More razor clams days are set for October on the outer coast. (Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)

OUTDOORS: Second razor clam dig opening starts Sunday

More than 1 million harvested in late-September digs

More razor clams days are set for October on the outer coast. (Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)
Sequim's Kendall Hastings, center, hits past a couple of Kingston would-be blockers in a Olympic League 2A volleyball match Tuesday. The Wolves won 3-1, to improve to 4-2 in league play. (Emily Matthiessen/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Sequim spikes Kingston in four sets

Port Angeles and Forks earn home sweeps

Sequim's Kendall Hastings, center, hits past a couple of Kingston would-be blockers in a Olympic League 2A volleyball match Tuesday. The Wolves won 3-1, to improve to 4-2 in league play. (Emily Matthiessen/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
William and Delaney MacFarlane competed in the Little Hurt on Sunday. (Meghan Ventura/Olympic Peninsula Rowing Association)

ADVENTURE SPORTS: Little Hurters ride, row and run

Eighteen kids ages 9 to 14 tried their hands — and feet — in the inaugural Little Hurt this weekend, held in… Continue reading

William and Delaney MacFarlane competed in the Little Hurt on Sunday. (Meghan Ventura/Olympic Peninsula Rowing Association)
Chase Schweitzer of Port Hadlock, center, took the No. 1 plate at the Northwest Region BMX championships held in Richland Saturday and Sunday. At left is second-place finisher Kameron Johnson and at right is third-place finisher Erick Rios.

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: East Jefferson Volleyball wins first match of year; Port Hadlock teen wins regional BMX titles

The East Jefferson volleyball team went to five sets and 205 points in a marathon 3-2 (19-25, 25-18, 17-25, 25-21, 16-14) victory… Continue reading

Chase Schweitzer of Port Hadlock, center, took the No. 1 plate at the Northwest Region BMX championships held in Richland Saturday and Sunday. At left is second-place finisher Kameron Johnson and at right is third-place finisher Erick Rios.
Lukas Teague of Port Angeles and Grady White of Port Townsend battle it out on the second of three events in the Little Hurt Triathlon on Sunday at Lincoln Park in Port Angeles. The events included 10 laps on the Lincoln Park BMX track, a 2,000-meter row on rowing machines, and a 1.9-mile run. Both eighth-graders led various legs of their seventh- and eighth-grade heat, with White pulling ahead on the final leg. Teague finished within a minute of the overall champion for second place. Both boys also compete for their respective middle school cross-country teams.

OUTDOORS SPORTS: Little Hurters compete in new event

Lukas Teague of Port Angeles and Grady White of Port Townsend battle it out on the second of three events in the Little Hurt Triathlon… Continue reading

Lukas Teague of Port Angeles and Grady White of Port Townsend battle it out on the second of three events in the Little Hurt Triathlon on Sunday at Lincoln Park in Port Angeles. The events included 10 laps on the Lincoln Park BMX track, a 2,000-meter row on rowing machines, and a 1.9-mile run. Both eighth-graders led various legs of their seventh- and eighth-grade heat, with White pulling ahead on the final leg. Teague finished within a minute of the overall champion for second place. Both boys also compete for their respective middle school cross-country teams.
Heidi Hietpas of Sequim completes the kayaking leg of Saturday's Big Hurt as part of a tandem team with her husband, Forest Hietpas. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

OUTDOORS SPORTS: Big Hurt returns in a big way

After a two-year layoff, the team of Hammer Down returned this weekend to win the two-person team category in the return of… Continue reading

Heidi Hietpas of Sequim completes the kayaking leg of Saturday's Big Hurt as part of a tandem team with her husband, Forest Hietpas. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
The Port Angeles and Sequim volleyball teams celebrate their showings at the Monarch Volleyball Tournament held in Longview this weekend.

PREP ROUNDUP: Port Angeles, Sequim spikers make good showings at tourney

The Port Angeles volleyball team made it to the semifinals in the Monarch Challenge 14-team tournament at Mark Morris High School this weekend… Continue reading

The Port Angeles and Sequim volleyball teams celebrate their showings at the Monarch Volleyball Tournament held in Longview this weekend.
Peninsula College Pirates.

COLLEGE SOCCER: Peninsula men beat Highline on late goal

The Peninsula College men played another NWAC powerhouse Saturday, getting a late goal from Jonathan DeMotta to pull out a 2-1 win… Continue reading

Peninsula College Pirates.
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Crescent quarterback Weston Hart, center, looks for help from teammate Wyatt Lee, right, as Muckleshoot Tribal defender Donavan Heredia closes in on Saturday in Joyce.

PREP FOOTBALL: Eight is enough for the Loggers

Wyatt Lee: 266 yards rushing, four TDs and 27 tackles

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Crescent quarterback Weston Hart, center, looks for help from teammate Wyatt Lee, right, as Muckleshoot Tribal defender Donavan Heredia closes in on Saturday in Joyce.
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Port Angeles quarterback Parker Nickerson gets tripped up on a short run by North Kitsap's Benen Lawler on Friday night at Port Angeles Civic Field.

PREP FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: East Jefferson stuffs kick to win first game; PA loses to powerhouse

Behind some huge runs from Logan Massie and clutch plays on both sides of the ball by their special teams, the East Jefferson… Continue reading

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Port Angeles quarterback Parker Nickerson gets tripped up on a short run by North Kitsap's Benen Lawler on Friday night at Port Angeles Civic Field.
Spartan Ryan Rancourt (13) clutches a Logan Olson pass between two Titan defenders Friday night at Spartan Stadium where Forks defeated Pe Ell-Willapa Valley 22 to 21 in a thriller.  Photo by Lonnie Archibald.

PREP FOOTBALL: Emotional win for Forks football

Coming off a devastating week for the team and community, the Forks Spartans rallied late in the game to score in the final… Continue reading

Spartan Ryan Rancourt (13) clutches a Logan Olson pass between two Titan defenders Friday night at Spartan Stadium where Forks defeated Pe Ell-Willapa Valley 22 to 21 in a thriller.  Photo by Lonnie Archibald.

PREP FOOTBALL: Forks wins thriller; East Jefferson wins

Friday’s scores Forks 22, Pe Ell/Willapa Valley 21 East Jefferson 9, South Whidbey 7 North Kitsap 56, Port Angeles 0 Bainbridge 48, Sequim 10 Olympic… Continue reading

Peninsula's Millie Long, a graduate of Port Angeles High School, right, tries to outrace Edmonds' Flero Dina Surpris on Wednesday at Wally Sigmar Field in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Peninsula's Millie Long, a graduate of Port Angeles High School, right, tries to outrace Edmonds' Flero Dina Surpris on Wednesday at Wally Sigmar Field in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Jack Gladfelter of Port Angeles checks his watch for an intermediate time before going on to win the varsity boys cross-country race at Lincoln Park in Port Angeles on Wednesday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Jack Gladfelter of Port Angeles checks his watch for an intermediate time before going on to win the varsity boys cross-country race at Lincoln Park in Port Angeles on Wednesday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Sequim's Espn Judd rips a forehand volley as he and teammate Kaiden Jones take on Olympic's Warner Alexander and Freddy Enamorato on Wednesday in Sequim. Jones and Judd won, 6-2, 6-1, as the Wolves swept the Trojans 7-0. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Sequim tennis nets sweep of Trojans

Forks volleyball wins in emotional season opener

Sequim's Espn Judd rips a forehand volley as he and teammate Kaiden Jones take on Olympic's Warner Alexander and Freddy Enamorato on Wednesday in Sequim. Jones and Judd won, 6-2, 6-1, as the Wolves swept the Trojans 7-0. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

OUTDOORS: Autumn’s arrival marks mushroom season

HEAVY RAINS THAT came with the storm that blew in last weekend served a two-fold purpose: bringing up the levels on depleted rivers, notably out… Continue reading

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Sequim sophomore Lars Wiker made his first varsity start at quarterback during the Wolves' 17-12 rivalry victory over Port Angeles.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Tackling not a part of Quilcene practices

Close contact saved for game days

Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group
Sequim sophomore Lars Wiker made his first varsity start at quarterback during the Wolves' 17-12 rivalry victory over Port Angeles.
Sequim's Rileigh VanDyken, right, vies for the ball with Bainbridge's Laine Romney in the Wolves' penalty-shootout loss to the Spartans on Tuesday. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
Sequim's Rileigh VanDyken, right, vies for the ball with Bainbridge's Laine Romney in the Wolves' penalty-shootout loss to the Spartans on Tuesday. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
Sequim's Jolene Vaara swings away at the net during a match with Bainbridge on Tuesday. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Sequim out-paced vs. Spartans

Riders compete with North Kitsap

Sequim's Jolene Vaara swings away at the net during a match with Bainbridge on Tuesday. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
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Port Angeles' No. 1 boys tennis singles player Reef Gelder backhands a volley in the team's match against North Kitsap on Monday.

PREP SPORTS: Port Angeles netters swept by North Kitsap

East Jefferson girls soccer picks up second straight shutout

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Port Angeles' No. 1 boys tennis singles player Reef Gelder backhands a volley in the team's match against North Kitsap on Monday.