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Members of the Sequim Wolves football team and cheer squad celebrate Friday night's 36-32 come-from-behind victory over the Port Angeles Roughriders at Port Angeles Civic Field.

2022 IN SPORTS: It was a wild and crazy game at Civic Field

Probably the top sports story of the year on the North Olympic Peninsula was Port Angeles and Sequim playing one of the… Continue reading

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Members of the Sequim Wolves football team and cheer squad celebrate Friday night's 36-32 come-from-behind victory over the Port Angeles Roughriders at Port Angeles Civic Field.
Larayne Blair, left, and Kansas Jackson, Forks girls wrestling.

ATHLETES OF THE WEEK: Larayne Blair and Kansas Jackson, Forks girls wrestling

The Forks girls wrestling duo of Larayne Blair and Kansas Jackson are having a good start to their season, as is the entire girls wrestling… Continue reading

Larayne Blair, left, and Kansas Jackson, Forks girls wrestling.
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Port Angeles' Isaiah Shamp drives hard to the basket between the hands of Foss defenders last week.

PIERRE LaBOSSIERE COLUMN: A golden year of hoops on the North Olympic Peninsula

This is a stellar season for basketball on the North Olympic Peninsula. Could it be the best season ever for our region? That awaits to… Continue reading

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Port Angeles' Isaiah Shamp drives hard to the basket between the hands of Foss defenders last week.
Isabella Diaz, Sequim wrestling. (Jim Heintz photo)

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Isabella Diaz, Sequim girls wrestling

The HammerHead Invitational is one of the largest wrestling meets in Washington, with more than 90 teams and hundreds of wrestlers competing in the Kitsap… Continue reading

Isabella Diaz, Sequim wrestling. (Jim Heintz photo)
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Peninsula's Tati Kamae (2) brings the ball up against Pierce College's Tyra Brown (23) Sunday. Kamae had 17 points and a school-record 14 steals in a 63-41 win.

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Peninsula crushes Pierce behind Kamae’s 14 steals

Tati Kamae didn’t just set a Peninsula College women’s basketball record Sunday. She shattered it. By the third quarter. Kamae had 14… Continue reading

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Peninsula's Tati Kamae (2) brings the ball up against Pierce College's Tyra Brown (23) Sunday. Kamae had 17 points and a school-record 14 steals in a 63-41 win.
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Port Angeles's Paige Mason, front, looks for an out as Peninsula's Ashley Edmonds closes in during Saturday's game at Port Angeles High School.

PREP ROUNDUP: PA girls drop game to Peninsula High School

Sequim girls improve to 6-0 on the season

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Port Angeles's Paige Mason, front, looks for an out as Peninsula's Ashley Edmonds closes in during Saturday's game at Port Angeles High School.
The Forks boys wrestling team celebrates its first-place trophy at the Rainier Duals Tournament this weekend. (Forks wrestling)

PREP WRESTLING: Sequim’s Diaz takes first at Hammerhead Invite; Forks boys take first in Rainier

Isabella Diaz of Sequim won her weight division at the prestigious Hammerhead Invitational wrestling tournament held this weekend at the Kitsap Sun Pavilion.… Continue reading

The Forks boys wrestling team celebrates its first-place trophy at the Rainier Duals Tournament this weekend. (Forks wrestling)
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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Peninsula women sweep three at home tourney

The Peninsula College women’s basketball team has now won nine in a row, taking a trio of games at their home crossover… Continue reading

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The Port Angeles and Sequim gymnastics team competed in its first event Tuesday at Bainbridge Island. From left, are Madisyn Ripley, Chloe Notari, Susannah Sharp, Faith Carr, Kori Miller, Waverly Mead, Amara Brown. Not pictured are Summer Hirst-Lowe, Maddie Abrams and Lucy Spelker.

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Port Angeles, Sequim gymnasts begin season

Port Angeles and Sequim had their first gymnastics meet against Bainbridge Island on Tuesday with a pair of gymnasts placing. Sequim gymnast Susannah… Continue reading

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The Port Angeles and Sequim gymnastics team competed in its first event Tuesday at Bainbridge Island. From left, are Madisyn Ripley, Chloe Notari, Susannah Sharp, Faith Carr, Kori Miller, Waverly Mead, Amara Brown. Not pictured are Summer Hirst-Lowe, Maddie Abrams and Lucy Spelker.
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Port Angeles' Parker Nickerson, right, dribbles past Olympic's Jackson Barrett on Tuesday night in Port Angeles.

BOYS PREP BASKETBALL: Riders running roughshod over league opponents

The Port Angeles boys basketball team got off to a somewhat sluggish start, but got a huge boost from its bench, going… Continue reading

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Port Angeles' Parker Nickerson, right, dribbles past Olympic's Jackson Barrett on Tuesday night in Port Angeles.
From left, Forks' Kyra Neel  competes with Neah Bay's Ryana Moss, Angel Halttunen and Allie Greene in Forks. Neah Bay came from behind in the closing minutes to defeat Forks 54-50 in a nonleague contest. Lonnie Archibald/for Peninsula Daily News

PREP ROUNDUP: Neah Bay girls get past Forks; EJ girls win first game

The Forks girls basketball team had a chance to tie the game after Neah Bay came roaring back from behind in the second… Continue reading

From left, Forks' Kyra Neel  competes with Neah Bay's Ryana Moss, Angel Halttunen and Allie Greene in Forks. Neah Bay came from behind in the closing minutes to defeat Forks 54-50 in a nonleague contest. Lonnie Archibald/for Peninsula Daily News
Jolene Vaara, left, Sequim girls basketball, and Keira Johnson, Forks girls basketball.

ATHLETES OF THE WEEK: Jolene Vaara, Sequim girls basketball; and Keira Johnson, Forks girls basketball

Two Olympic Peninsula girls’ basketball players have gotten off to scorching starts this young season, earning our co-Athletes of the Week for this week. In… Continue reading

Jolene Vaara, left, Sequim girls basketball, and Keira Johnson, Forks girls basketball.
Photo courtesy of WWU Athletics / Claire Henninger makes a save in the NCAA Division II national quarterfinal game. A former Sequim soccer standout, Henninger is graduate student at Western Washington University and helped the WWU women's soccer team earn its second national title with a 2-1 win over West Chester (Pa.) on Dec. 3.

COLLEGE SOCCER: Former Sequim goalkeeper wins national championship at WWU

Sequim’s Claire Henninger’s athletic career hit a lot of road bumps, including a big disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, but her persistence… Continue reading

Photo courtesy of WWU Athletics / Claire Henninger makes a save in the NCAA Division II national quarterfinal game. A former Sequim soccer standout, Henninger is graduate student at Western Washington University and helped the WWU women's soccer team earn its second national title with a 2-1 win over West Chester (Pa.) on Dec. 3.
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The Forks boys wrestling team celebrates winning the Tony Saldivar Ironman tournament held in Granger this weekend. Forks beat out 18 other teams to win the team title with Sloan Tumaua and Matthew Montes winning their weight divisions.

PREP WRESTLING: Forks boys, girls celebrate first- and second-place trophies at Tony Saldivar Ironman

The Forks boys wrestling team celebrates winning the Tony Saldivar Ironman tournament held in Granger this weekend. Forks beat out 18 other teams to win… Continue reading

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The Forks boys wrestling team celebrates winning the Tony Saldivar Ironman tournament held in Granger this weekend. Forks beat out 18 other teams to win the team title with Sloan Tumaua and Matthew Montes winning their weight divisions.
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Forks' Keira Johnson skies for a layup during the Spartans' 74-25 win over South Bend on the road Friday night.
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Forks' Keira Johnson skies for a layup during the Spartans' 74-25 win over South Bend on the road Friday night.
Peninsula Pirates.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Peninsula beats Lower Columbia in rematch

For the second time in a week, the Peninsula women held off the No. 2-ranked team in the NWAC, Lower Columbia, in a… Continue reading

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Shorthanded Pirates sweep pair of games at Triton Classic

Coming off its first loss of the year to a winless team and missing top scorer Roosevelt Williams Jr., the Peninsula College men’s… Continue reading

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PREP WRESTLING: Forks boys win Tony Saldivar Ironman tournament

A year after coming in second at the same tournament, the Forks boys wrestling team won the Tony Saldivar Ironman meet held at… Continue reading

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Port Angeles' Kason Albaugh pulls down a loose ball as Bremerton's David Klega, left, tries to push him away during Tuesday's matchup at Port Angeles High School.

PREP BASKETBALL: Roughriders romp again, beat Knights 86-46

Forks boys win first game of the year

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Port Angeles' Kason Albaugh pulls down a loose ball as Bremerton's David Klega, left, tries to push him away during Tuesday's matchup at Port Angeles High School.
At left, Fresno State quarterback Jake Haener, a former Husky, will face off against Washington State quarterback Cam Ward in the Jimmy Kimmel Bowl on Dec. 17 in Los Angeles. (The Associated Press)

PIERRE LaBOSSIERE COLUMN: UW, Fresno State joined at the hip

I’ve circled the date of Dec. 17. That’s the day may alma mater, Fresno State, plays in the Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl. Their opponent? The… Continue reading

At left, Fresno State quarterback Jake Haener, a former Husky, will face off against Washington State quarterback Cam Ward in the Jimmy Kimmel Bowl on Dec. 17 in Los Angeles. (The Associated Press)