ABERDEEN — Grays Harbor Bowmen will host its annual Rainforest Safari archery tournament Saturday-Sunday, June 2-3, at the range located seven miles southwest of Aberdeen.
Registration is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday — archers may shoot any time during the day. Sunday, all competitors will begin at 9 a.m. $15 per adult for one day or $20 for both — junior rates and family discounts are available. Tw0-day shooters will be eligible for trophies based on the total score. Camping is available at the range Friday and Saturday nights. For more information, e-mail TC Parker at email@example.com or call (360) 533-4698.
The range is located at 902 Highway 105 in Aberdeen.
MONTESANO — The annual Lake Sylvia State Park fishing derby is set for Saturday, June 9.
The event, also sponsored by the Montesano Moose Lodge, is open to children ages 15 and under. Anglers must bring their own equipment. However, a Discover Pass will not be required for parking, as the event will take place on National Get Outdoors Day.
The derby will take place from 6-11 a.m. at the park’s kitchen shelter. Breakfast will be available for $3 per person, and prizes will be awarded to winners of each age group at noon. For more information, call (360) 249-3621.
Eagles earn golf title
DUPONT — The Lady Elma Eagles have brought home their first-ever state 1A girls golf title. Crushing the competition on The Home Course in Dupont, the team of three beat Cascade Christian for the championship, 48-17. Eagles Jenna Powers, Alexis and Lauryn Keating took the top team honors as well as the Keating sisters taking second and third, Alexis out-stroking Lauryn, in individual play.
The team, often playing short-handed during the regular season, overcame the odds to first win the district title and then parlay that win into a state title. Seniors Powers and Alexis Keating finish their high school career’s on the top of their game.
The district team title also included senior Taj Scott, but only the three qualified to move onto the state match.
Bulldogs drop the ball
YAKIMA — The Lady Bulldogs dropped their opening game against Okanogan losing, 7-8. This matched them up against Meridian who they took easily 20-2. With a 1-1 record for the start of the state fastpitch bracket, they once again faced Onalaska as they did in the District IV tournament.
Leading 3-2 in the second inning after a Courtney Swan two-run double , the Bulldogs kept pace with the Loggers, matching them run for run through the next inning. Up 5-4, the Bulldogs could not generate any more runs off of Logger pitcher Sarah Barnes. The inability to score, coupled with a few errors, gave Onalaska the opportunites it needed to pull away and finish the Montesano season with a 9-5 loss.