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SHS football

tryouts start today

Tryouts and practices for Sequim High School football start at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 19, at the high school practice fields, 601 N. Sequim Ave.

Players need a completed physical form.

Sign-up and registration forms are available at the main high school office Aug. 19.

For more information, call 582-3600.



First prep cross country practice set

Sequim High School cross country's first practice of the 2009 season is set for 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24, at Railroad Bridge Park in Sequim.

Athletes are asked to bring their medical history and physical forms.

The first practice is scheduled to last 90 minutes. Subsequent practice dates are to be given out during the first practice.

For more information, call 683-3360.

Team members host a car wash from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at Chase Bank, formerly Washington Mutual Bank, 680 W. Washington St.

The event raises funds for traveling to a competition in Seaside, Ore., later this year.

For more information, call 683-7944.



Hydros go on hiatus

The Unlimited Light Hydroplane Racing Association and Peninsula Water Sports Association recently agreed to postpone the Strait Thunder hydroplane races scheduled for Sept. 26-27 until the 2010 season.

"The depressed economy has taken its toll on event sponsorships across the country and Port Angeles has been no exception," the groups' officials said in a press release.

"Some of the festivals' major supporters have recently had to reprioritize their discretionary spending during the deepest economic downturn in a century. A lack of support at the local level from both sponsorships and volunteers who help conduct the event contributed to today's decision."

This fall would have been the seventh-annual running of Strait Thunder and hydroplane championships. In some cases, corporate supporters have expressed a hope to bring the event back to the Port Angeles harbor next year, according to the press release.



SARC sets annual

September shutdown

The Sequim Aquatic Recreation Center (610 N. Fifth Ave.) is scheduled to close Sept. 1-15, for the facility's annual two-week maintenance closure.

Pool and locker rooms also are to be closed the entire month of December.

See future editions of

the Sequim Gazette for more details.



Zbaraschuk battles on links in Wenatchee

Zoei Zbaraschuk of

Sequim played consistent on day one and day two with back-to-back rounds of 45 at the K12 qualifier for the AJGA Junior at Wenatchee Aug. 10-13.

The tourney was an 18-hole stroke play event being held at Wenatchee Golf & Country Club. The tournament field featured 42 boys and 24 girls, ages 12-18, from nine states and Canada. Zbaraschuk finished 19th out of a field of 24. Kimberly Santiago of Lynnwood won the tournamant.



SkyRidge hosts

annual WSU tourney

The eighth-annual

North Olympic Cougar Golf Tournament is slated for a 1 p.m. start on Sunday, Aug. 30, at SkyRidge Golf Course, 7015 Old Olympic Highway.

Hosted by the North Olympic Peninsula Alumni Association, Washington State University Alumni Association and SkyRidge, the tourney cost is $50 per person. The fee includes lunch, golfing, range balls, prizes and KPs. Honey pots are $20 extra; carts are $12 per seat.



NPBA golf tourney set for Friday

The North Peninsula Building Association's 10th-annual golf tournament is scheduled for a 9 a.m. start on Friday, Aug. 21.

The event is at Peninsula Golf Club, 824 S. Lindberg Road in Port Angeles.

Tourney format is a four-person scramble for men and women. Cost is $90; fee includes cart (two people per), lunch, prizes and one drink ticket. Lunch only is $15 per person. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.

Tournament directors are seeking sponsors, with support levels starting at $200.

For more information, call at 417-3232 or 477-6668, or the NPBA office at 452-8160._



Group gives on-water rowing lessons

The Olympic Peninsula Rowing Association and the Clallam County Family YMCA offer on-water rowing lessons from 10-11:30 a.m. on Saturdays from the association's boathouse at 1431 Ediz Hook.

For more information, see www.ccfymca.org.



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