Sports Briefs

"OHYFL Prowlers Win Season OpenerThe Oak Harbor Youth Football League “Prowlers” began their 2000 season with an impressive shutout victory over Anacortes last Thursday, winning 18-0. The wet conditions made ball handling a little tricky but the team persevered walking away with the win. Running Backs Kyle Isaacson and Dan Raymond combined for over 180 yards rushing and three TD’s. All 3 Defensive teams put on a great display of hitting, closing down the Anacortes offense. Dan Raymond and Brandon Robinson each had QB sacks to their credit. The team plays again in Arlington this Saturday against Burlington/Sedro Woolley.OHYFL standings:MidgetAug. 28 Jets 33 Anacortes 0Aug. 28 Bombers 30 Sedro Wooley 13JuniorsAug. 29 Warriors 15 Sedro Wooley 14Anacoretes 14 Intruders 0SeniorsProwlers 18 Anacortes 0Correction: A touchdown attributed New sports park ready for some football, and soccer and ... The City of Oak Harbor is inviting the public to attend the grand opening of Fort Nugent Park, Oak Harbor’s new multi-sports field at 10 a.m. Sept. 9.The 20-acre grassland will accommodate youth soccer, football and baseball in the upcoming seasons.To get there, head west on Swantown Road from SR 20, turn left on Fort Nugent Road and go approximately one mile. The park is on the left. For more information, contact the City’s Municipal Shop at 240-6443.NFL Gatorade Punt, Pass & KickAt 1 p.m. Sunday Sept. 17 the NFL/Gatorade Punt, Pass & Kick competition will be held at the Oak Harbor High School practice field.The competition is open to any youngster between the ages of 8 and 15, based on age as of Dec. 31, 2000.The top finishers from each of eight age groups could eventually qualify for the National Finals at an NFL game in January.Pre-register at NAS Whidbey’s Youth and Teen Center, 663 North Brant St., off Regatta Ave, with a copy of your birth certificate.No cleats allowed, gym shoes only.For information: 257-3150 North Whidbey Steel Tip Dart League FormingInterested in playing with real, steel-tipped darts? The North Whidbey Steel Tip Dart League is looking men and women, 21 and older, to join its winter league.The group shoots at the bull every Monday night starting at 7 p.m., Sept. 11. with a blind draw double at the Oak Harbor V.F.W., 3037 N. Goldie Road.The first league night is Sept. 18.For more information, call Kevin Irons at 279-2309 or 202-2309, or Mel Sanders at 675-3058.Golf Tournament could pay two waysSome lucky duffer could walk away from Whidbey Island Bank’s Eighth Annual Golf Classic on Sept. 11 with $10,000. Providing said duffer shoots a hole-in-one. The tournament, to be held at the Holmes Harbor Golf Course in Freeland for the benefit of Senior Services of Island County, begins a 1 p.m. with a shotgun start and is open to all ages.Call 321-1600 or 678-3373 for more information.Whidbey tennis membership meetingThe Whidbey Island Tennis Association will hold its second general membership meeting at 7 p.m., Sept. 11 at Whidbey Cottages’ Club at 161 West Whidbey Ave. Parking is available on Whidbey Avenue near the entrance.The purpose of the meeting is to establish consensus on a group philosophy toward education, league play, dues and membership privileges.For information: 675-5409. Navy sailors set race scheduleThe Whidbey Island Naval Sailing Association will conduct a fall Performance Handicap Rating (PHRF) race series. The races will be held on Sundays, September 10,17 and 24 andOctober 1, 8, 15 and 29. The warning for each race will be at 1300 ( 1 p.m. for non-military types.) The start line will be in the vicinity of the R-2 buoy in Oak Harbor and will be open to all PHRF boats. Those not possessing a current PHRF rating will be issued a temporary rating by the WINSA handicapper. A non-flying sail (spinnaker) division will be provided if five or more boats register for that division. The entry fee is $25 for non WINSA members and $20 for WINSA members Trophies will be awarded for First, Second and Third place in each division on the completion of the series. Registration will be held at 1100 on Sunday, September 10 at the Navy Crescent Harbor Marina. For more information, contact Jack Jouett - 679-6708 ( or Jim McAlpine - 679-4825 ( safety classCentral Whidbey Sportsmen’s Association will conduct its annual hunter education class Sept. 25, 26, and 27. All classes run from 6-9 p.m., at the clubhouse on Safari Road. Field instruction will be Saturday, Sept. 30, from 9 a.m. to noon on the club grounds. Before getting a hunting license, people under age 18 must take a hunter safety course. Space is limited; register by Sept. 18. Call 678-6045.Getting 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 sports@whidbeynewstimes.comIntense softball in South WhidbeyTryouts for the Island Intensity girls fastpitch team will be held Sunday, Sept. 10 from 1-4 p.m. at South Whidbey High School.The Intensity team will be moving up to the 16 and under age division for the 2001 season. Anyone born in 1984 or later is eligible. For information call Todd or Karen Lubach, 321-5339. "

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