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.
The Quilcene Rangers were the only Jefferson County team to take a win during opening season of high school football.
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.
All five pickleball players from Port Townsend who took part in the Washington State Senior Games in Lakewood won gold medals in their respective age and skill divisions.
The Discovery Bay Women’s Golf Club held a “Strike Three” June 28.
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.
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.
The Port Townsend High School baseball team wrapped up its season with losses to Chimacum, Quilcene and Coupeville during the course of three days.
The Chimacum girls’ tennis team weathered a week of mixed fortunes, starting with a 5-2 home court win May 1 against the Klahowya Eagles, before being narrowly edged out 4-3 during a May 3 away game against Coupeville.
After being rained out March 26, the Chimacum High School girls’ tennis team played at home March 28 against the Olympic Trojans
After their March 21 and 23 scheduled games were rained out, the Port Townsend High School baseball team was unable to break its no-win streak when it resumed play March 28 and 30.
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.
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.
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.
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A number of student-athletes on Port Townsend and Chimacum high schools’ sports teams have made it into the Olympic 1A All-League.
The Port Townsend Redhawk girls, rated 16th among the 66 teams from schools of its size in Washington state, were denied a ticket to Yakima’s SunDome for the 12-team state tournament, which starts this weekend.
Sea-Tac League coaches met in Tacoma Feb. 20 to vote for their All-Star awards.
East Jefferson Little League is conducting in-person sign-ups and tryouts this March for its spring season.
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…
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 …
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…
The girls on the Port Townsend High School wrestling team traveled to North Mason Jan. 17 for the Olympic League Girls’ Dual, during which they wrestled one match each in dual format.
The Port Townsend High School girls’ basketball team defied recent historic precedent by defeating Coupeville 39-26 on Jan. 26.