Sports briefs — Oct. 30, 2019

  • Wednesday, October 30, 2019 1:30am
  • Sports

Dodgeball tourney to raise funds for YMCA

The YMCA of Port Angeles is putting on a Dodge for a Cause Dodgeball Tournament Fundraiser from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, at Stevens Middle School, 1139 W. 14th St., Port Angeles.

The single elimination-style tournament for ages 16 and older is a fundraiser for the YMCA of Port Angeles’ “Y” programs.

The event includes games, concessions, prizes for the best costume theme, best team name and tourney winners.

Entry fee is $100 per team of six players. Registration, open through Nov. 8, can be completed at the YMCA of Port Angeles, 302 S. Francis St., or online at

Outdoor gear swap set

Get rid of old sporting gear and buy something “new to you” at the Outdoor Gear Swap slated for Sunday, Nov. 10, at the 308 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles.

Gear drop-off is from 10-11 a.m. and pick-up of unsold gear is from 3-4 p.m.; shopping is from noon-3 p.m.

Admission is $5 per individual, $8 per family.

Vendors include the Hurricane Ridge Winter Sports Area, Surfrider Foundation, Sound Bikes & Kayaks, Peninsula Wellness & Performance, Winter Ice Village and more.

Proceeds support the Hurricane Ridge Ski Team and Surfrider Foundation.

For more information, email to

Thomas 14th at Backyard ultra race

Sequim’s Will Thomas, featured in the Sequim Gazette (“In it for the long run,” Oct. 16, Page B-1), placed 14th out of 72 finishers in the Big Backyard Ultra on Saturday, Oct. 19, in Bell Buckle, Tenn.

Thomas, 41, finished 33 laps of the approximate 4.167-mile course, a total of 137.5 miles. Last year he placed 15th out of 69 finishers, completing 30 laps (125 miles).

The Big Backyard Ultra challenges runners to complete one lap within one hour for as many hours as they can.

Maggie Guterl of Durango, Colo., won the overall race after finishing 60 laps (250 miles) while Will Hayward of Hong Kong placed second with 59 laps (245.83 miles).

Volleyball team tryouts now at PC gym

Registration is open for Momentum One Volleyball Academy’s tryout session for girls volleyball players ages 11 to 14.

Tryouts will be held at the Peninsula College gym, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles, on Wednesday, Oct. 30.

The tryouts were moved from Stevens Middle School because of parent/teacher conferences.

Attendees are encouraged to show up in volleyball attire with a water bottle by 6:15 p.m., with the tryouts beginning at 6:45 p.m.

Registration must be completed online at, including registering with USA Volleyball.

No in-person registration will be accepted.

The tryout fee is $25. Payments can be made at or brought to the tryout.

A tryout for volleyball players ages 15 to 18 will be held in November.

For more information, email or call 360-582-0582.

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