Pierre LaBossiere

PREP ROUNDUP: PA boys split against 4A teams; Forks boys and PA girls sweep at tourneys

The Port Angeles basketball boys got 30 points from Kyle Benedict on Friday to beat Davis 66-58, earning a split against 4A opponents… Continue reading

CRUSH IN THE SLUSH: Goliath slain — Neah Bay girls knock off 4A Auburn

The rest of the 1B girls’ basketball teams better watch out for Neah Bay, because for the first time anyone can remember,… Continue reading

CRUSH IN THE SLUSH: Sequim boys dig deep to hold off 3A Ferndale

The Sequim boys overcame a slow start, getting 27 points from Riley Cowan, including some clutch points down the stretch, to get… Continue reading

PREP BASKETBALL: Crush in the Slush Saturday schedule revised

Because two girls’ teams are not making the trip to Port Townsend, the Saturday afternoon schedule… Continue reading

CRUSH IN THE SLUSH: 12 teams to converge on Port Townsend for two-day tourney (Revised schedule)

Port Townsend is hosting the 12th annual Crush in the Slush basketball tournament Friday and Saturday with some powerful 3A and 4A… Continue reading

PIERRE LaBOSSIERE COLUMN: It’s a happening time on the hardwoods of the Northern Peninsula

Something is happening very quietly in the gymnasiums in the North Olympic Peninsula. Quietly, some real beasts are being built. Hopefully, I’m not premature here.… Continue reading

ALL PENINSULA SWIMMING co-MVPs: Port Angeles’ Nadia Cole and Felicia Che combine for 44 top finishes

In picking a Peninsula MVP for girls’ swimming no one girl stood out. But a pair of swimmers for the Port Angeles… Continue reading

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Kyle Benedict, Port Angeles boys basketball

Kyle Benedict did it all during Port Angeles’ dominant performance during the Port Angeles Holiday Basketball Tournament this past weekend. How dominant were the Riders?… Continue reading

The Port Angeles gymnastics team beat Kingston this weekend in their first meet of the year. From left, back row, are Aiesha LaTourette, Maria Asselin (Sequim), Molly Scofield, Brooklynne Jacobs, Lisi Hansen, Aubrie Scott (Crescent) and Anne Edwards. Front row, from left are Maizie Tucker, Lesae Pfeffer (Sequim), Emma Sharp (Sequim), Danica Pierson (Sequim), Alyssa Peppers, Mei Ying Harper-Smith and Laura Lago.

PREP GYMNASTICS: Port Angeles gymnasts outpoint Kingston

The Port Angeles gymnastics team began its season with a win over Kingston, outpointing the Buccaneers 137.6 to 111.15.… Continue reading

The Port Angeles gymnastics team beat Kingston this weekend in their first meet of the year. From left, back row, are Aiesha LaTourette, Maria Asselin (Sequim), Molly Scofield, Brooklynne Jacobs, Lisi Hansen, Aubrie Scott (Crescent) and Anne Edwards. Front row, from left are Maizie Tucker, Lesae Pfeffer (Sequim), Emma Sharp (Sequim), Danica Pierson (Sequim), Alyssa Peppers, Mei Ying Harper-Smith and Laura Lago.

WRESTLING: Basden, Tracer take first at North Mason; Forks squad wins Mount Baker Invite

Port Angeles’ Daniel Basden and Port Townsend’s Dylan Tracer each won their weight divisions at the North Mason Hawkins Memorial Wrestling Invitational. Basden… Continue reading

PREP GIRLS BASKETALL: Port Angeles, Sequim girls remain hot

Port Angeles hit 12 3-pointers in the first half en route to a 77-20 drubbing of Bremerton in an Olympic League 2A Division… Continue reading

GIRLS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Sequim drops from ranks of unbeaten; Port Angeles wins big; Forks edges Chimacum

Sequim entered the fourth quarter tied with North Kitsap, but the Vikings were able to pull away… Continue reading

BOYS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: North Kitsap beats Sequim in showdown for top spot in Olympic League; Port Angeles tames Trojans; Forks beats Chimacum

Sequim suffered its first league loss of the year, hanging tough with North Kitsap in a battle for undisputed first place in the… Continue reading

COLUMN: When wrestlers gotta conduct

I GOT THIS cute little tidbit from the Port Townsend wrestling coach, Stephen Grimm, about one of his top wrestlers, Gabe Petrick at the Hammerhead… Continue reading

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Mia McNair, Chimacum girls basketball

Mia McNair has been on fire for the Chimacum Cowboys girls basketball team during the past week. McNair, coming off a rough 7-point game against… Continue reading

SPORTS BRIEFS: Miriam Wonderly named NOL volleyball MVP for second straight year

For the second straight year, Clallam Bay’s Miriam Wonderly has been named the North Olympic League offensive MVP. The defensive MVP for… Continue reading

PREP ROUNDUP: Forks grapplers tops among 1A schools at Hammerhead Invite

Forks had 10 wrestlers who scored points and two wrestlers place to be the top 1A school… Continue reading

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: PC women split last two at LCC Tourney; men win Sunday

The Peninsula basketball women had a rough 14-minute stretch in the middle of the game as Lower Columbia College avenged a loss earlier… Continue reading

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP (UPDATED): Port Angeles swimmers top Sequim and more …

The Port Angeles boys swim team recorded four new individual district qualifying times and won eight… Continue reading

COLLEGE BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Peninsula men split opening games at Oregon tourney; Pirate women fall in first contest at Lower Columbia

The Peninsula men’s basketball team has had a hard-luck season so far, with two overtime losses… Continue reading