Sports briefs | First Lil' Norway Invitational set for April 9, White Horse readies for Verizon Classic

NK track team hosts Lil’ Norway Invitational April 9

The North Kitsap track team will host the first-ever Lil’ Norway Invite April 9.

The invite begins at 11 a.m. and will feature eight schools from around the area.

Awards will be given based on performance to individuals and relay teams placing in the top three. Plaques for the first place team will also be distributed.

Admission: $5 adults, $3 non-NK students, $2 seniors. NK students and children younger than 12 get in free.

Though North Kitsap High is providing most of the meet officials, volunteer officials are welcome. If interested, contact Dave Snyder,; or Cristi Frank,

Verizon Golf Classic is June 24 at  White Horse

The Verizon Golf Classic, a fundraiser for the Kingston Rotary Club, is June 24 at White Horse Golf Club.

Rotarians are visiting local businesses and encouraging them to “Swing for Rotary” by becoming a tournament sponsor. Early sponsors are Liberty Bay Bank, Kingston CPA, Kitsap Bank, The Filling Station, Kingston IGA Grocery, Anchor Chiropractic and the North Kitsap Herald. Verizon is the naming sponsor for the tournament, which is in its fifth year.

Several changes have been made to White Horse, an award-winning course designed by Cynthia Dye. The course is sunnier this year, with the removal of some trees  and 62 bunkers have been removed to make the course a more enjoyable play.

Teams can register online at The $120 fee per player will help fund Rotary’s community projects and scholarships. At the tournament, there will be a catered lunch provided by White Horse Golf Club and a special awards dinner prepared by Ruben Ojeda of Luna Bella Restaurant in Kingston.

Skate Anatomi hosts BI skateboard meet Saturday (weather permitting)

Poulsbo skate company Skate Anatomi will host a skateboard competition at the Bainbridge Island skate park Saturday.

Anyone is welcome.

The field of competitors is expected to include Michael O’Friel of Silverdale.

Registration starts at 11 a.m. Competition begins at noon. Cost to skate is $10.

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