Preps

RPI: Area teams place high in initial rankings

Forks boys in a very tough Pacific 2B League

 

Forks Spartans

PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Spartans crush South Bend

Forks rolled past South Bend 64-17 in a Class 2B Pacific League boys basketball contest on Tuesday night. The Spartans were up 30-2… Continue reading

 

Jolene Vaara, Sequim basketball

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Jolene Vaara, Sequim girls basketball

Sequim’s Jolene Vaara saved her best game of the year for Olympic Peninsula rival Port Angeles. Vaara went off on the Roughriders, scoring 31 points… Continue reading

Jolene Vaara, Sequim basketball
Mia Gagnon, center, midfielder for the Port Angeles Roughriders girls soccer team, is joined by her teammates while announcing her intent to play soccer for Bellevue College. (Pierre LaBossiere/Peninsula Daily News)

GIRLS SOCCER: Roughriders’ Mia Gagnon moving on to the big city

Port Angeles’ Mia Gagnon came in to the Port Angeles girls soccer program with a bang, according to her high school coach.… Continue reading

Mia Gagnon, center, midfielder for the Port Angeles Roughriders girls soccer team, is joined by her teammates while announcing her intent to play soccer for Bellevue College. (Pierre LaBossiere/Peninsula Daily News)

WRESTLING: Olympic Peninsula grapplers place at Bainbridge tournament

Several wrestlers from Port Angeles, Sequim and East Jefferson placed high in their weight divisions at the Bainbridge Island tournament held this weekend.… Continue reading

PREP BASKETBALL: Port Angeles boys win fourth straight in dominant fashion

The Port Angeles boys basketball team got off to an 18-2 lead in the first quarter and went on to cruise to a… Continue reading

Forks Spartans.

WRESTLING: Forks second at Tonasket tournament

The Forks boys wrestling team made a 400-mile long road trip to north-central Washington, finishing second in the Tonasket Apple Pie tournament this… Continue reading

Forks Spartans.
Sequim Wolves

PREP ROUNDUP: Sequim boys drop a pair; Sequim girls split

The Wolves returned to the floor after a COVID-related pause for two home losses in contests with Olympic League foe Bainbridge and Class… Continue reading

Sequim Wolves
Port Angeles Roughriders

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: PA swimmers go up against 3A power; bottomfish meeting set

The Port Angeles boys swim team hit the road Thursday to face their toughest foe to date this season. The Bainbridge Spartans showed… Continue reading

Port Angeles Roughriders
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Forks Candida-Rose Sandoval (left) and Kadie Wood compete with Ilwaco's Olivia McKinstry for ball control during the Spartans' 59-38 win over the Fishermen. Looking on are Forks' Brynn Daniels and Ilwaco's Zoey Zuern.
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Forks Candida-Rose Sandoval (left) and Kadie Wood compete with Ilwaco's Olivia McKinstry for ball control during the Spartans' 59-38 win over the Fishermen. Looking on are Forks' Brynn Daniels and Ilwaco's Zoey Zuern.
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Sequim's Jolene Vaara, right, dribbles upcourt while Port Angeles' Anna Petty attempts to shield Vaara from heading to the basket during the Wolves' 60-55 win over the Roughriders.

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Sequim leads Olympic League with first win over Port Angeles since 2015

Jolene Vaara scores 31 points with eight steals for Wolves

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Sequim's Jolene Vaara, right, dribbles upcourt while Port Angeles' Anna Petty attempts to shield Vaara from heading to the basket during the Wolves' 60-55 win over the Roughriders.
Forks' Riley Pursley (1) eyes the ball beneath the Wahkiakum defense from left Titan Niemela, Dominic Curl, and Tanner Collupy.  Looking on is Spartan Brody Lausche (22).  Photo by Lonnie Archibald.

PREP BASKETBALL: Mules kick back against Forks in second half

Forks handled Wahkiakum in the first half of a Class 2B nonleague boys basketball game. Then the Mules shook off the four-hour bus… Continue reading

Forks' Riley Pursley (1) eyes the ball beneath the Wahkiakum defense from left Titan Niemela, Dominic Curl, and Tanner Collupy.  Looking on is Spartan Brody Lausche (22).  Photo by Lonnie Archibald.
Port Angeles Roughrider Bailee Larson signed to play soccer at Lower Columbia College. (Pierre LaBossiere/Peninsula Daily News)

GIRLS’ SOCCER: Port Angeles’ Bailee Larson signs to play at Lower Columbia

Port Angeles’ Bailee Larson was a huge part of the Roughriders’ girls soccer team during the program’s longest stretch of success —… Continue reading

Port Angeles Roughrider Bailee Larson signed to play soccer at Lower Columbia College. (Pierre LaBossiere/Peninsula Daily News)
Brody Lausche

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Brody Lausche, Forks basketball

Forks freshman post Brody Lausche has stepped up in a big way for the Spartans boys basketball team this season, according to his coach Rick… Continue reading

Brody Lausche
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The Port Angeles/Sequim/Crescent gymnastics team took second at the Sehome Invitational this weekend. From left, back row are Maddie Adams, Faith Carr, Jessamyn Schindler, Aubrie Scott and Alex Schmadeke. From left, front row are Susannah Sharp, Mei-Ying Harper-Smith and Yau Fu.

GYMNASTICS: Local girls second at Sehome Invitational

The Port Angeles/Sequim/Crescent gymnastics squad competed in the Sehome Invitational held at the Gymstar Sports Center in Ferndale on Saturday, coming in second… Continue reading

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The Port Angeles/Sequim/Crescent gymnastics team took second at the Sehome Invitational this weekend. From left, back row are Maddie Adams, Faith Carr, Jessamyn Schindler, Aubrie Scott and Alex Schmadeke. From left, front row are Susannah Sharp, Mei-Ying Harper-Smith and Yau Fu.
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Kaleb Blanton of Forks, top, takes on River Ridge's Collin Andrews in the 152-lb. class on Saturday in Port Angeles.
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Kaleb Blanton of Forks, top, takes on River Ridge's Collin Andrews in the 152-lb. class on Saturday in Port Angeles.
Sequim Wolves.

PREP HOOPS: Sequim girls win big at Olympic

The Sequim girls basketball team got double figures from five players in the Wolves’ highest-scoring game of the year Saturday, an 83-37 win… Continue reading

Sequim Wolves.

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Registration opens for sun fun color run

Registration is open for the Sequim Sunshine Festival Sun Fun Color Run, scheduled for an 11 a.m. start on Saturday, March 5. The… Continue reading

Port Angeles Roughriders

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Port Angeles wins two back-to-back

Port Angeles boys basketball was back at full strength for a pair of road wins over Kingston, 81-37, and Highline, 71-64, on Thursday… Continue reading

Port Angeles Roughriders