Port Angeles wrestler Willow Harvey is joined by teammates, family and coaches for her college signing Wednesday at Port Angeles High School. From left are teammate Kennedy Brooke, grandmother Lorene Douglas, Harvey, mother Tiffany Cabral and coach Brian Cristion. (Pierre LaBossiere/Peninsula Daily News)

GIRLS WRESTLING: Port Angeles’ Willow Harvey signs to compete for Providence University

Port Angeles wrestler Willow Harvey is blazing a trail for the Roughriders’ girls wrestling program. Not only did Harvey place at the… Continue reading

Port Angeles wrestler Willow Harvey is joined by teammates, family and coaches for her college signing Wednesday at Port Angeles High School. From left are teammate Kennedy Brooke, grandmother Lorene Douglas, Harvey, mother Tiffany Cabral and coach Brian Cristion. (Pierre LaBossiere/Peninsula Daily News)
Forks’ Keira Johnson (5) was named the Pacific 2B League Most Valuable Player after leading her team to a 10-0 record in league this season. (Lonnie Archibald/for Peninsula Daily News)

PACIFIC 2B LEAGUE BASKETBALL: Forks’ Keira Johnson named league MVP

The Forks girls’ basketball team went 10-0 in the Pacific 2B League this past season and both players and coaches were recognized for… Continue reading

Forks’ Keira Johnson (5) was named the Pacific 2B League Most Valuable Player after leading her team to a 10-0 record in league this season. (Lonnie Archibald/for Peninsula Daily News)
Sloan Tumaua, Forks wrestling, and Lexie Smith, Port Angeles girls basketball.

ATHLETES OF THE WEEK: Sloan Tumaua, Forks wrestling, and Lexie Smith, Port Angeles basketball

Forks’ Sloan Tumaua accomplished an incredible feat, winning back-to-back state wrestling championships in two different weight classes. Tumaua was the state champion in 2023 at… Continue reading

Sloan Tumaua, Forks wrestling, and Lexie Smith, Port Angeles girls basketball.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Pirates men, women sweep Olympic

The Peninsula College men’s and women’s basketball teams each won in dominating fashion this weekend, with the women’s victory being their 14th in… Continue reading

Port Angeles Roughriders.

PREP PLAYOFFS: Port Angeles, Neah Bay to play in Tacoma

Forks girls, Neah Bay boys also in regionals

Port Angeles Roughriders.
The President’s Day Tournament sponsored by Ruddell Auto held in Port Angeles on Saturday and Sunday featured fourth- through eighth-grade teams, some of which came from as far away as Mount Vernon and Blaine. A total of 30 teams played in the tournament held at Port Angeles High School and Roosevelt Elementary. Here, Sequim seventh-grader #10 Aayden Soiseth (10) drives to the basket guarded by Port Angeles’s sixth-grade team member Payton Strohauer (21). Sequim won the game 35-23. The top two finishers in each division qualified for the Washington State Middle School Basketball Championship to be held in Spokane in March. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)

SPORTS PHOTO: Lots of hoops in Port Angeles for Presidents’ Day Weekend

The President’s Day Tournament sponsored by Ruddell Auto held in Port Angeles on Saturday and Sunday featured fourth- through eighth-grade teams, some of which came… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2024
  • By Dave Logan for Peninsula Daily News
  • Area Sports
The President’s Day Tournament sponsored by Ruddell Auto held in Port Angeles on Saturday and Sunday featured fourth- through eighth-grade teams, some of which came from as far away as Mount Vernon and Blaine. A total of 30 teams played in the tournament held at Port Angeles High School and Roosevelt Elementary. Here, Sequim seventh-grader #10 Aayden Soiseth (10) drives to the basket guarded by Port Angeles’s sixth-grade team member Payton Strohauer (21). Sequim won the game 35-23. The top two finishers in each division qualified for the Washington State Middle School Basketball Championship to be held in Spokane in March. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)
Forks' Peyton Johnson, left, battles Port Angeles' Faye Dachs at the Mat Classic at the Tacoma Dome this weekend. Johnson won with a pin and finished sixth in the state at 115 pounds. Dachs won two matches over the weekend. (Roger Harnack/Cheney Free Press)

MAT CLASSIC: Forks’ Tumaua back-to-back state champ; Forks second as a team

For the second straight year, Forks’ Sloan Tumaua is a state champion, and for the second straight year, the Forks boys wrestling squad… Continue reading

Forks' Peyton Johnson, left, battles Port Angeles' Faye Dachs at the Mat Classic at the Tacoma Dome this weekend. Johnson won with a pin and finished sixth in the state at 115 pounds. Dachs won two matches over the weekend. (Roger Harnack/Cheney Free Press)
From left, Sequim’s Lucy Spelker and Susannah Sharp and Port Angeles’ Scarlett Sullivan all qualified for the state gymnastics meet Friday. (Courtesy photo)

GYMNASTICS: Three Port Angeles, Sequim gymnasts on to state

Three Port Angeles and Sequim gymnasts moved on to the state gymnastics meet thanks to their performances at the district meet late last… Continue reading

From left, Sequim’s Lucy Spelker and Susannah Sharp and Port Angeles’ Scarlett Sullivan all qualified for the state gymnastics meet Friday. (Courtesy photo)
Port Angeles Roughriders.

PORT ANGELES GIRLS BASKETBALL: Clutch 3-pointer, blocked shot lead to third-place district victory

Lindsay Smith sank a corner 3-pointer while being fouled to put Port Angeles up 40-39 with 2:14 to play and the Roughriders hung… Continue reading

Port Angeles Roughriders.
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