AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Camp set for boys interested in high school tennis

PORT ANGELES — There will be a free tennis camp July 8-12 for any high school boys interested in playing on the Port Angeles High School tennis team in the fall.

The camp, hosted by head coach Brian Gunderson, will run from 10 a.m. to noon each day at the Port Angeles High School courts.

For new players thinking about playing in the fall, the focus will be on fundamentals. For returning players, this is an opportunity to come out and get ready for the start of the season. People with questions can email Gundersen at bgundersen@portangelesschools.org.

Soccer registration

PORT ANGELES — Fall registration is open for the Port Angeles Youth Soccer Club.

Registration is for U5/U6 and U7, U8-U15. Games will take place on Saturdays from Sept. 7 to Oct. 26. Fields in Agnew are open for practice on Aug. 26.

The cost is $65 per player. People can register at www.paysc.com.

The club also needs coaches for all age groups. No soccer experience is necessary. Referees are also in high demand. There is a two-part process for referees.

If people would like to referee this fall season, they can complete the online clinic at WAreferees.org and then attend the field clinic. The field clinic date is still to be determined. For further info, people can email pasoccer@gmail.com.

North Kitsap coach dies

POULSBO — North Kitsap High School track coach and football defensive coordinator Dave Snyder died Monday of unknown causes at the age of 54.

News shared on multiple social media pages, including the North Kitsap Vikings Soccer Facebook page, says: “Devastating news this morning of the passing of Dave Snyder. What an icon of our school and community. His impact on his students, co-workers and friends was tremendous, and he will be missed greatly.”

Vikings football coach Jeff Weible confirmed the death, adding the cause was unknown. It was also announced on the Port Angeles Roughriders football Facebook page.

“Our whole team, coaching staff and community is beyond devastated at the loss of our friend. He was a pillar in our community. Kids looked up to him. He is highly respected and irreplaceable. We miss him more than words can say,” Weible said in a statement.

North Kitsap’s football program had been scheduled to participate in the inaugural Battle of the Bay 7-on-7 high school tournament Saturday at Bainbridge High School. Weible confirmed that will no longer be the case.

Peninsula Daily News and North Kitsap Herald

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