Pierre LaBossiere

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Windermere, Salazer Painting lead soccer league

Windermere and Salazar Painting remained in a tie for first place in the Peninsula Soccer League with wins Sunday at Wally Sigmar… Continue reading

Crescent's Weston Hart (1) runs for yardage against Lummi on Saturday. Crescent was down just one touchdown to the No. 2-ranked Blackhawks early in the fourth quarter. (Courtesy photo)

PREP FOOTBALL: Loggers hang tough with No. 2 Lummi

The Crescent Loggers stood toe-to-toe with the No. 2-ranked eight-man football team in the state, hanging with the undefeated Lummi Blackhawks well into the… Continue reading

Crescent's Weston Hart (1) runs for yardage against Lummi on Saturday. Crescent was down just one touchdown to the No. 2-ranked Blackhawks early in the fourth quarter. (Courtesy photo)
Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt (90) celebrates after a strip sack for fumble during an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Matt Durisko)

SEAHAWKS: Fumble, other mistakes doom Seattle in OT loss

The performance was full of grit and resiliency, the type of characteristics Pete Carroll strives to see from each of his teams. And… Continue reading

Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt (90) celebrates after a strip sack for fumble during an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Matt Durisko)
Washington State coach Nick Rolovich watches during the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against Stanford, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, in Pullman, Wash. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

COUGARS FOOTBALL: Washington State fires coach Nick Rolovich

Washington State fired football coach Nick Rolovich on Monday for refusing a state mandate that all employees get vaccinated against COVID-19, a person… Continue reading

Washington State coach Nick Rolovich watches during the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against Stanford, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, in Pullman, Wash. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)
East Jefferson's Jerome Reaux Jr. (11) outruns all defenders on one of his two touchdowns in Saturday's 47-6 win over Bellevue Christian.of the game. (Courtesy of Lisa Jensen)

PREP FOOTBALL: East Jefferson crushes Bellevue Christian 47-6 to win fourth straight

Consolidating players from Chimacum and Port Townsend has certainly worked out great so far for the East Jefferson Rivals football team. The Rivals… Continue reading

East Jefferson's Jerome Reaux Jr. (11) outruns all defenders on one of his two touchdowns in Saturday's 47-6 win over Bellevue Christian.of the game. (Courtesy of Lisa Jensen)

COLLEGE SOCCER: Peninsula women erupt on offense in 7-0 win

The Peninsula College women’s soccer team has been dominating teams all year in shots, possession and defense. But if there is one… Continue reading

Sequim’s Russ Britton (507) jumps through the finish line after he completes the Run the Peninsula 5K on the Larry Scott Trail in Port Townsend on Saturday. Taran Johnson, (547) also from Sequim, races to the finish. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Hundreds of runners take on Larry Scott Trail

High-schoolers, locals among 264 live-event entrants

Sequim’s Russ Britton (507) jumps through the finish line after he completes the Run the Peninsula 5K on the Larry Scott Trail in Port Townsend on Saturday. Taran Johnson, (547) also from Sequim, races to the finish. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)
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Port Angeles' Daniel Cable escapes the Bainbridge defense on Friday night at Port Angeles Civic Field.
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Port Angeles' Daniel Cable escapes the Bainbridge defense on Friday night at Port Angeles Civic Field.

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Sequim tennis wins and Zombie Run

The Sequim boys tennis team swept Kingston 7-0, losing only one set in the entire match. Singles players Garrett Little, Connor Bear and… Continue reading

Elizabeth Hammel, left and Jessica Rohr, right cross the finish like at the Larry Scott Trail Run in 2019, the last year the event was run live.

RUN THE PENINSULA: Spots available for Larry Scott Run

The fourth of five Run the Peninsula events, the Larry Scott Paved Trail Run, is set Saturday along the Port Townsend Bay… Continue reading

Elizabeth Hammel, left and Jessica Rohr, right cross the finish like at the Larry Scott Trail Run in 2019, the last year the event was run live.
Taryn Johnson, Sequim soccer, left, and Daniel Cable, Port Angeles football.

ATHLETES OF THE WEEK: Taryn Johnson, Sequim soccer; Daniel Cable, Port Angeles football

With all the remarkable performances last week, we could just pick one Athlete of the Week this week. We’re selecting Sequim soccer forward Taryn Johnson… Continue reading

Taryn Johnson, Sequim soccer, left, and Daniel Cable, Port Angeles football.
Seattle Kraken left wing Brandon Tanev (13) drives around Calgary Flames right wing Ryan Francis (65) during the first period of an NHL preseason hockey game, Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, in Kent, Wash.. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE: Time to get Kraken

For months, Chris Driedger seemed to be a lock to become the first goaltender for the Seattle… Continue reading

Seattle Kraken left wing Brandon Tanev (13) drives around Calgary Flames right wing Ryan Francis (65) during the first period of an NHL preseason hockey game, Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, in Kent, Wash.. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

OUTDOORS: Coastal steelhead virtual town hall set for Oct. 26

Peninsula Daily News OLYMPIA ­­— Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife fishery managers invite the public to join a virtual town hall at 5 p.m.… Continue reading

East Jefferson's Camryn Hines runs at the Nike Hole in the Wall Invitational on Saturday. Hines finished eighth in the girls varsity silver race while teammate Aliyah Yearian was second. (Photo courtesy of Randy Allworth)

CROSS COUNTRY (UPDATED): Olympic Peninsula runners perform well at Nike Hole in the Wall

Several Olympic Peninsula cross-country athletes had strong showings in the prestigious Nike Hole in the Wall Cross-Country 5K Invitational held Saturday at Lakewood… Continue reading

East Jefferson's Camryn Hines runs at the Nike Hole in the Wall Invitational on Saturday. Hines finished eighth in the girls varsity silver race while teammate Aliyah Yearian was second. (Photo courtesy of Randy Allworth)
Peninsula's Hayahide Sakamoto, front left, and Whatcom's Juan Obeso eye a loose ball on Saturday at Peninsula College. Behind Sakamoto is teammate Jeong Hyun Kang. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

COLLEGE SOCCER: Peninsula men win physical battle with Whatcom for No. 1; Women get goal from McGuffey to win

Overcoming the physical play of the unbeaten Whatcom Orcas and a late penalty pick, the Peninsula College men’s soccer team rallied in… Continue reading

Peninsula's Hayahide Sakamoto, front left, and Whatcom's Juan Obeso eye a loose ball on Saturday at Peninsula College. Behind Sakamoto is teammate Jeong Hyun Kang. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

PREP FOOTBALL: Quilcene Rangers, Neah Bay Red Devils, East Jefferson Rivals all win big

Quilcene scheduled two football games two days apart and the Rangers responded by scoring 100 points in a 48-hour period. After beating Crescent… Continue reading

FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SCORES: Port Angeles, East Jefferson, Forks all win

Prep Football Friday’s Scores Port Angeles 31, Kingston 6 North Kitsap 49, Sequim 7 Forks 32, Rainier 6 East Jefferson 49, Cascade Christian 13 Aberdeen/Wishkah… Continue reading

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East Jefferson Rival Anson Jones rushes around Cougars Brayden Metcalf (50) and Torin Carpenter (51) during a Friday night game played in Memorial Field in Port Townsend.

PREP FOOTBALL: Port Angeles, Forks, East Jefferson all romp

Port Angeles’ Daniel Cable had 198 yards rushing and three touchdowns running and receiving as the Roughriders beat Kingston on the road 31-6.… Continue reading

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East Jefferson Rival Anson Jones rushes around Cougars Brayden Metcalf (50) and Torin Carpenter (51) during a Friday night game played in Memorial Field in Port Townsend.

PREP ROUNDUP: Taryn Johnson scores four goals; PA, EJ soccer teams win

Following a three-goal performance against Port Angeles earlier in the week, Sequim’s Taryn Johnson did one better against Olympic, scoring a hat trick… Continue reading

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Crescent's Wyatt Lee, left, tries to outrun Quilcene's Kevin Alejo, front, and  Max Budnek on Thursday in Joyce.

PREP FOOTBALL: Quilcene erupts early against Crescent

Despite giving up 242 yards and two touchdowns to Crescent’s star running back, Wyatt Lee, the Quilcene Rangers used a balance attack on… Continue reading

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Crescent's Wyatt Lee, left, tries to outrun Quilcene's Kevin Alejo, front, and  Max Budnek on Thursday in Joyce.