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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.
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.
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.
The Vashon Island Rowing Club scored on multiple fronts at this year’s NW Masters Regional Championships in Vancouver, Wash., June 20 to 22.
A quick look at what's going on in sports on Vashon and Maury islands.
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.