Pierre LaBossiere

At left, Fresno State quarterback Jake Haener, a former Husky, will face off against Washington State quarterback Cam Ward in the Jimmy Kimmel Bowl on Dec. 17 in Los Angeles. (The Associated Press)

PIERRE LaBOSSIERE COLUMN: UW, Fresno State joined at the hip

I’ve circled the date of Dec. 17. That’s the day may alma mater, Fresno State, plays in the Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl. Their opponent? The… Continue reading

 

Sequim Wolves

PREP ROUNDUP: Sequim girls basketball roars back to beat Neah Bay

In a battle between two good Olympic Peninsula girls basketball teams, Sequim scored 25 points in the fourth quarter to come from… Continue reading

 

Tyler Hunter, Port Angeles basketball

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Tyler Hunter, Port Angeles boys basketball

The Port Angeles boys basketball team is off to a 2-0 start and averaging 89.5 points a game heading into Olympic 2A League action this… Continue reading

 

Peninsula College Pirates.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Peninsula men win two, improve to 7-0

The Peninsula College men’s basketball team improved its record to 7-0 on the season with a sweep of two games at the… Continue reading

Peninsula College Pirates.
Lower Columbia's Courtney Swan, of Neah Bay, drives against her former Neah Bay teammate Ruth Moss, who now plays for Peninsula College. In on the play are Lower Columbia's Aivine Soakai (34), Kyla McCallum (25) and Peninsula's Millie Long, far right, background.
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WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Peninsula women hold off Lower Columbia

Missing several key players, the Peninsula College women’s basketball team got off to an 0-2 start this season. Not an auspicious start… Continue reading

Lower Columbia's Courtney Swan, of Neah Bay, drives against her former Neah Bay teammate Ruth Moss, who now plays for Peninsula College. In on the play are Lower Columbia's Aivine Soakai (34), Kyla McCallum (25) and Peninsula's Millie Long, far right, background.
(Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)
Noah Plotnik of Sequim (627), Dylan Zehr of Maple Valley (561) and Sean Southard of Sequim (722) take off in the Jamestown S’Klallam Run late Saturday afternoon in Blyn. Runners competed in 5K and 10K races, wearing headlamps in the twilight and dark. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
Noah Plotnik of Sequim (627), Dylan Zehr of Maple Valley (561) and Sean Southard of Sequim (722) take off in the Jamestown S’Klallam Run late Saturday afternoon in Blyn. Runners competed in 5K and 10K races, wearing headlamps in the twilight and dark. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
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Port Angeles' Isaiah Shamp, right, leans into the defense of Foster's Liam Glanville, left, and Ronnie Toms on Saturday at Port Angeles High School.

PREP BASKETBALL: Roughrider boys overwhelm Foster 92-69

PA girls lose to tall W.F. West squad

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Port Angeles' Isaiah Shamp, right, leans into the defense of Foster's Liam Glanville, left, and Ronnie Toms on Saturday at Port Angeles High School.

PREP ROUNDUP: Crescent boys move to 2-0 on the season

The Crescent Loggers boys basketball team moved to 2-0 on the season, getting 24 points and 10 steals from Conner Bauers in a… Continue reading

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Forks Matthew Montes wrestles Cayden Beauregard of Sequim in the Forks Invitational held Saturday. Montes won his match and his 113-pound weight division.

WRESTLING: Forks boys win home tournament

The Forks boys won their season-opening invitational wrestling tournament, edging out Port Angeles, East Jefferson and Sequim. The Spartans finished with 186.5 points… Continue reading

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Forks Matthew Montes wrestles Cayden Beauregard of Sequim in the Forks Invitational held Saturday. Montes won his match and his 113-pound weight division.
Goalkeeper Matt Turner of the United States makes aa save during the World Cup group B soccer match between Iran and the United States at the Al Thumama Stadium in Doha, Qatar, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

WORLD CUP SOCCER: USA hangs on against Iran to advance

Christian Pulisic gave his body for his country, scoring the goal that advanced the United States in the World Cup while crashing… Continue reading

Goalkeeper Matt Turner of the United States makes aa save during the World Cup group B soccer match between Iran and the United States at the Al Thumama Stadium in Doha, Qatar, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
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Neah Bay quarterback Julian Carrick is facemasked by a Liberty Christian defender on one of his big runs Saturday in the state 1B semifinals held at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma. Carrick scored six touchdowns as Neah Bay won 82-24. The Red Devils will face Liberty Bell next week in the championship game.

STATE 1B FOOTBALL SEMIFINAL: Neah Bay crushes Liberty Christian

Red Devils will face Liberty Bell in championship tilt

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Neah Bay quarterback Julian Carrick is facemasked by a Liberty Christian defender on one of his big runs Saturday in the state 1B semifinals held at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma. Carrick scored six touchdowns as Neah Bay won 82-24. The Red Devils will face Liberty Bell next week in the championship game.
Kaeden Butterfield, Neah Bay football

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Kaeden Butterfield, Neah Bay football

The duo of Julian Carrick and Jodell Wimberley got all the headlines in Neah Bay’s 82-24 state 1B semifinal football victory over Liberty Christian. And… Continue reading

Kaeden Butterfield, Neah Bay football
Peninsula College Pirates
Peninsula College Pirates
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Runners cross the finish line in the December 2021 Jamestown S'Klallam 5K/10K held in Blyn.

OUTDOORS RECREATION: Jamestown S’Klallam Run to light up the night

The fifth and final race in the Run the Peninsula Series will take place on the Olympic Discovery Trail between Blyn and Sequim… Continue reading

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Runners cross the finish line in the December 2021 Jamestown S'Klallam 5K/10K held in Blyn.

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: First Fed Pirate Classic sets schedule of games

The First Fed Pirate Classic will be held Friday through Sunday at the Peninsula College gym. Day passes are $7 for adults,… Continue reading

PIERRE LaBOSSIERE COLUMN: Neah Bay football returns to prominence

Other than navigating a treacherous icy stretch of highway between the Elwha River and Lake Crescent, I really enjoyed going out to Forks last weekend… Continue reading

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The Queen of Angels boys basketball season has gotten off to a 2-1 start this season with wins over Stevens Middle School and Clallam Bay.

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Queen of Angeles returns to hosting hoops

After trailing by six points at halftime, the Queen of Angels boys basketball team went on to beat Stevens Middle School 44-30… Continue reading

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The Queen of Angels boys basketball season has gotten off to a 2-1 start this season with wins over Stevens Middle School and Clallam Bay.
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The fledging Port Angeles girls bowling team celebrates its first match, a win over Olympic, on Monday. From left are team members Zoey Van Gordon, Abby Rudd, Izzy Spencer, Kenadie Ring, Taylor Worthington, Violet Mills and Sophie Constant.

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Port Angeles bowlers lose a close match with Olympic

The Port Angeles High School bowling team Tuesday traveled to All Star Lanes in Bremerton and was narrowly defeated by Olympic High… Continue reading

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The fledging Port Angeles girls bowling team celebrates its first match, a win over Olympic, on Monday. From left are team members Zoey Van Gordon, Abby Rudd, Izzy Spencer, Kenadie Ring, Taylor Worthington, Violet Mills and Sophie Constant.
Left, Sequim’s Taryn Johnson made first-team all Olympic League in girls soccer. She already holds the all-time Sequim High School scoring record even though she is just a junior. Right, Port Angeles midfielder Anna Petty (14), made the all-Olympic League first team in girls soccer for the second straight year. (Photos by Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group and Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

OLYMPIC LEAGUE GIRLS SOCCER: Port Angeles’ Petty and Commerton joined by Sequim’s Johnson on first team all-league

Record-breaking goal-scorer Tayrn Johnson of Sequim was joined by Port Angeles’ Anna Petty and Saylah Commerton as they were all named to… Continue reading

Left, Sequim’s Taryn Johnson made first-team all Olympic League in girls soccer. She already holds the all-time Sequim High School scoring record even though she is just a junior. Right, Port Angeles midfielder Anna Petty (14), made the all-Olympic League first team in girls soccer for the second straight year. (Photos by Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group and Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)