Sports

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.

Vashon-Maury Sports Briefs — Vashon Aquatic Club opens swim registration

Sports updates and announcements from around Vashon and Maury islands.

  • Jun 4, 2008
The Vashon Pony boys baseball team
The Vashon Pony boys baseball team
Anaca Murphy gets ready to take on a jump on Duchess of Bay Breeze Farm.

Shaggy Horse Show 2008 was full of winning riders and their equines

The results for this year’s Shaggy Horse show are now available.

  • May 28, 2008
Anaca Murphy gets ready to take on a jump on Duchess of Bay Breeze Farm.
Jacqueline Jewell

Jewell earns two state track medals

The W.I.A.A. State Track and Field meet was held May 23 and 24, at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma.

  • May 27, 2008
Jacqueline Jewell
At left

Pirates succeed at districts, Jewell qualifies for state

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.

  • May 22, 2008
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Tim Hanson

Three boats medal at crew regionals and go to nationals

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.

  • May 22, 2008
Tim Hanson
Head coach Lisa MacLeod and Seal swimmers.
Head coach Lisa MacLeod and Seal swimmers.

Pirates baseball season concludes

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.

  • May 22, 2008
The Pirates at an April 17 game.

Boys soccer team in state playoffs

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.

  • May 13, 2008
The Pirates at an April 17 game.
Vashon sophomore Kate Straube edges a Charles Wright runner at the finish line to take second place in the 4x400-meter relay in the final day of the Nisqually League 1A track meet last Wednesday.

Girls take second and boys take sixth in track league meet

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.

  • May 13, 2008
Vashon sophomore Kate Straube edges a Charles Wright runner at the finish line to take second place in the 4x400-meter relay in the final day of the Nisqually League 1A track meet last Wednesday.