Sequim Picklers members from left, Steve Bennett, Richard Reed, Colleen Alger, John Herbolt, Bob Sester, Jeannie Ramsey and Beverly Hoffman were part of 14-strong Sequim Picklers contingent that competed at the 2021 USA Pickleball Pacific Northwest Regional Championship in Boise, Idaho, last month. Submitted photo

Sequim Picklers members from left, Steve Bennett, Richard Reed, Colleen Alger, John Herbolt, Bob Sester, Jeannie Ramsey and Beverly Hoffman were part of 14-strong Sequim Picklers contingent that competed at the 2021 USA Pickleball Pacific Northwest Regional Championship in Boise, Idaho, last month. Submitted photo

Sports briefs — July 7, 2021

  • Wednesday, July 7, 2021 1:30am
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Lefties to host special Sequim Night, July 22

The Port Angeles Lefties baseball club hosts Sequim Night on Thursday, July 22, when they take on the Ridgefield Raptors at Civic Field, 307 S. Race St., Port Angeles.

Game time is 6:35 p.m.

The purpose of the event is to celebrate the Sequim, Port Angeles and the Clallam County community as a whole. Tickets are $5, or $4 for Sequim Dungeness-Valley Chamber of Commerce members.

The Lefties, formerly known as The Kitsap BlueJackets, were established in Port Angeles in 2017. They participate in a collegiate summer baseball program and are members of the West Coast League.

Get tickets online at sequim chamberwa.chambermaster.com/eventregistration/register/17758.

Peninsula pickleball players earn medals in Boise

A 14-strong North Olympic Peninsula contingent of the Sequim Picklers pickleball club from Sequim, Port Angeles and Port Townsend recently competed alongside 900 other players at the 2021 USA Pickleball Pacific Northwest Regional Championship in Boise, Idaho.

The tournament, held June 22-27, advances players to the national tournament in December at the Indian Wells Tennis Pavilion in California.

Two Sequim Picklers teams earned guaranteed spots in the national tournament with gold medal performances: the women’s 4.0 doubles 75-and-older team of Jeannie Ramsey and Beverly Hoffman and the men’s 4.0 doubles 75-and-older squad of Bob Sester and Steve Bennett.

Other medalists included: Bennett, gold, men’s singles 75-plus (3.5); McKenna and Kendall Hastings, silver, women’s 19-plus (4.5); M. Hastings and Garrett Little, silver, mixed 19-plus (4.5); Little, silver, men’s singles (4.0); Bennett and Hoffman, silver, mixed 75-plus (4.0); John Herbold and Richard Reed,bronze, men’s doubles 60-plus (4.0), and Red and Colleen Alger, bronze, mixed doubles 60-plus (4.0).

Sequim athletes compete at Bon Jon Pedal Bender

Local athletes joined a group of more than 100 mountain bike racers from as far away as Virginia at the Bon Jon Pedal Bender, held June 26 in Quilcene — the third and final leg of this year’s Gravel Unravel.

The Bon Jon wound through the rugged Olympic Mountains between Quilcene and Blyn on during the worst of the recent heat wave. The race was broken up into three separate races — long (80 miles, 9,000 feet cumulative climbing), medium (55 miles and 6,000 cumulative feet of climbing) and short (32 miles and 4,000 feet of climbing).

The races — including those at Hoh River and Sol Duc Valley areas — were put on by Peninsula Adventure Sports.

In the women’s open medium course, Sequim’s Yvette Stepp took third in 4:40:55. Todd Anderson had the best local time in the men’s master’s long course, placing ninth in a time of 6:46:08. Russell Stepp of Sequim placed 12th in the men’s master’s medium course, a time of 5:42:16.

See full results at tinyurl.com/bonjon2021.

Sequim Picklers members from left, Steve Bennett, Richard Reed, Colleen Alger, John Herbolt, Bob Sester, Jeannie Ramsey and Beverly Hoffman were part of 14-strong Sequim Picklers contingent that competed at the 2021 USA Pickleball Pacific Northwest Regional Championship in Boise, Idaho, last month. Submitted photo

Sequim Picklers members from left, Steve Bennett, Richard Reed, Colleen Alger, John Herbolt, Bob Sester, Jeannie Ramsey and Beverly Hoffman were part of 14-strong Sequim Picklers contingent that competed at the 2021 USA Pickleball Pacific Northwest Regional Championship in Boise, Idaho, last month. Submitted photo

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