AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Windermere wins regular season Peninsual Soccer League title

PORT ANGELES — The plot thickened in the Peninsula Soccer League Sunday, as Forks FC handed High Energy Metals its second straight loss, and Windermere emerged as the adult league leader with league play concluding Sunday.

The championship and other playoff games are set for June 4.

Windermere edged Pantry & Latch 1-0 behind the goal of Derek Schumacher to improve to 7-1, moving to first place all alone.

Forks FC, meanwhile, improved to 6-1-1 with a 2-0 win over High Energy Metals, which slipped to 6-2. Dani Jimenez scored two goals for the Forks coed club in that win.

In Sunday’s other matches, Keaton King and Juan Gonzalez both scored, leading Pura Vida past Los Primos 2-0; Bandidos FC blanked Ediz Hook FC 8-0, getting three goals from Cedric Bailey, two each from CJ Daniels and Chase Ridgway and a goal from Holden Fleming; and Strait Slice won by forfeit over Salazar Painting.

Quinault area closures

QUINAULT — Visitors to the Olympic Peninsula this summer should be aware of multiple closures and construction projects occurring this summer in the Lake Quinault area at both Olympic National Forest and Olympic National Park managed areas.

Ranger stations for both the National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service will be open over Memorial Day weekend.

Olympic National Park visitor and wilderness information will be available at the Quinault Rain Forest Ranger Station on North Shore Road, open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, Memorial Day to Labor Day, as staffing allows.

Wilderness permits and bear cans will be issued during operating hours. Bear can returns will be accepted 24/7 in a drop bin outside the ranger station.

Olympic National Forest visitor information will be available at the Quinault Ranger Station on South Shore Road. It will be open Thursday through Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., beginning this Thursday.

Park Service wilderness permits and bear cans cannot be issued or returned at this location.

Motorists cannot complete the entire Quinault Loop, from either direction, as the North Shore Road is closed at milepost 14.5.

Graves Creek Road will open Thursday after initial bridge repairs are complete. The road will close again in early August to finalize bridge repairs. Additional bridge repairs in the area will occur over the summer. Visitors are urged to use caution as there will be single lane closures with temporary delays.

North Fork Campground and trailheads are accessible from North Shore Road. Graves Creek Road, campground and trailheads can be accessed via the South Shore Road after Thursday.

Willaby Campground and Falls Creek Campground remain closed due to hazard trees.

The boat launch at Willaby Campground will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday starting this week to accommodate boat launch access only. Parking will only be allowed in the boat launch area.

Visitors are reminded that Lake Quinault is managed by the Quinault Indian Nation. Permits can be purchased at the Rain Forest Resort and Quinault Mercantile. Both are located along South Shore Road.

The boat launch at Falls Creek Campground is closed year-round.

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