Sports briefs — Nov. 15, 2023

Anglers to meet

The Puget Sound Anglers North Olympic Peninsula Chapter will be hosting an open-to-the-public general meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at the Sequim Elks Lodge, 143 Port Williams Road. People start gathering at 6:30 p.m.

The speaker will be Pat Neal, a North Olympic Peninsula fishing guide and columnist for the Peninsula Daily News.

Neal will provide an overview of salmon restoration efforts on the Peninsula.

Following Neal’s presentation, the host a short business meeting and have raffle drawings. Raffles are for members only. Join that night to take part in the raffle. An annual individual membership is $25, and a family membership is $35. Membership also includes The Reel News monthly newspaper.

Forks FC earns title

Forks FC captured its fifth-consecutive Peninsula Soccer League (PSL) championship on Nov. 5 with a decisive 7-1 win over High Energy Metals.

The coed adult soccer teams will return to the pitch at Wally Sigmar Field in the Peninsula College spring league.

The college thanked the Pirates men’s team for officiating PSL matches on Sundays.

Free golf event set

The Cedars at Dungeness, in coordination with 7 Cedars Resort, announced that there will be free golf and free carts to all patrons this Thanksgiving.

7 Cedars Resort will sponsor the event to anyone that plays on Nov. 23, Thanksgiving Day, in exchange for a non-perishable food item.

To book a tee time, people can call the pro shop at 360-582-4900.

C. Henninger is DPOY, all-conference

Led by senior goalkeeper Claire Henninger being selected as the Defensive Player of the Year, the Western Washington University women’s soccer team had seven players selected to the 2023 Great Northwest Athletic Conference All-Conference team.

Henninger, a senior goalkeeper from Sequim, became the seventh Viking to earn the GNAC Defensive Player of the Year award in 13 years. She is also just the second goalkeeper to earn the award, joining first-year winner Maddie Dickinson from Seattle Pacific.

Henninger, who helped lead Western Washington to a national championship last year, was also a unanimous First Team All-GNAC selection while leading the league with the lowest goals against average (0.496), highest save percentage (.857) and tied for the most shutouts (9).

A. Henninger earns all-conference honor

Former Sequim soccer standout Aidan Henninger, a sophomore at Franciscan University (Steubenville, Ohio), earned his first All-Conference recognition of his young career with his Second Team All-President’s Athletic Conference accolades.

Henninger played in 17 games, including 14 starts this season. School representatives say he was instrumental on a Barons defense that had six shutouts while using two goalkeepers this season. He has logged nearly 1,400 minutes this season. He also had 22 shots taken, seven on goal.