OrcaFest plans to have a ball

With more than a week to go before the first pitch, the annual OrcaFest Slo-pitch Tournament is already full.

PORT McNEILL—With more than a week to go before the first pitch, the annual OrcaFest Slo-pitch Tournament is already full.

But that doesn’t mean there are not opportunities to get in on the fun.

The tourney begins with games Friday and continues through Sunday’s 3:30 p.m. A final at Centennial Field.

Along with concession and a beer garden at Centennial, a highlight of the tourney is the Saturday night dance, and plenty of tickets remained this week.

Dance tickets are $10 and must be purchased in advance. They are available for the next week at Timberland Sports, Gus’s Bar and Grill, The Flower Shoppe and The Clothes Inn. Tickets will also be available at the tourney beer garden Friday evening and throughout Saturday’s games.

 

 

 

Eagles gear up

The North Island Eagles hockey program is looking for a few good players.

And coaches.

And, frankly, anybody else with the ability and time to help out in a variety of capacities.

Registration is ongoing, the the association is also opening up applications for coaching positions for atom development, peewee, bantam and midget-level teams for the 2014-15 season.

Spots are also available on the Eagles executive, either as entry-level directors or  something more substantial.

Tryouts for the teams begin Sept. 8 at Chilton Regional Arena in Port McNeill.

To inquire about helping out in the coming season, contact Eagles head coach Andrew Laming at 250-956-2942 or by email at treetech8@hotmail.com.

To register or for registration info, contact registrar Lito Pineda at 250-956-5234.

 

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