Sports Briefs for Thursday, July 24

Klein medalist in State Women’s amateur

Gretchen Klein of Hoquiam earned medalist honors for the Washington State Women’s Golf Association state amateur tournament this week at Everett.

Klein fired a 79 to lead qualifying scores. She received a trophy named in honor of Grays Harbor native Ann Swanson, a nine-time state champion.

Klein opened match play with a 3 and 2 victory over Katie Kintner of Everett and was scheduled to face Leslie Folsom of Seattle in the second round.

Elk River Challenge due Saturday

The annual Elk River Challenge boat race is scheduled for Saturday on the Elk River west of Westport.

The event is open to canoes, kayaks and all other forms of human-powered watercraft. It will be conducted on two courses — the traditional 7-mile course and the 3-mile “Little Elk” course, with both races beginning near Brady’s Oysters.

Life vests, whistles and basic boating skills are required.

Registration opens at 10 a.m., with a pre-race meeting planned for 11:45 a.m. and racing at 12:30 p.m.

The entry fee is $10 per competitor. Further information may be obtained by phoning 268-9172.

Sand second in district tourney

Hoquiam’s John Sand placed second in the Washington Junior Golf Association District III tournament that concluded Tuesday at Whispering Firs Golf Course at Joint Base Fort Lewis-McChord.

With rounds of 72 and 74, Sand finished seven strokes behind Sam Warkentin of Bainbridge Island in the boys 14-15 age group. He qualified for the state tournament in Spokane.

Willapa Harbor’s Nicholas Betrozoff also earned a state berth by tieing for sixth in the boys 16-17 age group with a 154 total. Eric Hagen of Aberdeen narrowly missed advancing by placing 11th in that age group with a 161 total.

Markishum wins sixth straight canoe race

Stanley Markishtum of Taholah won his sixth consecutive Outboard Power Canoe Racing event at the Quileute Days races last weekend at La Push.

Piloting the Valerie Lee, Markishtum won Saturday’s race, with Darren Sansom second and Todd Pickernell third.

Sansom was leading Sunday’s race when his canoe hooked. Markishtum’s canoe then went over Sansom’s, with the latter’s sustaining extensive damage. Markishtum completed the race, but Jeff Kalama was the only other finisher. Sansom was shaken up in the accident but evidently escaped serious injury.

Markishtum continues to lead the season points race, with Pickernell second and Sansom third.

South Bend Labor Day Fun Run planned

The South Bend Labor Day Fun Run, a South Bend Labor Day tradition, is scheduled for 10 a.m. Aug. 30.

The race begins and ends at the Rails to Trails restrooms at Summit Street and Highway 101.

Registration forms are available at the South Bend Post Office. The entry fee is $10. Further information may be obtained by contacing Betsy Penoyar at 875-5321.

Daily World staff reports


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