AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Neah Bay's Amber Swan is WIAA Athlete of the Week

Shamrock Shuffle Pub Crawl benefits Hurricane Ridge Foundation March 16

Swan recognized as a WIAA Athlete of the Week

NEAH BAY — Neah Bay senior Amber Swan has been named a WIAA Athlete of the Week for her performance in leading the Red Devils to back-to-back Class 1B girls basketball state championships.

In the semifinals against Crosspoint, Swan dominated the court with 22 points, 7 rebounds, and 6 assists, leading her team in all three categories. Her prowess was on full display again in the championship game against Mount Vernon Christian, as she paced Neah Bay in scoring with 13 points, 11 of which came in a crucial second-half surge. Swan’s ability to step up when it mattered most highlighted her pivotal role in Neah Bay’s success.

Shamrock Shuffle

PORT ANGELES — The Shamrock Shuffle and Pub Crawl, a downtown pub crawl and shopping event set March 16, will benefit the Hurricane Ridge Winter Sports Education Foundation.

Day of registration and event check-in will open at noon at the Laurel Street Fountain with the Pub Crawl running from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Participants will receive six tasting tokens upon check-in to be redeemed at the participating pub crawl venues: 48 Degrees North Waterfront Restaurant + Bar, The Roosevelt at the Wharf, Barhop Brewing, Bar N9ne, Next Door Gastropub and Angeles Brewing.

Pub Crawl participants are $45, designated drivers are $10.

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Rumble on the Ridge

PORT ANGELES — The Rumble on the Ridge, a men’s basketball tournament that raises funds for the Port Angeles High School boys basketball team, will be held April 20-21.

The tournament will be held at Port Angeles High School.

There is a four-game guarantee, with pool play scheduled Saturday and single-elimination games Sunday.

The entry fee is $300 per team.

Admission is free.

For more information, call Port Angeles coach Kasey Ulin at 360-640-1845 or email

Thorpe football camp

FORKS — Former Seattle Seahawks special teams captain and current assistant coach Neiko Thorpe will put on a youth football camp and training session at Spartan Stadium on July 6.

A camp for ages 6-through-13 will run from 9 a.m. to noon with a camp T-shirt included.

The camp is $140 with a sibling discount.

A targeted training session for ages 13-and-older will follow from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and is $115 to $140 and includes a T-shirt if that option is selected at checkout.

Thorpe is married to Forks native Maegan Leppell.

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St. Patrick’s Day run

PORT ANGELES — The fifth annual Great Olympic Peninsula St. Patrick’s Day Run/Walk will be held March 16.

The event includes a 10-kilometer run/walk, a 5K and a 1-mile run/walk.

All events begin at Port Angeles City Pier at 10 a.m. and are out-and-backs along the Olympic Discovery Trail.

Each participant will receive a long-sleeve 2024 Red, Set, Go shirt, a race bib, finisher medal and a goodie bag.

All proceeds benefit Olympic Medical Heart Center.

The fee is $35 per person. OMC employees receive $5 off registration.

To register, visit

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