ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Maya Wharton, Port Angeles Gymnastics

Maya Wharton

Maya Wharton

Senior Maya Wharton played a big part in helping to lead her Port Angeles teammates to a sub-district gymnastics title Thursday.

Wharton was second overall at sub-districts, a mean feat as there were competitors from seven 2A and 3A high schools. She finished second in both the vault and floor exercises.

She has had a sterling season all winter for the Port Angeles gymnastics team, winning the overall points in a meet with North Kitsap and winning the floor exercise at the Roughriders’ home meet earlier this season.

Wharton’s season isn’t done yet. Her and her teammates will compete in the West Central District 3 State Qualifying meet on Saturday at Auburn Mountainview High School.

Athlete of the Week is brought to you by the sports department at the Peninsula Daily News along with the sponsorship ofSwain’sGeneralStore serving Clallam and Jefferson counties since 1957.

More in Sports

Port Angeles’ Jack Gladfelter pulls away from the pack to win the boys 1600m race on Thursday at Port Angeles High School. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
TRACK AND FIELD: Area hopefuls seek state marks at Friday and Saturday’s district meets

District championships abound this weekend for North Olympic Peninsula track… Continue reading

Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News
An excavator moves dirt on Thursday at the site of a pump track under construction at Erickson Playfield in Port Angeles. Volunteers are sought to help with asphalt installation from May 25 to June 1.
OUTDOORS: Port Angeles pump track project seeking volunteers May 25-June 1

Asphalt installation portion of new bicycle pump track

Washington Sea Grant Volunteers with Washington Sea Grant have captured a male European green crab Seabeck in Kitsap County, the first known detection of European green crabs in Hood Canal.
OUTDOORS: Invasive green crab found near Seabeck on Hood Canal

An invasive European green crab has been found for the first time… Continue reading

PA’s Edun Bailey sinks a 10 foot putt for a birdie on the 5th green dlogan
DISTRICT GOLF: Port Angeles’ Flores, Bailey co-champs

Pair will join a contingent of Port Angeles girls, Sequim golfers at state tourney

Peninsula College
Sequim's Hannah Wagner signs to play college for the Peninsula College Pirates and poses with her teammates and coach Kanyon Anderson.
COLLEGE SOCCER: Sequim’s Hannah Wagner signs to play at Peninsula College

The pipeline of North Olympic Peninsula sports stars going… Continue reading

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Lefties seek voice for 2022 season

The Port Angeles Lefties are seeking local talent to… Continue reading

Most Read