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SK trio named to All-SPSL 4A volleyball

South Kitsap seniors Tia Lawrence, Diane Olson and junior Madison Jackson were all named to the All-South Puget Sound League 4A volleyball team.

All three were added to the honorable mention team.

All-SPSL 4A Volleyball

MVP—Hannah Pukis, jr., OH, Bellarmine Prep

Coach of the year—Tony Batinovich, Puyallup

First team—Kasey Woodroof, jr., L, Curtis; Lauren Wilson, sr., OH, Olympia; McKenzie Schwan, sr., OH, Bellarmine Prep; Addy Woolery, jr., L, Bellarmine Prep; Peyton Foster, jr., OH, Graham-Kapowsin; Kaitlin Sugai, jr., RS, Puyallup; Tayler Templeman, jr., OH, Emerald Ridge.

Second team—Katie Yorke, jr., RS, Curtis; Sarah Randall, so., M, Curtis; Hannah Barbour, sr., L, Graham-Kapowsin; Jordan Hunter, sr., OH, Puyallup; Anna Saelens, jr., S, Puyallup; Jadyn Mullen, jr., S, Emerald Ridge.

Honorable mention—South Kitsap: Tia Lawrence, sr., L; Diane Olson, sr., M; Madison Jackson, jr., S.

State Swimming & Diving Finals thread

The second day of the state girls swimming and diving championships are underway at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.

The Class 2A meet is underway and top qualifier Port Angeles won the 200-yard medley relay with a hard charge from Liberty, 1:50.76 to 1:51.31.

Port Townsend was named the academic champion with a team grade point average of 3.508 for 1A and head coach Peter Braden.

200 freestyle final: Klahowya junior Kira Crane placed fifth in 1:57.39 and North Kitsap’s Isabel Hendryx was sixth in 1:59.90.

200 IM consolation final: Olympic sophomore Chloe Partsch finished 10th overall in 2:16.82, well ahead of her prelim time of 2:20.54 from Friday.

50 free final: North Kitsap freshman Eleanor Beers won her first state title in the 50 freestyle in 23.36. That’s the second fastest all-time in 2A and she tied with Missy McIntyre of Oak Harbor for the top 10 all-time.

100 butterfly final: Klahowya’s Crane finished second to Alexis Schmidtt of Cheney, 58.21 to 58.24. Partsch of Olympic was sixth.

100 free final: Beers claimed her second individual title with a time of 50.98, a state record by one-one hundredth of a second. Amelia Messegee held the record of 50.99 since Nov. 10, 2007.

500 free final: Kingston’s Claudia Velie finished fifth.

200 free relay final: Liberty edged North Kitsap to win the relay, 1:39.45 to 1:39.84.

100 backstroke final: North’s Isabel Hendryx finished second to two-time state champion Taylor McCoy of Pullman. McCoy will swim at WSU next year. Hendryx’s had a time of 59.58 to McCoy’s 56.40.

400 free relay: North Kitsap won in a time of 3:14.36, holding off Liberty in 3:14.71.

North Kitsap finished fourth overall. It’s the first Greg Braun-led Vikings team to podium at the state meet in his 26 years as head coach.

Class 3A

Bainbridge senior Zora Opalka receives her gold medal from Spartans head coach Sarah Bullock at the Class 3A state swimming and diving meet. Opalka is the first female diver to win a state championship for Bainbridge. (Annette Griffus/Kitsap Sun)
Bainbridge senior Zora Opalka receives her gold medal from Spartans head coach Sarah Bullock at the Class 3A state swimming and diving meet. Opalka is the first female diver to win a state championship for Bainbridge.
(Annette Griffus/Kitsap Sun)

1-meter diving: Bainbridge’s Zora Opalka won the school’s first girls title with 422.10 points to hold off Lakeside’s Amber Chong, 421.70. Bainbridge’s Cammy Rouser was fifth.

200 IM final: Central Kitsap sophomore Taylor Sims placed eighth in 2:14.03.

Livestreamed playoff football: North Kitsap vs. Archbishop Murphy

North Kitsap and Archbishop Murphy play tonight at 7 p.m. in the first round of the Class 2A state tournament.
North Kitsap and Archbishop Murphy play tonight at 7 p.m. in the first round of the Class 2A state tournament.

North Kitsap’s football team puts its 10-0 record on the line tonight at 7 p.m. in Poulsbo against Archbishop Murphy. The Wildcats (10-0) are the top-ranked team in Class 2A.

Can the Vikings — ranked No. 6 — pull off the upset? Tune in here at 7 p.m.

Read about tonight’s matchup:

-Austin Miller writes about how the Vikings are anxious to take on the challenge of facing the same team that knocked North Kitsap out of the state semifinals last year.

-Jeff Graham writes about his past experience with covering games featuring undefeated teams.

NK relays ranked No. 1 heading to 2A state swim meet

nkswimThe North Kitsap 200 freestyle and 400 freestyle relays are ranked No. 1 heading into the Class 2A state swimming and diving championships this week at the King County Aquatic Center.

The 200 free relay, which won the West Central District title last weekend, set a district record in 1 minute, 40.54 seconds. The winning relay included Isabel Hendryx, Dannica Hennings, Izy Iral and Eleanor Beers. NK coach Greg Braun uses the same lineup for the 400.

It was also during the district meet that NK set four school records, and three meet records, on the first day and then five school records and five meet records the second day.

Swim dad RJ Iral put together a great little video of the relay win.

Bonus: I’ve mentioned the name Eleanor Beers before on The Blogstroke, as an age grouper, but this will be her first high school state finals. Beers, a freshman from North Kitsap, anchored both relays for the Vikings at district and then just destroyed the field in the 100 freestyle (which you can watch here). Will be fun to see what she can do Friday and hopefully Saturday.

NK’s Moran, French earn All-Oympic League 2A honors; Klahowya’s Mills 1A defensive MVP

Junior libero Eunice Moran of North Kitsap was named the Olympic League 2A defensive MVP this week while North Kitsap coach Tim French was honored as coach of the year.

Nicole Mills of Klahowya joined Moran as a defensive MVP, this time for the OL 1A. The 2A MVP was Sequim’s Adrienne Haggerty. The 1A MVP was Katrina McGranahan of Coupeville.

All-Olympic League 2A

MVP—Adrienne Haggerty, sr., Sequim

Defensive MVP—Eunice Moran, jr., North Kitsap

Coach of the year—Tim French, North Kitsap

Team sportsmanship—Sequim

First team—Bri Duchemin, sr., North Kitsap; Madison Cordero sr., Kingston; Elena Vasquez, sr., North Kitsap; Imani Frogge, sr., Olympic; Kiana Robideau, sr., Port Angeles; Ava McCabe, so., Kingston.

Second team—Ella Christiansen, sr., Sequim; Hannah Waterman, sr., North Kitsap; Danielle Monzon, sr., Olympic; Lily Gelhaus, so., Bremerton; Hope Doherty, sr., North Kitsap; Sydney Balkan, sr., Sequim.

All-Olympic League 1A

MVP—Katrina McGranahan, jr., Coupeville

Defensive MVP—Nicole Mills, sr., Klahowya

Coach of the year—Cory Whitmore, Coupeville

Team sportsmanship—Chimacum

First team—Valen Trujillo, sr., Coupeville; Hope Lodell, jr., Coupeville; Jessica Carlson, sr., Klahowya; Ashley Sharp, sr., Klahowya; Taylor Carthaum, sr., Chimacum; Shanya Nisbet, sr., Chimacum.

Volleyball: Duchemin makes it official

North Kitsap senior Bri Duchemin signed her National Letter of Intent to play volleyball at Saint Martin’s University next season. Duchemin, an Olympic League first-team selection, and the Vikings will play Friday in the Class 2A state tournament.

Here’s what she sent out on her Twitter account today during her signing ceremony at NK.

 

Also, Port Angeles’ Kiana Robideau signed with Evergreen State College. Robideau was named to the OL first team.

Klahowya’s Crane, NK’s Beers top seeds after day one at 2A WCD swimming

A veteran and rookie are among the top seeds heading into the Class 2A West Central District swimming and diving championships on Saturday.

Klahowya senior Kira Crane earned the No. 1 spot after Friday’s preliminaries at Hazen HS in the 200-yard freestyle in 2 minutes, 0.27 seconds and the 100 butterfly in 1:00.59. NK’s Isabel Hendryx is seeded second in the 200 free. Olympic’s Danielle Snyder is seeded fourth in the 200 and in the 500 free.

North Kitasp freshman Eleanor Beers is the top seed in the 50 free, 24.17 seconds, and in the 100 free, 52.60. Both are meet records. NK’s Dannica Hennings is seeded fifth in the 50 free. NK’s Isabel Hendryx will be looking for a district title in the 100 backstroke after touching the wall in 1:00.16.

Kingston’s Claudia Velie has the top seed in the 500 freestyle, 5:33.04. She is also seeded fourth in the 200 IM.

North Kitsap’s 200 free relay is the top seed, 1:41.29, as is its 400 free relay in 3:44.52. Olympic’s 200 medley relay, and Klahowya’s medley are seeded third and fifth, respectively.

The meet continues Saturday at 11 a.m.

Week 10 high school football scores

Our game of the week is North Kitsap’s 2A West Central District playoff game between North Kitsap and Orting. That game is slated to kickoff at 7:30 p.m. and you can view it by clicking this link.

2A WCD playoffs

Franklin Pierce 60, Bremerton 7 (Final): Franklin Pierce’s Jayman Stokes returned a Bremerton fumble for a touchdown as the Cardinals lead in the Knights early and went on to beat Bremerton and end its season.

North Kitsap 44, Orting 21 (Final): Multiple turnovers helped NK take a big lead on the Cardinals and the Viking defense is posting a shutout for most of the game as the Vikings secured a berth into the 2A state tournament.

Steilacoom 29, Olympic 14 (Final): Mason Quitevis had a 4-yard TD run to give the Trojans a quick lead over the Sentinels and Oly’s defense produced two INTs, but it wasn’t enough as Steilacoom came from behind for the win to eliminate the Trojans from the postseason.

Non-playoff games

Central Kitsap 17, Bethel 14 (Final): Cougars win their season finale at Silverdale Stadium.

Bainbridge 0, vs. Roosevelt 0 at Nathan Hale: Score not reported

North Mason 8, Tenino 6 (Final): The Bulldogs score late and win their season finale late.

Shorewood 0, at Kingston 0 (1st qtr): Score not reported

Port Townsend 49, Charles Wright 7 (Final): The Redhawks blew out CWA and will face La Center in a 1A state game next week.

Klahowya 57, Chimacum 0 (Final): The Eagles won their seventh game by shutting out the Cowboys at Silverdale Stadium in their season finale.

North Kitsap reaches No. 6 in state football poll

North Kitsap’s undefeated football team is ranked No. 6 among Class 2A teams in the final Associated Press state football poll.

The Vikings (9-0) host Orting on Friday at 7:30 p.m. in a West Central District playoff game. The winner advances to the state tournament.

Class 4A
1. Camas (6) 9-0 69
2. Sumner (1) 9-0 56
3. Richland 9-0 49
4. Graham-Kapowsin 8-1 44
5. Lake Stevens 9-0 41
6. Woodinville 9-0 37
7. Chiawana 8-1 28
(tie) Gonzaga Prep 7-2 28
9. Skyline 7-2 17
10. Todd Beamer 9-1 9

Others receiving 6 or more points: none.

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Class 3A
1. O’Dea (7) 9-0 70
2. Eastside Catholic 8-1 59
3. Squalicum 9-0 57
4. Kamiakin 7-2 50
5. Ferndale 8-1 41
6. Bonney Lake 7-2 22
7. Bellevue 5-1 21
8. Peninsula 8-1 20
9. Garfield 8-1 14
10. Timberline 9-1 13

Others receiving 6 or more points: Lincoln 10.

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Class 2A
1. Archbishop Murphy (6) 9-0 69
2. Tumwater (1) 8-1 61
3. Ellensburg 8-1 49
4. Lynden 8-1 47
5. Prosser 8-1 40
6. North Kitsap 9-0 31
7. River Ridge 7-1 26
8. Liberty (Issaquah) 8-0 24
9. Franklin Pierce 8-1 22
10. Sedro-Woolley 7-2 8

Others receiving 6 or more points: none.

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Class 1A
1. Royal (7) 9-0 70
2. Mount Baker 9-0 56
3. Connell 8-1 55
4. Montesano 9-0 50
5. Cascade Christian 9-0 42
6. LaCenter 8-1 33
7. Zillah 8-1 28
8. King’s 6-2 23
9. La Salle 8-1 12
10. Okanogan 8-1 10

Others receiving 6 or more points: none.

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Class 2B
1. Napavine (7) 9-0 70
2. Toledo 9-0 59
3. Asotin 8-1 56
4. Liberty (Spangle) 8-1 46
5. Northwest Christian (Colbert) 8-1 43
6. Adna 7-2 35
7. LaConner 7-1 30
8. Dayton 8-1 20
9. Tonasket 8-1 10
10. Pe Ell1Willapa Valley 7-2 7
(tie) Rainier 8-2 7

Others receiving 6 or more points: none.

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Class 1B
1. Lummi (5) 8-0 68
2. Odessa-Harrington (2) 8-0 64
3. Neah Bay 7-0 57
4. Tacoma Baptist 9-0 47
5. Almira Coulee-Hartline 8-1 32

Others receiving 6 or more points: Sunnyside Christian 12.

North Kitsap’s undefeated football team is ranked No. 6 among Class 2A teams in the final Associated Press state football poll.

The Vikings (9-0) host Orting on Friday at 7:30 p.m. in a West Central District playoff game. The winner advances to the state tournament.