, before departing to Bellevue the next morning for a triple dual meet.
After taking a share of the Nisqually League title and finishing 11th at state last year, the Vashon girls basketball team started off their 2008-09 campaign with two solid victories.
The Pirate boys basketball team skated to a 70-54 victory, in their home opener against the Seattle Academy Cardinals last Wednesday.
Registration can be done in person only at Vashon Park District’s Ober Park office. The deadline to sign up is this Friday, Dec. 5.
Both Vashon U11 boys soccer teams have qualified for the Tacoma-Pierce County Junior Soccer Association post-season championship tournament.
The Vashon High School Pirate boys basketball team kick off their season at 7 p.m. tonight in a home opener against the Seattle Academy Cardinals at the Vashon High School gym.
By CARL BLOMGRENFor The BeachcomberLast week I tried calling the wrestling room at Vashon High School, but was unable to get through.The message was something… Continue reading
Youth Pirates play Sportsmanship Bowl.
With the sun shining on both venues, VIRC’s masters rowers shined on the water as well, highlighted by the club’s first-ever gold medal at Elk Lake on Sunday, Oct. 26.
The curtain fell on the Vashon High School football season last Saturday night, when the Pirates suffered a heartbreaking 14-7 loss to the third-ranked Montesano Bulldogs.
The Blazers will play in the President’s Cup District Final on Sunday, Nov. 23, at Starfire Soccer Stadium in Tukwila.
This victory moves them into another playoff game, against unbeaten Montesano (10-0) at Tumwater at 7 p.m Saturday, November 15.