Sports Briefs for Tuesday, May 6

Youth Soccer Night set in Aberdeen

Aberdeen High School’s annual Youth Soccer Night is scheduled for tonight, when the Bobcats host Capital in their Evergreen 2A Conference finalé.

It will also be Senior Night, with AHS seniors honored in their final regular-season home appearance. The junior varsity match is planned for 5 p.m., with the varsity contest slated for 7.

All youth soccer players, coaches and staff are invited to attend. Youth players will assist in the field operations during the games and play at halftime of the varsity match.

The Harbor Youth Soccer Club will also accept registration at the match, between 5 and 7 p.m.

John Sand wins Spanaway tournament

John Sand of Hoquiam won his age group in the Rocky Mountain Junior Tour golf tournament last weekend at the Classic Club at Spanaway.

Sand shot back-to-back 75s for the 36-hole total of 150. He finished three strokes ahead of Spencer Tibbits of Vancouver.

The victory qualified Sand for the North American Junior Amateur Championship at Arizona in late 2014.

Ken Waite Golf Tournament due Saturday

The Grays Harbor College Choker Club’s annual Ken Waite Golf Tournament is scheduled for Saturday at Grays Harbor Country Club.

Registration begins at 12:30 p.m., with the tourney opening at 1 p.m. The entry fee of $65 per person includes a barbecue pulled pork dinner, green fees, beverages during play and prizes.

Major tournament sponsors include Snell Crane, Rognlin’s, Corona Steel, Northwest Rock, Pacific Coast General Contractors and the Tacoma Rainiers baseball team. Proceeds from the event will go to Grays Harbor College athletics.

Three special raffles will be run in conjunction with the tournament — although participants are not required to play in or even attend the tourney to be eligible for the prizes.

Two tickets to the Seattle Seahawks-San Diego Chargers preseason game Aug. 15 at CenturyLink Field will be among the raffle items. That package includes an overnight stay at the Best Western hotel in Pioneer Square and a dinner for two at the Old Spaghetti Factory in Seattle. Raffle tickets will sell for $10 apiece.

In addition, a $5 raffle package will include four tickets to a Tacoma Rainiers game (summit level seats that include food and beverages) a VIP parking pass and a night’s lodging at the Hotel Murano in Tacoma. Another $5 raffle package will include a tasting party for 12 people at the Wishkah River Distillery.

Raffle tickets may be obtained by contacing Margo Hood at 538-4066 or Tyler Gaston at 538-4207.

Willapa elk meeting set for Montesano

A meeting to discuss the State Department of Fish &Wildlife’s draft of a Willapa Hills Elk Herd Plan is scheduled from 6 to 7:30 p.m. May 13 at the department’s regional office, 48 Devonshire Road, in Montesano.

Another meeting is scheduled for the same time May 15 at the Cowlitz County PUD office in Longview.

The Fish &Wildlife Department is accepting public comments through June 2 on the plan, designed to outline future management of elk in Southwest Washington. The Willapa Hills herd is made up of an estimated 8,000-10,000 Roosevelt elk that roam from Grays Harbor south to the Columbia River.

Department officials are hoping to maintain the herd’s size, improving its habitat, minimizing crop damage and addressing disease. The Willapa Hills herd is one of two in the state affected by hoof disease, which has spread rapidly among elk in the region since 2008.

Written comments may be submitted online at They may also be mailed to the Washington Department of Fish &Wildlife (addressed to the Willapa Hills Elk Herd Plan Wildlife Program), 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, 98501.

Daily World staff reports


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