Sports

Vashon wrestlers (with three subs from Lake Stevens) pose for a team picture after beating Orting 37-30 to secure fifth place at the 36-team Oregon State Wrestling Camp.

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
Vashon wrestlers (with three subs from Lake Stevens) pose for a team picture after beating Orting 37-30 to secure fifth place at the 36-team Oregon State Wrestling Camp.

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
Aaron Burby was the overall 10K winner after years of trying.

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
Aaron Burby was the overall 10K winner after years of trying.
Kitt Selig became a three-time champion when he returned to Jensen Point 54 minutes after setting out on the annual July 4 hydroplane run around Vashon-Maury Island. Carl Olsen was just under a minute behind Selig. The third competitor
Kitt Selig became a three-time champion when he returned to Jensen Point 54 minutes after setting out on the annual July 4 hydroplane run around Vashon-Maury Island. Carl Olsen was just under a minute behind Selig. The third competitor
Islander Linda Sferra
Islander Linda Sferra

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
The Krug-Belknap family is ready to participate in the Bill Burby Inspirational Fun Run and Walk on Saturday.

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
The Krug-Belknap family is ready to participate in the Bill Burby Inspirational Fun Run and Walk on Saturday.
An El Toro dinghy

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
An El Toro dinghy
Members of the bronze medal-winning Men’s 8

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
Members of the bronze medal-winning Men’s 8

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
Bill Burby 10k runners take off under sunny blue skies last year. Bryant Jensen and Nancy Ellis were the male and female 10k winners in 2007.  Organizers say

Burby Fun Run supports Vashon High students, athletes

The Bill Burby Inspirational Fun Run and Walk is a family affair. Burby was a beloved coach, teacher and mentor at Vashon High School who died suddenly of cardiac arrest in 1989. His legacy lives on in this community event. Proceeds from the event support Vashon High School (VHS) varsity athletics and the Vashon Community Scholarship Fund.

  • Jun 26, 2008
Bill Burby 10k runners take off under sunny blue skies last year. Bryant Jensen and Nancy Ellis were the male and female 10k winners in 2007.  Organizers say

Three Vashon High School seniors recognized with athletic awards

Three Vashon High School students, less than a week from graduation, were honored with awards for their outstanding athletic achievement in the last four years.

  • Jun 25, 2008

Vashon High baseball squad holds awards banquet

The Vashon High School Pirates baseball team held its end-of-season awards banquet last week. Coach Steve Hall addressed the players and their families with his reflections on the season and the contributions of each of the players.

  • Jun 20, 2008
Diane Kennicott of Vashon

Off-islanders turn out for Vashon-Maury equestrian competiton

Vashon-Maury Island Horse Association hosted the 18th annual fund-raising competition, Two Days in Paradise, at Paradise Ridge Park on Saturday and Sunday, June 7 and 8. Twenty-seven off-Island competitors signed up to bring their horses to Vashon to compete against the local equestrians, in spite of warnings about ferry difficulties such as extreme low tides and substitution of the Hiyu for the Rhododendron.

  • Jun 20, 2008
Diane Kennicott of Vashon
Sjardo Steneker sets to hit a backhand

Vashon’s Winebledon to feature new events

The Vashon Tennis Club is adding open singles and women’s singles to their annual “Winebledon Tennis Tournament” this year. It was dubbed Winebledon because the tournament begins with a celebration at Vashon Winery and is held at the same time as Wimbledon each year, according to tournament director Bart Queary.

  • Jun 20, 2008
Sjardo Steneker sets to hit a backhand
Two Days in Paradise
Two Days in Paradise

Sports briefs

Youth football coaches sought

  • Jun 10, 2008
Seventh-grader Nick Betz takes on a long jump.

League track finals wrap for Vashon athletes on Bainbridge

Under cloudy skies, Vashon took 29 McMurray Middle School athletes to Bainbridge Island for the league finals in track and field. The races were exciting, and many athletes set personal records in field events.

  • Jun 4, 2008
Seventh-grader Nick Betz takes on a long jump.