Cameron Fouts, left, and Mike Roggenbuck, right, of the Peninsula College esports team competes last week against Dawson Community College of Montana. (Peninsula College)

Cameron Fouts, left, and Mike Roggenbuck, right, of the Peninsula College esports team competes last week against Dawson Community College of Montana. (Peninsula College)

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Peninsula esports team wins season opener

PC esports team wins its opener

PORT ANGELES — The Peninsula College esports team opened its season with a decisive win over Dawson Community College last week.

The Peninsula College Rainbow Six team of Mike Roggenbuck, Cameron Fouts, Chase Roberts, Devin Anderson and Connor West dropped only two of the 16 rounds to the Glendive, Mont., college to win 2-0.

“The team was on point on Monday, especially considering how new they are as a unit,” head coach Charlie Morrow said. “I was so impressed with how quickly they were able to adapt to a competitive team environment. There were several moments where it was down to the wire and they proved they can handle that kind of stress.”

The match marked the kickoff for the Fall 2020 season of National Junior College Athletic Association Esports play for the Pirates. PC’s Rainbow Six team will compete every Monday, while the college’s Super Smash Brothers Ultimate and Fortnite teams will also play weekly this fall. Peninsula’s Overwatch, League of Legends and Rocket League teams will see action later in the school year.

Morrow and her Pirates are mostly training from home, but competing in the College’s esports arena, where they can easily social distance due to the team sizes associated with the various NJCAAE matches.

The weekly opponents are announced Sundays by the NJCAAE. Match details and Twitch viewing links can be found on the team’s web page at

Fort Townsend road closure

Fort Townsend State Park will be undergoing a road closure and paving project starting Monday. The park will be closed to vehicle access for a minimum of four weeks with no parking at the entry.

The park remains open to the public and there still will be trail access. Vault toilets will also be open and park visitors should come prepared to clean up after themselves.

Oktoberfest virtual race

PORT ANGELES — Peninsula Adventure Sports will be celebrating 2020, The Wurst Year Ever with an Olympic Oktoberfest 5K/10K run and walk virtual race.

Peninsula Adventure Sports is partnering with Angeles Brewing and Taproom for this new event.

The entry fee is $25. People can run or walk their favorite 5K or 10K course sometime between Oct. 1 and Oct. 31. Participants can collect their reward at Angeles Brewing and Taproom in Port Angeles. This includes an Angeles Brewing and Taproom glass (for people to keep), filled with a special Oktoberfest beer, a stainless steel Olympic and Oktoberfest coast with built-in beer opener and an official “2020 Wurst Year Ever” sticker.

People can log their results on the Olympic Oktoberfest Run signup website at Participants will be eligible for door prizes.

To log results, click on “Manage Registration” on your confirmation email, click on “Submit Virtual Results” to get started. People have the option to upload from their device, enter their time manually or indicate that they finished without entering a time.

Peninsula Adventure Sports also puts on the GOAT Run, the OAT Run and the Big Hurt among its races.

Openings at Sequim parks

SEQUIM — The playground equipment at Carrie Blake Park and Margaret Kirner Park and the ballfields at Dr. Standard Park are now open to the public.

Those who use the playground equipment or allow their children to use the playground equipment do so at their own risk. The playgrounds are not regularly cleaned or sanitized.

Visitors to Sequim parks need to adhere to the following rules to slow the spread of COVID-19:

Any person exhibiting any cold or flu-like symptoms should not be in the park or public gathering places and needs to return home.

Hands should be washed with soap and water (or hand sanitizer with 60 percent alcohol) before and after playing on or using playground equipment.

Proper social distancing must be practiced with those outside your household.

Face masks or coverings must be utilized in any situation where social distancing is not possible.

Any City park or amenity may be closed at any time if there is reason to believe unsafe conditions exist or social distancing practices are not being followed.

People and their children who use the playground equipment expressly assume all risk and responsibility for any potential COVID-19 exposure, according to the city of Sequim.

Peninsula Daily News

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