All-State boys soccer teams revealed

Central Kitsap’s Jaeger Skifstad, Kingston’s Alex Worland and Klahowya’s Jake Sargent and Paul Powell were named to the Washington State Soccer Coaches Association All-State first team this week.

Skifstad, the Kitsap Sun boys soccer player of the year, made the Class 3A first team at forward. Other Central Kitsap players making the cut were midfielder Logan Beachy (second team), goalkeeper Lewis Watson (second team) and Alex Klussmann (honorable mention).

Joining Worland, a goalkeeper, as Class 2A honorees were Kingston midfielder Alex Hernandez (second team) and defender Leo Hernandez (honorable mention).

Joining Sargent, a midfielder, and Powell, a defender, as Class 1A honorees was Klahowya goalkeeper Kasey Trask (second team).

WSSCA All-State 2015 Spring Soccer Teams

*Coaches-poll, as voted on by Washington State Soccer Coaches Association members.

Class 4A

MVP – Blake Crutchfield, Midfield – Snohomish Coach of the Year – Dan Pingrey – Snohomish

First Team

Forwards – Bennett Lehner, Jr. Camas; Burke Fahling, Jr. Inglemoor; Logan Wood, Sr. Tahoma; JD Hauenstein, Jr. Central Valley; Giovanny Soto, Sr. Wenatchee.

Midfielders – Blake Crutchfield, Sr. Snohomish; Trevor Lee, Jr. Puyallup; Emilio Meraz- Rodriguez, Sr. Pasco; Cameron Eyman, Sr. Camas.

Defenders – Nick Morgan, Sr. Skyline; Connor Thompson, Sr. Bellarmine Prep; Gabe Grabowski, Sr. Central Valley; Gus Baxter, Sr. Snohomish.

Goal Keeper – Grant Alcorn, Sr. Union.

Second Team

Forwards – Jesus Meraz-Rodriguez, Soph. Pasco; Ike Northstrom, Sr. Gig Harbor; Tino Lopez- Slish, Sr. Mt. Rainier; Hector Magana, Jr. Pasco.

Midfielders – Edwin Brown, Sr. Gig Harbor; Neil Boyal, Jr. Olympia; Chris Trussel, Sr. Wenatchee; Cris Garfias, Soph. Tahoma.

Defenders – Connor Herriford, Sr. Puyallup; Nick Hall, Jr. Thomas Jefferson; Chris Sutton, Sr. Olympia; Oswal Lopez, Jr. Pasco.

Goal Keeper – Scott Leathley, Sr. Tahoma.

Honorable Mention

Forwards – Terry Cox, Sr. Ferris; Kristian Barney, Sr. Snohomish.
Midfielders – Alex McNeil Sr. Lewis and Clark; Pablo Gallo Arias, Sr. Redmond; Nathan Grinalds

Jr. Central Valley; Joel Jacobson, Sr. Gig Harbor; Rio Alcorta, Sr. Inglemoor. Defenders – Lucas Ulmer, Sr. Camas; Rehn Reiley, Sr. Moses Lake; Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sr.

Inglemoor.
Goal Keeper – Jake Johnston, Sr. Puyallup.

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Locals named to All-State baseball teams on Thursday

Nearly a dozen local high school baseball players were named to the Washington State Baseball Coaches Association’s All-State teams on Thursday.

Pitcher/third baseman Mac McCarty received first team Class 4A honors and infielder Cooper Canton made the second team to represent South Kitsap, the 4A state champion.

For 3A, Central Kitsap first baseman and pitcher Collin Palau received first team honors while Bainbridge Island standouts Trent Schulte (P/INF) and Max Thomas (C/1B) were named to the second team.

North Kitsap duo Andrew Hecker (P) and TJ Jensen (OF) and North Mason’s Daniel Burggraaf (P/INF) were named to 2A first team. Connor Green (C) of North Kitsap and Tanner Rhodefer (P) of Sequim received second team honors as did Bremerton’s Anthony Amicangelo (INF). Klahowya pitcher Jacob Gotchall was named to the 1A/B first team.

All-Olympic League 2A and 1A teams appear

All-Olympic League 2A
MVP—Alex Worland, GK, sr., Kingston.
Coach of year—Chris Saari, Port Angeles
First team—NK, Brady Pierce, sr., F; Ethan Schmitt, jr., D; Deondre Sluys, so., MF. King, Leo Hernandez, jr., MF; Alex Hernandez, jr., center. PA, Tim Schneider, sr., MF; Angel Rivero, sr., MF; Seq, Eli Berg, sr., MF. Brem, Spencer Stuart, jr., MF. Oly, Makaleb McInnis, sr., D. NM, Nick Sebastian, sr., CD.
Second team—NK, Will Thompson, jr., D; Sami Klopp, jr., MF; Zack Klopp, sr., MF. King, Jovi Hernandez, jr., CF; Brady Vernick, so., MF. PA, Miki Andrus, sr., F; Vincent Ioffrida, sr., D. Seq, Cameron Chase, jr., MF/F. Brem, Tom Zimpel, sr., F. Oly, Sedric Brandon, sr., F. NM, Austen Bullion, jr., F.
All-Olympic League 1A
MVP—Paul Powell, D, sr., Klahowya
Coach of year—Jeff Quinn, Klahowya
First team—Klahowya, Kasey Trask, sr., GK; Keegan Grellner, jr., MF; Austin Sargent, sr., MF; Jake Sargent, so., F. PT, Sean Dwyer, sr., GK; Beshir Little, jr., MF. Coup, Abraham Leyva Elenes, jr. MF; William Nelson, fr., MF; Tanner Kircher, jr., D. Chim, Carter McCleary, so., MF; Marcus Kiedrowski, jr., GK.

State roundup: SK baseball reaches title game

It could be the busiest prep sports day of the year with baseball, softball, boys soccer, track and field and tennis going on around the state on Friday.

Here’s a look at what’s happening today:

Baseball

4A semifinal: South Kitsap 5, Decatur 0 Final

3A semifinal: Mercer Island 11, Bainbridge 6 Final

3A semifinal: Shorewood 1, Central Kitsap 0 Final

Softball

Central Kitsap is still alive in the 3A tournament after going 2-1 on Friday, while Bainbridge is out after going 0-2. All three Olympic League teams — Olympic, PA, Sequim — went 0-2 in the 2A tournament.

Track and field

South Kitsap’s Nolan VanAmen won the 4A discus title with a throw of 165 feet, 0 inches.

Olympic’s Keshun McGee won the 2A triple jump (47-5.75) to go with his long jump title, and North Kitsap’s Zach Whittaker was right behind him 47-5.

Central Kitsap’s Hudson Keffer on the 3A javelin, and Cam Carroll had the top time in the 800 meter prelims today, 1:54.32. Finals are tomorrow.

Crosspoint’s Des Doty won the 1B long jump title with a jump of 16 feet, 8 3/4 inches.

Kingston’s Max English won the 2A high jump by clearing 6-feet 4-inches.

Boys Soccer

Klahowya lost 4-3 to Bellevue Christian in the state semifinals. Game went into the seventh round of penalty kicks.

 

 

Softball: Three to state, Olympic, Central Kitsap, Bainbridge

The Olympic Trojans are headed back to state for the second time in three years and with their lineup of hitters, they could make history.

The Trojans (17-6) face the Lynden Lions (23-1) in their first game Friday at 10 a.m. at the Class 2A state softball tourney at Carlon Park in Selah. Their second game has them playing either Woodland or Fife. Olympic has yet to win a game at state, and their draw isn’t the easiest but it is state. It’s never easy if you’re one of the last 16 teams still playing

The good news for Olympic is the return of freshman Kaira Cabato. Cabato missed the WCD tournament due to a concussion but has been cleared to play this weekend. Cabato batted .631 in 14 games to lead the Trojans and had a 1.289 slugging and .702 on-base percentage with 26 RBIs. Adia Roberts leads the team with 11 home runs and 36 RBIs. She is batting .603 (1.245 slugging/.587 on-base) while sister Zoe has a .597 average and .758 slugging and .634 on-base and drove in 29 runs.

Over at the 3A tourney, the Central Kitsap and Bainbridge softball teams could see each other one more time before the season ends on Saturday.

It’s been a fun, friendly rivalry the last several seasons as the two non-league teams meet for what’s been a pretty good ballgame each time. It’s usually followed with players, coaches and parents getting together to enjoy some fellowship and food following the game.

Central Kitsap and Bainbridge are both in the bottom half of the bracket, which means if the two teams win twice on Friday CK and Bainbridge will play in Saturday’s semifinal at 9 a.m. at the Regional Athletic Complex in Lacey. Central Kitsap (17-7) opens against Everett (23-1) at noon on Field 4 while Bainbridge (16-6) takes on Edmonds-Woodway (17-7) on Field 1, also at noon. Win or lose the Spartans face either North Thurston or Kamiakin. That’s not an easy draw. Kamiakin is the state favorite as the Braves are looking to win their fourth straight championship. Second games start at 2 p.m. in the losers bracket.

If CK and Bainbridge go 1-1, then they play in the 6 p.m. loser out games. If they both win that game, guess what? They play each other at 9 a.m. Saturday in a knock-out game.

Right now I’d give the edge to Central Kitsap. Admittedly I’ve seen more of CK than the Spartans this year and the Cougars have a potent lineup — Narrows League 3A MVP Marissa Adams is batting .563, Sam Wallace and Elise Freund, first-teamers are hitting .426 and .458, respectively — a strong defense and great pitching from Hope Lawrence.

Not to be outdone, Bainbridge has all the weapons a team needs to succeed in the final weekend, including one of the best coaches in 3A Liz McCloskey, and assistant Nicole Hebner. OF/SS Riley Gregoire, an Oregon State signee, is the Metro League MVP, batting .527 with 29 RBIs, six home runs and about 15 stolen bases, is a phenomenal defender, has killer speed on the base paths and the softball IQ to make it all work. But the Spartans aren’t a one-woman show. Pitcher Deahna King has been to state three years in a row and has a .404 batting average with 18 RBIs and two home runs. Megan Spray has driven in 22 runs while batting .373.

Bainbridge also has state experience. The Spartans are making their ninth straight appearance, a run that included winning it all in 2009 and finishing runner-up twice. Central is at state for the first time since 2012 when it was still a 4A school. And at this level, you can never overlook how important it is to have veterans who know what it means to play under pressure.

In their earlier meeting on March 26, Central Kitsap beat Bainbridge 11-10 in a thriller.

CK coach Courtney Lacock said the games against Bainbridge are fun because they are two great teams going head to head.

“You get a little more fire out of it because you’ve seen them before,” she said.

Oh, and the tie that binds them all together?

Former CK head coach and now Bainbridge Little League coach and island resident Bruce Welling who lives just a stones throw from the softball field at Bainbridge.

Schulte, McCombs among All-Metro League baseball picks

Bainbridge’s Trent Schulte, Duncan McCombs and Max Thomas were named to the All-Metro League baseball first-team this week.
Carter Kraus was a second-team selection for the Spartans, who play in the Class 3A state semifinals on Friday.

ALL-METRO LEAGUE
MVP—Billy Dimlow, Eastside Catholic
Coach of the year—Chris Moedritzer, Garfield
First team
OF—Jesse Franklin, Seattle Prep; Jackson Chilcott, Chief Sealth; Jacob Hirsh, O’Dea; Jamie Maples, West Seattle; Addison Hull, Eastside Catholic. C—Ryan Shaw, Lakeside; Eli Wilson, Garfield. IF—Alex Behrman, Seattle Prep; Morgan McCullough, West Seattle; Max Thomas, Bainbridge; Jacob Westerman, Ballard; Alex Gregory, Garfield; Sam Cantrel, Roosevelt. P—Jackson Hazzard, Seattle Prep; Dylan Lamb, Blanchet; Trent Schulte, Bainbridge. DH—Bryan Karl, Chief Sealth. UT—Duncan McCombs, Bainbridge.
Second team
OF—Rex Stephen, O’Dea; Owen Leonard, Ballard; Sam Leach, Nathan Hale; Taylor Wright, Eastside Catholic; Riley Noonan, Blanchet. C—Jacob Terao, Seattle Prep; Robbie Jo Gerarden, O’Dea; Griffin Mueller. IF—Kollin Malsam, Eastside Catholic; Marques Carlson, O’Dea; Cameron Martin, Blanchet; Marcus McCannel, Eastside Catholic; Carter Kraus, Bainbridge; Alex Livengood, Ballard. P—Josh Tucker, O’Dea;Tyler Hoogendoorn, Ballard; Griffin Withington, Ingraham; Aidan Miller, Garfield. DH—Alex Baer, Eastside Catholic. UT—Spencer Barclay, Roosevelt.
Honorable mention
Bainbridge—Truman Miller, Brice Koslosky, Jack O’Neill, Blake Swanson.

Bainbridge wins individual, team golf state titles

Bainbridge’s golf team swept state titles Thursday at the Class 3A tournament at Canyon Lakes Golf Course in Kennewick.

Warkentin, a junior who is committed to UW, shot rounds of 69 and 70 for a two-day score of 139. Spencer Tibbits of Fort Vancouver was three shots back at 142.

Two other Bainbridge golfers finished in the top 30. Colin Campbell (160) and Hudson Hausmann (160) both tied for 27th.

Bainbridge’s team scored 70 points to take first, nine points ahead of Interlake.

Click here for Thursday’s final results.