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Neah Bay Red Devils

PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Neah Bay girls rally against Chief Leschi to remain No. 1

The Neah Bay girls basketball team erupted for 28 fourth-quarter points to come from behind and beat Chief Leschi on the road Monday… Continue reading

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Lincoln Park BMX unveiled its new logo this week.

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Lincoln Park BMX unveils new branding

The Lincoln Park BMX track unveiled its new branding to celebrate being the top track in the state for points and for… Continue reading

Lincoln Park BMX unveiled its new logo this week.
Colorado Avalanche's Cale Makar during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

PIERRE LaBOSSIERE COLUMN: My brush with greatness at the Seattle Kraken game

There was a palpable change in the vibe at Seattle Kraken games between this year and last year. I got a chance for a largely… Continue reading

Colorado Avalanche's Cale Makar during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
The Port Angeles girls bowling team. From left, front, are Zoey Van Gordon, Izzy Spencer, Violet Mills, Kenadie Ring, Paige Pangaro and Abby Rudd. From left, rear, are Lily Thomas, Natalie Robinson, Abby Robinson, Taylor Worthington and Coach Rebecca Gundersen. Not pictured is Sophie Constant.

ATHLETES OF THE WEEK: Port Angeles girls bowling team

For the first time, we’re recognizing an entire team for our weekly Athletes of the Week feature. Usually, a brand new sports team struggles in… Continue reading

The Port Angeles girls bowling team. From left, front, are Zoey Van Gordon, Izzy Spencer, Violet Mills, Kenadie Ring, Paige Pangaro and Abby Rudd. From left, rear, are Lily Thomas, Natalie Robinson, Abby Robinson, Taylor Worthington and Coach Rebecca Gundersen. Not pictured is Sophie Constant.
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The Forks wrestling team celebrates the boys' seventh tournament victory this season at the River Ridge Rumble in Lacey this weekend. The Spartans beat out mostly 3A and 4A schools to win this tournament.

PREP WRESTLING: Spartans conquer their seventh tournament of the season

The Forks boys wrestling team won its seventh invitational meet of the year, beating out 16 other mostly 3A and 4A schools at… Continue reading

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The Forks wrestling team celebrates the boys' seventh tournament victory this season at the River Ridge Rumble in Lacey this weekend. The Spartans beat out mostly 3A and 4A schools to win this tournament.

AREA SPORTS: Roller skating tonight at Port Townsend American Legion Hall

North Olympic Baseball & Softball registration underway

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Peninsula's Ituau Tuisaula, center, bulls her way through the Skagit Valley defenders, from left, Kailyn Allison, Sarah Cook and Janae Rhoads on Wednesday night in Port Angeles.

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Peninsula shuts down Cardinals

Pirates allow just 25 points into the fourth quarter in victory

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Peninsula's Ituau Tuisaula, center, bulls her way through the Skagit Valley defenders, from left, Kailyn Allison, Sarah Cook and Janae Rhoads on Wednesday night in Port Angeles.
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Peninsula's Max D'Amato, front, looks past the defense of Skagit Valley's Jacob Bilodeau on Wednesday night in Port Angeles.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Peninsula improves to 16-1 despite rough shooting night

The Peninsula College men rode a 14-5 run late in the second half to pull away from Skagit Valley for a 78-67… Continue reading

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Peninsula's Max D'Amato, front, looks past the defense of Skagit Valley's Jacob Bilodeau on Wednesday night in Port Angeles.

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Port Angeles, Sequim, Forks all win big

After a slow start offensively for the Port Angeles girls basketball team, Anna Petty and Tatum Moses combined for nine 3-pointers against a… Continue reading

Port Angeles Roughriders.

PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Third quarter dooms Port Angeles boys

Forks, East Jefferson girls both win at home

Port Angeles Roughriders.
Athletes of the Week: Parker Nickerson, left, Port Angeles basketball and Conner Ferro-May, right, Crescent basketball

ATHLETES OF THE WEEK: Parker Nickerson, Port Angeles basketball; Conner Ferro-May, Crescent basketball

Our Athletes of the Week for Jan. 17 are Parker Nickerson of the Port Angeles boys basketball team and Conner Ferro-May for the Crescent basketball… Continue reading

Athletes of the Week: Parker Nickerson, left, Port Angeles basketball and Conner Ferro-May, right, Crescent basketball
Port Angeles High School.

PREP ROUNDUP: Port Angeles swimmers second at Swimvitational

The Port Angeles boys swim team traveled to Olympic Aquatic Center this weekend to compete in the 11-team Swimvitational meet, finishing second as… Continue reading

Port Angeles High School.
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The Forks boys wrestling team celebrates its first-place finish at the Sgt. Justin Norton Memorial tournament held this weekend in Rainier. It is the second straight year the Spartans have won the tournament and it is the sixth tournament the boys have won this season.

PREP WRESTLING: Forks boys win Sgt. Norton invite

Sixth tournament victory for the Spartans

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The Forks boys wrestling team celebrates its first-place finish at the Sgt. Justin Norton Memorial tournament held this weekend in Rainier. It is the second straight year the Spartans have won the tournament and it is the sixth tournament the boys have won this season.
Peninsula College Pirates.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Peninsula men rally from huge hole to win in OT

Women struggle in second half against Shoreline

Peninsula College Pirates.
Neah Bay Red Devils.

PREP ROUNDUP: No. 1-ranked Neah Bay girls win ninth straight

The Neah Bay girls basketball team walloped Coupeville 58-16 for its ninth straight win while the boys suffered a one-point loss to… Continue reading

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Brody Lausche (22), goes up for a jumper against Chief Leschi earlier this week. Lausche scored 11 points Friday night in a 58-21 victory over North Beach. Also in on the play are the Spartans' Dylan Micheau (10) and Kyle Lohrengel (11).
 (Lonnie Archibald/for Peninsula Daily News)

PREP ROUNDUP: Forks boys basketball gets back on winning track

East Jefferson girls, boys beat Klahowya

Brody Lausche (22), goes up for a jumper against Chief Leschi earlier this week. Lausche scored 11 points Friday night in a 58-21 victory over North Beach. Also in on the play are the Spartans' Dylan Micheau (10) and Kyle Lohrengel (11).
 (Lonnie Archibald/for Peninsula Daily News)
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Port Angeles' Isaiah Shamp, right, pushes past Sequim's Isaiah Moore on the way to the lane on Tuesday night in Port Angeles.

BOYS BASKETBALL: Roughriders run away from Sequim in fourth quarter

Despite a spectacular game from Port Angeles’ Parker Nickerson, the Sequim boys basketball team gave Port Angeles everything it could handle until… Continue reading

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Port Angeles' Isaiah Shamp, right, pushes past Sequim's Isaiah Moore on the way to the lane on Tuesday night in Port Angeles.
Neah Bay Red Devils.

PREP ROUNDUP: Red Devils boys basketball holds off Spartans

The Neah Bay boys basketball team got five players in double figures to hold off Forks in a hard-fought 73-65 nonleague win over… Continue reading

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The Klahhane Gymnastics Bronze Team. From left, front, are Charlotte Nevill, CarlyMae Riggs, Mckinlee Thomason and Paytynn Lindley. From left, rear, are Raeleigh Thomason, Harper Waterkotte, Morgan Smith and Lainey DePiro.

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Klahhane Bronze team first in Lakewood

The Klahhane Gymnastics Bronze Team too first place in their division at the Snowball Classic held at Grace Gymnastics at the Lakewood YMCA.… Continue reading

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The Klahhane Gymnastics Bronze Team. From left, front, are Charlotte Nevill, CarlyMae Riggs, Mckinlee Thomason and Paytynn Lindley. From left, rear, are Raeleigh Thomason, Harper Waterkotte, Morgan Smith and Lainey DePiro.
Isaiah Shamp, Port Angeles Basketball (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Isaiah Shamp, Port Angeles boys basketball

Isaiah Shamp has been a big part of the Port Angeles Roughriders’ success inside this season in his first year as a full-time varsity starter.… Continue reading

Isaiah Shamp, Port Angeles Basketball (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)