Jake Anstett of Port Angeles competes in the Nitro Nationals Hillclimb competition outside of Sunnyside this weekend. Anstett won three out of six races and finished second in three others. (Roger Harnack/Cheney Free Press)

Jake Anstett of Port Angeles competes in the Nitro Nationals Hillclimb competition outside of Sunnyside this weekend. Anstett won three out of six races and finished second in three others. (Roger Harnack/Cheney Free Press)

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: PA’s Anstett dominates at Nitro Nationals

SUNNYSIDE — Port Angeles’ Jake Anstett dominated the Washington Nitro Nationals Motorcycle Hillclimb this weekend, winning three first places and three second places over two days of racing.

Anstett crashed at a race two years ago and was not able to compete at the Washington Nitro Nationals held at the Dry Creek ORV site outside of Sunnyside last year. Anstett trains and races at Dry Creek just east of Port Angeles.

On Saturday, Anstett won the premier and 450 categories, while finishing second in the 700. On Friday, he won the 450 and finished second in both the premier and 450 categories.

Anstett won a bronze medal in the snowclimb in the X Games in 2019 and was the 2018 North America Hillclimbers’ Association Rider of the Year.

OPRA’s Disque shines

VANCOUVER — Cooper Disque of the Olympic Peninsula Rowing Association finished the spring season with a strong showing at the USRowing Northwest Youth Championships held at Lake Vancouver this weekend.

In Friday’s time trial, he had the 11th-fastest time among the 21 competitors in the under-17 men’s single, placing him in Saturday’s B Final. On Saturday, he finished fifth in the B final with a time of 8 minutes, 7.07 seconds over the 2,000-meter course. Full results are available www.tinyurl.com/USRowingResults. There were 638 entries representing 30 clubs throughout Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

With the conclusion of the spring 2,000-meter racing season, OPRA will now shift focus to bringing on new members and competing in open water and coastal events. Next up for OPRA is the Rat Island Regatta in Port Townsend on June 15 and the Western Canadian Beach Sprint Regatta in Victoria, B.C., on June 29-30. OPRA will host a Beach Sprint Regatta at Hollywood Beach in Port Angeles on Aug. 3-4.

OPRA currently has programs available for adults, middle school and high school. Interested people can learn more at PArowing.org.

OJBR results

PORT ANGELES — Local 155 secured a 7-3 victory over Swains in Olympic Junior Babe Ruth play Monday at Volunteer Park.

Local 155 jumped out to the lead in the top of the first inning after Jaron Tolliver doubled, scoring Felix Gonzales and Alik Ross. An Ethan Barbre groundout scored Carson Waddell.

Waddell got the start for Local with four strong innings of work, surrendering one hit and striking out seven. He was followed by Asher Irvine with two innings of work, striking out three. Gonzales closed the game with a hitless inning, striking out two.

Waddell and Tolliver were a force together in the lineup, each with two RBIs. Alic Ross and Caden Underwood led the team with two walks each. Ross stole two bases and scored two runs. Local 155 stole six bases on the night.

For Swains, Lalo Dominguez led the charge with three hits.

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Cooper Disque of the Olympic Peninsula Rowing Association finished the spring season with a strong showing at the USRowing Northwest Youth Championships held at Lake Vancouver this weekend. (Courtesy photo)

Cooper Disque of the Olympic Peninsula Rowing Association finished the spring season with a strong showing at the USRowing Northwest Youth Championships held at Lake Vancouver this weekend. (Courtesy photo)

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