The Clallam County Orcas’ silver medal-winning team includes, from left, coach Jennifer Petty, Blake Yacklin, Michael Rudolph, Aidan Petty, Garet Bonham, Taylor Slota, Chris Knittle and coach Steven Potter. Photo courtesy of Wendy Bonham, Clallam County Orcas program coordinator
Sequim Gazette staff
The Clallam County Orcas had three teams representing the area at the Southwest Regional Basketball Tournament in Bremerton this spring.
With a team that lost a player due to a last-minute illness — creating an 11-point handicap from the start — the Orcas’ skills group played hard and received a fourth-place ribbon.
A second Orcas team that stretched itself by moving up in division play lost its first game, but came back to win the next two games and also earned a fourth-place ribbon.
The Orcas’ third team came away with a silver medal after a winning three games in a row, then losing a hard-fought fourth game by a small margin.