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Wolverines fall in Homecoming; 28-14 minutes remaining in the final quarter, the Pioneers pounced on a Friday Harbor fumble to seal the win. With the loss, the Wolverines fell to 4-4 on the year, and suffered their fourth defeat against a 1A conference opponent. It wasn’t the only loss of the night. The Wolverines also lost starting defensive back Noah Stone for the rest of the season. The senior defensive back, who had one of three Friday Harbor interceptions in the game, suffered a compound fracture of the lower leg and was carted off the field on a stretcher. He was later flown offisland for treatment, in a helicopter that flew over the high school football field in the waning moments of the contest.

“Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.” ~ Michael Jordan

Comeback bid derailed by flags, fumbles in 28-14 loss to Pioneers Junior running back Nate Steenkolk grabbed a handoff deep in Friday Harbor territory and ran the length of the football field as time ran out on the third period of play. The Wolverines were back in the game. After a slow start on a rain-soaked, sloppy field, they trailed by only a touchdown, 21-14, with 12 minutes left in regulation and home field advantage on their side. The 93-yard TD run was Steenkolk’s second touchdown of the game. But Nooksack Valley had other ideas and a few cards left to play. The Pioneers (5-3) ran six minutes off the clock with a scoring drive that sealed a 28-14 victory in a contest between 1A conference rivals. With just under four

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Sunday, October 28 at 7pm Poetry & Spoken Word open mic

Join host poet and artist Anthony DiMichele for an evening of poetry and prose open mic. Local authors are invited to read their work aloud by the fireplace and hear other local authors read their work, or the work of others.

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Running back Nate Steenkolk fights for yardage against a gang of Pioneers, Friday, at home, in the Wolverines ‘Homecoming’ game.

The Wolverines face regional 1A rival Lynden Christian, Friday, on the road, in their final game of the regular season. It will be the second clash of the season for the two Northwest 1A Conference foes. But unlike the first meeting, in which the Wolverines prevailed 21-14 back on Sept. 7, their second outing of the year, the outcome of

this contest counts toward seeding for post-season play. Next: Friday Harbor face Lynden Christian on the road, Friday, in the final game of the regular season; kick off is 6 p.m. The Northwest District 1 Conference playoffs begin Oct. 30.

league rivals La Conner and Darrington, the Wolverines fell to 3-3 in Northwest 1A/2B League play and 7-6 overall. Friday Harbor wrapped

up the regular season on the road, Tuesday, at Shoreline Christian. The District 1 playoffs begin Oct. 27, at Lynden Christian High School.

Sports briefs Soccer squad faces Kings in playoff opener

The Friday Harbor girls soccer team lost 3-1 on the road, Saturday, to Lynden Christian. Emily Guard scored the Wolverines only goal of the game, closing the deficit to 2-1. The Wolverines open post-season, Wednesday, on the road against Kings.

V’Ball team falters vs Lyncs

One was not enough. The Friday Harbor volleyball team claimed the first game of its match on the road, Oct. 20, against regional 1A powerhouse Lynden Christian, but the Lyncs stormed back to take the next three and seal the win, 22-25, 25-17, 25-19, 25-18. With back-to-back defeats earlier in the week against

Reject Propositions 1, 2, and 3 Bringing Back the good ole’ days may reflect a Bad memory! • When legislators mico-managed departments • Policy decisions were shelved • Staffing was revolving out the door NOW OUR CHARTER IS WORKING – STAY THE COURSE! “…we feel that the charter has brought about positive change and it is far too soon to unhinge it from its foundation. Reject 1 – 3.” San Juan Journal editorial October 10, 2012 Paid for by the Save Our Charter Committee –

Journal of the San Juans, October 24, 2012  

October 24, 2012 edition of the Journal of the San Juans