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"All-Stars back from state battleThe good news is that an Oak Harbor Little League All Star team — the 9- and 10-year-old boys — earned a trip to the State Championship Tournament in Issaquah this year, the first time an Oak Harbor All Star team has made the cut in 19 years.The bad news is that they came back too soon. But not before showing what they could do.Following a 6-5 loss to Bainbridge Island Aug. 22, the North Whidbey boys rebounded with a 10-8 victory over Aberdeen Aug. 24. The win set up an Aug. 25 meeting with the Redmond North All Stars who proceeded to out hit and outscore Whidbey’s All Stars 16-5. Still, to be among the final eight teams in the State Tournament and the first Oak Harbor team to make the trip since 1981 is a victory in itself. Wildcat wrestling camp coming MondayThe 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.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.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 at 240-0473.Whidbey Islanders B-U13 soccer tryoutsTryouts for Whidbey Islander’s boys soccer Fall 2000 season — for boys aged 10, 11 and 12 — begin Aug. 7. Tryouts will be held at Oak Harbor MIddle School from 5-7 p.m., August 7. For more information, or to schedule a later appointment, call Mike at 279-9029, or Rhonda, at 678-4957.Senior bowlers set planning meetingTwo leagues for bowlers ages 55 and older will hold organizational meetings at Oak Harbor Bowl, 1153 Midway Blvd. The Hi-Nooners Senior Bowling League, and the The No Smoking Senior League will meet at 10 a.m., Aug. 14. Members are asked to attend the meetings as well as anyone interested in joining.For more information, call Oak Harbor Bowl at 679-2533.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, Aug. 4, 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 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 679-3598Getting in hereInterested in announcing your sports news to the community? Just write a short notice about the event or news item and drop it off at the News-Times front desk, across from City Hall at 800 S.E. Barrington Drive in Oak Harbor. Be sure to include your phone number. You can also fax us at 675-2732, or — best of all — send e-mail to"

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