FILE - Georgia offensive lineman Warren Ericson (50) and Alabama wide receiver Slade Bolden (18) play during the second half of the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021, in Atlanta. Those Georgia Bulldogs aren't the only ones having a devil of a time beating fellow Southeastern Conference powerhouse Alabama. They're just the only one that gets another shot in the biggest game of them all. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

Smart, Georgia look to finally get past Tide

The Georgia Bulldogs aren’t the only team having a tough time beating fellow Southeastern Conference powerhouse Alabama. They’re just the only one that gets another… Continue reading

  • Jan 5, 2022
FILE - Georgia offensive lineman Warren Ericson (50) and Alabama wide receiver Slade Bolden (18) play during the second half of the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021, in Atlanta. Those Georgia Bulldogs aren't the only ones having a devil of a time beating fellow Southeastern Conference powerhouse Alabama. They're just the only one that gets another shot in the biggest game of them all. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
Eve Burke, Port Angeles girls basketball.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Eve Burke, Port Angeles girls basketball

Eve Burke has been an absolute scoring machine for the Port Angeles girls basketball team this season. Burke is averaging 21.5 points a game and… Continue reading

Eve Burke, Port Angeles girls basketball.

Ottawa-Kraken game postponed

The NHL on Monday postponed the Seattle Kraken’s home game scheduled for Thursday against Ottawa because of COVID-19 problems with the Senators. It’s… Continue reading

Pierre LaBossiere

PIERRE LaBOSSIERE COLUMN: Have to remain patient through omicron wave

I was very much looking forward to the battle in Port Angeles on Tuesday between the North Kitsap and the Port Angeles boys’ basketball teams.… Continue reading

Pierre LaBossiere
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Hurricane Ridge Kennel Club member Faerin Tait, 14, of Port Angeles and her German pinscher, Rookie, competed in the national owner-handled series and the junior handling finals last month in Orlando, Fla.

HURRICANE RIDGE KENNEL CLUB: Local dog owners win awards at national championships

Two members of the Hurricane Ridge Kennel Club and their dogs won prestigious awards at the American Kennel Club National Championships held… Continue reading

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Hurricane Ridge Kennel Club member Faerin Tait, 14, of Port Angeles and her German pinscher, Rookie, competed in the national owner-handled series and the junior handling finals last month in Orlando, Fla.
Seattle Seahawks running back DeeJay Dallas (31) runs the ball against the Detroit Lions during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

SEAHAWKS: Seattle erupts for 51 points in win over Lions

Rashaad Penny rushed for a career-high 170 yards and two touchdowns, Russell Wilson threw three of his four TD passes to DK Metcalf,… Continue reading

Seattle Seahawks running back DeeJay Dallas (31) runs the ball against the Detroit Lions during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
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Port Angeles' Millie Long, right, looks to pass during a game with North Kitsap. Long, the Olympic League girls soccer and basketball MVP and a standout for Peninsula College, is the Peninsula Daily News Athlete of the Year.
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Port Angeles' Millie Long, right, looks to pass during a game with North Kitsap. Long, the Olympic League girls soccer and basketball MVP and a standout for Peninsula College, is the Peninsula Daily News Athlete of the Year.
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Pierce's Regina Garay, left, and Peninsula's  Grace Johnson chase a loose ball on Saturday in Port Angeles.

SPORTS: Part two of 2021 look back

Area sports are in a precarious position as 2022 begins, the pandemic prolonged further by a more transmissible variant causing case rates… Continue reading

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Pierce's Regina Garay, left, and Peninsula's  Grace Johnson chase a loose ball on Saturday in Port Angeles.
Washington State wide receiver De'Zhaun Stribling (88) catches a pass in the end zone to score a touchdown as he's defended by Central Michigan defensive back Rolliann Sturkey (37) during the second half of the Sun Bowl NCAA college football game in El Paso, Texas, Friday, Dec. 31, 2021. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton)

SUN BOWL: Cougars get to play, but lose to fired-up Central Michigan 24-21

Central Michigan came to the desert southwest to play in one bowl game and ended up in another. The Chippewas still… Continue reading

  • Dec 31, 2021
Washington State wide receiver De'Zhaun Stribling (88) catches a pass in the end zone to score a touchdown as he's defended by Central Michigan defensive back Rolliann Sturkey (37) during the second half of the Sun Bowl NCAA college football game in El Paso, Texas, Friday, Dec. 31, 2021. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton)

OUTDOORS: More kings, fewer coho set to return in 2022?

or melt and re-freeze at least — so here… Continue reading

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Sequim's Walker Ward runs with the football against Bainbridge during a February game, one of the first prep sporting events held in 11 months due to the pandemic.

SPORTS: Return of athletics highlights 2021

The return of organized sports and competitions to the fields, courts and trails of the North Olympic Peninsula after nearly a year’s… Continue reading

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Sequim's Walker Ward runs with the football against Bainbridge during a February game, one of the first prep sporting events held in 11 months due to the pandemic.

Junior hockey tourney canceled

The remainder of the world junior hockey championship in Canada has been canceled over fears of a COVID-19 outbreak. The International Ice Hockey Federation made… Continue reading

FILE - Seattle Mariners' Kyle Seager heads off the field after flying out against the Los Angeles Angels in a baseball game Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, in Seattle. Seager announced his retirement on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021, after 11 seasons in the majors, all with the Mariners.  (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

SEATTLE MARINERS: Kyle Seager retires after 11 years

Kyle Seager announced his retirement Wednesday after 11 seasons in the majors, all with the Seattle Mariners. Always one to eschew social media,… Continue reading

FILE - Seattle Mariners' Kyle Seager heads off the field after flying out against the Los Angeles Angels in a baseball game Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, in Seattle. Seager announced his retirement on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021, after 11 seasons in the majors, all with the Mariners.  (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
Olympic Medical Foundation Executive Director Bruce Skinner runs in a marathon in Antarctica in 2019. Skinner, who ran the Fiesta Bowl from 1980 to 1990, is being inducted into the Bowl Season Leadership Hall of Fame on Jan. 1.
Olympic Medical Foundation Executive Director Bruce Skinner runs in a marathon in Antarctica in 2019. Skinner, who ran the Fiesta Bowl from 1980 to 1990, is being inducted into the Bowl Season Leadership Hall of Fame on Jan. 1.
FILE - Coach John Madden of the Oakland Raiders is carried from the field by his players after his team defeated the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl XI in Pasadena, Calif., Jan. 9, 1977  John Madden, the Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster whose exuberant calls combined with simple explanations provided a weekly soundtrack to NFL games for three decades, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021, the NFL said. He was 85. (AP Photo/File)

NFL: Coaching, broadcasting legend John Madden dies

John Madden, the Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster whose exuberant calls combined with simple explanations provided a weekly soundtrack to NFL games for three… Continue reading

  • Dec 29, 2021
FILE - Coach John Madden of the Oakland Raiders is carried from the field by his players after his team defeated the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl XI in Pasadena, Calif., Jan. 9, 1977  John Madden, the Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster whose exuberant calls combined with simple explanations provided a weekly soundtrack to NFL games for three decades, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021, the NFL said. He was 85. (AP Photo/File)

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: NWAC delays return of basketball season two weeks

The Northwest Athletic Conference announced today that the start of men’s and women’s basketball league play will be pushed… Continue reading

Xander Maestas, Port Angeles basketball

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Xander Maestas, Port Angeles boys basketball

Xander Maestas has been a big part of the Port Angeles Roughriders boys basketball team’s success this year. The senior point guard has been an… Continue reading

Xander Maestas, Port Angeles basketball
Chicago Bears wide receiver Damiere Byrd (10) grabs a 2-point conversion pass in the end zone to score over Seattle Seahawks' Ugo Amadi during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021, in Seattle. The Bears won 25-24. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)

A swift and painful downfall

Last-place finish a certainty now

  • Dec 28, 2021
Chicago Bears wide receiver Damiere Byrd (10) grabs a 2-point conversion pass in the end zone to score over Seattle Seahawks' Ugo Amadi during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021, in Seattle. The Bears won 25-24. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)

Cougars in El Paso hoping for an opponent

Miami pulls out due to COVID-19

Chicago Bears wide receiver Damiere Byrd (10) grabs a 2-point conversion pass in the end zone to score over Seattle Seahawks' Ugo Amadi during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021, in Seattle. The Bears won 25-24. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)

PIERRE LaBOSSIERE COLUMN: Take heart, Seahawks supporters

The Seahawks’ hopes for a playoff berth were dashed long before the Chicago Bears’ Damiere Byrd made an amazing catch in the back of the… Continue reading

Chicago Bears wide receiver Damiere Byrd (10) grabs a 2-point conversion pass in the end zone to score over Seattle Seahawks' Ugo Amadi during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021, in Seattle. The Bears won 25-24. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)