North Olympic Peninsula pickleball players earned medals at the Oregon State Senior Games in Albany, Ore. Players from left, Bob Sester and Katinka Nanna of Sequim and Lynda Schroeder and Steve Bennett of Port Angeles.

North Olympic Peninsula pickleball players earned medals at the Oregon State Senior Games in Albany, Ore. Players from left, Bob Sester and Katinka Nanna of Sequim and Lynda Schroeder and Steve Bennett of Port Angeles.

AREA SPORTS: Pickleballers medal at Oregon State games; Races Sept. 18 in Quilcene

ALBANY, Ore. — Four North Olympic Peninsula pickleball players traveled south to compete in the 2022 Oregon State Senior Games on Aug. 11-14.

Bob Sester and Katinka Nanna of Sequim won a silver medal in their age and skill mixed doubles bracket.

Port Angeles’s Lynda Schroeder and Steve Bennett won gold in their bracket.

Nanna and Schroeder teamed up to win bronze in woman’s doubles while Sester and Bennett paired for a silver medal in men’s doubles.

Elks golf tourney

SEQUIM — The Sequim Elks is hosting its second annual Charity Golf Tournament on Saturday at Sunland Golf and Country Club to benefit the Tall Elks Program, which provides services for children.

The tournament format is a rodeo scramble and is open to any skill level.

Check-in runs from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. with a 9 a.m. shotgun start.

Lunch will be provided at the Elks Lodge afterward with a silent auction and competition games. Prizes will be awarded.

The cost is $100 per player.

Sign up at Sunland Golf or call Sequim Elks at 360-683-2763 for a registration form, or call Maura Mattson at 360-681-0533.

Quilcene races

QUILCENE — This year will mark the 10th anniversary of the Oyster Half-Marathon, 10K and 5K races.

The USATF-sanctioned races will be held Sept. 18. They are presented by Pacific Seafood, hosted by the Quilcene Historical Museum and raise funds for the Quilcene/Brinnon Dollars for Scholars.

People can sign up at

The Oyster Half-Marathon winds through the hills overlooking Hood Canal and Quilcene Bay. The route starts at Worthington Park, crosses the Little Quilcene river, passes several farms then heads uphill. It ascends through farms and woods in a series of moderate ascents separated by short flat and downhill sections.

A gravel road takes runners through forest land to a ridge road with panoramic views of Hood Canal and the Olympic Mountains, winding back down to a nearly flat run around Quilcene Bay to the finish back at the park.

The half-marathon fee is $60 plus fees.

The Oyster 10K Race is a 6.17-mile course through forest and farmland designed for the intermediate runner, while the Oyster 5K Race (formerly called the Ranger Run) is a flat jog or stroll along Quilcene Bay.

The Oyster 10K is $40 plus fees and the 5K is $30 plus fees.

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