SJI Field of Dreams fundraiser to finish community multi-use field

$1.6 million dollars of donated dollars have gone into the infrastructure for the San Juan Island Community Fields. Now it's time to raise the funds to get the park open and the first phase of the community sports fields finished - the multi-use athletic field. The goal is to have it open to the public by September 1, 2012.

The Fields of Dreams Fundraiser takes place from 4 p.m. to ...  April 21 at the San Juan County Fairgrounds. A BBQ dinner, beer garden, dancing and live music - the Good Husbands, Shotgun Messengers, Laura Lee Chorba, and the One More Time Band - will make this a fun-filled family oriented event.

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Spring Sprint Triathlon Registration Open

Registration for the third annual Spring Sprint Triathlon at San Juan Island Fitness is open. Race day is Saturday, April 14 with first wave start at 10:00 a.m.

Triathlons are a multi-sport event including swimming, biking and running, in that order. This triathlon includes a 500 yard swim, 13 mile bike and 3.1 mile run. In the triathlon world, this is considered a sprint distance.

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Lopez girls advance to elite eight in state

Lopez Island High School girls basketball team advanced to the elite eight of the Class 1B State Tournament after a 59-42 victory over Taholah Saturday, Feb. 25 at Timberline High School in Olympia.

The Lobos next play at the Hardwood Classic March 1-3 in the Spokane Arena. Lopez opens quarterfinal play at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1 against Almirante Coulee Hartline.

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Dunn finishes 1st, Brumsickle 4th in regionals Saturday

210-dsc_3592Willy Dunn captures regional title, to make fourth trip to Mat Classic Friday Harbor's Willy Dunn earned his fourth consecutive trip to the state wrestling tournament - the Mat Classic – by pinning his two foes at the 1A Regional Championships at Bellevue Christian High School Saturday, Feb. 11.

"Willy has come through all year long," said Friday Harbor coach Neil MacDiarmid. "It's good to see him finishing strong."

"I'm looking forward to it a lot," Dunn said of competing in next week’s tourney at the Tacoma Dome. "It's my last year, so I might as well savor it."

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