Sports briefs — Jan. 17, 2018

  • Wednesday, January 17, 2018 1:30am
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Dryfout gets ace No. 7

Sequim’s Karl Dryfout sank his seventh lifetime hole-in-one last week at The Cedars at Dungeness. He used a 6-iron to drive the 140-yard eighth hole Jan. 9. Jim Chamberlain, Richard Clendening, Ron Fye and Ferhan Kayihan of Sequim witnessed the feat.

Learn, improve rowing skills with OPRA

The Olympic Peninsula Rowing Association Winter Training Program is open to adults of any athletic skill level. Classes are run by professional rowing coaches with extensive backgrounds in the sport. Coaches focus on improving technical proficiency on indoor rowing machines while also increasing fitness, flexibility and strength through rowing.

The club’s indoor training center is on the first floor of the Landings Mall, 115 E. Railroad Ave., Port Angeles.

The first class is free. After that, non-member classes are $10 per class or $50 for a seven-class card.

Participation in the OPRA Winter Training Program is included in the club’s annual membership of $150 a year.

Classes are: 9-10 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 8-9 a.m. Saturdays.

Storm King squad seeks Founders Cup wins

Backed by coaches Aaron St. George and Michael McAleer, the Storm King BU17 select soccer team is prepping for their second and third games of group play in the statewide Founders Cup. Storm King takes on Seattle United Shoreline at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, and FWFC (Federal Way) at 2:15 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, both at the Peninsula College field in port Angeles. Storm King opened pool play with a 12-1 rout of a Crossfire Select team from Redmond. The team went 10-1-1 in the North Puget Sound League First Division, 9-0 in summer tournament play.

State seeks comments about hunting seasons

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking public input on proposed recommendations for the 2018-20 hunting seasons.

Through Feb. 14, WDFW will accept comments from the public to help finalize proposed regulations for hunting seasons that begin this year. To review and comment on the proposals, visit the department’s website starting Jan. 24 at

The proposed hunting season rules are based on the objectives and strategies contained in the new 2015-21 Game Management Plan, WDFW game manager Anis Aoude said. View the plan at

The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission, which sets policy for WDFW, will also take public comment on the proposed recommendations at its March 16-17 meeting at the Red Lion Hotel in Wenatchee. Final commission action is scheduled for the April 12-16 meeting.

Free boating clinic

The North Olympic Sail and Power Squadron will offer a free boater safety clinic entitled “Boat Propane Systems and Safety” from 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Gather Place at Sunland Golf and Country Club, 135 Fairway Dr. This clinic will be presented by squadron instructor Gordon Bilyard and is open to the public.

His presentation will familiarize participants with properties of propane, components of propane systems on boats, system operation and maintenance and safety considerations. Attendees will be provided with references to further inform and to help inspect and properly maintain a boat propane system.

For more information about this clinic or the North Olympic Sail and Power Squadron, visit or contact the squadron at

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