Spartan Gunner Rogers (16) and Sequim's Zeke Schmadeke (14) pull in a Forks pass for joint possession.  Joint possession goes to the offense giving Forks a first down.  (Lonnie Archibald/for Peninsula Daily News)
Spartan Gunner Rogers (16) and Sequim's Zeke Schmadeke (14) pull in a Forks pass for joint possession.  Joint possession goes to the offense giving Forks a first down.  (Lonnie Archibald/for Peninsula Daily News)

SATURDAY’S PREP FOOTBALL SCORES: Quilcene, Neah Bay fall in a pair of shootouts

Saturday’s Prep Scores Liberty Bell 50, Neah Bay 24 Naselle 66, Quilcene 40 Auburn Mountainview 40, Kentridge 6 Cascade Christian 34, Cedar Park Christian (Bothell)… Continue reading

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Camano Island angler Wade La Fontaine caught this state-record dolphinfish (also known as mahi mahi or dorado) while charter fishing off Westport on Aug. 25. The 21-pound fish measured 48 inches in length.
Camano Island angler Wade La Fontaine caught this state-record dolphinfish (also known as mahi mahi or dorado) while charter fishing off Westport on Aug. 25. The 21-pound fish measured 48 inches in length.
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Quilcene’s Mason Iverson, left, fights for yardage during a Sept. 2022 game against Crescent. Iverson led the Rangers in rushing yards last season and returns at fullback for Quilcene.
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Quilcene’s Mason Iverson, left, fights for yardage during a Sept. 2022 game against Crescent. Iverson led the Rangers in rushing yards last season and returns at fullback for Quilcene.
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Port Angeles' Kason Albaugh, center, gets a block from teammate Landyn Jones as Anacortes' defenders Brock Beaner, left, and Braden Thomas close in during the first quarter on Friday in Port Angeles.

PREP FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Senior-led Port Angeles should be in the playoff chase

Talent, experience and maybe most importantly consistency in the coaching staff heads up the Port Angeles 2023 football team under third-year head… Continue reading

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Port Angeles' Kason Albaugh, center, gets a block from teammate Landyn Jones as Anacortes' defenders Brock Beaner, left, and Braden Thomas close in during the first quarter on Friday in Port Angeles.
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Henry Bourm of Crescent -- 2022

PREP FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Crescent will be young and speedy

The Crescent football team remains a young squad, but the Loggers will be throwing some interesting wrinkles at their opponents and showing off… Continue reading

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Henry Bourm of Crescent -- 2022
Larry Beatty, left, a track and field star for Port Angeles from 1982 and Alison Maxwell, also a track runner from 2001, were among the 2023 class of the Port Angeles Roughriders Hall of Fame. (Photos by Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)
Larry Beatty, left, a track and field star for Port Angeles from 1982 and Alison Maxwell, also a track runner from 2001, were among the 2023 class of the Port Angeles Roughriders Hall of Fame. (Photos by Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)
Quarterback Lars Wiker (10) is back this year for the Sequim Wolves, who will be looking to bounce back from a 2-7 season. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

PREP FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Sequim looks to bounce back

Wolves plan to take care of ‘little things’ that make the difference

Quarterback Lars Wiker (10) is back this year for the Sequim Wolves, who will be looking to bounce back from a 2-7 season. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Peninsula College adding adult rec leagues

Adults who enjoy recreation soccer, volleyball or basketball will see a change in those opportunities this year, with volleyball and basketball starting… Continue reading

The Big Hurt.

ADVENTURE SPORTS: Big Hurt returns to Port Angeles Sept. 23

Prepare for an unparalleled celebration of athleticism, camaraderie and sheer determination as The Big Hurt multisport weekend makes its return on Sept.… Continue reading

The Big Hurt.

OUTDOORS: Wild coho, Chinook closed in western Strait

Salmon fishing east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line in Marine Area 4 has been closed through Sept. 30, though wild coho west of the… Continue reading

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East Jefferson’s Gary Zambor makes the catch at the 3-yard line during an October 2022 win over Klahowya. Zambor will be counted on once again to be a playmaker for the Rivals on both sides of the football.

PREP FOOTBALL PREVIEWS: East Jefferson looking to learn

A three-year starter returning at quarterback, experienced playmakers at wide receiver and a lineman who can squat 400 pounds head up a… Continue reading

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East Jefferson’s Gary Zambor makes the catch at the 3-yard line during an October 2022 win over Klahowya. Zambor will be counted on once again to be a playmaker for the Rivals on both sides of the football.

AREA SPORTS: Peninsula men, women sweep NWAC Friendly soccer matches

Lefties’ Choi honored by WCL

Neah Bay’s Jodell Wimberly carries the ball during a game last fall against Crescent. Wimberly is the leading offensive skill position player returning from last season’s Class 1B state runner-up Red Devils. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Neah Bay’s Jodell Wimberly carries the ball during a game last fall against Crescent. Wimberly is the leading offensive skill position player returning from last season’s Class 1B state runner-up Red Devils. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
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Forks' Nate Dahlgren (40) busts loose for yardage during a 2022 game against Sequim.

PREP FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Senior-heavy Forks team also has 14 freshmen

Forks is set to rely on a deep and experienced crop of seniors providing leadership to a large freshman class all while enjoying… Continue reading

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Forks' Nate Dahlgren (40) busts loose for yardage during a 2022 game against Sequim.
Peninsula College's Briana-Jean Tanaka (2) battles with Lower Columbia's Nataija Blaylock (21) for the ball in an NWAC Friendly held Tuesday in Tukwila. In the background is Peninsula College's Anna Petty. Tanaka and Petty each scored two goals as Peninsula won 8-1. (Rick Ross/Peninsula College)

WOMEN’S COLLEGE SOCCER: Pirates crush highly ranked LCC 8-1 in Tukwila

After a somewhat sluggish season-opening victory, the Peninsula College women’s soccer team showed their might Tuesday, absolutely crushing what is supposed to be… Continue reading

Peninsula College's Briana-Jean Tanaka (2) battles with Lower Columbia's Nataija Blaylock (21) for the ball in an NWAC Friendly held Tuesday in Tukwila. In the background is Peninsula College's Anna Petty. Tanaka and Petty each scored two goals as Peninsula won 8-1. (Rick Ross/Peninsula College)
Peninsula College Pirates.

COLLEGE SOCCER: Peninsula men beat SW Oregon 3-0

The Peninsula College men’s soccer team got into the win column in their NWAC Friendlies opener with a 3-0 victory over Southwest Oregon… Continue reading

Peninsula College Pirates.
The Joyce Browns YMCA NFL flag football team just wrapped up an 11-0 season, scoring 326 points and giving up just 24. The players are, from left, back row, Robert Palmer, Liam Sprague, Teyen Thomas, Boe Horejsi, Kolton Mason, Quinn Svenson. From left, front row, are Desmond Sprague, Colton Sage, Colby Horejsi, Wyatt Bauers, Jude Sprague and Levi Palmer. The coaches are Ryan Sage and Brian Shimko. Not in the photo are players James Spears and Shadow Ellis. (Courtesy photo)

YOUTH SPORTS: Joyce Browns go 11-0 in flag football

The Joyce Browns YMCA NFL flag football team just wrapped up an 11-0 season, scoring 326 points and giving up just 24. The players are,… Continue reading

The Joyce Browns YMCA NFL flag football team just wrapped up an 11-0 season, scoring 326 points and giving up just 24. The players are, from left, back row, Robert Palmer, Liam Sprague, Teyen Thomas, Boe Horejsi, Kolton Mason, Quinn Svenson. From left, front row, are Desmond Sprague, Colton Sage, Colby Horejsi, Wyatt Bauers, Jude Sprague and Levi Palmer. The coaches are Ryan Sage and Brian Shimko. Not in the photo are players James Spears and Shadow Ellis. (Courtesy photo)
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Peninsula's Taya Bpohenko, left, looks for control as North Idaho's Cora Anderson looks back during Saturday's friendly at Wally Sigmar Field in Port Angele.

WOMEN’S SOCCER: Peninsula hangs on tight for win

Two early goals enough in 2-1 victory over North Idaho

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Peninsula's Taya Bpohenko, left, looks for control as North Idaho's Cora Anderson looks back during Saturday's friendly at Wally Sigmar Field in Port Angele.