Sports briefs — Feb. 7, 2018

  • Wednesday, February 7, 2018 1:30am
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Sequim’s Velarde in All-Star Game

Sequim senior Gavin Velarde has been selected to play in the Class 2A/1A/B All-State Football Game in June.

The game will be held at Earl Barden Field at East Valley High School in Yakima at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 23.

In his final season, Velarde caught 39 passes for 652 yards and eight touchdowns. He also ran for 123 yards and two more scores and intercepted three passes on defense.

Velarde is Sequim’s all-time career leader in receptions (135), receiving yards (2,331) and receiving touchdowns (28). The receiver also ran for 778 career rushing yards and 14 TDs on 125 carries. He returned seven kickoffs for touchdowns and one punt return.

Defensively, he returned five interceptions for touchdowns in his career.

Velarde is selling game tickets and program advertisements for the All-State contest.

For more information, email

Winter Links Open is set for Feb. 17

SkyRidge Golf Course, at 7015 Old Olympic Highway, hosts the 27-Hole Winter Links Open on Saturday, Feb. 17.

Play begins with a shotgun start at 9 a.m., barring frost. Format includes scramble, better ball and alternate shot.

Cost is $160 per four-person team; fee includes golf, food, range balls and four KPs. Optional honey pots are $80 per team. Cart seats are available for $15.

Call 360-683-3673 to register or for more information.

Sequim High grad McMullin fares well

Sequim High graduate Jasmine McMullin placed third and posted an NCAA Division II provisional-qualifying mark in the triple jump as Western Washington University added nine marks to the school’s top 10 record books during the season-opening UW Preview on Jan. 13.

McMullin, a senior for the Vikings and a 2013 Sequim graduate, was the top Division II placer among 18 competitors with a leap of 39-4 1/2 feet in the triple jump to record a provisional-qualifying mark.

She also had a 38-3 1/2-foot triple jump effort at the 2018 UW Invitational on Jan. 26-27.

McMullin won the triple jump at the GNAC Indoor Championships in 2015 and 2016, and was an All-American in the triple jump during 2016. Her personal-best mark of 12.22 meters (40-1 ¼) is the indoor school record.

Boating safety class offered on Feb. 10

The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer About Boating Safely, an eight-hour introductory class for people 13 and older, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at the U.S. Coast Guard Base in Port Angeles.

Topics covered include terminology, rules of the road, boat handling, trailering, legal requirements, equipment and emergency procedures. Successful completion fulfills the class requirement for earning a Washington Boater Education card and federal boating card.

Pre-registration is required and all materials will be provided. Cost is $20 per person, $15 for additional family members.

For information and to register, call 360-452-1135 or email

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