Sequim Middle School's eighth-grade boys squads won one and lost one as they battled the Port Angeles-based Stevens White squad on Jan. 21.
In the seventh-grade game, Alex Barry scored 21 points - 19 in the first half - and Josh Conomos added 10 points and 16 rebounds in a 54-29 Sequim victory. The Timberwolves outscored Stevens 31-12 by halftime. Jerry Bryant added two blocks and three steals. Sequim held Stevens' top scorer Miki Andrus to just 10 points.
In the eighth-grade contest, Stevens jumped out to a 21-9 lead and held on for a 59-48 win. Sequim got within three points in the fourth quarter.
Christian Velarde led the T-Wolf comeback, scoring 18 points. Anthony Pinza added 12 points while Dylan Chatters and Jess Francis had six points each.
P.A. hosts tourney for
Port Angeles Recreation Department is hosting the Red Lion Hotel Presidents Day Classic on Feb. 13-14, with divisions for boys and girls basketball teams in grades five-nine. Cost is $235 per team and features a four-game guarantee.
For more information or to register, call Dan Estes at 417-4557 or e-mail to email@example.com.
Keller receives 'Spirit' award
Sequim's Hal (Harold) Keller, a former Major League Baseball player, general manager and scout, was honored at the seventh-annual "In the Spirit of the Game" awards dinner in Los Angeles on Jan. 16.
Keller received the George Genovese Lifetime Achievement Award in Scouting.
Awards ceremony attendees included Brooks Robinson, Tony La Russa, Larry King, Bud Selig and others.
The event's sponsor, The Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation, paid to fly Keller's family from across the country to the ceremony.
Keller and his wife, Carol, are 10-year residents of Sequim.
collect food for needy
Sequim High School wrestling team members are collecting nonperishable food items at the Sequim Safeway (680 W. Washington St.) from noon-5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 31, to donate to the Sequim Food Bank.
Their goal is to collect more than 2,171 pounds of food - the combined weight of a full varsity roster.
Last season, the team collected more than 2,700 pounds of food and $300 in donations. For more information, call Christine Paulsen at 452-8262.
Klahhane pair take top spots
Two Klahhane gymnasts placed first in their age group sessions at the Top Flip Invitational at Great Wolf Lodge at Grand Mound on Jan. 23-24.
Sequim High freshman Emily Giammalva scored 33.85 points in the all-around for first place in the Level 7 senior division, taking individual gold medals on vault (9.175) and uneven bars (8.75).
At Level 6, Klahhane's Maya Wharton came away with top honors in the 8-11 division with 33.25 all-around points and individual gold medals on vault (8.75), beam (8.80) and floor (8.30).
In Level 4 competition, two Klahhane gymnasts came away with individual wins on the vault. Haylee Ward won the 6-8 title by scoring 9.175 points, while teammate Danica Miller scored a 9.25 mark for first in the 9-11 age group.