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"Phesant season opensPhesant hunting season today for all hunters of all ages.There are theee release sites on Whidbey Island Naval Air Station property: The Outlying Field in Coupeville and the upper and lower game ranges located off Crescent Harbor Road.Hunting licenses and NAS Whidbey Island hunting permits are required.Permits are available at Building 220 on the Ault Field base.Questions: 257-3127 Island soccer plays to a drawThe boys U-17 Islanders soccer team played to a 1-1 tie against Football Club Woodland Fire last weekend. The Islanders only goal was scored by Dustin King with an assist by Kyle Veach. The Islanders play again at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, at Ft. Nugent Fields.For more information: Mercedes Fulwiler 675-2832Whidbey Judo Classes Oak Harbor Martial Arts Center is introducing a new Judo class starting on Monday, Oct. 2, 2000. The class will run from 7:30-9 P.M. for ages six and up. This is a beginner class but Judo players of all abilities are welcome to attend. Learn throws and ground techniques.For questions: Call Colleen at 679-4416. Please leave a message.Youth soccer challenge South Whidbey Park and Recreation is hosting a free youth soccer challenge beginning at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 7, at the South Whidbey Community Park.The event, held in conjunction with Kid's Appreciation Day, combines kicking skill and accuracy of kicks to determine South Whidbey's best. There are a variety of age divisions from 14-year-old and under. Local winners will go on to compete regionally.Registration starts at noon.For more information: (360) 221-5484Big brother, big sister walkBig Brothers/Big Sisters of Island County is hosting a 10-5 K Run and two-mile walk at 9 a.m. Oct. 7, at South Whidbey High School. Run is $20; walk is $15. For more details: (360) 279-0644Intense softballA second and final tryout for the 16-and-under Island Intensity fastpitch softball team will be held from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 1 at South Whidbey High School.Anyone born any time in 1984 or later is eligible. For more information: Todd or KAren Lubach at (306) 321-5339 on on the web at www.eteamz.com/islandintensity.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 firstname.lastname@example.org "