Olympic Peninsula Rowing Association rowers participating in the first-ever John Halberg Memorial Scrimmage. From left, back row, are coach Debby Swinford, Jake McGovern, Tyler Turner, Daniel Weaver Nathan Mishler, Emily Sirguy, Lisa Martin, Coach Calum Swinford, Ella Ventura, Lica Kennedy and Adain Feingold. From left, front, are Sophia Groves, Harrison Fulton, Will Roening, Shannon Callahan, Veronica Kennedy and Jack Feingold.

Olympic Peninsula Rowing Association rowers participating in the first-ever John Halberg Memorial Scrimmage. From left, back row, are coach Debby Swinford, Jake McGovern, Tyler Turner, Daniel Weaver Nathan Mishler, Emily Sirguy, Lisa Martin, Coach Calum Swinford, Ella Ventura, Lica Kennedy and Adain Feingold. From left, front, are Sophia Groves, Harrison Fulton, Will Roening, Shannon Callahan, Veronica Kennedy and Jack Feingold.

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Green and White Day for Roughrider basketball

Green and White Day for PA basketball

PORT ANGELES — Port Angeles boys basketball will hold a Green and White Day season tipoff event at Port Angeles High School from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24.

The free event will provide a first-hand look at teams in grades four through eight, plus the high school program’s varsity, JV and C squad teams.

Each team will get a 5-minute warmup session and play a 10-minute long quarter of basketball.

Games begin at 4 p.m. with fourth-grade players and continue up the grade level ladder, with C squad set for 5:50 p.m., JV at 6:10, games and contests at 6:30 p.m. and the varsity session at 6:45 p.m.

Roughrider gear will be given away, games and contests will be held and all fans are asked to wear Port Angeles green and white.

Hinrichs plays vs. UW

SEATTLE — Former Port Angeles High School basketball standout Maddy Hinrichs played a role in Idaho State’s women’s basketball 79-59 upset of No. 25 Washington last Sunday.

It was the first time in program history that Idaho State has defeated a ranked opponent.

Hinrichs played 9 minutes in the Bengals’ victory, scoring two points on a layup in the first quarter that gave Idaho State a 24-14 lead.

The junior guard, a 2014 Port Angeles grad, played for Whatcom and Lower Columbia before transferring to Idaho State.

Warren is NWAC MVP

PORT ANGELES — Peninsula College’s Sydney Warren was selected as the Northwest Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer Player of the Year.

Warren, a sophomore from Maple Valley, led the NWAC in goals scored with a Peninsula College record 31. That goal-scoring total included four hat tricks and a four-goal game against Shoreline.

She also had seven assists to tally a conference-best 69 points and lead the Pirates (20-1-0) to a berth in the NWAC Finals.

OPRA Scrimmage

PORT ANGELES — The Olympic Peninsula Rowing Association recently celebrated its 10th anniversary by holding the first John Halberg Memorial Scrimmage.

Halberg was a founder of the rowing program. This scrimmage was the first step toward turning this event into a full-scale regatta, with rowing crews from all over the region invited to attend.

Rowers from all OPRA programs: juniors, varsity, novice, recreational and masters raced in 1,200-meter head style races out in front of the OPRA Boathouse on Ediz Hook.

OPRA athletes raced in 1xs, 2xs, 4xs and 4+. Most rowers competed twice, putting on a great show of competition and boat handling skills.

After the completion of the races, junior rowers gave families and friends an opportunity to get into an 8+ boat and rowed them around Port Angeles Harbor to see what it was like in a racing shell and what demanding work these rowers put in to hone their craft.

Peninsula Daily News

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