Wolves ground Seahawks, improve to 4-2

Port Angeles is hardly home for Sequim sports teams - except, perhaps, Sequim High's bowlers.

Head coach Randy Perry is scheduling more practices for the Wolves at P.A's Laurel Lanes, the site for Sequim's "home" league matches.

For a team already setting new school records only six matches into the season, the improving Wolves just might be getting better.

After a loss to Olympic earlier in the week, Sequim shut out Gig Harbor's Peninsula High School 7-0 at Laurel Lanes on Dec. 3.

Sequim junior Kim Duce set a school record with 201 pins in her second game to lead the Wolves, racking up 335 pins for her two-game series. It's the first time any Sequim bowler has topped the 200-pin mark.

"She's really gotten a lot more consistent," Perry said.

Hope Haabala added a 272-pin series, followed by Samantha Whiteside (246 pins), Johanna Ewing (242) and Alex Whiteside (240).

After a sluggish start saw Sequim top Peninsula 628-568 in game one, the Wolves came back to easily win the second game 707-558, then win both Baker-format games by a combined 90 pins.

Katy Stefonff led Peninsula with a 279-pin series.

Perry said he expects Sequim's scores to rise the more the girls practice at Laurel Lanes.

"That's going to help out a lot," Perry said. "Once we get up there more, I fully expect them to be hitting 750-plus (in games)."

Sequim is now 4-2 in league play and overall, the Wolves' best start since the 2004-2005 season.

Sequim was scheduled to bowl against Klahowya in Silverdale on Dec. 8 - results were unavailable at press time. The Wolves are at North Mason on Dec. 10.

"It's going to be a tough week," Perry said. "The girls are going to have to step it up."

Olympic 7, Sequim 0

The Olympic Trojans reminded Sequim why they're considered one of the favorites for a state 2A/3A championship in 2010.

Audrey Deustch bowled a 420-pin, two-game series, leading the defending state runners-up to a 7-0 win against Sequim on Dec. 1.

The Wolves, shut out for the first time this season, were led by Duce's 304-pin series.

Sequim's Ewing (295 pins) and Alex Whiteside (262) helped keep it close - including a eight-pin loss (131-123) in the second Baker-format game - but the Trojans were far too complete a team to fall. Each Olympic bowler racked up at least 305 pins.

The Trojans have finished in the top five at state four times in five state tournaments since 2005.

Reach Michael Dashiell at miked@

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