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50th Shaw Island Classic Race Results

Photo by Theresa Cole

Blue skies, sunshine and predictions of uniform, northerly winds blowing eight to ten knots in San Juan Channel had racers smiling in anticipation of a perfect day for the long-awaited 50th annual Shaw Island Classic yacht race. Hosted by the San Juan Island Yacht Club, celebration of the 50th race was delayed two years due to Covid-19.

The unofficial 49½ and 49¾ Un-Shaw races in 2020 and 2021 provided an opportunity to escape the craziness, enjoy fresh air sailing, and keep racing skills sharp.

Friday Harbor’s Rock places 8th at state in 3200 run

Friday Harbor long-distance runner Lily Rock posted two top-10 finishes at the Class 2B State Track and Field Championships at Eastern Washington University in Cheney May 26-28. The Wolverines’ McKenna Clark also completed her season among the state’s best sprinters.

 (Left) McKenna Clark and (Right) Lily Rock competing earlier in the season. Matt Pranger photos

Friday Harbor baseball team wraps up season

Kalama Chinooks eliminated Friday Harbor Wolverines from the playoffs with a 9-0 victory in the Regional State Tournament at Brewster High School Saturday, May 21, 2022. Friday Harbor was the #10 seed and Kalama was the #7 seed. 

Friday Harbor's Clark, Rock each qualify for two races at state track meet

Friday Harbor’s McKenna Clark and Lily Rock each qualified for two races at the state meet after high finishes at the Class 2B Tri-District Track and Field Championships at WF West High School in Chehalis Friday, May 20, 2022.

(Left) McKenna Clark and (Right) Lily Rock competing earlier in the season. Matt Pranger photo

Wolverine Spring playoff info

Baseball – Our Baseball team beat Coupeville 3-2 on Friday in a winner to state playoff game at La  Conner. The boys will now play in the Regional State Tournament at Brewster High School this Saturday,  May 21 at 1:00pm. Friday Harbor is a #10 seed and will play the #7 seed Kalama from district 4. The  winner of this game will advance to play the winner of the #2 seed Brewster and #15 seed Warden. The boys need to win both games Saturday to move on to the final four portion of the state tournament in  Ridgefield the next weekend. State tournament information can be found on the WIAA website  https://wiaa.com/subcontent.aspx?SecID=1237

Viking golfer Hildreth, Wolverine Graham headed to state; Friday Harbor sending 3 to bi-districts

Wolverine Coach Jack Rice sent in this report on an extraordinary District Tournament at the Gallery Golf Club, Oak Harbor May 12, 2022. 

I’m reminded of the movie ‘Caddy Shack’, where Bill Murry is caddying for the Mon Senior and the wind is blowing so hard the flag stick is bent over, almost touching the green. Murry says “No problem your Eminence, it’s going to be a slight gale today”.

(Left) Friday Harbor Senior Jack Mason leads the team to BiDistricts. (Right) Friday Harbor Senior Izzy Graham is on the way to State. Photos by William Frankhouser

The weather at the District Tournament at the Gallery Golf Club on Whidbey Island US Naval Air Base was about the worst cold and wind I have ever seen players compete in. The temperature was in the low 50s and the winds were gusting between 20 to 40 mph. To top it off, it started raining as the players made the turn to play the back 9 holes.

Friday Harbor baseball team to open state tourney against Kalama in Brewster

Friday Harbor, after securing a berth in the 2022 Class 2B State Baseball Tournament via a walk-off win, will open regional action against Kalama in Brewster at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 21.

Wolverine seniors — AJ Rude, Dylan Roberson, Levi Buchanan, Camden Losey and Connor Haines — will be making their first state appearance since their freshman year. Pandemic concerns cancelled postseason play in 2020 and 2021. “It was a really big goal for all the seniors,” Haines said of playing against Class 2B’s top 16 squads. Advancing to state “was a pretty big accomplishment,” the catcher added.