Pierre LaBossiere

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Cort Prose, Forks basketball

What a week for Forks’ Cort Prose. First, the hot-shooting Prose drilled eight 3-pointers and scored 30 points to help Forks beat Chimacum on Jan.… Continue reading

GYMNASTICS: Final tuneup for Peninsula prep gymnasts

The Port Angeles gymnastics team had a very narrow loss to North Kitsap in a dual competition this weekend. North Kitsap won the… Continue reading

WRESTLING: Port Townsend’s Tracer wins at Klahowya meet

Port Townsend’s Dylan Tracer won his 182-pound weight division with a pin over Forks’ Shane Queen at the Keigan Langholff Memorial Wrestling Meet… Continue reading

COLLEGE HOOPS: Pirate women crush Everett in second half

The Peninsula basketball women won their third out of four, blowing out the Everett Trojans in the second half to win 76-55. The… Continue reading

PIERRE LaBOSSIERE COLUMN: Edgar’s Hall of Fame victory over the Get Off My Lawn crowd

10 years too many, in my opinion — Tuesday is Edgar Martinez’s big day. Martinez, a Mariner his entire career,… Continue reading

YOUTH BASKETBALL: Area teams win at Port Angeles’ Martin Luther King Jr. hoops tournament

Two local teams won their divisions at the 73-team Martin Luther King Jr. Classic Youth Basketball Tournament held… Continue reading

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Nate Despain, Sequim basketball

The Sequim Wolves have won three straight games in the Olympic League 2A Division play, and red-hot Nate Despain has been a big part of… Continue reading

GYMNASTICS: Peninsula prep gymnasts finish second at home meet

The Port Angeles gymnastics team came in a very close second at its home meet Monday held at the Klahhane Gym Center… Continue reading

The Port Angeles Illusion Fastpitch U13 team after winning second place at the Fifth Annual Winter Indoor Fastpitch tournament in Chehalis. From left, back row, are coach Warren Stevens, Taylee Faris, Mikkiah Stevens, Ava-Anne Sheahan, JoCy Kazlauskas, Natalie Robinson, Meadow Robinson, Lizzy Soto, Grace Possinger, Abby Kimball, Heidi Leitz, Will Possinger and Rich Pennington. From left, kneeling, are Bucky Johnston, Cheyenne Zimmer and Jayla Moon.

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Port Townsend’s Franklin takes first; Illusion U13 softball second at winter tourney

Port Townsend wrestler Brenna Franklin took first place at 170 pounds at the Lipstick Open at Lakes High School… Continue reading

The Port Angeles Illusion Fastpitch U13 team after winning second place at the Fifth Annual Winter Indoor Fastpitch tournament in Chehalis. From left, back row, are coach Warren Stevens, Taylee Faris, Mikkiah Stevens, Ava-Anne Sheahan, JoCy Kazlauskas, Natalie Robinson, Meadow Robinson, Lizzy Soto, Grace Possinger, Abby Kimball, Heidi Leitz, Will Possinger and Rich Pennington. From left, kneeling, are Bucky Johnston, Cheyenne Zimmer and Jayla Moon.

WRESTLING: Forks second at Dream Duals

The Forks wrestlers learned an important lesson about keeping their cool, coming in second to Deer Park at the Dream Duals. The boys… Continue reading

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: PC men go to 3-1 in North after win over Olympic

The Peninsula College basketball men got off to a rough start this season, with a number of close losses, but after two weeks… Continue reading

PREP ROUNDUP: Area gymnasts place at WOWI; Pair of PA grapplers win at Island Invite

The Port Angeles gymnastics team competed at the Washington Open Winter Invitational at Auburn Mountainview High School, with several local gymnasts placing. Sequim… Continue reading

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Ryan McCoy, Clallam Bay Basketball

What a week and what a career for Clallam Bay’s Ryan McCoy. McCoy, already a legend in Clallam Bay because he once scored 42 out… Continue reading

PREP BASKETBALL: Port Angeles boys big in fourth quarter against Clover Park

The Port Angeles basketball boys didn’t exactly get revenge for their playoff ouster last year, but the Roughriders showed the South Puget Sound… Continue reading

PREP WRESTLING: Forks wins Sgt. Norton meet second straight year

In what might be their best showing of the year so far, the Forks wrestlers for the second year in a row won… Continue reading

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Peninsula teams swept at Edmonds

The Peninsula women got off to a slow start against Edmonds, came roaring back to make it close all game, but ultimately fell… Continue reading

PREP BASKETBALL: Clallam Bay boys hold back Crescent; Sequim, Forks, Neah Bay win

A 9-0 second quarter boosted Clallam Bay to a 48-42 North Olympic League win over Crescent. Ryan McCoy led the way with 20… Continue reading

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Madison Cooke, Port Angeles girls basketball

Madison Cooke has really been coming on strong for the Port Angeles Roughriders girls basketball team this past week. Against Bellevue on Saturday, she scored… Continue reading

GYMNASTICS: Area gymnasts place third at Sehome

Gymnasts from Port Angeles, Sequim and Crescent combined to finish third at the Sehome Gymnastics Invitational… Continue reading

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Roughriders clutch in OT

The Roughrider basketball girls pulled off another clutch victory, blowing an eight-point lead late, hitting two free throws in the final second… Continue reading