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PORT ANGELES – Peninsula College launched its Athletics Hall of Fame last year and celebrated the 1970 State Champion basketball team.

The North Olympic Peninsula has had a love affair with the Pirates ever since – and second year head coach Mitch Freeman says his 2014-15 team is one this community will embrace.

“We have a team that the community would love to support,” Freeman said. “I hope you can come out and watch Pirate Basketball.”

The Peninsula men went 12-11 and narrowly missed the playoffs in Freeman’s first season at the Pirate helm. This year’s team has more height, more depth and strong chemistry.

“We are young team with only five guys who have played in a college game, but we have size and depth at each position that will allow us to be a competitive basketball team,” Freeman said. “We are very excited and anxious to get the season started.”

The Pirates open their non-conference schedule Friday, Nov. 21, at Highline, a team that went 23-8 last year, good for third place in the West Division.

Come support your local high schools as they gear up for their upcoming seasons. Admission is FREE!

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

PC Gym

Teams

Forks

Neah Bay

Sequim

Port Angeles

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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 - 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.

PORT ANGELES – The 2014-15 Peninsula College men’s basketball team just keeps getting better and better.

Head coach Mitch Freeman recently signed two more players in Jonah Cook and Dimitri Amos.

Cook, a 6-9 post from Anacortes, will add some height to the 2013-14 Pirate roster. He played for LaConner High School where he averaged just under 10 points per game. He graduated in 2012 and attended Skagit Valley College last year, but did not play basketball.

PORT ANGELES - The 2014 Pirate Basketball Clinic drew 40 young ball players from across the North Olympic Peninsula.

"Camp is a great way to learn the fundementals of the game from PC coaches and players, interact with current college players, and to have lots of fun," Pirate head coach Mitch Freeman said. "We give away a lot of prizes that include Peninsula Basketball jerseys, shorts, Gatoraide and candy."

Next up on the summer camp schedule is a Sports Sampler Camp, set for July 14-17 where the basketball coaches team up with the soccer coaches for a week of fun. Contact Freeman at mfreeman@pencol.edu for more information.

PORT ANGELES – Head coach Mitch freeman signed two more outstanding Western Washington high school basketball players to his 2014-15 Pirate men’s roster in Deonte Dixon of Bremerton and Malik Mayeux of Tacoma.

Dixon’s high school resume is very impressive. The 6-2 guard led Bremerton High School to a 2A Olympic League championship. As the Knights’ leading scorer, averaging almost 20 points per game, he earned the Olympic League Most Valuable Player Award. He was also honored with sportsmanship awards at both the District Tournament and Regional Playoffs.

Following his season, the accolades continued. Dixon was one of five players named to the Washington 2A All-State Team, he was selected to play in the Washington State All-Star Game and he was also selected to play in the West Sound All-Star Game.

PORT ANGELES – Head coach Mitch Freeman, in his second year with the Peninsula College men’s basketball program, has signed three outstanding recruits from Western Washington.

Jeremiah Hobbs, a 6-5 forward from Seattle Academy, Ryley Callaghan, a 6-1 point guard from South Kitsap and Kareem Babbs, a 6-3 guard/forward from Spanaway Lake in Tacoma, signed NWAACC Letters of Intent to play for the Pirates in 2014-15.

Hobbs was a two-time Emerald City First Team All-Conference player who helped Seattle Academy to back-to-back state tournament appearances. He averaged nine points and nine rebounds per game.

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