Sports briefs — Oct. 13, 2021

  • Wednesday, October 13, 2021 1:30am
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Pirates pick up wins

Overcoming the physical play of the unbeaten Whatcom Orcas and a late penalty pick, the Peninsula College men’s soccer team rallied in the last 12 minutes to score a pair of goals to win 4-2 on oct. 9.

The game was a battle of two titans of the NWAC. Both teams came in the game 10-0-0. Defending NWAC champion Peninsula is ranked No. 1 in the league and Whatcom came in to the match ranked No. 2.

The half ended tied 1-1 with Peninsula getting a goal in the fourth minute from Nico Hernandez. The Pirates took a lead early in the second half on a goal from Christopher Dominguez.

Whatcom tied the game at 2-2 with 33 minutes remaining, but PC got scores from Chunghwan Lee (79 minutes) and Kai Biegler (stoppage time) to help the Peninsula men ()

Meanwhile, PC’s women (8-0-1 in North Region, 9-0-2 overall) remained unbeaten with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Whatcom.

Port Angeles High School graduate Kyrsten McGuffey was the hero of the women’s game, getting the lone goal of the match in the 40th minute on a corner kick from Cece Jenkins, who picked up the assist.

Henninger helps Vikes rout CWU

Sequim High grad Claire Henninger, a sophomore at Western Washington University, saw a half of action as the No. 6-ranked Vikings routed rival Central Washington 6-0 on Sept. 30.

Henninger split the shutout with senior Natalie Dierickx, each playing 45 minute halves.

A 2018 SHS graduate, Henninger was a three-time first team All-Olympic League and two-time 2A Honorable Mention All-State team honoree. She recorded 28 shutouts during her prep career, including eight in 12 games during her senior season.

RTP races set in Port Townsend

The 2021 Run the Peninsula series continues with the Larry Scott Trail Run, a 5k, 10k and half-marathon set for Saturday, Oct. 16, in port Townsend.

Registrations are due by Friday, Oct. 15, at

The races are out-and-back courses on the Olympic Discovery Trail. The half marathon starts at 8:30 a.m. while the 5k and 10k races start at 9:30 a.m. There is also a virtual option for these races.

Bib pickup is on race day at 7:30 a.m.

Cost is $35 per person, with discounts available for signing up for multiple races in the series. The other remaining RTP series race is the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe 5k, 10k and virtual run on Dec. 4.

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