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Peninsula College at Forks invites students and community members to participate in an open mic event at the Forks campus, Tuesday, February 28 from 12:00-1:00 pm. Participants can share their own poetry, prose, lyrics or rap, or read a beloved passage from their favorite author.

What makes Peninsula College Medical Assisting Program graduates so special?

Peninsula College will host a series of Running Start Information Nights in Port Angeles, Port Townsend and Forks during February, March and April.

The creative team for the 2017 Find Your Voice Festival (FYV) will present a sneak peek of what it’s like to produce a live show of original monologues at the February 23 Studium Generale, at 12:30 pm in Peninsula College’s Little Theater. 

PORT ANGELES – The Pirate women and men split with Everett Saturday night, but both teams remained in first place in a hotly-contested NWAC North Division with five games remaining in the regular season.

The women fell to Everett 77-71, but the men managed to outscore the Trojans 88-79 in the nightcap before a nice crowd on Pepsi Throwback Night.

The women now share first place with Bellevue and Skagit Valley, all at 7-2 in conference play. Everett is at 6-3, Shoreline 4-5 and Wednesday’s opponent, Olympic, is 3-6 in league play. The Pirates take on the Rangers at Bremerton at 5 p.m.

The Pirate men improved to 7-2, one game ahead of Bellevue and Shoreline, both at 6-3. The men play Olympic (2-7) at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Rangers’ gym.

Jazz saxophonist and flutist extraordinaire, Mark Lewis, will give a free clinic/demonstration on jazz improvisation Thursday, February 23, from 2:00-3:30 p.m. at Peninsula College’s Maier Performance Hall.

2-Hour Delay for Peninsula College Port Angeles 2/9/17.  All Classes canceled before 10am and campus will remain closed until then. CRTC, Lincoln Center, Forks, Port Townsend and Sequim will be open.

PORT ANGELES – A broken water main forced Peninsula College to close Wednesday morning, but the Pirates were able to play their NWAC North Division home basketball games at Port Angeles High School Wednesday night where the Peninsula women drowned Shoreline 83-44, while the Dolphins sank the first-place Pirates 58-51 in the men’s game.

The Pirate women remain in a tie with Bellevue for the league lead, both at 7-1, and the men slipped to 6-2, but are one game ahead of Bellevue, Shoreline and Skagit Valley, all at 5-3.

“Dwayne Johnson and Port Angeles High School really saved us tonight,” said Rick Ross, Associate Dean for Athletics and Student Life. “My coaches really wanted to get the games in Wednesday and we managed to do that thanks to our friends at the other end of Park Street. We also had a nice crowd that ventured out on a snowy night and found us.”

Peninsula returns to its own gym Saturday for games against Everett. It’s Pepsi Throwback Night, where fans are encouraged to wear their vintage Pirate gear. Tip off for the women is 4 p.m. and the men follow at 6 p.m.

Ali Crumb

PORT ANGELES – Halfway through the North Region schedule, the Pirate women and men are on track to do something rarely done in the Northwest Athletic Conference – win back-to-back titles.

The Peninsula women are 6-1 in conference play and tied with Bellevue for first place. Skagit Valley is one game back at 5-2 and then it’s Evertt at 4-3, Shoreline at 3-4, Olympic and Whatcom at 2-5 and Edmonds at 0-7. The Pirates are home for their next two games, Wednesday against Shoreline, and Saturday against Everett.

The PC men, meanwhile, are ranked No. 4 in the NWAC and have separated from the pack. Peninsula is 6-1, followed by a four-way tie for second with Whatcom, Bellevue, Shoreline and Skagit Valley, all 4-3. Everett is 3-4, Edmonds 2-5 and Olympic 1-6.

Wednesday’s game will feature a halftime show by the Peninsula College Dance Club. Tip off for the women and men against Shoreline is 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Saturday is Throwback Night, where fans are encouraged to wear their old Pirate gear. Halftime shows will include music trivia questions. Those games start at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Mitch Freeman

PORT ANGELES – Halfway through the North Region schedule, the Pirate women and men are on track to do something rarely done in the Northwest Athletic Conference – win back-to-back titles.

The Peninsula women are 6-1 in conference play and tied with Bellevue for first place. Skagit Valley is one game back at 5-2 and then it’s Evertt at 4-3, Shoreline at 3-4, Olympic and Whatcom at 2-5 and Edmonds at 0-7. The Pirates are home for their next two games, Wednesday against Shoreline, and Saturday against Everett.

The PC men, meanwhile, are ranked No. 4 in the NWAC and have separated from the pack. Peninsula is 6-1, followed by a four-way tie for second with Whatcom, Bellevue, Shoreline and Skagit Valley, all 4-3. Everett is 3-4, Edmonds 2-5 and Olympic 1-6.

Wednesday’s game will feature a halftime show by the Peninsula College Dance Club. Tip off for the women and men against Shoreline is 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Saturday is Throwback Night, where fans are encouraged to wear their old Pirate gear. Halftime shows will include music trivia questions. Those games start at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

On February 9, students will join Professor Barbara Blackie in a Studium Generale presentation focused on their experiences at the science symposium, Whalefest.

Please join Magic of Cinema, the Port Townsend Film Festival, and Peninsula College’s Sociology Department for a screening of UnSlut: A Documentary Film. 

Artist Mike McCollum will present an artist lecture, followed by a reception at the March 2 Studium Generale program held in Peninsula College’s Little Theater, from 12:30 – 1:30 pm.

PORT ANGELES – The Pirate women and men are driving in the fast lane, atop the North Division, but they face a tough test at home Wednesday against the Whatcom Orcas on Wilder Auto Center Night.

The PC women are coming off Saturday’s 73-54 win over Edmonds and share first place in the North with Bellevue, both at 5-1. The Bulldogs narrowly beat Whatcom 66-62 Saturday. Skagit Valley is right behind at 4-2, followed by Everett and Shoreline at 3-3, Olympic and Whatcom at 2-4 and Edmonds 0-6.

The PC men, meanwhile, are all alone atop the North at 5-1, followed by Whatcom at 4-2, Bellevue, Shoreline, Skagit Valley and Everett all at 3-3, Edmonds 2-4 and Olympic 1-5. The Pirates are coming off a 95-74 win over Edmonds and Whatcom also won on Saturday night, 69-65, at home against Bellevue.

Wednesday’s games tip off at 5:00 (women) and 7:00 (men). It’s Wilder Auto Center Night and the halftime show will feature a scrimmage including the Avalanche basketball team.

MOUNT VERNON – The Peninsula College men moved into sole possession of first place in the Northwest Athletic Conference North Division and the Pirate women are tied for first following a sweep at Skagit Valley Wednesday.

The host Cardinals were part of a first-place log jam in both the men’s and women’s standings, but when the PC charter bus pulled away from Skagit Valley College Wednesday night, the Pirates had separated from most of the pack.

The Peninsula men are all alone in first place at 4-1 in league play, thanks in part to Edmonds’ 73-69 upset over Whatcom Wednesday in Bellingham. Whatcom, Bellevue and Skagit are 3-2, Shoreline, Everett and Edmonds are 2-3, and Olympic slipped to 1-4.

On the women’s side, the Pirates are now tied with Bellevue in first place, each at 4-1, Skagit Valley, Everett and Shoreline are 3-2, Whatcom is 2-3, Olympic 1-4 and Edmonds 0-5.

The good news: Peninsula has four straight home games, starting Saturday against Edmonds. Tip off for the women’s game is 4 p.m. and the men follow at 6 p.m. Saturday’s doubleheader features the annual First Federal Money Sweep, a contest for children 8 and under to be held at halftime of both games.

Women: Peninsula 69, Skagit Valley 66
The game was close all the way, with Peninsula leading 21-18 after one quarter, 40-39 at halftime and 52-51 after three before outscoring the hosts 17-15 in the final 10 minutes to win by three.

Sophomore Alicia Dugan had the hot hand, hitting on seven of 12 from the four, including four three-point shots, and added three-for-three free throw accuracy to lead all scorers with 21 points. Sephora Yayouss finished with 13 points and four assists, Jenise McKnight had 10 points, Anaya Rodisha scored nine, Yamilei Rodriguez contributed eight points and five rebounds, and Tai Thomas pulled down 10 boards.

The Pirates had a slight edge in rebounds, 43-39, but hit on 10 three-pointers, compared to only four by Skagit Valley. Peninsula also shot better from the free throw line, making good on nine of 12, while Skagit struggled, hitting only 10 of 20.
Mandy Hayes led the Cardinals with 18 points and Deidra Miller had 16.

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