AREA SPORTS: Winterfest gala tix still available for Saturday celebration

Winterfest tix on sale ahead of Saturday gala

PORT ANGELES — Tickets are still available for Saturday’s Winterfest 2023, a fundraiser for the Hurricane Ridge Winter Sports Education Foundation.

The event will be held at the Vern Burton Center, 308 E. Fourth St. in Port Angeles, with doors opening at 5 p.m. and the event starting at 6 p.m.

Appetizers prepared by Country Aire will be served, while dinner will be catered by Kokopelli Grill, along with an oyster bar and mini bundt cakes from Pies, Cakes and More.

A no-host beer and wine bar will be available along with Fogtown tea and coffee.

Live music will be provided by BBR, and there will be live and silent auctions and a $1,000 cash raffle from First Federal.

Tickets are $75 in advance, $90 at the door.

Community tables for eight are $600, while 10-person tables are available for $750.

To buy tickets, visit www.hurricaneridge.com.

Wilder Baseball camp

PORT ANGELES — Wilder Baseball Club will offer a winter baseball camp with sessions for ages 9-10 and 11-12 at the Peninsula Baseball and Softball Barn, 260 Easy St., Dec. 9-10.

The two-day camp will provide instruction in hitting, defense and throwing. Wilder Baseball Club coaches will offer coaching on fundamentals aimed at helping kids get better and be more prepared for the upcoming season.

All skill levels are welcome to attend.

Ages 9-10 will attend from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. both days, while the 11-12 group will go from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. both days.

Players should bring tennis shoes, glove, water and a bat. .

The cost for the camp is $100.

To register, visit pbsbarn.square.site.

Mountain West

Oregon State and Washington State are moving toward keeping the Pac-12 alive as a two-team conference for as long as two years while entering an agreement with the Mountain West that will allow the Pacific Northwest schools to fill out their sports schedules.

In the short-term, Oregon State and Washington State would get the clarity about conference affiliation they need to give their coaches, athletes and recruits. The Mountain West would get a payout and alignment with programs that have been competitive at the Power Five level.

Oregon State and Washington State won a significant legal victory earlier this week when a judged ruled they have sole control of the Pac-12 and potentially hundreds of millions in assets, paving the way for them to move forward on clarifying their future plans.

The Pac-12 and departing schools, led by the University of Washington, appealed the ruling to the state Supreme Court. The higher court on Thursday granted a temporary stay of the preliminary injunction until an emergency stay can be ruled upon.

Oregon State and Washington State have until Nov. 28 to respond.

Peninsula Daily News and The Associated Press

“The departing schools are only delaying the inevitable because the superior court clearly got it right: Under the bylaws, the Conference’s future must be decided by the schools that stay, not those that are leaving,” Oregon State and Washington State said in a joint statement.

In the meantime, a temporary restraining order put in place by the lower court on Sept. 11 remains, which means no business can be conducted in the Pac-12 without unanimous consent by all 12 members.

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