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 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

youth football

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

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

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

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 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

Rock Riders shine at King County Fair

t Three qualified to compete in state fair in September.

  • Jul 29, 2008

Vashon wrestlers 10-1 at Oregon team camp

The Vashon Wrestlers went 10-1 at the Oregon State Team Wrestling Camp July 7 to 10, placing fifth out of 36 teams from Washington, Oregon and California.

  • Jul 23, 2008

Youth football practice begins

Vashon Pirate Youth Football practice starts at 5:45 p.m. Monday, July 28, at the Vashon High School “tweener” field west of the gym.

  • Jul 22, 2008

Triathlon held in Burton during Strawberry Festival

The XTerra Triathlon was held in Dockton Park on Sunday, July 13.

  • Jul 22, 2008

Vashon-Maury Sports Briefs | July 16

Islander Alex Swenson was named one of six members of the American national men’s team to compete in the Sixth World Championship 24-Hour Run of the International Association of Ultrarunners.

  • Jul 21, 2008

Bill Burby’s son Aaron takes first in Burby Inspirational Fun Run

Saturday’s Bill Burby Inspirational Fun Run and Walk was the biggest to date — more than 400 Islanders and visitors pounded the pavement in the event that honors one of the Island’s most memorable men.

  • Jul 16, 2008

Vashon Islander Amanda Ohmert, 12, heads to Europe for elite swim competition

Islander Amanda Ohmert, 12, will travel to Haarlem, Holland, in 10 days to compete in the elite Youth Friendship Games for athletes ages 11 to 19, an international event sponsored by People to People Sports Ambassador Programs.

  • Jul 10, 2008

Family congregates on Vashon for 5K run

The Bill Burby Inspirational Fun Run and Walk is this Saturday, July 12, and Islander Marcia Weidkamp’s three daughters and a granddaughter will converge on the Island to take part.

  • Jul 9, 2008

Sail through the dog days of summer

This summer, the 18th season of sailing programs, co-sponsored by Quartermaster Yacht Club and the Vashon Park District, still has a few places open for young sailors.

  • Jul 1, 2008

Vashon master rowers earn medals at NW Regionals in Vancouver

The Vashon Island Rowing Club scored on multiple fronts at this year’s NW Masters Regional Championships in Vancouver, Wash., June 20 to 22.

  • Jul 1, 2008

Vashon High track team honored | Vashon-Maury Sports Briefs

A quick look at what's going on in sports on Vashon and Maury islands.

  • Jun 26, 2008