Brad LaBrie

Forks: Soft-spoken student athlete best in the state

FORKS -- McKinnon Hanson doesn't consider herself a perfectionist. "My friends would probably say that about me, though," the soft-spoken Forks High School senior said… Continue reading

Port Townsend: State champs!

YAKIMA -- Port Townsend High School took no prisoners at the Class 3A baseball state championship tournament. The Redskins, 17-8, pounded Lakewood 7-2 in the… Continue reading

Sequim: Father/coach’s dream come true

SEQUIM -- Usually it's a coach's dream to mentor his son or daughter at the high school level. For Sequim boys soccer coach Dave Brasher,… Continue reading

Sports: Three North Peninsula teams pursue dreams of state titles

Three North Olympic Peninsula high school basketball teams pursue their dreams of a state championship today. The Port Townsend girls, Port Angeles girls and Forks… Continue reading

Sports: Pair leads strong contingent to subregional wrestling tourney

Big Cory Looney of Port Angeles High School and undefeated junior Keith Johnson of Port Townsend High School lead a strong group of Olympic Peninsula… Continue reading

Sports: Port Townsend girls basketball preview

PORT TOWNSEND -- The Port Townsend High School girls basketball team doesn't plan to take it easy in the preseason. The Redskins, off of trips… Continue reading

Sports: Port Angeles boys basketball team preview

PORT ANGELES -- The Port Angeles Roughriders lost six players to graduation last spring but boys basketball coach Lee Sinnes doesn't expect his team to… Continue reading

Sports: Port Angeles girls basketball preview

PORT ANGELES -- The Port Angeles High School girls basketball program will have a different look after losing four-year varsity player Ashley Payne to graduation… Continue reading

Sports: Sequim boys basketball preview

SEQUIM -- An experienced Sequim High School boys basketball team is looking toward the playoffs this season. "We're exciting," said fifth-year head coach Brian Roper.… Continue reading

Sports: Sequim girls basketball preview

SEQUIM -- The Sequim High School girls basketball team lost five players to graduation, the height of the team for the past three years, but… Continue reading

Sports: 30 cross country runners from North Olympic Peninsula at state high school championships

The North Olympic Peninsula will be well represented at the state high school cross country championships in Pasco on Saturday. There will be 30 runners… Continue reading

And over in Port Angeles, racing of a faster kind

PORT ANGELES -- The top Unlimited Light hydroplane race driver in the country for 2003 saved the best for the last race. Jerry Hopp, who… Continue reading

Sports: Racer retiring after 27 years behind the wheel

PORT ANGELES -- After 27 years of racing, 20 of them here on the North Olympic Peninsula, driver Thom VanGesen will be hanging up his… Continue reading

Port Angeles man wins eight medals at Senior Games; wife wins two

PORT ANGELES -- Fitness should be a lifetime endeavor. Practicing what he preaches, 59-year-old Ron Snipe of Port Angeles went out and won eight swimming… Continue reading

Sports: Marathon participants give rave reviews to first North Olympic event

PORT ANGELES -- One of marathon director Larry Little's main goals was to produce a world-class event that attracts runners from across the country. If… Continue reading

Sports: Port Townsend man wins first-ever North Olympic Discovery Marathon

PORT ANGELES -- Port Townsend's Ian Fraser, in only his third marathon, won the first-ever North Olympic Discovery Marathon on Sunday. Fraser, a fast learner… Continue reading

Sports: Hundreds registering for today’s inaugural marathon

PORT ANGELES -- Hundreds of marathon runners were registering for the North Olympic Discovery Marathon and picking up their packets Saturday, filling up area hotels… Continue reading

Sports: Chimacum High School baseball team taking the field of dreams

YAKIMA -- Senior Marcus Moug will take the mound today in a bid to give the Chimacum Cowboys their greatest win ever in any sport.… Continue reading

Sports: Chimacum in state fastpitch championships

CHIMACUM -- The youthful Chimacum Cowboys are looking to peak at the state Class 2A fastpitch championships in Wenatchee starting Friday. Chimacum, the district runner-up,… Continue reading


PORT ANGELES -- The Oakland Raiders were getting hammered, and that was just fine with most of the football fans watching the game at the… Continue reading