Pierre LaBossiere

VOLLEYBALL: Sequim wins, qualifies for state 2A tournament

Surviving some curious seeding, some erratic serving and a slow start, the Sequim girls rallied in the 2A bi-district tournament on Saturday to… Continue reading

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Signups continue for Port Angeles Wrestling Club

The Port Angeles Wrestling Club is taking signups at 5:30 p.m. today for boys and girls from kindergarten through the eighth grade.… Continue reading

Pierre LaBossiere on top of 9,000-foot Fairview Summit in Banff National Park, Alberta in 2008.

COLUMN: Feeling like a lost limb has returned with Canadian border back open

The full reopening of the U.S./Canada border meant as much to me as anyone. Being a dual citizen, I truly feel completely at home in… Continue reading

Pierre LaBossiere on top of 9,000-foot Fairview Summit in Banff National Park, Alberta in 2008.
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Salazar Painting won the championship of the Peninsula Adult Soccer League on Sunday with a 5-2 win over Windermere. From left, back row are Raul Medina, Abisai Garcia, Felix Morales, Sergio Arriola, Juan Carlos Cisneros, Pablo Salazar, Dave Brenckenridge, Nick Allen and Juan Carlos Salgado. From left, front row, are Sabrina Wilk, Tina Breckenridge, Armando Sanchez, Sergio Yanez, Manuel Gonzalez and Javier Mora.

REC SOCCER: Salazar Painting wins title

Salazar Painting won the championship of the Peninsula College Soccer League, cementing the title with a 5-2 win over… Continue reading

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Salazar Painting won the championship of the Peninsula Adult Soccer League on Sunday with a 5-2 win over Windermere. From left, back row are Raul Medina, Abisai Garcia, Felix Morales, Sergio Arriola, Juan Carlos Cisneros, Pablo Salazar, Dave Brenckenridge, Nick Allen and Juan Carlos Salgado. From left, front row, are Sabrina Wilk, Tina Breckenridge, Armando Sanchez, Sergio Yanez, Manuel Gonzalez and Javier Mora.
Beckett Jarnigan, Port Angeles football

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Beckett Jarnagin, Port Angeles football

Port Angeles’ Beckett Jarnagin saved the best game of his high school career for his last game as a Roughrider. Jarnagin simply had an incredible… Continue reading

Beckett Jarnigan, Port Angeles football

PLAYOFF VOLLEYBALL: Port Angeles, Sequim prepare for district

Port Angeles made the bi-district volleyball tournament that begins Wednesday, while Sequim, second in the Olympic 2A league and the Olympic League… Continue reading

The Port Angeles girls swim team finished second at the bi-district meet held in Renton. From left, back row, are Danika Asgeirsson, Aubrie Scott, Anne Edwards, Sage Hunter, Harper McGuire and Emilee Reid. From left, front row, are Rachel Cooper, Yau Fu, Sara Wilson, Mackenzie DuBois, Grace Possinger and Brooke St. Luise. (Courtesy photo)

SWIMMING: Port Angeles girls second at bi-district meet

The Port Angeles Girls Swim and Dive team took second place at the 2A Bi-District Swim Meet meet this weekend at Hazen High… Continue reading

The Port Angeles girls swim team finished second at the bi-district meet held in Renton. From left, back row, are Danika Asgeirsson, Aubrie Scott, Anne Edwards, Sage Hunter, Harper McGuire and Emilee Reid. From left, front row, are Rachel Cooper, Yau Fu, Sara Wilson, Mackenzie DuBois, Grace Possinger and Brooke St. Luise. (Courtesy photo)
Port Angeles' Jaziel Livingston (6) outpaces North Mason Bulldog Dakota Filer (7) as he runs around right end for a good gain on the gridiron Friday at Civic Field. Livingston had 93 yards rushing and a touchdown in the 47-6 win. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)

PREP FOOTBALL: Roughriders win season finale 47-6

More than 500 yards of total offense in victory over North Mason

Port Angeles' Jaziel Livingston (6) outpaces North Mason Bulldog Dakota Filer (7) as he runs around right end for a good gain on the gridiron Friday at Civic Field. Livingston had 93 yards rushing and a touchdown in the 47-6 win. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)
Forks' Nate Dahlgren makes his cut between Wahkiakum defenders Saturday afternoon in Forks during this 2B play-off game won by the Spartans 40 to 14. Dahlgren scored a pair of touchdowns in the win. (Lonnie Archibald/for Peninsula Daily News)

PREP FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: Forks wins big at home over Wahkiakum

The Forks Spartans are thriving in football since their move to 2B. The Spartans qualified for the 2B State Football Playoffs with a… Continue reading

Forks' Nate Dahlgren makes his cut between Wahkiakum defenders Saturday afternoon in Forks during this 2B play-off game won by the Spartans 40 to 14. Dahlgren scored a pair of touchdowns in the win. (Lonnie Archibald/for Peninsula Daily News)
The Quilcene Rangers’ Bishop Budnek runs unhindered to the goal line for a touchdown during a district playoff game against the Lummi Blackhawks. Budnek scored seven touchdowns on the day. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

PREP FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: Quilcene’s Budnek scores 7 TDs in 61-34 win over Lummi

Quilcene got off to a slow start against Lummi in the Rangers’ district playoff game, doing no damage the first two or three… Continue reading

The Quilcene Rangers’ Bishop Budnek runs unhindered to the goal line for a touchdown during a district playoff game against the Lummi Blackhawks. Budnek scored seven touchdowns on the day. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

PREP SOCCER: Port Angeles girls qualify for state with 4-1 win

For the fourth time in the past five playoff seasons, the Port Angeles girls soccer team is headed to the State 2A Tournament.… Continue reading

The Port Angeles boys cross-country team finished fifth in the state at the 2A state championships Saturday. From left, are Langdon Larson, Josh Gavin, Max Baeder, Naaman McGuffey, Kowen Kasten, Jack Gladfelter and Jason Gladfelter. (Photo courtesy of Rodger Johnson)

STATE CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS: PA, EJ boys fifth; Pyeatt, Yearian fifth

Five was definitely the magic number for Olympic Peninsula cross-country runners at the 1A and 2A State Championships held Saturday. Both the East… Continue reading

The Port Angeles boys cross-country team finished fifth in the state at the 2A state championships Saturday. From left, are Langdon Larson, Josh Gavin, Max Baeder, Naaman McGuffey, Kowen Kasten, Jack Gladfelter and Jason Gladfelter. (Photo courtesy of Rodger Johnson)

SATURDAY’S PREP FOOTBALL SCORES: Forks, Quilcene win playoff openers

PREP FOOTBALL Saturday’s Scores Forks 40, Wahkiakum 14 Quilcene 61, Lummi 34 Naselle 54, Crescent 0 Bellevue Christian 51, Vashon Island 0 Bothell 24, Bellarmine… Continue reading

Neah Bay's Julian Carrick looks for running room Friday evening on the turf of Spartan Stadium in Forks during this 1B contest with the Mossyrock Vikings.  Photo by Lonnie Archibald.

1B FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: Neah Bay comes from behind to beat Mossyrock

The Neah Bay football team twice rallied from a second-half deficit, then shut down Mossyrock in the fourth quarter to win its District… Continue reading

Neah Bay's Julian Carrick looks for running room Friday evening on the turf of Spartan Stadium in Forks during this 1B contest with the Mossyrock Vikings.  Photo by Lonnie Archibald.
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Port Angeles' Mia Gagnon, left, and Enumclaw's Lauren Boger battle for the ball during Tuesday night's playoff game at Wally Sigmar Field in Port Angeles.

DISTRICT SOCCER PLAYOFFS: Roughriders’ win streak snapped

The Port Angeles girls soccer team finally had its impressive scoreless streak snapped, and it took a very good and big team… Continue reading

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Port Angeles' Mia Gagnon, left, and Enumclaw's Lauren Boger battle for the ball during Tuesday night's playoff game at Wally Sigmar Field in Port Angeles.

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Forks soccer season concludes; Quilcene to play game in Sequim

A young Forks girls soccer team had its season come to a close with a 5-0 loss Monday in the District 4 2B… Continue reading

Julian Carrick, Neah Bay football

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Julian Carrick, Neah Bay football

Julian Carrick has had a pair of monster games for the Neah Bay Red Devils this season, none bigger than Neah Bay’s huge 40-30 win… Continue reading

Julian Carrick, Neah Bay football
Port Angeles cross-country runners, from left Jack Gladfelter, Naaman McGuffey, Langdon Larson, Coach Rodger Johnson, Kowen Kasten, Josh Gavin, Jason Gladfelter and Max Baeder won the District 3 championship this weekend and qualified for the state 2A meet. (Courtesy photo)

PHOTOS: Area district champs headed to state

Photos courtesy of Rodger Johnson Port Angeles’ Max Baeder (168) keeps pace with Sequim’s Colby Ellefson (200) at the District 3 cross-country championships this weekend… Continue reading

Port Angeles cross-country runners, from left Jack Gladfelter, Naaman McGuffey, Langdon Larson, Coach Rodger Johnson, Kowen Kasten, Josh Gavin, Jason Gladfelter and Max Baeder won the District 3 championship this weekend and qualified for the state 2A meet. (Courtesy photo)
From left, Mark Anderson, Sebastian Manza, Max Allworth-Miles, Glen Dawson and Soare Johnston, members of the East Jefferson boys cross-country team, won the District 3 championship this weekend and will be running at the state 1A meet in Pasco. (Courtesy of Ran Johnson)

PREP CROSS COUNTRY: East Jefferson girls will join boys at state

The East Jefferson girls cross country team will join the boys at the state 1A cross-country meet in Pasco on Saturday. The boys… Continue reading

From left, Mark Anderson, Sebastian Manza, Max Allworth-Miles, Glen Dawson and Soare Johnston, members of the East Jefferson boys cross-country team, won the District 3 championship this weekend and will be running at the state 1A meet in Pasco. (Courtesy of Ran Johnson)
East Jefferson's Trevor Wilson runs against Klahowya on Thursday. The Rivals crushed the Eagles 43-6 to win the Nisqually 1A championship. East Jefferson plays its final regular-season game tonight before beginning its postseason. (Courtesy of Lisa Jensen)

PREP SPORTS: Postseason heats up for area teams

The fall playoff season is moving into high gear this week, with several teams looking to go deep in the postseason in… Continue reading

East Jefferson's Trevor Wilson runs against Klahowya on Thursday. The Rivals crushed the Eagles 43-6 to win the Nisqually 1A championship. East Jefferson plays its final regular-season game tonight before beginning its postseason. (Courtesy of Lisa Jensen)