Sports

Coach Dave Plypick

Volleyball takes off again Volleyball takes off again

Coach Dave Plypick said the volleyball team is younger this year. He’s looking for an on-the-floor leader to replace Shannon McGowan, who graduated last year.

  • Sep 9, 2008
Coach Dave Plypick
Vashon forward Cat Amick
Vashon forward Cat Amick

It takes a village to make a sports page.

It takes a village to make a sports page.

  • Sep 9, 2008

Hunting season

Heavy population density can and often does have a negative effect on the health of the deer population. When populations reach a certain level, the incidence of disease and parasitical infection increases, and dietary restrictions negatively affect size and health. As a result, growth potential is not fully realized. Many of us who are concerned about the wildlife on our islands have observed this to be true of our deer population. Proper herd management is the answer to the problem.

  • Sep 9, 2008
The team’s first game is at noon Saturday

Official Heart of the Sound results are below

Name age gender time place place

  • Sep 2, 2008
The team’s first game is at noon Saturday
The Bud’s Bombers quarterback takes the football to the end zone Saturday

Youth Pirates open season with jamboree in Lakewood

Pirate Pride rose with the sun during the Northwest Youth Football League Jamboree Saturday, Aug. 23, at Harry E. Lang Stadium in Lakewood.

  • Sep 2, 2008
The Bud’s Bombers quarterback takes the football to the end zone Saturday

Don’t specialize, enjoy a few sports | Column

Specialization in sports is a function of logic: to play any sport well, one must practice; to be competitive, one must practice often; to practice often enough to be competitive today, one must practice all year long.

  • Aug 27, 2008
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Athletes turn out in force for ‘HOTS’

An anxious ten-second countdown, a cannon blast from an offshore longboat, and the Eighth Annual Vashon Heart of the Sound Triathlon (HOTS) was under way on Sunday.

  • Aug 27, 2008
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Golfers tee off in pink ‘for a cure’

Golfers tee off in pink ‘for a cure’

  • Aug 27, 2008
Members of the Vashon Seals Swim Team swam in the cold water of Lake Washington near Seward Park at the 24th Annual Emerald City Open Water Swim Saturday
Members of the Vashon Seals Swim Team swam in the cold water of Lake Washington near Seward Park at the 24th Annual Emerald City Open Water Swim Saturday
More than 30 triathletes ages 7 to 15 took part in Sunday’s Heart of the Sound Triathlon.

Kids take on HOTS triathlon, too

On Sunday, Aug. 24, the eighth annual Heart of the Sound (HOTS) Triathlon took place at the Burton Peninsula. Men, women, relay teams of three and kids competed in the race, under skies that weren’t always hospitable.

  • Aug 26, 2008
More than 30 triathletes ages 7 to 15 took part in Sunday’s Heart of the Sound Triathlon.

Archery season begins in September

Hunting season is here again. We are now beginning the “early archery season.” Folks may be observed traipsing through the woods with bow and arrow in hand in pursuit of the elusive Odocoileus hemionus (blacktail deer).

  • Aug 26, 2008
Vashon’s Seals Swim Team learned about water polo to cap off a tough but successful summer swim season that ended two weeks ago. The upper-level swimmers learned water polo from Jennie Darling

Vashon’s Seals Swim Team learns water polo from a pro

Vashon’s Seals Swim Team learned about water polo to cap off a tough but successful summer swim season that ended two weeks ago. The upper-level swimmers learned water polo from Jennie Darling, a former member of the nationally ranked San Jose State University water polo team.

  • Aug 20, 2008
Vashon’s Seals Swim Team learned about water polo to cap off a tough but successful summer swim season that ended two weeks ago. The upper-level swimmers learned water polo from Jennie Darling

Vashon Pirate Youth Football team to open season Aug. 23

The Vashon Pirate Youth Football team will open its 2008 fall season with a jamboree on Saturday, Aug. 23, at Harry Lang Stadium in Lakewood, Tacoma.

  • Aug 20, 2008
Vashon Pirate Youth Football is in full swing this fall

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Vashon Pirate Youth Football is in full swing this fall, with practice 6 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday at Vashon High School. Above, six… Continue reading

  • Aug 12, 2008
Vashon Pirate Youth Football is in full swing this fall
Sue Nattrass has raised the bar in women’s trapshooting throughout her career.

Nattrass aims high, but misses Olympic target

Islander Sue Nattrass missed her mark and her shot at an Olympic medal on Monday, missing her clay target four times in a row in the third qualifying round of the women’s trapshooting event at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

  • Aug 12, 2008
Sue Nattrass has raised the bar in women’s trapshooting throughout her career.

Vashon Island youth play in ‘Chumash’ lacrosse tourney

Lacrosse, “the little brother of war,” is America’s game, predating baseball by hundreds of years. Invented by Native Americans and played with fierce passions, it is in no way an effete game of snobs. History tells that the French and English borrowed the game from the Americans, graced it with sensibility and propriety, and then brought it back to America.

  • Aug 6, 2008
Vashon Island Rowing Club’s bronze medal-winning women’s quad

Crew makes waves on the lake

The Vashon Island Rowing Club (VIRC) masters felt the heat on multiple fronts during the Aug. 2 Summer Extravaganza Regatta on Seattle’s Green Lake.

  • Aug 5, 2008
Vashon Island Rowing Club’s bronze medal-winning women’s quad

Vashon Islanders of all ages play on asphalt at Spokane Hoopfest

During the last week of June, 35 families from Vashon traveled to the biggest basketball tournament in the world, Spokane’s Hoopfest.

  • Jul 30, 2008
Margaret Heagerty

Rock Riders shine at King County Fair

t Three qualified to compete in state fair in September.

  • Jul 29, 2008
Margaret Heagerty