Sports

GOAT runners pound the trails

Locals shine while previous winners return to the Peninsula

 

Annual Bob Cup golf tourney in Sequim raises $19K for Clallam Mosaic

Another tourney, another big boost for Clallam Mosaic. The fourth-annual Bob Cup charity golf tournament saw 30 golfers and others come together to raise more… Continue reading

 

Community scoreboard — Sept. 11, 2019

Golf The Cedars at Dungeness • CADWGA, Monthly Medal, Sept. 3 First division — 1. Marine Hirschfeld, 71; 2. Linda Case, 73; 3. Wanda Synnestvedt,… Continue reading

  • Sep 11, 2019

 

Fall sports preview: New cross country coach leads Wolfpack squads into season

Fall sports preview: SHS cross country Head coach: Paul Brinkman (first season); Assistant: BJ Schade 2018 finish: Boys — 4-2 in Olympic League, sixth (No.… Continue reading

Sequim High School junior Dustan Koch waits to strike a ball at a boys tennis practice in September. Head coach Mark Textor named Dustan as one of the players he’s expecting to step up after nine core players from last year’s team graduated, including all five who went to 2A state tournaments. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

Fall sports preview: SHS boys tennis set for season of learning

“Very young” Wolves tennis team working to fill a lot of holes from successful 2018 team

Sequim High School junior Dustan Koch waits to strike a ball at a boys tennis practice in September. Head coach Mark Textor named Dustan as one of the players he’s expecting to step up after nine core players from last year’s team graduated, including all five who went to 2A state tournaments. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

Fall sports preview: Strong turnout, hard work fueling SHS girls swim squad’s optimism

SHS girls swim 2019 season preview Head coach: Sarah Thorson (first season); Assistant: Cherise Seser 2018 record: 4-2-1, tied for third in Olympic League 2A… Continue reading

Football: Wolves rout Patriots in season opener

Tough defense, an offense that looks in mid-season form and plenty of big play highlights. Sequim’s Wolves looked anything but rusty in their season opener… Continue reading

Girls soccer: Sequim opens season with non-league draw

For the second consecutive year, the Sequim Wolves have played Lakewood in a non-league match — and for the second straight year, the Wolves and… Continue reading

Guest column: Gridiron game brings back SHS memories

Something as simple and enjoyable as a Friday night watching high school football certainly can make one wax nostalgic. For many years during the 1990s,… Continue reading

  • Sep 11, 2019

PHOTO: Wolves’ first spikes of the season

As teammate Kiana Robideau (31) looks on, Sequim freshman Kendall Hastings looks for a big hit as Port Townsend senior Tori Minnihan (24) vies for… Continue reading

Sports briefs — Sept. 11, 2019

Berard gets an ace Bob Berard, a Sunland Golf & Country Club member, sank a hole-in-one on Aug. 30 at Sunland. Berard used a 7-iron… Continue reading

  • Sep 11, 2019

Wolf of the Week, Week 1: Taig Wiker

Class: Junior Team: Sequim High football Head coach: Erik Wiker Reason for selection: “Taig completed 13 of 18 passes for 220 yards and three touchdown… Continue reading

YMCA, The Cedars to host second annual ‘Fore the Kids’ golf tourney

The Olympic Peninsula YMCA is gearing up for its second-annual Fore the Kids Golf Tournament, slated for Saturday, Sept. 21, at The Cedars at Dungeness… Continue reading

Community scoreboard — Sept. 4, 2019

Golf The Cedars at Dungeness • Merchants League, Aug. 29 Team scores: Dungeness Golf Shop 8, Stymies Bar and Grill 2 Bill Mair Heating 6.5,… Continue reading

  • Sep 4, 2019

Drive for the Cure to benefit OMC Foundation, locals

Sunland Golf & Country Club members are once again turning their passion for the sport into support for locals battling cancer. The club hosts its… Continue reading

Head coach Derek Vander Velde gives tactical instructions to his players during a possession drill at a girls soccer practice this summer. “We’ve got a few new things that we’ll be doing this season,” he said. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

Fall sports preview: Sequim girls soccer hopes to build on ‘18 success

Coach Vander Velde wants to improve on a tough but impressive 2018 campaign

Head coach Derek Vander Velde gives tactical instructions to his players during a possession drill at a girls soccer practice this summer. “We’ve got a few new things that we’ll be doing this season,” he said. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

Fall sports preview: With near-new roster, SHS volleyball leaning on young squad for growth, wins

Fall sports preview: Sequim High School volleyball Head coach: Jennie Webber Heilman (27th season); Assistants: Rachel Oden, Lillian Oden 2018 record: 9-3 in Olympic League… Continue reading

Sequim High School quarterback Taig Wiker drops back during offensive drills in an early practice session. “I learned a lot from Riley,” Wiker said of becoming the starting QB, “and I’m ready to take this on.” Wiker starred as a running back last year, but Wolves’ head coach Erik Wiker said that his son had always played QB previously, and that he is excited to see his dynamism under center. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

Fall sports preview: Wolves’ football ready for change

A much-changed offense and a lockdown defense highlight look ahead to 2019 season

Sequim High School quarterback Taig Wiker drops back during offensive drills in an early practice session. “I learned a lot from Riley,” Wiker said of becoming the starting QB, “and I’m ready to take this on.” Wiker starred as a running back last year, but Wolves’ head coach Erik Wiker said that his son had always played QB previously, and that he is excited to see his dynamism under center. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

Photo: Lincoln Park riders rack up state plates

A slew of local BMXers celebrate state titles and show off their championship plates in mid-August at Lincoln Park. They include (back row, from left)… Continue reading

  • Sep 4, 2019

Sequim martial arts athletes help Team USA earn medals

Sequim’s Kathrin Sumpter and son Sam Manders, a Sequim High graduate now living in Kirkland, helped their Team USA squad earn 26 medals in various… Continue reading