SPORTS: North Olympic Peninsula Sports Briefs

Grinnell competes at world event

MARIBOR, Slovenia — Port Angeles resident Jaiden Grinnell recently traveled halfway across the world to participate in the 2009 International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Championships in Slovenia.

The 17-year-old finished in 29th place out of the 45 competitors in the women’s international skeet event after hitting 62 of 75 targets.

International Skeet is an Olympic Sport in which the competitor uses a shotgun to break clay targets that cross a field of eight shooting stations placed in a semi-circle.

Grinnell has excelled at the sport for several years, training four to five days a week with 1984 gold medalist and three-time world champion Matt Dryke of Sequim at Sunnydell Shooting Grounds.

Last fall she was one of three USA skeet shooters to qualify for the world championships.

She was the lone junior to qualify.

City offers survey

PORT ANGELES — The city of Port Angeles Parks and Recreation Division has put together an informal, non-scientific on-line survey to learn more about the community’s impressions of its programs and services.

The survey is open to any member of the public at and will be open until Sept. 7.

Participants have the opportunity to rate currently provided services, offer suggestions on improving existing services or submit comments or concerns.

The survey takes less than five minutes to complete.

For more information, or assistance on completing the survey, contact Deputy Director of Recreation Richard Bonine at 360-417-4551 or via e-mail at

Fall sports begin

PORT ANGELES — Monday marks the first day of practice for all high school athletes participating in girls soccer, girls swimming, boys tennis, cross country and volleyball at Peninsula high schools.

PA volleyball

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles High School volleyball team will have two-a-day tryouts Monday through Thursday this week from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

After Monday’s set of practices, coaches will tell athletes which sessions they will need to attend from Tuesday through Thursday.

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