Sports Briefs 8/17

Taekwondo tourney set Saturday

Taekwondo practitioners from around the Northwest will converge on the YMCA of Grays Harbor on Saturday for the inaugural Going Coastal Tournament.

Black belts and color belts from Oregon and Washington state will compete in breaking, sparring and patterns at the all-day event at the Hoquiam facility. Also featured between the black belt competition and color belt events will be demonstration breaking, set for around 1 p.m.

The event is sanctioned by the United States Taekwondo Federation and hosted by Grays Harbor Taekwondo.

For more information, call the YMCA at 537-9622.

Two Chinook allowed off Westport

Anglers fishing in ocean waters off Westport and Neah Bay may now retain two Chinook as part of their two-salmon daily limit, the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife announced Thursday.

The Chinook change went into effect today in the Westport, LaPush and Neah Bay areas. Those fishing off Ilwaco will continue to be limited to one Chinook as part of their two-salmon daily limit.

“We’ve kept a close watch on the pace of catches for these fisheries and it now appears that enough of the quota remains to allow anglers two Chinook per day in (those) areas without exceeding the recreational catch quota,” said Pat Pattillo, salmon policy coordinator for the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife.

All ocean areas are open to salmon fishing seven days per week, with wild coho required to be released in all cases. Ocean salmon fisheries are currently scheduled to continue through Sept. 23 in the Westport, LaPush and Neah Bay areas and Sept. 30 off Ilwaco.

Cut Rate Auto Parts night due at Raceway

Saturday’s program at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma has been designated Cut Rate Auto Parts Night. Cut Rate is a longtime sponsor of raceway activities.

Competition will be in the 360 sprint, modified, hobby stock and hornet classifications. Racing is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

Racing continues Aug. 25 with the Open Wheel Showdown on Pepsi Sampling Night.

That will be the last race prior to the return of the national World of Outlaws tour stop, planned this year for a Wednesday night on Aug. 29.