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.