Sports Briefs

Jammers host team tryouts

The Sequim Lady Jammers basketball squad hosts a tryout session for sixth- and seventh-grade girls from 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12 at the Sequim Middle School gymnasium, 301 W. Hendrickson Road.

This Sequim youth basketball tournament team is comprised of select players who compete in basketball tournaments from November through March in Port Angeles. The team also travels to play a couple of tournaments out of the area against top teams from across the state.

The Jammers play against other seventh-grade teams and sometimes against eighth-grade teams, depending on the tourney.

The team is made up of 10-12 players. Players must be able to commit to practices each Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Cost is $20-$25 per player per tournament and $125 for a uniform.

For more information, call Dave Stofferahn at 477-5542.

Citizens group host

golf tourney fundraiser

The Citizens for Sequim Schools, a grassroots group that helps school levy proposals, is hosting the first of what organizers hope is an annual golf tournament.

The tourney is scheduled for an 8 a.m. start on Saturday, Sept. 26, at The Cedars at Dungeness, 1965 Woodcock Road.

Cost is $75 per person for the four-person scramble. The fee pays for lunch, tee prizes and golf carts. Players have a chance at winning an automobile.

The tourney also features a raffle for a golf cart; tickets are $10 each.

For more information, call 683-6344 or 460-2839.

LaPush salmon derby slated

The city of Forks, the Quileute Tribe and Forks Chamber of Commerce host the Last Chance Salmon Derby in LaPush Sept. 26-27.

The event pays cash prizes for largest coho and chinook (first-, second- and third-place fish take home cash) and a cash prize is offered for largest lingcod and largest bottom fish.

Drawings for prizes for ticket holders take place on the dock at the end of the event.

For more information, call 360-374-5412.

Local yacht club hosts

Hospice race

Sequim Bay Yacht Club is sponsoring the annual Reach for Hospice sailboat race on Saturday, Sept. 19.

Over the past 16 years of the "Reach" campaign, race participants and contributors have raised $131,625 for Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County.

The race will be held in Sequim Bay and is scheduled to start at 1 p.m.

Non-racers are encouraged to bring a picnic and watch the race from the shore at John Wayne Marina.

Sequim baseball team

competes at 'Blast'

The Sequim 12U Boys travel baseball team played in the "Mukilteo Blast at the Beach" tournament on Aug. 29-30.

Although the team dropped each of its four games, coaches said the squad gained valuable experience and played well at times.

Offensive standouts for Sequim were Alex Serrano and Chris Whitaker who both hit home runs, while Dusty Bates batted .500.

Other team players are Ricky Crawford, Isaiah Dewan, Dylan Lott, Tanner Rhodefer, Zach Rigg, Jake Smith and Austin Wagner. Coaches are Bill Bates, Jim Whitaker, Dean Rhodefer and Andrew Wagner.

NFL Flag registration

deadline nears

The Sequim NFL Flag fall league is open to boys and girls of ages 6-12.

The last day to register is Sept. 3.

The co-ed league with multiple age divisions runs from Sept. 3-Nov. 2 with games at the Sequim High School playfields, 601 N. Sequim Ave., during afternoons.

Register and pay online at: www.sequim

Cost is $35 for Boys & Girls Club members; nonmembers pay an $8 seasonal membership fee.

Required equipment includes mouth guard and cleats.

The league also is seeking volunteers to coach teams, referee games, help with field/equipment, be team parents, etc.

For more information, call 461-4466 or

e-mail to:

Park puts on movie screening

Olympic National Park officials host "An Evening in the Olympics," an event showing an introduction to filmmaker Ken Burns' new film series about America's national parks, beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, at the Port Angeles High School auditorium, 304 E. Park Ave.

The event also includes a performance by the Klallam Dance Group and a presentation by noted Sequim photographer Ross Hamilton.

For more information, see

Sequim, P.A. cheer teams to play "Powder Puff" game

Sequim and Port Angeles high school cheerleaders are challenging each other in a game of "powder puff" football at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9 at Civic Field in Port Angeles.

Entry fee is by donation; funds raised go to breast cancer research.

For more information, call 683-1748.

Punt, pass, kick event comes to P.A.

The Port Angeles Recreation Division is hosting the 2009 NFL Punt, Pass & Kick Competition starting at noon Sunday, Sept. 13, at Civic Field in Port Angeles.

The Punt, Pass & Kick Competition is a football skills competition for boys and girls ages 8-15 (as of Dec. 31, 2009).

All equipment will be provided. No football shoes/cleats/turf shoes are allowed; only gym shoes (soft sole) will be permitted. There is no charge to participate.

Top male and female finishers in from each age group advance to the sectional competition. Participants should bring a copy of their birth certificate.

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

Bowling team hosts car wash

Members of Sequim High School's bowling team are hosting a fundraiser carwash from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12, in the parking lot at Tarcisio's Italian Place, 609 W. Washington St.

Donations are accepted.

For more information, call coach Randy Perry at 360-710-9964, by e-mail at or online at

'Muse' ride goes 100 miles

The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center hosts "Pedaling the Muse," a 100-mile bicycle ride along the Olympic Peninsula backroads and trails on Sept. 12.

The ride begins at the Seattle Art Museum's Olympic Sculpture Park on Elliot Bay and culminates at the fine arts center's Webster Woods Art Park.

There is a 50-mile version of the bike ride that starts at Port Angeles' Hollywood Beach, goes to Sequim Bay State Park and back again.

The path includes the 26.2 miles of the Olympic Discovery Trail that makes up the North Olympic Discovery Trail marathon course.

Entry fees are $85 for the 100-mile ride and $60 for the 50-mile ride.

Funds raised go to the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center.

For more information, call ride director Rob Sorensen at 775-4423 or see

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