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"Warriors win again, claim firstThe Warriors defeated the Mount Vernon Dogs at the close of regular season play Sunday, 16-0, and claimed first place in their division. Both teams were undefeated to start the game. The Warriors scored on a 36 yard run by Gabe Vest with the extra points kicked by Tyson Boon. The second touchdown was scored on a 33 yard run by Cameron Kays, with Boon kicking the extra points. (In Youth Football kicking the extra points is worth two points.) Vest ran for a total of 123 yards.Interceptions by Andy Alexander and Nate Fisher were key in holding Mount Vernon scoreless.Lions Club hosts Seahawks spokesmanThe Oak Harbor Lions Club will host John Paul, the assistant director of public relations for the Seattle Seahawks at its meeting tonight (Wednesday) in the banquet room at Hendersons Restaurant at 7 p.m. Call Terry Lacey at 240-1125.CWLL to meet tonight at high schoolCentral Whidbey Little League meets this Wed. Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Randy Kings' Coupeville High School classroom. Everyone interested in the future of Little League in Coupeville please attend and help organize 2001 board members. Community involvement is what makes it tick. The organizers would like to thank Willie Smith for his two years service as CWLL president. The group is seeking an ambitious person to fill his shoes and others. Call Rhonda at 678-4957 or Willie at 678-2082.Mt. Erie run set for SaturdayAnacortes Parks and Recreation's 26th Annual Mt. Erie Road and Trail Run will be held Saturday, Oct. 21 starting at 10 a.m. The road course starts at Mt. Erie Elementary School, 41st & M Avenue in Anacortes, and follows paved roads for 3.6 miles to the top of Mt. Erie, with an elevation gain of 1,213 feet; the last 1.5 miles gaining 884 feet.The trail course is just over 2 1/2 miles long, and starts off of Heart Lake Road, just south of the Heart Lake parking lot. This route takes you up a windy, forested trail with several quick elevation gains, finishing at the top of Mt. Erie.Cost is $12 with a T-Shirt, $6 without, and those 14 and under run free (t-shirt included). Preregistration ends Oct. 18 at 5 p.m. Day-of-race registration will take place from 9 to 9:30 a.m. at the elementary school. Call (360) 293-1918, or e-mail coaches, sponsors neededCoaches and sponsors are needed to support the Oak Harbor Cats fifth, sixth and seventh-grade girls basketball teams. The positions needing to be filled include anyone willing to help coach or become a head coach. Experience is preferred. Enthusiasm mandatory.Sponsors are needed to help these three new teams with the expense of uniforms and league costs. No amount is too little. For more information: Gary Brundidge 240-0578, or 257-2386.Clinic to train basketball refsThe Northwest Board is seeking both men and women who are interested in officiating high school girl's basketball games. New officials will be trained on both rules and floor mechanics and will have the opportunity to work with veteran officials while officiating basketball games in Whatcom, Skagit and Island counties.Meetings start today (Wednesday), Oct. 18, with the Washington Officials State Basketball Clinic on Tuesday, Nov. 14.Call Bill Meche at 675-5663 or 202-5693. His e-mail is River opens for coho, chumA portion of the Skagit River is now opened seven days a week to recreational salmon fishing for two coho or chum salmon per day (chinook must be released). The opening runs from Oct. 13 through Dec. 31. This opening is on the mainstem Skagit River from the mouth of Gilligan Creek to the mouth of the river.In-season updates indicate the coho run on the Skagit River is returning at a higher-than-predicted numbers. Fishing is open daily, but only from one hour before official sunrise to one hour after official sunset. The non-buoyant lure restriction is in effect. Minimum size for salmon is 12 inches.Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license. Check the WDFW 2000 Fishing in Washington rules pamphlet or the fishing section of the WDFW Web page at for details on fishing seasons and regulations. Fishing regulations are subject to change. Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at (360) 902-2500, press 2 for recreational rules. For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline call (360) 796-3215.Call Pete Castle, district biologist, La Conner District Office, 360-466-4345 ext. 230.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 "

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