Whidbey News Times Sports Briefs | August 6

Rendezvous on Coupeville plains

The Central Whidbey Sportsmen’s Club will be the site of the 2008 mountain men rendezvous Aug. 16 and 17.

This is a free event and open to the public.

Traders’ tents will be open for business selling beads and leather goods, along with early American cooking utensils, clothing, blacksmith items plus black power guns and supplies.

Black power shooting competition with rifle and pistol, tomahawk and knife throwing events, primitive archery and children’s games will also be featured.

The Central Whidbey Sportsmen’s Club is located 2.5 miles south of Coupeville on Safari Street off Highway 20 across from Morris Road.

The grounds will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 16 and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug.17.

For more information, call David at 675-7540.

Tryout for Vipers softball

The second session of tryouts for the Skagit Valley Vipers U-14 softball team will be held Sunday, Aug. 17, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Burlington-Edison High School softball field.

This is the second year for the team and there are several positions open.

For more information, call Jeff Jacobson at 724-3273.

Doubles play in Langley

An open doubles tennis tournament for men, women and mixed teams will be held Aug. 15 to 17 on the tennis courts at South Whidbey High School.

The cost to enter is $15 per player.

Entry forms can be picked up at the South Whidbey Parks and Recreation office, the tennis courts at Coupeville High School and also the South Whidbey High School tennis courts.

For more information, call Kevin Jorgensen at 678-0901.

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 are 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

NWTA offers soccer camps

The Northwest Training Academy is offering a series of summer soccer camps that will allow players to fine-tune their soccer skills or help beginners be better prepared for the upcoming season.

When playing on a team and only practicing twice a week, coaches don’t have time to help you fine tune players’ skills, that is were NorthWest Training Academy can help. NorthWest Training Academy is a local company on Whidbey Island. That is why we can offer the same if not better products for half the price.

All of the camps will be conducted at Fort Nugent Park in Oak Harbor.

The soccer camp is Aug. 4 to 7 at a cost of $55 per player.

This camp is for everyone of any and all skill levels. There will be two separate sessions run for this camp and there are 10 spots left in each session.

Session 1 — 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.

Session 2 — 5 to 6:15 p.m.

The goalkeeper I camp is Aug. 11 to 13 at a cost of $55.

Basic and advanced training will be offered for all skill levels. There will be two separate sessions for this camp, with eight spots left in each session.

Session 1 — 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.

Session 2 — 5 to 6:15 p.m.

There will be some two-day clinics added as soon as avaliable. For more information, email or check out the Web site at

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