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Lefties lead-off batter Nick Oakley hits for a single in the first inning on Friday at Port Angeles Civic Field.

WEST COAST LEAGUE: Lefties’ Nick Oakley named to WCL second team

Shortstop hit .290 with 5 HRs, 21 RBIs, 10 steals

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Lefties lead-off batter Nick Oakley hits for a single in the first inning on Friday at Port Angeles Civic Field.
Sequim quarterback Kobe Applegate avoids North Kitsap defenders during a contest last spring. Applegate is expected to start at quarterback his senior season. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

PREP FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Sequim Wolves looking to stay on high-performing track

Entering Friday’s season-opening tilt at Forks, Sequim is attempting to replace a senior class that saw much of the varsity playing time for… Continue reading

Sequim quarterback Kobe Applegate avoids North Kitsap defenders during a contest last spring. Applegate is expected to start at quarterback his senior season. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
Monkey Face at Smith Rock State Park.
(Pierre LaBossiere/Peninsula Daily News)

OUTDOORS COLUMN: Triumph in a place called Misery

Once upon a time, I climbed mountains. Big, scary mountains. I climbed two 14ers in California, I climbed El Capitan, I climbed Half Dome, I… Continue reading

Monkey Face at Smith Rock State Park.
(Pierre LaBossiere/Peninsula Daily News)
Peninsula College Pirates.

COLLEGE SOCCER: (Updated) Peninsula College men beat Spokane; women draw

The Peninsula College men’s soccer team finished up its two-game preconference series at the Starfire Soccer Complex with a 2-1 win over Spokane,… Continue reading

Peninsula College Pirates.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife just released its Hunting Prospects for the 2021 hunting seasons.
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OUTDOORS: WDFW releases Hunting Prospects for fall 2021

Fall marks the start of hunting seasons for deer, elk, waterfowl and upland game birds in many areas of Washington and to help… Continue reading

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife just released its Hunting Prospects for the 2021 hunting seasons.
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Port Angeles' Daniel Cable runs outside during a February 2021 contest against East Jefferson. Cable, a senior, is expected to see plenty of carries for the Roughriders this fall.

PREP FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Dustin Clark takes the reins for Roughriders

Experienced senior class key to Port Angeles’ success

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Port Angeles' Daniel Cable runs outside during a February 2021 contest against East Jefferson. Cable, a senior, is expected to see plenty of carries for the Roughriders this fall.
Wenatchee Valley's Erik Owen, left, and Peninsula's Nicolas Hernandez fight for a header during a 2019 NWAC Quarterfinal match. Hernandez, a Super Sophomore, returns for his third season with the Pirates this fall. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Peninsula College men’s soccer eyes sixth star

A roster full of “hungry, driven and passionate,” players will work toward securing the Peninsula College men’s soccer program’s sixth NWAC Championship… Continue reading

Wenatchee Valley's Erik Owen, left, and Peninsula's Nicolas Hernandez fight for a header during a 2019 NWAC Quarterfinal match. Hernandez, a Super Sophomore, returns for his third season with the Pirates this fall. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Last-chance registration for Klahhane Gymnastics fall classes

Jones cards 5th ace, Perkins his 10th hole-in-one at Peninsula Golf Club

OUTDOORS: Forest grouse opener now Sept. 15

Two-week delay to protect hens and chicks

Peninsula College's Grace Johnson distributes the ball to a teammate while chased by three Chemeketa defenders during the Pirates' 11-0 victory Wednesday. Johnson, Chimacum High School's all-time leading goal scorer, netted her first collegiate hat trick in the win. (Rick Ross/Peninsula College Athletics)

Peninsula College Pirates post shutout openers

Men’s, women’s soccer teams earn wins in debuts

Peninsula College's Grace Johnson distributes the ball to a teammate while chased by three Chemeketa defenders during the Pirates' 11-0 victory Wednesday. Johnson, Chimacum High School's all-time leading goal scorer, netted her first collegiate hat trick in the win. (Rick Ross/Peninsula College Athletics)
East Jefferson ball carrier Anson Jones, center, is wrapped up by Port Angeles' Jacob Felton as he breaks through the line during a February 2021 contest. Jones is expected to start at fullback once again for the newly christened 'Rivals.' (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

PREP FOOTBALL PREVIEW: East Jefferson Rivals set to team up

New nickname for Port Townsend-Chimacum combined athletics

East Jefferson ball carrier Anson Jones, center, is wrapped up by Port Angeles' Jacob Felton as he breaks through the line during a February 2021 contest. Jones is expected to start at fullback once again for the newly christened 'Rivals.' (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Razor clam diggers should expect a banner harvest season in 2021-2022 with record-size numbers of clams at many ocean beaches. (Photo courtesy of State Department of Fish and Wildlife)

OUTDOORS: Banner razor clam season expected

But not at Kalaloch, which won’t open in 2021-2022

Razor clam diggers should expect a banner harvest season in 2021-2022 with record-size numbers of clams at many ocean beaches. (Photo courtesy of State Department of Fish and Wildlife)

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Fee-free day Wednesday in state and national parks

Pool plans cardboard boat races for 18 and younger

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Forks' Matthew Wallerstedt, right, tracks down the loose football after blocking a punt during a 2019 game against Granite Falls. Wallerstedt is expected to start at guard and defensive end for the Spartans this season.
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Forks' Matthew Wallerstedt, right, tracks down the loose football after blocking a punt during a 2019 game against Granite Falls. Wallerstedt is expected to start at guard and defensive end for the Spartans this season.
Peninsula College's Kyrsten McGuffey, right, outraces Edmonds' Kaylinn Lawrence in a march downfield on Saturday at Wally Sigmar Field in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Peninsula College's Kyrsten McGuffey, right, outraces Edmonds' Kaylinn Lawrence in a march downfield on Saturday at Wally Sigmar Field in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
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Cherie Simkins, left, and Bob Sheedy, right, both 2020 inductees, speak at the Port Angeles Roughrider Hall of Fame dinner held at Civic Field on Saturday night.

ROUGHRIDER HALL OF FAME: Dinner at Civic Field inducts 14 individuals, two teams

Two classes of the Port Angeles Roughrider Hall of Fame came together at Civic Field to share memories, renew their ties to… Continue reading

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Cherie Simkins, left, and Bob Sheedy, right, both 2020 inductees, speak at the Port Angeles Roughrider Hall of Fame dinner held at Civic Field on Saturday night.

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Field cleanup plus dinner and a movie Saturday in Sequim; Soccer refs needed; West End Thunder drags Saturday and Sunday

A day of field cleanup followed later by an old-fashioned spaghetti dinner and a baseball movie under the stars will be hosted Saturday… Continue reading

The Olympic Chapter of Salmon For Soldiers hosted 77 service veterans on 34 volunteer skippered fishing boats during last Sunday's Summer Salmon Slammin' event in the waters off Sekiu. Fishing was red-hot across the board as veterans enjoyed a day out on the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

OUTDOORS: Veterans salmon fishing outing a huge success

The smoke cleared, then the fog burned off, and 77 service veterans enjoyed the treat that is summer salmon fishing on the Strait of Juan… Continue reading

The Olympic Chapter of Salmon For Soldiers hosted 77 service veterans on 34 volunteer skippered fishing boats during last Sunday's Summer Salmon Slammin' event in the waters off Sekiu. Fishing was red-hot across the board as veterans enjoyed a day out on the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

Sequim Elks Golf Tournament set

Women’s golf results and ODT trail segment closure