Angus Brown loses his footing during last summer's logger sports competition in Port McNeill. The Port McNeill Logger Sports Society returns for its third annual event Saturday on the waterfront on Broughton Blvd.

Angus Brown loses his footing during last summer's logger sports competition in Port McNeill. The Port McNeill Logger Sports Society returns for its third annual event Saturday on the waterfront on Broughton Blvd.

Logger Sports returns to Port McNeill

Newcomers invited to join veterans in logging competition

PORT McNEILL—Running with sharp objects gets a hardy endorsement Saturday when the Port McNeill Logger Sports competition returns for its third season.

Competitors in men’s, women’s and mixed events will get a chance to show off their skills in axe-throwing, buck-sawing, choker-chain racing and many other events at the logger sports grounds on Broughton Boulevard, just across from Centennial Ballfield.

The main show will be held from 1-4 p.m., following morning preliminaries in axe-throwing and other events that draw a heavy turnout.

The event is a sanctioned CAN-LOG competition, featuring a number of professional logger sports competitors. But organizers with the Port McNeill Logger Sports Society are encouraging newcomers to take part, and held demo and practice sessions over the past week and a half to give novice loggers a taste of the events.

The competition has been moved from its previous date during OrcaFest in August. The past two competitions were taped for TSN’s Lumberjack series, but will not be at this event.