Sports briefs — March 15, 2023

Baseball clinic set in Sequim

The Sequim High School baseball team hosts a youth baseball clinic for all players in grades 3-8, set for 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday, March 18, at the SHS baseball field, 601 N. Sequim Ave.

Cost is $20 per player and registrations will be held at the field beginning at 8:30 a.m.

St. Patricks’ Day run slated for Saturday in PA

More than 160 participants are already signed up to compete in the Red, Set, Go St. Patrick’s Day Run/Walk on Saturday, March 18, on the Waterfront Trail in Port Angeles, starting at the Red Lion Hotel, 221 N. Lincoln St.

Presented by Strait View Credit Union, the event will benefit the OMC Heart Center.

Participants can register at Registration is limited to 500 participants for the 1-mile, 5K and 10K combined, and closes at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 17. Participants can sign up on site the day of the race if space is still available.

The out-and-back event will head east before turning around at the 5K and 10K turnaround.

Each participant will receive a tech shirt and medal. Awards will be given to the top male and female and also to age group award winners. It will feature a costume contest, with prizes given to the top male and female for the best attire.

“We want this to be a fun, as well as a healthy event,” said Lori Frederick, Strait View Credit Union Vice president.

Bates, Julmist to play in all-state basketball game

Sequim High senors Hanna Bates and Jelissa Julmist are slated to play in the WSGBCA Senior All State Game at King’s High School in Seattle on March 18.

Just 10 players from each classification are selected to play.

In addition, Bates, Julmist and fellow SHS senior Sammie Bacon were scheduled to play in the West Sound All-Star game on March 14 in Bremerton.

The trio helped Sequim to a 23-4 record this season and a fourth place finish at the state 2A tourney, setting program bests for wins and state placing along with an undefeated league campaign.

Clendening gets first hole-in-one

Richard Clendening of Sequim sank his first hole-in-one on March 10 at The Cedars at Dungeness.

Clendening used an 8-iron to drive the 142-yard fourth hole at The Cedars.

Jan Clendening of Sequim witnessed the feat.

Roper does it again as Lynden takes 2A boys hoops title

Brian Roper, a former Sequim High boys varsity basketball coach (1999-2005), led the Lynden Lions to a 2A boys championship in early March, topping Mark Morris 61-43 in the championship game on March 4.

Roper now has six 2A titles with Lynden in 18 seasons (2007, 2012, 2018, 2019, 2022 and this season) since taking the head coaching spot in 2005. He coached at North Mason and Sequim six years each before taking the Lynden role.