Sports: Port Angeles loses homecoming heartbreaker

PORT ANGELES — The fireworks at Civic Field went off despite the final score of Friday night’s Narrows League football game, a 21-14 North Kitsap win over Port Angeles.

The Roughriders Nick Haffner was tackled at the 6-yard line with seven seconds remaining and Port Angeles, with no timeouts and a chance to tie the Vikings, was unable to run a final play.

The Riders (2-3 in league, 3-4 overall) had first-down-and-goal at the 5½-yard line with 15 seconds remaining after the Vikings (4-1, 6-1) were called for pass interference on fourth-and-10.

Quarterback Dane Caldwell threw two incomplete passes into the end zone before hitting Haffner near the 5 on third down. Haffner was smothered by the Vikings’ defense and still on the ground as time ran out.

It was a sour end to Port Angeles’ homecoming game, and also the team’s final home game of the season. A game which for a time was Port Angeles’ to lose.

———-

The rest of the story appears in Sunday’s Peninsula Daily News.

More in Sports

Alex Angevine of the Wilder Senior Baseball Club is congratulated by teammate Jordan Shumway after belting a home run against Lakeside Gray at Civic Field late Sunday. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)
AMERICAN LEGION: Wilder Senior completes sweep

Angevine 4-for-4 with a home run

Wilder Senior's Bryant Laboy hits against Lakeside Legion at Civic Field in Port Angeles on Saturday. (Pierre LaBossiere/Peninsula Daily News)
AMERICAN LEGION: Wilder Sr. wins two out of three against Lakeside teams

After a Saturday morning loss, the Wilder Senior Baseball… Continue reading

Port Angeles lefties
WEST COAST LEAGUE: Lefties’ pitching sterling against Bellingham in pair of wins

The Port Angeles Lefties got their best pitching performance of… Continue reading

KEITH THORPE/PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
Lefties shortstop Yahir Ramirez, left, tags out a Wenatchee player at a game in June at Civic Field. Ramirez hit a double and drove in two runs in a 15-6 win Thursday night over Redmond.
PORT ANGELES LEFTIES: Lefties beat up on the Dudes 15-6

The Port Angeles Lefties pounded out 14 hits and… Continue reading

Wilder Baseball Club
AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Wilder Jr. loses hearbreaker

Wilder Junior had a heartbreaking loss Thursday, allowing six runs… Continue reading

Port Angeles Leftie Liam Paddack pitches in a West Coast League game at Civic Field in 2022. Paddack, a Gonzaga pitcher now, was selected in the 18th round of the MLB draft by the Chicago White Sox. He struck out 50 batters in 36 innings for the Lefties. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
MLB DRAFT: Four Former Lefties’ pitchers drafted

What do they all have in common? Strikeouts.

Port Angeles Lefties
The North Olympic Cap Ripken team won the state 12 and under championship this weekend in Wenatchee. From left, front row, are Julian Dominguez, Noah Kiser, Coleman Keate and Kade Johnstad. From left, second row, are Jay Lieberman, Kyler Williams, Brycen Allen, Cooper Merritt, Gavin Doyle, Jacob Kinzey, Drake Spence, Liam Shea and Carson Greenstreet. From left, back row, are coaches Grian Greenstreet, Evan Kiser, Tyril Spence, Riley Shea and manager Rob Merritt. (Courtesy of Rob Merritt)
CAL RIPKEN BASEBALL: North Olympic 12U squad is state champion

The North Olympic 12U Cal Ripken team didn’t just win… Continue reading