Sports briefs — Feb. 8, 2023

Sequim team takes B Division volleyball title

Wings Up of Sequim fought off a serious challenge by Elwha Food and Fuel to capture the Peninsula Volleyball League’s B Division championship on Jan. 31 at the Peninsula College gym.

The Elwha club had to beat Wings Up twice to win the double-elimination post-season tournament and they opened the night winning the first match in straight sets, 25-21, 25-23.

That forced a second and final best-of-three match, and this time the regular season champions held off Elwha Food & Fuel, winning 25-17, 25-23 to claim the title.

The team was made up of Brittney Gale, Tayler Breckenridge, Dena Breckenridge, Jared Fodge, Ben Cowan and Cody Cowan.

The PVL A Division continues with two more weeks of regular season play, followed by playoffs on Feb. 16. The championship was moved back to Feb. 23.

Learn to sail with SBYC course

Sequim Bay Yacht Club is now accepting registrations for an adult sailing course that starts in March.

Veteran sailors Rudy Heessels, Dennis Miller, John O’Keefe and John Thompson will use the U.S. Sailing Association Basic Keelboat curriculum for the classroom sessions, scheduled from 7-9 p.m. between March 7 and April 11 in the yacht club room at John Wayne Marina.

Five on-water lessons using the club’s Flying Scot boats at the marina and a final exam are included in the non-member fee of $500. Yacht club members receive a fee discount.

For more information, contact John Thompson at

Beck gets first ace

Keith Beck of Port Angeles sank his first hole-in-one at The Cedars at Dungeness on Jan. 18.

Beck aced the 89-yard hole No. 11 at The Cedars.

Allen Balla and Kevin Grau, both of Sequim, witnessed the feat.