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Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery, bottom, scores a touchdown on a carry against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half Sunday in snowy Seattle.

SEAHAWKS: Seattle loses on Bears’ late two-point conversion

Jimmy Graham caught a 15-yard touchdown pass from Nick Foles with 1:01 remaining, Damiere Byrd made an acrobatic reception for the 2-point conversion,… Continue reading

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Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery, bottom, scores a touchdown on a carry against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half Sunday in snowy Seattle.
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The Momentum One Volleyball Academy U18 Tsunami won the silver division at its first tournament of the season in Auburn earlier in December. From left, back row, are Emi Halberg, Alexis Perry, Jasmine Messinger, Ava Hairell, Sam Robbins and Josephine Edgington. From left, front row, are Keana Rowley, Jayde Wold and Lily Halberg.

AREA SPORTS BRIEF: Momentum One volleyball teams open season

Momentum One Volleyball Academy directors, coaches and athletes are excited to start their second season on the Olympic Peninsula after missing last… Continue reading

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The Momentum One Volleyball Academy U18 Tsunami won the silver division at its first tournament of the season in Auburn earlier in December. From left, back row, are Emi Halberg, Alexis Perry, Jasmine Messinger, Ava Hairell, Sam Robbins and Josephine Edgington. From left, front row, are Keana Rowley, Jayde Wold and Lily Halberg.
Bishop Budnek (2) runs the ball in the state 1B championship game against Almira-Coulee-Hartline. (Jim Wilkerson/for Peninsula Daily News)

EIGHT-MAN MVP: Bishop Budnek was a difference-maker for Quilcene

Quilcene senior Bishop Budnek overcame a slew of injuries, some preexisting, others of recent vintage, to boost the Rangers to unprecedented heights this… Continue reading

Bishop Budnek (2) runs the ball in the state 1B championship game against Almira-Coulee-Hartline. (Jim Wilkerson/for Peninsula Daily News)
Crescent's Wyatt Lee (12), left, tries to outrun Quilcene's Kevin Alejo (13) in a game in September. Both Lee and Alejo were named to the 8-man All-Peninsula football team. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

ALL-PENINSULA 8-MAN FOOTBALL: Budnek, Lee, Carrick among selections

• All-Peninsula 8-Man Football MVP: Bishop Budnek, sr., Quilcene: Injuries limited Budnek to seven games, but what an impact. Ran 158 times for 1,455 yards… Continue reading

Crescent's Wyatt Lee (12), left, tries to outrun Quilcene's Kevin Alejo (13) in a game in September. Both Lee and Alejo were named to the 8-man All-Peninsula football team. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
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Port Angeles' Daniel Cable escapes the Bainbridge defense on Friday night at Port Angeles Civic Field.

ALL-PENINSULA FOOTBALL MVP: Port Angeles’ Daniel Cable did a lot of everything for Riders

Major contributions on offense, defense and special teams

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Port Angeles' Daniel Cable escapes the Bainbridge defense on Friday night at Port Angeles Civic Field.
Spartan freshman Brody Lausche drives the key against Hoquiam's Justice Stankavich, (23), Zander Jump (10), and Owen NcNeill (5).  Forks defeated Hoquiam 54 to 39.  Photo by Lonnie Archibald.
Spartan freshman Brody Lausche drives the key against Hoquiam's Justice Stankavich, (23), Zander Jump (10), and Owen NcNeill (5).  Forks defeated Hoquiam 54 to 39.  Photo by Lonnie Archibald.
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Port Angeles' Daniel Cable, center, weaves around East Jefferson defenders, from left, Malachi Azariah McDonald, Gerald Lindsey and Christopher Fair on Friday in Port Angeles.

PREP FOOTBALL: Port Angeles’ Daniel Cable heads up 2021 All-Peninsula 11-man Football Team

Standouts from Forks, Sequim, Port Angeles and East Jefferson

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Port Angeles' Daniel Cable, center, weaves around East Jefferson defenders, from left, Malachi Azariah McDonald, Gerald Lindsey and Christopher Fair on Friday in Port Angeles.
Seven more days of razor clam digs were confirmed by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
(Tammy Foes/Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)

OUTDOORS: Daily limit returns to 15 razor clams; 7 more digs confirmed

Razor clam enthusiasts can head to coastal beaches to ring in the new year as shellfish managers with the Washington Department of Fish… Continue reading

Seven more days of razor clam digs were confirmed by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
(Tammy Foes/Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)
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East Jefferson’s Brody Moore pivots around North Mason Bulldog Clay Alverts during a spirited home game on Tuesday in Chimacum.

PREP BASKETBALL: East Jefferson, Port Angeles, Crescent all win

The East Jefferson boys basketball team won its second game of the season, beating 2A North Mason 65-60 in overtime at home in… Continue reading

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East Jefferson’s Brody Moore pivots around North Mason Bulldog Clay Alverts during a spirited home game on Tuesday in Chimacum.
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The Storm King U15 Crusaders finished as the runner-up in the North Puget Sound League U15 North Division, going up against elite soccer teams from the Seattle area. From left are, assistant coach Michael LaGrange, right defensive back Caleb LaGrange, left centerback Grant Butterworth, right midfield/striker Maxon Stanford, midfield Kasson Pittman, defensive midfield Edmund Garcia, goalie Anthony Jones, striker Matthew Miller, center midfield James Mason, midfielder Raef Beard, right midfield Jake Weaver, left outside back Bryce Deleon and right centerback Jacob Olsen. Not pictured is midfielders Finnian Evans and Guillermo Salgado, and head coach Michael Miller.

YOUTH SOCCER: Storm King U15 league runner-up; U13 champs of its division

Olympic Peninsula teams go up against Seattle metro elite teams

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The Storm King U15 Crusaders finished as the runner-up in the North Puget Sound League U15 North Division, going up against elite soccer teams from the Seattle area. From left are, assistant coach Michael LaGrange, right defensive back Caleb LaGrange, left centerback Grant Butterworth, right midfield/striker Maxon Stanford, midfield Kasson Pittman, defensive midfield Edmund Garcia, goalie Anthony Jones, striker Matthew Miller, center midfield James Mason, midfielder Raef Beard, right midfield Jake Weaver, left outside back Bryce Deleon and right centerback Jacob Olsen. Not pictured is midfielders Finnian Evans and Guillermo Salgado, and head coach Michael Miller.
Los Angeles Rams free safety Taylor Rapp (24), a former Washington Husky, intercepts a pass intended to Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf (14) during an NFL football game Tuesday  in Inglewood, Calif. (Kyusung Gong/The Associated Press)

SEAHAWKS: Seattle gets a Kuppful in 20-10 loss to Rams

After a week of COVID-19 chaos, the Los Angeles Rams went into their rescheduled showdown against Seattle with no full practices and… Continue reading

  • Dec 22, 2021
Los Angeles Rams free safety Taylor Rapp (24), a former Washington Husky, intercepts a pass intended to Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf (14) during an NFL football game Tuesday  in Inglewood, Calif. (Kyusung Gong/The Associated Press)
Clark College Athletics
Clark College's Liam Clark, right, a 2019 Port Angeles High School graduate, is faring well in his sophomore season with the Penguins. Clark is averaging 10.9 points and 5.6 rebounds per game this season.

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Former Roughrider Clark starring in college for the Penguins

In his sophomore season, Liam Clark has been a productive Penguin for the Clark College men’s basketball team. Clark, a 2019 Port Angeles… Continue reading

Clark College Athletics
Clark College's Liam Clark, right, a 2019 Port Angeles High School graduate, is faring well in his sophomore season with the Penguins. Clark is averaging 10.9 points and 5.6 rebounds per game this season.
Forks' Jake Weakley, left, and Matthew Montes have won their weight divisions at three straight tournaments through December.

ATHLETES OF THE WEEK: Jake Weakley, Matthew Montes, Forks wrestling

Forks’ Jake Weakley and Matthew Montes have been absolutely dominant for the Spartans wrestling team so far this season. Weakley won his 160-pound weight division… Continue reading

Forks' Jake Weakley, left, and Matthew Montes have won their weight divisions at three straight tournaments through December.
Port Angeles' Lily Halberg was named to the honorable mention all-state team by the Washington State Volleyball Coaches' Association. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Roughriders’ Lily Halberg makes all-state in volleyball

Port Angeles’ Lily Halberg was named as an honorable mention on the Washington State Volleyball Coaches’ Association All-State teams. Halberg was named to… Continue reading

Port Angeles' Lily Halberg was named to the honorable mention all-state team by the Washington State Volleyball Coaches' Association. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Kraken cancels today’s game as COVID cases rise

The latest wave of coronavirus-related shutdowns across the NHL has closed 10 teams’ facilities and left just eight games on the schedule before the holiday… Continue reading

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp (10) during an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals on Dec. 13 in Glendale, Ariz. Kupp is from Yakima, played at Eastern Washington and his family has ties to both the University of Washington and Pacific Lutheran. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Kupp’s NW ties run deep

Starred at Yakima and EWU, father played at PLU

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp (10) during an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals on Dec. 13 in Glendale, Ariz. Kupp is from Yakima, played at Eastern Washington and his family has ties to both the University of Washington and Pacific Lutheran. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Pirates comeback comes up just short

The Peninsula College men’s basketball team lost its finale at the Yakima Valley Tournament, dropping a 77-66 game to Yakima on Saturday. The… Continue reading

PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Roughriders learn from tough 4A foes

The Port Angeles boys basketball team, playing without starters John Vaara and Xander Maestas, weren’t able to keep up with 4A Tahoma… Continue reading

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Forks individual champions Saturday at the Pat Alexander Tournament in Tumwater include from left, Matthew Montes (106 pounds), Sloan Tumaua (220 pounds), Asst. Coach Daniel Frishkorn, Hayden Queen (182 pounds) and Jake Weakley (160 pounds).

PREP WRESTLING: Forks second at Pat Alexander meet in Tumwater

Going up against mostly 2A, 3A and 4A schools, the 2B Forks wrestling squad came in second at the Pat Alexander Invitational. Forks… Continue reading

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Forks individual champions Saturday at the Pat Alexander Tournament in Tumwater include from left, Matthew Montes (106 pounds), Sloan Tumaua (220 pounds), Asst. Coach Daniel Frishkorn, Hayden Queen (182 pounds) and Jake Weakley (160 pounds).
Peninsula Pirates

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Peninsula women win three straight; Long averages 23.3 a game

The Peninsula College women won three straight games this week at the South Puget Sound Crossover tournament, with big contributions in all three… Continue reading

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