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High school basketball polls are out

The opening week of the Associated Press girls and boys basketball polls are out and the Olympic and Central Kitsap girls and the South Kitsap and North Kitsap boys are ranked among the top 10 in the state.

In the 3A girls, Central Kitsap is ranked at No. 9 while Oly is at No. 7 in the 2A. Crosspoint Academy received votes in 1B, but didn’t crack the top 5.

As for the boys, the Wolves slipped in at No. 10 in 4A while North Kitsap is in at the No. 8 spot. Olympic also garnered votes in 2A, but are not among the top 10.

Here are the full polls;

SEATTLE (AP) — How a state panel of sports writers rates Washington high school basketball teams in the weekly Associated Press poll of 2014, by WIAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses):

Class 4A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Gonzaga Prep (9) 4-0 90
2. Inglemoor 1-0 70
3. Todd Beamer 4-0 62
4. Moses Lake 2-0 37
5. Central Valley 1-1 32
6. Walla Walla 1-0 29
7. Sunnyside 0-0 27
8. Bothell 3-0 26
9. Bethel 1-0 25
10. Skyview 0-1 19

Others receiving votes: Mt. Rainier 18. Bellarmine Prep 16. Mead 13. Chiawana 10. Kamiak 7. University 6. Kentwood 5. Lewis and Clark 5. Davis 5. Curtis 4. Camas 3. Skyline 3. Tahoma 2. Snohomish 1. Puyallup 1. Kentridge 1.

Class 3A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Cleveland (9) 2-0 90
2. Blanchet 2-0 64
3. Bellevue 2-1 53
3. Lynnwood 2-0 53
5. Wilson, Woodrow 1-1 49
6. Arlington 3-0 34
7. Holy Names 1-1 26
8. Columbia River 3-0 19
9. Central Kitsap 3-0 16
10. Garfield 3-0 9

Others receiving votes: Juanita 8. Glacier Peak 8. Lake Washington 6. West Seattle 6. Prairie 6. Mercer Island 6. Kamiakin 5. Sumner 5. Auburn Mountainview 5. Lincoln 4. Shadle Park 2. Mountlake Terrace 2. Mt. Spokane 1. Kelso 1. Shorewood 1.

Class 2A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Mark Morris (8) 2-0 89
2. W. F. West (1) 2-0 79
3. White River 2-0 62
4. East Valley (Spokane) 3-0 54
5. Ellensburg 0-0 52
6. Lynden 0-0 45
7. Olympic 1-1 21
8. Woodland 2-0 13
9. Centralia 1-0 12
10. Black Hills 2-0 11

Others receiving votes: Washougal 10. Burlington-Edison 7. East Valley (Yakima) 7. River Ridge 7. Selah 6. Port Angeles 4. Sammamish 3. Liberty (Renton) 3. Fife 1. Clarkston 1.

Class 1A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Lynden Christian (1) 1-0 70
2. Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) (2) 2-1 65
3. Cashmere (4) 0-0 63
4. King’s (2) 0-1 58
5. Montesano 2-0 55
6. Kalama 0-0 47
7. Cascade Christian 4-1 34
8. Granger 2-0 25
9. Nooksack Valley 2-0 24
10. Blaine 0-0 18

Others receiving votes: Zillah 9. Freeman 7. LaCenter 5. La Salle 4. Seattle Academy 3. Eatonville 3. Bear Creek School 2. Connell 2. Colville 2. University Prep 1.

Class 2B
School Record Points Last Week
1. Colfax (6) 1-1 76
2. Toutle Lake (1) 1-0 68
3. Northwest Christian (Colbert) 3-0 56
4. Okanogan (1) 0-0 46
5. Raymond 3-0 27
6. Brewster 2-2 26
7. Mabton 3-0 24
8. LaConner 2-0 22
9. Wahkiakum 1-0 21
10. St. George’s 3-1 20

Others receiving votes: Willapa Valley 16. Morton-White Pass 13. Napavine 7. Lind-Ritzville/Sprague 4. Waitsburg-Prescott 3. Adna 2. Toledo 2. Ilwaco 1. Lake Roosevelt 1. Liberty Bell 1. Mary Walker 1.

Class B
School Record Points Last Week
1. Colton (7) 2-0 70
2. Pateros 1-0 44
3. Neah Bay 0-0 43
4. Sunnyside Christian 0-0 40
5. Republic 1-0 27

Others receiving votes: Three Rivers Christian School 15. Shoreline Christian 8. Taholah 8. Quilcene 7. Entiat 6. Tekoa-Oakesdale 6. Tulalip Heritage 6. Crosspoint Academy 3.

Boys Class 4A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Federal Way (7) 3-0 88
2. Issaquah (1) 1-0 71
3. Central Valley 3-0 69
4. Richland (1) 2-0 56
5. Kentridge 3-0 44
6. Curtis 2-0 33
7. Woodinville 3-1 26
8. Union 1-1 23
9. Lewis and Clark 4-0 22
10. South Kitsap 3-0 18

Others receiving votes: Davis 14. Kentwood 9. West Valley (Yakima) 8. Bellarmine Prep 7. Kent Meridian 4. Ferris 4. Wenatchee 3. Todd Beamer 2. Camas 2.

Class 3A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Rainier Beach (9) 2-0 90
2. Eastside Catholic 1-0 69
3. Bellevue 2-0 68
4. Garfield 3-0 58
5. Seattle Prep 3-1 31
6. Cleveland 3-0 24
7. Stanwood 3-1 22
8. Wilson, Woodrow 1-0 21
9. Shadle Park 3-1 20
(tie)Peninsula 3-0 20

Others receiving votes: Lincoln 17. Columbia River 11. Glacier Peak 11. Marysville-Pilchuck 9. O’Dea 8. Fort Vancouver 6. Kamiakin 4. Lakeside (Seattle) 4. Auburn Mountainview 2.

Class 2A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Clarkston (7) 1-0 97
2. Lynden (3) 0-0 92
3. Pullman 2-0 56
4. Mark Morris 2-0 49
5. Wapato 3-0 45
6. West Valley (Spokane) 2-2 38
7. Tumwater 1-0 34
8. North Kitsap 3-1 29
9. River Ridge 3-1 28
10. Grandview 0-1 24

Others receiving votes: Woodland 13. Squalicum 9. Olympic 6. Ellensburg 6. Washougal 5. Clover Park 4. Black Hills 2. Fife 2. Sehome 2. Sequim 1. Ephrata 1.

Class 1A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Zillah (5) 1-0 82
2. King’s (3) 0-1 80
3. Cedar Park Christian (Bothell) 3-0 56
4. Lynden Christian (1) 2-2 44
5. Vashon Island 3-0 39
6. Seattle Academy 0-1 35
7. Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) 2-1 32
(tie) Cascade Christian 2-1 32
9. Meridian 4-0 28
10. Kalama 1-1 16

Others receiving votes: Freeman 11. Castle Rock 8. La Salle 8. Riverside 6. University Prep 5. LaCenter 5. Seton Catholic 4. Bear Creek School 3. Hoquiam 2. Granger 1.

Class 2B
School Record Points Last Week
1. Morton-White Pass 2-0 60
2. Liberty (Spangle) (1) 2-0 49
3. St. George’s (1) 3-1 45
4. Brewster (4) 4-0 42
5. Okanogan (1) 1-0 40
6. Toledo 0-0 27
7. North Beach 2-0 25
8. Northwest Christian (Colbert) 2-1 23
9. Lind-Ritzville Sprague 1-1 16
10. Willapa Valley 1-0 12

Others receiving votes: Colfax 8. Mossyrock 7. LaConner 6. Life Christian Academy 6. Adna 5. Liberty Bell 3. Onalaska 3. Raymond 2. Liberty Christian 2. Toutle Lake 1.

Class B
School Record Points Last Week
1. Pomeroy (2) 1-0 51
(tie) Tulalip Heritage (3) 0-0 51
3. Neah Bay (1) 0-0 50
4. Colton 0-1 29
(tie)Entiat 3-0 29

Others receiving votes: Shorewood Christian 24. Wellpinit 13. Republic 10. Garfield-Palouse 9. Three Rivers Christian School 8. Lyle-Wishram 6.

Kitsap doubles up on state soccer championships

Kitsap doesn’t win a lot of state soccer titles, but it won two on Sunday.
Klahowya won the Class 1A title by beating King’s 1-0 in Shoreline.
It matches the 2A title the Eagles won — the first in county history — back in 1999.
The goal they scored was just the sixth King’s had given up this year.

Crosspoint won its second consecutive Class B title, beating Liberty Bell 5-1.

That gives Kitsap four girls state soccer and six overall.

Crosspoint’s Laurion named All-Sea-Tac volleyball

All-Sea-Tac League 1B
MVP—Katrice Pond, Christian Faith
Coach of the year—Stephanie Pond, Christian Faith
Sportsmanship—Muckleshoot
First team
Samantha Rae, Quilcene; Megan Weller, Quilcene; Carly Ursino, Puget Sound Adventist; Ciera Zimmerman, Christian Faith; Taylor Santee, Christian Faith; Jenai Schwark, Evergreen Lutheran; Emma Laurion, Crosspoint.
Second team
Ricki Lieu, Mount Rainier Lutheran; Allison Jones, Quilcene; Dacey Limon, Christian Faith; Emily Holder, Evergreen Lutheran; Cailyn Cattell, Crosspoint; Emily Hitt, Quilcene; Karina Nizoteva, Puget Sound Adventist; Angel Cucio, Seattle Lutheran.
Third team
Katelyn Luzier, Muckleshoot Tribal; Brooke Plecker, Auburn Adventist; Morgan Abrams, Crosspoint; Katy Graham, Mount Rainier Lutheran; Kari Severeid, Evergreen Lutheran; Abby Turner, Shorewood Christian; Esther Goldberg, Northwest Yeshiva.

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.

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.

 

Crosspoint’s Doty named WIAA Athlete of the Week

Crosspoint Academy senior Desere’e Doty was named the WIAA Athlete of the Week for her achievements in soccer and volleyball.

Doty helped lead the Warriors soccer team to two wins, scoring hat tricks in both games and adding six assists. For the volleyball team, Doty had six kills, five aces and four blocks.

Doty will receive a congratulatory letter from Mike Colbrese, the executive director of the WIAA, an Athlete of the Week t-shirt and a certificate. Winners are also posted on the WIAA website.

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