Frank Edwards Jones wins Silver Division
PORT ANGELES — Frank Edwards Jones won the Silver Division Playoffs in the Port Angeles City League this past weekend, beating Carlsborg Shell 69-64.
In the Silver Division playoffs, Arrow Marine Services beat Black Diamond Electrical 110-73, with Arrow’s Caleb Trieder pouring in 30 points and Justin Antioquia scoring 25. Black Diamond’s Ben Shamp scored 21 and Abe Venske scored 31.
In the championship game, Edward Jones’ Nick Comparini led the team with 26 points, while Frank Catelli scored 12. Carlsborg’s Derek Schumacher scored 19 and Jeremiah Johnson 18.
In the Gold Division playoffs, 7 Cedars Casino beat Anytime Fitness of Sequim 65-59 to tie the series at 1-1. The leading scorers were 7 Cedars’ Kasey Ulin with 24 and Leo Gonzales with 13, while Anytime Fitness’ Chad Copeland had 20 and Jayson Brockelsby had 14.
In the Bronze Division playoffs, the Joyce Generals beat Smuggler’s Landing 54-45 with Joel Williams scoring 20 for the Generals and Steven Rogers 13. Smuggler’s Mike Wright scored 19 while Bobby Stern scored 10.
Also in the Bronze Division, the Olympic Delivery Service Cougars beat Reandeau Excavating 87-62, with Raymond Belleza leading the Cougars with 19 points and Michael Moyle scoring 17. Matt Winkelman led Reandeau with 24 points and Tim Atkinson scored 16 points.
PORT ANGELES — Bill Peterson of Port Angeles, has been elected to the Pacific Northwest Babe Ruth Roll of Honor.
The purpose of the Roll of Honor is to recognize and honor individuals, associations or groups that have made an outstanding contribution to the Babe Ruth Baseball Program in the Pacific Northwest.
Peterson has been involved in a number of positions with Babe Ruth Baseball in Port Angeles since 1987. He has been for a number of years an assistant state commissioner for northern Washington. He also has been a tournament director for state and regional tournaments, and within the past several years he was tournament commissioner for the Regional 14-Year-Old Tournament held in Port Angeles.
The Roll of Honor celebration takes place each year at the Regional Spring Meeting, which will be held in Reno, Nev., on March 7 and 8.
Pirate Casino Night
PORT ANGELES – Peninsula College athletics boosters and corporate sponsors raised more than $43,000 for athletic scholarships Friday night at the annual Pirate Casino Night.
The sold-out event at 7 Cedars Casino was the most successful athletic fundraising event in the 57-year history of the college, surpassing last year’s high mark by more than $10,000.
“We are a small community college with 2,800 students going up against schools like Bellevue and Spokane, who each have upwards of 17,000 students, with significantly more resources, and thanks to our community, we are able to compete,” said Rick Ross, Associate Dean for Athletics and Student Life. “We rely on corporate sponsorships and booster donations to fund our athletic scholarships and Pirate Casino Night alone brings in two thirds of the funding we need to recruit and support our student athletes.”
The annual February event is the school’s signature fund raising event for athletics. It is directed by Mitch Freeman, men’s basketball head coach and athletic development coordinator, and assisted by Tim Tucker, foundation development manager, along with the Pirate Athletic Advisory Committee, made up of boosters and staff.
“Mitch and his organizing committee knocked it out of the park, again,” Ross said. “Jerry Allen and his team at 7 Cedars Casino underwrites the event, and treats us incredibly well, and the generosity that comes from the Casino Night participants in that room continues to surpass our expectations. It’s truly incredible for a community of our size. I hope they all know that when we win soccer games and basketball games, they are a part of those victories.”
The Pirate women’s soccer team was ranked No. 4 in the nation this year, with eight straight trips to the playoffs, seven straight league titles, and three Northwest Athletic Association championships under Kanyon Anderson, in his eighth year as head coach. The Pirate men’s soccer team has reached the playoffs 13 straight years, they have nine league titles and four NWAC championships, and continue to be one of the premier soccer programs in the region under head coach Jake Hughes, a former player who took the helm last spring.
The women’s basketball team, in its ninth year under head coach Alison Crumb, a Port Angeles graduate and former Pirate standout, is in the hunt for a seventh straight trip to the postseason, with two league titles as a coach, and one as a player, and an NWAC championship in 2016.
The men’s basketball team is also on a roll, in its fifth year under coach Freeman, with four straight trips to the playoffs. The Pirate men won the NWAC in 2012 and promise to be in the thick of the NWAC Tournament in March.
Peninsula College also placed third last year in the small college division of the NWAC’s annual President’s Cup, an event that measures graduation rates and academic performance.
GARDINER — Ticket sales for the 2018 Olympic Peninsula Salmon Derby will end soon. This year’s annual event will be held March 9-11, with a free BBQ at noon Sunday with the Awards Ceremony starting at 3 p.m. Ticket sales end on Monday, at retail locations, and March 7 for online sales.
The first prize is $10,000, with many other cash and merchandise prizes including four $500 mystery fish prizes. This event is hosted by the Gardiner Salmon Derby Association, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that supports area scholarships, community and emergency services. This derby uses clipped fin hatchery fish only. This Winter Blackmouth Classic is part of the Northwest Marine Trade Association’s (NMTA) Northwest Salmon Derby Series.
Ticket holders are automatically entered into the NMTA prize boat drawing to be awarded later this year. The 2018 boat is a fully loaded Kingfisher 2025 valued at $65,000, powered with a Honda 150 and 9.9-horsepower motors on an EZ-Loader galvanized trailer, fully rigged with Scotty downriggers, Raymarine electronics and a Dual Electronics stereo. The 2018 boat will be on display at the awards ceremony.
Tickets can be purchased at many area merchants and cost $40 for one or all three days. Tickets can also be purchased online for $42.50 though the derby’s website via PayPal. Please visit www.gardinersalmonderby.org for ticket sale locations, online ticket sales, and other details.
The event spans 500 square miles of fishing the north Olympic Peninsula, with weigh stations at five launch ramps: Freshwater Bay, Ediz Hook in Port Angeles, John Wayne Marina in Sequim, Gardiner Beach and Port Townsend Boat Haven. Derby volunteers inspect and weigh submitted fish, which are then returned to the angler. This derby benefits emergency and other vital services for Gardiner, Diamond Point, Blyn, and nearby communities as well as scholarships for local high school students.