Sports Briefs

"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. Sign up to play flag football Flag Football Magazine will host a Regional Flag Football Tournament Dec. 2-3. The tournament, which will be held in Seattle, will consist of three different styles: 9-Man-Contact- A-Division, 8-Man-Contact-B/C Division and 4-Man-No Contact-A/B & C Division.Winners will advance to the USFTL Nationals Jan. 13-14 in Orlando, Fla. The Tournament MVP will play for Team USA at the World Cup of Flag Football Jan. 19-21 in Cocoa Beach, Fla. 10 other countries will compete for the World Cup. To register for the tournament call Flag Football Magazine at 877-369-3079 or email Additional Information is available on Flag Football Magazine's web site - www.flagmag.comRegional club to 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. 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: tonyt@co.skagit.wa.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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