Sports briefs — April 17, 2024

100-hole challenge set

The Cedars at Dungeness golf pros Chad Wagner and Garrett Smithson will close out April with the duo’s 100-hole challenge donation event on April 30.

Wagner and Smithson will tee it up this year to support the Sequim Youth Basketball program — an organization close to the pair’s hearts.

The public can make donations directly through the pro shop or via the event’s Golf Genius donation page at

For more information, call the pro shop at 360-683-6344.

B&G golf tourney set

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula’s third-annual golf tournament is set for 1 p.m. on Friday, May 10, at The Cedars at Dungeness, 1965 Woodcock Road.

The register or sponsor a hole, contact Janet Gray at or 360-683-8095.

Lady Niners kick off 2024 golf season

The 2024 golf season has started for the Cedars Dungeness Lady Niner golfers as they came out swinging on April 11 with the game “Mid Holes.” Sandy Ruby was the big winner with low game score, a chip-in on hole No. 9, and 15 putts for the nine hole. Cherste Nilde, another low game winner, scored a birdie on hole No. 8.

Membership to Lady Niners welcomes all women golfers. The group encourages any women to come golf with us for a day before considering joining. They meet Thursdays at 9 a.m. with game start at 10 a.m. For more information, call The Cedars at Dungeness pro shop at 360-683-6344.

Trail running film festival coming to PC

The global tour of the annual Trail Running Film Festival will once again come to Peninsula College from 6:30-8 p.m. on Friday, April 19, with a collection of films to screen in Maier Performance Hall on the main PC campus at 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles.

Sponsored by the Magic of Cinema, the college’s film series and Peninsula Adventure Sports, the festival highlights stories through documentary film from around the world by filmmakers sharing their work of adventure, inclusivity, nature, art and diversity across the trail running and ultra community.

The Trail Running Film Festival is a project of Outdoor Arts & Recreation a Washington State 501(c)3 nonprofit, and is free and open to the public.

The festival will be screened, in part, as a way celebrate the 2024 Olympic Adventure Trail (OAT) Run hosted on April 13, 2024, by Peninsula Adventure Sports.

For more information about Peninsula Adventure Sports, visit

For more about the film festival, contact Helen Lovejoy at or 360-417-6363, or Lorrie Mittmann at

Anglers to meet, talk ecosystems

Members of the Puget Sound Anglers’ North Olympic Peninsula Chapter will be host an open to the public general meeting on Wednesday, April 17, at the Sequim Elks Lodge, 143 Port Williams Rd.

People start gathering at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be Brandon Werner, a civil engineer with Environmental Science Associates, who will talk about stream and ecosystem engineering. He will cover the how, what and why of stream and ecosystem restoration, including some of the issues around the state highway culvert replacements and the impacts existing culverts have on salmon populations in the Pacific Northwest.

The group will also have a short business meeting, present fishing reports and host raffle drawings following Werner’s presentation. Raffles are for members only, though newcomers can join that night to participate in the raffle. An annual individual membership is $25, and a family membership is $35. The membership also includes The Reel News monthly newspaper.

Golf For Grads benefit

The Golf For Grads tournament on May 31 will benefit the Sequim High School Class of 2024’s safe and sober graduation party.

No handicap is required for the four-person scramble format event.

Registration will open at 11 a.m., with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Entry fees are $100 and include green fees, cart use, lunch, KP and long drive contests, a hole-in-one grand prize, optional honey pot competition and drink tickets.

Team sponsorships also are available.

For more information or to register, visit or call 360-683-6344.

Register now for 2024 Irrigation festival runs

The Sequim Irrigation Festival will offer three races — a 5k/1-mile and half marathon — set for the first weekend in May.

The 5k and 1 mile fun runs will be at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 4, with start and finish at Carrie Blake Community Park. The half marathon is held at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, May 5, starting at Gardiner Community Center, quickly joining the Olympic Discovery Trail and finishing at Carrie Blake Community Park.

All 5k and 1-mile participants receive a collectable festival finisher’s medal and fun run swag in this timed event.

Half marathon registrants will receive race swag, race bib, and finisher’s medal. Information on packet pickup, shuttles and race day info will follow when we get closer to the event.

Cost of the 1-mile is $15, the 5k is $30, and half marathon is $80. Use the code RUN2024 to get a discount. Register at

For more information, email to

Bigham sinks ace

The Cedars at Dungeness reported a hole-in-one on March 16 by a course member.

Rick Bigham made the hole-in-one at the temporary par 3 hole No. 9A from 118 yards out with his 8-iron. It was witnessed by playing partners Tony Imbarrato and Kevin Grau, and was Bigham’s second career hole-in-one.

Some of the holes have been closed due to an irrigation system renovation project over the winter months. The No. 9A is a temporary hole so golfers can still play a full 18 holes.