SPORTS BRIEFS: Meeting tonight for prospective high school football officials . . . area athletes excel at Senior Olympics . . . Olympic Avalanche tryouts . . . basketball skills camp . . . and more

Football refs needed; clinic tonight

PORT ANGELES — The North Olympic Football Officials Association is seeking new football officials for this fall and will hold a beginners clinic tonight.

“If you ever thought about refereeing high school and below football games, now is the time,” the association’s assigning secretary Mike Wilson said in a news release.

“Refereeing is a great way to stay involved with the sport and get some good exercise.”

An orientation and beginners clinic is tonight at 7 p.m. in the meeting rooms of Vern Burton Community Center, 308 E 4th St. in Port Angeles.

This is the association’s only rookie clinic and is designed give new candidates a taste of what is involved in beginning to officiate football.

For more information, phone Wilson at 360-808-3076.

Area athletes excel

TUMWATER — Bob Sheedy of Port Angeles won six gold medals and two silvers at the Washington State Senior Games last month.

Sheedy, 74, a track and field coach at Port Angeles High School, took first in his age group in the pole fault (7 feet, 6 inches), triple jump (23-01), shot put (36-0), javelin (106-03), discus (103-08) and hammer (94-03).

He placed second in the long jump (11-04) and the weight throw (37-10.75).

Charles Milliman, 83, of Sequim earned two golds and three silvers in his age group, winning the high jump (3-05) and the long jump (9-03), and finishing second in the 50-meter run (9.69 seconds), 100 (19.02) and pole vault (6-06).

Phil Milliman, 64, also of Sequim, placed first in the pole vault (11-0) and third in the high jump (4-05).

Port Townsend’s Lawrence Posey claimed five top-five finishes in the 80-84 age group: first in the football throw (43-10), second in the softball throw (52-11), third in the javelin (35-07), fifth in the shot put (16-03) and fifth in the discus (45-02).

Snipe earns gold

SHERIDAN, Wyo. — Ron Snipe, a former teacher from Port Angeles, earned 16 gold medals and set three new records in swimming at the Wyoming Senior Olympics in swimming last month.

Snipe also earned eight gold medals and seven silver medals in track and field and received the Grand Champion Medal for his age group (70-74), for having the best overall results.

Snipe also participated in the Washington State Senior Olympics in Tumwater last month.

There, he claimed six golds and four silvers in swimming.

Avalanche tryouts

PORT ANGELES — The Olympic Avalanche will hold tryouts for the seventh-grade season Sunday, Aug. 16.

The Avalanche have won 10 tournament championships in the past two seasons and have established themselves as one of the best girls basketball programs in the Pacific Northwest.

The program is expanding to two seventh-grade teams this season.

The tryout will feature the direction of nationally known basketball trainer Chris Hyppa of CHB Basketball and Jimmy Anderson of Olympia’s Anderson Athletic Training.

Incoming sixth- and seventh-graders are eligible to tryouts. All girls who are interest in playing for the Avalanche this season must attend the tryout.

The tryout will be held at Peninsula College at 6 p.m.

For more information, contact Avalanche head coach Joe Marvelle at 360-460-4746.

Hyppa hoops camp

PORT ANGELES — Well-known basketball trainer Chris Hyppa is offering an Elite Skills camp at Peninsula College next month.

The camp’s original 40 spots sold out within 48 hours. To accommodate more players, it has expanded to 50 players will now include defensive specialist Jimmy Anderson of Anderson Athletics of Olympia.

The cost is $125 per player with discounts available for families with multiple campers.

The camp is sponsored by area girls basketball team the Olympic Avalanche.

For more information, phone Avalanche head coach Joe Marvelle at 360-460-4746.

Marvelle said the camp will not expand beyond 50 players.

Junior tennis tourney

SEQUIM — The Community Junior Tennis Program is hosting a tennis tournament for junior tennis players, ages 18 and younger, this month.

The four-day event will be held at the Sequim High School tennis courts Aug. 10-13, from

1 p.m. to 6 p.m. each day.

The format will consist of two divisions, 18 and under and 14 and under, playing a round-robin schedule.

Boys and girls will be playing singles, pro-set matches, together within their respective divisions.

First through third placements, for girls and for boys, will be determined by win-loss records in each of the divisions, and winners will receive awards.

Donations of $10 for each player, plus $5 for each additional player in the same family, is requested.

Phone Don Thomas for more information and entry forms at 360-582-3033 or 360-461-0351.

PA, Sequim face off

PORT ANGELES — The rivalry between Sequim and Port Angeles will be contested Sunday at Wally Sigmar Field on the campus of Peninsula College.

The Super Cup, a soccer match feature current and former residents of the two cities, is set for a 5 p.m. kickoff.

The public is invited to watch the game. A $5 donation is requested, with proceeds going to United Way.

Doors open at 4:30 p.m.

The Super Cup was organized by Sequim native Quincy Byrne and Tim Tucker of Port Angeles.

Tucker said that when he came to the Peninsula eight years ago, the area’s adult recreation soccer league featured eight teams, and just one of them featured predominantly Sequim players.

Now it’s 14 teams, and representation is fairly evenly spread between the communities.

“It’s grown by leaps and bounds,” Tucker said.

Hitting the pitch Sunday will be a number of those same recreation league players, plus what event organizers call native sons, those who lived in the area and may have played on the high school teams and now live in other communities.

The idea, Tucker said, is to have an annual event much like what communities in England call a derby, or a game between two rivals of close geographic proximity.

Adding to the intrigue is a bet the teams are asking mayors of both communities (Candace Pratt in Sequim, Dan Di Guilio in Port Angeles) to make: the mayor representing the team that loses must wear the opposing team’s jersey and treat their counterpart to lunch.

The event also will feature an honoring ceremony for Craig Owen, a longtime Port Angeles player who died recently, and Virgilio Pontes, a Sequim player originally from Portugal who died in August 2014.

“We want to show the rest of the Peninsula our soccer community,” Byrne said.

Wally Sigmar Field is located at 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd. in Port Angeles.

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