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Peninsula College will be hosting a fall basketball league for the local high schools in the area. Fall leagues are a great tool that a lot of high school programs use to get their teams prepared for the season ahead. We’re excited to connect with the local area teams to kick off another exciting basketball season here on the Olympic Peninsula.

Saturdays, Oct 25th & Nov 1st

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PORT ANGELES – Wednesday’s West Division showdown between Northwest Athletic Conference powers Peninsula College and Highline lived up to its billing, with two hard-fought matches at a rainy Sigmar Field, but it was the visiting Thunderbirds who spoiled the Pirate party, escaping with a 0-0 tie in the women’s match and a 1-0 victory in the men’s contest.

The Peninsula women remain in the driver’s seat for their third straight West Division championship, while the men will need some help to capture what would have been their sixth straight West title had they prevailed on Wednesday.

Pirate coaches, players and fans were stunned when the final whistle sounded in the men’s match, which broke two streaks. It was their first loss in two seasons, and it was their first loss at Sigmar Field since it was opened in the fall of 2011.

Both PC teams, however, are very much alive in their quest to win three straight NWAC soccer championships.

The Pirate women are 13-1-1 in conference play, which gives them 40 points with three matches remaining. Should they win out against fourth-place Bellevue at home Saturday, last-place Grays Harbor at home Wednesday and sixth-place Olympic at Bremerton on Nov. 1, they would finish with 49 points. The Highline women currently have 41 points, with a 13-1-2 record, but only have two matches remaining. Should they win out against Lower Columbia and Tacoma, they would finish in second place with 47 points.

The Pirate men, meanwhile, fell to 8-1-2 in conference play, and now trail 9-1-2 Highline by three points, 29-26. The Pirates and T-birds each have two matches remaining, but Highline has a tiebreaker advantage over Peninsula, so it would take a tie and a loss or two losses for the PC men to catch their rivals from Des Moines.

PORT ANGELES – Wednesday’s West Division showdown between Northwest Athletic Conference powers Peninsula College and Highline lived up to its billing, with two hard-fought matches at a rainy Sigmar Field, but it was the visiting Thunderbirds who spoiled the Pirate party, escaping with a 0-0 tie in the women’s match and a 1-0 victory in the men’s contest.

The Peninsula women remain in the driver’s seat for their third straight West Division championship, while the men will need some help to capture what would have been their sixth straight West title had they prevailed on Wednesday.

Pirate coaches, players and fans were stunned when the final whistle sounded in the men’s match, which broke two streaks. It was their first loss in two seasons, and it was their first loss at Sigmar Field since it was opened in the fall of 2011.

Both PC teams, however, are very much alive in their quest to win three straight NWAC soccer championships.

The Pirate women are 13-1-1 in conference play, which gives them 40 points with three matches remaining. Should they win out against fourth-place Bellevue at home Saturday, last-place Grays Harbor at home Wednesday and sixth-place Olympic at Bremerton on Nov. 1, they would finish with 49 points. The Highline women currently have 41 points, with a 13-1-2 record, but only have two matches remaining. Should they win out against Lower Columbia and Tacoma, they would finish in second place with 47 points.

The Pirate men, meanwhile, fell to 8-1-2 in conference play, and now trail 9-1-2 Highline by three points, 29-26. The Pirates and T-birds each have two matches remaining, but Highline has a tiebreaker advantage over Peninsula, so it would take a tie and a loss or two losses for the PC men to catch their rivals from Des Moines.

PORT ANGELES – Peninsula College soccer players and fans are bracing themselves for the biggest day of the 2014 season.

The Pirate women and men tackle Highline at 1:00 and 3:00 Wednesday in matches that will not only determine who wins the West Division, but ultimately who has the best path to the Northwest Athletic Conference Final Four.

“If you’re even a casual soccer fan, you need to get time off work, arrange sitting, whatever you need to do to be here,” said Director of Athletics Rick Ross. “It will be a showcase of great college soccer.”

The women’s match features the two-time defending NWAC champion Pirates, who are currently ranked No. 1 in the NWAC and No. 6 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s latest Division I Junior College Poll. The Peninsula women are 13-1-0 in West Division play and 15-1-0 overall. They trail Highline by one point in the West, partly due to playing one less match than the Thunderbirds. The T-birds are 13-1-1 in the West and 15-1-1 overall, and are tied with Everet for the No. 2 ranking in the NWAC. Highline’s only loss was a 2-0 home setback to the Pirates. The PC women’s only loss was a 1-0 match at Everett.

LONGVIEW – The stage is set for Wednesday’s West Division showdown between the Northwest Athletic Conference’s top-ranked Pirates and the second-ranked Highline Thunderbirds at Sigmar Field.

The Pirates continued their astonishing dominance on defense with a school-record 15th shutout Wednesday at Lower Columbia where they overwhelmed the Red Devils 7-0. The Pirates have given up one goal in 16 matches. The next fewest goals allowed in the Washington-Oregon conference is Everett with six.

Wednesday’s home match against Highline is expected to determine the West Division championship. The Pirates are 13-1-0 in conference play, two points ahead of Highline, at 12-1-1. Kickoff is at 1:00.

Against the Lower Columbia women at a small rain-soaked field in Longview, the Pirate women found their way to the Red Devil goal seven times. 

Lexi Krieger, a freshman from Portland, finished with a hat trick, scoring goals in the fourth, seventh and 54th minutes. Solana Ashe added two goals, and Tasha Inong and Brittney Yoshimura also got in on the fun with solo goals.

The assist column for the seven goals read “Yoshimura and Rodocker.” Brittney Yoshimura contributed three assists, her twin sister Brooke Yoshimura had a pair of assists, and Paxton Rodocker also offered up two assists.

PORT ANGELES – Following a second straight tie, clearly the sky is falling and the world is crumbling around the Peninsula College men’s soccer team.

Or is it?

Peninsula remains atop the West Division by three points, with three matches remaining, in their quest for a sixth straight West championship; the Pirates remain atop the Northwest Athletic Conference Alaska Airlines Coaches Poll as the only unbeaten team in the NWAC in their quest for a third straight NWAC championship; and the PC men are currently ranked No. 8 in the latest National Soccer Coaches Association of America Division I Junior College Poll.

Despite all of that, the mood as the Pirate faithful exited Sigmar Field Tuesday following a 0-0 tie with Bellevue was sober. Peninsula had outshot the West Division’s third-place Bulldogs 16-5 and managed to hit every post, crossbar, and backstop, not to mention seven outstanding saves by BC keeper Daniel Faundez, without scoring a goal.

It was also a match that took a physical toll on the Pirates. Peninsula trainer Margie Bowlby was the busiest player on the team, treating a number of Pirates and Bulldogs throughout a brutal 90 minutes that saw three key Pirates knocked out of the game. Starting keeper Aaron Zavolokin went down with a shoulder injury, Kassio Monteiro was treated at Olympic Medical Center for a bloody facial cut, and Julio Soto suffered a foot injury.

Eight multimedia pieces by second-year Peninsula College art student Christy “Kit” Fagundes are currently on exhibit in the Student Gallery located on the third floor of Maier Hall.

PORT ANGELES - Basketball fever is already reaching a high pitch at Peninsula College as the men’s and women’s teams look forward to another great season. 

All local residents are invited to join in saluting the players and their coaches in a special preseason celebration on Friday, October 24, at 6:00 pm in the Peninsula College Gymnasium. Appetizers and drinks will be provided.

Come and be part of the fun and excitement!

The celebration will open with a salute and thank you to Pirate Athletic Association members and supporters. Community members will then have an opportunity to meet the 2014-15 basketball coaches and players and watch them in action in the Annual Pirate Tip Off and a Slam Dunk Contest three-point shootout and scrimmage.

For more information, please contact Mitch Freeman at mfreeman@pencol.edu or call (360) 756-6467.

PORT ANGELES - Basketball fever is already reaching a high pitch at Peninsula College as the men’s and women’s teams look forward to another great season. 

All local residents are invited to join in saluting the players and their coaches in a special preseason celebration on Friday, October 24, at 6:00 pm in the Peninsula College Gymnasium. Appetizers and drinks will be provided.

Come and be part of the fun and excitement!

The celebration will open with a salute and thank you to Pirate Athletic Association members and supporters. Community members will then have an opportunity to meet the 2014-15 basketball coaches and players and watch them in action in the Annual Pirate Tip Off and a Slam Dunk Contest three-point shootout and scrimmage.

For more information, please contact Mitch Freeman at mfreeman@pencol.edu or call (360) 756-6467.

PORT ANGELES – The Pirates are winding down their 2014 season and the ultimate prize, a third straight Northwest Athletic Conference championship, is still very much in sight for both the women and men.

The Peninsula women lead the West Division with a 12-1-0 record for 36 points, trailed by Highline at 11-1-1 for 34 points and Bellevue at 4-4-5 with 17. With just five matches remaining, the Pirates will try to sew up another West title, starting with Wednesday’s road trip to Lower Columbia and keying on their Oct. 22 home date with Highline.

The men also lead the West with an 8-0-1 record for 25 points. Highline is right behind at 7-1-2 for 23 points and Bellevue is a distant third at 4-5-0 for 12. The Pirates host Bellevue Tuesday for a make-up match at 2:15. The men then travel to Clark for a non-conference match against the third-ranked Penguins Saturday before hosting Highline for what may be the conference championship match on Oct. 22.

The Pirate women and men are both ranked No. 1 in the NWAC Alaska Airlines Poll. The women are ranked No. 7 and the men No. 8 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Junior College Division I Poll.

PORT ANGELES - Members of the Peninsula College men's basketball team participated in a fun run at Franklin Elementary School on Oct. 9.

The event was hosted by physical education instructor Campbell Kirkman as part of a program Supporting Active Kids.

The Pirates begin their 2014-15 season in mid-November. Under the leadership of head coach Mitch Freeman, and assistant coaches Jon Ing and Brian Shirley, the Pirates are active in the community.

Organizations who would like to be involved in our Pirate outreach may contact coach Freeman at mfreeman@pencol.edu.

PORT ANGELES - The Pirate roster includes student athletes from California to Alaska, but most of them had never cleaned a Dungeness crab before Saturday.

The Pirates participated in the Dungeness Crab Festival, the largest festival held annually in Port Angeles, which drew upward of 10,000-20,000 people this year.

Under the direction of head coach Mitch Freeman, and assistant coaches Jon Ing and Brian Shirley, the PC men helped with the crab fishing and crab cleaning event on a very rainy weekend at the City Pier.

Community residents will have a chance to hear some very special stories and get a sneak peek into the 20th Annual Forest Storytelling Festival on Thursday, October 16, when four storytellers appear at Peninsula College’s Studium Generale program.

PORT ANGELES – The nationally-ranked Peninsula College Pirates continue to dominate the defensive side of the pitch, earning two more shutouts in front of a sun-drenched crowd at Sigmar Field Wednesday.

The Pirate women recorded their Northwest Athletic Conference-leading 13th shutout with a 5-0 win over the Olympic Rangers, while the men followed with their fourth shutout of 2014 with a 3-0 nod over the Bremerton club.

The win leaves the Peninsula women atop the West Division with an 11-1 record (13-1 overall). They are ranked No. 7 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s latest Division I Junior College Poll and No. 1 in the NWAC Alaska Airlines Poll.

The Pirate men also lead the West Division with an 8-0 record (10-0 overall). The men are ranked No. 9 in the latest NSCAA Poll and also hold the No. 1 ranking in the NWAC Poll.

Next up for the Pirates is a trip to Tacoma on Saturday. The PC men then return home for a 2:15 p.m. make-up match against Bellevue on Tuesday.

PORT ANGELES – The nationally-ranked Peninsula College Pirates continue to dominate the defensive side of the pitch, earning two more shutouts in front of a sun-drenched crowd at Sigmar Field Wednesday.

The Pirate women recorded their Northwest Athletic Conference-leading 13th shutout with a 5-0 win over the Olympic Rangers, while the men followed with their fourth shutout of 2014 with a 3-0 nod over the Bremerton club.

The win leaves the Peninsula women atop the West Division with an 11-1 record (13-1 overall). They are ranked No. 7 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s latest Division I Junior College Poll and No. 1 in the NWAC Alaska Airlines Poll.

The Pirate men also lead the West Division with an 8-0 record (10-0 overall). The men are ranked No. 9 in the latest NSCAA Poll and also hold the No. 1 ranking in the NWAC Poll.

Next up for the Pirates is a trip to Tacoma on Saturday. The PC men then return home for a 2:15 p.m. make-up match against Bellevue on Tuesday.

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