Sports Briefs 8/9

Fair races on tap today

The annual Grays Harbor Fair Race is scheduled for today at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma.

Run in conjunction with the Grays Harbor County Fair, the event features an earlier starting time than the customary Raceway program. The gates will open at 3:30 p.m., with racing beginning at 5 p.m.

Street stocks, modifieds and outlaw tuners will be on the program. Those who purchase a ticket to the fair may view the races with no additional charge.

Elma grad second in CrossFit Games

Elma High School graduate Tom Clark placed second in his age group at the World CrossFit Games last month at Carson, Calif.

The 55-year-old Clark, a 1977 Elma grad who is now a firefighter in Kirkland, deadlifted 445 pounds en route to placing second out of 18 competitors in the Masters Men’s 55-59 division. It was his debut in this form of competition.

CrossFit is a broad, full-body strength and conditioning program. In addition to deadlifting, the program includes max distance, sled drag, run rope, medball burpee and down and back. Clark’s deadlift was 80 pounds heavier than his top mark when he earned a degree in exercise science from Eastern Washington University in the mid-1980s.

Clark is coached by his son Taylor, who owns a CrossFit training facility in partnership with his wife Dianne in Ellensburg. Taylor Clark, a graduate of Black Hills High School and Central Washington University, has won some previous CrossFit events.

Hoquiam physicals on tap today

Hoquiam School District athletic physicals are scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon today at the HHS Student Center. Physical examinations are required for all athletes. The fee is $10.

The high school and middle school fall sports parents meeting is slated for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the high school gym. Attendance is strongly recommended to parents of all high school and middle school fall sports athletes. Grays Harbor physical therapist and athletic trainer Trinity Parris will speak on concussion prevention and treatment at the meeting.

Bowlers Association to meet

The first Grays Harbor Bowlers Association meeting of the season is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday at Rainier Lanes in Aberdeen.

All league secretaries are urged to attend to pick up supplies for the coming season. Additional information will be relayed at the meeting, which is open to all bowlers.

Youth basketball camp planned

The End of Summer youth basketball camp, co-sponsored by the Grays Harbor College women’s basketball team and the Aberdeen Parks &Recreation Department, is scheduled Aug. 18-21 at Sam Benn Gym in Aberdeen.

The camp is open to boys and girls who will be entering fifth through eighth grades. Grays Harbor College women’s coach Chad Allan will conduct the camp, in conjunction with members of his team.

The registration fee is $40. Further information may be obtained by contacting the Parks &Recreation office at 537-3230 or via email at

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