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Forks' Colton Duncan runs with the football during a contest with defending state champion Onalaska earlier this season. Duncan, a senior, works for the city of Forks Public Works Department and is a volunteer firefighter.

PREP SPORTS: Forks’ three-sport star Colton Duncan engaged and active

When a high school senior is discussed in glowing terms at Forks’ Chamber of Commerce meetings, it’s easy to tell you are dealing… Continue reading

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Forks' Colton Duncan runs with the football during a contest with defending state champion Onalaska earlier this season. Duncan, a senior, works for the city of Forks Public Works Department and is a volunteer firefighter.
East Jefferson's Macy Aumock, left, and Sophie Patterson fend off a block by Port Angeles' Zoe Smithson and Ava Brenkman, right, as East Jefferson's Akira Anderson, front left, and Jessica Hawley, front right, look on during the first game of Tuesday's match at Port Angeles High School. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
East Jefferson's Macy Aumock, left, and Sophie Patterson fend off a block by Port Angeles' Zoe Smithson and Ava Brenkman, right, as East Jefferson's Akira Anderson, front left, and Jessica Hawley, front right, look on during the first game of Tuesday's match at Port Angeles High School. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
#6 Lily Sanders of PA tries to take the ball away from #9 Cora Caidis of Kingston. dlogan

GIRLS SOCCER: Roughriders use creative passing to create 4-1 win

The Roughriders girls soccer team did wonders moving the ball around Kingston defenders, leading to an efficient 4-1 win over the Buccaneers… Continue reading

#6 Lily Sanders of PA tries to take the ball away from #9 Cora Caidis of Kingston. dlogan
Sequim’s Kalli Wiker (21) and Kendall Hastings look for a block as the Wolves take on — and beat — Klahowya on March 8 at home. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell
Sequim’s Kalli Wiker (21) and Kendall Hastings look for a block as the Wolves take on — and beat — Klahowya on March 8 at home. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

GIRLS SOCCER: East Jefferson blanks Olympic to improve to 3-3

The East Jefferson girls soccer squad got a measure of revenge against Olympic this weekend with a 1-0 shutout, after losing 4-0… Continue reading

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PIERRE LaBOSSIERE COLUMN: Finding a new definition for normal

Ever so slowly, we’re feeling some semblance of normal again. Which begs the question. Are we ever going to remember what “normal” was to begin… Continue reading

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Port Angeles cross country runners from left, Caleb McLarty and Brock Tejeda on the course in Sequim. Rodger Johnson photo

PREP ROUNDUP: Sequim girls; PA boys and girls win cross country duals

Christening a new cross country course at the Dungeness Recreation Area outside of Sequim, the Port Angeles boys and girls won their dual,… Continue reading

Port Angeles cross country runners from left, Caleb McLarty and Brock Tejeda on the course in Sequim. Rodger Johnson photo

FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Loggers’ Lee rushes for 330 yards; Budneks score 5 TDs for Quilcene

Crescent’s Wyatt Lee had a monster day, rushing for 330 yards on 35 carries and scoring four touchdowns against Mary M. Knight in… Continue reading

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Sequim's Kariya Johnson (5) and Port Angeles' Anna Petty battle over a loose ball Saturday at Wally Sigmar Field at Peninsula College.

GIRLS SOCCER: Riders edge Wolves by slim margin in Rainshadow Rumble Round 2

Rivals play fourth straight game decided by one goal

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Sequim's Kariya Johnson (5) and Port Angeles' Anna Petty battle over a loose ball Saturday at Wally Sigmar Field at Peninsula College.
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Sequim's Amanda Weller and Kendall Hastings, at the net, look to teammate Kalli Wiker, lower left, for assistance as Port Angeles' Samantha Robbins, Ava Brenkman and Lillian Halberg look on during Saturdays match at Port Angeles High School.

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Wolves near-perfect serving in win over the Roughriders

The Sequim volleyball team got off to a hot start and got near-perfect serving all match in beating Port Angeles 3-0 (25-9,… Continue reading

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Sequim's Amanda Weller and Kendall Hastings, at the net, look to teammate Kalli Wiker, lower left, for assistance as Port Angeles' Samantha Robbins, Ava Brenkman and Lillian Halberg look on during Saturdays match at Port Angeles High School.
East Jefferson's Anson Jones (24) looks for running room against the Kingston defense Friday night. Jones rushed for 92 yards as Kingston won 12-7.  (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

PREP FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: East Jefferson nearly knocks off Kingston; PA shut out

The East Jefferson football team played tough defense and rallied with a touchdown in the final three minutes, but couldn’t get the ball… Continue reading

East Jefferson's Anson Jones (24) looks for running room against the Kingston defense Friday night. Jones rushed for 92 yards as Kingston won 12-7.  (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Sequim senior Garrett Hoesel, right, picks up 54 yards on a punt return in the first half of Sequim’s 27-15 home win over South Kitsap on Friday. Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group

PREP FOOTBALL: Sequim the alpha in the battle of the Wolves

With big plays on offense, defense and special teams, Sequim toppled South Kitsap 27-15 Friday night in the schools’ first gridiron match-up in… Continue reading

Sequim senior Garrett Hoesel, right, picks up 54 yards on a punt return in the first half of Sequim’s 27-15 home win over South Kitsap on Friday. Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group
Spartan Hayden Baker (30) on his way to a touchdown against Napavine during the first quarter of play Friday evening on the turf at Spartan Stadium.  Photo by Lonnie Archibald.

PREP FOOTBALL: Napavine run game too much for Forks

Spartans competitive in loss to Class 2B power

Spartan Hayden Baker (30) on his way to a touchdown against Napavine during the first quarter of play Friday evening on the turf at Spartan Stadium.  Photo by Lonnie Archibald.

PREP FOOTBALL: Friday night’s prep football scores

Friday’s Prep Football Scores Bremerton 54, Port Angeles 0 Sequim 27, South Kitsap 15 Kingston 12, East Jefferson 7 Napavine 34, Forks 19 Ballard 15,… Continue reading

East Jefferson goalkeeper Sorina Johnston, center, saves a shot on goal but trips up Sequim's Taryn Johnson while covering the ball during a game on Wednesday in Chimacum. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

GIRLS SOCCER: East Jefferson on the attack in 4-1 win over injury-depleted Sequim

Shiftlett strikes, Hoffman scores, Mattern adds two insurance goals

East Jefferson goalkeeper Sorina Johnston, center, saves a shot on goal but trips up Sequim's Taryn Johnson while covering the ball during a game on Wednesday in Chimacum. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)
Seattle Mariners pitcher Yusei Kikuchi throws during baseball spring training Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, in Peoria, Ariz. (Charlie Riedel/The Associated Press)

Yusei Kikuchi faces most important season yet for Seattle Mariners

It feels very much like Yusei Kikuchi just arrived in the majors after his highly anticipated move from Japan. Yet, the left-hander… Continue reading

Seattle Mariners pitcher Yusei Kikuchi throws during baseball spring training Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, in Peoria, Ariz. (Charlie Riedel/The Associated Press)
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East Jefferson’s Stephanie Sanchez, 14, and Tadu Dollarhide, 17, jam up Sequim’s Jenny Gomez, in a Wednesday afternoon game in Chimacum.

PREP ROUNDUP: Roughriders hold Kingston shotless

Port Angeles’ Long scores three goals

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East Jefferson’s Stephanie Sanchez, 14, and Tadu Dollarhide, 17, jam up Sequim’s Jenny Gomez, in a Wednesday afternoon game in Chimacum.
Joey Pyburn, left, and Tom Nelson, the host of 710 AM ESPN Seattle’s The Outdoor Line radio show, display a 17.5-pound blackmouth chinook caught while fishing out of Mason’s Resort in Sekiu. The blackmouth chinook fishery will run through April 30 in Marine Area 5. Neighboring Marine Area 6 (Eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca) and 9 (Admiralty Inlet) will not open for blackmouth fisheries this year. (Mason’s Resort)

OUTDOORS: Radio host finds blackmouth success off Sekiu

Joey Pyburn, left, and Tom Nelson, the host of 710 AM ESPN Seattle’s The Outdoor Line radio show, display a 17.5-pound blackmouth chinook caught while… Continue reading

Joey Pyburn, left, and Tom Nelson, the host of 710 AM ESPN Seattle’s The Outdoor Line radio show, display a 17.5-pound blackmouth chinook caught while fishing out of Mason’s Resort in Sekiu. The blackmouth chinook fishery will run through April 30 in Marine Area 5. Neighboring Marine Area 6 (Eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca) and 9 (Admiralty Inlet) will not open for blackmouth fisheries this year. (Mason’s Resort)
Port Angeles senior Katelyn Sheldon, center, is joined by her parents Melissa and Jeremy Sheldon after signing a letter of intent to compete for the University of Redlands track and field team. (Michael Carman/Peninsula Daily News)

Port Angeles High School’s Sheldon signs with University of Redlands

Track and field, soccer athlete plans to study pre-med

Port Angeles senior Katelyn Sheldon, center, is joined by her parents Melissa and Jeremy Sheldon after signing a letter of intent to compete for the University of Redlands track and field team. (Michael Carman/Peninsula Daily News)