Sport Briefs 3/27

Grizzlies Espedal, Lorton honored

Senior guard Ronnie Espedal received his team’s Best Offense award, while sophomore guard Rashad Lorton took the defensive award at the Hoquiam High School boys basketball banquet Monday night.

Other major awards: Mr. Hustle — David Sandstrom. Most Improved — Blake Kelly. Inspirational — David Sandstrom. Coaches Award — Cole Smith. JV Best Offense — Jake Oliver. JV Best Defense — Kyle Standstipher. JV Mr. Hustle — Tyler White. JV Most Improved — Kolby Standstipher. JV Inspirational — Blake Kelly. JV Coaches Award — Tyler White. C Squad Best Offense — Austin Eberwein. C Squad Best Defense — Brett Pelan. C Squad Mr. Hustle — George Payne. C Squad Most Improved — Alan Burnett. C Squad Inspirational — Alan Sigman. C Squad Coaches Award — Parker Johnson.

Future of bowling group discussed

A meeting of the Grays Harbor United States Bowling Congress-Women’s Bowling Association is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. April 20 at the Hoquiam Timberland Library.

A discussion on whether to continue the association is planned. All association members are urged to attend.

Westport halibut seasons set

Halibut fishing off Westport will open May 5, the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife reported.

The halibut season in Marine Area 2 (which encompasses the Westport area) will run Sundays and Tuesdays for three consecutive weeks. The area-wide fishery will be closed May 26 and 28. If a sufficient quota of halibut remain, it will re-open the following week and continue until the quota is reached or Sept. 29, whichever occurs first.

The northern nearshore area will also open May 5 and continue seven days per week until the nearshore quote is reached.

The quota for the area-wide fishery is 40,739 pounds. In the nearshore fishery, the quota is 2,000 pounds.

The halibut quota for the Ilwaco-Chinook area will remain the same, but the open days have been changed from Thursday-Saturday last year to Friday-Sunday this year. Last year’s southern coast catch fell some 4,000 pounds short of the quota, department officials said.

In all marine areas open to halibut fishing, there is a one-fish daily catch limit and no minimum size restriction. Anglers may possess a maximum of two fish in any form and must record their catch on a Fish & Wildlife catch record card.

Poggies will

meet tonight

The Grays Harbor Poggie Club will meet at 7:30 tonight at the Hoquiam Elks Hall.

Bowmen complete Zombie Safari

Some 135 archers, hailing from as far away as Spokane and the Tri-Cities area, competed in the Grays Harbor Bowmen’s Zombie Safari last weekend.

Spencer Utvick scored 1,503 out of a maximum 1,540 in the Adult Male Freestyle, with Mike Palmer recording a 1,502 in the Senior Male Bowhunter competition. Competitors shot at unique “Zombinal” targets.

The Bowmen will host the WSAA State Safari Championship April 13-14 and the club’s annual Clam Safari Shoot the following weekend.

Zombie Safari placewinners:

Adult Male Bowhunter Freestyle: Don Mahler 1,498, Darren Sandstrom 1,494, Tim Davis 1,476. Adult Male Freestyle: Spencer Utvick 1,503, Chris Roberts-Olsen 1,496, Andy Ludwig 1,488. Adult Female Barebow: Stacy Delmar 421. Adult Female Bowhunter Freestyle: Tracy Palmer 1,439, Christina Davis 1,410, Debbie Krause 1,380. Adult Female Freestyle: Karen Palmer 1,446, Krista Kok 1,438, Tammy Melton 1,367.

Senior Male Bowhunter: Ren Sarns 1,154. Senior Male Bowhunter Freestyle: Larry Thurman 1,494, (full name of runner-up unavailable) 1,451, Jerry Tomlinson 1,349. Senior Female Bowhunter Freestyle: Cheryl Peterson 1,123. Senior Female Freestyle: Sandi Comer 1,361.

Master Senior Male Freestyle: Bill McKinnon 1,407, Lonny Gabrio 1,379, Bob Paulsen 1,171. Master Senior Male Freestyle Limited: Larry Ramsey 1,052. Young Male Adult Barebow: Patrick Christiansen 528. Young Adult Male Freestyle: Christian Hasenbauer 1,307. Young Adult Female Freestyle: Judy Zhou 1,468, Taja Melton 944.

Youth Male Freestyle: Connor Coloma 1,156. Youth Female Barebow: Faith Cook 478. Cub Male Freestyle: Cameron Ludwig 1,227. Cub Female Freestyle: Abby Petross 1,030. Cub Female Freestyle Limited: Addison Nachtrieb 869. Peewee Male Barebow: Spencer Hill 757, Ryder Mason 130, Mason Hill 98.