Pierre LaBossiere

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Future Riders battle Neah Bay Warriors

The Future Riders A Squad football team beat the Neah Bay Warriors 34-0 this weekend. Meanwhile the… Continue reading

WHAT WE LEARNED: The importance of having a backup QB even in the preps

Much like the NFL where Gardner Minshew is king, this was a week for the backup quarterbacks on the North Peninsula. Two QBs who did… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Recreational crabbing reopens in areas through Dec. 31

PORT TOWNSEND – Several marine areas of Puget Sound reopened to recreational crabbing Tuesday, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced. The openings were… Continue reading

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                                Whistler Mountain as seen from Blackcomb Lake at about 6,400 feet, the high point of the hike between the Blackcomb Gondola and Decker Tarn.

OUTDOORS COLUMN: Overlord is more than just a cool name

Possibly the coolest name for any trail anywhere is the “Overlord Trail.” Unfortunately, Overlord also sounds kind of … dramatic. And I wasn’t looking for… Continue reading

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                                Whistler Mountain as seen from Blackcomb Lake at about 6,400 feet, the high point of the hike between the Blackcomb Gondola and Decker Tarn.

ATHLETES OF THE WEEK: Port Angeles’ Lauren Larson and Millie Long

Both of our Athletes of the Week are previous winners, but they are off to such spectacular starts to their 2019 seasons that they deserve… Continue reading

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Roughriders’ DeLeon wins at Bellevue; Dalgardno third in Oregon

Port Angeles’ Kynzie DeLeon beat out a number of 3A and 4A runners to win her race this… Continue reading

PREP FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Forks wins with a field goal; Clallam Bay beats Quilcene JV

The Spartans won a defensive slugfest without scoring a touchdown, getting a 21-yard field goal late in the fourth quarter from Ethan Bello… Continue reading

PIERRE LaBOSSIERE COLUMN: The tragic reign of King Felix

It’s hard to dredge up a ton of sympathy for an athlete who earned $216 million in his career. But, if there’s one pro athlete… Continue reading

ADVENTURE SPORTS: Locals shine at the Big Hurt

More than 150 competitors cycled, kayaked, ran and even dodged a ship in the Port Angeles Harbor in the fifth running of… Continue reading

PREP ROUNDUP: Redhawks soccer girls nearly pulls off upset over Kingston

The Port Townsend soccer girls got a pair of goals from freshman Kaylen Pray and were nearly able to pull off a… Continue reading

COLLEGE SOCCER: Peninsula men, women keep hold on first place

The Peninsula men and women’s soccer teams maintained their tight grips on first place in the North Division with a pair of road… Continue reading

PREP FOOTBALL: Saturday’s scores — Forks holds on for 8-7 win over Granite Falls, Clallam Bay wins

Saturday’s prep football scores for the Olympic Peninsula and around Washington Charles Wright 46, Port Townsend 6 Forks 8, Granite Falls 7 Clallam Bay 80,… Continue reading

BIG HURT: Endurance race set Saturday in Port Angeles

Features mountain biking, kayaking, road cycling and running segments

SALT CREEK INVITE: PA’s Lauren Larson goes back-to-back

Port Angeles’ Lauren Larson started this cross-country season right where she left off last year: in the front of the pack. And to… Continue reading

PIERRE LaBOSSIERE COLUMN: We all know your pain, Cougars fans

How do you get past the heartbreak? Growing up as a San Francisco 49ers fan and a Boston Red Sox fan, I have a unique… Continue reading

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Hayden Baker, Forks football

Hayden Baker had an incredible game in Forks’ 46-20 win over the Port Townsend Redhawks on Friday night. Baker ran the ball 40 times for… Continue reading

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: New venues set for gridiron state championship games

Venues have been announced for the 2019 Washington Interscholastic Activities Association football state championships. The Tacoma Dome had hosted the WIAA Gridiron Classic… Continue reading

PREP FOOTBALL: Crescent gets riled up in second half, outscores South Bend 32-0

The Crescent Loggers football sequad was burned by a bad second quarter against South Bend. Head coach Brian Shimko made sure it didn’t… Continue reading

PREP ROUNDUP: Port Angeles swimmers outduel Sequim; Millie Long scores four goals in Riders’ soccer win

The Port Angeles girls swim team outpointed Sequim 115-54 in the first matchup this year between the two North Olympic Peninsula squads that… Continue reading

COLLEGE SOCCER: Peninsula men, women both beat Everett to stay in first

In two matches for first place against dangerous teams, the Peninsula men and women beat Everett by the identical scores of 3-0. Women’s… Continue reading