Sports briefs — Aug. 23, 2023

Mullikin takes fifth Sunland title

Five down, three to go.

At the conclusion of the Sunland Golf Club championships on Aug. 11, Mike Mullikin claimed his fifth title with rounds of 73, 73 and 78, ending a two-year title drought. Mullikin, club members note, is pursuing the club record eight titles held by good friend Jay Tomlin, winner of the 2022 crown.

The women’s title went to Barbara Hixson Foster, who earned the first championship of her golf career with gross scores of 93, 81 and 82. Foster’s father Harvey is a renowned golf professional in the Pacific Northwest. Net championships went to Dan O’Claray and Bobbie Piety. Piety was the women’s club champion (gross) six out of the past eight years.

Gymnastics registration opens

In-person registration for Klahhane Gymnastics fall trimester classes opens this week.

Classes are available for pre-school (age 3-and-a-half) through eighth grade. Classes start Sept. 11 and continue through Nov. 9. Registration hours are 3-5:30 p.m., Aug. 23-25, and Aug. 29-31. In-person registration is required. The class schedule and more registration information is posted at Space is limited and classes fill fast.

PC women get win

The Peninsula College women’s soccer team got two first-half goals from a pair of their veterans, then held on tight against a late surge by North Idaho to win 2-1 in their first match of the year at Wally Sigmar Field on Aug. 19.

The Pirates got on the board in the 17th minute when midfielder Emma Crystal made a good lead pass to Sydney Soskis streaking down the right wing. Soskis then crossed the ball to Taya Bohenko in front of the net for a goal.

The Pirates’ second goal in the 23rd minute saw Briana-Jean Tanaka make a solo run from near midfield and boot a 22-yard shot from outside the penalty box off the left post to make it 2-0.