Sports briefs — March 7, 2018

  • Wednesday, March 7, 2018 1:30am
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Last chance for salmon derby tickets

The final day to purchase tickets for the 2018 Olympic Peninsula Salmon Derby is Wednesday, March 7, at Sales of tickets at retail locations ended March 5. This year’s annual event, held for more than 40 years, will be held March 9-11.

The event spans 500 square miles of fishing the north Olympic Peninsula, with weigh stations at five launch ramps: Freshwater Bay, Ediz Hook in Port Angeles, John Wayne Marina in Sequim, Gardiner Beach and Port Townsend Boat Haven.

Tickets may be purchased at many area merchants and cost $40 for one or all three days. Tickets may also be purchased online for $42.50 though our website via PayPal.

Call Gardiner Salmon Derby President Kathy Watrous at 805-823-3084 for more information.

Boat safely class set for March 10

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer the About Boating Safely class 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at the Coast Guard Station at Ediz Hook in Port Angeles. This course meets both Washington state and federal boating requirements. Upon successful completion, participants receive a lifetime card.

For more information or to sign up, call Dr. Leo Leonard at 360-452-1135.

Sail, power squadron speaker talks AIS

The North Olympic Sail and Power Squadron will meet at 5 p.m. Monday, March 12, at Sunland Golf and Country Club, 109 Hilltop Dr. The speaker for the evening is Doug Mill from Milltech Marine. His topic will be next generation Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) solutions. Milltech Marine has been selling Automatic Identification Systems for a dozen years. These systems for recreational boaters have evolved from simple receive only to “smart” devices that integrate multiple vessel functions and provide new ways to make boating even safer. Learn how the latest AIS products can play a bigger role on one’s boat.

Social hour begins at 5 p.m. followed by a short business meeting, dinner and the speaker. This event is free and open to the public; a dinner may be purchased for $22 per person.

SkyRidge hosts fundraiser for SHS softball

The Golf for Softball fundraising tournament is set for Saturday, March 10, at SkyRidge Golf Course, 7015 Old Olympic Highway.

Cost is $50 per person and includes 18 holes of golf, range balls and lunch. Carts are $30 each.

The tourney has a 20-team maximum. Call 360-683-3673 to register a team or be added as an individual on a team.

Check-in is at 8 a.m. and the tournament starts at 9 a.m.

Funds raised go to the Sequim High School Softball Boosters Club to fund equipment, tourney fees and travel expenses for the high school team.

Tour de Dungeness kicks off

The 21st-annual Tour De Dungeness bicycle races are set for two Saturdays — March 10 and March 17 — with an expected field of 400-500 riders from across Washington state and Canada.

Riders in multiple categories compete on a 12-mile course that includes Lotzgesell, Cays, East Anderson, Sequim-Dungeness Way, Woodcock and Kitchen-Dick roads. Races start at 9:45 a.m. each day and last until late afternoon — rain or shine.

Minor traffic delays are expected in the area through the afternoon as riders complete the 12-mile circuit.

The race’s new start/finish line is at Dungeness Community Church, 45 Eberle Lane, just off Sequim-Dungeness Way.

To register or to get more information, call Van Doren at 360-775-7796, or 360-417-5257 after 5 p.m.

McGehee gets an ace

Joel McGehee sank his fourth hole-in-one last week, at The Cedars at Dungeness on Feb. 26.

McGehee used an 8-iron to drive the 145-yard hole No. 8 at The Cedars.

Tom Oblak of Sequim and Charles Raab of Port Angeles witnessed the feat.

St. Paddy’s Scramble set at SkyRidge

SkyRidge Golf Course, 7015 Old Olympic Highway, hosts its 12th-annual St.Paddy’s Day Scramble with a 9:30 a.m. shotgun start on Saturday, March 17. The four-person scramble costs $160 per tam ($40 per player); entry fee includes 18 holes of golf, a mulligan stew lunch, range balls, and KP and long hole contests, plus best-dressed contest. Optional honey pots are $40 each per team. Carts are $15 per seat.

Call 360-683-3673 to register by March 15. For more information, email to

Event raises $43K for PC athletic scholarships

Peninsula College athletics boosters and corporate sponsors raised more than $43,000 for athletic scholarships Friday night at the annual Pirate Casino Night.

The sold-out event at 7 Cedars Casino was the most successful athletic fund-raising event in the 57-year history of the College, surpassing last year’s high mark by more than $10,000.

The annual February event is the College’s signature fund raising event for athletics.

Besides plenty of the on the field and on the court success — each of the four athletic programs has won at least one NWAC championship and the two soccer teams have claimed seven conference titles — Peninsula College also placed third last year in the small college division of the NWAC’s annual President’s Cup, an event that measures graduation rates and academic performance.

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