Two Queen Anne student-athletes advance to swimming Districts

From our sister site My Ballard – congratulations to Queen Anne residents Josh Pehrson and Ian Rice!

Ballard Student-Athletes Advance to Regionals and State
By Bucky Beaver, Posted by Danielle Anthony-Goodwin on February 18th, 2013

Ballard High School had all five of its winter programs make the playoffs for the first time since the mid 90’s. In addition to boys and girls basketball a number of student-athletes from wrestling, boys swimming, and gymnastics advanced to regionals and on to the state competition in their respective sports.

Photo Courtesy of BHS Athletics

The following boys swimmers advanced to districts at the University of Washington: seniors Kyle Garrity, Duncan Fowler, Elijah Lancey, and Nathan Powell, juniors Josh Pehrson, Tim Porter, Kellen Reeder, sophomore Andrew Stevens, and freshmen Rory Carlson, Ian Rice, and Nate O’Leary.  Junior diver Evan Arends also qualified.  The 200 relay team consisting of Garrity, Stevens, Pehrson, and Carlson, as well as Pehrson in the 100 breaststroke advanced from districts and qualified for state as did diver Arends.

Win $50,000 at the Ballard High School Golf Classic

The 10th Annual Victor E. Salvino ‘51 Golf Tournament is coming up next month to raise money for Ballard High School athletics and bands. The golf tournament will be held on August 3rd at The Golf Club at Newcastle.

From the Ballard Beavers website:

Not only do you get to have a fabulous, fun-filled day of golf, dinner/auction, and other activities, you are making sure that BHS athletics and bands receive funding in order to be competitive in KingCo 4A. The past nine years, this tournament has been able to provide for all teams and we want to continue this tradition….we need your support in order to fulfill this goal!

Organizers are looking for more than 280 golfers to participate in the shotgun-start tournament. Each foursome will play nine holes on the Coal Creek course and nine holes on the China Creek course. The cost is $275 per golfer which gets you into the putting contest, poker and door prizes, lunch, and tickets to the dinner/auction the evening before.

Along with a full round of golf, there is also a $100,000 putting contest. The winner takes home $50,000, the other $50,000 goes to BHS Athletics. Carter Volkswagen Subaru is donating four hole-in-one prize cars. For more information on the tournament, click here. You can also contact Mary Wong, the golf chair at