Sports briefs — Aug. 4, 2021

  • Wednesday, August 4, 2021 1:30am
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Sequim Elks Golf Tournament set

The inaugural Sequim Elks Golf Tournament will be held at the Sunland Golf Club on Saturday, Aug. 28.

All funds collected go to the Washington Elks Therapy Program for Children.

Format is a rodeo scramble with all kinds of wrinkles thrown into play, such as “three blind mice” (three holes, no flags on green), a backward hole (tee with a wedge and hit a driver off the grass) and en entire bunker being the hole. There will be competitions for longest putts and closest to the pin.

Check-in is 8-8:45 a.m. and shotgun start is 9 a.m. Entry fee is $100 per player and $70 for Sunland members.

People can register via mail or can be dropped off at: Sequim Elks Lodge 2642, 143 Port Williams Road, Sequim WA 98382. Make checks payable to “Sequim Elks Lodge 2642.”

Sponsors can pay $500 to be an event sponsor, $200 for a full hole or $100 for half a hole. For more information on sponsoring, call Jeff or Katherine Evans at 360-681-8904.

Golf tourney to benefit River Center

The third-annual River Center Charity Golf Tournament is set for Aug. 27-29 at The Cedars at Dungeness, 1965 Woodcock Road.

Cost is $90 per person and includes green fees, cart, range balls, box lunch and prizes.

The event is being held virtually.

All proceeds benefit the River Center’s ongoing operations and educational programs.

For more information or to schedule a tee time, call 360-683-6344.

PC to host youth hoops camp

Peninsula College’s basketball teams host a Pirate Basketball Camp for youths of ages 7-12, from 9 a.m.-noon daily, Aug. 16-20, at the college gymnasium, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd. Cost is $90. Participants must bring masks.

Email PC women’s basketball head coach Ali Crumb at for special considerations.

Register at

Peninsula Pirates earn spots on NWAC’s All-Decade teams

A crew of Peninsulas Pirates earned positions on the Northwest Athletic Conference’s All-Decade Teams, as announced by NWAC officials on July 9.

Highlighting PC’s entries on the All-Decade men’s soccer team were three first-teamers: Alex Martinez, Miguel Gonzalez and Cesar Gervacio. Gonzalez and Martinez share the school record for career goals (49) while Gervacio is third (31).

Miguel’s brother Daniel Gonzalez was named to the second team; he and Martinez share the school record for career assists (23).

Peninsula’s women’s soccer team was well represented too, with Briana Afoa and Sydney Warren named to the All-Decade first team and Sam Oliveira named to the second team.

Afoa holds the school record for career goals (45) while Oliveira is second (44) and Warren third (33). Warren holds the single-season record for goals (31).

PC’s Madison Pilster was named to the All-Decade third team for women’s basketball. She led the Piurates in scoring (16.6 points per game) as a sophomore in 2014-15.

Golf tourney to boost Coats for Kids group

The Sequim-based Coats for Kids group is hosting a fundraising tournament on Saturday, Sept. 11, at SkyRidge Golf Course, 7015 Old Olympic Highway.

The four-person scramble is $50 per person; fee includes lunch, prizes, mulligans, putting contest and raffles. Carts are $15.

Check-in is at 9 a.m. and golf starts at 10 a.m.

Tourney organizers are also seeking sponsors. Sponsor a hole for $100 or donate a prize for raffle.

Coats for Kids was founded in 1996 to help area children in need of a coat or shoes.

Register at SkyRidge or, for more information, call Heidi Albrecht at 425-941-4246 or Karen Lewis at 360-460-0380.

Webinars set for 2022 halibut seasons, limits

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife is holding virtual public meetings on Aug. 23 and Oct. 18 to discuss proposed dates for the 2022 sport halibut season. The meetings will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. each day.

At the Aug. 23 meeting, state halibut managers will review preliminary 2021 season data and work with stakeholders to develop a range of preliminary options focused on general concepts such as ways to extend the season length and maximize fishing opportunity.

At the Oct. 18 meeting, in addition to refining the options developed at the first meeting, WDFW staff will collect further public input, review tide calendars for next spring, and select specific season dates that attempt to balance needs across various fishing communities and charter and private fishing interests.

Visit Meetings will be recorded and posted online so people can also watch the meetings afterwards at their convenience.

Last week, fishery managers announced an extended halibut season for the north coast (Marine Areas 3 and 4) and in Puget Sound (Marine Areas 5-10), all of which will be reopening on Thursday, Aug. 19. These areas will be open three days per week, Thursday through Saturday, until the remaining quota is reached or through Saturday, Sept. 25, whichever comes first.

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