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WCD 3A/2A/1A softball tournament postponed until Monday; SK in 4A resumes Sunday

The Class 3A/2A/1A West Central District softball tournaments at Sprinker Fields in Spanaway have been postponed until Monday due to rain.

The Class 4A West Central District tourney at Kent Service Club Ballfields was also postponed, but that tournament is slated to resume Sunday. South Kitsap, which survived after beating Olympia 15-5 in a loser-out game on Friday, will play Tahoma Sunday at 11 a.m. If SK wins, the Wolves will play a winner-to-state, loser-out game at 2 p.m. A coin flip would decide the fifth/sixth seeds.

Tournament officials at the 3A/2A/1A spoke with coaches at about 8:30 Saturday morning to inform them games would be played Sunday with an hour later start time. However, that was changed hours later when it appeared the weather will not cooperate Sunday. The forecast for Monday in Spanaway is for clouds with only a 20 percent chance of rain and a high of 63 degrees.

Games that will be played are elimination games only. Teams that have already secured state berths are now seeded into their respective state tournaments. In 2A, Port Angeles is the second seed.

All Kitsap teams are facing elimination. Central Kitsap plays Capital in 3A at 11 a.m. If the Cougars win they would play at 1 p.m. in another loser-out game and then 3 p.m. for the fifth-seed/loser out. Seeded teams are No. 1 Enumclaw, No. 2 Columbia River, No. 3 Auburn Mountainview and No. 4 Prairie.

In 2A, Olympic plays at 11 a.m. against Orting while North Kitsap and Kingston play at 1 p.m. Sequim also plays at 11 a.m. against Steilacoom. Winning teams advance to a winner-to-state, loser-out games at 3 p.m.  A coin flip will determine the fifth/sixth seeds. Seeded teams are No. 1 Fife, No. 2 PA, No. 3 White River, No. 4 Forest Ridge/Bear Creek.

In 1A, Klahowya plays Chimacum at 1 p.m. in a winner-to-state, loser-out game for the No. 3 seed. Seattle Christian is the No. 1 seed, followed by Bellevue Christian at No. 2.

The WCD has updated brackets for 3A, 2A and 1A here.

Kingston names Grimm as new football coach

Kingston athletic director Jared Terrible said Thursday that the school has named Alec Grimm as the new football coach.

Grimm accepted the school’s offer to coach the Buccaneers on Wednesday, Terrible said. He’ll replace former coach W. Todd Harder, who resigned after four seasons.

Alec Grimm, a 2011 Bainbridge High graduate, is the son of former Bainbridge football coach Andy Grimm, who coached the Spartans for 18 seasons before leaving his post last fall.

It’s an interesting hire considering former Kingston assistant coach Jeff Rouser is replacing Andy Grimm at Bainbridge.

It wouldn’t be surprising to see Harder join Rouser’s staff at Bainbridge or see Andy Grimm join his son’s staff at Kingston.

 

Developing the district soccer picture

Class 3A West Central/Southwest District

Bracket: here

Who: Central Kitsap (10-4-2) vs. TBD

When: Thursday, 5:30 p.m. at Stadium HS

Berths to state available: Six

Outlook: A three-game winless skid toward the end of the regular season cost Central Kitsap the Narrows League 3A title. Capital took first and secured a state berth, while Central Kitsap must win two loser-out games to reach state for the fifth time in six seasons. The Cougars face the winner of Tuesday’s game between Shelton and Peninsula.

Class 2A West Central District

Bracket: Here

Who: Kingston (14-1-1) vs. Lindbergh (15-0-1)

When: Thursday, 7:30 p.m. at Highline Memorial Stadium

Berths to state available: Six

Outlook: Kingston won the Olympic League 2A title. The Buccaneers are assured of a berth to state for the fourth consecutive year. Seeding is the remaining question mark. Kingston could take first, second, third — which would all mean a home game in the first round of state — or sixth.

Who: Sequim (11-5-0) vs. Foster (5-7-3)

When: Thursday, 5:30 p.m. at Bonney Lake HS

Outlook: Sequim placed second in the Olympic League 2A. The Wolves would clinch a berth to state with a win over Foster and face the winner of Kingston-Lindbergh for seeding. A loss to Foster and Sequim’s season is done.

Who: North Kitsap (8-4-2) vs. TBD

When: Thursday, 7 p.m. at North Kitsap

Outlook: North Kitsap placed third in the Olympic League 2A and faces a loser-out game between winner of Tuesday’s game between Sammamish and Clover Park. The Vikings need two victories to secure their seventh state berth in the past eight seasons.

Who: Port Angeles (9-6-1) vs. Washington (7-8-0)

When: Tuesday, 5 p.m. at Silverdale Stadium

Outlook: Port Angeles took fourth in the Olympic League 2A and needs to win three loser-out games in order to reach state for the first time since 2012.

Class 1A West Central District

Bracket: Here

Who: Klahowya (14-1-1) vs. Vashon (9-2-4)

When: Tuesday, 7 p.m. at Silverdale Stadium

Berths available to state: Two

Outlook: Klahowya placed fourth state last year and repeated as Olympic League 1A champions. The Eagles can earn a berth to state by going 2-0 or 2-1 this week.

Who: Port Townsend (9-6-1) vs. Charles Wright (10-3-0)

When: Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. at Harry Lang Stadium, Lakewood

Outlook: The Redhawks knocked out Seattle Christian 2-0 on Saturday and now face the Nisqually League champs.

Kingston’s Barrett headed to Ohio Wesleyan

Kingston senior Alex Barrett is helping the Buccaneers’ undefeated soccer team while eagerly awaiting his football career on the next level.

Barrett, who scored two goals for Kingston in Tuesday’s Olympic League 2A showdown at Port Angeles, recently committed to play football at Ohio Wesleyan, a NCAA Division III school in Delaware, Ohio.

“I’m excited,” said Barrett, who rushed for 459 yards and six touchdowns for Kingston’s football team in the fall.

The 6-foot-1, 220-pound Barrett expects to play running back at the next level. 

NK’s Rabedeaux named Oly 2A MVP

North Kitsap senior guard Cole Rabedeaux was named the Class 2A All-Olympic League MVP on Tuesday.

Rabedeaux, a 6-foot-1 senior, averaged 22.4 points per game and helped the Vikings earn a spot at regionals. North Kitsap coach Scott Orness was named the coach of the year. The Sequim Wolves won the sportsmanship award.

In 1A, Port Townsend’s Detrius Kelsall, a 6-0 sophomore guard/forward, was tabbed as the MVP while the sportsmanship award went to Klahowya. Chimacum coach Jim Eldridge was named the coach of the year.

All-Olympic League 2A

MVP—Cole Rabedeaux, North Kitsap

Coach of the year—Scott Orness, North Kitsap

Sportsmanship award—Sequim Wolves

First team—Jumier Johnson, sr., F, Olympic; Lambros Rogers, sr., F, Port Angeles; Atyus Powell, sr., G, Bremerton; Liam Young, jr. G, Kingston; Jaiden Mosley, so., G, Olympic.

Second team—Joshua Benson, sr., G, North Kitsap; Tyler Yost, jr., F, Olympic; Japrea Pedesclaux, jr., G, Bremerton; Zac Olmstead, so., G, North Kitsap; Gabe Gregory, jr., G, Kingston.

All-Olympic League 1A

MVP—Detrius Kelsall, Port Townsend

Coach of the year—Jim Eldridge, Chimacum

Sportsmanship award—Klahowya Eagles

First team—James Porter, sr., F, Chimacum; Payton Ryen, sr., G, Klahowya; Kaiden Parcher, so., F, Port Townsend; Jacob Ralls, sr., G, Port Townsend; Christopher Bainbridge, sr., G, Chimacum; Wiley Hesselgrave, sr., G, Coupeville; Matthew Koenig, sr., G, Chimacum.

Monzon, Wheeler named co-MVP for All-Oly 2A girls team

Olympic guard Danielle Monzon and Port Angeles center/forward Nizhoni Wheeler were named co-MVPs for the 2A All-Olympic League girls basketball teams.

Monzon, a 5-foot-2 junior, helped lead the Trojans to the West Central District tournament and Wheeler, a 6-1 junior, guided the Roughriders to a regional berth.

North Kitsap coach Penny Ginger was named the 2A coach of the year and North Mason won the sportsmanship award.

In 1A, Makana Stone of Coupeville was tabbed as the MVP while Scott Wilson of Port Townsend was named the coach of the year. Coupeville also won the sportsmanship award.

All-Olympic League 2A

MVP—Danielle Monzon, Olympic; Nizhoni Wheeler, Port Angeles

Sportsmanship—North Mason

Coach of the year—Penny Gienger, North Kitsap

First team—Katie Campana, jr., G, Olympic; Lily Eckert, sr., C/PF, Kingston; Aileen Kaye, sr., G, Kingston; Molly Lemmon, sr., F, North Kitsap; Olivia Selembo, so., G, North Kitsap.

Second team—Raelee Moore, fr., G, North Kitsap; Adrienne Haggerty, jr., P, Sequim; Maddie Boe, jr., G, Port Angeles; Elysabeth Lamoureux, jr., SF, Bremerton; Michaela Derda, jr., W, Bremerton.

All-Olympic League 1A

MVP—Makana Stone, sr., Coupeville

Sportsmanship—Coupeville

Coach of the year—Scott Wilson, Port Townsend

First team—Kaitlyn Meek, so., G, Port Townsend; Mechelle Nisbit, jr., G, Chimacum; Maya Ladner, jr., G, Klahowya; Mia Littlejohn, so., SG/PG, Coupeville; Kailey Kellner, jr., SG/SF, Coupeville.

State swimming: updates from day 2

Hunter Parini, front, celebrates along with teammates Tim Gallagher, Ethan Fox and Bryce Hoffer, the Bucs' 200-yard medley relay state championship in the Class 2A meet at KCAC in Federal Way on Saturday. (Annette Griffus | Kitsap Sun)
Hunter Parini, front, celebrates along with teammates Tim Gallagher, Ethan Fox and Bryce Hoffer, the Bucs’ 200-yard medley relay state championship in the Class 2A meet at KCAC in Federal Way on Saturday.
(Annette Griffus | Kitsap Sun)

Kingston proved they could walk the walk after all.

The Buccaneers earned their first state championship in school history on Saturday when the 200-yard medley relay won the Class 2A event in 1 minute, 43.08 seconds.

The boys program split off from North Kitsap in 2008-09 and has been progressing each year. The Bucs won the Olympic League and district meet titles this year, also firsts for the program.

The school opened in 2007 and co-oped its swimming program with North Kitsap that first year.

 

It’s been quite a meet so far for the peninsula . Kitsap has been on the medal podium in every event.

Olympic freshman Ross Burchell receives his second-place medal from Les Schwab representative Lonnie Nunley Saturday for the 200-yard freestyle. (Annette Griffus | Kitsap Sun)
Olympic freshman Ross Burchell receives his second-place medal from Les Schwab representative Lonnie Nunley Saturday for the 200-yard freestyle.
(Annette Griffus | Kitsap Sun)

Kitsap wound up with three second-place finishers in Olympic’s Ross Burchell, Bremerton’s Nathan Rubie and Kingston’s Tim Gallagher.

Burchell finished second in the 200 freestyle in 1:45.86, a personal best and the 500 freestyle in 4:42.39.

Bremerton’s Rubie finished second in the 100 butterfly. Rubie touched the wall in 52.93, closing in on Elliott Hofferth of Anacortes in the final 10 yards to make it entertaining.

Gallagher, a freshman, was second in the 100 backstroke in 53.54.  In total, West Sound walked away with 22 medals in 12 events.

Kingston finished in fourth place in the team standings, giving the Bucs their first state trophy. North Kitsap placed seventh while Olympic was 12th. Klahowya was 24th and Bremerton 28th.

Kingston and North Kitsap celebrated their fourth place and seventh place finishes, respectively, at the Class 2A boys state swimming championships Saturday at KCAC. (Annette Griffus | Kitsap Sun)
Kingston and North Kitsap celebrated their fourth place and seventh place finishes, respectively, at the Class 2A boys state swimming championships Saturday at KCAC.
(Annette Griffus | Kitsap Sun)

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Bainbridge swimmers celebrate their second-place team finish at the Class 3A boys state swimming and diving championships Saturday at KCAC. (Annette Griffus | Kitsap Sun)
Bainbridge swimmers celebrate their second-place team finish at the Class 3A boys state swimming and diving championships Saturday at KCAC.
(Annette Griffus | Kitsap Sun)

The 3A session saw the Bainbridge Spartans earn a second place finish overall with 288 points to Bellevue’s 349.5. It’s the Spartans best finish since 1980, when they also finished second.

The Spartans’ 200 medley and 200 free relays placed second while the 400 free relay was third.

Individually, Garrett Waite had two top four finishes to lead the Spartans. Waite was third in the 200 IM and fourth in the 100 backstroke.

Other top finishers for Bainbridge were junior Parker Bushey who finished fifth in the 200 freestyle, freshmen Kevin Houseman, fifth in 200 IM and 100 breaststroke, Makai Ingalls placed sixth in the 100 butterfly and eighth in the 50 free, and Carter Hall was eighth in the breast.

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The 4A meet is underway and South Kitsap’s Dylan Macabitas, who opened the session by singing the national anthem, placed fourth in the 100 backstroke in 52.67, just off his personal best from prelims (52.28). Macabitas also finished 12th in the 200 freestyle.

South Kitsap's Dylan Macabitas waves to the crowd after receiving his fourth-place medal in the 100-yard backstroke Saturday at the Class 4A state boys swimming and diving championships. (Annette Griffus | Kitsap Sun)
South Kitsap’s Dylan Macabitas waves to the crowd after receiving his fourth-place medal in the 100-yard backstroke Saturday at the Class 4A state boys swimming and diving championships.
(Annette Griffus | Kitsap Sun)

South diver Jason Gleason finished seventh in his first meet. He’s a junior and is determined to improve on that ranking next season.