A group of White Crane Martial Arts students rest between performances at a Port Angeles Lefties game at Civic Field. From left, are Sophia Gallon, August Gallon, Noah Larson, Skye Larson and Alexandra Gmazel. (White Crane Martial Arts)

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: White Crane students perform at Civic Field

PORT ANGELES — Civic Field hosted a demonstration of martial arts at a Lefties’ game late last week.

With special guests from “Friends Together” and the “Little Dragons” team of kids younger than 7, the entire White Crane Martial Arts school turned out to perform before the game and small shows between innings.

The group performed martial art routines, broke a lot of boards and entertained both the crowd and themselves, as well as the Lefties’ players who took in most of the show.

Wilder needs sponsors

PORT ANGELES — The Wilder Baseball Club will host the American Legion state tournament in late July and is looking for sponsors to help pay for the program for the event.

The state tournament will be held in Port Angeles from July 27-31. American Legion teams from all across Washington are expected to compete.

In order to pay for the tournament program, sponsors are needed. A business card-size sponsorship will cost $100, a program half-page will cost $250 and a full-page ad will cost $500.

Anyone who is interested can contact Racheal Alton at cralton@wavecable.com.

Shrimp openings

OLYMPIA ­— Several marine areas in the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Hood Canal are open this week for recreational shrimp fishing.

Marine Area 12 (Hood Canal) is open for all shrimp species including spot shrimp is open on Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. only.

Marine Area 4 (east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line) is open for all shrimp species daily from one hour before official sunrise to one hour after official sunset, until further notice.

Marine Area 5 (western Strait of Juan de Fuca, west of the Lyre River) is open for all shrimp species daily from one hour before official sunrise to one hour after official sunset, until further notice.

Marine Area 6 (Port Angeles Harbor, eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca outside of the Discovery Bay Shrimp District) is open for all shrimp species from one hour before official sunrise to one hour after official sunset, from Friday to Sunday and July 12-15 only.

The daily limit is 80 spot shrimp with a total daily weight limit of 10 pounds (whole shrimp) all species combined. If retaining non-spot shrimp, all shrimp heads (spot and non-spot) must be retained in the field until anglers are ashore and finished fishing for the day.

Lakers tab Redick

The Los Angeles Lakers named JJ Redick the franchise’s new coach, the team announced Monday. Redick, the 29th coach in franchise history, was officially introduced at a news conference Monday afternoon.

“I am incredibly humbled to join the Los Angeles Lakers, one of the most iconic and successful sports franchises in the world,” Redick said in a statement. “My goal will focus on delivering championship-caliber basketball for Lakers fans everywhere, building on the tremendous history and legacy of the Lakers.”

The Lakers and Redick agreed to a four-year deal, team sources said. The contract is in the neighborhood of $8 million per season, according to sources briefed on the deal.

Redick, 39, was considered the front-runner in league circles for most of the coaching search, which had been ongoing since Los Angeles fired Darvin Ham in May after two seasons.

Polanco back

TAMPA — The Seattle Mariners activated infielder Jorge Polanco from the injured list before Monday’s series opener against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field.

After hitting two homers while playing for Triple-A Tacoma on Friday night and another homer with the Rainiers on Saturday on his rehab assignment, Polanco was out of the Rainiers lineup on Sunday, presumably flying to Tampa to meet the Mariners.

Polanco has dealt with a right hamstring issue since May 13. After missing seven games, he returned briefly, playing in four games but still not feeling 100 percent. The Mariners placed him on the injured list May 27, hoping to get the injury healed properly.

Rookie first baseman Tyler Locklear was optioned back to Triple-A Tacoma as the corresponding roster move.

Locklear was called up and made his MLB debut when Ty France went on the injured list with a slight fracture in his right heel. With France back from the injured list, Locklear has played sparingly.

In 11 games, Locklear had 32 plate appearances, batting 6-for-30 (.200) with a double, two homers, three RBI, a walk and 12 strikeouts.

A group of White Crane Martial Arts students rest between performances at a Port Angeles Lefties game at Civic Field. From left, are Sophia Gallon, August Gallon, Noah Larson, Skye Larson and Alexandra Gmazel. (White Crane Martial Arts)

A group of White Crane Martial Arts students rest between performances at a Port Angeles Lefties game at Civic Field. From left, are Sophia Gallon, August Gallon, Noah Larson, Skye Larson and Alexandra Gmazel. (White Crane Martial Arts)

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