Sports Briefs

Dickson earns rodeo 'rookie' honor

Nick "Bucky" Dickson, a 2007 Sequim High School graduate, was named 2008 Northwest Pro Rodeo Rough Stock Rookie of the Year.

Dickson, who placed fifth in the overall bareback standings, is ranked third in the Central Rocky Mountain Region of the Intercollegiate Association. A student at the University of Wyoming, he recently earned his letterman's jacket.

Marcy in top 100 at NCAA final

Stephanie Marcy, a 2007 graduate of Sequim High School, finished fifth on her team and 71st overall to help the Stanford Cardinal take eighth place at the NCAA cross country Division I championships in Terre Haute, Ind., on Nov. 24.

Marcy, one of four freshmen on Stanford's squad, ran the 6,000-meter course in 21 minutes, eight seconds.

The University of Washington broke Stanford's string of three consecutive cross country national titles; Oregon was second. A total of 31 teams competed at the NCAA final.

Oregon won the men's title while the University of Washington men were 18th.

King tourney set for mid-January

The Port Angeles Recreation Department's Martin Luther King basketball tournament is scheduled for Jan. 17-18, with divisions for boys and girls in grades 5-8.

Teams pay $225 to enter and play at least four games.

For more information or to register, call Dan Estes at 417-4557 or e-mail to:

Fun run/walk slated for Saturday

The Port Angeles Rain-Deer Fun Run/Walk 5k and 10k, is slated for 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, starting at the Port Angeles city pier.

The course is an out-and-back along the waterfront trail for both races.

Cost is $25 per person; cost includes race registration, an event T-shirt and refreshments. Medals are awarded for first, second and third in each age division at an awards ceremony at about 2:15 p.m. Divisions include: Youths 13 & under; 14-18; 19-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; and 70-plus.

Proceeds raised go to the city of Port Angeles' recreation general fund to support programs and special events throughout the year.

For more information, contact Dan Estes at 417-4557 or by e-mail,

Men's club hosts 'Diehard Duo'

The Cedars at Dungeness Men's Club Diehard Duo challenge, a two-player-per-team series, begins Jan. 19 and runs through March.

The challenge is in match-play format with a maximum handicap spread of 10.

Cost is $20 per team; 2009 men's club dues must be paid to enter.

For more information, call 683-2653.

P.A. pool fundraiser set

The "Save the P.A. Pool Fundraiser" is scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at the William Shore Memorial Swimming Pool, 225 E. Fifth St., Port Angeles.

The competition is open to the public.

Teams of four compete by swimming a 200-yard relay (eight pool lengths); each member swims 50 yards, or two lengths of the pool. Starts and transitions happen in the water rather than off starting blocks. Some heats may be assigned a gimmick.

Heat winners win bragging rights and all teams receive a tile at the pool in their team's honor.

Cost to compete is $100 per team of four; admission to watch the event is by donation.

Funds raised go toward helping keep the William Shore Memorial Pool open.

For more information, call Krista Winn at 457-0308 or 477-1852.

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