By Oly Archibald

PORT ANGELES — The district high school tournament brackets are out, and all 4 local teams received home cooking bids.

The Roughrider girls, at 15-6, are the #2 seed and will host #7 seed Foster also 15-6. The Roughriders will be big-time favorites and if they do not fall into a shock-the-world upset, the Roughriders would play the winner of the #6 Kingston – #3 Sammamish game in the semifinal at Silas High School for a trip to the district championship game Saturday afternoon at 12:45.

The Sequim Wolves, at 12-5, surprisingly received the #4 bid and will host district powerhouse #5 Enumclaw (14-7). If the Wolves win, they would play in a semifinal match up Friday at Silas High School at 7:45 against the winner of the #1 seed White River – #8 North Kitsap game. That would mean local fans would have the Roughriders playing at 6:00 and Sequim at 7:45 for double header action at Silas High School. If the Wolves lose to Enumclaw, they will host the winner of the #12 North Mason and the #13 seed yet to be named Friday night at 6:00.

The #4 Roughrider boys will host #5 seed Sammamish Tuesday night at 6:00 which should be a classic. Earlier in the year, the Roughriders came from 13 points down at home to get the win over the Red Hawks. The winner will play the winner of the #1 seed North Kitsap – #8 seed Foss game Thursday night at Silas High School with the tip off at 7:45. The loser will host the winner of the #13 Highline – #12 seed Steilacom game Thursday at 6:00.

The Sequim Wolves boys, at 10-10, start in the elimination bracket and will be big favorites against #14 seed Evergreen 9-12. The winner will have a tough match up on the road against the loser of the #3 Renton – #6 seed Franklin Pierce game.

The Peninsula Pirates split a doubleheader Saturday with the 4th ranked 10-0 17-2 Pirate women winning their 12th game in a row beating 10th ranked Edmonds 65-57.

In a fight for first place the Pirates led by 3 points 29-26 at the half. Ciera Agasiva led the Pirates with 15 points. Lexie Mackey scored 13 points and pulled down 8 rebounds. Shania Moanunu hit for 10 points and Jelissa Julmist scored 9 points and pulled down 10 rebounds. The Pirates travel to Bellevue Wednesday night and at Olympic next Saturday

The 9th-ranked Pirate men 13-10 7-3 lost to a 10th ranked hot shooting Edmonds team 81-67.  The game was tied at 37 at halftime but Edmonds shot 46% from the field while the Pirates shot 38%. Ese Onakpoma led the Pirates with 22 points. Javon Ervin hit for 14 before fouling out. Aiden Olmstead hit for 11 points while pulling down 13 rebounds. Patrick Odingo hit for 8 points.

The Port Angeles Roughriders girls Gymnastic team has qualified for District. District is set for February 15th at the Metropolitan Gymnastics Center in Kent.

Eight Port Angeles Roughrider athletic teams finished with grade point averages of at least a 3.0.  The boys swim team led the way with a 3.7 average.

Finn Thompson and Colby Ellefson and their boys Swim team carried a 3.7 GPA that was the highest GPA for the winter sports teams

Becky Gundersen’s PA Roughrider bowling team carried a 3.5 GPA. The 2nd highest GPA of the Roughrider winter sports teams

Girls bowling was next with a 3 5, followed by boys basketball 3.4, girls gymnastics 3.4, girls basketball 3.3, girls wrestling 3.3, cheerleading 3.3 and boys wrestling 3.1.