Sports Briefs July 29, 2015

Berg makes MVP, Bentz sisters help Titans take title and more sports briefs

Berg makes MVP

Eli Berg, a Sequim High School 2015 grad and captain of the SHS Wolves’ varsity soccer squad, was selected as the All-Peninsula Boys Soccer MVP by area coaches and the sports staff of the Peninsula Daily News for the second consecutive season.

Berg also was selected to the All-Olympic League 2A first team after tallying two goals and seven assists for the team that went 9-6-2.

Also named to the All-Peninsula team from Sequim were juniors Cameron Chase and Thomas Winfield and sophomore Patrick McCrorie. Chase and Winfield both scored seven goals in the spring. McCrorie tied for the team lead with seven assists.

Bentz sisters help Titans take title

The TW Titans won the USSSA 16A state championship on Sunday, July 12, at Kent Service Fields.

The Titans, which are comprised of players mainly from West Sound, beat the Mayhem 11-4 in the championship game. The team batted .605 with two home runs from Mechelle Nesbit (Chimacum) and Mariah Grice (Port Orchard).

Sequim’s McKenzie Bentz pitched a complete game, striking out five to earn the win. Sister Jordan Bentz is also on the sequad.

Other TW Titans players from the area are Chimacum’s Shanya Nesbit, Ryley Eldridgen and Bradyn Nelson.

The team is coached by Wes Prewitt and assistant coaches Meika Bumbalough and Mike Eldridge.

Seeking sponsor for fastpitch squad

Sequim resident Kevin Carmichael is looking for a sponsor to start a 11U traveling fastpitch team to play in the Bremerton USSSA league next softball season along with various tournaments.

Sponsor money will help pay for uniforms, matching bat bags and the sponsor banner that is placed at all games.

After getting a sponsor, Carmichael will host a two-day tryout to form a team. Contact him at

Joslin gets first ace

Darrell Joslin of Sequim sank his first hole-in-one, sinking the ace at the 130-yard hole No. 8 at The Cedars at Dungeness golf course on July 16.

Jason Doig and Kris Lether of Sequim and Russ Veenema of Port Angeles witnessed the feat.

Picklers do well in senior games

Several members of the Sequim Picklers took gold and silver medals at the West Sound Senior Games on July 10-11 in Bremerton.

They include:

• Mixed Doubles, age group 60-64 — Katinka Nanna and Richard Cary, Gold

• Mixed Doubles, age group 65-69 — Terry Buchanan and Lynda Schroeder, Silver

• Women’s Doubles, age group 60-64 — Katinka Nanna and Lynda Schroeder, Gold

• Men’s Doubles, age group 60-64 — Marc Connelly and Arvo Johnson, Gold

• Men’s Doubles, age group 65-69 — Bob Sester and Steve Bennett, Gold; Terry Buchanan and Richard Cary, Silver.

NOLS hosts pool party

The North Olympic Library System, in partnership with the Sequim Aquatic Recreation Center, William Shore Pool and the Forks Athletic and Aquatic Center, hosts an end-of-summer pool party for all Summer Reading Program participants and their parents or caregivers on Saturday, Aug. 1.

Free swims take place from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Sequim Aquatic Recreation Center, 4-6 p.m. at the William Shore Pool in Port Angeles, and 3-5 p.m. at the Forks Athletic and Aquatic Center. All children in attendance must be accompanied by an adult.

The Sequim Aquatic Recreation Center is at 610 N. Fifth Ave.

For more information about upcoming programs and events for young people, send an e-mail to or visit

Horse trail challenge set

Layton Hill Horse Camp, 2514 Chicken Coop Road, Sequim, hosts a trail obstacle challenge followed by a “Buckle BBQ and Awards Ceremony” at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at the camp. For camping reservations or more information, call 775-6500 or to learn more about this event call Anna, at 425-737-7404 or visit