Pierre LaBossiere

PREP BASKETBALL: Roughrider boys grab No. 1 seed and first-round bye by beating North Kitsap

Beating North Kitsap. Check. League championship. Check. Beating North Kitsap … again. Check. No. 1 seed out of the Olympic League 2A Division.… Continue reading

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: PA goes wild in second half against Sequim

Editors Note: Port Angeles won a tiebreaker with North Kitsap in Kingston on Saturday to determine who will be the Olympic League 2A Division No.… Continue reading

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Roughriders storm past Sequim in second half, lock up championship

On paper, the Sequim basketball girls didn’t have that much to play for, locked in to third… Continue reading

GIRLS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Sequim stumbles; Port Angeles clinches share of league crown and Chimacum and Port Townsend earn wins

The Wolves rallied in the fourth quarter, but they were in too big of a hole and fell on the road 49-45 to… Continue reading

BOYS SWIMMING: Port Angeles add to state, district qualifications at last-chance meet

Port Angeles swimmers qualified for state in two more events and in district in another, while Crescent’s Micah Scott qualified for state… Continue reading

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: OPRA to hold indoor competition

The Olympic Peninsula Rowing Association will hold its second annual indoor rowing regatta in the “Sasquatch… Continue reading

X GAMES: Port Angeles’ Anstett wins bronze in Aspen

Port Angeles’ Jake Anstett is used to going uphill in the dirt and the mud. Now, he’s getting the hang of going… Continue reading

PIERRE LaBOSSIERE COLUMN: Defense is dead; all hail the new king, offense

Welcome to the era of high-octane scoring. Seriously, never have three major sports had an explosion in scoring simultaneously. Football, basketball and hockey are all… Continue reading

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Cort Prose, Forks basketball

What a week for Forks’ Cort Prose. First, the hot-shooting Prose drilled eight 3-pointers and scored 30 points to help Forks beat Chimacum on Jan.… Continue reading

GYMNASTICS: Final tuneup for Peninsula prep gymnasts

The Port Angeles gymnastics team had a very narrow loss to North Kitsap in a dual competition this weekend. North Kitsap won the… Continue reading

WRESTLING: Port Townsend’s Tracer wins at Klahowya meet

Port Townsend’s Dylan Tracer won his 182-pound weight division with a pin over Forks’ Shane Queen at the Keigan Langholff Memorial Wrestling Meet… Continue reading

COLLEGE HOOPS: Pirate women crush Everett in second half

The Peninsula basketball women won their third out of four, blowing out the Everett Trojans in the second half to win 76-55. The… Continue reading

PIERRE LaBOSSIERE COLUMN: Edgar’s Hall of Fame victory over the Get Off My Lawn crowd

10 years too many, in my opinion — Tuesday is Edgar Martinez’s big day. Martinez, a Mariner his entire career,… Continue reading

YOUTH BASKETBALL: Area teams win at Port Angeles’ Martin Luther King Jr. hoops tournament

Two local teams won their divisions at the 73-team Martin Luther King Jr. Classic Youth Basketball Tournament held… Continue reading

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Nate Despain, Sequim basketball

The Sequim Wolves have won three straight games in the Olympic League 2A Division play, and red-hot Nate Despain has been a big part of… Continue reading

GYMNASTICS: Peninsula prep gymnasts finish second at home meet

The Port Angeles gymnastics team came in a very close second at its home meet Monday held at the Klahhane Gym Center… Continue reading

The Port Angeles Illusion Fastpitch U13 team after winning second place at the Fifth Annual Winter Indoor Fastpitch tournament in Chehalis. From left, back row, are coach Warren Stevens, Taylee Faris, Mikkiah Stevens, Ava-Anne Sheahan, JoCy Kazlauskas, Natalie Robinson, Meadow Robinson, Lizzy Soto, Grace Possinger, Abby Kimball, Heidi Leitz, Will Possinger and Rich Pennington. From left, kneeling, are Bucky Johnston, Cheyenne Zimmer and Jayla Moon.

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Port Townsend’s Franklin takes first; Illusion U13 softball second at winter tourney

Port Townsend wrestler Brenna Franklin took first place at 170 pounds at the Lipstick Open at Lakes High School… Continue reading

The Port Angeles Illusion Fastpitch U13 team after winning second place at the Fifth Annual Winter Indoor Fastpitch tournament in Chehalis. From left, back row, are coach Warren Stevens, Taylee Faris, Mikkiah Stevens, Ava-Anne Sheahan, JoCy Kazlauskas, Natalie Robinson, Meadow Robinson, Lizzy Soto, Grace Possinger, Abby Kimball, Heidi Leitz, Will Possinger and Rich Pennington. From left, kneeling, are Bucky Johnston, Cheyenne Zimmer and Jayla Moon.

WRESTLING: Forks second at Dream Duals

The Forks wrestlers learned an important lesson about keeping their cool, coming in second to Deer Park at the Dream Duals. The boys… Continue reading

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: PC men go to 3-1 in North after win over Olympic

The Peninsula College basketball men got off to a rough start this season, with a number of close losses, but after two weeks… Continue reading

PREP ROUNDUP: Area gymnasts place at WOWI; Pair of PA grapplers win at Island Invite

The Port Angeles gymnastics team competed at the Washington Open Winter Invitational at Auburn Mountainview High School, with several local gymnasts placing. Sequim… Continue reading