Sports briefs

Volleyball tourney

set for Oct. 10

The first Jimmy & Sooke Crabfest Volleyball Tournament is scheduled for Oct. 10 at the Port Angeles High School gymnasium, 304 E. Park Ave.

The event is a 6-on-6 coed tourney. Cost is $120 by Oct. 5 or $135 after Oct. 5.

Tourney profits help fund Port Angeles High School volleyball.

Registration is limited to the first 16 teams

For more information, call Christine Halberg at 504-2654 or 989-506-2263 (cell), or e-mail

Paddle party set

Olympic Peninsula Paddlers are having their monthly "Second Saturday Paddle" on Oct. 10 at Freshwater Bay.

For details, contact Felix at 681-0385 or e-mail

See the club's Web site at

Eagles football

changes ownership

Changes abound for the Olympic Peninsula Eagles semi-pro football team.

Port Angeles' Mike McMahan recently bought the club from J. Piper of Port Townsend. Piper plans to stay involved on the team as a player and coach. Kris Young is the team's new director of operations as well as a player.

Team coaches are seeking a new defensive coordinator; those interested are urged to e-mail Young at krisjr

The Eagles host a tryout and practice on Nov. 14 - location is to be announced at a later date.

For more information, call coach McMahan at 425-931-5111.

Fan Appreciation Night at Speedway

Port Angeles Speedway hosts Fan Appreciation Night at the speedway track, 255678 Highway 101, on Saturday, Oct. 3.

Admission for all fans entering through the front gates is $5. Spectator gates open at 4 p.m.

Action on the Speedway starts with hot laps at 4 p.m. and with racing action starting at 6:30 p.m. The evening's lineup of events includes stock cars, hobby stocks and hornets.

For more information, call 452-5175 or see www.port

Boating class

set for October

The Point Wilson Lighthouse in Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend, will be the setting for a boating course from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3.

Completion of this course allows discounts on state boating insurance.

Cost of the class is $20; couples may receive a special rate.

For more information, e-mail to

Soccer 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:

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 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,

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