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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

 

Spartan Ryan Rancourt (13) clutches a Logan Olson pass between two Titan defenders Friday night at Spartan Stadium where Forks defeated Pe Ell-Willapa Valley 22 to 21 in a thriller.  Photo by Lonnie Archibald.

PREP FOOTBALL: Emotional win for Forks football

Coming off a devastating week for the team and community, the Forks Spartans rallied late in the game to score in the final… Continue reading

 

PREP FOOTBALL: Forks wins thriller; East Jefferson wins

Friday’s scores Forks 22, Pe Ell/Willapa Valley 21 East Jefferson 9, South Whidbey 7 North Kitsap 56, Port Angeles 0 Bainbridge 48, Sequim 10 Olympic… Continue reading

 

Peninsula's Millie Long, a graduate of Port Angeles High School, right, tries to outrace Edmonds' Flero Dina Surpris on Wednesday at Wally Sigmar Field in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Peninsula's Millie Long, a graduate of Port Angeles High School, right, tries to outrace Edmonds' Flero Dina Surpris on Wednesday at Wally Sigmar Field in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Jack Gladfelter of Port Angeles checks his watch for an intermediate time before going on to win the varsity boys cross-country race at Lincoln Park in Port Angeles on Wednesday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Jack Gladfelter of Port Angeles checks his watch for an intermediate time before going on to win the varsity boys cross-country race at Lincoln Park in Port Angeles on Wednesday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Sequim's Espn Judd rips a forehand volley as he and teammate Kaiden Jones take on Olympic's Warner Alexander and Freddy Enamorato on Wednesday in Sequim. Jones and Judd won, 6-2, 6-1, as the Wolves swept the Trojans 7-0. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Sequim tennis nets sweep of Trojans

Forks volleyball wins in emotional season opener

Sequim's Espn Judd rips a forehand volley as he and teammate Kaiden Jones take on Olympic's Warner Alexander and Freddy Enamorato on Wednesday in Sequim. Jones and Judd won, 6-2, 6-1, as the Wolves swept the Trojans 7-0. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

OUTDOORS: Autumn’s arrival marks mushroom season

HEAVY RAINS THAT came with the storm that blew in last weekend served a two-fold purpose: bringing up the levels on depleted rivers, notably out… Continue reading

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Sequim sophomore Lars Wiker made his first varsity start at quarterback during the Wolves' 17-12 rivalry victory over Port Angeles.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Tackling not a part of Quilcene practices

Close contact saved for game days

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Sequim sophomore Lars Wiker made his first varsity start at quarterback during the Wolves' 17-12 rivalry victory over Port Angeles.
Sequim's Rileigh VanDyken, right, vies for the ball with Bainbridge's Laine Romney in the Wolves' penalty-shootout loss to the Spartans on Tuesday. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
Sequim's Rileigh VanDyken, right, vies for the ball with Bainbridge's Laine Romney in the Wolves' penalty-shootout loss to the Spartans on Tuesday. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
Sequim's Jolene Vaara swings away at the net during a match with Bainbridge on Tuesday. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Sequim out-paced vs. Spartans

Riders compete with North Kitsap

Sequim's Jolene Vaara swings away at the net during a match with Bainbridge on Tuesday. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
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Port Angeles' No. 1 boys tennis singles player Reef Gelder backhands a volley in the team's match against North Kitsap on Monday.

PREP SPORTS: Port Angeles netters swept by North Kitsap

East Jefferson girls soccer picks up second straight shutout

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Port Angeles' No. 1 boys tennis singles player Reef Gelder backhands a volley in the team's match against North Kitsap on Monday.
Olympic Motorcycle Club’s Triple Crown Fall Series gets underway with the first of three racing weekends this Saturday at the club’s track off of Deer Park Road. Round two follows on Oct. 16-17, and the series concludes Nov. 5-6. (Tom Hines/Olympic Motorcycle Club)

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Olympic Peninsula Motorcycle Club’s Fall Series underway this weekend; Quillayute and Sol Duc rivers reopen Wednesday

Weekend rain on the West End did the trick as the Quillayute and Sol Duc rivers will re-open to recreational fishing beginning Wednesday.… Continue reading

Olympic Motorcycle Club’s Triple Crown Fall Series gets underway with the first of three racing weekends this Saturday at the club’s track off of Deer Park Road. Round two follows on Oct. 16-17, and the series concludes Nov. 5-6. (Tom Hines/Olympic Motorcycle Club)

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: WSU’s Rolovich has shown more than enough to warrant a change

Team has lost big leads, then games in four of seven contests under 2nd year coach

Port Angeles junior Jack Gladfelter, front left, races at the front of the pack at the opening of the varsity boys race at the 43rd Salt Creek Invitational at Salt Creek Recreation Area. Gladfelter finished second overall as the Roughrider boys claimed the varsity and junior varsity team titles. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)
Port Angeles junior Jack Gladfelter, front left, races at the front of the pack at the opening of the varsity boys race at the 43rd Salt Creek Invitational at Salt Creek Recreation Area. Gladfelter finished second overall as the Roughrider boys claimed the varsity and junior varsity team titles. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)
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Sequim's Kobe Applegate holds the Rainshadow Rumble rivalry trophy as the team heads toward the student section to sing the school fight song after a 17-12 win over Port Angeles on Friday.
Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group
Sequim's Kobe Applegate holds the Rainshadow Rumble rivalry trophy as the team heads toward the student section to sing the school fight song after a 17-12 win over Port Angeles on Friday.
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Quilcene Rangers
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Port Angeles freshman Zakara Braun was the Roughriders' top girls finisher in a meet held in Bremerton on Wednesday.
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Port Angeles freshman Zakara Braun was the Roughriders' top girls finisher in a meet held in Bremerton on Wednesday.
Terry and Barbara Rossow of Ellensburg caught this good-sized coho while fishing off Sekiu on Wednes-day. The pair also enjoyed whale watching after the big catch.
Terry and Barbara Rossow of Ellensburg caught this good-sized coho while fishing off Sekiu on Wednes-day. The pair also enjoyed whale watching after the big catch.
Peninsula College's Theodore Baiye, left, and Nicolas Hernandez work the ball upfield during the Pirates' 2-0 win over the Titans on Wednesday at Wally Sigmar Field. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)
Peninsula College's Theodore Baiye, left, and Nicolas Hernandez work the ball upfield during the Pirates' 2-0 win over the Titans on Wednesday at Wally Sigmar Field. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)