Sports Briefs for Thursday, Aug. 22

Open-wheel racing due at raceway

The Pepsi Open-Wheel Frenzy is scheduled for Saturday at Grays Harbor Raceway.

The Northwest Wingless Tour will make its third stop at the Elma track this season. Kyle Miller won both races, but Bill Winsley leads the season standings.

Racing is also planned in the modified and midget classifications. The program is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m.

Three days of racing, capped by the annual Elma appearance of the World of Outlaws, is scheduled for Labor Day weekend.

Season points standings in the three applicable classifications for the Open-Wheel Frenzy:

Modifieds: Joe German 327, Tom Sweatman 319, Scott Miller 303, Zack Simpson 297, Jeff Foster 280.

Midgets: Chase Goetz 877, Garrett Thomas 817, Jeremy Miller 787, Ariel Biggs 633, Annika Johanson 580.

Northwest Wingless Tour: Bill Winsley 705, Rob Lindsey 703, Sterling Kane 683, Kyle Miller 555, Kyle Mehner 474.

Miller football gear to be drawn

Miller Junior High School football players are scheduled to draw gear Friday at the school.

Equipment will be issued to eighth-graders from 10 to 11 a.m. Seventh-grade players will draw gear from 11 a.m. to noon.

Fastpitch tryouts planned

The Grays Harbor Lady Bearcats girls fastpitch softball teams have scheduled their first set of tryouts for 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the city park in Westport.

The 14-U team will be coached by Tera McElravy and the 12-U club by Chris Grubb. Assistant coaches are being sought.

Prante wins Northwest Open

Olympia pro Shane Prante, whose parents are Elma High School graduates, ran away with the Northwest Open Invitational golf tournament Wednesday at the Wine Valley Golf Club in Walla Walla.

With a bogey-free round of 67, Prante finished with a 54-hole total of 202. He wound up six strokes ahead of Spokane pro Corey Prugh and amateur Matt Rawitzer of Bellingham.

Prante had rounds of 67 and 62 in the Grays Harbor Pro-Am earlier this month but still wound up second behind John Cassidy.

Bears’ Bostic fined $21K for hard hit

Chicago Bears rookie linebacker Jon Bostic received a $21,000 fine from the NFL for what the league interpreted to be a hit on a defenseless receiver in a preseason game, reported on Wednesday.

Bostic forced an incompletion with a jarring blow on San Diego wide receiver Mike Willie during the third quarter of last Thursday’s contest against the Chargers. Though no penalty was called on the play, the league determined that helmet-to-helmet contact occurred and should have warranted a flag.

Daily World staff & wire reports