Harborites excel in youth baseball tourney
Kylan Touch and Tyler Souphommanichanh of Aberdeen played key roles in the Northwest Elite’s 4-3 victory in the opening game of the Chesapeake Classic youth baseball tournament Friday in Aberdeen, Md.
Souphommanichanh tripled and Touch followed with a home run in the fifth inning of the 12-U tournament. Both are members of the D4 Sports 12-U team.
Hoquiam physicals, parents meeting set
Hoquiam High School athletic physicals are scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon today at the high school student center.
This session is also open to athletes of other area school districts. The fee is $10.
A combined Hoquiam High School-Middle School parent meeting is planned for 7 p.m. Monday at the high school gym. This meeting will open with general information, with sports-specific sessions to follow. Attendance is strongly encouraged for parents of students participating in Hoquiam fall sports. Athletic fees and paperwork may be turned in at that time.
Fall ball team forming
A Grays Harbor baseball fall-ball team is forming for area high school-aged players.
Open to incoming freshmen through seniors, the team will play in the Puget Sound Collegiate League (something of a misnomer, since the league is for high school players). The six-week program starts Sept. 4.
Those interested may contact Dave Edwards at (360) 580-2365.
Pro football forecasters sought
Guest forecasters are being sought for The Daily World Pro Football Forecasting Contest that begins in early September.
Applicants must live in the Twin Harbors area and be accessible by telephone or email on weekdays. First priority will be given to those who did not participate in last year’s contest.
Those interested may contact Sports Editor Rick Anderson at 537-3924 or emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Labor Day poker paddle planned
The eighth annual Come and Play on Labor Day Poker Paddle is scheduled for Labor Day (Sept. 2) in South Bend.
Kayakers and canoers will launch their vessels on the Willapa River at Robert Bush Park in downtown South Bend at 11 a.m. They will paddle upriver, picking up playing cards at several docks along the route.
The participant with the best hand is declared the winner (time is not a consideration in the final standings). Prizes will be awarded to the top four hands.
Escort boats and launch help are provided.
Registration begins at 10 a.m. on the day of the race. The registration fee is $10, with proceeds earmarked for Willapa Harbor youth activities.
Further information may be obtained by contacting Steve Rogers at email@example.com or by phoning 942-7990.
Liedes barely misses golf qualifying berth
Hoquiam High School graduate and former Grays Harbor Country Club golf pro Keith Liedes lost in a playoff for the final spot in the Boeing Classic qualifying tournament.
Now a resident of Olympia, Liedes carded a one-over-par 73 in a pre-qualifying tourney Thursday at the Druids Glen Golf Club in Covington but lost a playoff to Barry Conser of Scottsdale, Ariz., for the fifth and last slot in Tuesday’s qualifying tourney.
The Boeing Classic, an annual stop on the PGA Champions Tour, is scheduled Aug. 23-25 at Snoqualmie Ridge.
Daily World staff reports