July 3, 2008 · Updated 6:03 PM
"Jet City Oaks lose but still lead divisionOak Harbor's only men's over-30 baseball team lost a tough contest Thursday night to the Stanwood Cardinals 11-10. Oaks starter Jeff Daly had a hard time finding the strike zone, giving up 10 runs on 2 hits with 7 base on balls and two hit batters before yielding the ball to Jim Shulock in the third inning.Shulock held the Cardinals to one run on seven hits for the remaining innings. Jet City mounted comebacks in the 6th and 9th innings only to be cut short with the bases loaded in the ninth and the tieing run on third. Offensively, Oaks centerfielder Mike Ross went three for four with three RBIs and left fielder Walt Bankowski and second baseman Milt Campbell both went two-for-four with three RBIs total. The Oaks still hold first place in the Quad County Baseball League with an 11-3 record but face a crucial game this sunday at OHHS against the Bellingham Cardinals. Game time 1100 am.Kayaking classes offered in AugustSKILLS AND SAFETY: Don't leave home without it. This course covers paddling strokes, wet exits, self and assisted rescues, and bracing. Wetsuits strongly recommended. One day class. Min 4/ Max 12 Age: 12-Adult Date: Saturday, August 19 Time: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm Where: Goss Lake Boat Launch Cost: $30 per class NAVIGATION: Learn to use tide and current tables, nautical charts, and a compass for travel in a sea kayak. This is a land-based class. One day class. Min 4/ Max 12 Age: 12-Adult Date: Saturday, August 26 Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm Where: Maxwelton Boat Launch Cost: $15 per class High School holds fall sports signupsInformational and sign-up meetings have been scheduled for all OHHS athletes interested in participating in fall sports. Paperwork packets will be distributed at the meetings. The first day of fall sports practice is Monday, Aug. 21. All athletes must have a completed packet turned in on the first day of practice in order to play fall sports.Fall sports meeting dates, times and locationsCheer: 7 p.m., Aug. 18, OHHS Mat RoomCross Country: 7 p.m., Aug. 17, OHHS Field HouseFootball: 7 p.m., Aug. 17, Parker HallGirls Soccer: 7 p.m., Aug. 17, OHHS ROTC roomGirls Swim: 7 p.m., Aug. 17, OHHS Field HouseBoys Tennis: 7 p.m., Aug. 17., Field House Locker RoomVolleyball: 7 p.m., Aug. 17, Gym Locker roomNorth Cascades river trip beckonsExplore the beauty of the North Cascades while floating 4 1/2 miles down the Sauk River through old growth forests and mountain foothills on a trip Aug. 8, for ages 12-18. Learn about different kinds of wildlife and plants, gain basic canoe skills and even run a little white water.Cost is $20. Call South Whidbey Parks at 221-5484 for details.Tennis ends with tournamentSouth Whidbey Parks and Rec is sponsoring a tennis tournament Aug. 19 and 20 for those 18 and older wanting to compete in a summer wrap-up. Enter all the events, or only one; choose advanced, advanced beginner, or intermediate divisions.Sign up with a partner or you can be matched with one. Prizes for first and second will be given. Depending on draw size and weather, Parks will try to schedule at least two matches (double elimination).Entry deadline is Aug. 15. Players will be notified of match times by Aug. 16. Singles pay $10; doubles are $16 per team. Call 221-5484 for information.Basketball fun league formingGather 12 of your friends to play in an exciting basketball league. All players must be 18 or older. South Whidbey Parks and Rec will have an interest list for individuals who are not already on a team. Games will be on Saturdays from 5-9 p.m. beginning Sept. 16, played in the Langley Middle School gym. Cost is $410 per team. Enter your team by the Sept. 8 deadline.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 email@example.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 679-3598Adults-only flag football in Skagit CountySkagit County Parks and Recreation is starting a new coed Jack and Jill, flag football league this fall for adults, 18 years of age and older.Teams will be made up of eight players - 4 males and 4 females - and play a no-contact game.Games will be played Thursday evenings at the Skagit Playfields starting in OCtober.The registration deadline for the league is Sept. 22. and costs $250 per team.For information: 360-336-9414 or on the web at www.skagitcounty.netGetting 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 firstname.lastname@example.org"