The Seahawks lost some talented runners from a solid 2012 boys team, but don’t count them out.
2013 Anacortes High School football cheer team.
Gallo inherits a veteran squad boasting plenty of state tournament experience. The Seahawks are also likely eager for a chance at redemption, having fallen to Tumwater a season ago at the state tournament in a five-game thriller.
The Anacortes Little League girls softball team represented District 11 in the eight-team 2013 10-11 state softball tournament in Kirkland last month. The girls, the youngest team in the finals, placed fifth. Manager Jim Roe said now that they’ve seen what it takes they have talked as a team and are excited about next season already.
Anacortes High School grads Eric Pitner and Jason Walters were members of the 2013 Bellingham Bulldogs semipro football team that beat the Seattle Stallions 26-13 in Seattle July 20 for the Pacific Football League North Division title.
More than 50 copies of the second edition of “Rockin’ on the Rock: A Guide to Mt. Erie Climbing” sold in little more than a weekend at the Lake Erie Grocery.
The first copy was bought by a climber named Kyle who wouldn’t give his last name but let owner Gerry Caulfield take his photo and put it under the plastic at the front counter next to the stack of guidebooks.
The grocery at the turnoff for Rosario Road on Heart Lake Road is a common stopping-off point for climbers heading to Mount Erie in the Anacortes Community Forest Lands, and so a fitting place for the book to be sold.
It was where Dallas Kloke brought his first editions in 2005. Caulfield still has a copy that she prominently labeled “Store Copy” so no one makes off with it. Though she does allow people to take pictures of the pages with their cell phones.
Kloke was raised in Skagit County and lived in Anacortes 42 years. He was a retired Oak Harbor School District teacher and Anacortes High School track coach for 13 years.
He was a well-known Anacortes climber who scaled Mount Erie countless times — enough so that he was able to map out hundreds of routes.