Pierre LaBossiere

PREP ROUNDUP: East Jefferson soccer posts shutout win; PA volleyball improves to 2-0

East Jefferson picked up its first girls’ soccer win in Olympic 2A play, scoring a goal in the sixth minute against Kingston and… Continue reading

 

North Olympic Discovery Marathon
John Ruddell, 12, is the Grand Prize winner of the North Olympic Discovery Marathon kids medal design contest.

NORTH OLYMPIC DISCOVERY MARATHON: Kids medal grand prize winner announced

Dry Creek Elementary School student John Ruddell, 12, is the Grand Prize winner of the 2021 North Olympic Discovery Marathon kids medal… Continue reading

 

PREP ROUNDUP: Young Forks soccer team falls to powerhouse Adna

The Forks soccer girls went up against one of the strongest 1B teams in the state and came away holding their heads up,… Continue reading

 

PREP ROUNDUP: East Jefferson swimmers post time trials

The East Jefferson girls’ swim team got in its initial time trial at the Shore Aquatic Center in Port Angeles. The team’s… Continue reading

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Quilcene's Bishop Budnek Scampers for a 60-yard touchdown run during a Saturday home game against the Crescent Loggers. In on the play are Crescent's Wyatt Lee (12) and Darren Lee (88).

PREP FOOTBALL: Quilcene, Crescent renew rivalry; Forks nearly knocks off defending champ Onalaska

With small- school football in flux all over the state due to COVID-19 restrictions, just getting an official game together is an accomplishment… Continue reading

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Quilcene's Bishop Budnek Scampers for a 60-yard touchdown run during a Saturday home game against the Crescent Loggers. In on the play are Crescent's Wyatt Lee (12) and Darren Lee (88).
Port Angeles' Jack Gladfelter races in Saturday's dual meet again Sequim on Saturday at Kingston. Gladfelter won the boys' race.

PREP CROSS COUNTRY: Pyeatt, Sequim girls win against PA

In the first showdown of the season between elite cross country runners, Riley Pyeatt of Sequim and Lauren Larson of Port Angeles, Pyeatt… Continue reading

Port Angeles' Jack Gladfelter races in Saturday's dual meet again Sequim on Saturday at Kingston. Gladfelter won the boys' race.

PREP FOOTBALL: Scores from around the state

Saturday’s Prep Football Scores Onalaska 24, Forks 16 Sequim 38, Bainbridge 0 Ridgefield 42, Hudson’s Bay 0 Castle Rock 52, Goldendale 13 North Kitsap 26,… Continue reading

PREP ROUNDUP: Sequim volleyball loses close match to Kingston; Quilcene nips Clallam Bay

Wolves volleyball coach Jennie Webber Heilman hopes a close 3-2 defeat to Kingston doesn’t continue a trend the team fell into in the… Continue reading

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Port Angeles' Kennedy Bruch, 10, defends the net against East Jefferson Volleyball Team of Katie Ballard, left, and Sophie Patterson during a Tuesday game in Chimacum.

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Port Angeles downs combined Jefferson team in opener

The prep volleyball season got back on the court after a 15-month COVID-19 pandemic hiatus with the Port Angeles, Port Townsend and Chimacum… Continue reading

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Port Angeles' Kennedy Bruch, 10, defends the net against East Jefferson Volleyball Team of Katie Ballard, left, and Sophie Patterson during a Tuesday game in Chimacum.
Pierre LaBossiere

COLUMN: Welcoming the return of local sports

IT’S BEEN ALMOST exactly a year. A year of dashed hopes and crushing lows. A few days of despair. Some false starts. Other days in… Continue reading

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Port Angeles High School
Wally Sigmar Field at Peninsula College still had a couple of inches of snow on the field Monday afternoon. The Port Angeles soccer girls are hoping to open their season tonight against East Jefferson, but that game may be postponed if the snow doesn't melt.

PREP SPORTS: More preps back Tuesday and Wednesday after long hiatus

Despite a bit of a hiccup from a weekend snowstorm, prep sports is finally returning to the Olympic Peninsula today after a… Continue reading

Port Angeles High School
Wally Sigmar Field at Peninsula College still had a couple of inches of snow on the field Monday afternoon. The Port Angeles soccer girls are hoping to open their season tonight against East Jefferson, but that game may be postponed if the snow doesn't melt.

Olympics protect most of Peninsula from new snow

The rainshadow effect largely came to the aid of the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend as the area avoided the heavy snow… Continue reading

Health officer: New COVID case numbers down, but don’t relax yet

New COVID-19 cases on the North Olympic Peninsula continue to remain few, but Jefferson County Health Officer Dr. Tom Locke warned people… Continue reading

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U.S. Postal Service letter carrier Melinda McCoy makes her rounds on North Laurel Street in a snow-covered downtown Port Angeles on Saturday morning after several inches of snow blanketed the area  Friday night and into Saturday.

Snow blankets Peninsula; storm expected to turn slushy today

Snowfall depth varies greatly across Clallam, Jefferson counties

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U.S. Postal Service letter carrier Melinda McCoy makes her rounds on North Laurel Street in a snow-covered downtown Port Angeles on Saturday morning after several inches of snow blanketed the area  Friday night and into Saturday.
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A NOAA study published recently in the scientific journal Genes suggests that steelhead trapped by dams in the Elwha River maintained the genetic diversity to return to the sea.

OUTDOORS: Study — Trapped Elwha River steelhead maintained genetic diversity during isolation

A recent study, with its roots going back to 2004, has showed promising news that Elwha River steelhead trapped for a century… Continue reading

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A NOAA study published recently in the scientific journal Genes suggests that steelhead trapped by dams in the Elwha River maintained the genetic diversity to return to the sea.
Port Angeles High School
Port Angeles senior cross country runner Kathryn Guttormsen competes at Klahowya on Saturday. It was the first prep sports competition since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down all prep sports last March.

PREP CROSS COUNTRY: Roughriders’ harriers get back on course

Port Angeles cross country runners put in some fast times at their first meet in over a year, but they fell short as… Continue reading

Port Angeles High School
Port Angeles senior cross country runner Kathryn Guttormsen competes at Klahowya on Saturday. It was the first prep sports competition since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down all prep sports last March.

PREP CROSS COUNTRY: Sequim, East Jefferson harriers win first races

After nearly a 12-month-long hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, prep sports finally returned Saturday with a limited slate of cross country competitions… Continue reading

SWIMMING: Port Townsend opens pool for high school team

The City of Port Townsend is opening the Mountain View Pool for the Port Townsend High School swim team starting Monday. This… Continue reading