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Metro League changes benefit Bainbridge softball, others

The changes that will take place this softball season in the Metro League has been a long time coming.

The Mountain, Valley and Sound Divisions are now weighted, based on teams’ finishes in the Metro tournament and predictions of their success the next two years. The Mountain is the top division, Valley is intermediate and Sound is the lowest. Mountain teams include Bainbridge, Ballard, Holy Names, Seattle Prep and West Seattle. Valley teams are Blanchet, Chief Sealth, Eastside Catholic, Garfield, Nathan Hale and Roosevelt. The Sound teams are Cleveland, Franklin, Ingraham, Lakeside and Rainier Beach.

Mountain teams will play a 14-game schedule, facing everyone in their division twice and Valley teams once. Mountain teams will not play the Sound division. Gone are the days of Bainbridge softball putting a 15-0 wallop on Beach or a 19-1 pummeling on Nathan Hale. Those games benefit no one and I’m glad to see that go away as I’m sure both teams are as well.

Valley teams will play 15 league games (they play everyone once) and Sound teams will play each other twice and Valley teams once for a 14-game league schedule.

Teams in the Valley and Sound that have the highest division record will move up another division, but will need to meet some criteria first;

  • Head-to-head league record with the last-place team from the higher division
  • Head-to-head in Metro tournament with the last-place team from the higher division
  • Overall finish in Metro tournament with the last-place team from the higher division

The changes toward weighted divisions also meant changes to the league schedule. Here’s how that shapes up;

  • Teams will no longer play the same team back-to-back (Wednesday and Friday)
  • Teams will face division competition once in the beginning of the season and once at the end
  • Mountain and Sound will have room in their schedules to play 6 non-league games while Valley will have 5 non-league games
  • Spring Break league games will be scheduled during their respective breaks. This allows the league to start play later in the season and continue without breaks. The breaks are March 30-April 3 (Bainbridge); April 6-10 (private schools) and April 13-17 (Seattle Public Schools)
  • Games will be played on Mondays and Tuesdays, leaving Wednesday as a rainout day

And lastly, the all-important playoffs.

The Metro will play a 12-team league tournament. Top four teams in Mountain will have the No. 1-4 seeds, Valley has 5-6th seeds depending on their head-to-head record with the No. 5 Mountain team. The 7-11 seeds will be awarded to the Valley teams based on division standings while the 12th seed will be the top team from the Sound. The Metro has nine berths to the SeaKing District tournament and six berths from district to state in 2015 and five berths in 2016.

 

State boys swimming/diving finals: Day 2

It’s the second day of the state boys swimming and diving championships at the King County Aquatics Center in Federal Way.

Up first in the Class 3A is Bainbridge, our only local team competing in the morning session. The Spartans opened with an outstanding swim in the 200-yard medley relay, moving up three spots from their sixth place to finish third overall with a time of 1 minute, 39.19 seconds. Bainbridge led midway thru before Bellevue and Kennedy pulled ahead to finish 1-2.

Parker Bushey finished 11th in the 200 freestyle in 1:48.26. Diving is up next and Gabe Emert, a junior, is in the finals.

IMG_4411 Update from the 1-meter diving, Emert finished 16th overall with a score of 276.45. Emert has only been diving for one year, and received coaching from Bainbridge’s two female divers Cammie Rouser and Zora Opalka, who were fourth and sixth, respectively, in the girls season. During Friday’s prelims, Emert — for the first time — hit the back of his legs on the board and then clipped his heels on another dive. Bainbridge coach Patti Peterson said it might have thrown him off his game a bit, but she was proud of what he accomplished this year. Emert played football last fall before sustaining a concussion and opting to try diving instead.

In the 500 free, James Bullock placed 11th overall, coming in second in the B finals in 4:55.02, better than his prelim time of 4:47.12. Bullock also had a great leg in the medley relay. He’s putting together a really strong meet. Sam Alpaugh finished eighth in the main finals, coming in under his prelim time at 4:52.67.

The 200 free relay placed 10th overall in 1:32.82. The foursome were seeded 15th after Friday’s prelims and smoked it today, including a strong anchor leg by Parker Bushey. Bullock also placed 15th in the 100 backstroke B finals in 57.59, a little bit slower than yesterday (57.31).

Bainbridge's CJ Waite received his second-place medal for the 100-yard breaststroke from coach Kaycee Taylor on Saturday at KCAC in Federal Way.
Bainbridge’s CJ Waite received his second-place medal for the 100-yard breaststroke from coach Kaycee Taylor on Saturday at KCAC in Federal Way.

The 100 breaststroke turned out to be the best race of the meet. Dean Nguyen of Franklin (Seattle) and Bainbridge’s CJ Waite battled the entire 100 yards as Nguyen edged Waite, the top seed, by .02 seconds. Waite finished in 57.72 to Nguyen’s 57.70. That was pure racing right there.

Bainbridge finished sixth in the 400 free relay to end the meet and the Spartans placed sixth overall in the team standings.

In the afternoon 4A session, we have just one local swimmer, Dylan Macabitas of South Kitsap. Macabitas qualified in the 100 backstroke in 55.41 seconds.

Macabitas placed 10th in the 100 backstroke in a time of 54.61. The  sophomore, who won the Narrows League title and the West Central District championship, bettered his time from Friday’s prelims, 55.41.

In the 2A session, Bremerton’s Nathan Rubie improved his time right to the end of the season. Rubie, who was the first Knight freshman to qualify for state since 2002-03 (Nathan Adrian did it) with a 56.48, finished the state meet by winning the B finals of the 100 butterfly in 55.31.  North Kitsap’s Thor Breitbarth was 13th in 56.19 and PA’s Wei-Yan Fu was 16th in 56.29.

PA’s John Macias, the top seed in the 100 free, lost a shoot-out to Sammamish’s Jacob Tower. Tower touched in 47.78 to Macias’ 48.13. The time for Macias puts him No. 7 on the all-time list. Klahowya’s Isaiah Snow finished 16th in 51.78.

In the 100 back, Ziven Meyer won the B finals in 58.49 while Kingston’s Quincy Walker was 11th in 1:01.08. PA’s Macias was second in 53.19.

And that’s a wrap from the 2015 state swimming meet.

No locals favored at state boys swim/dive meet

If there will be champion from Kitsap county at the boys state swimming and diving meet later this week, it will be an upset.

Bainbridge’s CJ Waite is the top local qualifier in the Class 3A meet. Waite, a senior, is seeded third in the 100-yard breaststroke at the King County Aquatic Center. Friday’s prelims are at 9:45 a.m.

The 4A prelims are at 2:30 and the 2A starts at 6:15 p.m. Saturday’s finals are at 10 a.m., 2:30 and 6:30 p.m., respectively.

Looking across the Hood Canal bridge, John Macias of Port Angeles has West Sound’s best chance of not only winning one, but two state titles in 2A. Macias is the top seed in the 100 backstroke in 53.17 seconds. He’s seeded second in the 100 freestyle in 48.71, just behind Eric Olsen of Anacortes in 48.37. The Roughriders 400 free relay is seeded second.

Here’s a look at who qualified from West Sound:

Class 3A: Bainbridge, Parker Bushey (200 free, 100 free), Henry Bacon (200 free), Gabe Emert (diving), Dylan Garthwaite (diving), David Jenkins (100 fly), James Bullock (500 free), Sam Alpaugh (100 back), CJ Waite (100 breast), 200 medley relay, 200 free relay, 400 free relay.

Class 4A: South Kitsap, Dylan Macabitas (100 back), Yoshi Iwakawa (100 breast), 200 medley relay.

Class 2A: Bremerton, Nathan Rubie (200 IM, 100 fly), 200 medley relay, 400 free relay; Kingston, Quincy Walker (200 IM, 100 back), Hunter Parini (50 free, 100 free), Nolan Platz (100 breast), 200 medley relay, 400 free relay; Klahowya, Isaiah Snow (50 free, 100 free), North Kitsap, Thor Breitbarth (100 fly), 200 medley relay, 200 free relay, 400 free relay; Olympic, Erik Hirt (200 free), Ziven Meyer (100 free, 100 back), 200 medley relay, 400 free relay; Port Angeles, Milo Atwater (200 free, 500 free), Karsten Hertzog (200 free, 500 free), Tristin Butler (200 IM, 500 free), Jay Liang (200 IM, 100 breast), Wei-Yan Fu (50 free, 100 fly), Lucas DeFrang (diving), Vincent Ioffrida (diving), John Macias (100 free, 100 back), 200 medley relay, 200 free relay, 400 free relay; Sequim, Eric Prosser (100 back).

Bainbridge duo wins Metro swim titles

Bainbridge’s CJ Waite and Jem Bullock each won Metro League Championship swimming titles on Saturday at the Snohomish Aquatic Center.

Waite won the 100-yard breaststroke in 59.64 seconds while Bullock claimed the 500 free in 4 minutes, 56.46 seconds. Teammate Sam Alpaugh was second in 4:57.95.

The Spartans’ 200 medley relay was second in 1:40.20, fifth in the 200 free relay and third in the 400 free relay.

Girls basketball leaders

Here’s this week’s leaders ….

Girls Basketball

Scoring

Name, team GP Avg.

Rebekah Baugh, NK 18 19.1

Izzy Severns, Kla 16 15.8

Olivia Williams, Oly 18 15.4

Taylor Krouse, CK 18 15.2

Mikaela Shumaker, NM 19 14.3

Cailyn Cattell, CPA 16 14.1

Maddie White, CK 18 13.4

Desere’e Doty, CPA 14 13.0

Kaylee Yergeau, SK 17 11.6

Holly Bandara, CPA 16 11.6

Katie Campana, Oly 18 11.1

Michaela Derda, Brem 19 11.1

Taylor Tye, Bain 18 11.1

Olivia Selembo, NK 18 10.6

Starr Rodenhurst, CK 16 10.6

Brianna Shafer, SK 17 10.3

Paige Brigham, Bain 17 9.4

Nizhoni Wheeler, PA 19 8.9

Quincy Satran, NM 18 8.5

Alycia Heriford, Brem 14 7.9

Molly Lemmon, NK 18 7.4

Katie Usellis, Bain 18 7.4

Danielle Monzon, Oly 18 7.3

Hayley Baxley, PA 19 6.8

Katie Thorsen, CK 16 6.7

Libby Borgonia, SK 17 6.4

MaryBeth Bray, SK 17 6.1

Rebounds

Name, team GP Avg.

Kailie Nation, CPA 16 13.3

Madison Sturgeon, Kla 13 10.4

Mikaela Shumaker, NM 19 10.1

Cailyn Cattell, CPA 16 9.0

Olivia Williams, Oly 18 8.9

Brianna Shafer, SK 17 8.2

Dani Willey, NM 15 8.0

Molly Lemmon, NK 18 7.6

Nizhoni Wheeler, PA 19 7.6

Liz Lamoureux, Brem 19 7.0

Kaylee Yergeau, SK 17 6.5

Michaela Derda, Brem 19 6.5

Maddie White, CK 18 6.5

Mackenzie Paige, CK 18 6.3

Katie Campana, Oly 18 6.1

Rebekah Baugh, NK 18 5.9

Katie Usellis, Bain 18 5.6

Desere’e Doty, CPA 14 5.4

Alycia Heriford, Brem 14 5.2

Katie Thorsen, CK 16 5.2

MaryBeth Bray, SK 17 5.1

Sydney Garrett, NM 19 5.1

Emily Johnson, PA 17 5.1

Assists

Name, team GP Avg.

Taylor Krouse, CK 18 5.4

Paige Brigham, Bain 17 4.6

Maddie Boe, PA 19 4.3

Desere’e Doty, CPA 14 4.0

Maddie White, CK 18 4.0

Libby Borgonia, SK 17 3.8

Olivia Selembo, NK 18 3.7

Olivia Williams, Oly 18 3.7

Cailyn Cattell, CPA 16 3.5

Sydney Garrett, NM 19 3.4

Mikaela Shumaker, NM 19 3.2

Starr Rodenhurst, CK 18 2.9

Danielle Monzon, Oly 18 2.8

Brianna Shafer, SK 17 2.4

Madison Sturgeon, Kla 13 2.2

Katie Campana, Oly 18 2.2

MaryBeth Bray, SK 17 2.1

Rebekah Baugh, NK 18 2.0

Izzy Severns, Kla 16 2.0

Steals

Name, team GP Avg.

Mikaela Shumaker, NM 19 6.0

Maddie White, CK 18 6.0

Izzy Severns, Kla 16 4.8

Desere’e Doty, CPA 14 4.2

Maddie Boe, PA 19 4.2

Cailyn Cattell, CPA 16 3.8

Sydney Garrett, NM 19 3.7

Madison Sturgeon, Kla 13 2.8

Katie Campana, Oly 18 2.8

Emily Johnson, PA 17 2.8

Olivia Williams, Oly 18 2.7

Libby Borgonia, SK 17 2.6

Danielle Monzon, Oly 18 2.6

Rebekah Baugh, NK 18 2.4

Nizhoni Wheeler, PA 19 2.4

Alycia Heriford, Brem 14 2.3

Starr Rodenhurst, CK 18 2.3

Olivia Selembo, NK 18 2.2

MaryBeth Bray, SK 17 2.2

Taylor Krouse, CK 18 2.1

Quincy Satran, NM 18 2.0

Metro League swimming meet begins Friday

Bainbridge’s Jem Bullock and Sam Alpaugh are the top two seeds in the 500-yard freestyle at the Metro League swimming meet, which begins Friday at 3:30 p.m. with prelims at the Snohomish Aquatic Center. Saturday’s finals are at 4 p.m.

Bullock is seeded first in the distance event in 4 minutes 57.81 seconds, followed by Alpaugh in 4:59.30. Alpaugh is also seeded second in the 100 breaststroke in 55.00. CJ Waite is seeded first in the 100 breaststroke in 1:00.65.

The Spartans’ 400 free relay is the top seed, while the 200 medley and 200 free relays are seeded second.

Local boys qualify for state swimming

It’s still relatively early in the boys swimming season, but I just wanted to mention a couple of area swimmers who have made state qualifying times. The list is garnered from the Washington Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association and are updated by coaches across the state, so the accuracy depends on whether or not coaches have submitted to the site.

In 2A, North Kitsap sophomore Thor Breitbarth qualified in the 100-yard butterfly in 58.31 seconds.

Port Angeles’ 200 medley relay right now has the top time in the state in 1 minute, 44.85 seconds. The Roughriders’ 200 free relay also made the state cut in 1:34.00 as did the 400 free relay in 3:27.40.

John Macias of PA has the top time in the 100 backstroke in 53.85 seconds and has also qualified in the 200 individual medley in 2:09.47, the 50 free (22.93) and the 100 free (51.06). PA’s Tristan Butler made the state cut in the 500 freestyle (5:06.06).

In 3A, Bainbridge’s 200 medley relay qualified in 1:43.83, as did Sam Alpaugh in the 100 backstroke in 55.10.

Dylan Macabitas of South Kitsap qualified with a state cut time in 4A in the 100 backstroke in 55.29. Teammate Yoshi Iwakawa also has a qualifying time in the 100 breaststroke (1:02.15).

State Swimming Finals Thread

We are underway for the finals of the state swimming and diving meet at King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.

First up is the 3A classification, which for Kitsap includes Bainbridge and Central Kitsap.

Bainbridge’s 200 medley relay, Mikelle Ackerley (200 free, 100 free), Allison Murphy (200 IM, 100 back), Samantha Cara (100 free), 200 free relay, Ani Duni (100 breast) and the 400 free relay are all into the A finals.

Central Kitsap’s Leah Avery, who won the district title in the 100 backstroke, qualified for the B finals in the 200 IM today. Avery didn’t qualify for the finals in the back.

In the 200 medley relay, Bainbridge finished fourth in 1 minute, 51.47 seconds.

UPDATE: Bainbridge’s Carina Laukaitis finished 14th in the 200 free in 2:02.34 while Natalie Ackerley finished second in the B finals, 10th overall, in the 200 IM in 2:13.15.

UPDATE: In the 200 individual medley, Bainbridge’s Allison Murphy finished eighth in 2:11.85, Natalie Ackerley placed 10th (2:13.15) and Leah Avery of CK was 16th (2:19.49). In the 50 free, Samantha Caro of Bainbridge finished 11th. Through four events Bainbridge sits in fourth place in the team standings with 70 points. Lakeside-Seattle is first (131), followed by Mercer Island (104) and Bellevue (80).

UPDATE: In diving, the Spartans had two top eight finishers and both are sophomores. Cameron Rouser, of Kingston, placed fourth with 355.50 points and Zora Opalka was sixth (338.90). Bainbridge’s highest individual placer so far is Mikelle Ackerley. The senior finished third in the 100 free in 53.62. Former Bainbridge champion, Emily Silver, who won four 100 free titles (and four 50 free titles) still holds the state record in that event in 50.16 set in 2003.

UPDATE: Bainbridge’s Ani Duni finished fourth in the 100 breaststroke, breaking the school record of 1:06.04 by Tess Harpur in the process. Duni clocked a 1:05.94. Allison Murphy placed fourth in the 100 back in 1:00.33. Both Duni and Murphy are juniors.

All three of the Spartans relays placed in the top four with the 200 free finishing second in 1:39.60. The 400 free was fourth.

Overall, Bainbridge finished third in the team standings with 187 points. Lakeside repeated as champs, with a 281, followed by Mercer Island, 242.5.

Up next is the 4A meet which starts at 2:30 p.m.

UPDATE: In the 4A, Monkhouse finished fifth in the 50 free in 24.80. She’s the only Kitsap qualifier in this session.

The 2A meet starts at 6:30 p.m. as Klahowya’s Kelsey Crane will be eyeing a state title in either the 200 IM or butterfly.

UPDATE: At the 2A meet, Kelsey Crane finished second in the 200 IM and fifth in the butterfly. Kira was third in the 100 backstroke and sixth in the 50 free. The Eagles 200 medley relay was 14th while the 400 free relay placed eighth. It’s the first time the 400 relay had qualified and the girls were pretty ecstatic, albeit tired after a long two days.

Klahowya coach Diana Peterson was named the 2A coach of the year, the first time she’s won the award. The Eagles finished 11th overall in the team standings. North Kitsap placed 13th. Port Angeles was eighth; Port Townsend 15th; Sequim 33rd and Bremerton 30th.

North Kitsap’s 200 free relay was disqualified (they had two swimmers in the water during an exchange). NK’s Serita Solis finished eighth in the butterfly and Kingston’s Katherine Anderson was eighth in the 100 breaststroke.

Bainbridge diving trio qualify for state

We will have our yearly state swimming and diving advance in Thursday’s edition, but in the meantime I wanted to mention that all three of Bainbridge’s divers qualified for the 3A meet at the King County Aquatics Center in Federal Way.

That’s a pretty big accomplishment as the Spartans will need all the points they can muster if they want to try and knock off perennial champion Mercer Island.

The meet begins with Friday’s preliminaries with the 3A kicking it off at 9:45 a.m. (10 a.m. for Saturday’s finals).

Sophomore Zora Opalka is seeded fifth with 389.79 points and sophomore Cameron Rouser is seeded ninth (366.70), followed by freshman Rose Bandrowski (14th/314.20).

You can find all the psych sheets at the Washington Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association website.

Volleyball: OL 2A tourney begins Thursday

So I need to back-track a bit and apologize for an earlier post on the volleyball playoffs. I hadn’t realized there even was an Olympic League 2A tournament and jumped the gun a bit in saying that North Kitsap had earned the No. 1 seed to the West Central District. There is also going to be a Narrows League tournament for 4A and 3A.

My bad on that one.

Here’s what I do know. The OL 2A tourney begins Thursday with North Mason and Bremerton playing in a loser-out fifth-seed match fifth-place match at 6:30 p.m. at Bremerton. The winner of the Bremerton/North Mason match plays Saturday at 11 a.m. vs. North Kitsap at Sequim HS. Olympic takes on Sequim at 11 a.m. at the Sequim Community School. The winners of those two 11 a.m. matches will play at 1 p.m. at Sequim HS for the 1/2 seeds to district. The losers play at 1 p.m. at the community school for third/fourth.

The NL tournament is at Mount Tahoma on Saturday.

Central Kitsap, which has already clinched a spot into the WCD 3A tourney, will face Wilson at 9 a.m. If the Cougars win that game they will play the winner of the Shelton/Lincoln match at 10:45 a.m. in the third/fourth seeding game. If they lose their first match, they will play the loser of the Shelton/Lincoln match in a fifth/sixth seeding game.

As for South Kitsap in 4A, the Wolves play Olympia at 2:45 p.m. If they win they will play in the third/fourth seeding game against the winner of the Shelton/Timberline match at 4:30 p.m. If SK loses, it will play in a loser-out match for the fifth seed against the loser of the Shelton/Timberline game at 4:30 p.m.

Bainbridge is into the second round of the Metro League 3A tournament thanks to a 3-0 win over Chief Sealth on Tuesday. The Spartans face Lakeside at Lakeside at 7 p.m. Thursday.