She's still on target. Port Angeles 17-year-old Jaiden Grinnell, a member of the United States National Shotgun Team, claimed the top women's score in International Skeet at the Miami Cup Skeet Championship in Miami, Fla., on Feb. 8.
The run, alas, is over. After five consecutive seasons of being one of the North Division's top contenders and taking on the best Northwest community colleges, Peninsula's Pirates are staying home this March.
For a team that's seen a good amount of heartache this season, Sequim players sure had an abundance of smiles in the locker room after the Wolves' do-or-die playoff win against Eatonville on Saturday night.
Peninsula's women solidified their playoff plans with a 57-45 win at Whatcom Saturday night, clinching the NWAACC North Division's No. 2 seed and a berth in the conference tournament set for March 5-8 in Kennewick.
For all the hours on the mat, relentlessly practicing move after move, the day-long tournaments, the three-dozen matches during the season and the gauntlet of win-or-go-home postseason action: This is the payoff.
After coming one basket, one possession away from topping a team no other NWAACC team has beaten this season, Peninsula's women had little left to swallow but the bitterest of pills in a 58-56 home loss to Skagit Valley Saturday night.