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WEST COAST LEAGUE: 2023 schedule released

Last week in Southern California, the West Coast League’s board of directors met to review a tremendously successful 2022 season and to approve… Continue reading

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Peninsula's Ituau Tuisaula finds herself surrounded by the Shoreline defense during Wednesday's game in Port Angeles.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL PREVIEW: No. 1 Pirates focus on the now

Peninsula returns several players from last year’s runner-up squad

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Peninsula's Ituau Tuisaula finds herself surrounded by the Shoreline defense during Wednesday's game in Port Angeles.
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Peninsula's Roosevelt Williams Jr., right, tries to push past Bellevue's Nate Johnson on Saturday evening on the Pirate home court.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Peninsula men turn a page with new team

The Peninsula College men’s basketball team has gotten past the effects of the COVID pandemic, meaning like many junior college programs, the… Continue reading

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Peninsula's Roosevelt Williams Jr., right, tries to push past Bellevue's Nate Johnson on Saturday evening on the Pirate home court.
neah Bay

STATE 1B FOOTBALL: Neah Bay to face Wellpinit Saturday in Forks

Neah Bay’s state 1B football quarterfinal game with Wellpinit has been scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Forks High School. The unbeaten Red… Continue reading

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The newly elected officers of the Sequim Grey Wolves Softball Club. From left, Treasurer Joel Hecht, President John White, Secretary Annette Hanson and Vice President Lauren Scrafford.

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: East Jefferson girls soccer players make all-league teams

The East Jefferson girls soccer team got two players put on the Nisqually League first-team and midfielder/center back Iris Mattern was named… Continue reading

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The newly elected officers of the Sequim Grey Wolves Softball Club. From left, Treasurer Joel Hecht, President John White, Secretary Annette Hanson and Vice President Lauren Scrafford.
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Port Angeles libero Cindy Liang, center, sets the ball in a match in September in Port Angeles. Liang had 94 digs in three matches at the district volleyball tournament.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Cindy Liang, Port Angeles volleyball

The Port Angeles volleyball team had a remarkable run at the West Central District 2/3 tournament last week. The Roughriders got a rough seed and… Continue reading

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Port Angeles libero Cindy Liang, center, sets the ball in a match in September in Port Angeles. Liang had 94 digs in three matches at the district volleyball tournament.
The Peninsula College North All Stars soccer players competed in the Northwest Athletic Conference all-star game held Sunday at the Starfire Soccer Complex. From left, Dylan Pauw, Fernando Tavares, coach Jake Hughes, Tim Deser, Pau Vivas Ayala and Shu Kato.

COLLEGE SOCCER: Peninsula men, women shine in all-star game

A total of 10 Peninsula College men’s and women’s soccer players competed Sunday in the Northwest Athletic Conference all-star games. The North Region… Continue reading

The Peninsula College North All Stars soccer players competed in the Northwest Athletic Conference all-star game held Sunday at the Starfire Soccer Complex. From left, Dylan Pauw, Fernando Tavares, coach Jake Hughes, Tim Deser, Pau Vivas Ayala and Shu Kato.
Sequim, Port Angeles.

DISTRICT VOLLEYBALL PLAYOFFS: Sequim, PA both fall just short of state

Both teams had good runs at the District 2/3 2A tournament, but the Port Angeles and Sequim volleyball squads fell just short of… Continue reading

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The Port Angeles girls swim team finished fifth at the state swim and dive championships, the team's highest finish since 2017. From left are assistant coach Lisa Walls, Mackenzie DuBois, Rachel Cooper, Lucia Garcia-Pulido, Lynzee Reid, Brooke St. Luise, Harper McGuire, Grace Possinger, Yau Fu, Lizzy Shaw, Danika Asgeirsson, Sara Wilson and coach Sally Cole.

STATE SWIM MEET: Port Angeles girls finish fifth

Team’s best showing at state meet since 2017

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The Port Angeles girls swim team finished fifth at the state swim and dive championships, the team's highest finish since 2017. From left are assistant coach Lisa Walls, Mackenzie DuBois, Rachel Cooper, Lucia Garcia-Pulido, Lynzee Reid, Brooke St. Luise, Harper McGuire, Grace Possinger, Yau Fu, Lizzy Shaw, Danika Asgeirsson, Sara Wilson and coach Sally Cole.
Quilcene Rangers

STATE 1B FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: Quilcene overcome in second half by DeSales

The Quilcene Rangers football team got off to a good start against DeSales, finding itself down just one touchdown late in the… Continue reading

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Peninsula's Millie Long, left, races downfield with Spokane's Aubrey Thomas in pursuit during Saturday's NWAC quarterfinal game at Wally Sigmar Field in Port Angeles.
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Peninsula's Millie Long, left, races downfield with Spokane's Aubrey Thomas in pursuit during Saturday's NWAC quarterfinal game at Wally Sigmar Field in Port Angeles.

PREP VOLLEYBALL. FOOTBALL: Forks all-league selections named

Forks’ Kyra Neel was named the Pacific 2B League volleyball MVP and teammates Kadie Wood and Kaidence Rigby made the first team. All… Continue reading

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Lincoln Park BMX track operator Sean Coleman, left, talks with track design assistant Colby Groves last year. Coleman was named volunteer of the year by the Washington Festivals and Events Association.

LINCOLN PARK BMX: Track operator Sean Coleman named state Volunteer of the Year

Several years ago, Sean Coleman took his kids out BMX riding and believed the facilities were not good enough in Port Angeles.… Continue reading

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Lincoln Park BMX track operator Sean Coleman, left, talks with track design assistant Colby Groves last year. Coleman was named volunteer of the year by the Washington Festivals and Events Association.
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The Queen of Angels volleyball team went 7-3 in its inaugural season. From left, rear, are coach Margarita Lee, Kassi Montero-Lee, Helen Fishman, Ella Desser, Keira Headrick and coach Bill Lee. From left, middle, are Jocelyn Kimball, Peyton Smith, Mariah Traband and Ryah DeLeon. In front is Jessica Rodriguez.

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Queen of Angels volleyball 7-3 in first season

The Queen of Angels School had its first volleyball team since the school’s opening in 1926, ending the season with a 7-3… Continue reading

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The Queen of Angels volleyball team went 7-3 in its inaugural season. From left, rear, are coach Margarita Lee, Kassi Montero-Lee, Helen Fishman, Ella Desser, Keira Headrick and coach Bill Lee. From left, middle, are Jocelyn Kimball, Peyton Smith, Mariah Traband and Ryah DeLeon. In front is Jessica Rodriguez.
Kyra Neel, Forks volleyball

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Kyra Neel, Forks volleyball

It was quite a week for Forks volleyball player Kyra Neel. After winning three matches and losing two at the District 4 2B tournament, the… Continue reading

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(Left) The Klahhane Gymnastics bronze team. From left, front, are McKinlee Thomason, CarlyMae Riggs, Paytynn Lindley and Charlotte Nevil. From left, back, are Raeleigh Thomason, Morgan Smith, Lainey DePiro and Harper Waterkotte.
(Right) The Klahhane Gymnastics gold and platinum gymnasts. In the front is Harper Hilliker. From left, middle, are Gracelyn Goss, Raynee Ciarlo, Kira Hartman, Elyse Brown and Scarlett Sullivan. From left, standing, are Daylen Williams and Lucy Spekler.

GYMNASTICS: Klahhane adds team and begins season

The expanded Klahhane Gymnastics teams had a solid start to their season at the Pumpkin Fest Meet at Metropolitan Gymnastics in Kent… Continue reading

(Left) The Klahhane Gymnastics bronze team. From left, front, are McKinlee Thomason, CarlyMae Riggs, Paytynn Lindley and Charlotte Nevil. From left, back, are Raeleigh Thomason, Morgan Smith, Lainey DePiro and Harper Waterkotte.
(Right) The Klahhane Gymnastics gold and platinum gymnasts. In the front is Harper Hilliker. From left, middle, are Gracelyn Goss, Raynee Ciarlo, Kira Hartman, Elyse Brown and Scarlett Sullivan. From left, standing, are Daylen Williams and Lucy Spekler.
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The Forks volleyball team celebrates Saturday in Raymond qualifying for the state 2B tournament, the Spartans' first trip to state since 2003.
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The Forks volleyball team celebrates Saturday in Raymond qualifying for the state 2B tournament, the Spartans' first trip to state since 2003.
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Peninsula goalkeeper Frida Markstrom fends off shot during a penalty shootout to determine a winner of Saturday's NWAC semifinal game against Spokane at Peninsula College in Port Angeles.

COLLEGE SOCCER: Women lose NWAC quarterfinal on penalty kicks; men fall 2-0

Both the Peninsula College men and women’s soccer seasons came to heartbreaking ends in bitter cold Saturday night in the Northwest Athletic… Continue reading

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Peninsula goalkeeper Frida Markstrom fends off shot during a penalty shootout to determine a winner of Saturday's NWAC semifinal game against Spokane at Peninsula College in Port Angeles.

PREP ROUNDUP: Port Angeles swimmers third at district; Forks VB earns trip to state

The Port Angeles girls swim and dive team finished third out of 16 schools at the West Central District 2/3 championships held this… Continue reading