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Laurel Lanes owner Vern Elkhart with Port Angeles Business Association president Anthony Sanders receiving his hall of fame plaque back in January. (Courtesy photo)

BOWLING: Laurel Lanes’ Vern Elkhart inducted into Westsound bowling hall of fame

Bowling alleys in small towns all across the country have been closing down over the past few decades. Sequim and Port Townsend… Continue reading

 

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Seventh Klahhane gymnast qualifies for regionals

A seventh Klahhane Xcel gymnast qualified for the regional Xcel gymnastics championship to be held April 19-20 in Boise, Idaho. Xcel Gold gymnast… Continue reading

 

Klahhane Xcel gymnasts, from left, Elyse Brown, Mariah Traband and Scarlett Sullivan all qualified for regionals at the Washington State Xcel Championship held in Pasco this weekend. Brown won a first-place medal for the floor exercise. (Klahhane Gymnastics)

GYMNASTICS (Updated): Seven Klahhane gymnasts qualify for regionals after state XCel championships

Seven Klahhane Xcel gymnasts qualified for regionals after competing at the Washington State Xcel Championships this weekend. The top highlight for the Olympic… Continue reading

 

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Kids’ Fishing Day set for April 20 at Carrie Blake Park

The 23rd annual Kids’ Fishing Day is set for 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 20 at the water reuse demonstration pond on… Continue reading

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University of Texas Permian Basin outfielder Ethan Flodstrom rounds the bases during a contest against St. Mary’s. Flodstrom, a 2020 Port Angeles graduate, leads his team with a .378 batting average after hitting .407 in 2023.
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University of Texas Permian Basin outfielder Ethan Flodstrom rounds the bases during a contest against St. Mary’s. Flodstrom, a 2020 Port Angeles graduate, leads his team with a .378 batting average after hitting .407 in 2023.

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Kids’ fishing derby to be held April 6

The Olympic Peninsula Fly Fishers are sponsoring another Kids’ Fishing Derby at the Lincoln Park ponds from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.… Continue reading

Wings Up defeated the fall league champion I’d Hit That earlier this month 3-0 (25-18, 25-17, 28-26) to win the Peninsula Volleyball League’s Winter League A Division championship at Peninsula College. Wings Up, made up of players mostly from the Sequim area, finished the regular season atop the standings with an 8-1 record before advancing through the playoffs. Set For Life placed third. From left, back row, are Ben Cowan, Cody Cowan and Jared Fodge. From left, front row, are Tayler Breckenridge, Brittney Gale and Tristen Myers. Not pictured is Allie Gale. (Peninsula College)

 
 

Photo (L-R) Ben Cowan, Cody Cowan, Jared Fodge

Tayler Breckenridge, Brittney Gale, Tristen Myers

Not pictured: Allie Gale

PENINSULA VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE: Wings up, Chewblocka champions and A and B leagues

(Top) Wings Up defeated the fall league champion I’d Hit That earlier this month 3-0 (25-18, 25-17, 28-26) to win the Peninsula Volleyball League’s Winter… Continue reading

Wings Up defeated the fall league champion I’d Hit That earlier this month 3-0 (25-18, 25-17, 28-26) to win the Peninsula Volleyball League’s Winter League A Division championship at Peninsula College. Wings Up, made up of players mostly from the Sequim area, finished the regular season atop the standings with an 8-1 record before advancing through the playoffs. Set For Life placed third. From left, back row, are Ben Cowan, Cody Cowan and Jared Fodge. From left, front row, are Tayler Breckenridge, Brittney Gale and Tristen Myers. Not pictured is Allie Gale. (Peninsula College)

 
 

Photo (L-R) Ben Cowan, Cody Cowan, Jared Fodge

Tayler Breckenridge, Brittney Gale, Tristen Myers

Not pictured: Allie Gale
Members of 7 Cedars celebrate a Peninsula Basketball League title on March 17. Pictured are (from left) Jim Halberg, Dan Horton, Andrew Halberg, Dru Clark, Kyle Benedict, team captain Kasey Ulin, Gabe Long and Garrett Edwards.

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: 7 Cedars Casino wins men’s league hoops championship

Led by Jim Halberg’s 21 points and 16 from Dan Horton, 7 Cedars Casino topped Black… Continue reading

Members of 7 Cedars celebrate a Peninsula Basketball League title on March 17. Pictured are (from left) Jim Halberg, Dan Horton, Andrew Halberg, Dru Clark, Kyle Benedict, team captain Kasey Ulin, Gabe Long and Garrett Edwards.
Ryana Moss

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Moss wins another MVP

The accolades keep rolling in for Neah Bay’s Ryana Moss. Moss, a two-time state champion basketball player for Neah Bay, has already… Continue reading

Ryana Moss
Peninsula College's Marky Adams of Forks during a Vancouver Volcanoes professional game Monday night. (Vancouver Volcanoes)

BASKETBALL: Forks’ Adams continues career for pro team in Vancouver

Forks’ former all-league basketball player Marky Adams continues to play hoops as he enters his third year as a member of the professional… Continue reading

Peninsula College's Marky Adams of Forks during a Vancouver Volcanoes professional game Monday night. (Vancouver Volcanoes)

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Neah Bay’s Amber Swan is WIAA Athlete of the Week

Shamrock Shuffle Pub Crawl benefits Hurricane Ridge Foundation March 16

From left, John Doherty and Chris Berry were the men's doubles 3.0 gold medal winners at the Olympic Pickleball Tournament.

AREA SPORTS BRIEF: Olympic Pickleball Tournament returns

The Olympic Pickleball Tournament was revived this year after a four-year hiatus due to COVID. The three-day event was held this week… Continue reading

From left, John Doherty and Chris Berry were the men's doubles 3.0 gold medal winners at the Olympic Pickleball Tournament.
Dave Lasorsa of Port Angeles competed in the winter triathlon championship in Breckenridge, Colo., on Feb. 23, finishing second in his age group in the duathlon and third in the triathlon. (Courtesy photo)

ADVENTURE SPORTS: Port Angeles’ Lasorsa gets pair of top-three finishes at world winter triathlon championships

Port Angeles’ Dave Lasorsa, a duathlete and triathlete who has competed around the world, finished second in the 65-69 age group in… Continue reading

Dave Lasorsa of Port Angeles competed in the winter triathlon championship in Breckenridge, Colo., on Feb. 23, finishing second in his age group in the duathlon and third in the triathlon. (Courtesy photo)
Chimacum seventh-grader Leighton Dunn stalks her opponent, Miles Hill of Port Angeles, at Blue Heron Middle School in Port Townsend last week. Dunn earned three takedowns only to fall in the second round in a pin. (Ryan White)

YOUTH SPORTS: Port Townsend, Chimacum wrestlers compete at Blue Heron

Above, Chimacum seventh-grader Leighton Dunn stalks her opponent, Miles Hill of Port Angeles, at Blue Heron Middle School in Port Townsend last week. Dunn earned… Continue reading

Chimacum seventh-grader Leighton Dunn stalks her opponent, Miles Hill of Port Angeles, at Blue Heron Middle School in Port Townsend last week. Dunn earned three takedowns only to fall in the second round in a pin. (Ryan White)

AREA SPORTS: Car Wash takeover benefits East Jefferson’s batting cages

Night Golf tourney set March 9

AREA SPORTS: Neah Bay’s Chambers, Swan share North Olympic League Boys Basketball MVP honors

Neah Bay guard Makyah Chambers and forward Tyler Swan have been named boys basketball… Continue reading

Former Port Angeles Roughriders standout Bailee Larson leads Lower Columbia College in scoring (14.8 points per game) and steals per game (3.2) for an NWAC tournament-bound Red Devils squad. (Lower Columbia College Athletics)

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Port Angeles’ Bailee Larson having superb sophomore season for Lower Columbia

Ryana Moss voted North Olympic League girls basketball MVP

Former Port Angeles Roughriders standout Bailee Larson leads Lower Columbia College in scoring (14.8 points per game) and steals per game (3.2) for an NWAC tournament-bound Red Devils squad. (Lower Columbia College Athletics)

AREA SPORTS: Bicycle tune-up fundraiser benefits Olympic Discovery Trail

Razor clam digs underway along ocean beaches The following razor clam digs during afternoon and evening low tides (noon to midnight only) will proceed as… Continue reading

The President’s Day Tournament sponsored by Ruddell Auto held in Port Angeles on Saturday and Sunday featured fourth- through eighth-grade teams, some of which came from as far away as Mount Vernon and Blaine. A total of 30 teams played in the tournament held at Port Angeles High School and Roosevelt Elementary. Here, Sequim seventh-grader #10 Aayden Soiseth (10) drives to the basket guarded by Port Angeles’s sixth-grade team member Payton Strohauer (21). Sequim won the game 35-23. The top two finishers in each division qualified for the Washington State Middle School Basketball Championship to be held in Spokane in March. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)

SPORTS PHOTO: Lots of hoops in Port Angeles for Presidents’ Day Weekend

The President’s Day Tournament sponsored by Ruddell Auto held in Port Angeles on Saturday and Sunday featured fourth- through eighth-grade teams, some of which came… Continue reading

The President’s Day Tournament sponsored by Ruddell Auto held in Port Angeles on Saturday and Sunday featured fourth- through eighth-grade teams, some of which came from as far away as Mount Vernon and Blaine. A total of 30 teams played in the tournament held at Port Angeles High School and Roosevelt Elementary. Here, Sequim seventh-grader #10 Aayden Soiseth (10) drives to the basket guarded by Port Angeles’s sixth-grade team member Payton Strohauer (21). Sequim won the game 35-23. The top two finishers in each division qualified for the Washington State Middle School Basketball Championship to be held in Spokane in March. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)
Teyah Elofson-Cross, 11, of Port Angeles qualified for the UCI World BMX Championship in the 24-inch challenger class in Lexington, Va., this weekend. (Courtesy photo)

BMX: Port Angeles’ Elofson-Cross qualifies for second UCI World Championship event

Port Angeles’ 11-year-old Teyah Elofson-Cross traveled across the country this past weekend to qualify for the UCI World BMX Championship in May.… Continue reading

Teyah Elofson-Cross, 11, of Port Angeles qualified for the UCI World BMX Championship in the 24-inch challenger class in Lexington, Va., this weekend. (Courtesy photo)