Sports Briefs

Here's a rundown on some of the sports-related community events taking place in the North Whidbey area.

All-state football

Oak Harbor's Nick Rouser plays in the all-state football game this Saturday, June 26, at 1 p.m. at Everett's Memorial Stadium.

Summer Rec programs

North Whidbey Park and Recreation District has the following summer programs scheduled:

Kids Love Soccer Workshops begin Saturday, July 10. Register any time before classes start.

Xperience Days for high school students at Fort Nugent Park on Tuesdays from noon to 3 p.m. Food, fun and games.

Windjammer Park lagoon and wading pools are open.

New participants are encouraged to try out for North Whidbey Aquatic Club, Whidbey Island Running Club and Whidbey Island Predators Roller Hockey.

For more information call 675-7665 or visit

Youth football registration

To register for Oak Harbor youth football, cheer and flag football, visit Contact with any question.

Salmon fishing

Marine areas 5, 6 (eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca), 7 (San Juan Islands) and 12 (Hood Canal) open for salmon fishing July 1.

Also opening July 1, sport crabbing Wednesday through Saturday in marine areas 6, 8-1 (Deception Pass to East Point), 8-2 (Port Susan and Port Gardner), 9 (Admiralty Inlet), 10 (Seattle/Bremerton), 11 (Tacoma/Vashon) and 12.

Junior golf camp

A junior golf camp will be offered by the Whidbey Golf and Country Club June 28 to 30 from 1 to 3 p.m.

A barbeque will follow the last day of the camp.

The cost is $75 per child and $10 per extra barbeque.

Contact WG&CC at 675-5490, ext. 1.

Boat registrations

In Washington state, all boat registrations expire on June 30.

Owners of boats and watercraft received a postcard in April informing them DOL won’t mail paper renewal reminders for boats and other watercraft anymore because the funding used to print and mail them was eliminated. The postcard invited these owners to sign up online at to receive renewal reminders by email.

DOL will send out boat and watercraft email renewal reminders to those who signed up for them on June 9. To receive one of these reminders, boat owners have to sign up at the DOL website no later than June 8.

Boat registrations can be renewed online and in person at a neighborhood vehicle licensing office. Those who choose to renew in an office should make sure to note the registration number on the bow of the boat or watercraft and take that information to the office.

Golf tournament

VFW Post 7392 invites golfers to participate in the 15th annual Bob Cole Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament Saturday, July 17, at 8:30 a.m. at the Whidbey Gallery Golf Course.

The 18-hole tournament will be followed by a picnic at the VFW Post at 3037 N. Goldie Road. Golfers eat for free, their guests can join in the picnic for $5.

Entry fee is $50 per person and includes green fees. There will be prizes, KP’s on all par-3 holes, longest drive on 2 and a chipping pot at the V-Dome.

The tournament format is Modified-Peoria Handicap 6 Blind Holes.

Entry forms are available at the VFW Post 7392 or online at Please bring completed entry forms with payment to VFW Post 7392 or the Gallery Golf Course Pro Shop.

Golfers may also mail entry forms and payment to VFW Post 7392, 3037 N. Goldie Road, Oak Harbor, Attn: Mike Murphy. Please make checks payable to VFW Post 7392. Deadline for entry forms is July 9.

All proceeds benefit the VFW Post 7392’s Scholarship fund.

For more information, visit

Adult volleyball

Adult recreational volleyball is being offered at the Coupeville Middle School gym from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. through July 19.

The fee is $30; register at

For more information, contact Heather Kortuem at

Summer PE camp

Looking for fun activities to keep the kids busy this summer, then check out the Oak Harbor PE Summer Camp offered at Crescent Harbor Elementary July 19-23.

The camp is open to grades one through five and will run from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day.

For more information, visit the camp Web site at For other information, email or Justin Ronning at

Whidbey Island Running Club

The Whidbey Island Running Club, sponsored by the North Whidbey Park and Recreation Department, is looking for interested runners to train for the spring/summer track season of the USA Track and Field Junior Olympics.

Interested participants can contact the John Vanderzicht Memorial Pool at 675-7665 or head coach Catie Rodeheffer at 279-2196 to get information on practice times and locations.

Interested parties can also visit team practices Mondays and Fridays from 4 to 5 p.m. at Fort Nugent Park. The first two practices are free.

North Whidbey Aquatic Club

The North Whidbey Aquatic Club (NWAC) is a competitive swimming program of the North Whidbey Park and Recreation District. It includes swimmers of all abilities and ages from 6 through college. Tryouts occur Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at the city pool from 4:45 to 5:30 p.m. New swimmers should be able to swim a length of the pool in freestyle and backstroke. The first two weeks are free. For more information, please call the pool (765-7665) to speak with Head Coach Neil Romney or view the team’s Web site at

Whidbey News-Times sports photos found on line

Sports photographs taken by Jim Woolbright for the Whidbey News-Times are available online for everyone to view and download.

Woolbright's photos can be found at

Woolbright generally takes over 100 photographs of the events he attends and would like everyone to have access. He said, "I am a sort of give-the-families-what-they-want kind of guy."

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