Sports Briefs for Thursday, June 12

Keating qualifies for Women’s Amateur Public Links tourney

Alexis Keating, an Elma High School grad and a sophomore at the University of Colorado, qualified for next month’s U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship on Tuesday.

In the qualifying tournament at The Home Course in DuPont, where the Amateur Public Links’ tournament will be held on July 14-19, Keating finished sixth overall with a 2-over par 74. The top-eight finshers (including ties) qualified for the tournament.

Grayland Open Freeride Clinic on Friday

The Grayland Open will host a free freeride clinic at the Coho Hall at Westport Inn at 9 a.m. Friday.

The clinic will be held by IFWA pro freerider Zack Bright. There is an informal meeting at the hall to ask questions, get tips on riding and setting up your boat. At 10:30 a.m., everything will shift to the water to apply what was learned in the clinic.

At noon, there will be a freeride session for the Grayland Open.

Rivera named HHS soccer MVP at banquet

The Hoquiam High School boys soccer progam held its season-ending awards banquet recently. Senior midfielder Osiel Rivera was named the varsity team’s most valuable player.

Here are the award winners from the banquet:


MVP — Osiel Rivera. Offensive MVP — Alex PugaDeLaRosa. Defensive MVP — Brenner Carlstrom. Most Improved — Justin Yi. Most Inspirational — Brenner Carlstrom. Team First — Osiel Rivera. Coaches Award — Pedro Weber-Cruz.

Junior Varsity

MVP — Allan Burnett. Offensive MVP — Austin Drake. Defensive MVP — Luke Creviston. Most Improved — Wes Hewitt. Most Inspirational — Brett Pelan. Team First — Josh Gaddis. Coaches Award — Brett Pelan.

Varsity Letter Winners

4 Years: Osiel Rivera, Angel Mazariegos; 3 Years: Brenner Carlstrom, Mario Fernandez; 2 Years: Tahj Malone, Pedro Weber-Cruz, Alex PugaDeLaRosa, Ivan Salguero, Adin Fillo, Andrew Carley; 1 Year: Alex Valliere, Justin Yi, Andres Vasquez, Roberto Moreno, Luke Creviston, Tanner Strom, Shane Murphy.

Help shape game-management priorities at upcoming meetings

Hunters and other members of the public will have an opportunity to help shape the state’s game management plan for 2015-21 at a series of public “open house” meetings scheduled by the Washington Department of Fish &Wildlife this month.

The public can also comment on key aspects of the six-year plan via an on-line survey, available at, from today through July 18.

The meetings are scheduled to run from 7-9 p.m. on the following dates and locations:

• June 24 – Vancouver, Heathman Lodge, 7801 N.E. Greenwood Dr.

• June 25 – Lynnwood, Lynnwood Convention Center, 3711 196th St. S.W.

• June 26 – Olympia, Red Lion Olympia, 2300 Evergreen Park Dr. S.W.

Once adopted, the plan will be used by Fish &Wildlife to guide development of hunting seasons and other management policies in future years, said Dave Ware, Fish &Wildlife game program manager.

Key issues in the draft plan include hunter recruitment and retention, hunter access to timberlands and possible new rules requiring the use of non-toxic shot. Fish &Wildlife will also consider new proposals for managing predator/prey relationships and developing a plan to manage wolves after they are no longer classified as an endangered species.

Ware said comments received at the public meetings and from the online survey will be used to develop additional recommendations, which will be available for further review.

Final recommendations will be presented to the Washington Fish &Wildlife Commission for a public hearing in August and adoption in September.

Daily World staff reports


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