German, Tole repeat as Raceway champs
Joe German of the Wishkah Valley and Jason Tole of Hoquiam successfully defended their season championships at Grays Harbor Raceway.
With last Saturday’s season championship race rained out and not rescheduled, season points titles were determined on the basis of points earned earlier in the season.
German captured his third successive points title in the modified division. Tole earned his second straight crown (the third of his career) in the street stock classification.
Chad Norton of Tenino also won his second consecutive title in the hornet division.
Veteran Shelton driver Jay Cole earned his eighth career title (he won a ninth in the hobby stock division) in the 360 sprint classification. Chase Goetz of Snohomish was the other season points winning, in the midget class.
One final race, a non-points event, is scheduled for the Raceway this season. That is scheduled for Saturday, with Northwest Extreme sprints, street socks and hornets on the program.
Sand wins Palouse Junior title
John Sand of Hoquiam braved miserable conditions to win his age group at the Palouse Junior Open last weekend in Pullman.
Competing in drenching rain and high wind, Sand shot rounds of 71 and 70 for a 36-hole total of 141. A freshman on the Hoquiam High School boys team, he won the boys ninth-10th grade divisions and tied for second among ninth-12th grade boys. The tourney, staged on the Palouse Ridge Golf Course on the Washington State University campus, draws juniors from throughout the state.
Grizzly JVs beat Rochester
Brody Bennett broke touchdown runs of 56 and 40 yards to help Hoquiam down Rochester, 26-12, in a junior varsity football game Monday at Sea Breeze Oval.
Seth Carlyle and Ryan Espedal added short TD runs for the Grizzlies (3-1). Bubba Dick was cited for his play on offensive and Parker Johnson, Anthony Nash and Jordan Sears for strong defense.
Kleins take couples golf title
Ed and Gretchen Klein of Hoquiam took gross honors in the 35th annual Champagne Couples Chapman Golf Tournament last weekend at Wenatchee.
The Kleins combined for rounds of 72 and 76 for a 36-hole total of 148. They finished one stroke ahead of Howard and Jenny Park of Mill Creek.
Sutter dedication planned at North Beach
A sign in the North Beach High School gym honoring the legacy of the late North Beach teacher and coach Bob Sutter will be dedicated prior to tonight’s high school volleyball match with South Bend.
North Beach basketball coach Larry Moore, a longtime friend of Sutter’s, will deliver a short pre-game speech. North Beach athletes are also wearing patches in memory of Sutter this year.
A moment of silence honoring Sutter is also scheduled prior to Friday’s home football game against Raymond.