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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Youth football coaches sought
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.
Sports updates and announcements from around Vashon and Maury islands.
The results for this year’s Shaggy Horse show are now available.
The W.I.A.A. State Track and Field meet was held May 23 and 24, at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma.
On Thursday, May 15, and Saturday, May 17, the Tri-District 1A Championships were held at King’s High School in Shoreline. The lone state meet participant will be Jacqueline Jewell, who is a senior.
With temperatures soaring into the high 90’s and Vashon Island Junior Crew racing five boats into the finals, the USRowing NW Junior Regionals held on Vancouver Lake in Vancouver, Wash., this past weekend were hot. Three Vashon boards are heading to Nationals in New Jersey June 26 to 29.
The Vashon High School Pirate baseball team lost 8-3 to the Kalama Chinooks at the Castle Rock regional tournament on Saturday, ending their bid for a state finals appearance. The Pirates ended their season with a 10-7 record.
The Vashon High School boys soccer team played a state playoff game yesterday to qualify them for the state quarterfinals. It happened too late for the results to appear in today’s paper.
The 1A Nisqually League Track and Field championships were held on May 6 and 7. Fife High School was the venue for both the 1A and 2A league meets this year.
With more than 1,650 athletes in attendance from more than 30 clubs representing Canada and the United States, some from as far away as Tempe, Ariz., the Vashon Island Junior Crew (VIJC) saw more of their boats go to finals in the April 25-26 prestigious Brentwood Regatta — the largest high school regatta in North America — than in any previous year.
The Vashon High School Pirate baseball team unloaded three home runs in defeating the Seattle Christian Warriors, 11-3, in tri-district playoffs last Saturday.They now move on to the round of 16, playing for one of four state tournament berths.