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Peninsula College esports player Tim Deser competes at esports for the school. Deser is also a midfielder on the men's soccer team.

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Peninsula College’s Tim Deser in esports national semifinals

Peninsula College’s Tim Deser became the first Pirates esports player to reach the National Junior College Athletic Association Esports playoffs, winning his… Continue reading

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Peninsula College esports player Tim Deser competes at esports for the school. Deser is also a midfielder on the men's soccer team.
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A thick layer of slush coats the soccer pitch at Wally Sigmar Field at Peninsula College in Port Angeles on Saturday, forcing the cancellation of JV and varsity soccer matches between Port Angeles and Bremerton. A storm that brought winter-like conditions, along with lightning and thunder, rendered the field unplayable, prompting a postponement of the games until a later date.

PIERRE LaBOSSIERE COLUMN: April slush leads to … pining for summer

OK, OK, Mother Nature, you win. Stop, just stop, already. What a bizarre April this has been. It’s almost as if the climate is changing… Continue reading

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A thick layer of slush coats the soccer pitch at Wally Sigmar Field at Peninsula College in Port Angeles on Saturday, forcing the cancellation of JV and varsity soccer matches between Port Angeles and Bremerton. A storm that brought winter-like conditions, along with lightning and thunder, rendered the field unplayable, prompting a postponement of the games until a later date.
Runners start the 12K portion of the annual Olympic Adventure Trail run along Kelly Ridge west of Port Angeles this weekend. Heavy snow, sleep, hail and rain greeted runners during this year's race. (Matt Sagen/Cascadia Films)

ADVENTURE SPORTS: Neither snow nor rain stop OAT runners

The Olympic Adventure Trail run truly was an adventure this year, thanks to a cranky Mother Nature. Despite freakish April hail, rain,… Continue reading

Runners start the 12K portion of the annual Olympic Adventure Trail run along Kelly Ridge west of Port Angeles this weekend. Heavy snow, sleep, hail and rain greeted runners during this year's race. (Matt Sagen/Cascadia Films)
Peyton Rudd, left, and Gunner Rogers.

ATHLETES OF THE WEEK: Peyton Rudd, Port Angeles softball, and Gunner Rogers, Forks baseball

Forks’ Gunner Rogers and Port Angeles’ Peyton Rudd have something in common. On Friday, Rudd, second baseman for the Port Angeles softball team, belted a… Continue reading

Peyton Rudd, left, and Gunner Rogers.

DIAMOND ROUNDUP: Forks sweeps; Port Angeles girls win behind Clark

The Forks baseball team maintained its perfect won-loss record this weekend, getting huge games from Gunner Rogers and their two Logans — Logan… Continue reading

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Edun Bailey of Port Angeles tees off on the first hole against Sequim on Friday at Peninsula Golf Club in Port Angeles.

PREP ROUNDUP: Sequim golfers fend off cold, Port Angeles squad

Riding solid scores from their big three of Dominic Riccobene, Ben Sweet and Pryce Glasser, the Sequim boys golf team edged a… Continue reading

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Edun Bailey of Port Angeles tees off on the first hole against Sequim on Friday at Peninsula Golf Club in Port Angeles.

TRACK AND FIELD: Pyeatt, Brown lead Sequim at Li’l Norway Invite

Sequim’s Riley Pyeatt and Adrian Brown and East Jefferson’s Tusker Behrenfeld all had great showings at the Li’l Norway Invitational Track and Field… Continue reading

Port Angeles pitcher Elijah Flodstrom delivers a pitch to Sequim leadoff hitter Ayden Holland as Joseph Ritchie catches Monday night. Flodstrom pitched a complete-game shutout in a 10-0 win. (Pierre LaBossiere/Peninsula Daily News)

PREP BASEBALL: Riders roll past Wolves behind Flodstrom, Townsend

With a spectacular background of fresh snow on the hills outside of Port Angeles, the Roughriders baseball team got fantastic pitching from… Continue reading

Port Angeles pitcher Elijah Flodstrom delivers a pitch to Sequim leadoff hitter Ayden Holland as Joseph Ritchie catches Monday night. Flodstrom pitched a complete-game shutout in a 10-0 win. (Pierre LaBossiere/Peninsula Daily News)

PREP BRIEF: Port Angeles tennis wins big over Bremerton

The Port Angeles girls tennis squad beat Bremerton 6-1 on Monday, getting a clean sweep from its doubles teams. Waverly Mead had… Continue reading

Liam DeWolf, left, and Connor DeWolf with Klahhane Gymnastics in Port Angeles show off their medals from the Region 2 Men’s Championships held last weekend in Pocatello, Idaho. (Courtesy photos)

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Klahhane gymnasts place at regional meet

Connor DeWolf and Liam DeWolf of Klahhane Gymnastics competed in Region 2 Men’s Gymnastics Championships held Friday through Sunday at the Mountain… Continue reading

Liam DeWolf, left, and Connor DeWolf with Klahhane Gymnastics in Port Angeles show off their medals from the Region 2 Men’s Championships held last weekend in Pocatello, Idaho. (Courtesy photos)
Ben Sweet, Sequim boys golf

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Ben Sweet, Sequim golf

Sequim golfer Ben Sweet started the season a little bit slowly, but he was really beginning to heat up before spring break. Sweet, the defending… Continue reading

Ben Sweet, Sequim boys golf
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Greg Billings caught this 43-pound halibut on opening day Thursday in Marine Area 6 (Low Point to Port Townsend).

OUTDOORS: Big halibut being landed and razor clam limit will increase

Shellfish managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife confirmed Friday that the next round of razor clam digging can proceed as… Continue reading

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Greg Billings caught this 43-pound halibut on opening day Thursday in Marine Area 6 (Low Point to Port Townsend).
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Port Angeles third baseman Elijah Flodstrom, left, lets the ball get past him after it struck Peninsula baserunner Tony Buchanan and bounced away on a third base steal on Friday at Port Angeles Civic Field.
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Port Angeles third baseman Elijah Flodstrom, left, lets the ball get past him after it struck Peninsula baserunner Tony Buchanan and bounced away on a third base steal on Friday at Port Angeles Civic Field.
Sequim Wolves.

PREP ROUNDUP: Sequim baseball wins first game; East Jefferson’s Behrenfeld second at Bellingham track invite

The Sequim baseball team rallied with three runs in the eighth inning and got great pitching performances from a trio of hurlers… Continue reading

Sequim Wolves.
Klahhane Gymnastics gymnasts Scarlett Sullivan, left, and Mariah Traband qualified for the USA Gymnastics Region 2 meet later this month.

GYMNASTICS: Klahhane duo qualifies for regionals

The Klahhane Gymnastics Girls Xcel Team was among 1,550 girls participating in the Washington State Xcel Championship April 1-3 at the Puyallup Fair… Continue reading

Klahhane Gymnastics gymnasts Scarlett Sullivan, left, and Mariah Traband qualified for the USA Gymnastics Region 2 meet later this month.
Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Logan Gilbert throws during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Tuesday, March 29, 2022, in Peoria, Ariz. (Charlie Riedel/The Associated Press)

PIERRE LaBOSSIERE COLUMN: Mariners go into 2022 with a ton of buzz

This might be the most buzz the Seattle Mariners have had since the early days of Ichiro. It’s a lot of fun, and going to… Continue reading

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Logan Gilbert throws during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Tuesday, March 29, 2022, in Peoria, Ariz. (Charlie Riedel/The Associated Press)
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Port Angeles pitcher Colton Romero struck out seven batters in three innings against Mount Tahoma last week.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Colton Romero, Port Angeles baseball

Port Angeles’ Colton Romero, just a sophomore, is still listed on the Roughriders’ junior varsity baseball roster. After his performance on the mound last week,… Continue reading

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Port Angeles pitcher Colton Romero struck out seven batters in three innings against Mount Tahoma last week.
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Rain Bear runners from left include Jill Guss, Audrey Thornburg, Arrow Brown, Beau Brown, Caroline Brown, and Jessica DiBarri.

RUNNING: Training classes help people get ready for local races

Through their Community Partnership with North Olympic Healthcare Network, Peninsula Adventure Sports and Rain Bear Running Club are excited to announce a… Continue reading

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Rain Bear runners from left include Jill Guss, Audrey Thornburg, Arrow Brown, Beau Brown, Caroline Brown, and Jessica DiBarri.
Kansas guard Ochai Agbaji (30) shoots as Villanova forward Eric Dixon defends during the second half of a college basketball game in the semifinal round of the Men's Final Four NCAA tournament, Saturday, April 2, 2022, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

NCAA MEN’S BASKETBALL: Longtime powers North Carolina, Kansas to face in title game

The Big (blue) Easy has one more bit of bedazzling in store. North Carolina and Kansas, basketball blue blood running deep in… Continue reading

Kansas guard Ochai Agbaji (30) shoots as Villanova forward Eric Dixon defends during the second half of a college basketball game in the semifinal round of the Men's Final Four NCAA tournament, Saturday, April 2, 2022, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
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Port Angeles pitcher Colton Romero throws in the first inning against Mt. Tahoma on Friday at Port Angeles Civic Field.

BASEBALL: Port Angeles arms, bats overwhelm 3A Mount Tahoma

Riders win fourth straight, 10-0, behind one-hitter

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Port Angeles pitcher Colton Romero throws in the first inning against Mt. Tahoma on Friday at Port Angeles Civic Field.