Preps

Forks' Candida-Rose Sandoval, second from left, clears the ball away from the Spartans' net between Ocosta players while Forks goalkeeper Katelynn Wallerstedt looks on. (Lonnie Archibald/for Peninsula Daily News)

PREP ROUNDUP: Youthful Forks soccer makes strides; Sequim spikers, soccer sweeps Olympic

Forks’ youthful girls soccer squad had trouble catching up to Ocosta’s speed and technique in an 8-0 Pacific League loss at Spartan Stadium… Continue reading

 

MICHAEL CARMAN COLUMN: Return to preps is lifting spirits

A YEAR AND a day. That’s how long it had been since I had last covered a sporting event in person on the North Olympic… Continue reading

 

PREP ROUNDUP: East Jefferson soccer posts shutout win; PA volleyball improves to 2-0

East Jefferson picked up its first girls’ soccer win in Olympic 2A play, scoring a goal in the sixth minute against Kingston and… Continue reading

 

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Port Angeles' Millie Long (10) had two goals for the Roughriders Tuesday night against Klahowya in a 3-1 win over a strong team. In the background is the Riders' Paige Mason (15).

PREP GIRLS SOCCER: Port Angeles bounces back in a big way vs. Klahowya

Long nets two goals, Clark scores and adds assist

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Port Angeles' Millie Long (10) had two goals for the Roughriders Tuesday night against Klahowya in a 3-1 win over a strong team. In the background is the Riders' Paige Mason (15).

PREP ROUNDUP: Young Forks soccer team falls to powerhouse Adna

The Forks soccer girls went up against one of the strongest 1B teams in the state and came away holding their heads up,… Continue reading

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Crescent's Brenten Dalton, right, tries to evade Lummi Nation's Jaie Leighton during Satuday's matchup in Joyce.

SMALL SCHOOL FOOTBALL: 1B schools return to the gridiron

The Class 1B football teams have dealt with the same type of scheduling headaches and COVID-19 precautions as their larger North Olympic… Continue reading

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Crescent's Brenten Dalton, right, tries to evade Lummi Nation's Jaie Leighton during Satuday's matchup in Joyce.

PREP ROUNDUP: East Jefferson swimmers post time trials

The East Jefferson girls’ swim team got in its initial time trial at the Shore Aquatic Center in Port Angeles. The team’s… Continue reading

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Quilcene's Bishop Budnek Scampers for a 60-yard touchdown run during a Saturday home game against the Crescent Loggers. In on the play are Crescent's Wyatt Lee (12) and Darren Lee (88).

PREP FOOTBALL: Quilcene, Crescent renew rivalry; Forks nearly knocks off defending champ Onalaska

With small- school football in flux all over the state due to COVID-19 restrictions, just getting an official game together is an accomplishment… Continue reading

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Quilcene's Bishop Budnek Scampers for a 60-yard touchdown run during a Saturday home game against the Crescent Loggers. In on the play are Crescent's Wyatt Lee (12) and Darren Lee (88).
Port Angeles' Jack Gladfelter races in Saturday's dual meet again Sequim on Saturday at Kingston. Gladfelter won the boys' race.

PREP CROSS COUNTRY: Pyeatt, Sequim girls win against PA

In the first showdown of the season between elite cross country runners, Riley Pyeatt of Sequim and Lauren Larson of Port Angeles, Pyeatt… Continue reading

Port Angeles' Jack Gladfelter races in Saturday's dual meet again Sequim on Saturday at Kingston. Gladfelter won the boys' race.
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PREP FOOTBALL: Wolves on the prowl as Sequim defense forces 7 turnovers

Walker Ward rushes for 197 yards and two scores in big win

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Sequim midfielder Abby Schroeder, center, vies with Kingston Buccaneer Mandy Dormaier as they chase down a ball in the first half of Sequim's 2-1 win over Kingston on Feb. 18.

GIRLS SOCCER: Wolves win season opener on two quick goals

On short rest having opened its season 24 hours before, the Sequim girls soccer team rebounded for a 2-1 Olympic League win over… Continue reading

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Sequim midfielder Abby Schroeder, center, vies with Kingston Buccaneer Mandy Dormaier as they chase down a ball in the first half of Sequim's 2-1 win over Kingston on Feb. 18.
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Port Townsend's Tanner Woodley upends Chimacum's Anson Jones during the 12th Annual Andy Palmer Classic played in Memorial Field in November 2019. If contests can be played, the two rivals will combine for traditional fall sports for the WIAA's Season 1 schedule.

PREP SPORTS: Jefferson County high school rivals set for merger

Fall sports for now, but potential for future pact

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Port Townsend's Tanner Woodley upends Chimacum's Anson Jones during the 12th Annual Andy Palmer Classic played in Memorial Field in November 2019. If contests can be played, the two rivals will combine for traditional fall sports for the WIAA's Season 1 schedule.

PREP FOOTBALL: Sequim game pushed to Saturday afternoon

Attendance limited to senior parents with passes

Port Angeles' Daniel Cable ran for 133 yards in this 2019 contest against Olympic. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Port Angeles' Daniel Cable ran for 133 yards in this 2019 contest against Olympic. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Port Angeles freshman Sam Hayes charges up a hill during a race at Port Townsend Golf Club on Wednesday. Hayes pushed hard and improved his 2-mile time by 15 seconds from the first race of the season. (Rodger Johnson/Port Angeles Cross Country)
Port Angeles freshman Sam Hayes charges up a hill during a race at Port Townsend Golf Club on Wednesday. Hayes pushed hard and improved his 2-mile time by 15 seconds from the first race of the season. (Rodger Johnson/Port Angeles Cross Country)
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Anne Edwards of Port Angeles takes part in the diving portion of Tuesday's first time trial meet at the Shore Aquatic Center in Port Angeles.

PREP SWIMMING: Port Angeles dives back in during first time trial

Four Port Angeles individuals and six relay teams earned district-qualifying times as the Roughriders girls swim and dive team returned to the… Continue reading

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Anne Edwards of Port Angeles takes part in the diving portion of Tuesday's first time trial meet at the Shore Aquatic Center in Port Angeles.
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Port Angeles' Kennedy Bruch, 10, defends the net against East Jefferson Volleyball Team of Katie Ballard, left, and Sophie Patterson during a Tuesday game in Chimacum.

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Port Angeles downs combined Jefferson team in opener

The prep volleyball season got back on the court after a 15-month COVID-19 pandemic hiatus with the Port Angeles, Port Townsend and Chimacum… Continue reading

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Port Angeles' Kennedy Bruch, 10, defends the net against East Jefferson Volleyball Team of Katie Ballard, left, and Sophie Patterson during a Tuesday game in Chimacum.
Port Angeles’ Lauren Larson, left, and Sequim’s Riley Pyeatt lead the pack at the beginning of a 2019 cross country race at Robin Hill Park. Prep runners can now run without masks at competitions after a change in state guidance. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

PREP NOTEBOOK: Cross country runners now free to remove masks during races; spectator update

Prep cross country runners can all breathe a little bit easier as part of a Washington Interscholastic Activities Association update that will… Continue reading

Port Angeles’ Lauren Larson, left, and Sequim’s Riley Pyeatt lead the pack at the beginning of a 2019 cross country race at Robin Hill Park. Prep runners can now run without masks at competitions after a change in state guidance. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
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Port Angeles senior cross country runner Kathryn Guttormsen competes at Klahowya on Saturday. It was the first prep sports competition since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down all prep sports last March.

PREP CROSS COUNTRY: Roughriders’ harriers get back on course

Port Angeles cross country runners put in some fast times at their first meet in over a year, but they fell short as… Continue reading

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Port Angeles senior cross country runner Kathryn Guttormsen competes at Klahowya on Saturday. It was the first prep sports competition since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down all prep sports last March.
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Lauren Larson of Port Angeles nears the finish line to win the girls cross-country race in a three-way competition with Olympic and North Mason on Wednesday at Lincoln Park in Port Angeles.

CROSS COUNTRY: Much lost, but much gained for elite Port Angeles High School runner Lauren Larson

Port Angeles Roughrider Lauren Larson possibly had some state championships taken away from her by the COVID-19 pandemic. But, over the past… Continue reading

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Lauren Larson of Port Angeles nears the finish line to win the girls cross-country race in a three-way competition with Olympic and North Mason on Wednesday at Lincoln Park in Port Angeles.