Topic: Sports

Only 10 Spots Left…

Written on October 7, 2017 at 10:52 am, by

Debbie Sandwith writes in to let you know the Salmon Derby is quickly filling up… YowZa!!!! ONLY 10 spots left in the 2018 RH Salmon Classic held on Jan 18-20th, 2018!!! Attached is an entry form, don’t hesitate to email, fax or call your team in soon! Last year we sold out by October 17th!  Continue Reading

Perham Black Headed to Cressy Cup

Written on October 4, 2017 at 5:49 am, by

Perham “Per” Black, a senior at Spring Street International School in Friday Harbor is one of 18 youth sailors headed to Florida to compete in the Cressy Cup Laser Radial Division. This competition is considered the United States high school national championships for singlehanded sailing of Laser Radial sailboats. Per Black earned his place to  Continue Reading

Island Rec –Adult Drop-in Programs

Written on October 3, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

Island Rec’s evening drop-in programs begin this week at Turnbull Gym!!! Now that it’s getting cooler outside, join us for some indoor fitness. Beginning 10/2/17 Monday & Wednesday 7:30-9:30pm – Badminton, Table Tennis, & Pickleball Tuesdays Only – 7:30-9:30 – Basketball All participants must be 16 & Up, and bring clean court shoes into the  Continue Reading

A Successful First Annual Bike n Brew

Written on October 2, 2017 at 5:49 am, by

A letter of thanks from the Lions Club… Dear Editor, Thanks to all who made possible the first annual Lions Club Friday Harbor Bike-n-Brew. Many Lions Club and individual volunteers, generous sponsors, enthusiastic bicyclists, and locals made this fund-raising event a ‘roaring’ success! Early-rising cyclists began at the Fairgrounds eating a hearty breakfast served up  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Seahawks Sundays at the Mullis Center

Written on September 23, 2017 at 5:20 am, by

Yay! I saw the Seahawks first touchdown of the season last Sunday at the Mullis Center’s Seahawks Sunday. If you are looking for a friendly, relaxed atmosphere and a nice big screen to watch the game… come on down to the Mullis Center on Sunday. This Sunday doors open at 12:30 to watch the Hawks play  Continue Reading

Forty-Three Pounder

Written on September 21, 2017 at 5:40 am, by

Court Bell checks in to let us know the fish are still out there. Here’s Cal Ryan showing off the 43 pound King Salmon he and Court caught on Monday. They were fishing out of Snug Harbor in Open Bay. The season is open through September 30th. Thanks for sharing the photo, you two!

Thank You!

Written on September 20, 2017 at 5:46 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag this morning we find this letter of thanks from the Linde family… To Mayor pro tem Ghatan, Maddie Ovenell, Bill Cumming, SJI Park and Recreation District, SJI School District, FH Athletic Association, Don Galt, Inez Brown family, island neighbors and businesses who have given so generously of their time and  Continue Reading

Wolverine Football Cancelled

Written on August 30, 2017 at 7:14 pm, by

Just got this notice from Rod Turnbull, Athletic Director at FHHS… Due to injuries and ineligible players, we would only be able to suit up 12 players for our first football game this Saturday and that would not be safe. So we have cancelled this Saturday’s football game with Seton Catholic. Please let me know  Continue Reading

Horse Soccer

Written on August 30, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

Dear SJ Update, I would like to thank all of the players who participated in the second annual horse soccer game at the San Juan County Fair to benefit the horse barn at the fairgrounds. I would also like to thank Coldwell Banker’s Steve Buck and Windermere’s Gary Franklin for their generous pledge to the  Continue Reading

Island Rec –Adult Tennis Lessons

Written on August 29, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

Island Rec is offering another session of Adult Tennis Lessons this September/October with Caroline Hansen. Classes are held Sundays; September 10 – October 22, with no class Sept 24. Adult lessons for ages 16 and up are from 2:00 to 3:15 pm at the High School Tennis Courts. Register by September 5 for the early  Continue Reading

Eclipse Viewing Knows No Bounds!

Written on August 22, 2017 at 5:53 am, by

Tim and Sally Thomsen of San Juan Kayak Expeditions share this photo of another way to view the eclipse. Thanks for sharing you two!

Huskies Shout Out to Quincy

Written on August 22, 2017 at 5:43 am, by

Several members of the UW Huskies Football team give a shout out to local islander Quincy Vague, a FHHS student who was recently diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. Check out the Huskies at this link. And you can donate to Quincy’s Go Fund Me account here.  

8.8K Loop Run Results

Written on August 21, 2017 at 5:41 am, by

Here are the results from Island Rec’s 2017 8.8K Loop Run, broken down by top 3 finishers overall and by age group for both men and women. There were 110 runners/walkers this year. Congratulations everyone! Click here for results (pdf)

Team with Local Ties Wins World Series Championship!

Written on August 13, 2017 at 5:28 am, by

Sean Morrison and Andrew James, two Ferndale team members with ties to San Juan Island, won the Cal Ripken 12U/60’ World Series Championship in Clemmons, No. Carolina on August 10. Sean is the son of Orion Morrison and Maleka Hartman Morrison (both FHHS alumni), and grandson of Angie Morrison of San Juan Island and Mary  Continue Reading

Local Teen Wins Bellingham Youth Regatta

Written on August 12, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

Great news from Gary Cope at the San Juan Island Sailing Foundation! Perham Black won the Bellingham Youth Sailing Regatta in the Laser Radial Division. Here’s the story… Local teen sailor, Perham Black, a rising senior on the San Juan Island Youth Sailing Team won the Bellingham Youth Regatta sailing regatta held on Saturday August 5, and  Continue Reading

John Stimpson Arrives at Bar Harbor

Written on August 1, 2017 at 9:48 pm, by

John Stimpson is almost giddy after successfully crossing the country on his bicycle. He left Friday Harbor on May 15 and today he arrived at Bar Harbor, Maine, and said by email: “I’ve had an EPIC ride!” Bar Harbor, he reports, looks “like Friday Harbor on steroids.” John rode for 71 days, and took 7  Continue Reading

World Record is Official

Written on August 1, 2017 at 9:51 am, by

It’s now official as of this morning – Jim Mauldin of Mauldin’s Well Service here on the island has taken the world speed record for hydroplane racing in the 5-Liter class of hydroplanes. According to Jim’s father Al, the old record was 101 mph and Jim’s new record is 110.5 mph. This happened at the  Continue Reading

Letter from Ruth McKenna

Written on July 21, 2017 at 5:43 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag this morning we have a letter from Ruth McKenna, Candidate for SJI School Board… Vote for Ruth McKenna– San Juan Island Schools Director 1 Dear Editor, The schools on San Juan Island have been the center of the community for over a century. The district teaches over 800 students, employs  Continue Reading

47th Annual Shaw Island Classic Race

Written on July 19, 2017 at 5:53 am, by

Sponsored by the San Juan Island Yacht Club, the 47th Annual Shaw Island Classic Sailboat Race will be held Saturday, August 12. All eligible boats and crews are invited to participate. The race starts from Friday Harbor and circumnavigates scenic Shaw Island in either a clockwise or counterclockwise direction arriving back in Friday Harbor for  Continue Reading

Summer Sailing Classes

Written on July 5, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

Island Rec sailing classes happen every summer in cooperation with the San Juan Sailing Foundation. Introduction, Basic, Intermediate, and Double Handed Sloop happen at Percich Pond on Wold Road, and Jackson Beach. Participants will learn to rig, tack, jibe, recover from a capsize and other basic skills while sailing solo in El Toros and Lasers.  Continue Reading

Race to Alaska on a Stand Up Paddleboard

Written on June 27, 2017 at 6:17 pm, by

Race 750 miles from Port Townsend to Alaska? That’s pretty cool. With human-powered or wind-powered craft and no support… OK that’s wow. OK, now do it on a Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP)… that’s really Wow. Oh and how about, cross the finish line before some of the sailboats and other kayakers??? That is just crazy-WOW!  Continue Reading

Firecracker 5000

Written on June 26, 2017 at 5:41 am, by

Eleventh Annual Firecracker 5000 (5K) on July 4th The 11th annual Firecracker 5000 is all set to go for this Tuesday, July 4. The route will remain the same, beginning at the Friday Harbor Suites, 680 Spring Street. The course is for anyone wanting to start the Holiday off with a little exercise and features  Continue Reading