Sports Briefs for Saturday, Aug. 16

Sand eliminated from PNGA Junior

Tournament medalist John Sand of Hoquiam lost in the quarterfinals of the Pacific Northwest Junior Boys Amateur Golf Championship on Thursday at the Emerald Valley Golf &Resort in Creswell.

Sam Warkentin of Bainbridge Island eliminated Sand on the 19th hole of their quarterfinal match. Warkentin went on to win the championship Friday with a 4 and 3 win over Sean Yi of Auburn.

Chinook limit increased off Westport

Anglers fishing in ocean waters off Westport may keep up to two Chinook salmon as part of their daily limit, effective Monday, the Washington Department of Fish &Wildlife reported Thursday.

Previously, anglers in the Westport area were restricted to one Chinook as part of their two-salmon daily limit. That limit was designed to ensure the fishery would remain open the entire season.

“We’ve kept a close eye on the pace of catch in the area,” said Ron Warren, fisheries policy lead for the Fish &Wildlife Department. “With sufficient quota remaining, we want to maximize the recreational fishing opportunity through the rest of the season.”

With the change, anglers will be allowed to keep two Chinook per day in the Westport, La Push and Neah Bay areas. Those fishing off Ilwaco will continue to be limited to one Chinook as part of their two-salmon limit.

All ocean areas are open to salmon fishing seven days per week. Wild coho must be released in all areas.

Guest pro football forecasters sought

Guest forecasters are being sought for The Daily World Pro Football Forecasting Contest, which will begin on the week of Sept. 1.

Volunteers must live in the Twin Harbors area and be accessible by telephone or email on weekdays.

If a sufficient number of volunteers are not received by Sept. 1, a different format to this year’s contest will be implemented.

Those interested may contact Sports Editor Rick Anderson at 537-3924 or via email at

Big rigs due at Raceway tonight

The Rolling Thunder Big Rigs will return to Grays Harbor Raceway tonight.

The semi-trucks will be featured in a program that will also include street stock racing and the final night of the Midget Car Nationals.

The gates will open at 5:30 p.m., with racing scheduled for 7.

Aberdeen physicals set today

Aberdeen High School athletic physicals are planned from 8 a.m. to noon today at Sam Benn Gym. Impact testing for head injuries are set from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the AHS library.

The fee for the physicals is $10. Parents, who are required to sign forms, are urged to accompany their children.

Fundraising golf tourney due at Ocean Shores

A fundraising golf tournament for Grays Harbor Special Olympics is scheduled for Aug. 24 at Ocean Shores Golf Course.

Sponsored by Fred’s Auto Body and CARSTAR, the four-person scramble tourney is scheduled for 10 a.m. The sponsors are providing $1,000 of added prize money. A beat-the-pro hole will be among the prizes.

The entry fee is $25 per player for Ocean Shores or Highland Golf Course members and $50 per player for other entrants.

Further information may be obtained by contacting the Ocean Shores pro shop at 289-3357.

Grizzlies to draw gear Tuesday

Hoquiam High School’s football team will draw gear at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Hoquiam High School boys locker room.

Aberdeen swimming team meeting on tap

Aberdeen High School’s parent-swimmer meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday at the YMCA of Grays Harbor.

Girls team practices begin at 2 p.m. Aug. 25. Participants must complete a sports participation packet (available at the high school) and complete physical exams and impact testing prior to beginning practice.

Wishkah parents meeting planned

Wishkah High School’s fall sports parents meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday at the high school gym.

Attendance is strongly recommended for parents and athletes participating in fall sports (including the Twin Valley football combine with Lake Quinault).

Daily World staff reports


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