Excellence in Academics, Athletics and Citizenship

Our athletic mission is to strive to win championships, to academically prepare our student athletes for opportunities at the next level, and to teach and model the principles of good citizenship. Pirate athletes will participate in community service activities, leadership development, youth sports camps and clinics, and a variety of student life opportunities to better prepare them for success in sports - and in life.

Former Pirate Art Ruud passes away at age 64

PORT ANGELES – Art Ruud, who helped Peninsula College win the Washington Athletic Association of Community Colleges state basketball championship in 1970, passed away Saturday with his family at his side. He was 64.

Art and his teammates from that 1970 Pirate team, were inducted into the Northwest Athletic Conference Hall of Fame and the Peninsula College Hall of Fame in January of 2014.

“I’m so thrilled for Art and his family that we were able to induct them into both Halls of Fame last year,” said Peninsula College Athletic Director Rick Ross. “He played such a big role in that team’s success and consequently played a big role in Peninsula College sports history.

“Art was not a fan of the spotlight, but he was a great athlete, a great family man, a great coach, and a great member of this community,” Ross said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.”

Art’s accomplishments will be recognized during halftime of the Peninsula College men’s game on Saturday. Game time is 7 p.m.

His Pirate head coach Jack Estes said he was shocked to hear the news.

“Art Ruud had that solid jump shot from the corner, that soaring long ball into right field, and the driest sense of humor of anyone I’ve known,” Estes said. “His humor was the definition of dry. His athletic ability impressed me and his humor absolutely cracked me up.”

Six Pirates honored at annual awards ceremony

PORT ANGELES – Six Peninsula College athletes received awards at Tuesday’s annual awards event at the Board of Trustees June meeting Tuesday afternoon.

Alison Knowles of Port Angeles and Geno Horsley of Tacoma won the 2013-14 Art Feiro Awards for basketball, Briana Estrellado of Cheney, and Corbyn May, of Vancouver, B.C., were the 2013-14 Wally Sigmar Award winners for soccer, and Brooke Yoshimura of Mililani, HI, and Madison Pilster, of Blackfoot, ID, received the Annie McMullen Award for soccer and basketball respectively.

The Art Feiro and Wally Sigmar awards go to students representing each team who best exemplified leadership, sportsmanship, citizenship, academic achievement and athletic ability. The McMullen family award is specifically for freshmen women athletes who have overcome challenges through hard work and dedication to be successful in their sport.

Kathy Murphy-Carey Inducted into the NWAACC Hall of Fame

Kathy Murphy-Carey of Port Angeles was honored for 39 years of service and officially inducted into the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges Hall of Fame, at the annual Hall of Fame Banquet last week.

The recently-retired Peninsula College Counselor and Women’s Athletic Commissioner spoke to an audience of about 250 at the awards event where she thanked her family, her co-workers, and the members who make up the NWAACC’s North Region for supporting her in her journey.

Youth Summer Sports Sampler

Monday, July 14, 2014 - 9:00am to Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 9:00am

Please join Peninsula College coaches and players for an opportunity to play soccer and basketball in one day, at one camp, as well as try badminton, kickball, pickle ball, dodge ball and any number of sports that involve, you guessed it – a ball! Boys and girls ages 7-13 welcome!

9:00am - 3:00 Monday-Thursday. Campers should bring a sack lunch.
Camp fee is $100

Register Today!

Questions? Contact Jon Ing at jing@pencol.edu

PC Inducts Team, 4 individuals into Hall of Fame

PORT ANGELES -The 1970 Peninsula College men’s basketball team, which was led by Bernie Fryer, who had a successful career as an official and a player in the NBA, headlined the first inductees into the newly formed Peninsula College Athletics Hall of Fame at a ceremony held January17, at the Bushwhacker Restaurant.

In addition to the Washington Athletic Association of Community Colleges championship team, the first inductees also included the late Arthur Feiro, the late Dr. Wally Sigmar, Kathy Murphy-Carey and Jerry Allen.

Casino Night pays off big for athletic scholarships

PORT ANGELES - Peninsula College supporters came out in force to support Pirate Casino Night, one of Peninsula College's signature athletic fund raising events, Feb. 21 at Seven Cedars Casino.

Headlining the evening was a comedy show featuring national touring comedian Sammy Obeid. The evening also featured a presentation by former Pirate soccer standout Miguel Gonzalez, who is completing his senior year at Seattle University and looking ahead to a professional soccer career, as well as an introduction to Pirate coaches, a very successful silent auction, and some friendly gaming.

"Mitch Freeman and his staff, in conjunction with the Peninsula College Foundation, did an outstanding job with this event," Director of Athletics Rick Ross said. "It all started with a very generous offer from Jerry Allen and Seven Cedars Casino to host the event - and they really rolled out the red carpet. It was first class. We were able to double or triple the revenue from the first Pirate Casino Night. This event can only grow and help us raise even more scholarship money in the future."

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