Area Sports

Area Briefs: Fun Color Run in Sequim; Men’s soccer tryouts Saturday

Registration remains open for the city of Sequim’s Sun Fun Color Run, set for Saturday, March… Continue reading

 

North Olympic Discovery Marathon
John Ruddell, 12, is the Grand Prize winner of the North Olympic Discovery Marathon kids medal design contest.

NORTH OLYMPIC DISCOVERY MARATHON: Kids medal grand prize winner announced

Dry Creek Elementary School student John Ruddell, 12, is the Grand Prize winner of the 2021 North Olympic Discovery Marathon kids medal… Continue reading

 

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COLUMN: Welcoming the return of local sports

IT’S BEEN ALMOST exactly a year. A year of dashed hopes and crushing lows. A few days of despair. Some false starts. Other days in… Continue reading

 

Port Angeles High School
Wally Sigmar Field at Peninsula College still had a couple of inches of snow on the field Monday afternoon. The Port Angeles soccer girls are hoping to open their season tonight against East Jefferson, but that game may be postponed if the snow doesn't melt.

PREP SPORTS: More preps back Tuesday and Wednesday after long hiatus

Despite a bit of a hiccup from a weekend snowstorm, prep sports is finally returning to the Olympic Peninsula today after a… Continue reading

Port Angeles High School
Wally Sigmar Field at Peninsula College still had a couple of inches of snow on the field Monday afternoon. The Port Angeles soccer girls are hoping to open their season tonight against East Jefferson, but that game may be postponed if the snow doesn't melt.
Run the Peninsula
Sue Stednek of Sequim competes in the 2020 Elwha Bridge Run. The Run the Peninsula series returns Saturday with the 2021 Elwha Bridge Run.

RUN THE PENINSULA: Elwha Bridge Run returns Saturday

The second annual Run the Peninsula Elwha Bridge Run 5K/10K along the Olympic Discovery Trail will take place from 9:30 a.m. to… Continue reading

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Sue Stednek of Sequim competes in the 2020 Elwha Bridge Run. The Run the Peninsula series returns Saturday with the 2021 Elwha Bridge Run.
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The sport of Cyclocross is coming to the Olympic Peninsula with a CycloX event set in late March at the Extreme Sports Park outside of Port Angeles. This is the World Cyclocross Championships in Germany in 2011.

ADVENTURE SPORTS: Cyclocross coming to Olympic Peninsula

Peninsula Adventure Sports sets calendar for year’s events

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The sport of Cyclocross is coming to the Olympic Peninsula with a CycloX event set in late March at the Extreme Sports Park outside of Port Angeles. This is the World Cyclocross Championships in Germany in 2011.
Sequim’s Greta Christianson, center, attempts to reach second as Port Angeles’ Jada Cargo waits to make the tag while umpire Scott Ramsey looks on in a May 2019 playoff game at Billy Whiteshoes Memorial Park west of Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe /Peninsula Daily News)

PREPS: WIAA adds traditional spring and winter sports to timeline

Some of the guess work surrounding the potential return of prep athletics was cleared away when the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association approved… Continue reading

Sequim’s Greta Christianson, center, attempts to reach second as Port Angeles’ Jada Cargo waits to make the tag while umpire Scott Ramsey looks on in a May 2019 playoff game at Billy Whiteshoes Memorial Park west of Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe /Peninsula Daily News)
Run the Peninsula
Jensen Wolfe, left, and Michelle Turner lead the pack in the 2020 Elwha River Bridge Run. The 2021 race will have a number of COVID-19 precautions, including racers being encouraged to stay 6 feet apart.

ADVENTURE SPORTS: Elwha River Bridge run this year will make waves

Run the Peninsula is announcing that the Elwha River Bridge Run has received approvals from the state and the county and acquired… Continue reading

Run the Peninsula
Jensen Wolfe, left, and Michelle Turner lead the pack in the 2020 Elwha River Bridge Run. The 2021 race will have a number of COVID-19 precautions, including racers being encouraged to stay 6 feet apart.
Amalia Bell, winner of the 2020 North Olympic Discovery Kids Marathon's medal design contest. Elementary school students have until Feb. 5 to submit designs for the 2021 Kids Marathon. (Photo courtesy of North Olympic Discovery Marathon)

SPORTS: Elementary school-age designers sought for North Olympic Discovery Marathon Kids Medal contest

Students in grade six and under are invited to submit designs and artwork for the medal awarded to an expected 500 participants… Continue reading

Amalia Bell, winner of the 2020 North Olympic Discovery Kids Marathon's medal design contest. Elementary school students have until Feb. 5 to submit designs for the 2021 Kids Marathon. (Photo courtesy of North Olympic Discovery Marathon)
Port Angeles' Kennedy Bruch, center, returns the volleyball between the hands of Sequim's Kendall Hastings, left, and Kali Wiker during an October 2019 match in Sequim. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Port Angeles Roughriders’ Bruch driven to succeed

Aside from an understandable “mopey” period at its outset, Kennedy Bruch has kept to a strict schedule of workouts and training during… Continue reading

Port Angeles' Kennedy Bruch, center, returns the volleyball between the hands of Sequim's Kendall Hastings, left, and Kali Wiker during an October 2019 match in Sequim. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
Sequim's Riley Pyeatt races in the preliminaries of the 200 meters at the Class 2A state track and field championships in Tacoma in May 2019. Pyeatt placed fifth in the 400-meter race. Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group

PREPS: Sequim runner Riley Pyeatt in the midst of a metamorphosis

With her focus centered on running at the collegiate level, Sequim junior Riley Pyeatt has stuck to a workout and training regimen consistently… Continue reading

Sequim's Riley Pyeatt races in the preliminaries of the 200 meters at the Class 2A state track and field championships in Tacoma in May 2019. Pyeatt placed fifth in the 400-meter race. Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group
Forks' Trey Baysinger (55) tackles Montesano quarterback Sam Winter during a 2019 contest at Spartan Stadium. (Lonnie Archibald/For Peninsula Daily News)

PREP SPORTS: Forks’ Trey Baysinger building up skills during pandemic

A stabilizing force on the football field, basketball court and baseball diamond for Forks, Spartans’ senior Trey Baysinger has found comfort in his… Continue reading

Forks' Trey Baysinger (55) tackles Montesano quarterback Sam Winter during a 2019 contest at Spartan Stadium. (Lonnie Archibald/For Peninsula Daily News)
Port Angeles’ Dru Clark, center, drives down the court surrounded by Lakewood’s Shae Dixon, left, and Andrew Molloy during a 2019 game in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

PREPS: Port Angeles senior Dru Clark dedicated to his craft

When a coach describes an athlete as possessing “an unbelievable commitment to personal improvement” and says with absolute confidence that that player… Continue reading

Port Angeles’ Dru Clark, center, drives down the court surrounded by Lakewood’s Shae Dixon, left, and Andrew Molloy during a 2019 game in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Port Angeles' Jaida Wood, left, and Kole Acker give their testimonials asking state leaders to allow prep athletes to play sports again.

‘Let Us Play’: Student-athletes give testimonials

Campaign urges less strict COVID-19 metrics to allow prep sports

Port Angeles' Jaida Wood, left, and Kole Acker give their testimonials asking state leaders to allow prep athletes to play sports again.

PREPS: Shining a light on local athletes

THE WINTER SOLSTICE and the snowfall received Monday in parts of the North Olympic Peninsula had me thinking about the passage of time as we… Continue reading

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PREP SPORTS: As schools given OK to reopen, what about sports?

Now that many schools in Washington have been given the go-ahead from Gov. Jay Inslee to open up more in-person instruction in the… Continue reading

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Port Angeles' Jada Cargo signs a letter of intent to play softball for Lower Columbia Community College. Cargo is joined by her stepdad Jeremy Acosta, left, and mother, Vashti White-Acosta.
Port Angeles' Jada Cargo signs a letter of intent to play softball for Lower Columbia Community College. Cargo is joined by her stepdad Jeremy Acosta, left, and mother, Vashti White-Acosta.
From left, Lincoln Park BMX Track operator Sean Coleman, Marsha Robin and Jason Groves show a check for $2,149 raised by the BMX track and riders fro the Port Angeles Food Bank for hte month of October. The track and riders also raised 360 pounds of food. The top earners were Bennett and Bradan Gray, first place, George Williams, second place and Cholena Morrison, third place.

Lincoln Park BMX track comes through for food bank

From left, Lincoln Park BMX track operator Sean Coleman, Marsha Robin and Jason Groves show a check for $2,149 raised by the BMX track and… Continue reading

From left, Lincoln Park BMX Track operator Sean Coleman, Marsha Robin and Jason Groves show a check for $2,149 raised by the BMX track and riders fro the Port Angeles Food Bank for hte month of October. The track and riders also raised 360 pounds of food. The top earners were Bennett and Bradan Gray, first place, George Williams, second place and Cholena Morrison, third place.
Peninsula College's Davien Harris-Williams drives against Edmonds on Saturday night. Harris-Williams scored 34 points to help lead the Pirates to a 111-98 win over the Tritons to qualify for the NWAC Tournament. (Jesse Major/for Peninsula Daily News)

COLLEGE SPORTS: NWAC gives student-athletes eligibility waivers

They essentially get an additional year of eligibility due to effects on seasons from pandemic

Peninsula College's Davien Harris-Williams drives against Edmonds on Saturday night. Harris-Williams scored 34 points to help lead the Pirates to a 111-98 win over the Tritons to qualify for the NWAC Tournament. (Jesse Major/for Peninsula Daily News)