Sports Briefs

"North Whidbey hoop sign ups heldYouth basketball registration for the upcoming 2000-2001 youth league will be held until today for boys and girls grades 3-6. Registration forms can be obtained from all neighborhood schools and 7-Eleven convenience stores. Volunteer coaches are also needed for the league. The season runs from Jan. 6 through Feb. 17. For more information contact Dwight Lundstrom at 279-8717. Bowling league for disabled setHandy Dandy bowling league for anyone with a disability is starting a winter and spring season Jan. 8. Bowling takes place every Monday from 3:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. and will run through May at the Oak Bowl in Oak Harbor. Fees to participate are $5 every Monday and it includes two games, shoes and a pizza party at the end of the season. E-mail Peggy Callister at or call 240-9140. Adult hoops league to start soonThe Anacortes Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting registration forms for men's and women's adult four-on-four basketball league. Registration forms are due no later than, Dec. 29, by 5 p.m. League games will start start Jan. 14 and run until March 18. Cost is $100 for returning teams (no uniform fee) and $175 for new teams (includes 6 uniforms). Games will be played Sundays between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. at Anacortes High School and are self officiated. Divisions of play available include a men's 30 and over, men's open, and women's open. Call Anacortes Parks and Recreation at (360) 299-1948 or e-mail alumni games scheduledAll alumni who can bounce a basketball and run up and down the court are invited Dec. 30 to come back to Coupeville's gymnasium for a night to play basketball. Games will start at 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for alumni and spectators, $3 for students over 12 years old. Kids under 12 are free. Proceeds will be put toward the purchase of a new readerboard at the high school. The event is being sponsored by the Community Foundation for Coupeville Schools. To register please call event coordinator Sandy Roberts at 678-5858 or e-mail and please include name and year graduated. Three-on-three tourney scheduledThe Coupeville gymnasium will be home to a 3-on-3 basketball tournament for kids in grades 6-9 on Jan. 13. Teams are allowed four players and must pay $5 to play or donate five cans of food. The tournament will start at 7 p.m. and run until 10:30 p.m. Players and teams must pre-register by calling Eric at 240-1322. Snowbuster ski bus to Stevens' PassSandi's Snowbuster ski bus to Stevens Pass begins Jan. 9 and each Tuesday after that for eight weeks. The 8-week package is priced at $140 but is a non-profit program. The bus will depart from the Safeway parking lot at 6:45 a.m. and return at 7 p.m. For further information, contact Sandi Carrothers at 675-1306 or 675-6652. 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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