Week 5 high school football scores

Klahowya and Cascade Christian are playing in Friday's early game at Silverdale Stadium.
Cascade Christian beat Klahowya 40-6 in Friday’s early game at Silverdale Stadium.

The Kitsap Sun game of the week features Gig Harbor vs. Central Kitsap at Silverdale Stadium at 7:30 p.m. Watch that game here.


Cascade Christian 40, Klahowya 6: Final (Game story)

—Tyquan Christian has three touchdowns in the first half for CC.

Olympic 10, North Mason 6: Final (Game story)

—The Trojans recovered a North Mason fumbled on their own 10-yard line in the final minute to hold of the Bulldogs.

Kingston 15, Port Angeles 12: Final (Game story)

—The Buccaneers scored on a 18-yard touchdown pass with 14 seconds left to go ahead.

Here is a roundup of the rest of Friday’s action.

Olympia 51, South Kitsap 21: Final

—The Wolves dropped to 0-5 after losing to the undefeated Bears.

Gig Harbor 55, Central Kitsap 43: Final

—The Cougars fell to 2-3 after losing in a shootout against the Tides.

Blanchet 28, Bainbridge 7: Final

—The Spartans fall to 1-1 in Metro League play.

Bremerton 32, Cedar Park Christian 14: Final

—The Knights improve to 2-3.

North Kitsap 42, Sequim 7: Final

—Tristan Newman with a 63-yard TD pass to give the Vikings the early lead.

Port Townsend 55, Chimacum 7: Final

—PT led 42-0 at halftime.

Girls Swimming: Kingston’s Velie locks down record book

Kingston sophomore Claudia Velie is close to gaining Ironman status and already owns all individual records at the 2A school.

Velie notched her seventh state-qualifying time, and fifth school record of the season, at the Kitsap Swim-vitational last weekend. The lone race she’s missing for Ironman, given to swimmers who qualify for the state meet in all eight individual events, is the 50-yard freestyle.


Olympic sophomore Chloe Partsch qualified for the 2A state meet in the 100, 200 and 500 freestyles as well as the 100 butterfly and 200 individual medley. The Trojans’ 200 medley relay also qualified.

NK’s Duchemin commits to DII Saint Martin’s

Bri Duchemin
Bri Duchemin

It didn’t take long for Bri Duchemin to decide where she would like to spend the next four years playing volleyball.

The North Kitsap senior made a verbal commitment to Saint Martin’s Univeristy in Lacey in late August. Saint Martin’s is a NCAA Division II school that plays in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference. The 6-foot outside hitter will sign her letter of intent for the Saints during the volleyball signing period in November.

Duchemin has been one of the best players in West Sound since her sophomore season. She was named the Olympic League 2A MVP last year and was the Kitsap Sun’s player of the year.

When drawing interest from colleges, Duchemin said she looked at three factors;

  • Staying in state (it’s less expensive)
  • Proximity to family and friends
  • And the programs the school offered — biology or teaching.

Saint Martin’s hit on all three fronts.

“Everything seemed to fit,” Duchemin said, who went to a one-day camp and played with her future teammates.

Duchemin said she’d been thinking about what she wanted and decided to make her verbal commitment right away.

“There’s no reason to wait,” she said.

Now that her college decision has been made, Duchemin feels like it’s lightened her load.

“I think the fact that I know where I’m going took a huge stress (off me),” she said.

The Vikings (6-1 overall, 5-0 OL) are making a push for their eighth league title and another run to the state tournament. Duchemin has been an integral part of NK’s run to state, helping the Vikings place second in Class 2A in the 2013-14 season. Duchemin this week notched her 1,000 career kill, something she wanted to accomplish this season. She knew she was close heading into Tuesday’s league match with North Mason.

“I had seven in the first set and my mom was like ‘You need one more,’” Duchemin said, adding she was also fighting the flu bug and took herself out before the third set to rest. “That was pretty exciting. I really wanted my eight kills.”

North Kitsap ranked No. 7 in latest state football poll

Coming off last week’s convincing win over Olympic, North Kitsap (4-0) is ranked No. 7 among Class 2A teams in the latest AP state football poll.

Class 4A
1. Richland (7) 4-0 105
2. Camas (4) 4-0 103
3. Sumner 4-0 86
4. Skyline 3-1 72
5. Gonzaga Prep 2-2 49
(tie) Graham-Kapowsin 3-1 49
7. Chiawana 4-0 45
8. Lake Stevens 4-0 37
9. Woodinville 4-0 22
10. Battle Ground 4-0 20

Others receiving 6 or more points: Olympia 7.


Class 3A
1. Eastside Catholic (11) 4-0 110
2. O’Dea 4-0 98
3. Squalicum 4-0 85
4. Ferndale 4-0 72
5. Peninsula 4-0 67
6. Kamiakin 3-1 51
7. Oak Harbor 4-0 35
8. Bellevue 0-1 32
9. Lincoln 3-1 29
10. Garfield 4-0 17

Others receiving 6 or more points: none.


Class 2A
1. Archbishop Murphy (6) 3-0 114
(tie) Tumwater (6) 4-0 114
3. River Ridge 4-0 80
4. Ellensburg 3-1 73
5. Lynden 3-1 63
6. Prosser 3-1 59
7. North Kitsap 4-0 52
8. Burlington-Edison 4-0 43
9. W. F. West 4-0 14
10. Sedro-Woolley 2-2 13

Others receiving 6 or more points: West Valley (Spokane) 12. Liberty (Issaquah) 9. Clarkston 8.


Class 1A
1. Royal (11) 4-0 110
2. Connell 4-0 99
3. Mount Baker 4-0 84
4. Montesano 4-0 76
5. Okanogan 4-0 57
6. Cascade Christian 4-0 50
7. Zillah 3-1 41
8. Freeman 4-0 27
9. King’s 2-2 22
10. LaCenter 3-1 19

Others receiving 6 or more points: 11, La Salle 9.


Class 2B
1. Napavine (11) 4-0 110
2. Northwest Christian (Colbert) 4-0 96
3. Liberty (Spangle) 4-0 88
4. Toledo 4-0 78
5. Asotin 3-1 65
6. LaConner 4-0 55
7. Adna 3-1 47
8. Rainier 4-0 21
9. Onalaska 3-1 13
10. Davenport 2-2 11

Others receiving 6 or more points: Pe Ell/Willapa Valley 9.

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NK drops out of state volleyball coaches poll

Despite not losing an Olympic League match last week, the North Kitsap Vikings were left out of the Washington State Coaches Association volleyball poll after debuting among the top 10.

The Vikings (5-1 overall, 4-0 OL) were ranked eighth in the Class 2A last week.

Here are this week’s rankings;

Class 4A—1, Auburn-Riverside. 2. Mead. 3, West Valley. 4, Tahoma. 5, Curtis. 6, Bellarmine Prep. 7, Battleground. 8, Kennedy Catholic. 9, Auburn-Mountainview. 10, Puyallup.

Class 3A—1, Bellevue. 2, Bishop Blanchet. 3, Holy Names. 4, Ferndale. 5, Mercer Island. 6, Prairie. 7, Shorewood. 8, Mt. Spokane. 9, Shadle Park. 10, Southridge.

Class 2A—1, Tumwater. 2. Archbishop Murphy. 3, Ridgefield. 4, Burlington-Edison. 5, Selah. 6, Ellensburg. 7, Fife. 8, Woodland. 9, White River. 10, Othello.

Class 1A—1, Cascade (Leavenworth). 2, Lynden Christian. 3, Cedar Park Christian (Bothell). 4, Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls). 5, King’s. 6, Freeman. 7, Charles Wright. 8, Naches Valley. 9, Granger. 10, King’s Way Christian.

Class 2B—1, Colfax. 2, LaConner. 3, Kalama. 4, Life Christian. 5, Toutle Lake. 6, Northwest Christian (Colbert). 7, Wilbur-Creston. 8, Napavine. 9, Davenport. 10, Reardan.

Class 1B—1, Oakesdale. 2, Pomeroy. 3, Mount Vernon Christian. 4, Almira-Coulee-Hartline. 5, Quilcene. 6, Colton. 7, Providence Classical Christian. 8, Sunnyside Christian. 9, Odessa-Harrington. 10, Christian Faith.

WIAA executive board makes changes to state hoops format, using RPI

On Monday the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) Executive Board voted to increase the number of teams at each state basketball championship site from eight to 12 and approved the use of a Rating Percentage Index (RPI).

The updated format, which will go into effect for the 2016-17 season, will keep regional sites for the first round. Final tournament sites are staying the same with 4A and 3A at the Tacoma Dome, 1A/2A at the Yakima Valley SunDome and 2B/1B at Spokane.

The RPI system will be used to seed the 16 teams that qualify for the first round (regionals). The system will not be used in the qualification to regional sites, only for seeding purposes after the qualifying teams are in place. The State Basketball Format Committee will continue to refine the details of the RPI system, the WIAA said in the release.

The WIAA said each district will continue to control its respective tournaments to determine the 16 teams for each classification.

You can find an example of the new 16-team bracket here.

The board voted on the changes after garnering feedback from administrators and coaches around the state via an online survey, and from different communities. The format chosen was the most popular with 71 percent in favor of using an RPI to seed tournaments.

Week 4 high school football scores



North Kitsap 38, Olympic 14: Final (Game story)

—North Kitsap improves to 4-0 overall and 2-0 in the Olympic League 2A.

Puyallup 77 South Kitsap 60: Final (Game story)

—The Wolves fall to 0-4 after giving up a state-record 10 TD passes to Puyallup’s QB.

***Click here for a roundup of Friday’s action.

Bainbridge 20, Lakeside 7: Final

—The Spartans improve to 1-3 and hand first-year coach Jeff Rouser his first career win.

Klahowya 35, Vashon 14: Final

—The Eagles improved to 3-1 ahead of next week’s showdown against Cascade Christian.

Sequim 7, Bremerton 0: Final

—The Wolves’ Gavin Velarde ran the opening kick back 95 yards for a TD — the game’s only score.

North Mason 6, Port Angeles 0: Final

—Bulldogs coach Phil Pugh picks up his first victory in his third coaching stint with the team.

Timberline 24, Central Kitsap 8: Final

—The Cougars fall to 2-2 and 1-1 in South Sound Conference 3A play.

Mercer Island 37, Kingston 3: Final

—The Buccaneers drop to 1-3 after a nonleague loss.

Cascade Christian 47, Chimacum 19: Final

—The Cowboys fall to 1-3.








NK volleyball debuts at No. 8 in state coaches poll

The Washington State Coaches Association (WSCA) released its coaches poll and the North Kitsap Vikings are listed at No. 8 in the Class 2A rankings.

The Vikings are the lone school from West Sound to make the poll in any classification.

Here are the rankings …

Class 4A—1, Mead. 2, West Valley. 3, Tahoma. 4, Curtis. 5, Auburn Riverside. 6, Kennedy Catholic. 7 Auburn Mountainview. 8, Bellarmine Prep. 9, Emerald Ridge. 10, Battleground.

Class 3A—1, Bellevue. 2, Bishop Blanchet. 3, Ferndale. 4, Holy Names. 5, Mercer Island. 6, Shorewood. 7, Shadle Park. 8, Mt. Spokane. 9, Prairie. 10, Southridge.

Class 2A—1, Archbishop Murphy. 2, Tumwater. 3, Ridgefield. 4, Woodland. 5, Burlington-Edison. 6, Selah. 7, Ellensburg. 8, North Kitsap. 9, Bonney Lake. 10, Anacortes.

Class 1A—1, Cedar Park Christian. 2, Lynden Christian 3, Cascade. 4, Naches Valley. 5, Lakeside. 6, King’s. 7, Freeman. 8, Charles Wright Academy. 9, Granger. 10, King’s Way Christian.

Class 2B—1, Colfax. 2, Kalama. 3, Life Christian. 4, LaConner. 5, Toutle Lake. 6, Napavine. 7, Northwest Christian Colbert. 8, Wilbur-Creston. 9, Davenport. 10, Reardan.

Class 1B—1, Oakesdale. 2, Pomeroy. 3, Mount Vernon Christian. 4, Almira-Coulee-Hartline. 5, Quilcene. 6, Colton. 7, Providence Classical Christian. 8, Sunnyside Christian. 9, Odessa-Harrington. 10, Christian Faith.

Week 3 high school football score updates


Central Kitsap 20, North Thurston 3: Final (Game story)

—Roque Blas with a TD run in the first quarter puts the Cougars up 7-3. DeAndre Sincere has 96 rushing yards at halftime. Derrick Lovelace returned a fumble 75 yards for another TD in the third quarter. CK up 14-3. Sincere’s first TD early in the fourth puts CK ahead 20-3.

Olympic 18, Bremerton 6: Final (Game story)

Evan Quitevis with a 1-yard TD run to put the Trojans up early. Logan Madison added two touchdowns in the second half to put the Trojans ahead 18-0.

Kingston 17, North Mason 14: Final (Game story)

Teams traded TDs with missed extra points in the first quarter. Kingston scored on an 80-yard TD pass that came off a tipped ball near midfield. Bucs hit a field goal on last play of first half. North Mason took 14-9 lead with scoring drive on its first drive of third quarter. Kingston QB John Jones threw his second TD pass of the game in the fourth quarter for the game-winner as Kingston coach Alec Grimm gets his first career victory.

*Click here for a roundup of the rest of the night’s action.

North Kitsap 55, Port Angeles 0: Final

Vikings improve to 3-0.

Klahowya 31, Granite Falls 20: Final

Eagles improve to 2-1.

King’s Way Christian 53, Bainbridge 28: Final

Spartans fall to 0-3.

Mount Baker 56, Port Townsend 7: Final

Redhawks fall to 1-2.

Sequim 28, Centralia 14: Final

Wolves improve to 2-1.

Forks 48, Chimacum 7: Final

Cowboys fall to 2-1.







What’s Kitsap’s biggest football rivalry game?

Thursday night I spent a little time reading about the Fish Bowl rivalry (Peninsula/Gig Harbor) in a nice writeup by the News Tribune’s T.J. Cotterill.

It got me wondering…what is the best football rivalry in Kitsap? I’ve covered football in the county for almost a decade and I’ve seen some stellar games between South Kitsap/Central Kitsap, North Kitsap/Olympic, Kingston/North Kitsap.

I’m interested to hear from folks from different schools? What’s the big game on the calendar? What’s the team you want to beat more than any other?