Pierre LaBossiere

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Lincoln Park BMX to host Gold Cup finals

Lincoln Park BMX and the Port Angeles Parks and Rec Department announced this week that they will be hosting the USA BMX… Continue reading

With teammate Hunter Robinson (13) looking on, Port Angeles' Colton Romero slides safely into home ahead of the tag of Sequim pitcher Connor Bear in Sequim on Monday. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

PREP ROUNDUP: Port Angeles baseball wins behind 1-hitter; Sequim golf wins by 41 strokes

The Port Angeles baseball team pulled into a tie for a playoff berth, getting a one-hitter from Kole Acker and a big game… Continue reading

With teammate Hunter Robinson (13) looking on, Port Angeles' Colton Romero slides safely into home ahead of the tag of Sequim pitcher Connor Bear in Sequim on Monday. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
Tusker Behrenfeld, East Jefferson track and field

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Tucker Behrenfeld, East Jefferson track and field

East Jefferson’s Tusker Behrenfeld has a breathtaking array of skills, ranging from sublime to brute strength. Not only is he a talented violinist, Behrenfeld has… Continue reading

Tusker Behrenfeld, East Jefferson track and field

GYMNASTICS: Klahhane athletes medal at regionals

Klahhane gymnasts won a number of medals at the Region 2 Xcel Gymnastics Championships held from Friday to Sunday at the Evergreen State… Continue reading

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Sequim’s Riley Pyeatt leads the field in the 800 meters at the Gear Up Eason Invitational held in Snohomish on April 23.

PIERRE LaBOSSIERE COLUMN: Spring sports entering the home stretch

It’s hard to believe that the regular spring season for some Olympic Peninsula sports ends as early as today. This prep season has gone by… Continue reading

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Sequim’s Riley Pyeatt leads the field in the 800 meters at the Gear Up Eason Invitational held in Snohomish on April 23.
Sequim Wolves.

SHELTON TRACK AND FIELD INVITE: (Updated) Local athletes establish top times in the state

Sequim’s Pyeatt, girls 4x400 relay team No. 1 in the state

Sequim Wolves.
East Jefferson Rivals.

PREP ROUNDUP: East Jefferson baseball sweeps pair from Seattle Christian

Forks soccer shuts out Eatonville in crucial win

East Jefferson Rivals.
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Port Angeles first baseman Ezra Townsend, right, attempts to catch North Kitsap baserunner Zach Edwards off the bag during Wednesday's game at Port Angeles Civic Field.

PREP BASEBALL: Riders’ bats go silent against NK

A young Port Angeles Roughriders team has improved during the season, but it found out it still has a ways to go… Continue reading

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Port Angeles first baseman Ezra Townsend, right, attempts to catch North Kitsap baserunner Zach Edwards off the bag during Wednesday's game at Port Angeles Civic Field.

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Local 155 wins in Junior Babe Ruth action

Local 155 bested Swain’s 9-2 in Olympic Junior Babe Ruth play Tuesday at Volunteer Park. Bryce DeLeon and Brandt Perry combined for… Continue reading

The Port Angeles Illusion Fastpitch 18U girls won the championship Sunday at the US Specialty Sports Association Space Coast Qualifier in Olympia. The girls won a paid berth to the Space Coast Cup regional Championship in Viera, Fla., in late June. From left, standing are coach Bucky Johnston, coach Warren Stevens and coach Leeah Faris, players Taylee Rome, Ava Sheahan, Macy Aumock, Jadeah Nordberg, Alyssa Vendenberg, Jill Begley, and coaches Rick Pennington and Greg Faris. From left, sitting, are Mikkhia Stevens, Cydne Moore, Mikki Green, Cheyenne Zimmer and Jocy Kazlauskas.

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Port Angeles Illusion off to Space Coast tourney

The Port Angeles Illusion Fastpitch 18U girls won the championship Sunday at the US Specialty Sports Association Space Coast Qualifier in Olympia. The girls won… Continue reading

The Port Angeles Illusion Fastpitch 18U girls won the championship Sunday at the US Specialty Sports Association Space Coast Qualifier in Olympia. The girls won a paid berth to the Space Coast Cup regional Championship in Viera, Fla., in late June. From left, standing are coach Bucky Johnston, coach Warren Stevens and coach Leeah Faris, players Taylee Rome, Ava Sheahan, Macy Aumock, Jadeah Nordberg, Alyssa Vendenberg, Jill Begley, and coaches Rick Pennington and Greg Faris. From left, sitting, are Mikkhia Stevens, Cydne Moore, Mikki Green, Cheyenne Zimmer and Jocy Kazlauskas.
Sequim's Connor Bear throws a pitch against North Mason on Monday. Bear and teammate Ricky Jennings combined to throw a one-hitter in a 5-1 win. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

PREP BASEBALL: Wolves’ duo throws a 1-hitter

Port Angeles knocks off first-place Bainbridge on the road

Sequim's Connor Bear throws a pitch against North Mason on Monday. Bear and teammate Ricky Jennings combined to throw a one-hitter in a 5-1 win. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
Port Angeles High School basketball player Quanah Wheeler, seated, signs to play for Olympic College last week. Standing from left, are Olympic College men's assistant coach John Callaghan, Port Angeles boys basketball coach Kasey Ulin and Olympic College men's coach Ryley Callaghan. (Pierre LaBossiere/Peninsula Daily News)

PREP BASKETBALL: Quanah Wheeler keeps family college tradition going

Port Angeles guard signs to play for Olympic College

Port Angeles High School basketball player Quanah Wheeler, seated, signs to play for Olympic College last week. Standing from left, are Olympic College men's assistant coach John Callaghan, Port Angeles boys basketball coach Kasey Ulin and Olympic College men's coach Ryley Callaghan. (Pierre LaBossiere/Peninsula Daily News)

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Lincoln Park BMX holding open house; youth basketball camp set

The Lincoln Park BMX Park is holding a new rider league open house from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sunday. The open… Continue reading

Christy Grubb, Sequim softball

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Christy Grubb, Sequim softball

Sequim’s Christy Grubb had a monster game in helping the Wolves softball team beat 3A Bainbridge 10-2 on Friday. Grubb went 4-for-5, including a home… Continue reading

Christy Grubb, Sequim softball
Jerry Payne played football for the Port Angeles Roughrider in 1973 and was an all-league linebacker. He went on to play at Washington State University. He also set state records in the discus and the shot put. Payne is one of 11 new inductees in the Port Angeles Roughrider Hall of Fame. (Courtesy photo)

ROUGHRIDER HALL OF FAME: 11 more to be be inducted in August

The Roughrider Hall of Fame continues to grow in leaps and bounds, inducting 11 more legends from Port Angeles High School this… Continue reading

Jerry Payne played football for the Port Angeles Roughrider in 1973 and was an all-league linebacker. He went on to play at Washington State University. He also set state records in the discus and the shot put. Payne is one of 11 new inductees in the Port Angeles Roughrider Hall of Fame. (Courtesy photo)
East Jefferson goalkeeper Haven McMillen makes a leaping save against Seattle Christian during a game Saturday at Memorial Field in Port Townsend. Seattle Christian’s forward Olara Parodi, 11, and East Jefferson's Micajah Shifflett, 15, were in on the play. Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News

PREP ROUNDUP: EJ soccer loses tight one; Sequim soccer beats Kingston

Going up against a highly skilled player for Seattle Christian, the East Jefferson Rivals mounted a furious rally and made a game… Continue reading

East Jefferson goalkeeper Haven McMillen makes a leaping save against Seattle Christian during a game Saturday at Memorial Field in Port Townsend. Seattle Christian’s forward Olara Parodi, 11, and East Jefferson's Micajah Shifflett, 15, were in on the play. Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News
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Port Angeles' Jack Gladfelter shows off the medals he won, including a first place in the 3,200, at the Gear Up Eason Invitational held in Snohomish this weekend. Athletes from more than 50 schools competed at the meet.

TRACK AND FIELD: Gladfelter, Pyeatt shine at Eason Invite

East Jefferson boys win BCS Invitational

Courtesy of Joe Gladfelter
Port Angeles' Jack Gladfelter shows off the medals he won, including a first place in the 3,200, at the Gear Up Eason Invitational held in Snohomish this weekend. Athletes from more than 50 schools competed at the meet.
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Port Angeles double team members Angelina Sprague, left, and Kinnley Brady compete against the Bainbridge Island team of Emily Knighton and Kristina Walker on Friday at Port Angeles High School.

PREP ROUNDUP: Sequim softball clobbers Bainbridge behind Wagner, Grubb

PA girls tennis goes up against unbeaten Bainbridge

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Port Angeles double team members Angelina Sprague, left, and Kinnley Brady compete against the Bainbridge Island team of Emily Knighton and Kristina Walker on Friday at Port Angeles High School.
Runners take off from the start of the Railroad Bridge race of the Run the Peninsula Road Race Series on Saturday at Railroad Bridge Park in Sequim. The event, which consisted of a 5K and 10K run on the Olympic Discovery Trail, was second of the series, which also includes upcoming races on the Larry Scott Trail in Port Townsend, the Jamestown S’Klallam Reservation in Blyn and the North Olympic Discovery Marathon. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Runners take off from the start of the Railroad Bridge race of the Run the Peninsula Road Race Series on Saturday at Railroad Bridge Park in Sequim. The event, which consisted of a 5K and 10K run on the Olympic Discovery Trail, was second of the series, which also includes upcoming races on the Larry Scott Trail in Port Townsend, the Jamestown S’Klallam Reservation in Blyn and the North Olympic Discovery Marathon. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Participants in the 2021 Railroad Bridge Run outside of Sequim compete. More than 350 competitors are expected for the event this year. (Run the Peninsula)

Railroad Bridge Run returns to Sequim

The next Run the Peninsula Series race will take place Saturday in Sequim with the annual Railroad Bridge 5K/10K. The race begins at… Continue reading

Participants in the 2021 Railroad Bridge Run outside of Sequim compete. More than 350 competitors are expected for the event this year. (Run the Peninsula)