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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.
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).
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
During the last week of June, 35 families from Vashon traveled to the biggest basketball tournament in the world, Spokane’s Hoopfest.
t Three qualified to compete in state fair in September.
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.
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.
The XTerra Triathlon was held in Dockton Park on Sunday, July 13.
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.
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.
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.