Alex Schmadeke of Sequim High School signs a letter of intent to attend Augustana University in Sioux Falls, S.D. and compete in acro and tumbling. At her signing is her mother Kate Schmadeke, seated left and Zeke Schmadeke, seated right. Standing, from left, is coach Kelle Riley, grandmother Linda Swanson and grandparents Richard and Kathy Schmadeke. Alex also recognized her father Brent Schmadeke, who was not able to attend. (Sequim High School)

Alex Schmadeke of Sequim High School signs a letter of intent to attend Augustana University in Sioux Falls, S.D. and compete in acro and tumbling. At her signing is her mother Kate Schmadeke, seated left and Zeke Schmadeke, seated right. Standing, from left, is coach Kelle Riley, grandmother Linda Swanson and grandparents Richard and Kathy Schmadeke. Alex also recognized her father Brent Schmadeke, who was not able to attend. (Sequim High School)

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Schmadeke signs; Quilcene send-off and more

QUILCENE — Family, friends and supporters of the Quilcene Rangers football team will be assembling at 8 a.m. Saturday in the front parking lot at the Quilcene School at 294715 U.S. Highway 101 in Quilcene to send the team off to its 1B state football championship game.

The bus departs at 8:15 a.m.

The Rangers are playing Almira-Coulee-Hartline in the championship game at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma at noon Saturday.

NOL all-league VB

JOYCE — Neah Bay’s Oceana Aguirre was named the volleyball MVP of the North Olympic League.

Neah Bay, which qualified for the state 1B tournament, dominated the first-team league selections.

Making the first team were Neah Bay’s Aguirre, outside hitter; Ryana Moss, setter; Amber Swan, outside hitter; Branndi Bowechop, right side; Koren Cumming, middle hitter; and Nalani Ellis, libero.

Also making the first team was Crescent’s JoCy Kazlauskas.

Making the second team were Crescent’s Kaylen Mason, Makiah Clark and Katelyn Dunavant, and Clallam Bay’s Abby Flores, Venessa Jimicum and Jasmine Tinoco.

Coach of the year was Kimber Sprague of Crescent.

Peninsula VB league

PORT ANGELES — Killin’ It moved into a first-place tie with No Diggity following Monday’s Peninsula Volleyball League play.

Both teams are at 6-1, while Harbinger and Steim Dental are both 4-3.

Killin’ It stopped Orv’s Ohanna 2-0 (25-18, 25-19), while Hot Peppers knocked off No Diggity 2-0 (25-9, 25-14).

Harbinger downed Set For Life 2-0 (25-20, 25-18), and Steim Dental edged Timber Spikes 2-1 (25-8, 11-25, 15-7).

Peninsula Daily News

Taekwondo Grandmaster Robert Nicholls of Port Angeles, third from right among Washington State masters, attended the master certification seminar in Chicago from Nov.16-21, training 10 to 12 hours a day for the entire six days. The last day featuring a written test followed by an intense physical test. At 65 years old, Nicholls was able to keep up with the younger masters and was granted the Master Instructor license, which he has had held for decades but must be updated when new criteria is installed by the world taekwondo headquarters in Korea. Nicholls owns White Crane Martial Arts in downtown Port Angeles and is one of the world’s top-ranked black belts.

Taekwondo Grandmaster Robert Nicholls of Port Angeles, third from right among Washington State masters, attended the master certification seminar in Chicago from Nov.16-21, training 10 to 12 hours a day for the entire six days. The last day featuring a written test followed by an intense physical test. At 65 years old, Nicholls was able to keep up with the younger masters and was granted the Master Instructor license, which he has had held for decades but must be updated when new criteria is installed by the world taekwondo headquarters in Korea. Nicholls owns White Crane Martial Arts in downtown Port Angeles and is one of the world’s top-ranked black belts.

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