Sports Briefs for Thursday, July 11


Bearcats named to all-PFL team

Five members of the Grays Harbor Bearcats were named to the Pacific Football League’s all-Southern Division team announced this week.

Bearcat wide receiver Chris Jackson, offensive linemen Shane Dayton and Don Orton (the latter also the team’s co-owner), defensive lineman Chris Cook and linebacker Joel Brown earned first-team all-division status.

Grays Harbor tight end Joe Winther was a second-team selection.

Yakima Mavericks quarterback Marshall Lobbestael was named the PFL’s Player of the Year. Seattle Stallions quarterback Leo Dickerson earned Offensive Most Valuable Player honors, while Springfield’s Ben Jensen was chosen as the Defensive MVP.

The Bearcats will open the PFL Southern Division playoffs at home Saturday when they host the Portland Monarchs in a 6 p.m. contest at Stewart Field.

Hoquiam Ruth softball teams bound for state

Three Hoquiam teams will compete in the Washington State Babe Ruth Softball Tournament this weekend at Othello.

Hoquiam’s U-10 all-stars will face North Olympic at 4 p.m. and Forks at 6:30 p.m. today in pool-play contests. Pool play continues through Friday morning, with bracket competition starting Friday afternoon.

The 12-U Hoquiam team takes on North Olympic at 11 a.m. and Bellingham at 4 p.m. today, also in pool play. Bracket competition also begins Friday.

Hoquiam and Port Angeles are the only entrants in the 16-U division. They will play a best-of-three series beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday. Two games are planned Saturday, with an if-necessary third game scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

There is no state tournament in the U-14 bracket, but Hoquiam will enter a team in the USSSA tourney this weekend at Kent.

Regional competition is scheduled for next week at Meridian, Idaho.

Pickernell wins Chief Taholah Days river race

Todd Pickernell, piloting the Cecily Ann, won the river race and placed second and third in the lap races at the Chief Taholah Days canoe races last weekend in Taholah.

The showing enabled Pickernell to maintain the season points lead.

Stanley Markishtum moved into second place in the season standings by taking third in the river race, winning one of the lap races and placing second in the other. He trails Pickernell by 35 points.

Vincent Buckle and Darren Sansom are tied for third in the points standings, with Pete Kalama fifth.

The next Outboard Power Canoe Racing Association contest is scheduled this weekend on Black Lake near Olympia.

Free soccer camp set for Hoquiam

A free soccer camp, co-sponsored by the Hoquiam Development Association and Hoquiam School District, is scheduled July 29-Aug. 1 at Emerson Field in Hoquiam.

The camp is open for boys and girls in the 5-14 age group. It will run from 9 to 10 a.m. for ages 5-8 and 9-11:30 a.m. for the older age groups. Participants must supply their own shinguards and cleats.

Hoquiam High boys and Aberdeen High girls soccer coach Fidel Sanchez will conduct the camp, assisted by other area coaches and players.

Registration forms are available at Harbor Drug in Hoquiam and are also accessible online at the Hoquiam Development Association website, www.hoquiamda.org.

The registration deadline is July 26, with forms returned to Harbor Drug. Further information may be obtained by phoning Sanchez at (360) 581-9466.

Fisher aces at Highland

Bob Fisher scored a hole-in-one Wednesday at Highland Golf Course.

Fisher aced the 110-yard sixth hole, using a pitching wedge. Doug Samples witnessed the shot.

Daily World staff reports