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PORT ANGELES – Peninsula College assistant soccer coach Tim Tucker was named the National Junior College West Region Assistant Coach of the Year by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
Tucker, of Port Angeles, recently completed his sixth season assisting the Pirates, where he has helped the men’s team win five straight West Region championships and three Northwest Athletic Association of Community College championships. He has also assisted with the women’s team over the past two years, helping them claim two West titles and repeat NWAACC championships.
“Tim’s contribution to our success, and to the success and development of this soccer community, is immeasurable,” Director of Athletics Rick Ross said. “He is very deserving of this honor.”
Coach Tucker was nominated for the award by Pirate head coach Andrew Chapman, who said, “Tim is somebody I can count on. He is able to step in and run practices, coach games and he’s become a coach that players respect and listen to.”
“If it was not for coach Tucker, we would not have done as well as we have this season,” Chapman added.
PORT ANGELES – The Pirates pulled away from Grays Harbor in the final 10 minutes to improve to 3-0 on the young season with a 76-64 win over the Chokers in the final game of the First Federal Pirate Classic Sunday.
Daren Hechanova led Peninsula with 19 points, including two crowd-pleasing dunks, while Erron Shamlin added 11 points and four assists, and Jal Deng celebrated his birthday with an 11-point effort as well.
The difference in the game came from the free throw line where the Pirates benefited from 41 free throw attempts, hitting 28 of those. Grays Harbor went to the line only 17 times, making 12. From the field, Peninsula was 23 of 57 for 40 percent from two-point range and only two of 12 from beyond the arc. The Chokers were 25 of 28 for 43 percent from the floor and also chilly from three-point range, hitting on two of 16.
Next up for the Peninsula men is a home game, set for 5 p.m. Saturday against the Washington Rampage.
PORT ANGELES – Young teams aren’t supposed to win close games, but the Pirate men, without a single returner on the floor, won their second straight thriller Saturday in the first round of the second annual First Federal Pirate Classic.
PC President Dr. Luke Robins says, “The agreement provides an opportunity for Bates students to make a seamless and cost-effective transition to a bachelor’s program."
Karen Hackenberg will talk about her art and share some of the creative processes she goes through as she creates her pieces at Studium Generale.
John Stark’s autobiographical one-man show, which successfully premiered recently at the Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles, is coming to Peninsula College’s Little Theater December 5 and 6 for two appearances.
The Peninsula College Vocal Jazz Ensemble and Olympic Express Big Band will join together on December 12 on the stage of the Peninsula College Little Theater for a night of spirited jazzy tunes and holiday cheer, all for a great cause—the Peninsula College Foundation.
The public is invited to celebrate the works of Peninsula College English Faculty Dr. Jim Fisher on Wednesday, December 4, when he is joined by several friends to present excerpts from his writings.
PORT ANGELES – The second annual First Federal Pirate Classic comes to the Peninsula College gym this weekend, bringing two days of men’s basketball to our community, thanks to a $2,000 sponsorship by First Federal.
Saturday’s games feature Grays Harbor College vs. Blue Angels at 5:00 and Northwest Indian College against the Peninsula Pirates at 7:00. On Sunday, it’s NWIC vs. Blue Angels at 1:00 and Grays Harbor vs. the Pirates at 3:00.
“It will be the last time fans can see the Pirates at home before NWAACC conference play gets under way in January,” said Director of Athletics Rick Ross. “Coach Mitch Freeman has done a great job putting this Classic together and fans will get to see some great college basketball.”
The Pirates are coming off a 77-76 thrilling season-opening win over Clark, making coach Freeman the winningest coach in Peninsula College history, as he currently sports a .1000 winning percentage, Ross added.
Makah Tribal member Micah McCarty will open the Peninsula College Longhouse Lecture Series examining tribal perspectives on water on Wednesday, December 4.
PORT ANGELES - The Mitch Freeman Era of Pirate basketball officially opened Tuesday night with a coaching gem, a 77-76 win over a big and very good Clark team.
The deck was stacked against the Pirates, as they tipped off their 2013-14 campaign against a team that was big, deep and talented - and a team playing their third game of the season, coming off wins over Bellevue and Portland. The PC men, meanwhile, were playing their first non-conference game of the year and fielding a roster that was not complete due to injuries and players waiting to become eligible.
"It was a great coaching job by Mitch and his staff, Jon Ing and Fred Harrison, to prepare this team to play at that level in their first outing," said Director of Athletics Rick Ross. "They played very hard, they played hurt and they played with poise, which you might not expect from a team that had no Pirate returners on the floor."
PORT ANGELES - The Pirate women are 2-2 going into the Thanksgiving weekend break and will resume play on the road at Highline on Dec. 12 and then at the Pierce Tournament Dec. 13-15.
The PC women won their opener at Wenatchee 64-56 back on Dec. 15, led by the 15 points each from Alison Knowles and Miranda Schmillen, 12 points from Madison Pilster, and 11 points and 15 rebounds from Gabi Fenumiai.
The Pirates then traveled to the Everett Tournament where they shot a chilly 26 percent from the floor in a tough 54-34 setback in their opener against Spokane. Fenumiai was the only Pirate in double figures, recording her second double-double in as many starts with 10 points and 11 rebounds.
The editors and staff of Tidepools Magazine are pleased to announce the opening of the contest for the 50th anniversary edition.
Oregon Shakespeare Festival actors Benjamin Pelteson and Eduardo Placer from Ashland, Oregon, will present two public performances at Peninsula College on Tuesday, November 26.
The popular Crescent Blue Bluegrass Band will bring its own unique sounds to Peninsula College in Forks on Saturday, November 23, when it performs in a free concert at the college site at 71 South Forks Avenue. The concert will begin at 7:00 pm.