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

Monday, September 29th, 2014

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

 


Crosspoint’s Doty headed to Grand Canyon U.

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Crosspoint senior soccer player Desere’e Doty has committed to play next season at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix.

Doty, who scored 101 goals through her first three high school seasons, helped Crosspoint win a state title as a junior.

Doty is the second 2015 recruit to commit to Grand Canyon, a Division I school that plays in the Western Athletic Conference. Klahowya’s McKenzie Cook committed to play for the Antelopes over the summer.

Doty talked with Cook before making her decision earlier this week.


High school volleyball rankings coming; Crosspoint beats Seattle Lutheran

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

The debut of the statewide high school volleyball rankings will happen next week, thanks to Jeff Curtis. Curtis is the head coach at Juanita High and compiles the rankings for us newspeople and fans each week.

I’d suspect North Kitsap would be in the top 10 for 2A, but that might be it for West Sound teams. Could be a bit of a down year in terms of local teams making the playoffs, but it should still be a fun league season, especially in the Olympic, as there are plenty of teams at the same level talent-wise.

If I were to make a prediction right now, I’d put NK at the top spot in the 2A with Sequim right behind. After that, it’s a toss up. Olympic and Port Angeles could be the next two teams fighting it out for the playoffs while North Mason, Kingston and Bremerton hang around until the end. In the 1A, right now I might give the edge to Port Townsend just because they have more returning players than Klahowya. But that’s just a guess on my part.

On another note, Crosspoint Academy did something they haven’t done in quite a while. Beat the Seattle Lutheran Saints. The Warriors handed Seattle Lutheran 25-10, 25-19, 25-14 on Tuesday. It’s the first win over the Saints in four years, said coach Ellen Laurion.

Cailyn Cattell (seven aces), Emma Laurion (six) and Kailey Bandara combined for 16 aces for the Warriors. Also, Holly Bandara had 10 assists and Morgan Abrams chipped in six.

“It was an all-around team effort and I couldn’t be more thrilled for this much-deserved win,” Laurion said.


Crosspoint’s Cattell earns All-Sea-Tac nod

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Crosspoint’s Cailyn Cattell was named to the All-Sea-Tac League first team. Holly Bandara and Desere’e Doty were second teamers.

All-Sea-Tac League
Boys
Co-Sportsmanship—Crosspoint & Auburn Adventist
Coach of the Year—Jason Townsend, Tacoma Baptist
Co-MVP—Collin Feight, Bear Creek; Luke Blakenbeckler, Bear Creek
First Team—Abijah Smith, sr.., Seattle Lutheran; Dayton Pascua, jr., Tacoma Baptist; Brandon Stoehr, jr., Tacoma Baptist; Collin Feight, sr., Bear Creek; Luke Blakenbeckler, sr., Bear Creek
Second Team—Jesse Leuenberger, sr., Bear Creek; Gabe Chaikin, jr., Auburn Adventist; Karsten Rogers, sr., Auburn Adventist; Charlie Fletcher, jr., Auburn Adventist; Blake Denniston, sr., Bear Creek.
Honorable Mention:
Crosspoint—Patrick Wheeler, sr.
Girls
MVP—Kristina Engelstone, Bear Creek
Coach of the Year, Bear Creek
Sportsmanship, Bear Creek & Auburn Adventist
First Team—Sarah Zeitler, Tacoma Baptist; Cailyn Cattell, Crosspoint Academy; Hailey Meyers, Seattle Lutheran; Catherine Fernandez, Bear Creek;  Darryln McDonough, Bear Creek
Second Team –Holly Bandara, Crosspoint Academy; Brooke Plecker, Auburn Adventist Academy; Desere’e Doty, Crosspoint Academy;  Jennifer Brooks, Tacoma Baptist; Abby Sanders, Seattle Lutheran


Regional games available online, radio

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Looks like those of you who wanted to watch the South Kitsap boys take on Gonzaga Prep in Spokane, but couldn’t go to the game, will have your chance.

nwprepsnow.com is webcasting the game at 4 p.m. Saturday. Here’s the link to the website. Just click on the high school link and it will take you to the game.

Some radio stations will be broadcasting, including Friday night’s 2B girls game between Crosspoint Academy vs. Morton White-Pass is on KMNT 104.3 FM.

KPUG (1170AM)/KGMI (790 AM) for Olympic’s game against Lynden in the 2A girls regional at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Port Angeles’ game against Burlington-Edison will be on KBRC (1430 AM) at 2 p.m.

There is no radio broadcast for the Bremerton boys game.


Regional basketball sites, times, dates unveiled

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

You can find the whole thing here.
Here’s how it breaks down for local teams:
South Kitsap boys play Gonzaga Prep on Saturday at Central Valley in the Spokane Valley at 4 p.m.
Bremerton boys play Lake Washington at Bothell on Saturday at 6 p.m.
Olympic girls play Lynden at Mount Vernon on Saturday at 6 p.m.
Port Angeles girls play Burlington-Edison at Mount Vernon on Saturday at 2 p.m.
The Crosspoint girls play Morton-White Pass at WF West (Chehalis) on Friday at 8 p.m.


Regional basketball pairings are set

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

The regional basketball draw is Sunday, which will tell us where and when our five West Sound qualifiers will play.
Here’s the regional draw process.
We know against who they will play:
South Kitsap boys will play Gonzaga Prep.
Bremerton boys will play Lake Washington.
Olympic girls will play Lynden.
Crosspoint girls will play Morton/White Pass.
Port Angeles girls will play Burlington-Edison.


Bremerton ranked 8th in final hoops poll

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

The final Associated Press state basketball poll came out today. The Bremerton boys were ranked eighth. The Crosspoint girls were ranked seventh.

Boys
Class 4A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Jackson (4) 21-1 91 2
2. Richland (3) 21-0 89 1
3. Garfield (3) 21-1 87 3
4. Kentridge 23-0 73 4
5. Arlington 20-2 52 6
6. Ferris 18-3 47 5
7. Todd Beamer 18-3 39 7
8. Gonzaga Prep 18-4 29 8
9. Curtis 20-4 22 9
10. Issaquah 17-5 9 NR
(tie) Central Valley 16-5 9 9
Others receiving votes: Davis 1. Eastmont 1. Federal Way 1.

Class 3A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Rainier Beach (10) 22-0 100 1
2. Stanwood 23-0 88 2
3. Bellevue 18-3 74 4
4. Wilson, Woodrow 19-2 73 5
5. Lincoln 19-3 60 3
6. Eastside Catholic 18-4 49 6
7. Seattle Prep 17-6 28 9
8. Columbia River 17-3 24 10
9. Mercer Island 16-6 21 7
10. O’Dea 16-8 13 NR
Others receiving votes: Enumclaw 8. Shorecrest 4. Timberline 3. Franklin 3. Kennedy 2.

Class 2A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Clarkston (7) 18-2 96 1
2. Pullman (2) 17-2 90 2
3. Lynden (1) 18-3 80 3
4. Anacortes 16-5 66 4
5. Grandview 16-3 59 5
6. Mark Morris 17-5 47 6
7. Hockinson 16-4 37 7
8. Bremerton 17-3 21 8
9. Sumner 14-7 11 9
(tie) White River 16-7 11 10
Others receiving votes: Lake Washington 9. Ephrata 8. Bellingham 5. Sehome 5. Sequim 2. Sedro-Woolley 2. East Valley (Yakima) 1.

Class 1A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Okanogan (6) 22-0 87 1
2. Zillah 22-0 76 2
3. King’s (3) 21-2 72 3
4. Seattle Academy 18-3 64 4
5. Brewster 18-4 48 7
6. University Prep 17-3 36 9
7. Kalama 19-2 30 6
8. Vashon Island 18-3 27 5
9. Cedar Park Christian (Bothell) 15-6 17 NR
(tie) Lynden Christian 17-7 17 8
Others receiving votes: Woodland 9. Meridian 5. La Salle 4. Cashmere 1. Toledo 1. Riverside 1.

Class 2B
School Record Points Last Week
1. St. George’s (8) 25-0 80 1
2. Morton-White Pass 21-0 72 2
3. Bear Creek School 18-2 63 4
4. Lind-Ritzville Sprague 20-4 48 3
5. Willapa Valley 19-3 39 T6
6. Liberty (Spangle) 19-6 31 T6
7. Onalaska 17-5 28 10
8. North Beach 20-3 26 5
9. Mossyrock 16-4 19 9
10. Tri-Cities Prep 15-5 18 8
Others receiving votes: Northwest Christian (Colbert) 10. LaConner 6.

Class 1B
School Record Points Last Week
1. Neah Bay (7) 15-1 79 1
2. Garfield-Palouse (1) 19-2 71 2
3. Tulalip Heritage 20-1 65 3
4. Pomeroy 19-2 57 4
5. Lummi 18-4 30 5
Others receiving votes: Three Rivers Christian School 18.

Girls
Class 4A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Lynnwood (5) 21-1 76 1
2. Gonzaga Prep (2) 21-1 71 2
3. Skyview 20-1 63 3
4. Todd Beamer (1) 22-1 57 4
5. Inglemoor 19-3 47 5
6. Mt. Rainier 20-3 46 6
7. Chiawana 18-3 31 7
8. Arlington 19-3 14 NR
9. Central Valley 16-6 13 9
10. Bellarmine Prep 19-3 8 NR
Others receiving votes: Mead 5. Newport (Bellevue) 4. Eastlake 3. Puyallup 2.

Class 3A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Cleveland (8) 20-2 80 1
2. Glacier Peak 20-2 65 4
3. Blanchet 20-3 52 3
4. Prairie 17-3 50 6
5. Bellevue 19-5 43 7
6. Mountlake Terrace 18-4 35 8
7. Holy Names 18-6 31 5
8. Juanita 19-4 25 2
9. Kamiakin 15-6 22 9
10. Sunnyside 18-3 13 NR
Others receiving votes: Wilson, Woodrow 11. Mercer Island 4. Liberty (Renton) 3. Auburn Mountainview 3. Shorecrest 2. Lincoln 1.

Class 2A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Mark Morris (8) 20-1 80 1
2. W. F. West 20-2 72 2
3. Ellensburg 18-2 59 5
4. River Ridge 17-4 49 4
5. Sumner 21-2 43 3
6. West Valley (Yakima) 18-3 33 7
7. East Valley (Spokane) 17-3 28 T8
8. White River 18-5 27 NR
(tie) Black Hills 17-5 27 6
10. Cedarcrest 18-5 6 T8
Others receiving votes: Port Angeles 6. Renton 5. Lynden 5.

Class 1A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Cashmere (8) 21-1 80 1
2. Brewster 20-2 72 2
3. Woodland 21-0 62 3
4. Lynden Christian 19-2 55 4
5. Montesano 22-0 44 7
6. King’s 17-4 41 5
7. Okanogan 17-5 31 8
8. Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) 20-3 16 6
9. Blaine 19-6 13 9
10. Cascade Christian 16-4 12 10
Others receiving votes: La Salle 10. Granger 2. University Prep 2.

Class 2B
School Record Points Last Week
1. Northwest Christian (Colbert) (4) 24-0 67 1
2. Toutle Lake (3) 21-0 66 2
3. Bear Creek School 18-1 47 3
4. Colfax 19-6 43 4
5. Morton-White Pass 18-4 42 5
6. LaConner 17-4 33 7
7. Crosspoint Academy 16-5 29 T9
8. Willapa Valley 18-4 28 6
9. Wahkiakum 17-6 16 8
10. Darrington 15-6 8 T9
Others receiving votes: White Swan 4. DeSales 2.

Class 1B
School Record Points Last Week
1. Colton (5) 21-0 66 1
2. Wilbur-Creston 22-0 53 3
3. Pateros (1) 15-1 49 4
4. Neah Bay 15-1 46 5
5. Sunnyside Christian (1) 20-0 43 2
Others receiving votes: Entiat 9. Shoreline Christian 8. Mount Vernon Christian 6.


District girls hoops update

Friday, February 14th, 2014

After the first round of playoffs for girls basketball for 4A, I thought I’d take a minute to breakdown more of the particulars as sub-districts finished Friday.

Let’s look at the big schools first.

Both South Kitsap and Central Kitsap are in loser-out games Saturday at Stadium HS. South is up first against Emerald Ridge at 4:30 p.m., followed by Central Kitsap vs. Union at 6:30 p.m. If they both win, they’ll move on to play again Tuesday in another loser-out game at Puyallup HS. South would play at 6 p.m. and CK at 7:45 p.m.

Wait, I’m not done. If they both win again, CK and South could face each other in a winner-to-regional game next Thursday back at Stadium at 7:45 p.m. The loser of that game has one final shot to make district as the seventh seed.

Got it? OK, moving on.

Let’s look at the 2A bracket.

Olympic will face either Washington or Tyee (played Friday) at 1 p.m. Monday at Curtis HS. That game is loser out. If the Trojans win, they’ll take on White River/Sumner at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Bellarmine Prep in a winner-to-regional game and from there it’s all seeding.

Kingston has a first-round bye and awaits the winner of the Washington/Tyee vs. Renton game. The Bucs play Wednesday at 7:45 p.m. at Wilson High. A win would move them into the semifinals, guarantee them a berth to regionals and a shot at the district title.

Sequim also faces a loser-out game at 2:45 p.m. Monday against Franklin Pierce at Curtis. A win and the Wolves take on Port Angeles at 6 p.m Wednesday. PA is in the same situation as Kingston, so who knows, maybe those two teams will meet again in the finals.

Our two lone schools in the 3A and 2B are Bainbridge and Crosspoint Academy, respectively. Bainbridge is the No. 7 seed to the SeaKing District tournament after a 42-27 win over Eastside Catholic Thursday. The Spartans are at Lakeside at 7 p.m. Saturday in a loser-out game. If Bainbridge wins, it will play at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday against Bellevue at Bellevue CC. A win there would put Bainbridge into regionals. A loss, and the Spartans are facing elimination Feb. 21 at 4:45 p.m. at BCC.

For Crosspoint, the Warriors are into the bi-district tourney and take on either Auburn Adventist or Darrington at 7 p.m. Tuesday in a loser-out game. A win for Crosspoint would have them traveling to the District 1 No. 1 seed at 7 p.m. for a winner-to-regional game.


Crosspoint shifting to 1B

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Crosspoint Academy will be staying in the Sea-Tac League, but the private school won’t be in the 2B classification, where it has been since the B classification split in 2006. 

The Sea-Tac is shifting to a 1B league, and the Warriors are following suit.

“Crosspoint will stay within their enrollment count and be a 1B school,” Crosspoint athletic director Christine Cattell said. “Even though our enrollment is up 30 percent over the last two years, it was the best place to be.”

The league will be a 12-team league with one school, Auburn Adventist, remaining a 2B. Cattell said there will be no divisions within the league since only three sports are played at all the schools — volleyball and boys and girls basketball.

“Scheduling for the next two years will be creative,” she said, “but Crosspoint is thankful for no divisions, as we want to keep our playing relationships with the local schools here on the peninsula.”

 


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