Conor Dowley

Sequim School District network technician Scott Harmsen checks on a network distribution point in the Sequim High School library. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

Sequim school tech heading in the right direction

New tech director facing challenges, but has vision for efficient, effective school systems

Sequim School District network technician Scott Harmsen checks on a network distribution point in the Sequim High School library. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley
Wolves’ guard Dallin Despain sets up for amid-range shot against the North Mason Bulldogs on Jan. 22. Despain scored nine points on the night and his defense was key to the Wolves’ holding North Mason off in the fourth quarter as they secured a 51-26 win. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

Boys basketball: Wolves earn two tough wins

Sequim hold off Bulldogs, avenge earlier loss to Bremerton

Wolves’ guard Dallin Despain sets up for amid-range shot against the North Mason Bulldogs on Jan. 22. Despain scored nine points on the night and his defense was key to the Wolves’ holding North Mason off in the fourth quarter as they secured a 51-26 win. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley
Sequim School District superintendent Rob Clark, right, discusses terms of his contract extension with the school board while board president Brandino Gibson listens on during the Jan. 21 school board meeting. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

School board extends Clark’s contract

Board removes interim tag from well-liked superintendent

Sequim School District superintendent Rob Clark, right, discusses terms of his contract extension with the school board while board president Brandino Gibson listens on during the Jan. 21 school board meeting. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

School board listens to vape, tobacco law report

Board members “very concerned” about making sure they handle vaping in the district correctly

Sequim Wolves post Hope Glasser takes a fadeaway shot in the first quarter of the Wolves’ 85-16 win over the Bremerton Knights on Jan. 24. Glasser scored a team-high 22 points on the night, while pulling down 13 rebounds with three assists and two steals. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

Wolves girls go strong without star

With Julmist out injured, Wolves win two

Sequim Wolves post Hope Glasser takes a fadeaway shot in the first quarter of the Wolves’ 85-16 win over the Bremerton Knights on Jan. 24. Glasser scored a team-high 22 points on the night, while pulling down 13 rebounds with three assists and two steals. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

Boys & Girls Club presents second LGBTQ+ Ball

Second annual dance encourages support & inclusivity

Boys basketball: Port Angeles pounces in rout of host Wolves

Sequim lose heavily to Roughriders after come-from-behind win over Bucs

Girls basketball: Wolves girls lose to Port Angeles, Julmist hurt

Star post player hurt in first Olympic League loss of the season

Sequim High’s Glasser, Dietzman curating career to celebrate

Senior girls helped lead strong soccer, basketball programs

Sequim Wolves guard Erik Christiansen rises up for a 3-point shot in the second quarter of the Wolves’ 74-54 loss to the North Kitsap Vikings on Jan. 7. Christiansen lead the Wolves in scoring with 16 points on 6-of-14 shooting, including making two of six shots from 3-point range. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

Boys basketball: Wolves split with Olympic, NK

Wolves get rocked by Vikings, hold on to narrow win over Trojans

Sequim Wolves guard Erik Christiansen rises up for a 3-point shot in the second quarter of the Wolves’ 74-54 loss to the North Kitsap Vikings on Jan. 7. Christiansen lead the Wolves in scoring with 16 points on 6-of-14 shooting, including making two of six shots from 3-point range. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley
Hope Glasser (right) drives into the lane against North Kitsap Vikings forward Georgia Tucker in the second quarter of the Sequim Wolves 55-45 win over the Vikings on Jan. 7. Glasser and teammate Kalli Wiker lead the scoring for the Wolves with 12 points apiece, and Glasser helped keep the Wolves in the game during a back-and-forth first half.

Girls basketball: Wolves bounce back with 2 big league wins

After a non-league three-game skid, Sequim girls back in form with two important wins

Hope Glasser (right) drives into the lane against North Kitsap Vikings forward Georgia Tucker in the second quarter of the Sequim Wolves 55-45 win over the Vikings on Jan. 7. Glasser and teammate Kalli Wiker lead the scoring for the Wolves with 12 points apiece, and Glasser helped keep the Wolves in the game during a back-and-forth first half.

Sequim School District selects new HR director, communications lead

Clark “excited” for new hires

SOS group speaks to legislators about MAT concerns

The group opposed to the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe’s proposed clinic makes their case

STEM Night to bring career, tech education to focus

Drones, farm bots and an aeronautical engineer on hand

‘Interim’ or not? Superintendent contract talks continue

Sequim school board unsure over interim superintendent title

Above: Sequim Wolves freshman forward Cole Smithson takes a free throw in the 
4th quarter of the Wolves’ 57-55 win over the Central Kitsap Cougars on Jan. 3. Smithson only scored two points on the night, but they came in the form of two crucial free throws in the last minute to help secure the win. Below: Sequim Wolves freshman forward Isaiah Moore tries to block a shot from Central Kitsap Cougars forward Ethan Searer in the third quarter Sequim Gazette photos by Conor Dowley

Boys basketball: Wolves boys win thriller against Cougars

Late free throws from two freshmen secure win over 3A team

Above: Sequim Wolves freshman forward Cole Smithson takes a free throw in the 
4th quarter of the Wolves’ 57-55 win over the Central Kitsap Cougars on Jan. 3. Smithson only scored two points on the night, but they came in the form of two crucial free throws in the last minute to help secure the win. Below: Sequim Wolves freshman forward Isaiah Moore tries to block a shot from Central Kitsap Cougars forward Ethan Searer in the third quarter Sequim Gazette photos by Conor Dowley

Girls basketball: Sequim learns from two tough losses

Sequim lose two difficult non-league games, but hold their heads high

Erik Christiansen, 34, pictured playing against the Bremerton Knights on Dec. 17, lead the Wolves in scoring at the Cloud 9 Classic in Lynden with 38 points, including scoring 27 against the Sehome Mariners on Dec. 28. Sequim Gazette file photo by Conor Dowley

Boys basketball: Wolves handed two tough losses in Cloud 9 Classic

Wolves tossed around by two “big, physical teams”

Erik Christiansen, 34, pictured playing against the Bremerton Knights on Dec. 17, lead the Wolves in scoring at the Cloud 9 Classic in Lynden with 38 points, including scoring 27 against the Sehome Mariners on Dec. 28. Sequim Gazette file photo by Conor Dowley
Mary Budke, second from left, sits with, from left, Scotty Janssen, Dalton Wilkinson and Seren McClurken in the games room of the Carroll C. Kendall Unit of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula in Sequim. Submitted photo

Budke took the long road to running the Boys & Girls Club

“Filling gaps” is Budke’s mission

Mary Budke, second from left, sits with, from left, Scotty Janssen, Dalton Wilkinson and Seren McClurken in the games room of the Carroll C. Kendall Unit of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula in Sequim. Submitted photo
Jayla Julmist, 30, pictured facing Neah Bay on Dec. 4, lead the scoring for the Sequim Wolves in the Cloud 9 Classic tournament on Dec. 27-28, with 29 points across their two games. Sequim Gazette file photo by Conor Dowley

Girls basketball: Wolves handed first loss in Cloud 9 Classic

Sequim girls beat impressive Sehome, fall to Lynden Christian

Jayla Julmist, 30, pictured facing Neah Bay on Dec. 4, lead the scoring for the Sequim Wolves in the Cloud 9 Classic tournament on Dec. 27-28, with 29 points across their two games. Sequim Gazette file photo by Conor Dowley