[EDITOR’S NOTE: Now in her second year with more great work is our youngest-ever Contributor – 12-year old Isabel Herbruger – Local Girl Scout, 4-H member, and aspiring photojournalist. We encourage residents of all ages to submit stories and photos for posting – for consideration, please email yours to [email protected]!] Photos and Story by Isabel Herbruger, age 12 Here is an update of the Pirate sports this month. I can’t wait for Highline Bears season, it starts the day after I turn 12! TRACK Pirate Track ended with a fun meet against Evergreen and Tyee on May 6. There were many Pirates trying different events at this meet, which made it exciting to watch. I even caught Luana from Evergreen during her PR (personal record) throw in discus. The Pirates had new javelins to use after parents and teachers worked together to buy some for the team. The Pirates had been practicing with broken ones for most of the season and had to borrow javelins from other teams at meets. Click images to see larger versions/slideshow: track sprint-02 track shot-03 track run-04 track disc-02 track disc-04 track jav 01 track rel-06 track rel-08 track hurd-10 Districts for Track are at Bremerton High this Friday and Saturday. More photos are at Pirate Track and Field by Isabel. SOCCER Pirate Boys Soccer lost the last game of the season 0-1 to Lindbergh on May 3. It was an exciting game with lots of attempts on goal and tough play. The game came down to a last kick, which was almost a direct kick in! The Pirates ended the season 3 wins – 8 loses – 3 ties, which meant they missed going to the playoffs. Evergreen went instead, which was still good. Sadly, Evergreen lost their first playoff game on May 12, 2016, against Franklin Pierce. 10 20-fav 34 50-crash 62-p 73-close 82-p More photos and stories are at Pirate Soccer by Isabel. BASEBALL Pirate Baseball beat Lindbergh 6-0 on May 2. They ended their season 10-4 and made it to the playoffs. There, the Pirates lost to Sammamish, beat White River and Olympic and then lost 2-1 to Port Angeles on Saturday May 14. While they did not officially place in District, they were one of the top eight teams. Nice! lind fav-01 lind 06 lind fav-04 tourn 07 tourn 12 tourn 40 tourn b-18 tourn b-20 More photos and stories are at Pirate Baseball by Isabel. SOFTBALL Pirate Softball also made the playoffs. They also ended their season with a 10-4 record. I had never shot softball so I went to their game on Thursday, May 12 to try. The umpires never showed up. I learned there is an umpire shortage in our area, so the last game of the season had to be cancelled. It was so nice out, the Lady Pirates held practice in uniform so I could get them in action. It was fun to take shots on the field while they ‘played’ around me! They play either Forest Ridge/Bear Creek on Friday, May 20, 2016. Good luck Ladies! softball 19 softball 24 softball 27 softball 28 softball 48 softball 52 softball team-01 More photos and stories at: Pirate Softball by Isabel. Isabel adds:

“Since school is almost out (and my 4-H record book has to get done), I decided to count my blog stories and figure out how many Pirates I shot (with a camera) this year. Did you know this is blog story number 65 (35 this school year) and there are 57 Pirate galleries on Seamount League from me? The softball game Friday is my 59th Pirate sport this year! Wow! Can you believe all this started a year ago with Pirate wrestling?”
Thank you for liking the Facebook pages, reading the stories, leaving nice comments, and helping support the Pirates and other high school athletes. Thank you for your time and consideration, – Isabel H. Official “Unofficial Pirate Photographer” and aspiring photojournalist]]>