Sports

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

Sports briefs — Sept. 4, 2019

Synnestvedt gets another ace Wanna Synnestvedt of Port Townsend sank her ninth lifetime hole-in-one at The Cedars at Dungeness on Aug. 27. Synnestvedt used a… Continue reading

  • Sep 4, 2019

Community scoreboard — Aug. 28, 2018

Golf Sunland Golf & Country Club • 2019 Club Championship-SWGA Club champion, gross: Cyndi Carpine, 280 (98-93-89) Club champion, net: Kathleen Dejong, 209 First flight… Continue reading

  • Aug 28, 2019

Football: Wolves gear up for 2019 campaign

In a look ahead at our SHS football season preview, the Wolves have questions to answer

Full circle: Thorson returns to lead Sequim High girls’ swim team

Sarah Thorson made an impact in both the pool and on the basketball court at Sequim High. Now the Sequim High grad and former prep… Continue reading

Former Seattle Seahawk offensive lineman Wayne Hunter, center, watches as Sequim Middle School football player Michael Soto, right, runs a defensive line drill at the first annual 7th and 8th grade football camp put on by head coach Sam Salanoa and the SMS football coaching staff on Aug. 24. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

Hunter leads SMS football camp

Ex-Seahawk lineman wants to help kids on, off field

Former Seattle Seahawk offensive lineman Wayne Hunter, center, watches as Sequim Middle School football player Michael Soto, right, runs a defensive line drill at the first annual 7th and 8th grade football camp put on by head coach Sam Salanoa and the SMS football coaching staff on Aug. 24. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

Sports briefs — Aug. 28, 2019

Morgan sinks an ace Chad Morgan of Sequim scored his second lifetime hole-in-one at The Cedars at Dungeness on Aug. 24. Morgan used a 7-iron… Continue reading

  • Aug 28, 2019

Big Hurt adds post-race party to 2019 event

Organizers of the annual Big Hurt event have added a bit of post-race fun to this year’s activities. Set for Saturday, Sept. 28, the Big… Continue reading

College soccer: PC women, defending NWAC champs, retool with strong team

The Peninsula College women’s soccer team has won with firepower and it’s won with stifling defense. This year’s team? “I don’t even know who we… Continue reading

College soccer: Peninsula men eager to add to Pirates’ legacy of success

The Peninsula College men’s soccer team enters this season with a bit of a chip on its collective shoulder, looking for a happier ending to… Continue reading

Community scoreboard — Aug. 21, 2019

Golf The Cedars at Dungeness • Club Championship, Aug. 12/14/16 Overall gross champion: Tracy Dunlap, 221 Overall net champion: Kenneth See, 205 First flight —… Continue reading

  • Aug 21, 2019

Sequim’s Fryer to get fourth Hall of Fame honor

Bernie Fryer of Sequim hasn’t worn all of the hats in a 46-year long playing and officiating career with the National Basketball Association, but closing… Continue reading

Sports briefs — Aug. 21, 2019

Annual golf invite set at PA course Peninsula Golf Club’s 41st-annual Shotgun Invitational is set for Aug. 31-Sept. 1. Format is two-person best ball; cost… Continue reading

  • Aug 21, 2019

Huff, SHS cross country leader, crosses finish line

Huff coached 2 individual state winners, earned 8 team district championships

‘Big Dill’ bash at Carrie Blake

Janie Dicus, Ron Halpen, Sue Zennan and Carmi Standish play a doubles pickleball match during the Sequim Picklers’ “Big Dill” novice tournament at Carrie Blake… Continue reading

Community scoreboard — Aug. 14, 2019

Golf The Cedars at Dungeness • CADWGA, Monthly Medal, Aug. 6 First division — 1. Emily Cook, 66; 2. Linda Hash, 67; 3. Wanda Synnestvedt,… Continue reading

  • Aug 14, 2019