San Francisco 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard (3) is sacked by Seattle Seahawks defensive end Benson Mayowa (95) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

SEAHAWKS: Seahawks rally in fourth quarter to beat 49ers 26-23

Seattle coach Pete Carroll said Tyler Lockett completed a “beautiful season.” Because of the veteran wide… Continue reading

  • Jan 4, 2021
San Francisco 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard (3) is sacked by Seattle Seahawks defensive end Benson Mayowa (95) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Gonzaga forward Corey Kispert, right, dribbles while pressured by San Francisco guard Khalil Shabazz during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Spokane, Wash., Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Gonzaga blows open close game to remain unbeaten; Cougs fall to Arizona in double overtime

This one looked like most of Gonzaga’s easy victories so far this season. It just didn’t feel… Continue reading

  • Jan 3, 2021
Gonzaga forward Corey Kispert, right, dribbles while pressured by San Francisco guard Khalil Shabazz during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Spokane, Wash., Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)
San Francisco 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard (3) looks to pass as Arizona Cardinals defensive end Zach Allen (94) defends during the first half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

SEAHAWKS: Seattle still gunning for NFC No. 1 seed

The stakes for this season’s finale between fierce NFC West rivals Seattle and San Francisco are… Continue reading

San Francisco 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard (3) looks to pass as Arizona Cardinals defensive end Zach Allen (94) defends during the first half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields gets hit by Clemson linebacker James Skalski during the first half of the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, in New Orleans. Skalski was ejected from the game for targeting. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF: Six years later, Ohio St. and ‘Bama face off in a CFP rematch

When Ohio State upset Alabama in the semifinals of the first College Football Playoff on the way to the Buckeyes’ last national… Continue reading

  • Jan 2, 2021
Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields gets hit by Clemson linebacker James Skalski during the first half of the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, in New Orleans. Skalski was ejected from the game for targeting. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
Port Angeles' Kennedy Bruch, center, returns the volleyball between the hands of Sequim's Kendall Hastings, left, and Kali Wiker during an October 2019 match in Sequim. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Port Angeles Roughriders’ Bruch driven to succeed

Aside from an understandable “mopey” period at its outset, Kennedy Bruch has kept to a strict schedule of workouts and training during… Continue reading

Port Angeles' Kennedy Bruch, center, returns the volleyball between the hands of Sequim's Kendall Hastings, left, and Kali Wiker during an October 2019 match in Sequim. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
Seattle Seahawks defensive end Alton Robinson (98) reacts with teammates after he sacked Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff (16) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Seattle. (Scott Eklund/The Associated Press)

Rookies add big value to Seattle Seahawks roster

When the NFL draft concluded back in April, it was clear what Seattle Seahawks coach Pete… Continue reading

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Alton Robinson (98) reacts with teammates after he sacked Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff (16) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Seattle. (Scott Eklund/The Associated Press)
Sequim's Riley Pyeatt races in the preliminaries of the 200 meters at the Class 2A state track and field championships in Tacoma in May 2019. Pyeatt placed fifth in the 400-meter race. Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group

PREPS: Sequim runner Riley Pyeatt in the midst of a metamorphosis

With her focus centered on running at the collegiate level, Sequim junior Riley Pyeatt has stuck to a workout and training regimen consistently… Continue reading

Sequim's Riley Pyeatt races in the preliminaries of the 200 meters at the Class 2A state track and field championships in Tacoma in May 2019. Pyeatt placed fifth in the 400-meter race. Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group
Paddle boarder Luke Burritt of team Fueled on Stoke takes off at the start of the Race to Alaska in 2017.

2021 Race to Alaska canceled

New WA360 race set for June

Paddle boarder Luke Burritt of team Fueled on Stoke takes off at the start of the Race to Alaska in 2017.
Forks' Trey Baysinger (55) tackles Montesano quarterback Sam Winter during a 2019 contest at Spartan Stadium. (Lonnie Archibald/For Peninsula Daily News)

PREP SPORTS: Forks’ Trey Baysinger building up skills during pandemic

A stabilizing force on the football field, basketball court and baseball diamond for Forks, Spartans’ senior Trey Baysinger has found comfort in his… Continue reading

Forks' Trey Baysinger (55) tackles Montesano quarterback Sam Winter during a 2019 contest at Spartan Stadium. (Lonnie Archibald/For Peninsula Daily News)
Seattle Seahawks free safety Quandre Diggs (37) reacts with defensive end Benson Mayowa (95) and linebacker Bobby Wagner (54) after Diggs intercepted a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Scott Eklund)

Carroll not done guiding Seahawks

The old guy has still got it. In a division filled with slick young coaches who… Continue reading

Seattle Seahawks free safety Quandre Diggs (37) reacts with defensive end Benson Mayowa (95) and linebacker Bobby Wagner (54) after Diggs intercepted a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Scott Eklund)

Grading Seattle’s win over Rams

By Nick Patterson | The Everett Daily Herald Here’s how the Seattle Seahawks grade out in their 20-9 victory over the Los Angeles Rams on… Continue reading

Seattle Seahawks players, including defensive tackle Jarran Reed (90) react after the Seahawks recovered a fumble during the second half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Scott Eklund)

SEAHAWKS: Seattle the best of the West after win over Rams

As he finished talking about winning a division title for the first time in his career, Jamal… Continue reading

  • Dec 27, 2020
Seattle Seahawks players, including defensive tackle Jarran Reed (90) react after the Seahawks recovered a fumble during the second half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Scott Eklund)
Virginia guard Jabri Abdur-Rahim (1) and Gonzaga guard Aaron Cook (4) wrestle for control of the ball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, in Fort Worth, Texas. Gonzaga won 98-75. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Gonzaga keeps rolling; crushes No. 16 Virginia

Corey Kispert recorded career highs with 32 points and nine 3-pointers, leading No. 1 Gonzaga… Continue reading

  • Dec 27, 2020
Virginia guard Jabri Abdur-Rahim (1) and Gonzaga guard Aaron Cook (4) wrestle for control of the ball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, in Fort Worth, Texas. Gonzaga won 98-75. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, left, gets some pressure from Los Angeles Rams outside linebacker Samson Ebukam during an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

SEAHAWKS: Seattle, L.A. to battle for NFC West supremacy today

From jumping out to the best record in the NFC early on, to a midseason swoon that… Continue reading

  • Dec 27, 2020
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, left, gets some pressure from Los Angeles Rams outside linebacker Samson Ebukam during an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) passes in the first half against the Detroit Lions during an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)

SPORTS BRIEFS: Tom Brady throws for 348 yards … in the first half

Tom Brady threw four touchdown passes in the only half he needed to play and… Continue reading

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) passes in the first half against the Detroit Lions during an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)
The 2020 winter season operations for Hurricane Ridge began Nov. 27 with glistening treetops and a thick carpet of snow for visitors.On Saturday, 39 inches of snow were recorded at the snow sensor at the ridge. The ridge is open for skiing, snowboarding, tubing and other winter sports. (Laura Foster/Peninsula Daily News)

OUTDOORS: Hurricane Ridge readies for opening as government shutdown looms

THE PIECES ARE in place for an epic winter holiday for skiers, snowboarders and tubers at Hurricane Ridge, with mountain snow in the immediate forecast… Continue reading

The 2020 winter season operations for Hurricane Ridge began Nov. 27 with glistening treetops and a thick carpet of snow for visitors.On Saturday, 39 inches of snow were recorded at the snow sensor at the ridge. The ridge is open for skiing, snowboarding, tubing and other winter sports. (Laura Foster/Peninsula Daily News)
Port Angeles’ Dru Clark, center, drives down the court surrounded by Lakewood’s Shae Dixon, left, and Andrew Molloy during a 2019 game in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

PREPS: Port Angeles senior Dru Clark dedicated to his craft

When a coach describes an athlete as possessing “an unbelievable commitment to personal improvement” and says with absolute confidence that that player… Continue reading

Port Angeles’ Dru Clark, center, drives down the court surrounded by Lakewood’s Shae Dixon, left, and Andrew Molloy during a 2019 game in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Seattle Seahawks running back Carlos Hyde (30) breaks away from Washington Football Team cornerback Ronald Darby (23) to begin his 50-yard touchdown run during the second half of an NFL football game Dec. 20 in Landover, Md. (Susan Walsh/The Associated Press)

Seattle Seahawks flush with options at running back down the stretch

This time a year ago, the Seattle Seahawks were in such a dire spot at running… Continue reading

Seattle Seahawks running back Carlos Hyde (30) breaks away from Washington Football Team cornerback Ronald Darby (23) to begin his 50-yard touchdown run during the second half of an NFL football game Dec. 20 in Landover, Md. (Susan Walsh/The Associated Press)

OUTDOORS: State Rep. Mike Chapman’s committee oversees WDFW

AS THE NEWLY-ELECTED chair of the state House Committee on Rural Development, Agriculture and Natural Resources, State Rep. Mike Chapman effectively controls the purse strings… Continue reading

Seattle Seahawks free safety D.J. Reed (29) runs with the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Football Team, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

SEAHAWKS: D.J. Reed making most of shot with Seattle

How good has D.J. Reed been for Seattle, pretty much out of nowhere? Reed’s been a… Continue reading

Seattle Seahawks free safety D.J. Reed (29) runs with the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Football Team, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)