Sports in brief

Hunter education program required

The Central Whidbey Sportsmen’s Association, as part of its ongoing firearms safety program, is offering hunter education classes at the clubhouse beginning Friday, Aug. 1.

Anyone born after Jan. 1, 1972, must show proof they have completed a hunter education class before they can purchase a hunting license.

Classes will be held from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, with class, on-range time and testing from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday Aug. 2. Both classes must be attended for completion of the course and preregistration is required.

The Central Whidbey Sportsmen’s Association clubhouse and range is located 2.5 miles south of Coupeville on Safari Street, just off Highway 20 and Morris Road.

For more information and to register, call John Boling at 969-2440.

Register for CWSC soccer

The Central Whidbey Soccer Club is accepting registrations through Aug. 15 for the fall leagues. The cost for U-6 and U-8 players is $50 and players on U-10 through U-16 pay $65. Families can receive a $10 discount per child after the first registrant.

Registrations will be accepted after Aug. 15, but with an additional $25 late fee charged.

Spaces is limited for U-12 and above teams, so register now to reserve your place on a team.

Coaches are also needed and if you are interested, visit the league’s Web site for more information.

Go online to to register, or email

Sign up for triathlon

The North Whidbey Park and Recreation Department presents the Whidbey Island Junior Sprint Triathlon on Sunday, Aug. 10, beginning at 4 p.m.

The event is open to boys and girls ages 6 to 12, and men and women of any age, with relay teams composed of competitors of any age.

Competition is divided into categories for 6 to 12-year-old boys and girls, and an open category for older boys and girls along with men and women.

Competition will consist of swimming 10 widths of the pool, 147 yards, bicycling five laps, a distance of 2,000 yards, and finally a 600-yard run.

The bicycle race will be held on a closed course on grass and a helmet is required.

Special awards will be presented to the first three finishers in each division.

The cost to enter is $10 per person and includes a T-shirt and dessert after the event. The cost to participate in the relay is $30 per team.

Preregistration is required by Aug. 1.

Registration forms may be picked up at John Vanderzicht Memorial pool.

For information, call the pool at 675-7665.

Junior, senior, players sought

The Oak Harbor Youth Football League has reopened registration for the junior and senior teams. With all the interest in youth football, the league has decided to try to add additional teams in the upper age groups.

Registration forms can be found on the handouts page of the league’s Web site at

Anyone interested in playing should print one and mail it in as soon as possible so draft camps and league planning can take place.

For more information, email

Football coaches needed

Want to have some fun this fall teaching young players the ins and outs of football?

The Oak Harbor Youth Football League is in need of coaches for the fall season.

Right now, there is an opening for a Pee-Wee coach for players 6 to 8, and also for a junior coach for 11- and 12-year-olds.

Anyone interested in helping out should call league president Mark Schroeder at 632-8416.

The league will probably be adding a senior team as well, so there could be the need for another coach for 13- and-14-year-old players.

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