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The sound of smacking volleyballs fills the Lopez Island High School gymnasium as the Lady Lobos prepare themselves for the new season ahead.
Coach Larry Berg has had mean years, lean years, and in-between years. Never before has he had the luxury of fielding a team packed with experienced players.
The cleated shoes dig into every inch of the grassy field as the Lopez Island High School soccer team runs up and down and all around.
Fletcher Moore (#12) heads the ball against Shoreline Christian in the Lobos' close 3-1 loss at home.
On Sept. 15, Lopez Island defeated Quilcene 50 - 22.
The Lopez Lobos girls varsity volleyball team was defeated 0-3 by Orcas Island on Sept. 14.
Lopez Island varsity girls' volleyball team defeated Cedar Park Christian with a score of 3-1. Cedar Park Chistian boys' varsity soccer team defeated Lopez with a score of 7-3.
Fall Programs for Elementary age students K-5 starts the week of Sept. 17 and runs for six weeks. Pre-registration required by Sep 14. For details call the Lopez Island Family Resource Center at 468-4117. Forms available at LIFRC and Lopez Elementary School Offices.
Friday through Sunday, August 3-5, Lopez Island Community Tennis Association hosted the 12th annual Lopez Open Tennis Tournament. The weekend was kicked off Thursday evening with a pot luck “draw party” where the divisions, brackets and schedule of play were revealed. Categories of play included singles, mixed doubles, men’s doubles and women’s doubles.
The 33rd annual running of the Lopez Lions Club-sponsored 10 and 5K fun runs and walks, and for the first time a one mile rump where participants could run, walk or crawl if they wished, was blessed, at the last minute by wonderful weather. With all proceeds going back to community causes, we are especially proud of all 365 contestants and the 33.5 volunteer helpers who made the event a smashing success once again!
Lopez Island Little League games are May 26, 10:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. at Odlin County Park.
Chase Schober drives off the 6th tee at the Lopez Course while a La Conner golfer and parent watch. Chase is number one on the Lopez team, having dropped 14 strokes from his 18 hole score last year. The Lobos are preparing for the League Tournament May 8 at Avalon in Burlington and the Tri-District Tourney May 10 at Gallery in Oak Harbor.
Rain turned to sun and Lopez athletes responded at a home meet April 18 versus Lummi, Friday Harbor, St. Paul’s Academy, Cedar Park Christian, and Concrete high schools.
Rain or shine, when golf season comes around, Richard Têtu is ready for action. Têtu has been the golf coach for the past ten years. His commitment, generosity and passion for his players and the game of golf have helped many develop their skills in the game of golf.
Track is cyclical on Lopez, going from more than 20 athletes in 2010 and 2011 to fewer than 10 this year. Chalk it up to graduations, injuries, cold weather, fate.
Racers were welcomed to Lakewood, Wash., with cold 34 degree temps, snowing, and glassy waters at Western Washington University’s Lakewood Regatta, Saturday, March 17. Light winds started to fill around 11 a.m. and 18 FJs and 11 Alphas sailboats began racing. Winds and temperatures built throughout the day to around eight knots.
Lobos basketball players and a coach from Lopez Island received accolades and were selected for the 2011-12 Northwest "B" All League Teams.
Hard work, dedication, and skill led the Lopez Island Girls Basketball Team to the regional game Saturday, Feb. 25, a game that would determine whether or not they were headed to State.
On Feb. 9, Lopez Island girls basketball team defeated Highland Christian , 55 to 33.
Lopez Island girls Basketball Team defeated Highland Christian, scoring 35-3.
Lopez varsity girls basketball team defeated the Lummi girls 35-31. The Lopez boys basketball team lost 42-34.
The Lopez girls varsity basketball team lost to Grace Academy, 35-32. The Lopez boys beat Grace Academy, 47-34.
This 2011 season, the Lopez football team was awarded the John Trotto Sportsmanship award. A special trophy presentation by the football officials board will made Tuesday, Jan. 24 between the girls and boys basketball games vs Grace Academy around 6:15 p.m., at the Lopez School Gymnasium. All the football players and parents are invited to be in attendance for this honor.
The County Council is completing the General Section of the CAO update. This section covers Mitigation, Reasonable Use Exception, and Nonconforming Use. The latter two are pretty straight forward legal issues, mitigation is not.
Both boys and girls basketball teams fell just short of pulling out wins against the Grace Academy Eagles on Dec. 9.
The Lobos Football Team ended this season as the Pacific Coast League “B-8” Football Champions with a 9-1 record and participated in district playoffs.
With good outside shooters and team speed from players who compete in at least two to three sports year-round, Coach MR Buffum said the Lobos may have a chance to place first in league and go on to state.
Last season, the Girls Basketball Team ended with a 11-8 record, earned the title of Northwest B League Champs, placed second at Tri Districts, participated at state and received the District 1 Sportsmanship Award.
The Lopez Island Volleyball team traveled to the Yakima Valley SunDome, Nov. 10 for the 1B State Volleyball Championships. They won two matches.
The Lobos won their region and took their 9 and 0 record to District Playoffs on Tuesday, Nov. 8 to face powerhouse Neah Bay.
Lopez Volleyball team finished second in the 2011 1B Tri-District Tournament.
Lopez finished out their 2011 home schedule with a decisive victory over the Grace Academy Eagles. Lopez took three of four games, with winning scores of 25-7, 25-21, and 25-9.
The Lopez Lobos extended their record to 8-0 with a decisive 62-38 home victory over the Evergreen Eagles on Saturday, Oct. 29.
Lopez celebrated homecoming with a 56-12 victory over Clallam Bay on Saturday.
A look at the super seniors on the Lobos soccer team
Head Coach Dave ‘Chico’ Chicovsky and assistant coach Isabelle Tetu take this team to the next level
A look at this year's football team
This year on Aug. 5-7 the 11th Annual Lopez Open Tennis Tournament is open to anyone and is held at the public courts south of the Lopez School on Center Road.