Sequim Picklers members, from left, Steve Bennett, Richard Reed, Colleen Alger, John Herbolt, Bob Sester, Jeannie Ramsey and Beverly Hoffman were part of 14-strong Sequim Picklers contingent that competed at the 2021 USA Pickleball Pacific Northwest Regional Championship in Boise, Idaho, last month.
Sequim Picklers members from left, Steve Bennett, Richard Reed, Colleen Alger, John Herbolt, Bob Sester, Jeannie Ramsey and Beverly Hoffman were part of 14-strong Sequim Picklers contingent that competed at the 2021 USA Pickleball Pacific Northwest Regional Championship in Boise, Idaho, last month.

Sequim Picklers members, from left, Steve Bennett, Richard Reed, Colleen Alger, John Herbolt, Bob Sester, Jeannie Ramsey and Beverly Hoffman were part of 14-strong Sequim Picklers contingent that competed at the 2021 USA Pickleball Pacific Northwest Regional Championship in Boise, Idaho, last month. Sequim Picklers members from left, Steve Bennett, Richard Reed, Colleen Alger, John Herbolt, Bob Sester, Jeannie Ramsey and Beverly Hoffman were part of 14-strong Sequim Picklers contingent that competed at the 2021 USA Pickleball Pacific Northwest Regional Championship in Boise, Idaho, last month.

AREA SPORTS: Sequim Picklers fare well at Pacific Northwest regional

Forks has a host of sports activities set Saturday

BOISE, Idaho — A 14-strong North Olympic Peninsula contingent of the Sequim Picklers pickleball club from Sequim, Port Angeles and Port Townsend recently competed alongside 900 other players at the 2021 USA Pickleball Pacific Northwest Regional Championship in Boise, Idaho.

The tournament advances players to the national tournament in December at the Indian Wells Tennis Pavilion in California.

Conducted from June 22-27, the Sequim Picklers dealt with 100-plus degree temperatures which challenged players’ stamina.

Two Sequim Picklers teams earned guaranteed spots in the national tournament with gold medal performances: the women’s 4.0 doubles 75 and older team of Jeannie Ramsey and Beverly Hoffman and the men’s 4.0 doubles 75 and older squad of Bob Sester and Steve Bennett.

Other medalists were:

Gold 3.5, Men’s Singles 75-plus: Bennett.

Silver 4.5, Women’s 19-plus: McKenna Hastings and Kendall Hastings.

• Silver 4.5, Mixed 19-Plus: McKenna Hastings and Garrett Little.

• Silver 4.0, Men’s Singles, 19-Plus: Garrett Little.

• Silver 4.0, Mixed 75-plus: Beverly Hoffman and Steve Bennett.

Bronze, 4.0, Men’s Doubles 60-plus: Richard Reed and John Herbold.

Bronze, 4.0, Mixed Doubles 60-plus: Colleen Alger and Richard Reed.

Fun Run Saturday

FORKS — The Forks 4th of July Fun Run begins at 9 a.m. Saturday in the parking lot behind the Mocha Motion coffee stand, 260 S. Forks Ave.

Entry fees are $10 with all proceeds going to the United Way of Clallam County.

The first 100 to register will receive an American flag fun run medal.

Runners and walkers can choose from 1-mile, 5-kilometer or 10-kilometer distances.

For more information, call 360-640-5333.

Pickleball tourney

FORKS — A pickleball tournament will be held at the two new pickleball courts installed recently at Tilicum Park on Saturday.

The first “Paddle Battle in Forks” Pickleball Tournament will run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the new courts.

The tournament is sponsored by Quillayute Valley Parks and Recreation District.

Port Angeles pickleball players will be on hand to organize the tournament and offer some tipis and advice.

To register, call Steve Bennett at 360-460-7424.

Basketball skills session

FORKS — A basketball court grand opening will be held at the Tillicum Park basketball court from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Players in grades 3-12 will go through some fun drills with Forks girls basketball coach David Hurn and free basketballs will be provided.

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