The Seattle Mariners’ Julio Rodriguez reacts after hitting a two-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres on Monday in San Diego. (Gregory Bull/The Associated Press)

Another Kid shining in center

Touted rookie playing with joy

 

PORT ANGELES LEFTIES: PA strands too many runners against Fish Sticks

The Port Angeles Lefties managed nine hits against West Seattle’s Dub Sea Fish Sticks but couldn’t get the clutch hits, stranding eight… Continue reading

 

Cycling tour will criss-cross Peninsula

Bicycle Rides Northwest’s Olympic Peninsula-wide cycling tour will bring more than 300 riders to the region from Saturday through July 16. The… Continue reading

 

Lavender Tour seeking volunteers

The Tour de Lavender cycling event is looking for volunteers to help run the Aug. 6 event along the Olympic Discovery Trail through… Continue reading

Washington State defensive end Ron Stone Jr., center, celebrates with Willie Taylor III, left, and defensive lineman Ty Garay-Harris, right, as he holds the Apple Cup Trophy after WSU beat Washington 40-13 in an NCAA college football game, Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

MICHAEL CARMAN COLUMN: Cougs clinging to Pac-12 raft

A proxy war of the sporting variety flared up last week when USC and UCLA ditched 94 years of Pacific Coast togetherness for the lure… Continue reading

Washington State defensive end Ron Stone Jr., center, celebrates with Willie Taylor III, left, and defensive lineman Ty Garay-Harris, right, as he holds the Apple Cup Trophy after WSU beat Washington 40-13 in an NCAA college football game, Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Wilder Senior's Landon Seibel looks back at the umpire as he is called safe at second base as Lakeside BR's Ethan Babauta puts the tag on Seibel on Sunday in the Dick Brown Memorial Tournament semifinal. Wilder Senior won 15-5 to advance to the championship game, which was won by WBC Colts Black. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)

DICK BROWN TOURNAMENT: Wilder Senior second at tournament

Rally comes up just short in seventh inning

Wilder Senior's Landon Seibel looks back at the umpire as he is called safe at second base as Lakeside BR's Ethan Babauta puts the tag on Seibel on Sunday in the Dick Brown Memorial Tournament semifinal. Wilder Senior won 15-5 to advance to the championship game, which was won by WBC Colts Black. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)
Port Angeles Lefties.

LEFTIES: Port Angeles swept by league power Corvallis; returns home for most of July

The Port Angeles Lefties return home to play 18 games at Civic Field this month and are likely glad to be out… Continue reading

Port Angeles Lefties.
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Wilder Senior's Ezra Townsend swings and breaks his bat on contact during the first inning of Saturday's game against NW Sting at Port Angeles Civic Field.

DICK BROWN TOURNAMENT: Wilder wins behind gem from Logan Olson

Experience excelled for Wilder Senior as some of the program’s longest-tenured players broke out under the lights in a 9-0 win over… Continue reading

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Wilder Senior's Ezra Townsend swings and breaks his bat on contact during the first inning of Saturday's game against NW Sting at Port Angeles Civic Field.
Port Angeles Lefties

PORT ANGELES LEFTIES: Lefties drop pair of games to powerhouse Corvallis

The Port Angeles Lefties got off to a rough start against perennial West Coast League powerhouse Corvallis, losing the first two games… Continue reading

Port Angeles Lefties
Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Robbie Ray winds up against the Oakland Athletics at T-Mobile Park in Seattle on Sunday. Ray struck out 12 batters in a 2-1 Seattle victory. (Ted S. Warren/The Associated Press)

SEATTLE MARINERS: It’s the Ray and Julio show in win over A’s

Julio Rodríguez homered on Frankie Montas’ first pitch and drove in both runs, Robbie Ray struck out a season-high 12 and the Seattle… Continue reading

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Robbie Ray winds up against the Oakland Athletics at T-Mobile Park in Seattle on Sunday. Ray struck out 12 batters in a 2-1 Seattle victory. (Ted S. Warren/The Associated Press)
Everett's Marvin Livermont caught this king with a purple haze lure while fishing the Garbage Dump off Neah Bay. Due to high king catch estimates, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife has suspended salmon fishing beginning today east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line and July 5 west of the line.

Neah Bay chinook put on ice

Neah Bay fishing season fully paused Tuesday

Everett's Marvin Livermont caught this king with a purple haze lure while fishing the Garbage Dump off Neah Bay. Due to high king catch estimates, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife has suspended salmon fishing beginning today east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line and July 5 west of the line.
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Wilder Senior pitcher Kole Acker throws in the first inning against WBS Colts Red on Thursday evening at Port Angeles Civic Field.

AMERICAN LEGION: Acker tosses 3-hitter, scores three runs in Wilder Senior win

Dick Brown Firecracker Tournament continues through Sunday at Civic Field

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Wilder Senior pitcher Kole Acker throws in the first inning against WBS Colts Red on Thursday evening at Port Angeles Civic Field.
Forks pitcher Logan Olson releases a pitch against Adna in the District 4 quarterfinals at Shelton High School May 7.
Forks pitcher Logan Olson releases a pitch against Adna in the District 4 quarterfinals at Shelton High School May 7.
East Jefferson football players, from left, Chris Fair, Logan Massie and Marshall Graves competed for the West All-Stars in a 36-12 loss to the East in the Earl Barden All-Star Classic, the all-state football game for Class 1B through 2A schools, last Saturday in Yakima.

AREA SPORTS: Peninsula athletes play in all-state football game; Athletic activities set in Forks for 4th of July weekend

North Olympic Peninsula players were on the losing end of a 36-12 outcome in a matchup of West and East teams in the… Continue reading

East Jefferson football players, from left, Chris Fair, Logan Massie and Marshall Graves competed for the West All-Stars in a 36-12 loss to the East in the Earl Barden All-Star Classic, the all-state football game for Class 1B through 2A schools, last Saturday in Yakima.

LEFTIES: Port Angeles drops shot at series sweep

Two big innings in a 17-6 loss did in Port Angeles’ chances at a series sweep of the Nanaimo NightOwls. The Lefties… Continue reading

Port Angeles Lefties.

LEFTIES: Mason Persons walks it off for Port Angeles in 4-3 win over Nanaimo

Port Angeles took another chomp out of first-year West Coast League franchise Nanaimo, earning a 4-3 walk-off win over the NightOwls at… Continue reading

Port Angeles Lefties.
The Port Angeles Illusion 18U fastpitch softball team recently went 5-0-1 and won the championship in the High School Open divsion of the USSSA Space Coast Cup Super Regional Tournament in Melbourne, Fla. Team members are: Macy Aumock, Mackenzie Burke, Gracie Copeland, Michaela Green, Libby Hardee, JoCy Kazlauskas, Cydne Moore, Jadeah Nordberg, Ava-Anne Sheahan, Lizzy Soto, Mikkiah Stevens, Taylee Rome, Alyssa Vandenberg and Cheyenne Zimmer. Coaches not pictured are head coach Warren Stevens and assistants Leeah Faris, Greg Faris, Bucky Johnston and Rick Pennington.

SOFTBALL: Port Angeles Illusion 18U wins Space Coast Cup Super Regional in Florida

Players come from Port Angeles, Sequim, Port Townsend, Chimacum, La Push and Joyce

The Port Angeles Illusion 18U fastpitch softball team recently went 5-0-1 and won the championship in the High School Open divsion of the USSSA Space Coast Cup Super Regional Tournament in Melbourne, Fla. Team members are: Macy Aumock, Mackenzie Burke, Gracie Copeland, Michaela Green, Libby Hardee, JoCy Kazlauskas, Cydne Moore, Jadeah Nordberg, Ava-Anne Sheahan, Lizzy Soto, Mikkiah Stevens, Taylee Rome, Alyssa Vandenberg and Cheyenne Zimmer. Coaches not pictured are head coach Warren Stevens and assistants Leeah Faris, Greg Faris, Bucky Johnston and Rick Pennington.
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Wilder's Logan Olson, right, makes it to second, beating the throw to WBS Colts Red shortstop Grady Smith in last year's Dick Brown Tournament in Port Angeles.

AMERICAN LEGION: Dick Brown Memorial Tournament returns Thursday

The Dick Brown Memorial Firecracker Tournament returns to Civic Field with two local teams playing among 17 games from Thursday through Sunday.… Continue reading

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Wilder's Logan Olson, right, makes it to second, beating the throw to WBS Colts Red shortstop Grady Smith in last year's Dick Brown Tournament in Port Angeles.
Kayden Beauregard the catcher for the Nanaimo Night Owls is a little late receiving the throw as the Lefties' Riley Parker slides head first into home safely for Port Angeles in the bottom of the fourth inning. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)

WEST COAST LEAGUE: Port Angeles Lefties win in return home

Home, sweet home for the Port Angeles Lefties. The Lefties began a long stretch of mostly home games at Civic Field on… Continue reading

Kayden Beauregard the catcher for the Nanaimo Night Owls is a little late receiving the throw as the Lefties' Riley Parker slides head first into home safely for Port Angeles in the bottom of the fourth inning. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Open courts for PAHS boys tennis players

There will be open courts hosted by Port Angeles High School head boys tennis coach Brian Gundersen from 11 a.m. to 1… Continue reading