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Top performers of the week

It’s the second edition of our Top Performers of the week and we’re starting to get some nominations rolling in. Keep it up!

Kamie Coryell, Bainbridge soccer: Coryell did her part in controlling the tempo of games and created numerous opportunities for the Spartans this week as she had two goals and an assist in back-to-back wins for Bainbridge.

Claudia Velie, Kingston swimming: The freshman standout already has three school records (50 free, 100 free and 400 free relay) and has also posted state qualifying times in the 100 breaststroke, 100 freestyle and 200 IM.

Sam Henden, North Kitsap football: The junior running back had three touchdowns and ran for 164 yards on 11 carries in the Vikings’ win over North Mason.

West Sound swimmers make state cut times

Here’s a list of the West Sound swimmers who have made the state qualifying times for the meet in November as reported to the Washington Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association as of last weekend.

I’ll note that in 4A South Kitsap’s Aspen Monkhouse, a senior, leads the state in the 50 freestyle with a time of 24.22. She’s also second in the 100 free behind Jessica Wierzbicki of Wenatchee, 54.34 to 54.33. You can’t get any closer than that.

In 3A, Bainbridge’s Candice Rosen and Carina Laukaitis are ranked 1-2 in the 200 free, 1:59.46 to 2:00.36. Rosen is also second in the 100 fly in 1:00.34. Duni has the second-fastest time in the 100 free in 55.44. The Spartans’ 200 free and 200 medley relays are both sitting at No. 2.

In 2A, Serita Solis of North Kitsap is the second-fastest swimmer in the 100 butterfly. She has a time of 1:02.11, right behind Squalicum’s Olivia Nielsen in 1:01.65. Solis has also qualified for four individual events — 200 free, 50 free, 100 fly and 100 free. Teammate Isabel Hendryx has qualified for three events (50 free, 100 free, 100 back).

2A: 200 medley relay, Port Angeles 1:58.15, North Kitsap 2:00.31. 200 medley relay, Carter Juskevich (PA) 2:02.87, Jaine Macias (PA) 2:03.64, Serita Solis (NK) 2:08.09. 200 IM, Claudia Velie (Kingston) 2:21.46. 50 free, Serita Solis (NK) 25.92, Isabel Hendryx (NK) 26.12. 100 fly, Serita Solis (NK) 1:02.11, Jaine Macias (PA) 1:02.75, Chloe Partsch (Oly) 1:03.37. 100 free, Serita Solis (NK) 56.84, Isabel Hendryx (NK) 57.02, Claudia Velie (King) 57.21. 500 free, Carter Juskevich (PA) 5:43.41. 200 free relay, Port Angeles 1:47.97. 100 back, Isabel Hendryx (NK) 1:04.03, Jaine Macias (PA) 1:05.66, Taylor Beebe (PA) 1:05.82. 100 breast, Jaine Macias (PA) 1:09.29, Carter Juskevich (PA) 1:11.56. 400 free relay, Port Angeles 3:56.82, North Kitsap 3:59.34.

3A: 200 medley relay, Bainbridge 1:53.60. 200 free, Candice Rosen (Bain) 1:59.46, Carina Laukaitis (Bain) 2:00.36. 100 fly, Candice Rosen (Bain) 1:00.34. 100 free, Ani Duni (Bain) 55.44. 200 free relay, Bainbridge 1:43.85. 100 breast, Ani Duni (Bain) 1:09.74. 400 free relay, Bainbridge 3:49.52.

4A: 50 free, Aspen Monkhouse (SK) 24.22. 100 free, Aspen Monkhouse (SK) 54.34.

FYI, here are the state swimming and diving time standards for 2015-16 for the girls (in yards)

200 medley relay: 2A, 2:03.00. 3A, 1:57.00. 4A, 1:55.90

200 free: 2A, 2:08.50. 3A, 2:00.90. 4A, 1:59.90.

200 IM: 2A, 2:23.90. 3A, 2:15.00. 4A, 2:14.50.

50 free: 2A, 56.25. 3A, 29.27. 4A, 25.20.

Diving: 2A, 320/11.6. 3A, 350/11.6. 4A, 25.20.

100 fly: 2A, 1:04.10. 3A, 1:00.70. 4A, 1:00.80.

100 free: 2A, 57.90. 3A, 55.90. 4A, 55.00.

500 free: 2A, 5:45.90. 3A, 5:24.50. 4A, 5:22.00.

200 free relay: 2A, 1:48.50. 3A, 1:45.90. 4A, 1:56.06.

100 back: 2A, 1:06.20. 3A, 1:01.90. 4A, 1:01.10.

100 breast: 2A, 1:14.20. 3A, 1:10.30. 4A, 1:09.90.

400 free relay: 2A, 4:01.00. 3A, 3:51.90. 4A, 3:47.50.

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.

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.

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.

Bainbridge’s Warkentin co-leader at state golf

Bainbridge’s Sam Warkentin shot a 69 and is the co-leader after the first day of the Class 3A state golf tournament. Central Kitsap’s Aubrey McKenzie made the cut after shooting a 75 and is tied for ninth.
In the 1A boys, Klahowya’s Andrew Nelson, tied for seventh, and Aaron Holliday, tied for ninth, are in the mix.
You can see complete results here.

Breaking down the state baseball tourney

Class 4A Region I

School: South Kitsap

Where: Everett Memorial Stadium

Skinny: South Kitsap is coming off a win in the West Central District tournament title game last weekend. The sixth-ranked Wolves, the two-time state runner-up, faces the Storm (10-10), which finished fourth in the Greater St. Helens League, at 1 p.m. The winner faces the winner of the 10 a.m. game featuring Skyline (10-9) and Snohomish (22-0), which finished No. 1 in the final state rankings. USA Today ranks Snohomish No. 10 in the nation.

Class 3A Region I

Who: Bainbridge

Where: Dream Field, Mount Vernon

Skinny: Bainbridge (19-2) hasn’t played since a loss in the Metro League title game May 14 which snapped its 17-game winning streak. The Spartans moved up third in the state poll and will face No. 8 Ferndale (19-5) in the region opener at 10 a.m. The winner sits and awaits the winner of the 1 p.m. game featuring top-ranked Auburn Riverside (21-2) vs. No. 10 Lynnwood (17-6)

Class 3A Region III

Who: Central Kitsap

Where: Yelm High School

Skinny: Central Kitsap (19-4) is riding high after upsetting No. 1 Auburn Mountainview in the West Central/Southwest bi-district title game last weekend. The Cougars moved up to No. 5 in the state rankings, but they landed in a tough regional. They play No. 2 Eastside Catholic (19-2) in the 1 p.m. game. If they win, they face the winner of the 10 a.m. game featuring defending state champ and Metro League champion O’Dea (14-7), which has won six straight, and Kelso (17-5), which the Cougars beat in the district semifinals.

Class 2A Region III

Who: North Kitsap

Where: Wheeler Field, Centralia

Skinny: The Vikings (19-4) fell to fifth in the state rankings after losing in the district title game. They face No. 10 Cedarcrest (18-6) in the region opener at 10 a.m. No. 4 Tumwater (15-6) or Liberty (10-13) awaits the winner.

Class 1A Region II

Who: Klahowya

Where: Castle Rock High School

Skinny: Klahowya (19-1) remained No. 1 in the state rankings despite losing their first game of the season to Seattle Christian in the district title game. The Eagles draw No. 5 Hoquiam (15-5) in the 1 p.m. game. The 10 game pits No. 3 Montesano (21-2) and Nooksack Valley (8-15).

Note: State rankings from

State brackets: here.

District softball brackets set

And we’re off!

Here’s a look at first round games for the Class 4A, 3A, 2A and 1A WCD tournaments as well as 3A SeaKing.

Speaking of the SeaKing, let’s start there with Bainbridge taking on Ballard in the district semifinal Thursday at Southwest Athletic Complex at 7 p.m. The winner will play West Seattle/Lake Washington winner Friday at 7 p.m. in the title game.

South Kitsap (8-10) takes on Rogers of Puyallup (14-8) at the 4A West Central at 1 p.m. Friday at the Kent Service Club Ballfields.

In the 3A West Central/Southwest, Central Kitsap (15-5) takes on Sumner (6-11) Friday at noon at Sprinker Recreation Center in Spanaway.

At the 2A West Central at Sprinker, Kingston (8-6) takes on Orting (14-5) at 10 a.m., Bremerton (5-11) faces White River (19-1), also at 10 a.m., and Olympic (14-4) plays Lindbergh (8-11) at noon. Port Angeles plays River Ridge and Sequim (13-5) faces Steilacoom (9-10) at 10 a.m.

And in the 1A West Central, also at Sprinker, Klahowya (11-7) is in a loser-out game against Cascade Christian at 6 p.m.