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Sue Stednek of Sequim competes in the 2020 Elwha Bridge Run. The Run the Peninsula series returns Saturday with the 2021 Elwha Bridge Run.

RUN THE PENINSULA: Elwha Bridge Run returns Saturday

The second annual Run the Peninsula Elwha Bridge Run 5K/10K along the Olympic Discovery Trail will take place from 9:30 a.m. to… Continue reading

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Sue Stednek of Sequim competes in the 2020 Elwha Bridge Run. The Run the Peninsula series returns Saturday with the 2021 Elwha Bridge Run.
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Port Angeles Roughrider cross country runners begin practicing Monday at the Port Angeles High School track. The first cross country meets are scheduled Saturday as prep sports slowly return to the Olympic Peninsula. Only cross country can begin competing at the moment but other sports are practicing in hopes of beginning in mid-February.

PREP SPORTS: Cross country leads the way as first prep sport to return to action

It’s a baby step, but prep sports are slowly returning to action. Prep athletes are back with limited practices this week. Fall… Continue reading

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Port Angeles Roughrider cross country runners begin practicing Monday at the Port Angeles High School track. The first cross country meets are scheduled Saturday as prep sports slowly return to the Olympic Peninsula. Only cross country can begin competing at the moment but other sports are practicing in hopes of beginning in mid-February.
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The sport of Cyclocross is coming to the Olympic Peninsula with a CycloX event set in late March at the Extreme Sports Park outside of Port Angeles. This is the World Cyclocross Championships in Germany in 2011.

ADVENTURE SPORTS: Cyclocross coming to Olympic Peninsula

Peninsula Adventure Sports sets calendar for year’s events

Harald Tittel/The Associated Press
The sport of Cyclocross is coming to the Olympic Peninsula with a CycloX event set in late March at the Extreme Sports Park outside of Port Angeles. This is the World Cyclocross Championships in Germany in 2011.
Washington State’s Efe Abogidi dunks against Washington in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

PAC-12 BASKETBALL: Cougs get back in win column, trouncing Huskies 77-62

A year ago, Noah Williams strutted around on Washington’s home court yelling “this is my city,” after winning in his hometown for the… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2021
Washington State’s Efe Abogidi dunks against Washington in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
FILE - Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle Chad Wheeler (75) is shown before an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Atlanta, in this Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, file photo. The Seattle Seahawks said Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, that offensive lineman Chad Wheeler is no longer a member of the team following his arrest last weekend for investigation of domestic violence. (AP Photo/Danny Karnik, File)

SEAHAWKS: Arraignment Monday for ex-Seahawk Wheeler

Offensive tackle accused of choking his girlfriend

  • Jan 31, 2021
FILE - Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle Chad Wheeler (75) is shown before an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Atlanta, in this Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, file photo. The Seattle Seahawks said Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, that offensive lineman Chad Wheeler is no longer a member of the team following his arrest last weekend for investigation of domestic violence. (AP Photo/Danny Karnik, File)
Gonzaga forward Anton Watson (22) dunks against Pepperdine forward Jan Zidek, left, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan 30, 2021, in Malibu, Calif. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: No. 1 Zags improve to 17-0 with 97-75 win over Waves

Top-ranked Gonzaga proved again Saturday night that it might be one of the deepest teams in… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2021
Gonzaga forward Anton Watson (22) dunks against Pepperdine forward Jan Zidek, left, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan 30, 2021, in Malibu, Calif. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
Port Angeles Athletic Director Dwayne Johnson speaks to a group of freshman during a pre-COVID orientation session. Johnson has received the Gareth Giles Memorial Award recognizing him for his leadership and dedication to Washington state students from the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association. (Port Angeles School District)

PREPS: Port Angeles Athletic Director Dwayne Johnson receives Giles Award from WIAA

In recognition of his leadership and dedication to students

Port Angeles Athletic Director Dwayne Johnson speaks to a group of freshman during a pre-COVID orientation session. Johnson has received the Gareth Giles Memorial Award recognizing him for his leadership and dedication to Washington state students from the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association. (Port Angeles School District)
Sequim senior Eli Gish has signed a letter of intent to play soccer at Corban University, an NAIA program in Salem, Ore.

COLLEGE SOCCER: Sequim senior Eli Gish signs to play for Corban University

Way back at the beginning of his club soccer career with Storm King, Sequim senior Eli Gish was placed on the club’s reserve… Continue reading

Sequim senior Eli Gish has signed a letter of intent to play soccer at Corban University, an NAIA program in Salem, Ore.
Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (87) runs from Buffalo Bills linebacker Tremaine Edmunds (49) and safety Jordan Poyer (21) after catching a pass during the first half of the AFC championship NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

AFC Championship: Chiefs clobber Bills to return to the Super Bowl

It took the Kansas City Chiefs five frustrating decades to make their third Super Bowl… Continue reading

  • Jan 27, 2021
Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (87) runs from Buffalo Bills linebacker Tremaine Edmunds (49) and safety Jordan Poyer (21) after catching a pass during the first half of the AFC championship NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes celebrates after throwing a 5-yard touchdown pass to tight end Travis Kelce during the second half of the AFC championship NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

The young and the old to meet in Super Bowl

Mahomes, 25, Brady, 43, to face each other

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes celebrates after throwing a 5-yard touchdown pass to tight end Travis Kelce during the second half of the AFC championship NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Utah forward Timmy Allen (1) tries to get around Washington guard Quade Green (55) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Huskies knock off Utah for second-straight win

Jamal Bey scored a career-high 28 points on near-perfect shooting, ended two of Utah’s last three possessions with a steal… Continue reading

  • Jan 25, 2021
Utah forward Timmy Allen (1) tries to get around Washington guard Quade Green (55) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) passes against the Green Bay Packers during the first half of the NFC championship NFL football game in Green Bay, Wis., Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

NFC CHAMPIONSHIP: Brady back to the Super Bowl for the 10th time

Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ road magic have them heading home to the… Continue reading

  • Jan 25, 2021
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) passes against the Green Bay Packers during the first half of the NFC championship NFL football game in Green Bay, Wis., Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)
Gonzaga guard Jalen Suggs, left, drives while pressured by Pacific guard Pierre Crockrell II during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Spokane, Wash., Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: No. 1 Gonzaga cruises to 95-49 win over Pacific; Cougars blow 18-point lead to lose 5th straight

Top-ranked Gonzaga struggled a bit in beating two of the best teams in the West Coast… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2021
Gonzaga guard Jalen Suggs, left, drives while pressured by Pacific guard Pierre Crockrell II during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Spokane, Wash., Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)
FILE - In this April 4, 1974, file photo, baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn, right, presents Atlanta Braves' Hank Aaron with a trophy after he tied Babe Ruth's all-time home run record in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Bob Johnson, File)

HENRY AARON: Hammerin’ Hank remembered for his home runs and how he faced racism

His name is all over the baseball record book and, indeed, Hank Aaron could do it all.… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2021
FILE - In this April 4, 1974, file photo, baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn, right, presents Atlanta Braves' Hank Aaron with a trophy after he tied Babe Ruth's all-time home run record in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Bob Johnson, File)
Minnesota United midfielder Hassani Dotson, front left, and Seattle Sounders forward Jordan Morris leap to head the ball during the first half of an MLS playoff Western Conference final soccer match, Monday, Dec. 7, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

SOUNDERS: Jordan Morris loaned to Swansea

U.S. national team forward Jordan Morris was loaned Friday from Major League Soccer’s Seattle Sounders to the… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2021
Minnesota United midfielder Hassani Dotson, front left, and Seattle Sounders forward Jordan Morris leap to head the ball during the first half of an MLS playoff Western Conference final soccer match, Monday, Dec. 7, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

OUTDOORS: Maple syrup tapping time on the Peninsula

NEED A BREAK from the winter doldrums or just an excuse to go outside and get some fresh air and a little bit of exercise?… Continue reading

Sequim’s Greta Christianson, center, attempts to reach second as Port Angeles’ Jada Cargo waits to make the tag while umpire Scott Ramsey looks on in a May 2019 playoff game at Billy Whiteshoes Memorial Park west of Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe /Peninsula Daily News)

PREPS: WIAA adds traditional spring and winter sports to timeline

Some of the guess work surrounding the potential return of prep athletics was cleared away when the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association approved… Continue reading

Sequim’s Greta Christianson, center, attempts to reach second as Port Angeles’ Jada Cargo waits to make the tag while umpire Scott Ramsey looks on in a May 2019 playoff game at Billy Whiteshoes Memorial Park west of Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe /Peninsula Daily News)
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Jensen Wolfe, left, and Michelle Turner lead the pack in the 2020 Elwha River Bridge Run. The 2021 race will have a number of COVID-19 precautions, including racers being encouraged to stay 6 feet apart.

ADVENTURE SPORTS: Elwha River Bridge run this year will make waves

Run the Peninsula is announcing that the Elwha River Bridge Run has received approvals from the state and the county and acquired… Continue reading

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Jensen Wolfe, left, and Michelle Turner lead the pack in the 2020 Elwha River Bridge Run. The 2021 race will have a number of COVID-19 precautions, including racers being encouraged to stay 6 feet apart.
Pierre LaBossiere

COLUMN: Optimism over the return of prep sports is served with a side of caution

It’s hard to believe, but we’re slowly creeping up on an entire year without prep or juco sports on the North Olympic Peninsula. By the… Continue reading

Pierre LaBossiere