Michael Carman

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Martial arts expert honored; Women’s Basketball League forming in Port Angeles; Roller derby bout Saturday in Sequim

Registration is open for the Port Angeles Parks & Recreation Department’s Women’s Basketball League. Women… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: State releases salmon-run estimates, conference call today

SALMON RUN ESTIMATES released recently by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife are expected to be lower this year compared to last season, including… Continue reading

MICHAEL CARMAN’S GOLF COLUMN: Peninsula Golf Club wins third annual Peninsula Cup

HAVING THE PENINSULA Cup stay on the North Olympic Peninsula was a foregone conclusion. But having Port Angeles’ Peninsula Golf Club buck the trend of… Continue reading

MICHAEL CARMAN’S GOLF COLUMN: Area golfers gear up for Peninsula Cup at Port Ludlow

THE PENINSULA CUP is on the line at Port Ludlow Golf Club this weekend. Saturday’s third annual Peninsula Cup competition, pitting the best golfers from… Continue reading

MICHAEL CARMAN’S GOLF COLUMN: Sport loses one of its best

ONLY FOUR GOLFERS have been great enough to be referenced simply by their first name: Arnie, Jack, Tiger and Seve. Seve Ballesteros, arguably the most… Continue reading

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Forks’ Adams a major factor in Peninsula men’s success

Forks’ Marky Adams has given opposition coaches headaches on how to handle his size in the low post and anxiety attacks for Northwest… Continue reading

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Peninsula stay scrappy in NWAC Tournament loss to top-ranked Umpqua

The Peninsula College women’s basketball season came to a close with an 83-62 loss to No. 1 Umpqua in the first round of… Continue reading

GOLF COLUMN: Don’t worry about distance

GOLF IS DIFFICULT, no matter how far you strike the ball on drives. Approach shots can leak left or right, or just plain slice and… Continue reading

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                                Neah Bay’s Laila Greene (4) eyes Mount Vernon Christian’s Josie Droog during the Red Devils’ 53-34 Class 1B state quarterfinal win over the Hurricanes at Spokane Arena on Thursday.

STATE BASKETBALL: Neah Bay girls sink Mount Vernon Christian, on to semifinals Friday

Freshman Lalia Greene showed no first-game jitters under the bright lights of Spokane Arena, sinking her first three 3-point attempts of the game… Continue reading

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                                Neah Bay’s Laila Greene (4) eyes Mount Vernon Christian’s Josie Droog during the Red Devils’ 53-34 Class 1B state quarterfinal win over the Hurricanes at Spokane Arena on Thursday.

NEAH BAY: Senior point guard Gina McCaulley the leader for her young, talented team

The eyes draw you in. Big, round and expressive, Neah Bay senior point guard Gina McCaulley’s gaze encompasses the entire court, able to… Continue reading

STATE BASKETBALL: Neah Bay girls come home with trophy

Neah Bay stood tall for much of the game, but couldn’t overcome both a height and foul discrepancy and a tough shooting afternoon… Continue reading

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                                Neah Bay’s Patience Swan, right, scraps for possession of the ball during with Pomeroy’s Maddy Dixon during the Red Devils’ 44-29 Class 1B state semifinal loss Friday at Spokane Arena.

STATE BASKETBALL: Neah Bay shots come up short in semifinal loss; Red Devils play today for third

Neah Bay was banking on making some shots and playing with pace in its Class 1B girls basketball state semifinal against Pomeroy on… Continue reading

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                                Neah Bay’s Patience Swan, right, scraps for possession of the ball during with Pomeroy’s Maddy Dixon during the Red Devils’ 44-29 Class 1B state semifinal loss Friday at Spokane Arena.

STATE 2A TOURNAMENT: Roughriders run at tourney ends quickly in 53-26 loss

It was quick. Unfortunately for Port Angeles it wasn’t painless. The Roughriders were ousted early from the girls Class 2A state basketball tournament… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Last shot at derby tickets

IT’S THE LAST chance for chinook anglers to get in the running for a serious cash prize. Ticket sales for the 2018 Olympic Peninsula Salmon… Continue reading

STATE BASKETBALL: Roughriders’ Steinman is on the defensive

Ranging in the hole at shortstop to snag a grounder for the Port Angeles softball team or running herself ragged at the… Continue reading

SPORTS: Neah Bay wins; other prep capsules

Peninsula Daily News NEAH BAY -- The Neah Bay football team continually pounded the ball at Lummi, rushing 56 times for 330 total yards, as… Continue reading

2A REGIONALS: Archbishop Murphy a handful for Roughriders

Port Angeles came out aggressively and traded salvos early on with a physical Archbishop Murphy team but lost its initial competitive fight and… Continue reading

PREP BASKETBALL: The trey is here to stay

Thirty years since the 3-point shot was introduced to high school basketball, its importance has never been greater. Outside shooters did exist before… Continue reading

1B REGIONALS: Kodiaks overcome Clallam Bay Bruins in battle of the bears

Clallam Bay’s bid to make a repeat trip to the Class 1B State Tournament in Spokane came off the tracks under a torrent… Continue reading

1B Regionals: Neah Bay girls beat Selkirk; earn first-round bye at state tourney

Neah Bay did itself a favor and knocked off Selkirk 52-43 Saturday at Rogers High School in Puyallup to advance to the quarterfinals… Continue reading