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With a playoff seed already secure, all the Pirate women were looking for was some momentum.
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.
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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.
Sequim's boys passed their first playoff test of the 2008-2009 postseason Saturday night, dumping Klahowya 60-59 to take the Olympic League's No. 2 seed to the district playoffs.
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Some tuned out with music. Some read newspaper articles about their competitors. Others dyed their hair.
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.
Needing a road victory in Whatcom to stay relevant in the playoff picture, Peninsula's men had a good start through 20 minutes of action.
Blazing-fast cars hitting the straightaway at 45 mph, risking shredded tires, the smell of burning fuel in the air ... all the familiar sights and sounds of big-time racing.
The Sequim Jammers fifth-/sixth-grade girls' basketball tournament team had their best finish ever after taking second-place at the Presidents Day Tournament in Port Angeles Feb. 14-15.
With state swim meet officials hosting the first class 2A-only state meet, leave it to the divers to make a big splash.
The Peninsula Pirates basketball show has been a good one this season and the coaching Stewarts have the Pirates poised for a return trip to the NWAACC state tournament next month.