Sports briefs

P.A. hoops

tourney set

The Port Angeles Recreation Department hosts the Youth Tipoff Tourney, with divisions for boys and girls basketball teams in fifth grade up through high school ages, on Nov. 7-8.

The tourney includes a four-game guarantee.

Entry is $235 per team.

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

Park hosts

'Goblins' event

Friends of Olympic National Park hosts a public presentation of Smitty Parratt's book, "Gods and Goblins: Place Names of Olympic National Park" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, at the park visitor center, 3002 Mount Angeles Road, Port Angeles.

For more information, call Karen Jensen at 457-6153, e-mail or see

Citizens group

host golf tourney

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 from 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.


challenge in P.A.

The Port Angeles Recreation Division hosts the 2009 Soccer Challenge Skills Competition beginning at noon on Sunday, Oct. 4, at Civic Field, 300 N. Race St., Port Angeles.

The event is a soccer skills competition for boys and girls ages 14 and younger. Skills tested are goal-shooting, timed dribbling, throw-ins, kick for distance and kick for accuracy.

There is no participation fee. Top finishers in each age group advance to a state competition in Kent on Oct. 18.

Participants should bring a copy of their birth certificate for age verification.

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

Batting cages moves to fall hours

The Sequim Batting Cages (775 W. Washington St.) are open 3-6 p.m. each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday through the end of the year.

Youths who purchase a membership can hit at the cages for a $75 rate through the end of December.

For more information, call 683-3357.

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