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Three Cougars sign letter of intent

Central Kitsap had a signing ceremony for three athletes who have landed scholarships.
Hudson Keffer, who second in the Javelin at the Class 4A state track and field meet, signed with Arizona State.
All-Narrows League basketball player Taylor Krouse signed with Holy Names in Oakland.
Volleyball player Lexi Downey signed with Coastal Georgia.
We’ll have more in Friday’s paper.

CK’s Anduze named Narrows 3A defensive MVP

Central Kitsap’s Brion Anduze was named the Narrows League 3A MVP.
Anduze, an Arizona commit, had 48 tackles, 12.5 sacks and two forced fumbles.

All-Narrows League
Class 4A
MVP—Davis Alexander, jr., Gig Harbor
Offensive MVP—Noah Samsen, jr., Gig Harbor
Defensive MVP—Matt Anthony, sr., Olympia
Co-lineman MVP—Kollin Crown, sr., Yelm; Brandon Schmunk, sr., Gig Harbor.
Coaching staff of year—Gig Harbor.
First-team offense
Quarterback—Gabe Gutierrez, Timberline. Running backs—Marshaud DeWalt, South Kitsap; Adrian Valona, Gig Harbor. Wide receivers—Santana Johnson, Gig Harbor; Chris Barnes, Timberline. Tight end—Ben Bishop, Olympia. Offensive line—Paul Gicewicz, Bellarmine; Truxton Langvad, Bellarmine; Sam Campidilli, Gig Harbor; Brett Thompson, Olympia; Kyle Hawkins, Timberline.
First-team defense
Defensive back—Keyell Davis, Gig Harbor; Hunter Talen, Gig Harbor; Stevie Cleveland, Timberline; Uli Ma’ae Timberline. Linebackers—Erik Glueck, Bellarmine; Noah Failauga, Bellarmine; Clay Markoff, Olympia; Alex Bouterse, Gig Harbor. Defensive line—Blake Torgerson, Bellarmine; Mack Joss, Olympia; Kyle Hawkins, Timberline; Chris Jones, Timberline.
First-team special teams
Kicker—Matt Phiichi, Bellarmine. Punter—Cooper Canton, South Kitsap. Kick returner—Stevie Cleveland, Timberline.
Second-team offense
Quarterback—Cooper Canton, South Kitsap. Running back—Nathan Goltermann-Doyle, Bellarmine; Dylan Rychtarik, Stadium. Wide receiver—Jonathan Dowell, Timberline; Collin Courter, Olympia. Offensive line—Alex Emery, Gig Harbor; James Gunter, Olympia; Litea Lotovaivai, Bellarmine; Liam Hirl, Yelm; Chris Jones, Timberline.
Second-team defense
Defensive back—Tyler Lee, Bellarmine; Ahmad Lewis, Bellarmine; Peter Finley, Yelm; Derek Buehler, Olympia. Linebackers—Kale Wong, Gig Harbor; Noah French, South Kitsap; Ramon Marin Jr., South Kitsap; Tausaga Tusi, Stadium. Defensive line—Will Gatlin, South Kitsap; Amir Matheney, Olympia; Gabe Krizan, Yelm; Andre Scott, Stadium.
Second-team special teams
Kicker—Vernon Parker, Yelm. Punter Jose Mascareno, Stadium. Kick returner—Noah Samsen, Gig Harbor.
Honorable mention—SK, Ross Escolta, Elijah Griffin, Mikey Garcia, Jacob Miller, Jagher Beresheim.
Class 3A
MVP—Jordan Kitna, jr., Lincoln.
Offensive MVP—Conner Kennedy, sr., Capital.
Defensive MVP—Brion Anduze, sr., Central Kitsap.
Lineman MVP—Ben PuaPuaga, sr., Lincoln.
Coaching staff of year—Lincoln.
First-team offense
Quarterback—Julius Yates-Brown, Wilson. Running back—Zavia Frazier, Wilson; Dionte Simon, Lincoln. Wide receiver—Michael Cocke, Foss; Hayson Williams, Lincoln; Keon Thompson, Wilson. Tight end—Devan Brady, Lincoln. Offensive line—Mason Manning, Capital; Anthony Perez, Foss; Frank Williams, Lincoln; Jameson Johnson, Central Kitsap; Jack Springer, Wilson.
First-team defense
Defensive back—Jacob Johnson, Capital; Kendal Yaegle, Central Kitsap; Dehonta Hayes, Lincoln; Chris Reynolds, Foss. Linebackers—Ryan Burgman, North Thurston; Jusstis Warren, Lincoln; BJ Hawthorne, Lincoln. Defensive line—Drew Johnson, Capital; Duncan Mattson, Capital; Grant Williams, North Thurston; Jeremy Lukosh, Lincoln.
First-team special teams
Kicker—Van Soderberg, Capital. Punter—Van Soderberg, Capital. Kick returner—Keon Thompson Wilson.
Second-team offense
Quarterback—Adrian Allen, Mount Tahoma. Running back—Dante Thomas, North Thurston; Jack Henry, Shelton. Wide receiver—Jacob Johnson, Capital; Kelsey Deer, Central Kitsap; Dehonta Hayes, Lincoln. Tight end—Kacey Hanipale, Mount Tahoma. Offensive line—David Aniuu, Capital; Drew Johnson, Capital; Michael Huskey, Shelton; TJ Hazen, Wilson; Sapati Tuiolemotu, Mount Tahoma.
Second-team defense
Defensive back—Sean Morris, Capital; Kelsey Deer, Central Kitsap; Shayne Carpenter, Mount Tahoma; Malachai Hicks, North Thurston. Linebacker—Erik Ledesma, Central Kitsap; Brian Nault, Shelton; Jared Gearhart, Capital; David Shin, Wilson. Defensive line—Evan Lund, Central Kitsap; Devante Cruz, Foss; Dallas Pritchett, Capital; Dario Haynes, North Thurston.
Second-team special teams
Kicker—Alex Greenleaf, Wilson. Punter, Alex Greenleaf, Wilson. Kick returner—Dehonta Hayes, Lincoln.
Honorable mention—Central Kitsap, Sean Barefield.

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.

CK’s Downey named All-Narrows volleyball

Central Kitsap’s Lexie Downey, a senior middle blocker, was named to the All-Narrows League 3A volleyball first team while teammate Katie Thorsen, a junior, was added to the second team.
CK’s Katie Downey, a sophomore setter, and Michayla Strange, senior outside hitter, were named to the honorable mention team.
For the NL 4A, South Kitsap senior Shannon Laupola was named a second team outside hitter and Zoe Conger, a senior, was honorable mention at libero.
Also, Claire Martin of Bremerton, who plays for Bellarmine Prep, was named a first-team middle blocker.

All-Narrows League 4A
MVP—Reghan Pukis, Bellarmine, sr., OH.
Coach of the year—Sue Westering, Gig Habor; Jody DeGroot, Bellarmine
First team—Katelyn Poitras, GH, sr., OH; Natalie Jensen, Bellarmine, sr., S; Claire Martin, Bellarmine, sr., MB; Emily Tate, Timberline, sr., OH; Lauren Sutton, GH, sr., OH; Hannah Adams, Oly, sr., OH; Emily Sutton, GH, sr., S.
Second team—Megan Jacobson, Bellarmine, jr., MB; Molly Emmons, Timberline, sr., MB; Jona Spiller, Oly, sr., L; Peyton Wilson, GH, sr., OH; Mckenzie Schwan, Bellarmine, so., OH; Shannon Laupola, SK, sr., OH.
Honorable mention—Julia Fleener, Oly, jr., S; Brianna Honc, Timberline, sr., L; Chloe Coughlan, Stadium, sr., MB; Zoe Conger, SK, sr., L; Emoni Davis, Yelm, sr., L; Olivia Glagavs, Stadium, jr., L.
All-Narrows League 3A
Coach of the year—Natalie Rhodes
MVP—Rachel Erickson, Capital
First team—Olivia Fairchild, North Thurston; Lexie Downey, Central Kitsap; Sam York, Capital; Leea Jones, Lincoln; Katie Sisson, North Thurston; Marisa Ottesen, Capital.
Second team—Liz Colon, North Thurston; Chloe Jones, Lincoln; Paige Schieferston, Capital; Kailey Losey, North Thurston; Hali Ehresnann, Capital; Katie Thorsen, Central Kitsap; Kiara Buge, Shelton; Alex Porter, North Thurston; Kennedy O’Connor, Shelton; Alana Bates-Carector, Mount Tahoma.
Honorable mention—Angela Stanback, Foss; Marisa Bonner, Wilson; Angie Lazaro, Wilson; Joy Failuaga, Lincoln; Katie Downey, Central Kitsap; Michayla Strange, Central Kitsap.

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.

Playoff seeds still up for grabs in volleyball

While teams have guaranteed spots into the upcoming district volleyball tournaments, there are a few teams that still have seedings to play for — and that begins with Tuesday’s matches. The West Central District tournaments begin Nov. 7 and are double elimination.

In the Olympic League 2A, Sequim and Olympic are playing for the league’s No. 2 seed. Sequim (9-2) has the edge over Olympic (8-2) heading into their match at Olympic, but a win by the Trojans would force a tiebreaker. Right now, I believe that’s a head-to-head matchup (they split) and then games won/lost. If Sequim takes the second seed, the Wolves will play the SPSL No. 4 at Franklin Pierce at 3:30 p.m. If Oly is the third seed, it will play at 5:15 p.m. at Franklin Pierce vs. the Seamount No. 2.

Bremerton has the fourth seed and will take on the SPSL No. 2 at Washington HS, at 3:30 p.m. North Mason is the fifth seed and faces the SPSL No. 1 at Franklin Pierce at 5:15 p.m.

North Kitsap has wrapped up the No. 1 seed and will face the South Puget Sound League No. 5 seed, at 5:15 p.m. at Washington HS.

In 1A, Klahowya earned a first-round bye and will host the winner of the Olympic No. 3/Nisqually No. 2 match, Nov. 8 at 10 a.m. Chimacum, Port Townsend and Coupeville are still alive for the two other seeds. Chimacum and PT played Monday, but no score was reported to the league.

I know Central Kitsap has locked up a spot into the 3A WCD tourney, and they’ll face the Greater St. Helens League No. 2 at Auburn Mountainview at 3:30 p.m. South Kitsap is likely the fifth seed in the 4A, and it looks like they’ll take on the SPSL No. 1 at Kentwood at 2:30 p.m.

Bainbridge is playing in the first round of the Metro League tournament on Tuesday. They are playing the Sound/Valley No. 5 seed at Lakeside HS at 7 p.m.

And last, but not least, Crosspoint will host the winner of the Muckleshoot Tribal/Mount Rainier Lutheran match on Wednesday in the Sea-Tac League 1B tourney. That match is at 6 p.m.

Girls swimming: NL championships begin Thursday

The Narrows League swimming championships are Thursday and Friday at Mount Tahoma in Tacoma.

Diving takes place at Foss on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. Swimming finals are at 4:15 p.m. Friday.

South Kitsap’s Aspen Monkhouse is seeded second in the 4A 50-yard freestyle. The Wolves’ 200 free relay is seeded third.

Central Kitsap’s Grace Smith is the third seed in the 3A 100 butterfly while teammate Tatiana Tubberville is also seeded third in the 500 free.

 

CK linebacker Ledesma out with broken leg

One of the area’s top football players is out for the season with a broken leg.

Central Kitsap will be without linebacker Eric Ledesma after the senior broke his fibula in last week’s loss against Lincoln. Ledesma, the team’s leading tackler, is scheduled to have surgery Thursday.

“It was a clean break,” Central Kitsap coach Mark Keel said. “The doctors are saying it should take six-to-eight weeks to heal.”

Big week coming up for volleyball teams

There will be plenty on the line for several local volleyball teams next week as teams start to focus in on potential playoff scenarios.

In the 2A Olympic League, the clash between league-leading North Kitsap (8-0) and Sequim (8-1) will be Tuesday in Poulsbo. North, which is ranked No. 4, beat Sequim in five games earlier this season and the Vikings would be in clear contention for a division title with three games left. NK won the silver division of the Capital City Invitational on Saturday, splitting matches with 2A Sehome (25-13, 20-25), 4A Bothel (13-25, 27-25) and 4A Puyallup (25-11, 18-25). However, in the Puyallup match, senior setter and defending league MVP Sarah Holt suffered a high ankle sprain. NK coach Tim French is unsure whether Holt will be available to play next week or for the foreseeable future. High-ankle sprains typically take several weeks to heal.

“That was the low-point of our day,” French said.

The Vikings won three straight in the silver bracket, beating 2A Mark Morris 25-19, 25-21; 3A North Thurston 25-22, 25-21 and 2A Ellensburg 17-25, 25-22, 15-10.

Third-place Olympic takes on Port Angeles and North Mason this week and look be solidly in contention for one of four playoff berths to the West Central District tournament next month.

The Bremerton Knights will need a win over North Mason on Tuesday to help keep its playoff hopes alive. The Knights (4-5) will face NK and Sequim to finish the season.

Eighth-ranked Klahowya is in the heart of its 1A division run, with games against Chimacum and Port Townsend this week. Chimacum (1-1) heads to Klahowya (2-0) Tuesday and Port Townsend will be in Seabeck on Thursday.

In Sea-Tac League, third-place Crosspoint (7-3) is at fourth-place Evergreen Lutheran (6-3) Tuesday. The top four seeds host league tournament games starting Oct. 29. The Warriors are coming off a tough 5-game loss to Vashon on Friday on senior night. Game scores were 20-25, 16-25, 25-16, 25-11, 25-8.

In the Narrows, Central Kitsap, which sits in third place at 8-3, will face 9-2 North Thurston Monday in Silverdale. A win would put CK into a tie with NT in the 3A division. The Cougars also face Wilson (2-9) on Wednesday. In 4A, South Kitsap (3-6) is at 6-3 Timberline on Tuesday and host 6-3 Gig Harbor on Thursday.

In Metro League, the Bainbridge Spartans (0-8) face the Blanchet Braves (2-5) on Monday and then are at Mountain Division-leading Holy Names (8-0) on Wednesday.

 

NK drops back in statewide volleyball rankings; taking a peek at what’s coming

The North Kitsap Vikings fell back one spot to fourth in the Class 2A statewide volleyball rankings Monday, released by the Washington State Volleyball Coaches Association.

Last week the Vikings (5-0) debuted in the No. 3 spot. NK is the only West Sound school to break into the top 10 in any of the classifications.

Here are the full rankings.

Class 4A—1, Emerald Ridge. 2, Bellarmine Prep. 3, Camas. 4, Central Valley. 5, Battle Ground. 6, University. 7, Jackson. 8, Skyline. 9, Curtis. 10, Eisenhower.

Class 3A—1, Southridge. 2, Auburn Riverside. 3, Holy Names. 4, Mercer Island. 5, Lakeside. 6, Kennedy. 7, Ferndale. 8, Prairie. 9, Timberline. 10, Shadle Park.

Class 2A—1, Tumwater. 2, Sehome. 3, Selah. 4, North Kitsap. 5, Burlington-Edison. 6, Lynden. 7, Ridgefield. 8, R.A. Long. 9, Fife. 10, Anacortes.

Class 1A—1, Freeman. 2, Lynden Christian. 3, Cedar Park Christian. 4, Lakeside. 5, Cascade-Leavenworth. 6, Chelan. 7, King’s Way Christian. 8, Kings. 9, Connell. 10, Kalama.

Class 2B—1, Colfox. 2, Toutle Lake. 3, Okanogan. 4, Daven port. 5, Northwest Christian-Colbert. 6, LaConner. 7, South Bend. 8, Darrington. 9, Morton-White-Pass. 10, Reardan.

LOOKING AHEAD

Let’s take a look at this week’s schedule and see if there’s any interesting matches.

Tuesday: Port Angeles travels to Bremerton in a re-match. Bremerton beat PA in PA for the first time in many years (it might be a first in school history, but that’s not confirmed). Kingston travels to Olympic to see if it can dethrone the Trojans as one of the few unbeatens in Olympic League play. In Narrows League, Central Kitsap (3-2) takes on Wilson (1-4) in Tacoma. In Sea-Tac 1B, Crosspoint (3-1) travels to struggling Auburn Adventist (1-2).

Wednesday: The Spartans from Bainbridge take on old foe Blanchet in Metro action while South Kitsap hosts always formidable Olympia in Narrows League action.

Thursday: North Kitsap faces Sequim for the first time this year. I think Sequim will give the Vikings a run for their money, but I can’t see NK losing this one. Also, CK hosts Mount Tahoma (1-4) in another league counter and could really put itself in good position with two league wins this week.  Crosspoint will look to break a tie for third in league when it hosts Rainier Christian.

Also, Port Townsend coach Nettie Hawkins sent in results from the Anacortes tournament last weekend. Here’s how her players did individually;

Abby McGuire- 19 assists, 12 kills, 16 digs, 2 aces
Megan Juran- 8 kills, 13 digs, 2 aces
Megan Lee- 35 digs, 2 kills
Baili Shaw- 5 kills, 4 aces
Rio Golden- 7 kills, 18 digs, 3 aces
Jenna Carson- 3 ace 3 blocks
Amy Hemsley- 8 assists, 5 digs
Avery Selisch- 6 kills, 5 digs