Pierre LaBossiere

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Wilder to host Firecracker Invite beginning Thursday

The Wilder Seniors will go up against four other teams in the 2018 Dick Brown Memorial Firecraker Invitational at Civic Field from… Continue reading

LEFTIES: Lefties hit two more HRs but AppleSox come back to win

The Lefties got home runs from Dalton Harum and Austin Earl and four hits from Justin VanDebrake, but it wasn’t enough to… Continue reading

WILDER BASEBALL: Wilder Senior has won seven straight; unbeaten in league

The Wilder Baseball Club won its sixth and seventh straight games and got 23 hits on the day in sweeping ESC Gold and… Continue reading

ALL-PENINSULA BOYS TRACK MVP: Forks’ Cole Baysinger has speed and strength

Forks’ Cole Baysinger hadn’t run a sprint in years until Lewis-Clark State College told him they’d like him to run a 100-meter dash… Continue reading

AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL: Wilder sweeps its league openers behind strong pitching

The Wilder seniors swept ESC Tigers Green and Gold from Auburn in their league openers this weekend. Wilder won its first game… Continue reading

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Ocean salmon season starts Saturday; Lefties leading West Coast League in runs, home runs

Anglers can reel in salmon off the Washington coast beginning Saturday, when three marine areas open for recreational salmon fishing. Marine areas 1… Continue reading

CAL RIPKEN BASEBALL: Laurel Lanes wins championship in wild fifth inning

Laurel Lanes rode a big eight-run fifth inning, punctuated by a grand slam by Ezra Townsend to come from behind to beat… Continue reading

LEFTIES: Lefties rally for four runs in the ninth to beat Victoria

The Lefties blew up for four runs in the ninth inning with help from a three-run home run from Jason Dicochea to… Continue reading

WILDER BASEBALL: Wilder Jr.’s Adams, Jarnigan go wild at the plate on the weekend

The Wilder Jr. baseball club got a ton of offense from Lucas Jarnigan and Timmy Adams, sweeping a pair of games against… Continue reading

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Wrestling practice and Ilwaco camp; BMX new rider clinic

Wrestling practice and a get-together for wrestlers 7 years old and up will begin at Port Angeles High School on Monday, June… Continue reading

LEFTIES: Lefties roar back against HarbourCats behind Christian’s grand slam

The Lefties broke out of their minislump in a big way, getting a grand slam and a solo home run from Matthew… Continue reading

DISTRICT TRACK: PA girls, Sequim boys second; PT’s Botkin sets state mark

With Sequim led by Murray Bingham and Port Angeles led by the Long sisters, the Sequim boys and Port Angeles girls both finished… Continue reading

ALL-PENINSULA GIRLS TRACK: Riders’ Gracie Long roars back after difficult autumn

Everyone describing Gracie Long points out that while she is not very demonstrative, her quietness hides a will of steel. She showed… Continue reading

PREP TRACK: PA’s Maddie Dougherty signs to run track at CWU

Port Angeles’ Maddie Dougherty was quietly one of the best distance runners in the history of Port Angeles High School. Along with… Continue reading

LEFTIES: Lefties swept by Cowlitz in third straight close loss

Lefties alum Dutton Elske returned to Civic Field, this time as a member of the Cowlitz Black Bears, and had a big… Continue reading

PREP TRACK: Port Angeles track coach Bob Sheedy retiring after 46 years

Three years ago, Port Angeles head track coach Bob Sheedy made a promise to track stars Gracie Long and Maddie Dougherty that… Continue reading

PIERRE LaBOSSIERE COLUMN: Thanks, Dwight Clark, for the moment

I’ve learned that one of the reminders you get in life that you are in fact getting older is watching your childhood heroes pass away.… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Clam diggers, start your shovels … some extraordinarily low tides coming up

Get out your clamming buckets and shovels. This is going to be one of the best weeks of the entire summer for digging up clams… Continue reading

LEFTIES: Lefties falls in 11 innings to Cowlitz

The Lefties lost their second straight one-run game, battling with the Cowlitz Black Bears for 11… Continue reading

LEFTIES: Paynter shines in homecoming; three Lefties homers for naught

The Lefties smacked three home runs, but Port Angeles High graduate Travis Paynter prevailed, picking up the win on the mound for… Continue reading