Sports briefs — Sept. 20, 2023

Anglers set meeting

The Puget Sound Anglers North Olympic Peninsula Chapter host an open-to-the-public general meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 20th at the Sequim Elks Lodge, 143 Port Williams Road. People start gathering at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7 p.m.

The featured speaker is chapter member John Beath, who will share his knowledge of coho fishing techniques based on his years of guiding in Alaska and developing lures that catch fish. His company, SquidPro Tackle, offers a wide range of gear that can be found in local sporting goods stores.

Following Beath’s presentation, the group will have a short business meeting, get current fishing reports, and have raffle drawings. Raffles are for members only, though guests can join the group to participate. An annual individual membership is $25, and a family membership is $35. Membership also includes The Reel News monthly newspaper.

State BMX finals returning to PA

The Washington State BMX Finals comes to Port Angeles’ Lincoln Park BMX track later this month for a weekend of racing.

On Friday, Sept. 22, the Single Point Race starts at 7 p.m. On Saturday, Sept. 23, the Double Point Pre-Race starts at 4 p.m. On Sunday, Sept. 24, the Triple Point State Finals Race starts at 9:30 a.m.

Organizers are expecting between 900-1,000 racers for the weekend, with Washington State Champions crowned on Sunday afternoon. Spectating is always free, and anyone can race as well; only a membership is required. The last time the state finals was in Port Angeles was 2019. The BMX season continues through November.

Adult leagues start soon

It’s the last call for basketball and volleyball players to participate in the fall adult recreation basketball and volleyball leagues coming up soon at Peninsula College.

The four-on-four basketball league, to be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings, is in jeopardy of being canceled with only a few teams registered. To put a team in the league, contact head men’s basketball coach Bryce Jacobson at The fee is $45 per player and the league will run from Sept. 25 through mid-December. Starting in January, the College will hold a five-on-five league on Sundays.

The coed volleyball league also starts the week of Sept. 25 ,with matches on Tuesdays and Thursdays. There are 13 teams registered, but room for more and also room for individuals who want to get on a team. Contact associate dean Rick Ross at

Bless the Beasts & Children run set in PT

Several local organizations are the beneficiaries of the upcoming fourth-annual Bless the Beasts & Children 0.5k Fun Run, set for Saturday, Sept. 27 in Port Townsend.

Check-in opens at 11:30 a.m. at Sunrise Coffee, 308 10th St., and the run starts at noon. Costumes are encouraged.

Kids and animals accompanied by an adult are free. Proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Jefferson County, Foster Supports’ Kicks for Kids, the YMCA Building Futures Program and the AEF’s STEAM Robotics Team.

A ticket donation includes race entry, T-shirt, $1 discount token to the Pourhouse, event decal, refreshments at the Halfway Café, prizes and entertainment. Optional “stay at home” tickets are also available.

Get tickets ($40 in person, $25 at home) online at, or on the day of the race at the registration table. All donations are tax deductible.