Running in step with history

Irina Bell ran past jubilant crowds shouting 'Bravo, past flags from numerous nations, through tunnels vibrating with the sounds of drumming. One of 13,000 she ran in the hot sun from Athens to Marathon.

Run or walk on Nov. 9 to help Russian orphans

'What would your life be like if - you chose a different college, you caught that pass, you married someone else, you ... Friday Harbor High School junior Robby Miller knows the difference one decision can make.

Wolverines win Island Cup

The Wolverines retained the hardware by romping to a 57-19 victory over Orcas Island Friday, Sept. 5.

 Photos by Matt Pranger

Mainlanders win King's Market-SJI Marathon/Half and 10K -


Exuberantly crossing the finish line in the King's Market-San Juan Island Marathon Sunday, June 3.

The mainlanders outran the competition in today's races in the King's Market-San Juan Island Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K. Tim O'Brien, 23, of Maple Valley (3:25:53) crossed the finish line first in the men's marathon, Angela Cota, 24, was the first woman marathoner across the finish line (3:32:49)

Locals outrun competition in Island Loop Run

20110821_localsrun_fpMcCrabb, Frost and Schmidt relax after the 34th 8.8K Island Loop Run Saturday, August 20, 2011.

Otto Schmidt crossed the finish line first n this morning's 8.8K annual Island Loop run with a time of 30:25:93. This is the Western Washington student's third time running this race and his second win. His other finish was either fourth or fifth. Second and third were a minute apart - Friday Harbor High School's new band teacher, Matt Frost (32:23:31) and Kevin McCrabb (33.23:51).

Madison Judkins, the first woman across the finish line at the fair's gate, was congratulated by her proud dad, Tim. Irina Bell, the second woman finisher, had a time of 40.39.

Island Rec Director Sally Kerr said 185 runners competed in this year's race.