Sports Briefs for Saturday, Aug. 5

Hoquiam schedules physicals, meeting

Hoquiam High School will host sports physicals for all students at the Hoquiam High School Student Center from 8 a.m.-noon on Saturday. Cost is $10.

A fall sports parent meeting for Hoquiam High School and Middle School athletes will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hoquiam Square Garden.

At Hoquiam, high school fall sports are cheerleading, football, boys golf, volleyball, girls soccer, cross country and middle school fall sports are cross country (seventh and eighth), football (seventh and eighth) and girls soccer (seventh and eighth).

Lions QBs to wear practice jerseys made from recycled plastic

No, your eyes won’t be playing tricks on you. Fans who will attend the Detroit Lions’ open practice Wednesday at Ford Field will see quarterbacks Matthew Stafford, Dan Orlovsky, Kellen Moore and James Franklin wearing green practice jerseys instead of the traditional red.

The green jerseys will be made from 21 recycled bottles each and are part of the Lions’ new partnership with the recycling fiber brand Repreve.

Fans who attend practice also will receive green Repreve recycled towels and other items.

As part of an initiative to increase recycling at Ford Field this fall, the Lions have expanded the number of recycling bins at the stadium to 500.

Favre headed to Packers HOF in 2015

The Green Bay Packers announced Monday that Brett Favre will be inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame in 2015.

Favre’s No. 4 jersey will be retired at the Packers Hall of Fame induction banquet next July. Then, the Packers will have a ceremony at a game with Favre and his family unveiling his name and No. 4 on the north facade of Lambeau Field.

Favre, who played 16 seasons with the Packers from 1992-2007, confirmed the news Sunday night in a statement on his website.


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