Pierre LaBossiere

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The Port Angeles/Sequim gymnastics team. From left, Summer Hirst-Lowe, Chloe Notari, Faith Carr, Lucy Spelker, Susannah Sharp, Kori Miller, Amara Brown and Maddie Adams.

PREP ROUNDUP: Port Angeles, Sequim gymnasts take home 10 medals

The Port Angeles and Sequim gymnastics team competed at the WOWI Invitational at Ballard High School this weekend. More than 100 high school… Continue reading

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The Port Angeles/Sequim gymnastics team. From left, Summer Hirst-Lowe, Chloe Notari, Faith Carr, Lucy Spelker, Susannah Sharp, Kori Miller, Amara Brown and Maddie Adams.
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Thomas Arand of Port Angeles grapples with North Thurston's Sean Bures in the 195 lb. class on Saturday at Port Angeles High School.

BATTLE OF THE AXE: (Updated) Forks wins another tourney; PA fourth

The Forks boys wrestling team won its fifth tournament of the year, taking first at the Battle of the Axe held at… Continue reading

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Thomas Arand of Port Angeles grapples with North Thurston's Sean Bures in the 195 lb. class on Saturday at Port Angeles High School.
Peninsula College Pirates.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Pirates blow out Highline to improve to 13-1

The Peninsula College men’s basketball team came back from a long layoff, swamping Highline 81-56 to improve its record to 13-1. Mikey… Continue reading

Peninsula College Pirates.
East Jefferson Rivals.

PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: East Jefferson girls go to double OT to win

Sequim boys’ rally comes up just short

East Jefferson Rivals.
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Port Angeles' Anna Petty, front, goes for the quick layup as North Kitsap defenders, from left, Megan Komar, Teegan DeVries and Coriana McMillian look on during Tuesday's game at Port Angeles High School.

GIRLS PREP BASKETBALL: Riders get back on winning track

Sequim crushes Kingston to go to 9-0

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Port Angeles' Anna Petty, front, goes for the quick layup as North Kitsap defenders, from left, Megan Komar, Teegan DeVries and Coriana McMillian look on during Tuesday's game at Port Angeles High School.
Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin (3) reacts during the second half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Greg M. Cooper)

PIERRE LaBOSSIERE COLUMN: Real life intrudes on the sports world

Suddenly, real life invaded the sports world Monday night. And the fragility of life. Everyone at the Barhop was looking forward to the big matchup… Continue reading

Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin (3) reacts during the second half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Greg M. Cooper)
Frosty Moss.

ADVENTURE SPORTS: Frosty Moss registration discounted until Saturday

Early pricing for the Frosty Moss Relay ends on Saturday. The cost is $95 per team member for the full relay, $75… Continue reading

Frosty Moss.
Clockwise, from top left, Julia Baeder, Faye Dachs, Natalie Johnson and Willow Harvey.

ATHLETES OF THE WEEK: Julia Baeder, Faye Dachs, Willow Harvey, Port Angeles girls wrestling

The Port Angeles girls wrestling team had a remarkable performance at the Hawkins Memorial Tournament held last week in Belfair with four girls going a… Continue reading

Clockwise, from top left, Julia Baeder, Faye Dachs, Natalie Johnson and Willow Harvey.
Seattle Seahawks safety Johnathan Abram (23) breaks up a pass intended for New York Jets wide receiver Corey Davis (84) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)

SEAHAWKS: Seattle beats Jets to remain in the playoff hunt

Geno Smith finished off a very personal sweep. And by him doing so, a season that started with low expectations for the Seattle… Continue reading

Seattle Seahawks safety Johnathan Abram (23) breaks up a pass intended for New York Jets wide receiver Corey Davis (84) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)
Forks Spartans.

PREP WRESTLING: Forks boys win The Rock

Third tournament the Spartans have won this year

Forks Spartans.
Port angeles roughriders

PREP BASKETBALL ROUNUP: Roughriders’ huge comeback at SunDome falls just short

The Port Angeles boys basketball team mounted a furious comeback in the fourth quarter and had a last-second chance to tie the game,… Continue reading

Port angeles roughriders
Kendall Hastings

ALL-PENINSULA VOLLEYBALL MVP: Sequim’s Hastings rose to the occasion

Kendall Hastings knew she would have to step up and be a more vocal leader for the Wolves’ volleyball team during her senior… Continue reading

Kendall Hastings
Sequim's Vincent Carrisoza to the rim defended by Granite falls' Marcus Klammt on Thursday. Sequim won 78-43. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

PREP BOYS ROUNDUP: Sequim wins big over Granite Falls; PA falls to No. 2-ranked Zillah

The Sequim boys basketball team got four players in double figures and allowed just nine points in the second half to beat Granite… Continue reading

Sequim's Vincent Carrisoza to the rim defended by Granite falls' Marcus Klammt on Thursday. Sequim won 78-43. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
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Forks' Brody Lausch, center, looks for an opening surrounded by, clockwise from left, Terrell Emery of Crescent, LandinDavis of Forks, and Conner Ferro-May and Henry Bourm of Crescent on Wednesday in Joyce.

PREP BASKETBALL: Forks able to hold off Crescent comeback

The Forks and Crescent boys basketball teams had a close, tough battle that came down to the end Wednesday, with Forks coming away… Continue reading

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Forks' Brody Lausch, center, looks for an opening surrounded by, clockwise from left, Terrell Emery of Crescent, LandinDavis of Forks, and Conner Ferro-May and Henry Bourm of Crescent on Wednesday in Joyce.
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Jack Gladfelter, of Port Angeles wins the Olympic 2A League cross-country championship with a time of 15 minutes, 28 seconds at the Cedars at Dungeness.

ALL-PENINSULA CROSS-COUNTRY MVP: (Updated) Jack Gladfelter set records, won titles

Jack Gladfelter had a remarkable year for the Port Angeles boys cross country team. It began when he won the prestigious Salt… Continue reading

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Jack Gladfelter, of Port Angeles wins the Olympic 2A League cross-country championship with a time of 15 minutes, 28 seconds at the Cedars at Dungeness.
Forks’ Keira Johnson looks for the hoop as Crescent’s Kaylen Mason tries to defend on Wednesday at Crescent High School. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Forks’ defense tightens down in second half

After a high-scoring first half, the Forks girls basketball team tightened the defensive screws in the second half, outscoring Crescent 19-0 in the… Continue reading

Forks’ Keira Johnson looks for the hoop as Crescent’s Kaylen Mason tries to defend on Wednesday at Crescent High School. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
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Members of the Port Angeles girls wrestling team celebrate their first-place medals from the Hawkins Memorial Tournament held in Belfair Tuesday and Wedneasday. Clockwise, from top left, are Julia Baeder, Faye Duchs, Natalie Johnson and team captain Willow Harvey. Not pictured is team member Sam Smith, who picked up a fourth-place medal.

PREP WRESTLING: Port Angeles girls pick up four first-place finishes

PA’s Rodriguez also first among boys at North Mason meet

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Members of the Port Angeles girls wrestling team celebrate their first-place medals from the Hawkins Memorial Tournament held in Belfair Tuesday and Wedneasday. Clockwise, from top left, are Julia Baeder, Faye Duchs, Natalie Johnson and team captain Willow Harvey. Not pictured is team member Sam Smith, who picked up a fourth-place medal.
FILE - Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr. looks to pass against Colorado during an NCAA college football game Nov. 19, 2022, in Seattle. Penix has opted to put off the NFL for another year and college football's leading passer leads the No. 12 Huskies against No. 21 Texas in the Alamo Bowl. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear, File)

ALAMO BOWL: Penix gets chance to shine in national limelight

Faced with a life-altering choice, Washington’s Michael Penix Jr. opted to stay put. That made the Huskies’ quarterback one of the top… Continue reading

FILE - Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr. looks to pass against Colorado during an NCAA college football game Nov. 19, 2022, in Seattle. Penix has opted to put off the NFL for another year and college football's leading passer leads the No. 12 Huskies against No. 21 Texas in the Alamo Bowl. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear, File)
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Sequim's Isaiah Moore drives to the basket around the defense of WF West's Brian Anouma (23). Also in the play are Sequim's Zach Thompson (1) and WF West's Tyler Klatush (24).

PREP ROUNDUP: Sequim boys, Port Angeles girls fall

The Sequim boys basketball team stuck with a good WF West team, but was hurt by a 22-point Bearcats’ third quarter in a… Continue reading

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Sequim's Isaiah Moore drives to the basket around the defense of WF West's Brian Anouma (23). Also in the play are Sequim's Zach Thompson (1) and WF West's Tyler Klatush (24).