Topic: Sports

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

8.8K Loop Run

Written on June 22, 2017 at 5:46 am, by

Island Rec – 40th Annual 8.8K Loop Run! 40 Years Running!!! Island Rec and Xtreme Fitness invite you to take part in some local history and enter the 40th Annual Friday Harbor 8.8k Loop Run/Walk scheduled for a 9:00am start on Saturday August 19, 2017. People of all ages enjoy running or walking in this  Continue Reading

Golf Scramble was a Success!

Written on May 25, 2017 at 5:40 am, by

Dear Editor, The May 21st, 11th Annual LEO Club Golf Scramble was another success!   We wish to thank the local businesses that generously give to our annual Golf Scramble: Harbor Rentals and Saw Shop, Friday Harbor House & Bluff Restaurant, Williams Enterprises (gravel), Friday’s Crabhouse, The Cheesecake Café, Mike’s Cafe and Wine Bar, China  Continue Reading

Lady Wolverines have a Date at State

Written on May 24, 2017 at 5:36 am, by

For the 3rd time in a row and for the 9th time in school history The Friday Harbor Wolverines (18-4) fast pitch team is packing its luggage for a trip to the WIAA State Tournament in Yakima. The Wolverines will take on the Mary Walker Chargers of Springdale. Friday Harbor beat Mary Walker 14-4 in  Continue Reading

Hill of Thrills Race Results

Written on May 23, 2017 at 5:49 am, by

Lowell Jons, Recreation Specialist with Island Rec shares these race results from the 2nd Annual Hill of Thrills soap box derby… 5-8 year old- Ben Baisch, first Lyla Ovenell, second Kate & Mac Douglass, third Porter PJ Nixon, fourth 9-12 year old – Billy Mountford, first Patrick Wagner, second Oliver McEwan, third Natalie Morton, fourth  Continue Reading

Hill of Thrills

Written on May 21, 2017 at 8:43 pm, by

It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon and Grover Street was converted into a racecourse for the 2nd Annual Hill of Thrills, sponsored by Island Rec and Larry’s Autobody.  If you couldn’t be there yourself, you can still see some of the action by clicking on the video above.

Bike Everywhere Day

Written on May 18, 2017 at 5:49 am, by

This Friday, May 19, is Bike Everywhere Day. Yes, you read that right; the best biking holiday in the state of Washington is right around the corner. There will be celebrations all across our great state, and the Cascade Bicycle Club wants you to join in. Bike Everywhere Day is the culmination of all of  Continue Reading

Wolverine Spring Playoff Update

Written on May 18, 2017 at 5:33 am, by

Rod Turnbull, FHHS Athletic Director shares this post season update with you… Below is the updated information for our high school teams post season play. Baseball – Our Baseball team won both of their games this past Saturday making them Bi-District Champions and they will now play in the Regional State Tournament at Anacortes’ Volunteer  Continue Reading

Leo Club Scramble

Written on May 17, 2017 at 5:55 am, by

This Sunday, may 21st, the Leo Club Scramble will take place at the San Juan Golf and Tennis Club. See the attached flyer for more information. (PDF) The scramble starts at 3:00 pm and is 9 holes. Sign up as a team or as a single. Please fill out the entry form and drop it  Continue Reading