Sports Briefs for Tuesday, July 23

Hoquiam third in state Cal Ripken tourney

Hoquiam’s all-stars tied for third in the Southern Washington State 12-U Cal Ripken Baseball Tournament last weekend in Longview.

After going unbeaten in pool play, the Hoquiamites fell to Lewis County, 5-1, in the semifinals. They mustered only three singles in that contest.

Elk River Challenge due Saturday

The annual Elk River Challenge is scheduled for Saturday along the Elk River east of Westport.

The event is open to canoes, kayaks and any form of human-powered watercraft. Divisions have been established for every type of boat, with ribbons awarded in each division.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., with a pre-race meeting scheduled for 10:15 and the races starting at 11 a.m. The races begin and end at Brady’s Oysters 16 miles west of Aberdeen on Highway 105.

Competition will be on two courses, the traditional 7-mile course and the 2.5-mile Little Elk course.

The races are sponsored by Sound Rowers. Life vests, whistles and basic boating skills are required. The entry fee is $10.

Fresh meat is being donated by D&M Live Crab. An unsponsored around-the-bay excursion for experienced paddlers is scheduled for Sunday and is not part of the Challenge (participants are asked to bring their own food and water). References to those items in last week’s Daily World contained errors.

Further information may be obtained by contacting Vern or Janet Heikkila at 268-9712 or by going online to

Outlaw tickets on sale

Tickets for the World of Outlaws sprint car race, scheduled for Sept. 2 at Grays Harbor Raceway, have gone on sale.

The Outlaws will be making their annual Elma appearance on Labor Day, with the Northwest Extreme Sprint Cars providing support.

That will conclude the Harbor Classic Weekend, which will include the Northwest Extreme Late Model Series, plus street stock, midget and modified racing on Saturday and the Northwest Extreme Late Model Series, Northwest extreme sprints, modifieds and street stocks on Sunday.

Tickets for the Outlaw races and the entire Harbor Classic series are available online at

Fisher scores another ace

Bob Fisher of Cosmopolis scored his second hole-in-one in a week on Monday at Ocean Shores Golf Course.

Fisher used a 7-iron to ace the 146-yard 15th hole. Doug Samples and Ken Frost were the witnesses.

Rainbow Run on tap in Hoquiam

The Children’s Advocacy Center of Grays Harbor is sponsoring a Rainbow Romp Run at 10 a.m. Saturday in Hoquiam. It will begin at the Hoquiam High School track.

The Rainbow Romp will be a run/walk and at different points along the route, participants will have a safe, non-toxic colored powder tossed at them. By the end of the course, they will be wearing a rainbow and all of the proceeds go to fund the Rainbow House Crisis Nursery at the children’s Advocacy Center of Grays Harbor.

The cost is $30 per person and the distance is 5K or 3.1 miles and the course will include Hoquiam High School, Gable Park, Hoquiam Middle School, Emerson School and surrounding neighborhoods. It’s an untimed, non-competitive event.

Although registration will be accepted the morning of the event, pre-registration is suggested by visiting Facebook or calling 249-0005.

Forbes aces at Ocean Shores

Mark Forbes of Ocean Shores scored his first hole-in-one Sunday at Ocean Shores Golf Course.

Forbes used a 7-iron to ace the 123-yard sixth hole. Jim Hale and Mark Ames were the witnesses.

Fundraising golf tourney set for Oaksridge

The Bryan Anderson Memorial Golf Tournament is scheduled Saturday at Oaksridge Golf Course in Elma.

The four-person scramble tourney begins with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. A luncheon and silent auction will follow golf.

Proceeds from the event will go to the Anderson family to aid with expenses. The entry fee is $50 per player.

Entry forms may be turned in to the Oaksridge pro shop or Failor Chiropractic in Aberdeen. They may also be mailed, with entry fee included, to the Oaksridge Golf Course, P.O. Box 454, Elma, 98541.

Further information may be obtained by contacting Shawn Failor at 589-3372.