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)
The Klahhane XCel Gold team of Carly Mae Riggs, Paytynn Lindley, Gracelyn Goss, Lainey DePiro and Raynee Ciarlo took first place at the Realm Classic gymnastics meet this weekend in Everett. (Courtesy photo)

GYMNASTICS: Klahhane Xcel Gold team takes first in Everett

The Klahhane Gymnastics Xcel Gold Team placed first over the weekend at the Realm Classic, hosted by Coastal Realm Gymnastics in Everett. Klahhane… Continue reading

The Klahhane XCel Gold team of Carly Mae Riggs, Paytynn Lindley, Gracelyn Goss, Lainey DePiro and Raynee Ciarlo took first place at the Realm Classic gymnastics meet this weekend in Everett. (Courtesy photo)
The Port Angeles girls gymnastics team that competed at subdistricts late last week. From left, standing, are Shavari Epps, Scarlett Sullivan, Faith Carr, Summer Hirst-Lowe, Maddie Adams. From left, kneeling, are Ryah Deleon and Waverly Mead. (Courtesy photo)

HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASTICS: Port Angeles, Sequim gymnasts qualify for district

Sequim and Port Angeles gymnasts competed against seven other schools last week in the 2A/3A subdistrict meet, with girls from both schools qualifying… Continue reading

The Port Angeles girls gymnastics team that competed at subdistricts late last week. From left, standing, are Shavari Epps, Scarlett Sullivan, Faith Carr, Summer Hirst-Lowe, Maddie Adams. From left, kneeling, are Ryah Deleon and Waverly Mead. (Courtesy photo)
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Peninsula's Shania Moananu, from, presses to the key defended by Edmond's Maggie Salas, left, and Jada Walters on Saturday at Peninsula College.

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Peninsula finds a way, wins 12th straight through defense

The Peninsula College women’s basketball team remained unbeaten in the North Region, digging out of an early hole against a fired-up second-place… Continue reading

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Peninsula's Shania Moananu, from, presses to the key defended by Edmond's Maggie Salas, left, and Jada Walters on Saturday at Peninsula College.
Sequim, Port Angeles.

PREP BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS: Port Angeles, Sequim boys and girls to host four playoff games

Postseason basketball is moving into high gear this week as the Port Angeles boys and girls basketball teams are all hosting bidistrict… Continue reading

Sequim, Port Angeles.
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the NFL Super Bowl 58 football game against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024, in Las Vegas. The Chiefs won 25-22. (AP Photo/John Locher)

SUPER BOWL: The Chiefs are now officially a dynasty

This was supposed to be the year when the Kansas City Chiefs were vulnerable. Their wide… Continue reading

  • Feb 12, 2024
  • By Dave Skretta The Associated Press
  • NFL
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the NFL Super Bowl 58 football game against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024, in Las Vegas. The Chiefs won 25-22. (AP Photo/John Locher)
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Peninsula's Javon Ervin, center, pushes through the defense of Edmonds' Kalifa Ceesay, left, and Solomon Barnes on Saturday afternoon at Peninsula College.
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Peninsula's Javon Ervin, center, pushes through the defense of Edmonds' Kalifa Ceesay, left, and Solomon Barnes on Saturday afternoon at Peninsula College.
Colby Ellefson.

BOYS SWIMMING: Sequim’s Ellefson district champion in 200 freestyle

Sequim’s Colby Ellefson is a bidistrict champion in the 200-yard freestyle. And he won by a microsecond. Ellefson, who swam for the Port… Continue reading

Colby Ellefson.
Forks' Miley Blanton, left, and East Jefferson's Manaseh Lanphear-Ramirez were both regional wrestling champions.

PREP WRESTLING: Forks first at regionals

20 grapplers from around the Olympic Peninsula make the Mat Classic

Forks' Miley Blanton, left, and East Jefferson's Manaseh Lanphear-Ramirez were both regional wrestling champions.