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AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: State Parks Commission to meet at Fort Worden

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will hold its regular in-person commission meeting Jan. 27 in The Commons at Fort Worden Historical… Continue reading

 

RPI: Area teams place high in initial rankings

Forks boys in a very tough Pacific 2B League

 

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Port Angeles' Parker Nickerson, right, outpaces North Mason's Clay Alverts in Port Angeles' last home game in December.

PIERRE LaBOSSIERE COLUMN: Fingers crossed for Port Angeles-North Kitsap rivalry to renew

I’m keeping my fingers crossed that on Saturday, we finally get to see Port Angeles and North Kitsap play basketball. This has been an anticipated… Continue reading

 

Seattle fires DC Ken Norton Jr.

The Seattle Seahawks have fired defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. and passing game coordinator Andre Curtis, the team said Tuesday. Norton’s firing brought… Continue reading

Jolene Vaara, Sequim basketball

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Jolene Vaara, Sequim girls basketball

Sequim’s Jolene Vaara saved her best game of the year for Olympic Peninsula rival Port Angeles. Vaara went off on the Roughriders, scoring 31 points… Continue reading

Jolene Vaara, Sequim basketball
Mia Gagnon, center, midfielder for the Port Angeles Roughriders girls soccer team, is joined by her teammates while announcing her intent to play soccer for Bellevue College. (Pierre LaBossiere/Peninsula Daily News)

GIRLS SOCCER: Roughriders’ Mia Gagnon moving on to the big city

Port Angeles’ Mia Gagnon came in to the Port Angeles girls soccer program with a bang, according to her high school coach.… Continue reading

Mia Gagnon, center, midfielder for the Port Angeles Roughriders girls soccer team, is joined by her teammates while announcing her intent to play soccer for Bellevue College. (Pierre LaBossiere/Peninsula Daily News)

WRESTLING: Olympic Peninsula grapplers place at Bainbridge tournament

Several wrestlers from Port Angeles, Sequim and East Jefferson placed high in their weight divisions at the Bainbridge Island tournament held this weekend.… Continue reading

PREP BASKETBALL: Port Angeles boys win fourth straight in dominant fashion

The Port Angeles boys basketball team got off to an 18-2 lead in the first quarter and went on to cruise to a… Continue reading

Forks Spartans.

WRESTLING: Forks second at Tonasket tournament

The Forks boys wrestling team made a 400-mile long road trip to north-central Washington, finishing second in the Tonasket Apple Pie tournament this… Continue reading

Forks Spartans.

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: League-leading No Diggity wins

In this week’s Peninsula Volleyball League B Division action, league-leading No Diggity got by Orv’s Ohana 2-1 (25-23, 16-25, 15-13), Hot Peppers… Continue reading

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Brant hunting days were added in Clallam County by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

OUTDOORS: Brant hunt to continue in Clallam County

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife on Tuesday announced continuing hunts in Clallam, Pacific and Whatcom counties and a two-day hunting season… Continue reading

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Brant hunting days were added in Clallam County by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Port Angeles Roughrider Bailee Larson signed to play soccer at Lower Columbia College. (Pierre LaBossiere/Peninsula Daily News)

GIRLS’ SOCCER: Port Angeles’ Bailee Larson signs to play at Lower Columbia

Port Angeles’ Bailee Larson was a huge part of the Roughriders’ girls soccer team during the program’s longest stretch of success —… Continue reading

Port Angeles Roughrider Bailee Larson signed to play soccer at Lower Columbia College. (Pierre LaBossiere/Peninsula Daily News)
Georgia head coach Kirby Smart celebrates winning the College Football Playoff Championship game against Alabama, getting a hoist from outside linebacker Bolan Smith, early Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, in Indianapolis. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

COLLEGE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP: Georgia finally gets the best of Alabama

Confetti rained down on Georgia. The Bulldogs fans chanted “Kir-by, Kir-by!” Four decades of pent-up emotion were unleashed Monday night as the Bulldogs… Continue reading

Georgia head coach Kirby Smart celebrates winning the College Football Playoff Championship game against Alabama, getting a hoist from outside linebacker Bolan Smith, early Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, in Indianapolis. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
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The Port Angeles/Sequim/Crescent gymnastics team took second at the Sehome Invitational this weekend. From left, back row are Maddie Adams, Faith Carr, Jessamyn Schindler, Aubrie Scott and Alex Schmadeke. From left, front row are Susannah Sharp, Mei-Ying Harper-Smith and Yau Fu.

GYMNASTICS: Local girls second at Sehome Invitational

The Port Angeles/Sequim/Crescent gymnastics squad competed in the Sehome Invitational held at the Gymstar Sports Center in Ferndale on Saturday, coming in second… Continue reading

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The Port Angeles/Sequim/Crescent gymnastics team took second at the Sehome Invitational this weekend. From left, back row are Maddie Adams, Faith Carr, Jessamyn Schindler, Aubrie Scott and Alex Schmadeke. From left, front row are Susannah Sharp, Mei-Ying Harper-Smith and Yau Fu.

Quandre Diggs has broken leg, dislocated ankle

Seattle Seahawks Pro Bowl safety Quandre Diggs suffered a broken right leg and dislocated ankle in the fourth quarter Sunday against the… Continue reading

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Kaleb Blanton of Forks, top, takes on River Ridge's Collin Andrews in the 152-lb. class on Saturday in Port Angeles.
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Kaleb Blanton of Forks, top, takes on River Ridge's Collin Andrews in the 152-lb. class on Saturday in Port Angeles.
Sequim Wolves.

PREP HOOPS: Sequim girls win big at Olympic

The Sequim girls basketball team got double figures from five players in the Wolves’ highest-scoring game of the year Saturday, an 83-37 win… Continue reading

Sequim Wolves.
Seattle Kraken goaltender Philipp Grubauer, right, makes a stop as Kraken defenseman Adam Larsson (6) and Vancouver Canucks center Matthew Highmore (15) crash against him during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Kraken look to improve during break

Team expects flurry of make-up games later this month

Seattle Kraken goaltender Philipp Grubauer, right, makes a stop as Kraken defenseman Adam Larsson (6) and Vancouver Canucks center Matthew Highmore (15) crash against him during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Dungeness crab. (WDFW photo)

OUTDOORS BRIEF: Feb. 1 deadline for winter crab catch cards

All Puget Sound marine areas are now closed to recreational crab fishing, and sport crabbers have until Feb. 1 to report their results… Continue reading

Dungeness crab. (WDFW photo)
White Crane Martial Arts in Port Angeles is adding more classes during the winter in an effort to expand its programs. (Courtesy photo)

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: White Crane expanding instruction

White Crane Martial Arts in downtown Port Angeles has made changes and will offer more variety to its schedule starting with the… Continue reading

White Crane Martial Arts in Port Angeles is adding more classes during the winter in an effort to expand its programs. (Courtesy photo)