Conor Dowley

The cast of “Stages” gather during a rehearsal at Sequim Middle School. From left, Jenny Schaper, Jeff Ryser, Ryan Chen, Phyllis Bernard, Dave McInnes, Max Bidasha and Marilyn Kaler will all be on stage at Olympic Theatre Arts from Jan. 9-12. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

‘Stages’ brings cancer survival stories to Olympic Theatre Arts

A new play privately put on by Max Bidasha brings cancer survival to light

The cast of “Stages” gather during a rehearsal at Sequim Middle School. From left, Jenny Schaper, Jeff Ryser, Ryan Chen, Phyllis Bernard, Dave McInnes, Max Bidasha and Marilyn Kaler will all be on stage at Olympic Theatre Arts from Jan. 9-12. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley
Dallin Despain (0) guards Bremerton Knights guard D’Angelo Moore (1) during the first quarter of the Sequim Wolves’ 77-62 loss to the Knights on Dec. 17. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

Boys basketball: Wolves suffer first Olympic League loss

Sequim lose to high-pressure Bremerton boys, pick up win over Forks

Dallin Despain (0) guards Bremerton Knights guard D’Angelo Moore (1) during the first quarter of the Sequim Wolves’ 77-62 loss to the Knights on Dec. 17. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley
Hope Glasser, pictured playing against the Klahowya Eagles on Dec. 2, scored a season-high 25 points against the Bremerton Knights on Dec. 17, along with 9 rebounds and 9 steals. Sequim Gazette file photo by Conor Dowley

Girls basketball: Wolves cruise to win behind Glasser’s 25 points

Glasser nearly earns triple-double as Sequim grabs 49 point win

Hope Glasser, pictured playing against the Klahowya Eagles on Dec. 2, scored a season-high 25 points against the Bremerton Knights on Dec. 17, along with 9 rebounds and 9 steals. Sequim Gazette file photo by Conor Dowley

Sequim High wishes fulfilled

The 14th annual Sequim High School Winter Wishes assembly was highlighted by generosity, but also had a few moments that made the students and staff… Continue reading

Michael Young scores a touchdown on the Sequim Wolves’ first drive against the Olympic Trojans on Oct. 11. Young would total 23 receptions for 432 yards and six touchdowns on the season and played shutdown defense as a cornerback to help earn first team All Olympic League honors on offense and defense. Sequim Gazette file photo by Conor Dowley

Wolves football: 2019 was great, but 2020 could be better

Head coach Erik Wiker enjoyed this past season, but he’s eager to see this team play next year

Michael Young scores a touchdown on the Sequim Wolves’ first drive against the Olympic Trojans on Oct. 11. Young would total 23 receptions for 432 yards and six touchdowns on the season and played shutdown defense as a cornerback to help earn first team All Olympic League honors on offense and defense. Sequim Gazette file photo by Conor Dowley
The Haller Elves sing and sign Christmas carols to the school board on Dec. 16. The second grade Elves included a deaf student, who performed alongside them. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

School board votes to offer Clark new contract

Positive survery results encourage board to keep interim superintendent

The Haller Elves sing and sign Christmas carols to the school board on Dec. 16. The second grade Elves included a deaf student, who performed alongside them. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

Boys basketball: Wolves win two close league games

Wolves follow last-second save with an overtime win to open their Olympic League season

Sequim High School competition cheerleaders perform during the Jungle Jam competition hosted at Auburn Mountainview High School. The SHS cheer squad won the Medium Non-tumbling division with a score of 59.5 points, which qualifies them to compete at state in February for the first time in school history. Submitted photo

SHS cheer earns first-ever state berth with competition win

The SHS cheer squad won a “very competitive” division with a state-qualifying score

Sequim High School competition cheerleaders perform during the Jungle Jam competition hosted at Auburn Mountainview High School. The SHS cheer squad won the Medium Non-tumbling division with a score of 59.5 points, which qualifies them to compete at state in February for the first time in school history. Submitted photo

Superintendent talks school bond plans with Sequim families

“As politely as I can put it, our buildings have seen better days,” interim superintendent says

Kalli Wiker, right, pictured playing against the Klahowya Eagles on Dec. 2, set the Sequim High School record for 3-pointers made during a girls basketball game with eight, and tied the overall school record set by Art Green. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

Wiker sets Sequim girls record, ties school record in win

Sequim’s elite 3-point shooter comes up big and earns a place in the school record books

Kalli Wiker, right, pictured playing against the Klahowya Eagles on Dec. 2, set the Sequim High School record for 3-pointers made during a girls basketball game with eight, and tied the overall school record set by Art Green. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley
Jaylah Julmist (30) gets fouled while getting an offensive rebound in the second quarter against Neah Bay during the Sequim Wolves’ 86-63 win on Dec. 4. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

Girls basketball: Wolves score 40 points in one quarter against Neah Bay

Sequim rides explosive scoring to two impressive non-league wins

Jaylah Julmist (30) gets fouled while getting an offensive rebound in the second quarter against Neah Bay during the Sequim Wolves’ 86-63 win on Dec. 4. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley
Sequim Wolves freshman forward Isaiah Moore, pictured second from right playing against the Klahowya Eagles on Dec. 2, scored 45 points with 32 rebounds and 6 blocks in his first four games of the season. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

Boys basketball: Moore, Eaton lead Wolves to PT win

Wolves’ big men help lead team to 3-1 non-league record going into first Olympic League game

Sequim Wolves freshman forward Isaiah Moore, pictured second from right playing against the Klahowya Eagles on Dec. 2, scored 45 points with 32 rebounds and 6 blocks in his first four games of the season. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley
Sequim High School career & technical education director Steve Mahitka, left, and Sequim School District interim superintendent Rob Clark, right, address the audience during a question and answer segment of the SHS CTE forum on Dec. 3 to introduce the Skillmation program the district will soon be using. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

SHS looks to offer better volunteer access to CTE programs

Skillmation coming to Sequim School District

Sequim High School career & technical education director Steve Mahitka, left, and Sequim School District interim superintendent Rob Clark, right, address the audience during a question and answer segment of the SHS CTE forum on Dec. 3 to introduce the Skillmation program the district will soon be using. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

Barrett arrest could have positive outcome

Many hoping that recent arrest of man with Down Syndrome can lead to better education for police

Sequim Wolves girls basketball head coach Linsay Rapelje observes a preseason practice of her team as they prepare for the first full season of her second tenure as head coach. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

Basketball preview: Experienced Wolves girls look to test their strength

Linsay Rapelje coaches a tough and experienced Sequim girls team that is looking to get better

Sequim Wolves girls basketball head coach Linsay Rapelje observes a preseason practice of her team as they prepare for the first full season of her second tenure as head coach. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley
Dallin Despain drives to the hoop during a pre-season practice for the Sequim Wolves boys basketball team on Nov. 21. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

Boys basketball: New-look Wolves look to turn up the pace

A younger, faster Sequim boys basketball team is ready to take the court

Dallin Despain drives to the hoop during a pre-season practice for the Sequim Wolves boys basketball team on Nov. 21. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley
Freshman forward Isaiah Moore, second from right, passes the ball out from under the basket while under pressure from Klahowya Eagles forward Deven Patch during the Sequim Wolves’ 45-37 win over the Eagles on Dec. 2. Moore had eight points, eight rebounds and two blocks in his first high school game. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

Boys basketball: Wolves come from behind to beat Klahowya

Sequim boys dig a hole in the second quarter, but Christiansen, Chen and Moore help bring them back

Freshman forward Isaiah Moore, second from right, passes the ball out from under the basket while under pressure from Klahowya Eagles forward Deven Patch during the Sequim Wolves’ 45-37 win over the Eagles on Dec. 2. Moore had eight points, eight rebounds and two blocks in his first high school game. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley
Sequim Wolves forward Hope Glasser, center, goes up for a layup against the Klahowya Eagles during the Wolves’ 73-17 win over the Eagles on Dec. 2. Glasser scored 11 points on the night, and was a key part in keeping the Eagles’ offense quiet on the night. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

Girls basketball: Wolves dominate in win over Klahowya

Sequim earns 73-17 win over the Eagles in season opener

Sequim Wolves forward Hope Glasser, center, goes up for a layup against the Klahowya Eagles during the Wolves’ 73-17 win over the Eagles on Dec. 2. Glasser scored 11 points on the night, and was a key part in keeping the Eagles’ offense quiet on the night. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

Flavored vape ban meant to protect youth among nation-wide lung disease outbreak

SMS principal: “No doubt in my mind” that flavored vape products target youth

Pastor Jerry Luengen, left, practices his role as Josaiah in a Nov. 20 dress rehearsal for the Sequim Valley Nazarene Church living nativity performance. The nativity will be performed four times each night at the church on Dec. 6-8. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

Living Nativity returns to Sequim Valley Nazarene

Local church hosts event for third year

Pastor Jerry Luengen, left, practices his role as Josaiah in a Nov. 20 dress rehearsal for the Sequim Valley Nazarene Church living nativity performance. The nativity will be performed four times each night at the church on Dec. 6-8. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley