The defending state champion Neah Bay girls basketball team celebrates its tridistrict championship Saturday in Mount Vernon. (Courtesy photo)

PREP GIRLS ROUNDUP: Neah Bay wins district; Forks to state

No. 1 Neah Bay repeated as the tridistrict girls basketball tournament champions, blowing out rival and No. 2-rated Mount Vernon Christian 61-30… Continue reading

The defending state champion Neah Bay girls basketball team celebrates its tridistrict championship Saturday in Mount Vernon. (Courtesy photo)
Lummi guard Jerome Toby gets fouled by Neah Bay’s Jodell Wimberly as he tries to shoot in the tridistrict championship game Saturday. (Finn Wendt/Cascadia Daily News)

SATURDAY’S BOYS PREPS: Port Angeles boys fall short against Enumclaw; Neah Bay second at tridistrict

This time, there was no huge rally in the second half. The Port Angeles boys basketball team was bombarded by nine 3-pointers from… Continue reading

Lummi guard Jerome Toby gets fouled by Neah Bay’s Jodell Wimberly as he tries to shoot in the tridistrict championship game Saturday. (Finn Wendt/Cascadia Daily News)
The Port Angeles boys swim team placed in the top 12 in two relay events at the state swim and dive championships. From left are Edward Gillespie, Thomas Jones, Nolan Medgin and Finn Thompson. (Courtesy photo)

STATE SWIM AND DIVE MEET: Sequim’s Ellefson top five in two events; Port Angeles relay teams top 12 in two

Sequim’s Colby Ellefson finished in the top five in two events at the boys swim and dive state championships held at the… Continue reading

The Port Angeles boys swim team placed in the top 12 in two relay events at the state swim and dive championships. From left are Edward Gillespie, Thomas Jones, Nolan Medgin and Finn Thompson. (Courtesy photo)
The Neah Bay Red Devils repeated as Tri-District Tournament champions. The Red Devils will be the No. 1 seed to state when regional matchups are announced.

TRI-DISTRICT BASKETBALL: No. 1 Neah Bay girls smash No. 2 Mount Vernon Christian, repeat as champions

No. 1 Neah Bay repeated as Tri-District Girls Basketball Tournament champions, blowing out rival and No. 2-rated Mount Vernon Christian 61-30 on… Continue reading

The Neah Bay Red Devils repeated as Tri-District Tournament champions. The Red Devils will be the No. 1 seed to state when regional matchups are announced.

BI-DISTRICT BASKETBALL: Sequim girls stumble late in loser-out contest

Final game for Sequim standout Jolene Vaara

Jordan Nailon/ Daily News Forks’ Bailey Johnson tracks down a loose ball during the Spartans’ state regional sealing victory over Toledo in the Class 2B District IV Tournament Saturday at W.F. West High School.
Jordan Nailon/ Daily News Forks’ Bailey Johnson tracks down a loose ball during the Spartans’ state regional sealing victory over Toledo in the Class 2B District IV Tournament Saturday at W.F. West High School.

STATE WRESTLING UPDATE: Four Forks grapplers reach semifinal rounds

North Olympic Peninsula wrestlers will wrap their seasons today at Mat Classic XXXV, the state wrestling tournament at the Tacoma Dome. Forks had… Continue reading

PREP BASKETBALL: Sequim’s season ends with bidistrict loss to Franklin Pierce

Forks girls fall but play for state Saturday morning

Port Angeles' Ezra Townsend looks to pass against Steilacoom in Port Angeles on Thursday. The Roughriders finished the game on a 33-7 run to come from behind and win 63-49 to move on to a state-qualifying game Saturday against Enumclaw. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)

PREP BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS: Riders ride epic comeback win

The Port Angeles boys basketball team has thrived all year on rising up out of nowhere, usually in the second half, and… Continue reading

Port Angeles' Ezra Townsend looks to pass against Steilacoom in Port Angeles on Thursday. The Roughriders finished the game on a 33-7 run to come from behind and win 63-49 to move on to a state-qualifying game Saturday against Enumclaw. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Peninsula men fall in double-OT thriller

Pirate women remain unbeaten atop North

Port Angeles’ Lindsay Smith is surrounded by Foster defenders Wednesday night in Port Angeles in a bi-district playoff game. She scored 17 points as the Roughriders won 67-37 to qualify for the state 2A tournament. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)

PLAYOFF BASKETBALL: Port Angeles girls dominate Foster 67-37

Game never in doubt as Riders qualify for state

Port Angeles’ Lindsay Smith is surrounded by Foster defenders Wednesday night in Port Angeles in a bi-district playoff game. She scored 17 points as the Roughriders won 67-37 to qualify for the state 2A tournament. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)
Sequim’s Gracie Chartraw avoids the defense of Enumclaw’s Sydney VanHoof, center, and Ava Smith during the Wolves’ Class 2A bi-district defeat at home Wednesday. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

PREP BASKETBALL: Sequim shots won’t fall in bi-district loss

Forks boys bow out with 2-2 district record

Sequim’s Gracie Chartraw avoids the defense of Enumclaw’s Sydney VanHoof, center, and Ava Smith during the Wolves’ Class 2A bi-district defeat at home Wednesday. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
Port Angeles’ Gus Halberg drives the ball against Sammamish on Tuesday night in Port Angeles. The Roughriders lost the district playoff game 65-57, but they are still alive in the postseason and play again at home tonight at 6 p.m. against Steilacoom. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)

PREP PLAYOFF BASKETBALL: Port Angeles loses playoff opener but remains alive

This time, there would be no miracle finish for the Port Angeles boys basketball team. The last time Port Angeles and Sammamish… Continue reading

Port Angeles’ Gus Halberg drives the ball against Sammamish on Tuesday night in Port Angeles. The Roughriders lost the district playoff game 65-57, but they are still alive in the postseason and play again at home tonight at 6 p.m. against Steilacoom. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)
Sequim’s Charlie Grider (11) defends the rim against Evergreen’s Mohamed Abdi (5) in Tuesday’s bidistrict basketball playoff game in Sequim. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

PREP BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS: Sequim boys and Forks girls remain alive

Sequim’s seniors came through in their final game in Rick Kaps Gym as the Wolves stayed alive with a 73-61 Class 2A bi-district… Continue reading

Sequim’s Charlie Grider (11) defends the rim against Evergreen’s Mohamed Abdi (5) in Tuesday’s bidistrict basketball playoff game in Sequim. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

1B BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS: Neah Bay boys, girls qualify for state

The Neah Bay boys and girls basketball teams both qualified for the state 1B basketball tournament with victories, while the Crescent boys… Continue reading

Sequim’s Jack Henninger signs a letter of intent to play football at the University of Mary (North Dakota). The all-Olympic League kicker plans to study occupational therapy and kick for the Marauders’ football squad. Behind him are, from left, soccer coach David Breckenridge, football special teams coach Cody Buckmaster and football head coach Erik Wiker. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

COLLEGE SIGNING: Sequim’s Henninger signs to kick for University of Mary

Jack Henninger spent much of the fall with a laser focus of splitting the uprights. With the stroke of a pen, he now… Continue reading

Sequim’s Jack Henninger signs a letter of intent to play football at the University of Mary (North Dakota). The all-Olympic League kicker plans to study occupational therapy and kick for the Marauders’ football squad. Behind him are, from left, soccer coach David Breckenridge, football special teams coach Cody Buckmaster and football head coach Erik Wiker. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

PREP PLAYOFFS: Online tickets only for PA, Sequim bidistrict games

Cash will not be taken for tonight’s Port Angeles and Sequim boys playoff basketball games and Wednesday’s girls playoff games. The Port… Continue reading

Port Angeles’ Paige Mason, right, shoots against Sequim on Feb. 6. She scored 26 points in the Port Angeles victory and is the Peninsula Daily News Athlete of the Week sponsored by Swain’s General Store in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Paige Mason, Port Angeles basketball

Port Angeles’ Paige Mason has been a big part of the Roughriders girls basketball team for the past three years and is getting especially hot… Continue reading

Port Angeles’ Paige Mason, right, shoots against Sequim on Feb. 6. She scored 26 points in the Port Angeles victory and is the Peninsula Daily News Athlete of the Week sponsored by Swain’s General Store in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Teyah Elofson-Cross, 11, of Port Angeles qualified for the UCI World BMX Championship in the 24-inch challenger class in Lexington, Va., this weekend. (Courtesy photo)

BMX: Port Angeles’ Elofson-Cross qualifies for second UCI World Championship event

Port Angeles’ 11-year-old Teyah Elofson-Cross traveled across the country this past weekend to qualify for the UCI World BMX Championship in May.… Continue reading

Teyah Elofson-Cross, 11, of Port Angeles qualified for the UCI World BMX Championship in the 24-inch challenger class in Lexington, Va., this weekend. (Courtesy photo)