Sports briefs

Pirates hoops clinic is Saturday

The Peninsula College basketball program hosts the Peninsula Pirate Back-to-School Basketball Clinic on Saturday, Sept. 18.

The clinic, held at the college gym at 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., is open to boys and girls ages 7-17.

Cost is $25; group and team pricing are available.

Instruction is from new Pirate men's team head coach Lance Von Vogt and current Pirate players and staff.

The NWAACC clinic for players ages 7-12 has a check-in at 8:30 a.m. and goes through noon.

The Pac 10 clinic for players ages 13-17 has a 12:30 p.m. check-in and lasts through 4 p.m.

For more information or to register, call Von Vogt at 417-6467 or e-mail to

Jammers seek teammates

The Sequim Lady Jammers basketball program seeks girls in grades 6- 7 to play on a select team to compete in basketball tournaments November through May in Port Angeles.

Tryouts are noon-1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18, and 4:30-6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 20, at the Sequim Middle School main gym, 301 W. Hendrickson Road.

Players must be able to commit to practices each Wednesday from 4:30-6 p.m. and possibly Saturdays from 10 a.m.-noon, though Saturday times may vary.

Costs are $20-25 per player, per tournament, plus $125 for uniforms.

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

Coaching clinic set

Sequim Junior Soccer hosts a coaching clinic at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at the Hendrickson Road soccer fields.

The UK Elite coaches are scheduled to give pointers, tips and ideas.

Those interesting in participating are asked to contact Ken Garling at

Anglers to meet

Puget Sound Anglers, North Olympic Peninsula Chapter, hosts a presentation on "Fishing our local rivers for salmon and steelhead."

The group meets at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 Blake Ave.

Brian Menkal, owner of Brian's Sporting Goods in Sequim, will share basic tactics, gear suggestions and hints on where to begin.

For more information, call 582-0836 or see

Hartig gets first ace

Tom Hartig of Sequim sank his first hole-in-one Sept. 3 at The Cedars at Dungeness.

He used a 5-iron to drive the 150-yard 17th hole at The Cedars.

Bryan Bock and Jan Hartig, both of Sequim, witnessed the feat.

P.A. hosts pass, punt kick event

Port Angeles Recreation Division hosts the 2010 NFL Pepsi Punt, Pass and Kick Competition, starting at noon Sunday, Sept. 19, at Civic Field.

The competition is a football skills challenge for boys and girls ages 6-15 (as of Dec. 31, 2010).

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

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

For more information, call Dan Estes at 417-4557.

Barry takes sixth in Parkland

Alex Barry of Sequim finished the second-annual Parkland Pace or Race 5K in sixth place out of 67 racers.

Barry, who finished the course in 19 minutes 9 seconds, is an eighth-grader at Sequim Middle School.

The race was open to runners of all ages.

Jesse Stevick won the race in 16:30. Barry also ran at the Capital Invite in Olympia on Sept. 11, finishing 10th overall in the open division after finishing the 2.33-mile course in 14:05.

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