July 3, 2008 · Updated 6:09 PM
"Boating and safety members neededThe Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is seeking nominations for its Boating and Safety Advisory Council. The council assists and advises the commission on administration of its boating safety program. Appointments will be made Dec. 15. The commission manages a diverse system of 125 parks and several recreation programs, including boating, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. Appointments include: Anglers and Hunters, one member; Educators, one member; Northwest Boating Council, one member; Sailing Foundation, one member; Association of Washington Cities, one member; Washington Water Trails Association, one member; River Kayaking, one member. To obtain applications, call James E. Horan at (360) 902-8580 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submitting nominations is Nov. 9. North Whidbey hoop sign ups heldA youth basketball clinic and registration for the upcoming 2000-2001 youth league will be held Dec. 2 for boys and girls grades 3-6. Registration forms can be obtained from all neighborhood schools and 7-Eleven convenience stores. Volunteers coaches are also needed for the Youth Basketball league. The season runs from Jan. 6 through Feb. 17. For more information contact Dwight Lundstrom at 279-8717. Play soccer in EuropeThe United Soccer Academy will hold clinic ryouts for players interested in playing soccer in Europe. The United Soccer Academy program to Europe, from July 11-31, 2001, will consist of a five day training camp in Denmark, followed participation in the world's largest youth soccer tournament, the Gothia Cup held in Sweden, as well as participation in the Manchester Soccer Festival held in England. For males and females between the ages of 10 and 19 interested in international soccer travel and competition the clinics ryouts will be held at Arena Sports in Langley, B.C., on Dec. 1 from 6-8 p.m.; the Sportsplex in Bellingham on Dec. 2 from 2-4 p.m.; Lake Washington High School in Kirkland on Dec. 3, from 2-4 p.m.; and Arena Sports in Redmond on Dec. 4, from 6-8 p.m. Players are asked to bring their own ball, water and a $15 registration fee. For more information contact United Soccer Academy at (800) 656-5499. Local kids can hit the slopesSixth to 12th-grade students from North Whidbey can still sign up for the Oak Harbor Ski and Snowboardig School. Registration forms will be available until Nov. 29. The season will run from Dec. 9 through March 3, weather permitting.Bus transportation will be $140 and eight lessons is will be an additional $65. Lift tickets must be purchased for each trip to the mountain. An Adventure Pass can be purchased to cover the entire season. Lift tickets for one day are $23 for 7-12 year olds and $34 for 13 -18 year olds. Call Jim Newberry at 675-6372. Youth basketball tournament setThe Coupeville High School Gymnasium will be the site of a 3-on-3 youth basketball tournament tonight from 7-10:30 p.m. Registration prior to the tournament is required for players and teams. Admission to the tournament will be two cans or two boxes of food. Boys and girls divisions will be available for sixth to ninth-grade students. Prizes and food will be available. The tournament is sponsored by the Central Whidbey Youth Coalition. For more information call Eric at 240-1322. CWSA annual turkey shoot slatedThe general public is invited to Central Whidbey Sportsmen's Association annual Turkey Shoot Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The next meeting for CWSA will be held Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m. Both meetings and events are held at the club house and range on Safari road. Those interested in the club are welcome to attend a meeting or to participate in public events. Annual dues for a family are $30. The 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 club house complete with kitchen. Call 678-0960. Boys masters basketball scheduledThe Skagit County Parks & Recreation Department is now accepting registrations for the Boys Masters Basketball League for high school boys that are not on a high school basketball team. Games will be played Sunday afternoons at Skagit Valley College starting Dec. 10. Separate divisions of play are offered for 9-10th graders and 11-12th graders. The team entry fee is $350 and is due by Dec. 1. Each team is required to have an adult coach, 21 years or older for each game. For more information and how to register, call the Skagit County Parks and Recreation office at (360) 336-9414 or contact by e-mail: email@example.com.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 "