AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: State Parks Commission to meet at Fort Worden

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will hold its regular in-person commission meeting Jan. 27 in The Commons at Fort Worden Historical… Continue reading

 

RPI: Area teams place high in initial rankings

Forks boys in a very tough Pacific 2B League

 

Forks Spartans

PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Spartans crush South Bend

Forks rolled past South Bend 64-17 in a Class 2B Pacific League boys basketball contest on Tuesday night. The Spartans were up 30-2… Continue reading

 

Sequim's Keenen Green (4) drives the ball to the basket against Olympic on Monday night in Sequim. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
Sequim's Keenen Green (4) drives the ball to the basket against Olympic on Monday night in Sequim. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
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Port Angeles' Parker Nickerson, right, outpaces North Mason's Clay Alverts in Port Angeles' last home game in December.

PIERRE LaBOSSIERE COLUMN: Fingers crossed for Port Angeles-North Kitsap rivalry to renew

I’m keeping my fingers crossed that on Saturday, we finally get to see Port Angeles and North Kitsap play basketball. This has been an anticipated… Continue reading

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Port Angeles' Parker Nickerson, right, outpaces North Mason's Clay Alverts in Port Angeles' last home game in December.

Seattle fires DC Ken Norton Jr.

The Seattle Seahawks have fired defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. and passing game coordinator Andre Curtis, the team said Tuesday. Norton’s firing brought… Continue reading

Jolene Vaara, Sequim basketball

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Jolene Vaara, Sequim girls basketball

Sequim’s Jolene Vaara saved her best game of the year for Olympic Peninsula rival Port Angeles. Vaara went off on the Roughriders, scoring 31 points… Continue reading

Jolene Vaara, Sequim basketball
Mia Gagnon, center, midfielder for the Port Angeles Roughriders girls soccer team, is joined by her teammates while announcing her intent to play soccer for Bellevue College. (Pierre LaBossiere/Peninsula Daily News)

GIRLS SOCCER: Roughriders’ Mia Gagnon moving on to the big city

Port Angeles’ Mia Gagnon came in to the Port Angeles girls soccer program with a bang, according to her high school coach.… Continue reading

Mia Gagnon, center, midfielder for the Port Angeles Roughriders girls soccer team, is joined by her teammates while announcing her intent to play soccer for Bellevue College. (Pierre LaBossiere/Peninsula Daily News)

WRESTLING: Olympic Peninsula grapplers place at Bainbridge tournament

Several wrestlers from Port Angeles, Sequim and East Jefferson placed high in their weight divisions at the Bainbridge Island tournament held this weekend.… Continue reading

PREP BASKETBALL: Port Angeles boys win fourth straight in dominant fashion

The Port Angeles boys basketball team got off to an 18-2 lead in the first quarter and went on to cruise to a… Continue reading

Forks Spartans.

WRESTLING: Forks second at Tonasket tournament

The Forks boys wrestling team made a 400-mile long road trip to north-central Washington, finishing second in the Tonasket Apple Pie tournament this… Continue reading

Forks Spartans.
Sequim Wolves

PREP ROUNDUP: Sequim boys drop a pair; Sequim girls split

The Wolves returned to the floor after a COVID-related pause for two home losses in contests with Olympic League foe Bainbridge and Class… Continue reading

Sequim Wolves
Port Angeles Roughriders

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: PA swimmers go up against 3A power; bottomfish meeting set

The Port Angeles boys swim team hit the road Thursday to face their toughest foe to date this season. The Bainbridge Spartans showed… Continue reading

Port Angeles Roughriders
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Forks Candida-Rose Sandoval (left) and Kadie Wood compete with Ilwaco's Olivia McKinstry for ball control during the Spartans' 59-38 win over the Fishermen. Looking on are Forks' Brynn Daniels and Ilwaco's Zoey Zuern.

PREP SPORTS: Forks shakes off 23-day wait to reel in Fishermen

Port Angeles wrestlers pin down Sequim

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Forks Candida-Rose Sandoval (left) and Kadie Wood compete with Ilwaco's Olivia McKinstry for ball control during the Spartans' 59-38 win over the Fishermen. Looking on are Forks' Brynn Daniels and Ilwaco's Zoey Zuern.

State Senate aims to reform commission

Bills would require quicker appointments

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: League-leading No Diggity wins

In this week’s Peninsula Volleyball League B Division action, league-leading No Diggity got by Orv’s Ohana 2-1 (25-23, 16-25, 15-13), Hot Peppers… Continue reading

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Sequim's Jolene Vaara, right, dribbles upcourt while Port Angeles' Anna Petty attempts to shield Vaara from heading to the basket during the Wolves' 60-55 win over the Roughriders.

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Sequim leads Olympic League with first win over Port Angeles since 2015

Jolene Vaara scores 31 points with eight steals for Wolves

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Sequim's Jolene Vaara, right, dribbles upcourt while Port Angeles' Anna Petty attempts to shield Vaara from heading to the basket during the Wolves' 60-55 win over the Roughriders.
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Brant hunting days were added in Clallam County by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

OUTDOORS: Brant hunt to continue in Clallam County

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife on Tuesday announced continuing hunts in Clallam, Pacific and Whatcom counties and a two-day hunting season… Continue reading

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Brant hunting days were added in Clallam County by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Forks' Riley Pursley (1) eyes the ball beneath the Wahkiakum defense from left Titan Niemela, Dominic Curl, and Tanner Collupy.  Looking on is Spartan Brody Lausche (22).  Photo by Lonnie Archibald.

PREP BASKETBALL: Mules kick back against Forks in second half

Forks handled Wahkiakum in the first half of a Class 2B nonleague boys basketball game. Then the Mules shook off the four-hour bus… Continue reading

Forks' Riley Pursley (1) eyes the ball beneath the Wahkiakum defense from left Titan Niemela, Dominic Curl, and Tanner Collupy.  Looking on is Spartan Brody Lausche (22).  Photo by Lonnie Archibald.