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SkyRidge hosts ESPN challenge

The ESPN National Golf Challenge local qualifying tournament is coming to SkyRidge Golf Course (7015 Old Olympic Highway) on June 6.

The tourney is two-person better ball format with maximum handicap of 24; teams can be any gender mix.

Cost is $65 per player and includes 12 HX Tour Callaway golf balls and a year's subscription to Golf Magazine.

The tourney is the first stage in players' quest to advance to the national finals, to be held in Las Vegas in November.

Local qualifiers are invited to play at Avalon Golf Course near Bellingham on Aug. 23 with a chance to make it the national event in Las Vegas.

At least two teams from the SkyRidge event are guaranteed spots at regionals.

For more information, call 683-3673.

Sequim hoops team goes 4-1 in P.A.

The Sequim Youth Basketball Next Level combined seventh- and eighth-grade team finished 4-1 in the Mayday Roundball Tournament in Port Angeles May 1-2.

The Sequim team lost to A&R Hornets (Tacoma) 66-32, beat the MWP Huskies (Morton) 54-48, then beat the Huskies again 48-47 in two overtimes. Sequim then beat North Sound Elite of Everett 69-61 and then edged Sedro Woolley, 54-47.

Sixth-grade players were Alex Nielsen and Grant Witherell. Seventh-grade players were Alex Barry, Dustin Bates, Jerry Bryan, Josh Conomos, Brandon Fulmer and Josh McConnaughey. Eighth-grade players were Timariea Fortman, Anthony Pinza, Zach Riggs and Aaron Witherell.

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.

Golf for Grads tourney set for May 29

The annual Golf For Graduates Tournament is scheduled for May 29 at SkyRidge Golf Course, 7015 Old Olympic Highway.

The event starts with a

9 a.m. shotgun start; check-in is at 8 a.m.

The tourney is an 18-hole, four-person scramble with a twist: Event organizers auction off members of both boys and girls golf teams to play with teams' foursomes.

Cost is $50 per person or $200 per team. The fee includes range balls, 18 holes of golf, lunch, awards and prizes for hole-in-one, long drive and closest-to-pin competitions.

Call 683-3673 for more information.

For individual players needing a team, contact Jeff Pedersen at that same number for help.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for individual holes, putting green and a hole-in-one contest. These donations are tax-deductible. Sponsors' names on signs are displayed at the tournament. Sign-up forms are available at the golf course. For more donation information, contact Alan Kowitz at or Paul Boucher at paulgordonboucher@

SJS hosts soccer camps

The Sequim Junior Soccer club is hosting two camps this summer, both at the Sequim High School green fields.

From July 19-23, the UK International soccer camp comes to Sequim.

The UK Elite camp is scheduled for Aug. 16-20.

Register or get more information by clicking on the "camps" link at

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.

For more information, call 681-7713.

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