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"Oaks sweep Skagit in doubleheaderThe Jet City Oaks, Oak Harbor's over-30 mens baseball team, took both games of a double header Sunday. The Oaks defeated the Skagit River Pirates 18-16 and 7-4. In the opener, Oaks starter Don Jenkins was roughed up for 7 runs and 6 hits in three innings before being lifted. Reliever Bryan Barton had a tough time finding the plate, giving up four runs on two hits with three walks before yielding to Dave Degraff, who found himself in a jam after two outs with the bases loaded. The fourth pitcher for the Oaks, Jim Shulock got the third out on a ground ball and went on to complete the nine-inning contest, giving up four runs on seven hits and eight strikeouts. Though pitching may have been slack, the Oaks bats were not. Jet City pounded out 19 hits, including three triples, two doubles and a solo home run by Degraff. Offensively for the Oaks, Degraff was 3-for-5, as was catcher Dave Moody (with two triples); outfielder Mike Ross was 3-for-4; and Shulock and shortstop Bob Serfling were both 2-for-4.In the second contest Shulock held the Pirates to six hits and one run through five innings before handing the ball over to Jeff Daly, who closed out the day giving up three runs on one hit. Batting still held for the Oaks as they had 11 hits, including a 3-for-3 game by Shulock. Degraff and Jenkins each had two hits. The Oaks improved their record to 10-1 and will take on the Whatcom Mariners next Sunday at Oak Harbor High School at 11 am.Tennis group asks for filled-in surveysThe Whidbey Island Tennis Association has mailed a survey to every postal customer from Coupeville to Deception Pass, and results will be tabulated July 31. Among other things, WITA is trying to gauge interest in an indoor tennis facility for Whidbey Island. Call Fred Henninger at 675-5409.Wildcat wrestling camp coming soonThe annual Wildcat Wrestling Camp is scheduled for July 31 to Aug. 4 this summer. The event, for kids grades three through 12, will feature Oak Harbor graduate Kurt Karjalainen this year. Karjalainen was an undefeated 4A state champion at Oak Harbor, and an NCAA Division II national runner up this past year while he wrestled for the University of Nebraska at Kearney. He is currently an assistant wrestling coach at the school.The cost is $75, which can be paid on the first day of the camp. Session run from 9 a.m. to noon in the Oak Harbor High School wrestling room. Call 240-9945 for more information.Friends of NRA host Whidbey barbecueThe seventh annual salmon barbecue and auction fund-raiser for the Whidbey Island chapter of the Friends of the NRA will be held Saturday, Aug. 5 at Greene's Gun Shop Shooting Range, 4778 N. Monkey Hill Rd. The auction preview starts at 11 a.m. Lunch and the auction itself is at 1:30 p.m. The cost is $20, or $50 for families. Money from the event funds programs such as Eddie Eagle, hunter safety classes and firearm training.Youth soccer accepts registrationsOak Harbor Youth Soccer registration is now open until teams are filled. The fall season begins Sept. 4. Soccer registration forms are available at the Oak Harbor Library, YMCA, Payless Shoe Source, Baskin Robbins, 7-11 (near Burger King) and the NAS Whidbey gym. For more information, call OHYS secretary Christie Ireland at 679-8597.Children Golf Classic scheduledThe Child Abuse Prevention Foundation is expanding its popular annual fund-raising event to the Oak Harbor area this year. The Oak Harbor golf tournament will be held Friday, August 4th, at the Whidbey Golf & Country Club. An entry fee of $125 includes hot lunch buffet, silent auction, golf show, free golf balls, prizes totaling $2,500, hole-in-one prize and a steak dinner Awards Banquet. Register by July 21 and enter a drawing for a free tournament entry. Opportunities for corporate sponsorship are also available. Contact CAPF at (877) 331-7343, or child@whidbey.com Special Olympics needs volunteersWhidbey Island Special Olympics is starting its summer programs and needs volunteers. We are starting softball, T-ball, tennis and golf. No expertise is necessary. The group is also in need of golf clubs. Call Bobbi Lornosn at 679-4326.Anglers hold meetings every monthThe Puget Sound Anglers hold their monthly meetings on the third Monday of every month at 7 p.m. at the VFW Hall on Goldie Road. Anyone interested in fishing or joining the organization is free to attend the meeting. For further information, call 679-3598"

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