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.
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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

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Gonzaga guard Jalen Suggs (1) shoots against Saint Mary's forward Dan Fotu (42) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Moraga, Calif., Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Cougars women fall to UCLA in overtime; Zags pull away late to beat Saint Mary’s

Charisma Osborne scored 28 points and No. 8 UCLA withstood a smart play by No.… Continue reading

  • Jan 17, 2021
Gonzaga guard Jalen Suggs (1) shoots against Saint Mary's forward Dan Fotu (42) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Moraga, Calif., Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Outdoors enthusiasts rallied in Forks last week to protest steelhead fishing restrictions.

OUTDOORS; Anglers in Forks protest over steelhead regs

A group of steelhead anglers estimated at around 50 protested recent regulation changes that impact steelhead fishing on coastal rivers, including a controversial… Continue reading

Outdoors enthusiasts rallied in Forks last week to protest steelhead fishing restrictions.
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Port Angeles, Sequim and North Kitsap boys runners are packed together at the start of Wednesday's cross country meet at Robin Hill County Park.

PREP SPORTS: Path to participation exists for preps

A pathway to participation exists for prep athletes this school year after recent changes to the… Continue reading

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Port Angeles, Sequim and North Kitsap boys runners are packed together at the start of Wednesday's cross country meet at Robin Hill County Park.

OUTDOORS: Three-day brant hunting season starts Saturday in Clallam County

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Amalia Bell, winner of the 2020 North Olympic Discovery Kids Marathon's medal design contest. Elementary school students have until Feb. 5 to submit designs for the 2021 Kids Marathon. (Photo courtesy of North Olympic Discovery Marathon)

SPORTS: Elementary school-age designers sought for North Olympic Discovery Marathon Kids Medal contest

Students in grade six and under are invited to submit designs and artwork for the medal awarded to an expected 500 participants… Continue reading

Amalia Bell, winner of the 2020 North Olympic Discovery Kids Marathon's medal design contest. Elementary school students have until Feb. 5 to submit designs for the 2021 Kids Marathon. (Photo courtesy of North Olympic Discovery Marathon)

UCLA Bruins swipe Washington State Cougars

Johnny Juzang scored a career-high 17 points and UCLA rolled to a 91-61 victory over Washington State on Thursday, extending its overall… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Steelheaders plan boat rally against new rules in Forks

TRAILERED DRIFT BOATS are a common sight in Forks during the winter time as anglers visit the West End for the chance to land and… Continue reading

In this Oct. 28, 2018, file photo, Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer watches the team's NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit. The Seahawks fired Schottenheimer on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, following a season in which the team set several offensive records but coach Pete Carroll had clear issues with how the offense operated. (Paul Sancya/The Associated Press)

SEAHAWKS: Seattle fires offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer

The Seattle Seahawks fired offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer following a season in which the team set several offensive records but coach Pete Carroll… Continue reading

In this Oct. 28, 2018, file photo, Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer watches the team's NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit. The Seahawks fired Schottenheimer on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, following a season in which the team set several offensive records but coach Pete Carroll had clear issues with how the offense operated. (Paul Sancya/The Associated Press)
Washington State center Efe Abogidi (0) blocks a shot by Arizona guard Jemarl Baker Jr. (3) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday in Pullman. (Dean Hare/The Associated Press)

CARMAN COLUMN: Cougs’ hoops teams on the ascent

A TEAM’S RISE can be just as satisfying as the ultimate destination. This is a lesson that can be learned early in your tenure as… Continue reading

Washington State center Efe Abogidi (0) blocks a shot by Arizona guard Jemarl Baker Jr. (3) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday in Pullman. (Dean Hare/The Associated Press)
Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider walks on the field during warmups before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, in Seattle. The Seahawks have agreed to a contract extension with Schneider that will keep him tied to the franchise through the 2027 draft. (Elaine Thompson/The Associated Press)

SEAHAWKS: Seattle agrees to contract extension with GM

The Seattle Seahawks have agreed to a contract extension with general manager John Schneider that will keep him tied to the franchise through… Continue reading

  • Jan 13, 2021
Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider walks on the field during warmups before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, in Seattle. The Seahawks have agreed to a contract extension with Schneider that will keep him tied to the franchise through the 2027 draft. (Elaine Thompson/The Associated Press)
Alabama head coach Nick Saban and offensive lineman Alex Leatherwood hold the trophy after their win against Ohio State in an NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Alabama won 52-24. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

CFP CHAMPIONSHIP: Seventh heaven — Alabama wins another title for Saban

Crimson Tide head coach has now won seven NCAA championships, six in Tuscaloosa

  • Jan 12, 2021
Alabama head coach Nick Saban and offensive lineman Alex Leatherwood hold the trophy after their win against Ohio State in an NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Alabama won 52-24. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Gonzaga University guard Joel Ayayi, drives to the basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Portland in Portland, Ore., Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Zags pick up 63 out of 64 first-place AP votes

Gonzaga and Baylor were the top two teams in The Associated Press preseason men’s college basketball poll. After eight weeks of twists and turns, that… Continue reading

  • Jan 12, 2021
Gonzaga University guard Joel Ayayi, drives to the basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Portland in Portland, Ore., Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

FISHING: Olympic National Park to shut down fishing on West End rivers

Olympic National Park will close the Queets River to recreational fishing on Feb. 1 due to conservation concerns over wild steelhead. Other… Continue reading

Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker K.J. Wright (50) during an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

SEAHAWKS: K.J. Wright wants to remain with Seattle with new contract

K.J. Wright smiled. But he wasn’t laughing. The longest-tenured Seahawks player had already made it clear that he wanted to play 10 years in the… Continue reading

  • Jan 12, 2021
Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker K.J. Wright (50) during an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
FILE - Washington State head coach Kamie Ethridge speaks with Oregon head coach Kelly Graves during an NCAA college basketball game in Eugene, Ore., in this Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, file photo. Washington State has earned its first ranking ever in The Associated Press women’s college basketball poll, entering at No. 25, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. (AP Photo/Collin Andrew, File)

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Cougars women ranked for the first time ever

Kamie Ethridge was surprised to hear that Washington State had never been ranked before. Now the Cougars coach can add that to the team’s list… Continue reading

  • Jan 12, 2021
FILE - Washington State head coach Kamie Ethridge speaks with Oregon head coach Kelly Graves during an NCAA college basketball game in Eugene, Ore., in this Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, file photo. Washington State has earned its first ranking ever in The Associated Press women’s college basketball poll, entering at No. 25, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. (AP Photo/Collin Andrew, File)
Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Poona Ford turns away from the field as he stands at the bench late in the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Los Angeles Rams, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

SEAHAWKS: Seattle offense refused to make adjustments

Russell Wilson took almost two hours following the game to speak publicly. But this time, he wasn’t wearing a designer, custom suit. He… Continue reading

  • Jan 11, 2021
Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Poona Ford turns away from the field as he stands at the bench late in the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Los Angeles Rams, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)