AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: YMCA youth basketball registration open through Oct. 17

Grades 1-6, practices start Oct. 24

YMCA Youth Basketball registration

PORT ANGELES — Registration is open through Oct. 17 for the YMCA of Port Angeles’ youth basketball league for boys and girls in grades one through six.

Practices at area gyms begin the week of Oct. 24, with games held on Saturdays beginning Nov. 5 and running through Dec. 10.

The cost is $50 for members, $60 for the public.

To register, visit

Players should provide their own basketballs: size 27.5 for grades 1-4 and 28.5 for fifth and sixth graders.

Coaches and volunteers are needed.

Due to a lack of available gym space, the YMCA’s Kinderhoops program is not being offered at this time, but the YMCA plans to offer the program in the near future.

For more information, email Derek Schumacher at or call 360-452-9244, ext. 170.

Pirate men top Titans

TACOMA — Fernando Taveres scored a goal and assisted on three other Peninsula College scores as the Pirate men topped Tacoma 5-1 in NWAC men’s soccer action Wednesday.

Peninsula went up 2-0 at halftime, scoring goals in the 33rd (Gabriel Kiekenbeck assisted by Brian Guzman and Tavares) and 41st (Tavares).

The Pirates found the net three times within 10 minutes late in the second half.

Matthew Enriquez notched a goal off of an assist by Tavares in the 71st. Pau Vivas Ayala then scored in the 78th (Shu Kato assist) and 81st (Tavares assist).

Tacoma snapped the shutout with a stoppage time goal, one of just two shots on goal allowed all game by the No. 4 Pirates (4-1-1, 7-1-1).

The Peninsula women’s team had a bye Wednesday.

Both squads are back in action at home Saturday with the women kicking off at noon and the men at 2 p.m. at Wally Sigmar Field.

Go Big tourney

SEQUIM — The 10th annual Go Big Tournament, featuring oversized 8-inch golf cups and other outsized entertainment, will be held at the Cedars at Dungeness on Oct. 1.

The one-person scramble format event will tee off with a 10 a.m. shotgun start in Callaway, gross and net divisions.

In a one-person scramble, all players tee off twice, choose their best drive then take two approach shots, choosing to play the best shots through the hole.

The cost is $80 for the public, $60 for members or employees and includes green fees, range balls, cart, competition and a beer and hot dog lunch.

To register, visit or call 360-683-6344.

Night Golf slated

SEQUIM — Players of every skill level can play a round of glow-in-the-dark golf at Cedars at Dungeness’ Nightober Fest Golf Tournament on Oct. 8.

The two-person scramble event includes a party with appetizers at 5 p.m., a 7 p.m. shotgun start and an awards ceremony, including “most outrageous outfit” at 9 p.m.

The round of glow-in-the-dark golf will be played on the course’s par-3 holes.

Entry fees are $80 for the public, $60 for members/employees and include green fees, party and awards, glow balls and sticks.

Players should bring their own clubs, flash lights or lanterns.

To register, visit or call 360-683-6344.

Peninsula Daily News

More in Sports

Jelissa Julmist, Sequim girls basketball.
ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Jelissa Julmist, Sequim girls basketball

Going up against a feisty Port Angeles squad that briefly took a… Continue reading

From left, Paige Pangaro and Abby Robinson from Port Angeles, and Morgan Kayser and Nikoline Updike from Sequim competed in the state 1A/2A bowling tournament this weekend.
PREP BOWLING: Quartet represents Olympic Peninsula at state tournament

Four Port Angeles and Sequim bowlers finished in the top… Continue reading

Courtesy of Klahhane Gymnastics 
The Klahhane Bronze Team finished second at the Northshore Invitational this weekend. From left, front are Charlotte Neville, CarlyMae Riggs, Paytynn Lindley and McKinlee Thomason. From left, rear, are Lainey DePiro, Morgan Smith and Raeleigh Thomason. Missing due to illness is Harper Watterkotte.
GYMNASTICS: Klahhane Bronze sets team record

The Klahhane Xcel Bronze Team set a team record, scoring… Continue reading

Port Angeles' Kennedy Rognlien, gets around a pick set by a teammate against Bainbridge's Sierra Berry (23) on Saturday in Port Angeles. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)
GIRLS PREP BASKETBALL: Port Angeles wins in dramatic fashion

Anna Petty fourth-quarter entry, Paige Mason steal highlight victory

Courtesy of Forks wrestling
The Forks boys wrestling team celebrates its District 4 1B/2B subregional championship this weekend. It was the ninth meet this year the Spartans have won as a team.
WRESTLING: (Updated with more photos) Forks wins subregionals

13 individuals from Olympic Peninsula schools win subregional titles

Runners take off at the fifth annual Elwha Bridge Run on Saturday morning just west of Port Angeles. More than 340 runners participated in the first race of the Run the Peninsula series. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)
Elwha Bridge Run kicks off running season

More than 340 runners participate in Saturday race

East Jefferson Rivals
GIRLS BASKETBALL: East Jefferson wins critical game at Vashon

Rivals in good position for postseason berth

Most Read