Sports

Chris Pieterick

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
Chris Pieterick

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
Quinn Holert

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
Quinn Holert
Chimacum senior Brittany Nelson

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
Chimacum senior Brittany Nelson
Nicole Elliot Photo The Raptors played strong on Saturday. They are

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
Nicole Elliot Photo The Raptors played strong on Saturday. They are

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

Boys blaze at Hoop Challenge

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.

  • Dec 16, 2008

Grapplers wrangle a win at home

Lack of experience didn’t prevent a very promising freshman Max Croonquist and sophomore Keegan Shrum from pinning their opponents on Friday at home.

  • Dec 16, 2008
Pirate Eddie Protzeller needed only one minute and 21 seconds to pin Rainier’s Michael Davis in the 130-pound class.

Wrestlers undefeated

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.

  • Dec 9, 2008
Pirate Eddie Protzeller needed only one minute and 21 seconds to pin Rainier’s Michael Davis in the 130-pound class.
Vashon junior Abby Dolmseth

Lady Pirates topple Cardinals, Bulldogs

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.

  • Dec 9, 2008
Vashon junior Abby Dolmseth
John Gage gained Pirate possession of the ball at the game’s opening jump Dec. 3.

Hoopsters breeze to 70-54 victory over Seattle Academy

The Pirate boys basketball team skated to a 70-54 victory, in their home opener against the Seattle Academy Cardinals last Wednesday.

  • Dec 9, 2008
John Gage gained Pirate possession of the ball at the game’s opening jump Dec. 3.

Registration ends Friday for Ski School 2009

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.

  • Dec 2, 2008

U11 soccer teams in championship tournament

Both Vashon U11 boys soccer teams have qualified for the Tacoma-Pierce County Junior Soccer Association post-season championship tournament.

  • Dec 2, 2008
Senior Max Burnham

Boys basketball team looks ahead to perhaps its best season yet

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.

  • Dec 2, 2008
Senior Max Burnham
Senior Rogen “Rodge” Lopez

Wrestlers ready to rumble

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

  • Dec 2, 2008
Senior Rogen “Rodge” Lopez

Youth football teams show sportsmanship in bowl

Youth Pirates play Sportsmanship Bowl.

  • Nov 18, 2008
The rowers of Vashon Island Rowing Club’s mixed quad are

Master rowers medal in Canada

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.

  • Nov 18, 2008
The rowers of Vashon Island Rowing Club’s mixed quad are
Kyle York

Montesano squeaks past Vashon, 14-7

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.

  • Nov 18, 2008
Kyle York
The U15 Blazers play the President’s Cup this weekend.

Soccer teams to President’s Cup

The Blazers will play in the President’s Cup District Final on Sunday, Nov. 23, at Starfire Soccer Stadium in Tukwila.

  • Nov 18, 2008
The U15 Blazers play the President’s Cup this weekend.

Pirates beat Trojans in a playoff nailbiter; next game on Saturday

This victory moves them into another playoff game, against unbeaten Montesano (10-0) at Tumwater at 7 p.m Saturday, November 15.

  • Nov 12, 2008