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News updates on area high schools. By Sun sports staff writers Chuck Stark, Jeff Graham, Annette Griffus and Nathan Joyce.
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Week 3 of the Fearless Football Forecast

September 18th, 2014 by nathan joyce

This week’s guest picker is Total Package basketball director Craig Murray. Last weeks’ guest picker, D.J. Sigurdson, was 7-7.

This week John Becerra Jr. Jeff Graham Nathan Joyce Chuck Stark Annette Griffus Craig Murray Terry Mosher George Edgar
Black Hills at North Kitsap N.Kitsap N.Kitsap N.Kitsap N.Kitsap N.Kitsap N.Kitsap N.Kitsap N.Kitsap
Bremerton at Olympic Bremerton Olympic Olympic Bremerton Bremerton Olympic Olympic Olympic
C. Kitsap at Mount Tahoma M.Tahoma C.Kitsap C.Kitsap M.Tahoma M.Tahoma C.Kitsap C.Kitsap C.Kitsap
Everett at Bainbridge Everett Bainbridge Bainbridge Everett Everett Bainbridge Bainbridge Bainbridge
Kingston at Sequim Kingston Kingston Sequim Sequim Sequim Kingston Sequim Sequim
Klahowya at Port Townsend Klahowya Klahowya P.Townsend P.Townsend P.Townsend P.Townsend P.Townsend P.Townsend
Olympia at South Kitsap Olympia Olympia Olympia Olympia Olympia S.Kitsap Olympia S.Kitsap
Port Angeles at North Mason P.Angeles N.Mason N.Mason N.Mason N.Mason N.Mason P.Angeles N.Mason
Chimacum at Coupeville Coupeville Coupeville Coupeville Chimacum Chimacum Chimacum Coupeville Coupeville
Oregon at Washington St. Oregon Oregon Oregon Oregon Oregon Oregon Oregon Oregon
Georgia St. at Washington Washington Washington Washington Washington Washington Washington Washington Washington
Broncos at Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks
Last week: 8–6 8–6 9–5 8–6 8–6 7–7 8–6 6–8
Season: 17-8 (.680) 16-9 (.640) 16-9 (.640) 16-9 (.640) 16-9 (.640) 15-10 (.600) 15-10 (.600) 14-11 (.560)

CK-SK Tennis Invite coming Saturday

September 18th, 2014 by nathan joyce

The Central Kitsap/South Kitsap tennis invitational is Saturday at South Kitsap High school.
CK coach Don Patraw is the tournament director. The tourney begins at 8 a.m.
Teams competing: CK, SK, Gig Habror, Port Angeles, Sumner, Bonney Lake, Enumclaw.


High school volleyball rankings coming; Crosspoint beats Seattle Lutheran

September 17th, 2014 by Annette Griffus

The debut of the statewide high school volleyball rankings will happen next week, thanks to Jeff Curtis. Curtis is the head coach at Juanita High and compiles the rankings for us newspeople and fans each week.

I’d suspect North Kitsap would be in the top 10 for 2A, but that might be it for West Sound teams. Could be a bit of a down year in terms of local teams making the playoffs, but it should still be a fun league season, especially in the Olympic, as there are plenty of teams at the same level talent-wise.

If I were to make a prediction right now, I’d put NK at the top spot in the 2A with Sequim right behind. After that, it’s a toss up. Olympic and Port Angeles could be the next two teams fighting it out for the playoffs while North Mason, Kingston and Bremerton hang around until the end. In the 1A, right now I might give the edge to Port Townsend just because they have more returning players than Klahowya. But that’s just a guess on my part.

On another note, Crosspoint Academy did something they haven’t done in quite a while. Beat the Seattle Lutheran Saints. The Warriors handed Seattle Lutheran 25-10, 25-19, 25-14 on Tuesday. It’s the first win over the Saints in four years, said coach Ellen Laurion.

Cailyn Cattell (seven aces), Emma Laurion (six) and Kailey Bandara combined for 16 aces for the Warriors. Also, Holly Bandara had 10 assists and Morgan Abrams chipped in six.

“It was an all-around team effort and I couldn’t be more thrilled for this much-deserved win,” Laurion said.


North Kitsap ranked No. 7 in lastest football poll

September 17th, 2014 by nathan joyce

North Kitsap’s road win over the No. 6 team in the state (for 2A teams) moved them into the Associated Press poll, released Wednesday.
NK (2-0) checks in at No. 7.
The Vikings are the only West Sound team ranked.

Class 4A
1. Bothell (13) 2-0 148
2. Skyline (2) 2-0 126
3. Camas 2-0 119
4. Union 2-0 100
5. Graham-Kapowsin 2-0 84
6. Gonzaga Prep 2-0 80
7. Chiawana 1-1 72
8. Lake Stevens 1-1 21
9. Gig Harbor 2-0 17
10. Kentwood 2-0 13
Others receiving 6 or more points: 11, Olympia 12. 12, Federal Way 9.

Class 3A
1. Bellevue (15) 2-0 150
2. O’Dea 2-0 131
3. Marysville-Pilchuck 2-0 116
4. Shadle Park 2-0 100
5. Eastside Catholic 1-1 83
6. Lakes 2-0 73
7. Mt. Spokane 2-0 64
8. Columbia River 2-0 45
9. Glacier Peak 2-0 35
10. Lincoln 2-0 17
Others receiving 6 or more points: None.

Class 2A
1. Lynden (16) 2-0 160
2. Tumwater 2-0 136
3. Ellensburg 2-0 128
4. Prosser 2-0 120
5. Hockinson 2-0 88
6. Liberty (Renton) 2-0 76
7. North Kitsap 2-0 26
8. Sedro-Woolley 2-0 23
9. Ephrata 1-1 22
10. Lindbergh 1-1 19
Others receiving 6 or more points: 11, Centralia 15. 12, W. F. West 12. 13, Squalicum 11. 14, Othello 10. 15, White River 8. 15, Woodland 8. 15, East Valley (Spokane) 8.

Class 1A
1. Freeman (14) 2-0 140
2. Cascade Christian 2-0 121
3. Royal 2-0 116
4. Tenino 2-0 87
5. Zillah 2-0 80
6. Cashmere 1-1 33
7. Meridian 1-1 28
8. Mount Baker 1-1 27
(tie)Nooksack Valley 2-0 27
10. Lynden Christian 2-0 22
Others receiving 6 or more points: 11, Eatonville 19. 12, King’s 16. 13, Colville 14. 14, Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) 11. 15, La Center 10.

Class 2B
1. Lind-Ritzville Sprague (9) 2-0 133
2. Napavine (4) 2-0 129
3. Colfax 2-0 104
4. Waitsburg-Prescott 2-0 87
5. Toledo 2-0 77
6. Adna 2-0 75
7. Raymond 2-0 50
8. Reardan 2-0 40
9. Okanogan (1) 2-0 21
(tie)Morton(White Pass) 1-1 21
Others receiving 6 or more points: 11, North Beach 14. 12, White Swan 8. 13, LaConner 7.

Class 1B
1. Neah Bay (10) 2-0 127
2. Touchet (1) 2-0 115
3. Liberty Christian (2) 2-0 109
4. Colton 2-0 69
5. Lummi 0-2 43


High school girls soccer rankings

September 16th, 2014 by jeff graham

Matt Massey over at the Seattle Times works hard each week to publish high school girls soccer rankings for Class 4A, 3A and 2A teams.

This week, Massey had Bainbridge ranked No. 3 in the Class 3A rankings and North Kitsap ranked No. 7 in the 2A rankings.

Bainbridge lost 2-0 to Roosevelt on Tuesday, so perhaps Massey cursed the Spartans, who fell to 3-1.

 


NK volleyball takes second at SunDome Tourney

September 13th, 2014 by jeff graham

North Kitsap volleyball coach Tim French praised his Vikings their performance Saturday at the SunDome Tournament in Yakima.

NK finished second to Central Valley.

“I’m really proud of them,” French said. “The girls got in a good amount of volleyball.”

The Vikings played three teams in pool play, which featured two-game matches. NK split with White River (25-23, 23-25), beat Kennewick (25-10, 25-16) and beat East Valley (25-14, 25-19).

In the winner’s bracket, NK beat Cascade of Leavenworth 21-25, 25-17, 15-11 and Eisenhower 25-23, 13-25, 15-7 to reach the championship match. The Vikings fell to Central Valley 20-25, 25-17, 15-9.

 

North Kitsap's volleyball team finished second in the 32-team SunDome Volleyball Festival last weekend in Yakima. (Courtesy photo)

North Kitsap’s volleyball team finished second in the 32-team SunDome Volleyball Festival last weekend in Yakima.
(Courtesy photo)


Football coaches need short memories

September 13th, 2014 by jeff graham

On the same night North Kitsap football coach Jeff Weible celebrated his team’s 28-7 road victory over No. 7 W.F. West, South Kitsap football coach Eric Canton wanted to erase the thought of his team’s 43-0 mauling at home against Peninsula.

Both coaches will put those Week 2 games in the mental scrapbook Saturday when they turned their attention toward another week of practice, another opponent. Win or lose, there are more games to be played.

So how is it looking for West Sound teams after two weeks? Let’s take stock:

–Central Kitsap still hasn’t found the end zone after losing 7-6 to Olympic in the Battle of Bucklin Hill. That’s just shocking for a team with no shortage of experienced skill players. I mean, the Cougars managed only three points against the same South Kitsap team that allowed Peninsula to run all over Joe Knowles Field. Seven turnovers in two games has something to do with the Cougars’ scoring woes, but so does the lack of a running game. Central Kitsap needs some offensive linemen to step up and quick.

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Update from under Friday Night Lights

September 12th, 2014 by nathan joyce

Olympic 7, Central Kitsap 6 (final)
North Kitsap 28, No.7 WF West 7 (final)
Peninsula 43, South Kitsap 0 (final)
Port Angeles 42, Vashon 8 (final)
Bremerton 35, Klahowya 7 (final)
North Mason 34, Elma 27 (final)
Forks 27, Chimacum 8 (final)
Archbishop Murphy 47, Kingston 7 (final)
Sequim 40, Coupeville 18 (final)
Port Townsend 47, Bellevue Christian 7 (final)


Crystal Ball: South Kitsap vs. Peninsula football

September 11th, 2014 by jeff graham

I’ve got to admit that a couple weeks ago when I picked the list of 10 must-see local games of 2014, I put Peninsula at South Kitsap in Week 2 on the list and picked Peninsula to win 31-28. I did reserve the right to change picks as the season progressed.

When it came time to pick all the Week 2 winners this week, I thought for sure I’d previously picked South Kitsap to beat Peninsula. So now I’m on record for pick BOTH Peninsula and South Kitsap to win. Pretty smart, huh?

Honestly, I think South Kitsap can win, but I’m guessing the Wolves might need to score 31 points to do so. Peninsula lost by a hair 30-29 to Gig Harbor in the Fish Bowl in Week 1, so you know the Seahawks are going to want to get in the win column this week to avoid an 0-2 start. South Kitsap, which beat Central Kitsap 21-3 in its opener, last started a season 2-0 in 2012.

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Week 2 of the Fearless Football Forecast

September 11th, 2014 by nathan joyce

This week’s guest picker is former South Kitsap coach D.J. Sigurdson. Last week’s guest picker, Beth Donnelly was 8-3.

This week John Becerra Jr. Jeff Graham George Edgar D.J. Sigurdson Chuck Stark Nathan Joyce Terry Mosher Annette Griffus
Central Kitsap at Olympic C.Kitsap C.Kitsap C.Kitsap C.Kitsap C.Kitsap C.Kitsap C.Kitsap C.Kitsap
Peninsula at South Kitsap S.Kitsap S.Kitsap S.Kitsap S.Kitsap S.Kitsap S.Kitsap S.Kitsap S.Kitsap
North Kitsap at WF West N.Kitsap N.Kitsap WF West N.Kitsap N.Kitsap N.Kitsap WF West N.Kitsap
Klahowya at Bremerton Klahowya Bremerton Bremerton Bremerton Bremerton Bremerton Bremerton Bremerton
Bainbridge at Cleveland Bainbridge Bainbridge Bainbridge Bainbridge Bainbridge Bainbridge Bainbridge Bainbridge
Kingston at ATM ATM ATM ATM ATM ATM ATM ATM ATM
Forks at Chimacum Forks Chimacum Chimacum Chimacum Chimacum Forks Forks Forks
Elma at North Mason N.Mason North Mason Elma N.Mason N.Mason N.Mason N.Mason N.Mason
Sequim at Coupeville Sequim Sequim Coupeville Sequim Coupeville Sequim Sequim Sequim
Port Angeles at Vashon P.Angeles Port Angeles P.Angeles Vashon P.Angeles Port Angeles P.Angeles P.Angeles
P. Townsend at Bellevue Christian B.Christian B.Christian P.Townsend B.Christian P.Townsend B.Christian B.Christian B.Christian
Portland St. at Washington St. WSU WSU WSU WSU WSU WSU WSU WSU
Illinois at Washington Washington Washington Washington Washington Washington Washington Washington Washington
Seahawks at Chargers Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks
Last week: 9–2 8–3 8–3 8–3 8–3 7–4 7–4 6–5
Season: 9-2 (.818) 8-3 (.727) 8-3 (.727) 8-3 (.727) 8-3 (.727) 7-4 (.636) 7-4 (.636) 6-5 (.545)

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