Sports briefs

Decker named small-school all star

Travis Decker, the all-league senior running back for Sequim High School's football squad, was picked for the Earl Barden Football Classic.

The game, set for June 26 at Yakima's Zaepfel Stadium, is an all-star game for prep footballers in class 2A schools or smaller.

Decker ran for 1,239 yards and 22 touchdowns in 2009 as the Wolves advanced to the class 2A state playoffs, winning their first game at state in school history. He was named the Olympic/Nisqually League Offensive Most Valuable Player.

Decker is on the West team along with Olympic League cohort John Fullington, a lineman from North Mason.

Klahhane gymnasts compete at state

Six gymnasts from the Port Angeles-based Klahhane Gymnastics team competed in the Level 4 State Championships at Inglemoor High School in Kenmore on April 17-18.

In the silver division senior-B age group, Klahhane's Danica Miller placed ninth with an all-around score of 35.225 points.

Also competing in the silver division were Karlie Gochnour (19th in senior-B with 33.60 points) and Christine Bierne (16th in junior-D scoring, 33.4 points).

In the bronze division, Haylee Ward finished fourth in the senior-A age group with a 33.825 all-around score. Also participating in the bronze division were Laura Rooney (16th in senior-C, 31.65 points) and Sydney Miner (17th in senior-A, 31.45 points).

Klahhane Gymnasts travel to Victoria, British Columbia, for the Garden City Invitational on May 14-16.

Cedars' women's club seeks players

The Women's Club at The Cedars at Dungeness golf course is open to all female golfers to participate in weekly and special events at the course.

The group plays on Tuesday mornings with tee times starting at 8:30 a.m. Weekly events run through October.

Special events include monthly medal competitions, match play in the President's Cup tourney, a club championship in August and an invitational - The Days of Whine and Roses - in September.

The group also plays in tourneys in the region.

The club has a membership of about 31 players, says club spokesman Bonney Benson. Guests are welcome, she says.

For more information, call 681-7713.

I-fest golf tourney on tap next week

The Irrigation Festival

7 Cedars Casino Open is schedulde for Friday, May 7, at The Cedars at Dungeness, 1965 Woodcock Road.

The golf tourney is for two-person teams and features a new format, with the first six holes in reverse scramble, the next six holes in best ball format and the final six holes in alternate shot format.

Check-in is at 7 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.

Cost is $150 per team. Entry deadline is Monday, May 3.

For more information, call 683-6344.

MayDay hoops tourney set

Port Angeles Recreation Department is hosting the MayDay Roundball basketball tournament, May 1-2, with divisions for boys and girls basketball teams in grades 5-12.

The tourney features a four-game guarantee.

Cost is $235 per team.

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

Hardball players seek teammates

Nick Mobley and fellow baseball players are seeking interest in re-forming an adult league for this summer.

Formerly playing under the Olympic Peninsula Baseball Association banner, these ballplayers are hoping to form at least four teams and play games in Sequim or at Port Angeles' Volunteer Field.

Games are for players 18 or older.

For more information, call Mobley at 461-6219 or e-mail to

SARC hosts lifeguard training

The Sequim Aquatic Recreation Center is offering a lifeguard training class from May 4-25. The class meets from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. The price for the class is $100 for passholders and $150 for nonpassholders.

Register at the front desk. For more information, call 683-3344.

Next Level Hoops washes cars for funds

The Next Level basketball club is hosting a car wash from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, May 15 in front of the Tarcisio Italian Place, 609 W. Washington St.

The club, one that supports middle and high school players who compete at tourneys year-round, is hoping to use car wash proceeds to pay for new uniforms, club officials said.

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