Category Archives: Kingston

District softball brackets set

And we’re off!

Here’s a look at first round games for the Class 4A, 3A, 2A and 1A WCD tournaments as well as 3A SeaKing.

Speaking of the SeaKing, let’s start there with Bainbridge taking on Ballard in the district semifinal Thursday at Southwest Athletic Complex at 7 p.m. The winner will play West Seattle/Lake Washington winner Friday at 7 p.m. in the title game.

South Kitsap (8-10) takes on Rogers of Puyallup (14-8) at the 4A West Central at 1 p.m. Friday at the Kent Service Club Ballfields.

In the 3A West Central/Southwest, Central Kitsap (15-5) takes on Sumner (6-11) Friday at noon at Sprinker Recreation Center in Spanaway.

At the 2A West Central at Sprinker, Kingston (8-6) takes on Orting (14-5) at 10 a.m., Bremerton (5-11) faces White River (19-1), also at 10 a.m., and Olympic (14-4) plays Lindbergh (8-11) at noon. Port Angeles plays River Ridge and Sequim (13-5) faces Steilacoom (9-10) at 10 a.m.

And in the 1A West Central, also at Sprinker, Klahowya (11-7) is in a loser-out game against Cascade Christian at 6 p.m.

 

Softball playoffs coming into focus

And so it begins.

West Sound softball teams will be putting it all on the line this week as they either vie for a playoff spot or will wrap up seeds into the postseason.

A couple key games happen Tuesday in the Olympic League.

In 2A, Port Angeles, Sequim and Olympic are the top three seeds but the final two spots are still up for grabs. Kingston (4-5), Bremerton (4-6) and North Mason (3-8) are still alive with Kingston taking on North Mason in Belfair. A win by the Buccaneers would eliminate North Mason. Bremerton plays Olympic and still has a shot at the fourth seed, as Kingston has two games left against PA and Sequim.

In 1A, the league title will come down to Klahowya and Chimacum. Both teams are 6-2. That game is in Chimacum. Coupeville has wrapped up the third seed.

The South Kitsap Wolves play a loser-out game against Timberline in the Narrows League 4A tourney Wednesday at the RAC in Lacey. A win would put them into a seeding game Thursday.

Central Kitsap has already locked up a playoff berth and will either be the No. 1 or 2 seed to district in Narrows 3A.

Bainbridge opened the Metro League 3A tournament with a 12-0 win over Roosevelt. The Spartans will play Tuesday against Ballard at 5 p.m. at SWAC for a shot to play in the championship game. The win guaranteed them a berth to the SeaKing District.

 

Reclassification cycle changing to four years instead of two

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association’s Representative Assembly passed nine amendments, including a significant change to the current two-year reclassification cycle.

The classification cycle amendment (Rule 4.1.0) is changing from every two years to every four years according to a press release from the WIAA on Friday. A school can appeal its classification after two years. A school can appeal due to significant decrease in enrollment, declining enrollment, an opening of a new school or unforeseen circumstances.

The current cycle is completing its first year this spring. The next reclassification cycle would be for the 2016-17 school year. That’s when the four-year cycle would begin.

The other three amendments that passed that deal strictly with high school sports were Rule 17.5.8D which now allows an athlete who is invited to participate in a national championship event the opportunity to be coached by their high school coach.

Rule 18.23.3 allows a high school student, who is not represented by a high school, to compete against a college team and maintain their amateur status. Rule 65.3.3 also gives 1B schools the choice for varsity volleyball matches to chose the number of games they play, best two-of-three, three-of-five and five-of five.

For a list of all amendments, you can click here. You can also find a podcast of the RA meeting here.

 

Kingston’s Smith nearing 100 wins at school

Kingston boys soccer coach Craig Smith said he’s looking to provide his team with some extra motivation this season.

Getting Smith his 100th win at Kingston might do the trick.

Smith, who is in his eighth season coaching the Buccaneers, is getting close to the century mark for victories. His overall mark after Tuesday’s win against Sequim is 92-24-9.

Take a look at Smith’s career at Kingston. It’s pretty impressive.

2008: 13-2-3 (state quarterfinals)

2009: 12-5-0

2010: 13-2-2

2011: 11-2-3

2012: 8-5-4

2013: 15-4-0

2014: 18-3-0 (state quarterfinals)

2015: 2-1-0 (through 3 games)

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).

Taking a look at girls basketball & the playoffs

There are some local girls basketball teams that know where they are headed and others are in limbo.

I’m here to help you sort it all out.

I’m going to begin with Olympic as the Trojans have started down their playoff road on the easiest of paths under coach Laurie Shaw. That’s not to say the opponents are easy, none are at this point, but Oly is getting the job done the best way it can in order to save some energy for regionals and hopefully state. The Trojans (17-4) won their first two games at the Class 2A West Central District — beating Washington handily at home 59-37 and then holding off Franklin Pierce 50-43 Friday night. This is the fifth straight year under Shaw the Trojans will head to regionals and by far their best effort. It’s never easy for a team to come through in the clutch, but they’ve done it. Oly has put together nine wins in a row. Against Franklin, Katie Campana lit up the Cardinals, scoring 14 of her 19 points in the first half. When Campana was shut down in the second half, Olivia Williams stepped up and scored 15 of her 17. She also had 12 rebounds.

So now Olympic will play in the district semifinals on Wednesday at 6 p.m. against the Sammamish Totems (11-10) at Bellarmine Prep HS. If Oly wins they will face the winner of the Liberty/White River game. White River would be a heckuva matchup for anyone as the Hornets are ranked No. 3 in the Associated Press statewide poll. They beat North Kitsap 61-31 thanks to 6-foot-1 Kendall Bird (21 points, 15 rebounds) and 6-2 Darian Gore. But, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. The Totems are in the semifinals for a reason and no team should be considered weak at this point.

Speaking of North Kitsap, the Vikings made a solid late-season push to get into district and a lot of kudos go to Penny Gienger and her coaching staff as well as senior Rebekah Baugh, junior Molly Lemmon and freshman Olivia Selembo. Selembo has shown flashes of what’s to come and the Vikings won’t be depleted offensively once Baugh moves on to St. Martin’s in the fall. NK had won five straight (including a narrow loss to Olympic) before running against the buzz saw that is White River. The Vikings (12-8) will have a chance to prove their mettle on Monday as a string of local teams face loser-out games. North takes on Renton from the Seamount (historically not a strong league) at 1 p.m. at Wilson High School. If the Viks win, they play another loser-out game (versus either Washington or Fife) at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The Kingston Buccaneers lost a big chunk of their playoff pie when senior post Drew Clark went down a few weeks ago with a season-ending ACL injury. Clark will eventually need surgery, but the UPS-signee was the cog that was driving the Bucs toward what looked like an Olympic League title and a deep playoff run. But Kingston hasn’t quit. No way. The Bucs (17-4) still have the dazzling guard play from Aileen Kaye and Kaitlin Carper, and 6-0 junior center Lily Eckert has really stepped up to fill the void in the middle left by Clark. Kingston won its loser-out game Friday against Foster and now plays Franklin Pierce at 4:30 p.m. at Wilson HS on Monday in another loser-out contest. The Bucs would need another win (they could face Sequim or River Ridge) before moving into the fifth-sixth seeding game on Feb. 21.

It would still be a remarkable story for Kingston if they were to go to regionals and one that their fans and the team won’t soon forget.

Now let’s move on to the bigger schools.

Like North, 3A Central Kitsap ran into a tough opponent in Sumner, which beat the Cougars 50-39. Sumner’s Jamie Lange had 31 points and reportedly more than 20 rebounds. That loss puts CK (18-4) into the elimination portion of the bracket and it will play Hazen at 1 p.m. Monday at Franklin Pierce HS. Taylor Krouse poured in 18 points for CK in the loss. It’s been a great first-season for coach Nikki Nelson as the Cougars have great guard play from Krouse and cousin Maddie White as well as Olivia Krog, Starr Rodenhurst and Vanessa Davies.

In the largest classification, 4A, the South Kitsap Wolves had a poor-shooting night against Curtis which looked like a team the Wolves could beat. But as the game wore on and the Vikings stuck with their full-court press it just never materialized for South, which lost 40-36 in the WCD. South (11-9) will play a loser-out game against Timberline at 1 p.m. Monday at Stadium HS. If SK wins, they’d face either Tahoma or Kentridge in another loser-out game.

Speaking of regionals, the host sites in District 3 are Kent Meridian, Mount Tahoma, Puyallup, Renton and Rogers. Those sites are better for local teams who can garner a top seed, but, the regional draw doesn’t happen until Feb. 21 and there’s no guarantee a local team will wind up anywhere close to here. Remember, Olympic has traveled to either Skagit or Whatcom counties while Crosspoint has headed south to Cowlitz county.

And speaking of Crosspoint, the Warriors are riding a 13-game winning streak — the best of any local team. Crosspoint (19-3) opens Tri-District 1A play Tuesday at Mount Vernon Christian at 6 p.m. An opponent has yet to-be-determined. Post Cailyn Cattell, one of several local players headed off to play in college next season, is nursing a sore ankle and was limping noticeably in the Warriors game against Evergreen Lutheran earlier last week. But she gutted through the Sea-Tac League championship game to help the Warriors win their sixth title under coach Bryan Hanley. Crosspoint has also been without guard Holly Bandara due to a sore hamstring, but it sounds like she might be back in time for district. With a win on Tuesday the Warriors would play Thursday in the district semis.

So there you have it. A rundown on our girls teams that are still alive and kicking as the basketball season builds toward the state tournament.

I’ll be back to update the different scenarios later this week.

Kingston girls still ranked, checks in at No. 9

Girls
Class 4A

School Record Points Last Week
1. Gonzaga Prep (10) 19-0 100 1
2. Inglemoor 17-1 85 2
3. Todd Beamer 18-1 81 3
4. Bellarmine Prep 16-1 66 4
5. Central Valley 16-3 57 5
6. Sunnyside 16-1 48 6
7. Walla Walla 17-2 30 8
8. Moses Lake 15-2 29 7
9. Curtis 14-2 21 9
10. Camas 14-3 9 NR
Others receiving votes: Wenatchee 8. Bothell 8. Lewis and Clark 6. Skyview 1. Chiawana 1.

Class 3A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Lynnwood (11) 16-1 110 1
2. Lakeside (Seattle) 14-1 94 2
3. West Seattle 16-2 84 3
4. Bellevue 16-3 72 5
5. Glacier Peak 16-2 70 4
6. Arlington 15-2 39 7
7. Ferndale 18-1 36 8
8. Blanchet 14-4 35 6
9. Wilson, Woodrow 16-2 31 9
10. Edmonds-Woodway 15-2 23 10
Others receiving votes: Prairie 9. Cleveland 1. Auburn Riverside 1.

Class 2A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Mark Morris (12) 16-2 120 1
2. W. F. West 17-2 101 2
3. White River 17-2 90 4
(tie) East Valley (Spokane) 17-2 90 3
5. Ellensburg 14-3 67 5
6. Burlington-Edison 15-3 57 7
7. Archbishop Murphy 14-3 48 8
8. Lynden 11-7 33 6
9. Kingston 15-3 13 9
(tie) Black Hills 13-6 13 NR
Others receiving votes: Washougal 9. Olympic 5. East Valley (Yakima) 5. Liberty (Renton) 3. Ephrata 2. Selah 2. Woodland 1. Fife 1.

Class 1A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Lynden Christian (8) 16-3 112 1
2. Montesano (2) 19-0 97 3
3. Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) 17-1 93 2
4. Cashmere 16-2 86 4
5. King’s (2) 15-3 83 5
6. Kalama 17-2 60 6
7. Granger 18-2 51 7
8. LaCenter 16-3 39 8
9. Cascade Christian 16-3 23 9
10. Seattle Christian 15-4 7 NR
Others receiving votes: Nooksack Valley 5. La Salle 3. Bellevue Christian 1.

Class 2B
School Record Points Last Week
1. Okanogan (10) 19-0 100 1
2. Northwest Christian (Colbert) 19-1 88 2
3. Colfax 17-3 77 3
4. Toutle Lake 17-2 62 4
5. LaConner 19-0 52 5
6. Wahkiakum 18-1 50 6
7. Mabton 17-2 46 7
8. Ilwaco 17-1 37 T8
9. Willapa Valley 15-3 19 T8
10. Napavine 15-4 9 T10
Others receiving votes: Raymond 8. White Swan 1. North Sound Christian 1.

Class B
School Record Points Last Week
1. Colton (9) 19-0 90 1
2. Republic 18-0 78 2
3. Sunnyside Christian 16-2 62 4
4. Neah Bay 13-0 55 3
5. Pateros 10-1 40 5
Others receiving votes: Touchet 13. Crosspoint Academy 9. Mount Vernon Christian 7. Moses Lake Christian Academy 6.

Boys
Class 4A

School Record Points Last Week
1. Union (11) 17-1 118 1
2. Federal Way 18-2 108 2
3. Kentwood 18-2 95 3
4. Issaquah (1) 14-4 87 4
5. Central Valley 15-4 62 5
6. Kentridge 16-4 56 6
7. Curtis 16-3 46 7
8. Richland 15-4 34 8
9. Davis 14-3 29 9
10. Lewis and Clark 15-4 20 10
Others receiving votes: University 3. Moses Lake 1. Camas 1.

Class 3A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Garfield (12) 19-0 120 1
2. Bellevue 17-2 106 2
3. Rainier Beach 15-2 95 3
4. Eastside Catholic 16-3 84 4
5. Seattle Prep 16-3 71 5
6. Peninsula 14-5 42 7
7. Auburn Mountainview 16-3 34 8
8. Wilson, Woodrow 15-3 29 6
9. Lincoln 15-3 27 9
10. Foss 14-4 13 10
Others receiving votes: Lakeside (Seattle) 10. Columbia River 9. Kennedy 6. Rogers (Spokane) 5. Glacier Peak 5. Auburn 4.

Class 2A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Mark Morris (9) 17-1 126 1
2. Clarkston (4) 18-1 121 2
3. Ephrata 16-1 94 4
4. Lynden 14-4 82 3
5. Anacortes 15-3 67 6
6. Tumwater 16-2 59 7
7. Pullman 14-5 57 5
8. Sammamish 16-4 21 8
9. West Valley (Spokane) 13-6 18 9
10. Aberdeen 17-1 17 NR
Others receiving votes: Archbishop Murphy 9. River Ridge 9. East Valley (Yakima) 8. Sehome 7. Washougal 7. North Kitsap 3. Squalicum 2. Wapato 2. Washington 2. Woodland 1. Sequim 1. Shorecrest 1. Hockinson 1.

Class 1A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Zillah (10) 18-1 116 1
2. King’s (2) 16-2 110 2
3. Vashon Island 16-1 98 3
4. La Salle 18-1 75 4
5. Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) 15-3 71 T5
6. Seattle Academy 11-5 48 T5
7. Lynden Christian 12-7 47 8
8. Riverside 15-3 34 T5
9. University Prep 14-3 30 9
10. Meridian 12-8 14 10
Others receiving votes: King’s Way Christian School 7. Overlake School 6. Medical Lake 3. Castle Rock 1.

Class 2B
School Record Points Last Week
1. Morton-White Pass (11) 18-0 110 1
2. Life Christian Academy 18-0 95 3
3. Liberty (Spangle) 18-1 85 4
4. Okanogan 16-3 73 6
5. Colfax 17-2 67 5
6. Brewster 17-2 63 2
7. Northwest Christian (Colbert) 14-5 35 8
8. Adna 15-3 34 7
9. Toledo 13-5 30 9
10.WillapaValley 13-5 5 10
Others receiving votes: Friday Harbor 4. LaConner 2. Auburn Adventist Academy 2.

Class B
School Record Points Last Week
1. Lummi (10) 18-0 100 1
2. Pomeroy 17-2 89 2
3. Neah Bay 12-2 78 3
4. Garfield-Palouse 18-1 73 4
5. Entiat 16-1 54 5
Others receiving votes: Sunnyside Christian 6.

Kingston appears in state hoops poll

The Kingston girls climb into the Associated Press state rankings. The Bucs are ranked No. 9 in the 2A classification.
They slipped in just as the Central Kitsap girls slipped out. They went from No. 8 to unranked after losing last week. CK hosts No. 9 Wilson on Wednesday night. A win could put them back in the rankings next week.

Girls
Class 4A

School Record Points Last Week
1. Gonzaga Prep (10) 17-0 100 1
2. Inglemoor 15-1 85 2
3. Todd Beamer 17-1 82 3
4. Bellarmine Prep 14-1 68 5
5. Central Valley 14-3 51 7
6. Sunnyside 14-1 49 6
7. Moses Lake 14-2 33 4
8. Walla Walla 14-2 32 8
9. Curtis 13-2 15 10
10. Bothell 13-3 14 9
Others receiving votes: Wenatchee 8. Camas 6. Lewis and Clark 3. Bethel 2. Chiawana 2.

Class 3A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Lynnwood (11) 14-1 110 1
2. Lakeside (Seattle) 12-1 90 2
3. West Seattle 14-2 78 3
4. Glacier Peak 14-2 68 4
5. Bellevue 15-3 67 5
6. Blanchet 13-3 54 6
7. Arlington 13-2 36 7
8. Ferndale 16-1 33 10
9. Wilson, Woodrow 14-2 26 9
10. Edmonds-Woodway 14-2 16 NR
Others receiving votes: Central Kitsap 15. Prairie 9. Cleveland 3.

Class 2A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Mark Morris (12) 15-2 120 1
2. W. F. West 15-2 105 2
3. East Valley (Spokane) 15-2 90 3
4. White River 15-2 87 4
5. Ellensburg 12-3 55 7
6. Lynden 10-6 49 6
7. Burlington-Edison 13-3 48 5
8. Archbishop Murphy 12-3 37 T8
9. Kingston 15-1 18 NR
10. Washougal 12-3 16 T8
Others receiving votes: Black Hills 13. East Valley (Yakima) 11. Liberty (Renton) 5. Olympic 3. Woodland 2. Blaine 1.

Class 1A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Lynden Christian (4) 13-3 101 2
2. Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) (3) 15-1 95 3
3. Montesano (2) 17-0 92 4
4. Cashmere (1) 15-2 86 1
5. King’s (2) 13-3 79 5
6. Kalama 14-2 67 6
7. Granger 16-2 54 T7
8. LaCenter 14-3 32 9
9. Cascade Christian 15-2 23 T7
10. Nooksack Valley 11-5 11 10
Others receiving votes: Cascade (Leavenworth) 9. La Salle 3. University Prep 3. Overlake School 2. Zillah 1. Mount Baker 1. Meridian 1.

Class 2B
School Record Points Last Week
1. Okanogan (10) 16-0 100 1
2. Northwest Christian (Colbert) 17-1 74 2
3. Colfax 15-3 72 3
4. Toutle Lake 14-2 64 4
5. LaConner 16-0 58 5
6. Wahkiakum 15-1 48 6
7. Mabton 15-2 45 7
8. Ilwaco 16-1 24 10
(tie)Willapa Valley 14-3 24 9
10. Raymond 14-3 13 8
(tie) Napavine 12-3 13 NR
Others receiving votes: North Sound Christian 9. White Swan 3. Wilbur-Creston 3.

Class B
School Record Points Last Week
1. Colton (9) 17-0 90 1
2. Republic 16-0 78 2
3. Neah Bay 11-0 55 3
4. Sunnyside Christian 12-2 51 5
5. Pateros 9-1 49 4
Others receiving votes: Crosspoint Academy 17. Touchet 14. Moses Lake Christian Academy 6.

Boys
Class 4A

School Record Points Last Week
1. Union (8) 15-1 106 1
2. Federal Way (2) 17-2 101 2
3. Kentwood 17-2 75 4
4. Issaquah (1) 12-4 68 6
5. Central Valley 13-4 67 3
6. Kentridge 15-4 53 5
7. Curtis 15-3 43 7
8. Richland 12-4 31 9
9. Davis 13-3 23 T10
10. Lewis and Clark 13-4 19 T10
Others receiving votes: Kent Meridian 7. University 6. Woodinville 3. Inglemoor 3.

Class 3A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Garfield (11) 18-0 110 1
2. Bellevue 16-2 98 3
3. Rainier Beach 13-3 85 4
4. Eastside Catholic 14-3 80 2
5. Seattle Prep 14-3 66 5
6. Wilson, Woodrow 14-2 55 6
7. Peninsula 13-4 33 7
8. Auburn Mountain View 14-3 19 9
9. Lincoln 13-3 18 8
10. Foss 13-3 10 NR
Others receiving votes: Lakeside (Seattle) 9. Columbia River 8. Hazen 5. Rogers (Spokane) 4. Kennedy 3. Glacier Peak 2.

Class 2A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Mark Morris (8) 16-1 116 1
2. Clarkston (3) 16-1 107 2
3. Lynden (1) 12-3 95 4
4. Ephrata 14-1 72 5
5. Pullman 13-4 63 6
6. Anacortes 14-3 56 3
7. Tumwater 14-2 45 8
8. Sammamish 14-3 40 7
9. West Valley (Spokane) 11-5 20 9
10. Washougal 13-3 18 10
Others receiving votes: Aberdeen 15. River Ridge 7. Squalicum 2. North Kitsap 2. Archbishop Murphy 1. East Valley (Yakima) 1.

Class 1A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Zillah (8) 16-1 105 1
2. King’s (3) 14-2 102 2
3. Vashon Island 16-1 90 3
4. La Salle 16-1 73 5
5. Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) 13-3 49 4
(tie)Riverside 14-2 49 6
(tie)Seattle Academy 10-5 49 8
8. Lynden Christian 10-6 30 7
9. University Prep 12-3 13 NR
10. Meridian 10-8 11 10
Others receiving votes: Kiona Benton 9. King’s Way Christian School 7. LaCenter 6. Overlake School 4. Seattle Christian 4. Eatonville 3. Freeman 1.

Class 2B
School Record Points Last Week
1. Morton-White Pass (10) 15-0 100 1
2. Brewster 16-1 89 2
3. Life Christian Academy 17-0 73 5
4. Liberty (Spangle) 17-1 70 3
5. Colfax 15-2 58 6
6. Okanogan 12-3 49 4
7. Adna 13-2 35 9
8. Northwest Christian (Colbert) 13-5 33 8
9. Toledo 10-5 30 7
10. Willapa Valley 13-3 5 10
Others receiving votes: Auburn Adventist Academy 2. LaConner 2. North Beach 2. Mabton 1. Friday Harbor 1.

Class B
School Record Points Last Week
1. Lummi (8) 15-0 80 1
2. Pomeroy 14-2 70 5
3. Neah Bay 11-2 59 4
4. Garfield-Palouse 14-1 56 T2
5. Entiat 14-1 36 T2
Others receiving votes: Northwest Yeshiva 13. Three Rivers Christian School 6.

CK girls still ranked among top teams in state

The Central Kitsap girls basketball team is the only Kitsap area team ranked among the top 10 in the state according to the Associated Press poll released Wednesday. The poll is voted on by a state panel of sports writers.

The Cougars are ranked No. 10 in the 3A classification. Other teams receiving votes include Crosspoint Academy (1B), Kingston (2A) and Olympic (2A).

On the boys side, no area teams are ranked although Olympic did receive some votes in 2A.

Classification 4A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Gonzaga Prep (14) 12-0 140 1
2. Inglemoor 11-1 112 3
3. Todd Beamer 10-1 104 4
4. Sunnyside 11-0 93 6
5. Moses Lake 11-1 77 2
6. Bellarmine Prep 11-1 73 7
7. Bothell 10-2 53 8
8. Central Valley 9-2 52 5
9. Walla Walla 9-2 31 9
10. Curtis 8-2 15 T10

Others receiving votes: Chiawana 5. Kentlake 5. Mead 3. Skyview 2. South Kitsap 1. Lake Stevens 1. Lewis and Clark 1. Camas 1. Bethel 1.

classification 3A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Lynnwood (15) 10-0 150 1
2. Glacier Peak 12-0 123 3
3. Blanchet 10-2 104 2
4. Lakeside (Seattle) 8-1 95 7
5. West Seattle 8-1 68 T8
6. Cleveland 7-4 66 6
7. Bellevue 8-3 56 4
8. Arlington 9-2 41 5
(tie)Wilson, Woodrow 8-3 41 T8
10. Central Kitsap 10-1 29 10

Others receiving votes: Ferndale 24. Edmonds-Woodway 13. Prairie 9. Columbia River 6.

classification 2A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Mark Morris (14) 10-2 149 1
2. W. F. West (1) 10-1 136 3
3. White River 10-1 116 2
4. East Valley (Spokane) 9-2 104 4
5. Burlington-Edison 9-1 82 7
6. Lynden 8-4 54 8
7. Ellensburg 7-3 37 5
8. Washougal 9-3 32 9
9. Selah 8-3 22 NR
(tie)Archbishop Murphy 9-2 22 NR
(tie)Black Hills 9-4 22 NR

Others receiving votes: East Valley (Yakima) 16. Kingston 14. Liberty (Renton) 12. Olympic 3. Sammamish 3. Ephrata 1.

classification 1A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Cashmere (5) 8-1 132 T1
2. Lynden Christian (4) 9-3 122 T1
3. Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) (2) 10-1 118 3
4. Montesano (2) 11-0 109 4
5. King’s (2) 7-2 82 T6
6. Kalama 11-2 76 T6
7. Cascade Christian 11-1 74 5
8. Granger 10-3 53 8
9. LaCenter 11-2 24 10
10. Nooksack Valley 8-3 21 9

Others receiving votes: Mount Baker 8. Meridian 2. Zillah 2. Seattle Christian 1. Bellevue Christian 1.

classification 2B
School Record Points Last Week
1. Okanogan (5) 11-0 104 2
2. Toutle Lake (6) 9-1 99 1
3. Northwest Christian (Colbert) 12-1 88 3
4. Colfax 11-3 76 4
5. LaConner 10-0 57 6
6. Wahkiakum 10-0 51 7
7. Mabton 11-1 43 8
8. Raymond 11-1 31 5
9. Willapa Valley 10-2 26 10
10. Brewster 5-6 11 9

Others receiving votes: Ilwaco 11. Lind-Ritzville/Sprague 6. Napavine 2.

classification B
School Record Points Last Week
1. Colton (8) 12-0 80 1
2. Republic 10-0 70 2
3. Neah Bay 7-0 58 4
4. Pateros 8-0 55 3
5. Sunnyside Christian 5-2 30 5

Others receiving votes: Crosspoint Academy 15. Touchet 6. Entiat 6.

BOYS

classification 4A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Federal Way (15) 11-1 150 1
2. Kentwood 11-1 126 3
3. Union 11-1 125 4
4. Central Valley 10-2 100 5
5. Kentridge 10-2 83 6
6. Issaquah 8-4 61 2
7. Curtis 9-3 53 7
8. Lewis and Clark 9-3 31 9
9. Woodinville 8-3 28 8
10. Richland 6-2 20 10

Others receiving votes: University 18. Gig Harbor 10. Skyline 9. Davis 5. Inglemoor 3. Newport (Bellevue) 3.

classification 3A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Rainier Beach (15) 10-1 150 1
2. Eastside Catholic 9-1 126 T2
3. Garfield 12-0 122 T2
4. Bellevue 10-2 106 4
5. Seattle Prep 10-2 72 6
6. Wilson, Woodrow 9-2 67 5
7. Peninsula 9-3 51 8
8. Lincoln 8-2 44 7
9. Auburn Mountainview 9-2 21 9
10. Kennewick 10-1 18 NR

Others receiving votes: Rogers (Spokane) 13. Glacier Peak 12. Lakeside (Seattle) 10. Columbia River 5. Fort Vancouver 4. Foss 2. Hanford 1. Kennedy 1.

classification 2A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Clarkston (14) 13-0 148 1
2. Mark Morris 11-1 122 3
3. Lynden (1) 8-3 116 2
4. Anacortes 10-2 96 6
5. Ephrata 10-1 95 5
6. Pullman 10-2 64 4
7. Sammamish 8-2 52 8
8. Tumwater 10-2 47 9
9. Washougal 10-2 16 NR
10. Aberdeen 11-1 12 NR

Others receiving votes: Ellensburg 11. Woodland 11. West Valley (Spokane) 9. Wapato 9. East Valley (Yakima) 5. Archbishop Murphy 4. Sehome 4. Olympic 4.

classification 1A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Zillah (9) 10-1 142 1
2. King’s (6) 8-2 139 2
3. Vashon Island 12-1 121 3
4. Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) 10-2 97 4
5. La Salle 11-0 91 6
6. Riverside 11-1 68 7
7. Lynden Christian 8-4 67 5
8. Meridian 8-5 25 8
9. Seattle Academy 5-4 22 10
10. Kiona Benton 10-2 19 NR

Others receiving votes: University Prep 16. Cedar Park Christian (Bothell) 7. Castle Rock 4. Overlake School 3. King’s Way Christian School 2. Medical Lake 2.

classification 2B
School Record Points Last Week
1. Morton-White Pass (11) 10-0 110 1
2. Brewster 10-1 99 2
3. Liberty (Spangle) 13-1 85 3
4. Okanogan 9-2 75 4
5. Life Christian Academy 13-0 69 5
6. Toledo 7-3 39 6
7. Northwest Christian (Colbert) 10-4 35 T7
8. Colfax 13-2 33 10
9. Willapa Valley 11-1 27 9
10. Adna 8-2 13 NR

Others receiving votes: St. George’s 12. LaConner 4. North Beach 2. Wilbur-Creston 2.

classification B
School Record Points Last Week
1. Lummi (4) 11-0 84 4
2. Entiat (2) 10-0 80 3
(tie)Garfield-Palouse (2) 12-0 80 5
4. Neah Bay (1) 6-2 68 1
5. Pomeroy (1) 10-2 62 2

Others receiving votes: Northwest Yeshiva 14. Three Rivers Christian School 6. Curlew 6.

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.