Pierre LaBossiere

Peninsula College

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: PC men win on late free throws; women win 9th straight

Peninsula College’s Jaylin Reed got fouled taking a 3-point shot with 10 seconds left to play and calmly made three straight free throws to… Continue reading

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Port Angeles' Natalie Johnson, left, and Sequim's Alex Schmadeke

ATHLETES OF THE WEEK: Natalie Johnson, Port Angeles wrestling; Alex Schmadeke, Sequim gymnastics

This week, we pick a pair of athletes from girls’ wrestling and gymnastics as our Athletes of the Week. Going up against girls from all… Continue reading

Port Angeles' Natalie Johnson, left, and Sequim's Alex Schmadeke

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Registration to open soon for Ride the Hurricane

Registration is expected to open within the next couple of weeks for the Ride the Hurricane event coming up on Aug. 7.… Continue reading

Chris Hartman passes the slap bracelet “baton” off to Jack Waknitz of the Sub Alpine Tees Racing Team at the Frosty Moss checkpoint next to the Boat Haven on the Port Angeles waterfront Saturday. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)

ADVENTURE SPORTS: [Updated] Runners conquer the 2022 Frosty Moss

41 out of 42 teams finish 80-mile event

Chris Hartman passes the slap bracelet “baton” off to Jack Waknitz of the Sub Alpine Tees Racing Team at the Frosty Moss checkpoint next to the Boat Haven on the Port Angeles waterfront Saturday. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)

COLLEGE HOOPS: Peninsula College women win eighth straight

The Peninsula women’s basketball players could have been forgiven if they had a letdown this weekend against Edmonds after a huge win… Continue reading

PREP BASKETBALL: Neah Bay girls win regional

The Neah Bay girls basketball team earned an automatic trip to the 1B state quarterfinals with a 58-40 win over Mossyrock in a… Continue reading

Sequim's Susannah Sharp, left, and Alex Schmadeke right, competed at the Washington 2A/3A gymnastics meet this weekend. Schmadeke finished 10th overall in the state and fifth in the floor. (Courtesy photo)

PREP GYMNASTICS: Sequim’s Schmadeke places at state

Sequim’s Alex Schmadeke took fifth place in the floor exercise at the Washington state 2A/3A gymnastics meet held this weekend at Sammamish High… Continue reading

Sequim's Susannah Sharp, left, and Alex Schmadeke right, competed at the Washington 2A/3A gymnastics meet this weekend. Schmadeke finished 10th overall in the state and fifth in the floor. (Courtesy photo)

STATE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Port Angeles, Neah Bay’s foes set

Roughriders’ boys and girls begin play Wednesday

Members of the Bear Tracks team compete at the third Frosty Moss Relay Race in May 2021. A total of 44 teams competed in the event held by Peninsula Adventure Sports.
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ADVENTURE SPORTS: Frosty Moss returns to winter run this weekend

The first Peninsula Adventure Sports series race of the year is coming this weekend with the Frosty Moss Team Relay, which has… Continue reading

Members of the Bear Tracks team compete at the third Frosty Moss Relay Race in May 2021. A total of 44 teams competed in the event held by Peninsula Adventure Sports.
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Port Angeles' Natalie Johnson shows off her first-place medal she won at the state folkstyle wrestling tournament.

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Port Angeles’ Natalie Johnson wins first place at state wrestling meet

Port Angeles’ Natalie Johnson on Sunday won the championship in her division at the Washington State Wrestling Association Folkstyle Wrestling tournament held at… Continue reading

Port Angeles' Natalie Johnson shows off her first-place medal she won at the state folkstyle wrestling tournament.
Hayden Queen, Forks wrestling

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Hayden Queen, Forks wrestling

Hayden Queen made the most of his opportunity this weekend at the Mat Classic state wrestling championships. Queen, wrestling in his final tournament for Forks,… Continue reading

Hayden Queen, Forks wrestling
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PIERRE LaBOSSIERE COLUMN: Patience pays off in 2022

I believe 2022 will be looked back at as the Year Patience Paid Off. It’s nice to see that patience rewarded this past weekend. First… Continue reading

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REGIONAL BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS: Sequim girls, Port Angeles boys to play back-to-back in Mount Vernon

The Sequim girls basketball team and the Port Angeles boys basketball team will play their regionals games back-to-back at Mount Vernon High School… Continue reading

The Port Angeles boys swim team finished eighth in the state 2A meet held at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way this weekend. From left, back row, are Jacob Miller, Max Baeder, Blake Nahory, Aidan Butterworth, Landon Close, Colby Ellefson (Sequim), Adam Weller, head coach Sally Cole and assistant coach Lisa Walls. From left, front, are Alex Che, Adam Boyd and Josh Gavin. (Courtesy photo)

STATE CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND: PA boys swim team places; EJ’s Massie second in state

The Port Angeles boys swim team finished eighth in the state 2A swim meet held at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way this… Continue reading

The Port Angeles boys swim team finished eighth in the state 2A meet held at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way this weekend. From left, back row, are Jacob Miller, Max Baeder, Blake Nahory, Aidan Butterworth, Landon Close, Colby Ellefson (Sequim), Adam Weller, head coach Sally Cole and assistant coach Lisa Walls. From left, front, are Alex Che, Adam Boyd and Josh Gavin. (Courtesy photo)
Forks' Hayden Queen defeats Jeshua Cwik in the 182-pound semifinals at the Mat Classic on Saturday.  Queen went on to later win the state championship at 182 pounds. (Lonnie Archibald/for Peninsula Daily News)

MAT CLASSIC: Forks’ Queen wins state title; Spartans take fourth

The Forks boys wrestling team finished fourth in the state and got a state champion in a triumphant return to the Mat Classic.… Continue reading

Forks' Hayden Queen defeats Jeshua Cwik in the 182-pound semifinals at the Mat Classic on Saturday.  Queen went on to later win the state championship at 182 pounds. (Lonnie Archibald/for Peninsula Daily News)

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Peninsula women rally to shock Olympic

The Peninsula College women’s basketball team, riding a bunch of clutch plays from Sequim’s Hope Glasser, came roaring back from a huge… Continue reading

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GIRLS PREP BASKETBALL: Riders win district tournament

The Port Angeles girls basketball team won the District 2/3 2A tournament by crushing White river 61-33 in the championship game Saturday night.… Continue reading

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PREP DISTRICT BASKETBALL: Port Angeles wins third-place game, automatically makes state tourney

With Wyatt Dunning and John Vaara having off games and in foul trouble, the Port Angeles boys got seven 3-pointers and 21 points… Continue reading

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Port Angeles' Mei-Ying Harper-Smith competes at the West-Central District 3A 2A/3A gymnastics meet last week in Puyallup.

GYMNASTICS: Three North Olympic Peninsula gymnasts go on to state

Three North Olympic Peninsula gymnasts qualified for the state gymnastics meet at the 2A/3A West Central District 3 meet… Continue reading

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Port Angeles' Mei-Ying Harper-Smith competes at the West-Central District 3A 2A/3A gymnastics meet last week in Puyallup.

STATE SWIMMING: Port Angeles boys finish eighth at state

The Port Angeles boys swim team picked seven top-10 finishes and came in eighth at the state 2A swim and dive championships… Continue reading