Kaidence Rigby, Forks softball.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Kaidence Rigby, Forks softball

Senior Kaidence Rigby had a spectacular final week to her career for the Forks softball team. The Spartans, who qualified for the state 2B tournament… Continue reading

Kaidence Rigby, Forks softball.

WEST COAST LEAGUE: Lefties swept by AppleSox, return home Tuesday

Former Roughrider John Vaara pitches well

Hundreds of runners take off at 7:30 a.m. Sunday at the 7 Cedars Resort for the North Olympic Discovery Marathon that finished at the Port Angeles City Pier. At left in red is the men's marathon winner Derek Binnersley. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
Hundreds of runners take off at 7:30 a.m. Sunday at the 7 Cedars Resort for the North Olympic Discovery Marathon that finished at the Port Angeles City Pier. At left in red is the men's marathon winner Derek Binnersley. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
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Participants in the North Olympic Discovery Marathon OMC 5K/10K race take off from the start at Port Angeles City Pier on Saturday.

NORTH OLYMPIC DISCOVERY MARATHON: The marathon weekend in photos

More than 2,000 people from as far away as Amsterdam and Atlanta descended upon the Olympic Peninsula this weekend for two days of races, medals, music, beer and most of all, rain. There were local winners, Canadian winners and a winner from Colorado. Check out the weekend in photos.

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Participants in the North Olympic Discovery Marathon OMC 5K/10K race take off from the start at Port Angeles City Pier on Saturday.
Eagles runner (No. 10) Noah Kiser slides into home hoping to beat the tag of the Elks catcher Kyler Williams, but Williams got the tag down for the out in the Cal Ripken Majors championship game Saturday. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)

NORTH OLYMPIC BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL: Elks win Majors title second year in a row

For the second year in a row, Elks won the Cal Ripken Majors championship, beating the Eagles 7-3 in the championship game… Continue reading

Eagles runner (No. 10) Noah Kiser slides into home hoping to beat the tag of the Elks catcher Kyler Williams, but Williams got the tag down for the out in the Cal Ripken Majors championship game Saturday. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)

WEST COAST LEAGUE: Lefties lose WCL openers

PA hits great in one game, pitches great in the other

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Participants in the North Olympic Discovery Marathon OMC 5K/10K race take off from the start at Port Angeles City Pier on Saturday.

NORTH OLYMPIC PENINSULA MARATHON: Winners come from near and far on opening day

More than 500 runners from as far away as Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan and Amsterdam braved the drizzly weather of the North Olympic… Continue reading

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Participants in the North Olympic Discovery Marathon OMC 5K/10K race take off from the start at Port Angeles City Pier on Saturday.
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An otter shows off a starry flounder catch in Sequim Bay in April. The North Olympic Flounder Pounder derby in Port Angeles on June 8 will pay out the top five heaviest fish with a $3,000 first-place prize.

OUTDOORS: Flounder derby makes debut June 8 in Port Angeles

Cash prizes totaling $5,500 going to the top five flatfish

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An otter shows off a starry flounder catch in Sequim Bay in April. The North Olympic Flounder Pounder derby in Port Angeles on June 8 will pay out the top five heaviest fish with a $3,000 first-place prize.
The Port Angeles NJROTC Air Rifle team competes during a recent regional event. Team members from left, Joseph Maggard, Michael Aranda, Sadie Miller, Tallulah Meneely, and Brenna Murphy. The Air Rifle team is raising funds to travel to the Civilian Marksmanship Program's National competition in July.

SHOOTING SPORTS: Port Angeles NJROTC advances to National competition in Ohio in July

Cadets Sadie Miller, Joseph Maggard, Michael Aranda, Tallulah Meneely and Brenna Murphy.

The Port Angeles NJROTC Air Rifle team competes during a recent regional event. Team members from left, Joseph Maggard, Michael Aranda, Sadie Miller, Tallulah Meneely, and Brenna Murphy. The Air Rifle team is raising funds to travel to the Civilian Marksmanship Program's National competition in July.
Port Angeles' Paige Mason on Wednesday signed to play both soccer and basketball for the Skagit Valley College Cardinals. From left are mother Dawn Mason, Paige Mason and father Rob Mason. (Pierre LaBossiere/Peninsula Daily News)

COLLEGE SIGNING: Port Angeles’ Paige Mason to play multiple sports for Skagit Valley College

Port Angeles’ Paige Mason is taking on a gigantic challenge, looking to do something in college that few athletes can accomplish. And… Continue reading

Port Angeles' Paige Mason on Wednesday signed to play both soccer and basketball for the Skagit Valley College Cardinals. From left are mother Dawn Mason, Paige Mason and father Rob Mason. (Pierre LaBossiere/Peninsula Daily News)
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Lefties third baseman Roberto Nunez leaps for a wild throw as Redmond baserunner Charlie Deggeller makes it to the bag on Wednesday's season opener at Port Angeles Civic Field.

LEFTIES: Port Angeles drops exhibition opener

All-leaguers Scheuber, Nunez fare well in return

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Lefties third baseman Roberto Nunez leaps for a wild throw as Redmond baserunner Charlie Deggeller makes it to the bag on Wednesday's season opener at Port Angeles Civic Field.
Runners take off at the beginning of the 2023 North Olympic Discovery Marathon at 7 Cedars Casino in Blyn. The two days of running events begins Saturday with the marathon and half-marathon Sunday. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

RUN THE PENINSULA: North Olympic Discovery Marathon returns this weekend

Saturday and Sunday is North Olympic Discovery Marathon weekend, as the jewel event of the Run the Peninsula series will bring hundreds… Continue reading

Runners take off at the beginning of the 2023 North Olympic Discovery Marathon at 7 Cedars Casino in Blyn. The two days of running events begins Saturday with the marathon and half-marathon Sunday. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
Lefties Roberto Nunez III returns safely to first base last summer at Civic Field in Port Angeles. Nunez, who hit .330 for Port Angeles last season, will return this year along with 9 other players. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)
Lefties Roberto Nunez III returns safely to first base last summer at Civic Field in Port Angeles. Nunez, who hit .330 for Port Angeles last season, will return this year along with 9 other players. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)

AREA SPORTS BRIEF: Days added for shrimping at Discovery Bay and Admiralty Inlet

The recreational spot shrimp fishery will reopen in the Discovery Bay Shrimp District today and Marine Area 9 (Admiralty Inlet) on June 13.… Continue reading

Ava-Anne Sheahan, Port Angeles softball.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Ava-Anne Sheahan, Port Angeles softball

Port Angeles’ Ava-Anne Sheahan had a spectacular 2A state tournament this weekend, helping to lead the Roughriders to a fourth-place finish at state. Sheahan, who… Continue reading

Ava-Anne Sheahan, Port Angeles softball.
Peninsula College’s Hannah Wagner of Sequim signs to play soccer for Vancouver Island University surrounded by her teammates and assistant coach Andrew Cooper and head coach Kanyon Anderson. Wagner was also the women’s soccer team recipient of the Wally Sigmar and Art Feiro awards for leadership, academics and citizenship. (Peninsula College)

COLLEGE ATHLETICS: Pirates hand out awards for leadership, inspiration

Peninsula College last week announced its annual athletics awards winners, which included Sequim’s Hannah Wagner and Port Angeles’ Wyatt Dunning. The prestigious… Continue reading

Peninsula College’s Hannah Wagner of Sequim signs to play soccer for Vancouver Island University surrounded by her teammates and assistant coach Andrew Cooper and head coach Kanyon Anderson. Wagner was also the women’s soccer team recipient of the Wally Sigmar and Art Feiro awards for leadership, academics and citizenship. (Peninsula College)

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Lincoln Park BMX clinic hosted by Olympian Nyhaug

Canadian BMX Olympic champion Tory Nyhaug will be giving a clinic at the Lincoln Park BMX track on June 21 and 22.… Continue reading

The Port Angeles softball team celebrates its fourth-place finish at 2A state tournament Saturday. The Roughriders won three out of five games at state to place and they only graduate two seniors. (Port Angeles softball)

STATE SOFTBALL: Roughriders finish fourth at state

Forks pulls out one victory but unable to place at 2B

The Port Angeles softball team celebrates its fourth-place finish at 2A state tournament Saturday. The Roughriders won three out of five games at state to place and they only graduate two seniors. (Port Angeles softball)