AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: East Jefferson’s Vandenberg makes first team All-Nisqually

East Jefferson’s Alyssa Vandenberg, the leading scorer for the Rivals, made the first team All-Nisqually League girls basketball team. Making the second team… Continue reading

Rhody Run Redux

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Registration open for Rhody Run Redux 2023

Sequim’s Julmist, Bates to play in all-state game

Rhody Run Redux
Matthew Miller, Port Angeles soccer

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Matthew Miller, Port Angeles boys soccer

Port Angeles High School freshman Matthew Miller had quite the varsity debut for the Roughriders boys soccer team. The Storm King veteran had a hat… Continue reading

Matthew Miller, Port Angeles soccer

GYMNASTICS: Klahhane gymnasts clean up with medals

Klahhane Gymnastics had a busy weekend as the girls team competed at the Skookum Showdown on Friday and Sunday, while the boys… Continue reading

East Jefferson’s Isaac Gurney, left, dribbles the ball against Port Angeles’ Keane McClain at Memorial Stadium in Port Townsend on Saturday. Port Angeles won 7-0. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

PREP BOYS SOCCER: Roughriders begin season with shutout

PA’s Matthew Miller: 3 goals and 3 assists

East Jefferson’s Isaac Gurney, left, dribbles the ball against Port Angeles’ Keane McClain at Memorial Stadium in Port Townsend on Saturday. Port Angeles won 7-0. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)
Peninsula College’s Roosevelt Williams Jr. goes up for a layup around Columbia Basin’s Ta’Veus Randle on Saturday in the NWAC tournament held in Pasco. Peninsula lost 77-73. (Jay Cline/Peninsula College)
Peninsula College’s Roosevelt Williams Jr. goes up for a layup around Columbia Basin’s Ta’Veus Randle on Saturday in the NWAC tournament held in Pasco. Peninsula lost 77-73. (Jay Cline/Peninsula College)

AREA SPORTS: Semipro Northern Peninsula FC sets soccer tryouts

Coed youth soccer registration through March 17 in JeffCo

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Peninsula's Ituau Tuisaula works down low while guarded by a Walla Walla defender during the Pirates' NWAC Women's Basketball Tournament Quarterfinal on Friday at Columbia Basin College in Pasco.
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Peninsula's Ituau Tuisaula works down low while guarded by a Walla Walla defender during the Pirates' NWAC Women's Basketball Tournament Quarterfinal on Friday at Columbia Basin College in Pasco.
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Excel Fishing Charters' Tom Burlingame shows off a native king caught off Neah Bay during the 2022 salmon season.
BigNativeKing
Excel Fishing Charters' Tom Burlingame shows off a native king caught off Neah Bay during the 2022 salmon season.
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Peninsula's Tati Kamae is fouled by Linn-Benton's Ruby Krebs during the first half of the Pirates' NWAC Women's Basketball Tournament game at Columbia Basin College in Pasco on Thursday.
Jay Cline/for Peninsula College
Peninsula's Tati Kamae is fouled by Linn-Benton's Ruby Krebs during the first half of the Pirates' NWAC Women's Basketball Tournament game at Columbia Basin College in Pasco on Thursday.
Port Angeles' Eve Burke recently wrapped her freshman season at Linfield University. Burke's play helped lead the Wildcats to a nine-win improvement over the 2021-22 season. (Linfield Athletics)

AREA SPORTS: Peninsula products playing basketball for college teams

Port Angeles’ Eve Burke recently wrapped a productive freshman season with the Linfield Wildcats women’s basketball team, an NCAA D-III school participating… Continue reading

Port Angeles' Eve Burke recently wrapped her freshman season at Linfield University. Burke's play helped lead the Wildcats to a nine-win improvement over the 2021-22 season. (Linfield Athletics)
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Peninsula's Roosevelt Williams Jr., right, shoulders his way past Skagit Valley's Omari Maulana during Wednesday's North Division game at Peninsula College.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Peninsula’s Roosevelt Williams Jr. is North Region MVP

Ese Onakpoma is Defensive Player of the Year and Rollman COY

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Peninsula's Roosevelt Williams Jr., right, shoulders his way past Skagit Valley's Omari Maulana during Wednesday's North Division game at Peninsula College.
Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News
Peninsula's Ituau Tuisaula, center, looks to pass surrounded by Shoreline defenders, including, from left, Leiah Naeata, Taylor Eldredge and Moemanogi Notoa on Saturday in Port Angeles.
Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News
Peninsula's Ituau Tuisaula, center, looks to pass surrounded by Shoreline defenders, including, from left, Leiah Naeata, Taylor Eldredge and Moemanogi Notoa on Saturday in Port Angeles.
Sequim’s Jolene Vaara goes to the basket for two of her team-high 20 points in a 64-49 Olympic League win over North Kitsap. Vaara had six 20-point games and was named the Olympic League MVP and defensive player of the year. (Emily Matthiessen/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

OLYMPIC LEAGUE BASKETBALL: Sequim’s Jolene Vaara named MVP, defensive player of the year

Sequim’s Jolene Vaara was named both the Olympic 2A League most valuable player and defensive player of the year in girls’ basketball.… Continue reading

Sequim’s Jolene Vaara goes to the basket for two of her team-high 20 points in a 64-49 Olympic League win over North Kitsap. Vaara had six 20-point games and was named the Olympic League MVP and defensive player of the year. (Emily Matthiessen/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
University of Washington
Joe Jarzynka was a legendary kick returner for the Huskies in the 1990s. His body was found in the Sol Duc River on Sunday. He was 45.

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON FOOTBALL: Joe Jarzynka looms large in Huskies lore

Former UW player dies while fishing in Sol Duc River

University of Washington
Joe Jarzynka was a legendary kick returner for the Huskies in the 1990s. His body was found in the Sol Duc River on Sunday. He was 45.
Hannah Bates, Sequim girls basketball.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Hannah Bates, Sequim girls basketball

What a 2A state girls basketball tournament for Sequim’s Hannah Bates. First, Bates had a great game last Wednesday against Sammamish in a 57-37 win.… Continue reading

Hannah Bates, Sequim girls basketball.
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Peninsula's Ituau Tuisaula, right, heads for the paint as Everett's Lilly Frunk tries to hold her off on Wednesday night in Port Angele.
Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News
Peninsula's Ituau Tuisaula, right, heads for the paint as Everett's Lilly Frunk tries to hold her off on Wednesday night in Port Angele.
The Neah Bay girls basketball team celebrates winning the 1B state championship Saturday night in Spokane. (Bridget Mayfield/for the Peninsula Daily News)

STATE 1B BASKETBALL: Neah Bay does it: Red Devils are state champions

Neah Bay twice overcomes 8-point deficits to beat Mossyrock 56-54

The Neah Bay girls basketball team celebrates winning the 1B state championship Saturday night in Spokane. (Bridget Mayfield/for the Peninsula Daily News)
Sequim's Taryn Johnson and Hannah Bates celebrate Bates' game-winning shot against Othello on Saturday morning. Sequim finished fourth at the state 2A girls basketball tournament in Yakima. (David Willoughby/for Peninsula Daily News)
Sequim's Taryn Johnson and Hannah Bates celebrate Bates' game-winning shot against Othello on Saturday morning. Sequim finished fourth at the state 2A girls basketball tournament in Yakima. (David Willoughby/for Peninsula Daily News)