Sports Briefs

"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 locations:Cheer: 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 roomDandy Handis ready to bowlThe Dandy Handis, open to anyone with a disability, is getting ready to kick off the fall bowling season. League play starts Monday, September 18 and runs through December 18 with competition taking place each Monday from 10:30 to noon. The tournaments will take place at Oak Bowl, 531 SE Midway Blvd. in Oak Harbor and a wheelchair ramp is available. There is fee of $5 which applies each day of bowling and includes two games, shoes and a pizza celebration at the end of the season. Peggy Callister, a certified recreation therapist, organizes the league and will hold a short meeting at 10 am on the first day of play at Oak Bowl. If interested, contact Callister by phone at 240-9140 or e-mail at hold charity golf tourneyThe Knights of Columbus is holding its sixth annual charity golf tournament on Saturday, August 19 at the NAS Whidbey Island Gallery Golf Course. There is a $15 entrance fee per person plus green fees, and all money raised will go to charities such as Habitat for Humanity, Pennies from Heaven, Big Brothers/Big Sisters and more. Check-in and hole assignments begins at 7:45 am in Duffer’s Deli and the tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 8:30 am. There is a hole-in-one contest on the tenth hole sponsored by Whidbey Island Ford and the winner will receive a free 2-year lease of a 2000 Ford Explorer. Other awards will be given, including prizes for the longest drive and getting closest to the pin. To register, drop in or call the Pro Shop at 257-2178 or for more information contact Tom Sundown at 679-5054.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.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.Sportsmen to hold monthly meetingCentral Whidbey Sportsmen’s Association will be holding its monthly meeting on Aug. 14 at 7:30 pm. Meetings are regularly held on the second Monday of each month. Meetings and other events are open to the public and held at the clubhouse and range on Safari Road south of Coupeville. Annual family dues are $30. Club facilities consist of a trap range, 75 yard covered pistol range, bowling pin pistol range with four stations, 100 and 200 meter rifle range and a clubhouse with a kitchen.CWSA scheduled events for the month of August are as follows:Aug. 12: Small Bore Rim Fire Rifle Silhouette at 9 a.m.Aug. 13: Trap Shoot at 10 a.m.Aug. 17: Trap Shoot at 6:30 p.m.Aug. 26: Bowling Pin Shoot at 9 a.m.Aug. 27: Trap Shoot at 10 a.m. The public is invited to attend all events and participation in the shoots does not require membership. Please call (360) 678-0960 for additional information.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 classBasketball 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.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 — four males and four 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 "

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