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High school football in Jefferson County kicked off Aug. 31 with Port Townsend battling Coupeville at Memorial Field, Chimacum traveling to Cedar Park Christian and Quilcene hosting Mary Knight. See pages A6-8 for all the details. 

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At the age of 99, Nordland's Patricia “Pat” Burns still hits the links with her girlfriends twice a week, when she's not swimming in the Sound or inviting those same friends over for a round of pickleball on a court she had installed on her property.

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On Aug. 9, the Discovery Bay Women's Golf Club hosted a “Guest Day,” and played a game called “Better Nine,” during which club spokeswoman Dee Sweeney explained that each golfer's score would be determined by her best score on either the front-nine or back-nine holes, minus their handicap.

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The HansenCrafts Spinners came out on top for the second year in a row in a replay of last year’s adult co-ed softball league playoffs.

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Port Townsend was recently represented by a host of swimmers who finished in the top 10 for their event categories, in a regional meet that hosted more than 300 competitors.

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Kathy Traci, publicity chairwoman of the Port Ludlow Women's Golf Association and Lady Niners, provided The Leader with a roundup of updates on women's golf in her neck of the woods.

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A Port Townsend High School alum not only made it to this year’s Pinto World Championship Show, but was also named a world champion in horse showmanship, in addition to making it into the top 10 in two riding events.

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Port Townsend's Miranda Maxwell finished third overall in the women's 12K race of this year's Rhody Run, but the single mother of two kids considers it a victory that she even made it to the starting line.

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Even though the Port Townsend High School track and field team ultimately made it to this year's state championships, the team's coach described the season overall as “a lean year” for his athletes, right up to their final performances at state.

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A few bad shots and an excess of emotion impacted the performances of Port Townsend’s and Chimacum’s golfers at the Olympic 1A Washington Interscholastic Activities Association State Championships. 

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After a hard-fought, drawn-out battle, the Discovery Bay Women’s Golf Club  surrendered a championship trophy to the Cedars at Dungeness Ladies Club in a 9-18 loss.

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The Port Townsend High School track and field team’s girls finished fifth while its boys finished sixth at the 1A West Central District 3 championships May 18-19, which means at least half a dozen Redhawks are heading to state.

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Port Townsend golfers Mackenzie Lake and Jacob Madison are heading to the Olympic 1A Washington Interscholastic Activities Association State Championships for the second year in a row May 22-23, but they are not alone.

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The opening-day ceremony for the Port Townsend Little League season coincides with its jamboree, taking place at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 31 at the Little League fields. Former coach Richard “Dick” Stickney, who died in 2017, is to be honored during the ceremony.

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In their initial outing of the season, Chimacum High School’s track and field teams competed against Bremerton and Port Angeles at North Kitsap March 22, eliciting praise from coach Tony Haddenham for performing well.

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EAST JEFFERSON LITTLE LEAGUE

East Jefferson Little League has recruited its players and lined up its teams in time for the start of its season in April.

Kenny Yingling Jr., president of East Jefferson Little League, reported that 141 kids are registered and have been organized into three T-ball teams, three prep teams, two minor “A” teams, two major baseball teams, one major softball team, one junior girls’ team and one junior boys’ team.

Practices have already started, with the opening-day jamboree set for 6 p.m., Monday, April 9.

In-person sign-ups and tryouts took place earlier this month at the East Jefferson Little League Clubhouse, at 80 Elkins Road in Port Hadlock.

“Parents should expect two games a week and practice during the week, as well as weekend games,” said Yingling, who estimated the league draws 140-180 players per season.

East Jefferson Little League’s range of baseball teams, from T-ball through majors, play against Port Townsend, Quilcene and Sequim teams. Its major and junior softball teams play Kitsap-area and Sequim teams.

For further details, call Candace Cotterill at 360-301-3897.

PT LITTLE LEAGUE

Port Townsend Little League (PTLL) starts its season at the end of this month with slightly fewer players than organizers had hoped for. Yet there is no shortage of commemorations for its history.

Rachel Brannigan, PTLL vice president, estimated that 80 kids have registered, down from her goal of 100 players. She’s still holding out hope that the league can attract a few more 13- and 14-year-olds before the season starts, to strengthen its teams.

In the meantime, the recruits have been organized into three T-ball teams, two minor “C” prep teams, one minor “A” team, one major baseball team, one major softball team and one junior team.

The opening-day ceremony for the Port Townsend Little League season also coincides with its jamboree, taking place at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 31 at the Little League Fields. Former coach Richard Stickney, who died in 2017, is to be honored during the ceremony.

On-site registration and skills assessments took place earlier this month at the PTLL fields, located at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.

Brannigan said that each team should expect to play between 12 and 16 games, and players typically practice between two and three times a week, with a game included and varying schedules, depending on the players’ ages.

“It’s impossible to give much information on schedules for the season until the other leagues have held their tryout days,” he said.

Brannigan added that the 2018 season should run from the start of practices, which began earlier this month, through late May or early June.

The nonprofit Port Townsend Little League is open to boys and girls ages 4-14 who either reside in Port Townsend or attend Port Townsend schools.

The PTLL, chartered by Little League International, is a member of Washington District 2 Little League Baseball, and operates in accordance with the rules, regulations and policies of Little League International.

Visit ptll.org or email board@ptll.org if you have questions.

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The Port Townsend Redhawk girls’ basketball team is gearing up for a regional playoff game against Nooksack Valley at Mount Vernon High School Feb. 23, with the winner moving onto the 1A State Tournament in Yakima’s Sun Dome.

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Port Townsend Little League (PTLL) invites prospective players and their families to an annual skills assessments and on-site registration event taking place from 10 a.m. to noon, March 3-4 at the PTLL fields, at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. T-ball players are not required to attend ski…

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The Port Townsend High School wrestling team sent four boys and one girl to the 1A Washington Interscholastic Activities Association’s Wrestling State Championships at the Tacoma Dome Feb. 16-17, where they competed in 16-person double-elimination brackets, with the top eight named as state …

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The Port Townsend girls’ basketball team locked up first place in the 1A Olympic League, with a 45-38 win over cross-county rival Chimacum Jan. 30 followed by a league-ending 39-36 victory over Klahowya Feb. 3.

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The Quilcene girls’ basketball team squeaked out a 1-point win against North Kitsap Jan. 29, recovering from a third-quarter slump to pull out a 38-37 win. That close win was followed by the Northwest Yeshiva Lions going into overtime to defeat the Lady Rangers in a Sea-Tac League playoff to…

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Dozens of goggle-wearing children eagerly dove into the water and swam as quickly as they could through Mountain View Pool’s 20-yard length of blue water during a mock swim meet Feb. 2.

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