Pierre LaBossiere

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: WDFW taking comment on trout; Future Riders results

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking public comment on updates to a variety of fishing rules and regulations affecting state… Continue reading

Peninsula men, women win on shutouts

Huge match Saturday pits No. 1 PC vs. No. 2 Whatcom

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Port Angeles' Jack Gladfelter, far left, leads the pack at an Olympic League 2A cross-country meet in Bremerton on Wednesday. Gladfelter won the boys' race while Sequim's Riley Pyeatt won the girls' race.

PREP CROSS COUNTRY: PA boys, Sequim girls win at Olympic League meet

The Port Angeles boys cross-country team won an Olympic League 2A meet at Gordon Field on Wednesday with the Roughriders’ Jack Gladfelter taking… Continue reading

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Port Angeles' Jack Gladfelter, far left, leads the pack at an Olympic League 2A cross-country meet in Bremerton on Wednesday. Gladfelter won the boys' race while Sequim's Riley Pyeatt won the girls' race.
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Port Angeles' Anna Petty, right, pushes past Sequim's Jennyfer Gomez on Tuesday at Peninsula College in Port Angeles.

PREP SOCCER: Taryn Johnson’s hat trick leads Wolves over Riders

Sequim’s Taryn Johnson tallied her second hat trick of the season in a tight, come-from-behind 3-2 victory for the Wolves over Olympic… Continue reading

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Port Angeles' Anna Petty, right, pushes past Sequim's Jennyfer Gomez on Tuesday at Peninsula College in Port Angeles.
Sequim Wolves

PREP ROUNDUP: Wolves volleyball sweeps Roughriders

The Sequim volleyball team beat Port Angeles 3-0, though two out of the three sets were close. The Wolves won 25-22, 25-18,… Continue reading

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AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Last call for Tour de Forts participants; Crescent-Quilcene to play

It’s last call for the Tour de Forts, set to happen Saturday in Jefferson County. The Gran Fondo-style ride will tour three… Continue reading

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East Jefferson Rival Akira Anderson (12) looks on as teammate Sophie Patterson hits the ball away from Vashon’s Lola Kuyper (17) during a Monday night game in Port Townsend.

PREP ROUNDUP: Rivals VB wins second straight; EJ soccer wins third out of four

The East Jefferson volleyball team took three games to win its second match in a row, blanking Vashon 3-0 (25-16, 25-13, 25-20)… Continue reading

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East Jefferson Rival Akira Anderson (12) looks on as teammate Sophie Patterson hits the ball away from Vashon’s Lola Kuyper (17) during a Monday night game in Port Townsend.

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Teams sought for volleyball league

Plans are in the works to hold an adult coed volleyball league, formerly run by the City of Port Angeles Parks and… Continue reading

SPORTS BRIEFS: Windermere moves into first-place tie in soccer league

Pura Vida, Windermere and the Bandidos FC were the winners Sunday in the Peninsula Soccer League with Windermere moving into a tie… Continue reading

Hannah Wager

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Hannah Wagner, Sequim soccer

Sequim’s Hannah Wagner has been a handful for the Wolves’ opponents all season and thus we have named her this week’s Athlete of the Week… Continue reading

Hannah Wager
Seattle Mariners’ Jarred Kelenic, center, sits in the dugout after his team lost to the Los Angeles Angels in a baseball game Sunday in Seattle. (Elaine Thompson/The Associated Press)

PIERRE LaBOSSIERE COLUMN: Love of sports comes with heartbreak

My love of sports was born in heartbreak. When I was a kid, I adopted a spunky Red Sox team as my team during the… Continue reading

Seattle Mariners’ Jarred Kelenic, center, sits in the dugout after his team lost to the Los Angeles Angels in a baseball game Sunday in Seattle. (Elaine Thompson/The Associated Press)
Peninsula College Pirates.

COLLEGE SOCCER: Peninsula men win, women draw at Skagit Valley in low-scoring affairs

The No. 1-ranked Peninsula College men’s soccer team remained unbeaten and the No. 1-ranked women tied in two low-scoring road games at… Continue reading

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William and Delaney MacFarlane competed in the Little Hurt on Sunday. (Meghan Ventura/Olympic Peninsula Rowing Association)

ADVENTURE SPORTS: Little Hurters ride, row and run

Eighteen kids ages 9 to 14 tried their hands — and feet — in the inaugural Little Hurt this weekend, held in… Continue reading

William and Delaney MacFarlane competed in the Little Hurt on Sunday. (Meghan Ventura/Olympic Peninsula Rowing Association)
Chase Schweitzer of Port Hadlock, center, took the No. 1 plate at the Northwest Region BMX championships held in Richland Saturday and Sunday. At left is second-place finisher Kameron Johnson and at right is third-place finisher Erick Rios.

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: East Jefferson Volleyball wins first match of year; Port Hadlock teen wins regional BMX titles

The East Jefferson volleyball team went to five sets and 205 points in a marathon 3-2 (19-25, 25-18, 17-25, 25-21, 16-14) victory… Continue reading

Chase Schweitzer of Port Hadlock, center, took the No. 1 plate at the Northwest Region BMX championships held in Richland Saturday and Sunday. At left is second-place finisher Kameron Johnson and at right is third-place finisher Erick Rios.
Lukas Teague of Port Angeles and Grady White of Port Townsend battle it out on the second of three events in the Little Hurt Triathlon on Sunday at Lincoln Park in Port Angeles. The events included 10 laps on the Lincoln Park BMX track, a 2,000-meter row on rowing machines, and a 1.9-mile run. Both eighth-graders led various legs of their seventh- and eighth-grade heat, with White pulling ahead on the final leg. Teague finished within a minute of the overall champion for second place. Both boys also compete for their respective middle school cross-country teams.

OUTDOORS SPORTS: Little Hurters compete in new event

Lukas Teague of Port Angeles and Grady White of Port Townsend battle it out on the second of three events in the Little Hurt Triathlon… Continue reading

Lukas Teague of Port Angeles and Grady White of Port Townsend battle it out on the second of three events in the Little Hurt Triathlon on Sunday at Lincoln Park in Port Angeles. The events included 10 laps on the Lincoln Park BMX track, a 2,000-meter row on rowing machines, and a 1.9-mile run. Both eighth-graders led various legs of their seventh- and eighth-grade heat, with White pulling ahead on the final leg. Teague finished within a minute of the overall champion for second place. Both boys also compete for their respective middle school cross-country teams.
Heidi Hietpas of Sequim completes the kayaking leg of Saturday's Big Hurt as part of a tandem team with her husband, Forest Hietpas. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

OUTDOORS SPORTS: Big Hurt returns in a big way

After a two-year layoff, the team of Hammer Down returned this weekend to win the two-person team category in the return of… Continue reading

Heidi Hietpas of Sequim completes the kayaking leg of Saturday's Big Hurt as part of a tandem team with her husband, Forest Hietpas. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
The Port Angeles and Sequim volleyball teams celebrate their showings at the Monarch Volleyball Tournament held in Longview this weekend.

PREP ROUNDUP: Port Angeles, Sequim spikers make good showings at tourney

The Port Angeles volleyball team made it to the semifinals in the Monarch Challenge 14-team tournament at Mark Morris High School this weekend… Continue reading

The Port Angeles and Sequim volleyball teams celebrate their showings at the Monarch Volleyball Tournament held in Longview this weekend.
Peninsula College Pirates.

COLLEGE SOCCER: Peninsula men beat Highline on late goal

The Peninsula College men played another NWAC powerhouse Saturday, getting a late goal from Jonathan DeMotta to pull out a 2-1 win… Continue reading

Peninsula College Pirates.
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Crescent quarterback Weston Hart, center, looks for help from teammate Wyatt Lee, right, as Muckleshoot Tribal defender Donavan Heredia closes in on Saturday in Joyce.

PREP FOOTBALL: Eight is enough for the Loggers

Wyatt Lee: 266 yards rushing, four TDs and 27 tackles

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Crescent quarterback Weston Hart, center, looks for help from teammate Wyatt Lee, right, as Muckleshoot Tribal defender Donavan Heredia closes in on Saturday in Joyce.
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Port Angeles quarterback Parker Nickerson gets tripped up on a short run by North Kitsap's Benen Lawler on Friday night at Port Angeles Civic Field.

PREP FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: East Jefferson stuffs kick to win first game; PA loses to powerhouse

Behind some huge runs from Logan Massie and clutch plays on both sides of the ball by their special teams, the East Jefferson… Continue reading

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Port Angeles quarterback Parker Nickerson gets tripped up on a short run by North Kitsap's Benen Lawler on Friday night at Port Angeles Civic Field.