Sports briefs — Sept. 4, 2019

  • Wednesday, September 4, 2019 1:30am
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Synnestvedt gets another ace

Wanna Synnestvedt of Port Townsend sank her ninth lifetime hole-in-one at The Cedars at Dungeness on Aug. 27.

Synnestvedt used a 7-iron to drive the 120-yard hole No. 17.

Bobbie Piety and Witta Priester, both of Sequim, witnessed the feat.

Pickleball winners

Several North Olympic Peninsula players earned medals at the Bainbridge Island Founders’ Tournament in late August.

Sequim’s Vebol Bo teamed with Kent’s Ryan Shipman to go 4-2 and win gold in the 19-49 Men’s Doubles 4.5 division.

Port Angeles’ Colleen Alger and Richard Reed (4-0) earned a gold medal in the age 50-plus Mixed Doubles 3.5 skill level, while Reed and Steve Bennett of Port Angeles (3-1) picked up a silver medal in the 50-plus Men’s Doubles 4.0.

More than 250 pickleball players participated in the tourney. Pickleball was first played on the island in 1965.

Hoops tourney winners

Port Angeles’ Millie Long sank the eventual game-winning free throw with seven seconds left to lift the Olympic Avalanche Black girls basketball team to the championship at the Washington Youth Sports End of Summer Shootout in late August.

Made up of players from Port Angeles and Sequim, Olympic Avalanche Black beat Portland Supreme, Port Angeles Storm and the Gresham Bruins twice, including 44-43 in the title game, to claim the trophy.

Get Sprint boat tickets

Tickets and reserved camping spots for the upcoming sprint boat races Saturday, Sept. 7 at Extreme Sports Park are available online at

Tickets also may be purchased at at Dog House Powder Coating in Sequim and at Mount Pleasant IGS, Mobile Music and Lower Elwha Food and Fuel in Port Angeles.

Tickets are $25 for adults (ages 16 and older); $20 for seniors (55 and older) and the military; $15 for kids ages 6 to 15 and free for kids age 5 and under. Pit passes are available at the event only for an additional $5.

Camping fees are $30 for Friday through Sunday and $40 for Thursday through Sunday.

Canopy spots and VIP passes are available by calling Kelie Morrison at 360-460-2601.

Run A Muck returns

Registration is open for Run A Muck, an obstacle course mud run, at Extreme Sports Park on Saturday, Sept. 14.

To register, visit

Individual registration fees for ages 14 and older are $45; $30 for ages 10-13. Youths 10 and younger are $10.

Teams of 10 or more receive discounts.

Proceeds benefit Pennies for Quarters, a group that works to provide shelter, counseling and other services for homeless veterans.

Go Big’ golf tourney set for Oct. 5

The seventh-annual Go Big Golf Tournament is set for a 10 a.m. shotgun start on Saturday, Oct. 5, at The Cedars at Dungeness golf course, 1965 Woodcock Road.

Cost is $70 per person ($47 for club members, employees) and includes green fees, cart and range balls. Format is a one-person scramble. All holes have 18-inch cups. Divisions include Callaway, gross and net.

Call 360-683-6344 for more information or to register.

Night golf set at The Cedars

Open to all levels of players, the glow-in-the-dark Nightoberfest Golf Tournament is set for a 6:30 p.m. shotgun start on Saturday, Oct. 12, at The Cedars at Dungeness golf course, 1965 Woodcock Road.

The two-person scramble (all holes are par-3s) costs $65 per person and includes green fees, pre- and after-tourney party, awards and equipment (glow golf balls, glow sticks; bring your own clubs, flashlights and lanterns). Earn an award for most outrageous outfit.

A pre-tourney party begins at 5 p.m.

Call 360-683-6344 for more information or to register.

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