FRIDAY PREP FOOTBALL: East Jefferson, Sequim, Neah Bay all win

Friday’s Prep Football scores East Jefferson 48, Life Christian Academy 7 Napavine 60, Forks 0 Olympic 41, Port Angeles 29 Neah Bay 48, Crescent 6… Continue reading

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Peninsula's Jeong Hyun Kang, right, gets in a high kick as Skagit Valley's Sergio Garduno Mendez, left, and teammate Christopher Dominguez look on during Wednesday's match in Port Angeles.

MEN’S SOCCER: Peninsula works together, earns win in playoff atmosphere

Peninsula College scored early and defended well late in a 2-0 men’s soccer shutout of Skagit Valley that effectively served as postseason… Continue reading

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Peninsula's Jeong Hyun Kang, right, gets in a high kick as Skagit Valley's Sergio Garduno Mendez, left, and teammate Christopher Dominguez look on during Wednesday's match in Port Angeles.
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Members of the Peninsula College womens soccer team gather around the NWAC North Region championship banner after clinching the top spot in the division with Wednesday's win over Skagit Valley.
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Members of the Peninsula College womens soccer team gather around the NWAC North Region championship banner after clinching the top spot in the division with Wednesday's win over Skagit Valley.
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With teammate Kaia Lestage (left) looking on, Sequim's Jennyfer Gomez (10) vies for possession in the Wolves' 6-0 win Tuesday night against visiting Bremerton.

PREP ROUNDUP (Updated): Sequim soccer bounces back with win; PA wins fourth straight

The Sequim girls soccer team got off to a fast start with five goals in the first half, going on to win 6-0… Continue reading

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With teammate Kaia Lestage (left) looking on, Sequim's Jennyfer Gomez (10) vies for possession in the Wolves' 6-0 win Tuesday night against visiting Bremerton.
Peninsula College Pirates

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Peninsula women’s soccer ranked No. 3 in the nation; men ranked No. 6

The Peninsula College women’s soccer team is ranked No. 3 among Div. II community colleges and the Peninsula College men’s soccer… Continue reading

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Washington State coach Nick Rolovich walks on the field after the team's NCAA college football game against Stanford, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, in Pullman, Wash. Washington State won 34-31. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

JIM LITKE COLUMN: Rolovich overplayed his hand

You’re never going to convince guys like ex-Washington State coach Nick Rolovich to get the shot. It’s a waste of breath. The best scientists and… Continue reading

Washington State coach Nick Rolovich walks on the field after the team's NCAA college football game against Stanford, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, in Pullman, Wash. Washington State won 34-31. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)
Pierre LaBossiere

PIERRE LaBOSSIERE COLUMN: The painful hassle of mallet finger

Yay, I have something in common with Russell Wilson. When Wilson injured his finger against the L.A. Rams last week, NBC showed a close-up of… Continue reading

Pierre LaBossiere

PREP ROUNDUP: EJ soccer draws; Forks VB improves to 7-1 in league

The East Jefferson girls soccer team earned a tie and a point against Cascade Christian, but coach Robert Cantley thought the team can… Continue reading

Bishop Budnek

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Bishop Budnek, Quilcene football

Quilcene senior Bishop Budnek ran for 196 yards on 26 carries and scored four touchdowns and two 2-point conversions in his return to the gridiron… Continue reading

Bishop Budnek

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Windermere, Salazer Painting lead soccer league

Windermere and Salazar Painting remained in a tie for first place in the Peninsula Soccer League with wins Sunday at Wally Sigmar… Continue reading

Crescent's Weston Hart (1) runs for yardage against Lummi on Saturday. Crescent was down just one touchdown to the No. 2-ranked Blackhawks early in the fourth quarter. (Courtesy photo)

PREP FOOTBALL: Loggers hang tough with No. 2 Lummi

The Crescent Loggers stood toe-to-toe with the No. 2-ranked eight-man football team in the state, hanging with the undefeated Lummi Blackhawks well into the… Continue reading

Crescent's Weston Hart (1) runs for yardage against Lummi on Saturday. Crescent was down just one touchdown to the No. 2-ranked Blackhawks early in the fourth quarter. (Courtesy photo)
Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt (90) celebrates after a strip sack for fumble during an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Matt Durisko)

SEAHAWKS: Fumble, other mistakes doom Seattle in OT loss

The performance was full of grit and resiliency, the type of characteristics Pete Carroll strives to see from each of his teams. And… Continue reading

Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt (90) celebrates after a strip sack for fumble during an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Matt Durisko)
Washington State coach Nick Rolovich watches during the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against Stanford, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, in Pullman, Wash. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

COUGARS FOOTBALL: Washington State fires coach Nick Rolovich

Washington State fired football coach Nick Rolovich on Monday for refusing a state mandate that all employees get vaccinated against COVID-19, a person… Continue reading

Washington State coach Nick Rolovich watches during the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against Stanford, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, in Pullman, Wash. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)
East Jefferson's Jerome Reaux Jr. (11) outruns all defenders on one of his two touchdowns in Saturday's 47-6 win over Bellevue Christian.of the game. (Courtesy of Lisa Jensen)

PREP FOOTBALL: East Jefferson crushes Bellevue Christian 47-6 to win fourth straight

Consolidating players from Chimacum and Port Townsend has certainly worked out great so far for the East Jefferson Rivals football team. The Rivals… Continue reading

East Jefferson's Jerome Reaux Jr. (11) outruns all defenders on one of his two touchdowns in Saturday's 47-6 win over Bellevue Christian.of the game. (Courtesy of Lisa Jensen)

COLLEGE SOCCER: Peninsula women erupt on offense in 7-0 win

The Peninsula College women’s soccer team has been dominating teams all year in shots, possession and defense. But if there is one… Continue reading

Sequim’s Russ Britton (507) jumps through the finish line after he completes the Run the Peninsula 5K on the Larry Scott Trail in Port Townsend on Saturday. Taran Johnson, (547) also from Sequim, races to the finish. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Hundreds of runners take on Larry Scott Trail

High-schoolers, locals among 264 live-event entrants

Sequim’s Russ Britton (507) jumps through the finish line after he completes the Run the Peninsula 5K on the Larry Scott Trail in Port Townsend on Saturday. Taran Johnson, (547) also from Sequim, races to the finish. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)
Neah Bay's Neil Bowechop is tackled by Quilcene's James Miller (10) as the Rangers' Jeremy Allen (15) and Neah Bay's Azriel Swan-Jimmicum (77) are in on the play. (Steven Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)
Neah Bay's Neil Bowechop is tackled by Quilcene's James Miller (10) as the Rangers' Jeremy Allen (15) and Neah Bay's Azriel Swan-Jimmicum (77) are in on the play. (Steven Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)
image 11=Spartan running back Nate Dahlgren (40) picks up more big yardage behind the blocking of Conner Earls (56) and Kalab Blanton (11),  It was a big night for both the Forks offense and defense against the Morton-White Pass Timberwolves on Homecoming Night at Spartan Stadium..  Photo by Lonnie Archibald.

PREP FOOTBALL: Forks runs wild in monsoon

Sequim rallies to win thriller

image 11=Spartan running back Nate Dahlgren (40) picks up more big yardage behind the blocking of Conner Earls (56) and Kalab Blanton (11),  It was a big night for both the Forks offense and defense against the Morton-White Pass Timberwolves on Homecoming Night at Spartan Stadium..  Photo by Lonnie Archibald.
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Port Angeles' Reef Gelder returns a volley during his No. 1 singles match with Sequim's Garrett Little on Thursday. Little and the Wolves won the match 4-3.
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Port Angeles' Reef Gelder returns a volley during his No. 1 singles match with Sequim's Garrett Little on Thursday. Little and the Wolves won the match 4-3.
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Sequim's Samantha Gonzalez, left, gets tangled up with Bainbridge's Gabby Weis at midfield during a 1-0 loss to the Spartans on Thursday.

PREP SOCCER: Sequim plays Bainbridge tough; PA and East Jefferson win close ones

Sequim couldn’t pick up the road win in a 1-0 loss to league unbeaten Class 3A Bainbridge, but the shorthanded Wolves didn’t go… Continue reading

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Sequim's Samantha Gonzalez, left, gets tangled up with Bainbridge's Gabby Weis at midfield during a 1-0 loss to the Spartans on Thursday.