Sports briefs — June 19, 2019

Hastings gets golds

Sequim resident Doug Hastings earned a gold medal in the Men’s Singles Open Division at the VRPA Island Classic, held June 8-10, at the G.R. Pearkes Recreation Centre in Victoria B.C. Hastings went 4-0 in the division, with Peter Brix of Victoria, B.C., taking silver. Hastings also teamed up with Brix to earn gold in the Men’s Doubles 5.0 division.

Hastings is a 5.0-rated player and has been competing in tournaments and teaching pickleball for more than four years. He has been an elementary school P.E. teacher since 1998.

Dietzman, Wiker named all-league

By virtue of their West Central District tournament berth, doubles partners Jessica Dietzman and Kalli Wiker earned all-Olympic League honors.

Dietzman and Wiker were simply dominant this spring. The pair went 22-0 and knocked off Katrina Kuntz and Nina Vongsaly of Sammamish in the state 2A championship match. The win also secured a state 2A team title (shared with Columbia River), Sequim High’s second state girls tennis title (2007).

Editor’s note: The SHS duo’s honor was inadvertently left out of the June 5 Sequim Gazette article (“Wolves rack up postseason honors,” page A-7).

Jacobsen, Wiker share MVP honors

Sequim High’s Blake Wiker and Paul Jacobsen were recently named All-Peninsula Boys Golf MVPs, as selected by the Peninsula Daily News sports staff.

It’s the second All-Peninsula Boys Golf MVP selection for each player as Wiker, a recently graduated senior, and Jacobsen, a junior, previously won MVP honors after their sophomore seasons at Sequim.

The Sequim duo finished 117 holes of golf during Olympic League regular season and Olympic League Championship play at 490 strokes apiece — an identical scoring averages of 37.69 per nine holes.

The pair helped Sequim finish second as a team at the Class 2A state tournament this spring; individually, Wiker placed sixth and Jacobsen was 10th.

Young named All-Peninsula MVP

Sequim’s Johnnie Young did a little bit of everything on the diamond for the Wolves baseball team this spring. For his efforts, the recently graduated Young was named All-Peninsula Baseball MVP as selected by the sports staff of the Peninsula Daily News and area coaches.

Young led the team in every pitching and batting statistical category, starting games at first base, catcher, pitcher, third base and in the outfield. He was named to the All-Olympic League first team squad as its utility player.

Young hit .472 with 25 hits, including five doubles, two triples, two homers and 24 RBIs with a .565 on-base percentage. On the mound, he posted a 5-2 record with a 3.09 ERA in 43 innings, including a 38-4 strikeout-to-walk ratio.

Learn about catching squid at anglers meeting

The next monthly meeting of Puget Sound Anglers-North Olympic Peninsula Chapter is Thursday, June 20, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave., where Nick Roberts of Swain’s General Store — and specifically, the store’s fishing department — will talk about catching squid in Port Angeles.

The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. for viewing the raffle prizes and fish stories. Roberts then follows at 7 p.m. with his presentation, giving information on when and how to find squid, plus more about rigs how to clean and prepare squid, and learn how to make calamari. The presentation is followed by the club business meeting which includes a financial report, government relations report, upcoming events discussions and fishing reports from members. Also on tap are refreshments, the members raffle for fishing gear and a membership drawing (must be present to win). The public is welcome.

Lefties, United Way team up for cause

United Way of Clallam County has joined forces with Port Angeles Lefties Baseball to score big with the community with “Community Coins” — a coin drive that will be a part of every Lefties home game.

Each coin collected benefits the community through United Way, who partners with local nonprofits to improve education, financial stability and health of the region. Last year, the program raised $364 for 24 local non-profits and special interest projects; this year’s goal is $500.

For more information on United Way of Clallam County and the Clallam Community Foundation, call 360-457-3011 or email to For more about the Lefties, a collegiate wood bat team in the West Coast League, see

Bob Cup tourney set

The fourth-annual Bob Cup Golf Tournament is set for Saturday, July 27, at The Cedars at Dungeness golf course, 1965 Woodcock Road.

Created in memory of longtime Sequim resident Bob Duncan, proceeds from the tourney benefit Clallam Mosaic, an organizations serving individuals with developmental disabilities since 1998.

Cost is $120 for golf and lunch; $20 for barbecue only with pre-registration or $25 at the door.

The event includes closest-to-pin and long drive awards, a Putt for Wine contest and “ball in the boat” challenge. Mulligans are $20.

Event check-in is 7:30- 8:30 a.m. and the tourney begins with a shotgun start at 9 a.m.

Register at www.clallam For more information, call Mary Jane Duncan at 360-775-1197 or Clallam Mosaic at 360-681-8642, or email to

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