AREA SPORTS: Razor clam digs start Tuesday

Spring Academy soccer registration open

Razor clam digs running Tuesday through Jan. 15

OLYMPIA – Razor clam diggers can look forward to more digging on coastal beaches beginning Tuesday state Department of Fish and Wildlife coastal shellfish managers confirmed today.

“There was high surf during the last tide series of 2023, resulting in some difficult digging at times,” said Bryce Blumenthal, a departmental coastal shellfish biologist. “Hopefully the start of 2024 brings better conditions and easier razor clam digging.”

Not all coastal beaches are open for every dig, so diggers are encouraged to make sure their intended destination is open before heading out. Optimal digging occurs between one and two hours before the listed time of low tide.

The following digs during afternoon and evening low tides (noon to midnight only) will proceed as scheduled, after marine toxin results from the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) showed razor clams are safe to eat:

• Tuesday, 5:02 p.m.; -0.7 feet; Long Beach, Copalis.

• Wednesday, 5:46 p.m.; -1.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks.

• Thursday, 6:28 p.m.; -1.5 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks.

• Friday, Jan. 12 7:11 p.m.; -1.6 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis.

• Saturday, Jan. 13 7:53 p.m.; -1.3 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis.

•  Sunday, Jan. 14 8:36 p.m.; -0.8 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks.

• Monday, Jan. 15 9:19 p.m.; 0.0 feet; Mocrocks.

Spring soccer academy

PORT ANGELES — Registration is open for a spring soccer academy presented by Port Angeles Youth Soccer Club and instructed by players and coaches from Peninsula College.

The academy has age limits of U5/6 through U15 (middle school players only), registration is $75 per player and includes a T-shirt.

Academy sessions will consist of skill-based drills and small-sided games.

The academy will run from April 8 through May 22 at Peninsula College’s Wally Sigmar Field.

Players will meet Mondays and Wednesdays with U5/6 and U7 players going from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and older players from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Register at

Academy shirts will be distributed once available and players are encouraged to wear them to each session.

Players are expected to wear soccer-specific cleats, shin guards with tall socks and athletic clothing appropriate for the weather conditions. Players should bring a water bottle as well as a soccer ball in the correct size for their age group.

Volleyball league

FORKS — West End Youth League will offer sign ups for its fifth and sixth grade girls volleyball program Thursday and again Jan. 17.

The registration events will be held at Pacific Pizza, 870 S. Forks Ave., from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

For more information, call/text Halie Fletcher at 360-640-8112 or Samantha Winger at 360-640-9445.

Peninsula Daily News

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