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More West Sound swimmers make state times

The list of West Sound swimmers who have made the cut times for their respective state boys swimming meet (4A/3A/2A) is growing.

The list also includes South Kitsap junior diver Jason Gleason. Gleason scored a 371 in his latest 11-dive qualifying meet last week.

It should be noted that the majority of West Sound’s swimmers are freshmen (nine), with just two sophomores, three juniors, and two seniors.

The state meet is Feb. 19-20 at the King County Aquatics Center in Federal Way.

Here’s this week’s rankings as reported to the WISCA site;

Class 4A

200 freestyle—Dylan Macabitas, SK, 1:48.63

100 backstroke—Dylan Macabitas, SK, 54.63

1-meter diving—Jason Gleason, SK, 371.7

Class 3A

200 medley relay—Bainbridge 1:38.79*

200 freestyle—Garrett Waite, Bain, 1:49.72

200 IM—Garrett Waite, Bain, 1:59.68; Kevin Houseman, Bain, 2:01.39.

50 freestyle—Makai Ingalls, Bain, 22.21

100 butterfly—Garrett Waite, Bain, 53.87; Makai Ingalls, Bain, 53.92.

100 freestyle—Makai Ingalls, Bain, 48.81; Garrett Waite, Bain, 49.19.

500 freestyle—Jem Bullock, Bain, 4:58.85

200 freestyle relay—Bainbridge 1:30.24

100 backstroke—Makai Ingalls, Bain, 54.88; Garrett Waite, Bain, 54.91; Sam Alpaugh, Bain, 55.70; Kevin Houseman, Bain, 55.96.

100 breaststroke—Kevin Houseman, Bain, 1:00.66; Aron Markow, Bain, 1:02.05.

400 freestyle relay—Bainbridge 3:18.72

Class 2A

200 medley relay—Kingston 1:45.16

200 freestyle—Ross Burchell, Oly, 1:50.79; Mason Heaman, Kla, 1:51.34; Tristin Butler, PA, 1:51.66; Ethan Fox, King, 1:51.97.

200 IM—Ethan Fox, King, 2:03.34; Tim Gallagher, King, 2:05.15; Tristin Butler, PA, 2:05.41; Ross Burchell, Oly, 2:06.43; Nathan Ramey, NK, 2:08.27; Nathan Rubie, Brem, 2:09.48.

100 butterfly—Nathan Rubie, Brem, 54.70; Tristan Butler, PA, 57.00; Mason Heaman, Kla, 57.27; Thor Breitbarth, NK, 57.27; Tim Gallagher, King, 57.33; Wei-Fan Yu, PA, 57.48.

100 freestyle—Thor Breitbarth, NK, 50.65; Quincy Walker, King, 50.77; Ethan Fox, King, 50.82; Mason Heaman, Kla, 50.88.

500 freestyle—Ross Burchell, Oly, 5:01.83; Ethan Fox, King, 5:05.37; Nathan Ramey, NK, 5:05.38; Tim Gallagher, King, 5:06.18; Tristin Butler, PA, 5:08.20; Mason Heaman, Kla, 5:08.42; Cameron Butler, PA, 5:12.75.

200 free relay—Kingston 1:35.01

100 backstroke—Tim Gallagher, King, 57.01; Ethan Fox, King, 58.74; Quincy Walker, King, 58.82; Nathan Rubie, Brem, 59.67; Mason Heaman, Kla, 59.70.

100 breaststroke—Ethan Fox, King, 1:03.64; Nathan Ramey, NK, 1:05.67;

400 freestyle relay—Kingston 3:30.39

*top time in state as reported to WISCA

Bainbridge alum Baker heading softball program

Bainbridge High didn’t have too look far or long to find its next varsity softball head coach.

The school hired 2010 graduate Haylee Baker, a member of the 2009 Class 3A title team and assistant coach last season. Baker replaces Liz McCloskey, who stepped down after 11 seasons coaching the Spartans. During McCloskey’s tenure, the Spartans went to state every year starting in 2006-07, and finished second in 2010 and 2011.

“It’s huge,” Baker said of her first full-time head coaching job. “It’s a real honor. I’m really excited to take on the torch.”

Baker said it was to her benefit to assist with the team last year as it gave her a refresher on how McCloskey ran the team.

“I did get to develop a good relationship and rapport with all the girls,” she said.

Baker was a standout during her four-year career at Bainbridge. A shortstop and pitcher, Baker was a four-time, first-team All-State and All-Metro League selection. After helping the Spartans win the state championship her junior year, she led them back to the title game her senior year. She was named the ML MVP as a pitcher, where Bainbridge finished second. She hit .450 with six home runs.

Baker went on to star at Bellevue Community College under Leah Francis for two years. She was named an All-NWAC All-American and the NWAC MVP in 2012 when she hit .455 with 54 RBIs, 13 doubles, two triples, 13 home runs and 60 runs scored before signing to play for Western Washington University.

While at Western, Baker started all 45 she played as a junior in 2013 (she chose to focus on earning her Bachelor Arts in Communications degree her senior year), hitting .228 with 14 runs scored and 13 RBI and had a .906 fielding percentage.

Baker said she’s looking forward to practice starting and getting the players on the field.

“From the girls that we do have, we have a lot of talent coming in,” she said. “We have a couple good freshmen (and) one promising pitcher. My biggest goal is just to continue building on relationships with the girls and building on their trust. I think this year that is my main focus.”

Second half of girls hoops season starts now

UnknownAs we start off the second-half of the girls basketball season I thought I’d take a look at some upcoming games that seem to be interesting for our local teams — at least on paper.

First up is Narrows League. In 4A, the Olympia Bears (7-3, 3-0) head to Port Orchard to face the South Kitsap Wolves (7-2, 2-1) at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The Bears are led by senior guards Jenna Randich and Moriah Luthy and senior forward Sophie Wood. They have a couple 6-footers, junior center Lilly Anne Landers and freshman post Emily Church, but it appears the ball goes through Randich’s hands first.

South Kitsap is buoyed by senior guard Libby Borgonia, a definite playmaker and returning all-leaguer, Vanessa Davis, a 5-9 senior guard and Amanda Lind, a  6-1 post. It will be interesting to see if SK coach Mike Allen puts Lind or Davis on Randich. Maybe both?

We’ll find out Wednesday, and I’ll be there to see it.

In 3A Narrows, Central Kitsap (5-4, 2-1) heads to Tacoma to play Mount Tahoma (2-5, 1-3), also Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Bainbridge (0-2, 1-5) is at 0-5 Franklin in Seattle (0-9 overall) in a 3A Metro League game Wednesday as well. The Spartans will be looking to pick up its first league win. It’s a little early to talk about it, but there are nine berths into the SeaKing District tourney next month, and if Bainbridge wants to go those Spartans need to start winning.

In the Olympic League 2A, a good early season contest revisits what turned out to be last year’s league title game. Kingston heads to Olympic Friday at 7 p.m. That game last year was a humdinger. Lots of changes for both teams this go around, but I suspect that the 2016 version will be just as good. I’ll be there too.

Other notable games this week include North Mason at Bremerton (NM looking to get first win, but I suspect the Knights will win this one), South Kitsap at Gig Harbor and Capital at CK.

I’ll check back next week with a rundown of more games.

Raft of Kitsap soccer players named to WSSCA All-State team

Several players earned honors on the Washington State Coaches Association All-State team, released Tuesday night.
You can see the whole team here
Four from Kitsap were named to the first team:
North Kitsap’s Mary Cait Moriarity was named to the Class 2A first team.
Crosspoint’s Kalie Nation was a Class B first teamer as were two from the boys team: Jackson Kimmel and Matthew Kelly.
Second teamers:
Kamryn Coryell, Bainbridge
Lauren Hudson, Central Kitsap
Alyssa Carter, Central Kitsap
Danni Antoldi, Klahowya
Honorable mention:
Taylor Mohs, Central Kitsap
Briann George, North Kitsap

Kingston girls hoops hosting holiday tourney

For the first time under head coach Gail Wicklein, the Kingston girls basketball team is hosting a holiday tournament.

BucHead456x321The Battle of the Cove will be Monday and include Providence High School of Burbank, California, Olympia, Renton, Blanchet, Sedro-Woolley and of course Kingston. Blanchet, which is ranked No. 5, beat highly-regarded and sixth-ranked Wilson on Tuesday, 62-56. Providence plays in the Liberty League of the California Southern Section Division 5AA. For those that don’t know, because California is so big it would be nearly impossible to hold an all-state tournament of any kind, so the state is broken up into sections.

Here’s the schedule for the three-day tourney;

Monday—Providence vs. Renton, 2:30 p.m. Olympia vs. Blanchet, 4:15 p.m.; Olympia JV vs. Kingston JV, 6 p.m.; Kingston vs. Sedro-Woolley, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday—Providence vs. Blanchet, 2:30 p.m. Olympia JV vs. Blanchet JV, 4:45 p.m. Olympia vs. Kingston, 6 p.m.; Sedro-Woolley vs. Renton, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday—Sedro-Woolley vs. Providence, 9 a.m.; Blanchet JV vs. Kingston JV, 10:45 a.m.; Kingston vs. Providence, 12:30 p.m.; Blanchet vs. Renton, 2:15 p.m.

Port Townsend is holding its annual Crush in the Slush. Teams include Maple Ridge, B.C., Canada, Nooksack Valley, Lakewood, Squalicum, Neah Bay, Bellingham, Life Christian (to be determined), Aussie Travelers and Port Townsend.

Here’s the schedule for the two-day tournament;

Monday—Port Townsend vs. Aussie Travelers (girls), 9 a.m.; Maple Ridge, B.C. vs. Nooksack Valley (boys), 10:45 a.m.; Nooksack Valley vs. Life Christian (girls), 12:30 p.m.; Lakewood vs. Squalicum (girls), 2:15 p.m.; Neah Bay vs. Bellingham (girls) 4 p.m.; Neah Bay vs. Port Townend (boys) 5:45 p.m.; Seattle Christian vs. Bellingham (boys), 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday—Aussie Travelers vs. Nooksack Valley (girls), 9 a.m.; Nooksack Valley vs. Neah Bay (boys) 10:45 a.m.; Squalicum vs. Neah Bay (girls), 12:30 p.m.; Bellingham vs. Maple Ridge, B.C. (boys), 2:15 p.m.; Bellingham vs. Lakewood (girls), 4 p.m.; Life Christian vs. Port Townsend (girls), 5:45 p.m.; Port Townsend vs. Seattle Christian (boys), 7:30 p.m.

A couple local teams are also headed out of town. South Kitsap will be at the Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Invitational Holiday Classic both days; Central Kitsap is headed to the Auburn Riverside Holiday Classic for both boys (vs. Auburn Riverside, 7 p.m.) and girls (vs. Holy Names, 2 p.m.). Bremerton girls will be at the Sentinel Classic in Spanaway Lake while Olympic hosts West Seattle and Port Angeles is at Anacortes.


Bainbridge football coach Grimm won’t return

Bainbridge head football coach Andy Grimm won’t be returning after 17 seasons coaching the Spartans, the school’s athletic director Kaycee Taylor confirmed Friday.

Grimm, who finishes his career with an 85-89 record, was informed he wouldn’t keep his job last week. The Spartans went 2-8 this fall.

Here is a release that Bainbridge High School principal Duane Fish sent to school staff members this week:

“After careful consideration and program evaluation during the 2015 fall season, the administration at Bainbridge High School has made the decision to seek a new head football coach to lead the Spartan football program beginning with the 2016 off-season. Head Coach Andy Grimm was informed of the decision last week. Out of respect for his decades of dedication to the program, school and community, Coach Grimm was given time to inform his coaches, team and families prior to any public announcement by BHS. A former graduate of Bainbridge High School, Coach Grimm is a caring, kind professional and highly thought of in our community. Bainbridge High School and all those who have been influenced by his football leadership are truly grateful for the 17 seasons Coach Grimm led the Spartan program. The process to secure a new head football coach will begin immediately, with a job posting to be released in the near future via the BISD website. Once located and hired, the new head football coach will build his staff of assistants and lower level head coaches with the assistance of the athletic department. All current football coaches will have the opportunity to apply for positions under the new head football coach at Bainbridge High School.”

Bainbridge listed as opt-up to Class 3A

The first wave of numbers are out for the next enrollment cycle (which will be four years this time instead of two).
You can see them here.
The interesting thing is Bainbridge is already listed as a 3A opt-up, which seems to indicate their intention to remain in the Metro League.

Here’s a few upcoming dates to know:
Jan. 13 is the deadline for schools to declare they want to opt-up (remember, schools can’t opt down).
Jan. 15 is the final classification breakdown.
Jan. 19 schools can appeal to the WIAA to change classification after deadline.
Jan. 25 classifications are finalized for the next four years.

Spartans named to All-Mountain Division volleyball for Metro League

Riley Kulfan, a senior outside hitter for Bainbridge High was named a second-team All-Mountain Division member for the Metro League.

Teammates Kate Merifiled, Maggie Sweeney and Erica Sprott were named honorable mention.

Metro League

All-Mountain Division

MVP—Chloe Loreen, Lakeside, jr., OH

Coach of the year—Teron Uy, Lakeside

Sportsmanship award—Eastside Catholic

First team—Evan Larson, Blanchet, sr., M; Amanda Derr, Blanchet, sr., L; Maddie McMaster, Eastside, so., OH; Kyana Harris, Eastside, so., OH; Angelou Dunton, Holy Names, sr., OH; Maeva Osemene, Holy Nmaes, sr., S; Kallin Spiller, Lakeside, jr., OH; Katherine Outcalt, jr., OH.

Second team—Riley Kulfan, Bainbridge, sr., OH; Julia Leon, Blanchet, jr., M; Allison Fiorini, Blanchet, sr., OH; Taylor Elop, Eastside, jr., L; Gracie Jendrezak, Eastside, so., M; Delane Harris, Holy Names, sr., M; Anna Hartz, Holy Names, sr., L; Maddie Ryan, Lakeside, fr., S.

Honorable mention—Kate Merifiled, Bainbridge, sr., L; Maggie Sweeney, Bainbridge, so., OH; Erica Sprott, Bainbridge, so., S; Beatriz Cuevas, Blanchet, jr., OH; Sophie Sliger, Blanchet, sr., S; Julia Oishi, Blanchet, sr., S; Sidney Conger, Eastside, sr., L; Anna Jacobsen, Eastside, sr., M; Vicki Reeves, Eastside, sr., L; Vanya Webber, Holy Names, jr., OH; Kelsey Wall, Holy Names, jr., M; Julia Koh, Holy Names, fr., Opp.; Hana Fulghum, Lakeside, sr., L; Molly Weik, Lakeside, jr., M; Kaela Allen, Lakeside, sr., L; Allison Wilson, Seattle Prep, jr., S; Jana Zisette, Seattle Prep, sr., M; Veronica Gubelman, Seattle Prep, sr., OH.