Sports briefs — Jan. 26, 2022

Honest Touch takes A division volleyball title

The Honest Touch claimed the 2021-22 Peninsula Volleyball League A Division championship on Jan. 20 with a hard-fought win over Set For Life: 22-25, 25-19, 25-19 and 25-13.

In the match for third and fourth place, I’d Hit That stopped Hot Peppers 25-19, 25-19, 25-19.

The Peninsula Volleyball League B Division wraps up play over the coming weeks.

SHS trio advances to districts

Sequim High bowlers Gabby Matthern-Hall, Morgan Tate and Nikoline Updike will vie for state berths at the West Central District tournament in Parkland on Jan. 29 after earning district spots at the Olympic League tourney on Jan. 20 in Silverdale.

Top teams and individuals advance to the state tourney, set for Feb. 3-5 in Tacoma; 1A and 2A schools compete on Friday, Feb. 4.

Run the Peninsula race set at Elwha Bridge

The 2022 Elwha River Bridge 5k and 10k is set for 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5.

The event is the first in the 2022 Run the Peninsula series.

There is no parking at the race site. Shuttles are provided to all participants and spectators from Extreme Sports Park, 2917 W. Edgewood Dr., Port Angeles. Shuttles start at 7:15 a.m. and run throughout the entire day.

Registration ends at 6:59 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4. Cost is $40 per person for either race, or $35 for a virtual version. Registrants receive a race bib, RTP tumbler and Elwha Bridge race medal.

Register, find more details and view a course map at

The next Run the Peninsula Series race is the Railroad Bridge Run in Sequim on April 23.

Title sponsors are the Sequim Gazette and Peninsula Daily News. The presenting sponsors are the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe and Olympic Medical Center.

Yacht club offering audlt sailing lessons

Sailing lessons for adults will be offered by the Sequim Bay Yacht Club and North Olympic Sail & Power Squadron starting March 3.

A full course of seven classroom sessions at the SBYC clubroom at the John Wayne Marina and five on-the-water sessions on SBYC boats in Sequim Bay will cost $350.

Two other options will be offered: the five on-the-water sessions only for $280, and the seven classroom-only sessions for $140.

Fees will be discounted for current SBYC and NOPS members.

For more information, contact Rudy Heessels at