Sports Briefs

Local BMXers host, compete in state races


Ten teams participated in a trophy event Sunday, June 19, at the State Championship Race, with a Port Angeles-based team “Northwest BMX Team” receiving third place in the trophy event. Top riders from the squad included Adam Finch, formerly of Sequim, taking a first place and three local riders earning second-place finishes.


Local rider Anthony Johnson rode for the first-place “River Valley BMX” team, which tallied three total first-place finishes. “Recycled Cycles,” with Port Angeles rider George Williams took fourth, while local rider Kortney Beutler posted a pair of wins during the weekend’s action.


Riders ages 3 to 66 participated. Port Angeles BMX raised $2,691 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

‘Wicked’ racers take first


Local sprintboat racers had a banner weekend in the first sanctioned races of the U.S. Sprint Boat Association 2011 campaign at Webb’s Slough in St. John on June 18.


The Olympic Peninsula-based Wicked Racing saw driver Doug Hendrickson and navigator Hannah Macke take first place in the A-400 division. Hendrickson is a three-time national champion.


Wicked Racing driver Dan Morrison and navigator Cara McGuire took first place in the Super Boats division. The pair earned a national sprintboat title in 2008.


For more information about Wicked Racing, see and the team’s facebook site. For more information about sprintboat racing, see

Soccer camp registration open


Sequim Junior Soccer Club  teams up again with UK Elite Soccer to provide players and coaches with fun, educational and cutting-edge development opportunities to ensure that local youths are ready to play.


Camp begins in less than two months; register now to secure your place. Go to for more information.

Marine areas 3, 4 reopen for another day of halibut fishing


State wildlife officials are opening the recreational halibut fishery in Marine Areas 3 and 4 (LaPush and Neah Bay) to recreational halibut fishing for another day — Thursday, June 30.


Officials said there is sufficient halibut quota remaining in those areas to re-open recreational halibut fishery.
For more information, call Heather Reed at 360-249-4628, ext. 202.

Volleyball camp slated for July


A volleyball camp for female athletes in grades 6-12 is set for July 11-14 at Port Angeles High School.

Youths in grades 6-8 are scheduled for 9 a.m.-noon, while youths in grades 9-12 are scheduled for 1-4 p.m. Cost is $50. Register by July 1 to ensure receiving a T-shirt. Call 504-2654 to register.


Another camp, slated for July 18-21 for female athletes entering grades K-5, is from 9 a.m.-noon. Register for this camp through the YMCA at 452-9244. Cost is $40 for YMCA members, $50 for nonmembers. The camp also is at Port Angeles High School.
Coaches for each camp include Port Angeles High school volleyball staff Christine Halberg and Jennifer Reynolds and many volunteers.

Bremerton golfer sinks ace in Sequim


Evie Clausen of Bremerton celebrated the first day of summer by sinking her first hole-in-one, acing hole No. 11 at The Cedars at Dungeness. Clausen used a 7-iron to drive the 112-yard hole.

Dan Hendrickson and Mike Jones of Port Angeles and Gary Clausen of Bremerton witnessed the feat.
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