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North Kitsap boys move up a spot in state poll

The North Kitsap boys debuted at No. 10 last week in the Associated Press state basketball poll. They moved up this week to No. 9. Port Angeles, the only West Sound girls team ranked, is also at No. 9.

Boys
Class 4A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Federal Way (11) 20-0 110 1
2. Curtis 19-1 96 2
3. Cascade (Everett) 18-0 86 3
4. Gonzaga Prep 18-1 79 4
5. Union 17-2 69 5
6. Issaquah 16-3 52 7
7. Bellarmine Prep 17-3 40 8
8. Kentwood 17-3 26 9
9. Lewis and Clark 15-4 18 6
10. Central Valley 15-4 13 10
Others receiving votes: Richland 7. Wenatchee 4. Olympia 3. Kent Meridian 2.

Class 3A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Rainier Beach (7) 15-3 106 2
2. Garfield (3) 17-2 98 1
3. Bellevue (1) 17-1 91 3
4. Auburn Mountainview 18-1 74 T4
5. Peninsula 17-2 57 T4
6. Lincoln 16-3 43 8
7. Edmonds-Woodway 16-2 42 9
8. Cleveland 16-3 38 T6
9. Wilson, Woodrow 15-4 31 T6
10. Shadle Park 14-5 21 10
Others receiving votes: Kamiakin 3. Prairie 1.

Class 2A
School Record Points Last Week
1. River Ridge (3) 17-1 100 2
2. Clarkston (4) 18-1 96 1
3. Lynden (4) 17-1 94 3
4. Squalicum 16-2 73 4
5. Pullman 15-3 68 5
6. Selah 17-2 58 6
7. Mark Morris 15-3 46 7
8. Anacortes 12-6 27 8
9. North Kitsap 15-4 17 10
10. Clover Park 13-4 8 NR
Others receiving votes: Wapato 7. Aberdeen 6. Liberty (Renton) 2. Archbishop Murphy 1. Olympic 1. Tumwater 1.

Class 1A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Lynden Christian (6) 18-1 114 2
(tie)Zillah (6) 17-1 114 1
3. King’s 15-3 91 3
4. King’s Way Christian School 14-2 86 4
5. Vashon Island 15-3 63 T5
6. University Prep 15-2 62 T5
7. Mount Baker 13-6 42 7
8. Seattle Academy 11-3 32 8
9. Freeman 15-3 25 10
10. Overlake School 13-4 14 9
Others receiving votes: Hoquiam 11. Seattle Christian 3. Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) 1. La Salle 1. Medical Lake 1.

Class 2B
School Record Points Last Week
1. Brewster (10) 18-0 100 1
2. Morton-White Pass 17-1 99 2
3. Northwest Christian (Colbert) 18-2 82 4
4. Life Christian Academy 19-2 75 5
5. Ocosta 17-1 64 6
6. Liberty (Spangle) 18-2 56 3
7. Toledo 14-4 39 8
8. Friday Harbor 15-4 34 7
9. Warden 16-3 16 10
10. Napavine 12-5 13 9
Others receiving votes: Okanogan 10. Lake Roosevelt 7. Mabton 6. LaConner 2. Colfax 2.

Class B
School Record Points Last Week
1. Almira Coulee-Hartline (10) 20-0 100 1
2. Seattle Lutheran 17-1 88 2
3. Garfield-Palouse 14-2 76 3
4. Neah Bay 14-2 53 T5
4. Shorewood Christian 14-3 53 4
6. Republic 16-3 48 T5
7. Wellpinit 14-4 32 8
8. Orcas Christian 13-1 30 NR
9. Sunnyside Christian 14-3 23 10
10. Selkirk 15-4 15 9
Others receiving votes: Evergreen Lutheran 14. Liberty Christian 14. Pateros 3. Grace Academy 1.

Girls
Class 4A

School Record Points Last Week
1. Central Valley (11) 19-0 110 1
2. Moses Lake 17-0 99 2
3. Bothell 18-1 84 3
4. Todd Beamer 17-2 76 5
5. Lewis and Clark 15-4 59 4
6. Skyview 15-4 46 6
7. Chiawana 17-2 45 8
8. Camas 14-3 30 7
9. Kentlake 16-4 18 NR
10. Inglemoor 14-4 14 NR
Others receiving votes: Snohomish 9. Woodinville 9. Curtis 3. Kentridge 2. Bellarmine Prep 1.

Class 3A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Lynnwood (9) 18-0 108 1
2. Bellevue (2) 18-0 101 2
3. Arlington 17-0 84 3
4. West Seattle 18-0 80 4
5. Auburn Riverside 19-0 62 6
6. Lincoln 18-1 52 7
7. Blanchet 17-1 50 5
8. Mercer Island 15-2 35 8
9. Wilson, Woodrow 14-4 15 9
10. Prairie 14-3 11 10
Others receiving votes: Glacier Peak 6. Hazen 1.

Class 2A

School Record Points Last Week
1. East Valley (Spokane) (10) 18-2 100 1
2. Burlington-Edison 16-2 86 2
3. Ellensburg 17-2 78 T3
4. Lynden 15-2 73 T3
5. White River 15-3 58 5
6. Archbishop Murphy 12-2 47 6
7. Selah 16-3 43 7
8. Black Hills 15-3 28 9
9. Port Angeles 16-3 14 10
10. Anacortes 11-6 11 NR
Others receiving votes: W. F. West 8. Washougal 1. Mark Morris 1. Olympic 1. Franklin Pierce 1.

Class 1A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Lynden Christian (8) 16-2 97 1
2. La Salle (1) 18-1 76 T2
3. Montesano 17-2 75 T2
4. King’s (1) 15-4 70 4
5. LaCenter 17-1 59 5
6. Mount Baker 15-4 55 6
7. Bellevue Christian 16-2 36 8
8. Granger 16-3 30 7
9. Zillah 15-3 27 9
10. Elma 15-3 12 10
Others receiving votes: Seattle Academy 5. Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) 4. University Prep 4.

Class 2B
School Record Points Last Week
1. Okanogan (9) 15-0 90 1
2. Ilwaco 16-2 77 2
3. Napavine 16-2 71 3
4. Toutle Lake 17-1 66 4
5. Mabton 17-2 54 5
6. Davenport 15-4 41 6
7. LaConner 15-3 38 7
8. Lind-Ritzville Sprague 14-5 22 9
9. Waterville 15-3 12 10
10. Warden 14-4 8 8
10. St. George’s 14-5 8 NR
Others receiving votes: Raymond 6. Adna 1. Colfax 1.

Potential tiebreaker dates, sites set

The regular season for basketball is done this week. There’s a few potential ties that could come into place in the Olympic League.
If North Kitsap and Olympic are still tied for first place, they will play on Saturday at 6 p.m. at North Mason to decide the top seeds into district.
If the Port Angeles and Olympic girls are tied, they will play Saturday at Sequim at 6 p.m.

Olympic, Nisqually joining forces for football league

The four-team Olympic League 1A will join with the four teams in the Nisqually League to make a football-only league in the fall.
Some of the details are still being worked out, but the teams are scheduled to play a seven-game schedule starting in week four. The top two or three teams (depending on the year) will head straight to the Class 1A state tournament.
The Olympic teams are Klahowya, Coupeville, Port Townsend and Chimacum. The Nisqually teams are Cascade Christian, Charles Wright, Bellevue Christian and Vashon Island.
The agreement between leagues is in place for two years.

More West Sound swimmers make state times

The list of West Sound swimmers who have made the cut times for their respective state boys swimming meet (4A/3A/2A) is growing.

The list also includes South Kitsap junior diver Jason Gleason. Gleason scored a 371 in his latest 11-dive qualifying meet last week.

It should be noted that the majority of West Sound’s swimmers are freshmen (nine), with just two sophomores, three juniors, and two seniors.

The state meet is Feb. 19-20 at the King County Aquatics Center in Federal Way.

Here’s this week’s rankings as reported to the WISCA site;

Class 4A

200 freestyle—Dylan Macabitas, SK, 1:48.63

100 backstroke—Dylan Macabitas, SK, 54.63

1-meter diving—Jason Gleason, SK, 371.7

Class 3A

200 medley relay—Bainbridge 1:38.79*

200 freestyle—Garrett Waite, Bain, 1:49.72

200 IM—Garrett Waite, Bain, 1:59.68; Kevin Houseman, Bain, 2:01.39.

50 freestyle—Makai Ingalls, Bain, 22.21

100 butterfly—Garrett Waite, Bain, 53.87; Makai Ingalls, Bain, 53.92.

100 freestyle—Makai Ingalls, Bain, 48.81; Garrett Waite, Bain, 49.19.

500 freestyle—Jem Bullock, Bain, 4:58.85

200 freestyle relay—Bainbridge 1:30.24

100 backstroke—Makai Ingalls, Bain, 54.88; Garrett Waite, Bain, 54.91; Sam Alpaugh, Bain, 55.70; Kevin Houseman, Bain, 55.96.

100 breaststroke—Kevin Houseman, Bain, 1:00.66; Aron Markow, Bain, 1:02.05.

400 freestyle relay—Bainbridge 3:18.72

Class 2A

200 medley relay—Kingston 1:45.16

200 freestyle—Ross Burchell, Oly, 1:50.79; Mason Heaman, Kla, 1:51.34; Tristin Butler, PA, 1:51.66; Ethan Fox, King, 1:51.97.

200 IM—Ethan Fox, King, 2:03.34; Tim Gallagher, King, 2:05.15; Tristin Butler, PA, 2:05.41; Ross Burchell, Oly, 2:06.43; Nathan Ramey, NK, 2:08.27; Nathan Rubie, Brem, 2:09.48.

100 butterfly—Nathan Rubie, Brem, 54.70; Tristan Butler, PA, 57.00; Mason Heaman, Kla, 57.27; Thor Breitbarth, NK, 57.27; Tim Gallagher, King, 57.33; Wei-Fan Yu, PA, 57.48.

100 freestyle—Thor Breitbarth, NK, 50.65; Quincy Walker, King, 50.77; Ethan Fox, King, 50.82; Mason Heaman, Kla, 50.88.

500 freestyle—Ross Burchell, Oly, 5:01.83; Ethan Fox, King, 5:05.37; Nathan Ramey, NK, 5:05.38; Tim Gallagher, King, 5:06.18; Tristin Butler, PA, 5:08.20; Mason Heaman, Kla, 5:08.42; Cameron Butler, PA, 5:12.75.

200 free relay—Kingston 1:35.01

100 backstroke—Tim Gallagher, King, 57.01; Ethan Fox, King, 58.74; Quincy Walker, King, 58.82; Nathan Rubie, Brem, 59.67; Mason Heaman, Kla, 59.70.

100 breaststroke—Ethan Fox, King, 1:03.64; Nathan Ramey, NK, 1:05.67;

400 freestyle relay—Kingston 3:30.39

*top time in state as reported to WISCA

PA girls 10th, NK boys creeping up on AP state polls

The North Kitsap boys are just outside the state rankings released Wednesday. The Port Angeles girls are still ranked 10th.

Boys
Class 4A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Federal Way (11) 14-0 110 1
2. Curtis 15-1 98 2
3. Cascade (Everett) 12-0 80 3
4. Gonzaga Prep 11-1 79 4
5. Union 11-2 61 6
6. Lewis and Clark 9-3 56 5
7. Bellarmine Prep 10-3 43 8
8. Issaquah 11-3 34 7
9. Central Valley 10-2 9 NR
10. Todd Beamer 11-4 8 9
(tie) Woodinville 10-2 8 NR
Others receiving votes: Olympia 6. Kentwood 5. Puyallup 4. Richland 2. Chiawana 2.

Class 3A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Garfield (12) 11-1 120 1
2. Rainier Beach 9-1 104 2
3. Bellevue 10-1 91 3
4. Peninsula 12-0 87 4
5. Auburn Mountainview 11-1 57 6
6. West Seattle 10-2 47 9
7. Wilson, Woodrow 10-2 38 5
8. O’Dea 10-2 31 7
9. Lincoln 8-2 26 NR
10. Kamiakin 10-1 20 10
Others receiving votes: Shadle Park 14. Cleveland 9. Mountlake Terrace 8. Mercer Island 4. Franklin 3. Prairie 1.

Class 2A

School Record Points Last Week
1. Clarkston (12) 11-0 120 1
2. River Ridge 11-1 97 4
3. Squalicum 10-2 89 5
4. Lynden 11-1 82 2
5. Pullman 10-2 80 3
6. Anacortes 8-4 61 7
7. Selah 9-2 45 9
8. Wapato 10-2 27 6
9. Mark Morris 8-3 23 10
10. Liberty 8-4 11 NR
Others receiving votes: North Kitsap 9. Tumwater 6. West Valley (Spokane) 5. White River 2. Woodland 1. Shorecrest 1. Clover Park 1.

Class 1A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Lynden Christian (13) 13-0 120 1
2. Zillah 10-1 106 2
3. King’s 9-2 98 3
4. King’s Way Christian School 8-2 80 4
5. Mount Baker 9-3 69 5
6. Vashon Island 10-2 59 7
7. University Prep 8-2 39 6
8. Overlake School 9-2 28 9
9. Seattle Academy 7-3 21 10
10. Hoquiam 9-3 13 NR
Others receiving votes: Medical Lake 10. La Salle 8. Freeman 6. Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) 2. Montesano 1.

Class 2B
School Record Points Last Week
1. Brewster (12) 11-0 120 1
2. Liberty 13-0 103 3
3. Morton-White Pass 9-1 84 2
4. Life Christian Academy 10-2 78 4
(tie)Northwest Christian (Colbert) 12-2 78 5
6. Ocosta 11-1 66 6
7. Kittitas 9-1 41 7
8. Friday Harbor 9-2 32 8
9. Napavine 9-2 30 NR
10. Warden 9-2 10 10
(tie) Mossyrock 8-3 10 T10
Others receiving votes: Toledo 4. Lind-Ritzville 2. Lake Roosevelt 1. St. George’s 1.

Class B
School Record Points Last Week
1. Almira Coulee-Hartline (8) 11-0 100 1
2. Seattle Lutheran (1) 9-1 92 3
3. Garfield-Palouse (1) 11-1 72 2
4. Shorewood Christian (1) 7-2 69 7
5. Republic 11-2 64 5
6. Selkirk 6-3 36 4
(tie)Wellpinit 9-2 36 NR
8. Yakama Tribal 10-3 34 8
9. Neah Bay 6-2 24 9
10. Liberty Christian 8-2 20 NR
Others receiving votes: Evergreen Lutheran 16. Sunnyside Christian 13. Orcas Christian 13. Pomeroy 7. Shoreline Christian 6. Lummi 2. Curlew 1.

Girls
Class 4A

School Record Points Last Week
1. Central Valley (10) 12-0 100 1
2. Moses Lake 12-0 89 3
3. Todd Beamer 11-1 79 4
4. Bothell 12-1 61 2
5. Lewis and Clark 9-3 58 7
6. Inglemoor 9-3 35 6
7. Kentridge 11-3 32 T8
8. Camas 8-2 31 T8
9. Skyview 7-5 14 NR
(tie) Woodinville 10-3 14 10
Others receiving votes: Sunnyside 13. Bellarmine Prep 9. Chiawana 8. Kentlake 7.

Class 3A

School Record Points Last Week
1. Lynnwood (6) 11-0 105 2
2. Bellevue (5) 9-0 104 1
3. Arlington 11-0 83 3
4. West Seattle 11-0 75 4
5. Blanchet 10-0 69 5
6. Mercer Island 11-0 53 6
7. Auburn Riverside 13-0 43 7
8. Lincoln 10-1 33 8
9. Glacier Peak 10-2 22 10
10. Wilson, Woodrow 9-3 11 9
Others receiving votes: Prairie 5. Rainier Beach 1. Hazen 1.

Class 2A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Burlington-Edison (10) 11-1 108 1
2. East Valley (Spokane) (1) 11-2 96 2
3. Ellensburg 10-1 89 3
4. Lynden 11-1 73 4
5. Archbishop Murphy 7-1 57 8
6. White River 10-3 45 9
7. Black Hills 11-2 43 6
8. W. F. West 9-3 33 5
9. Anacortes 8-5 25 7
10. Port Angeles 11-1 24 10
Others receiving votes: Selah 9. Washougal 2. East Valley (Yakima) 1.

Class 1A

School Record Points Last Week
1. Lynden Christian (11) 12-1 110 1
2. King’s 9-3 84 5
3. Montesano 11-2 77 4
4. Mount Baker 10-2 74 2
5. Granger 12-1 62 3
6. La Salle 11-1 60 8
7. LaCenter 11-1 57 6
8. Bellevue Christian 11-0 34 10
9. Elma 10-2 26 7
10. Zillah 9-2 11 NR
Others receiving votes: Kalama 9. Chewelah (Jenkins) 1.

Class 2B
School Record Points Last Week
1. Okanogan (11) 10-0 110 1
2. Toutle Lake 11-0 99 2
3. Mabton 10-1 83 4
4. Ilwaco 11-2 76 5
5. Napavine 7-2 59 6
6. Davenport 11-3 48 3
7. Wahkiakum 7-3 31 7
8. LaConner 9-3 27 NR
9. St. George’s 10-4 24 9
10. Warden 8-2 19 8
Others receiving votes: Lind-Ritzville/Sprague 17. Raymond 5. Friday Harbor 4. Waterville 2. Northwest Christian (Colbert) 1.

Class 1B
School Record Points Last Week
1. Colton (9) 11-1 99 1
2. Republic (1) 13-0 89 2
3. Sunnyside Christian 8-0 78 3
4. Tulalip Heritage 11-0 74 4
5. Evergreen Lutheran 7-0 55 5
6. Almira Coulee-Hartline 10-1 49 6
7. Clallam Bay 10-1 34 7
8. Pateros 5-1 24 9
9. Touchet 8-2 23 8
10. Mt. Rainier Lutheran 10-2 15 10
Others receiving votes: Neah Bay 6. Moses Lake Christian Academy 3. Selkirk 1.

First Associated Press state basketball poll released

Port Angeles girls, ranked No. 10 in Class 2A, only West Sound team ranked.

Boys
Class 4A

School Record Points
1. Federal Way (9) 12-0 90
2. Curtis 12-1 81
3. Cascade (Everett) 10-0 65
4. Gonzaga Prep 9-1 61
5. Lewis and Clark 8-2 47
6. Union 8-2 41
7. Issaquah 9-2 32
8. Bellarmine Prep 8-3 28
9. Todd Beamer 10-2 19
10. Puyallup 10-2 12
Others receiving votes: Olympia 5. Central Valley 5. Chiawana 4. Kentwood 3. Richland 1.

Class 3A
School Record Points
1. Garfield (6) 9-1 94
2. Rainier Beach (2) 7-1 87
3. Bellevue (1) 9-1 81
4. Peninsula (1) 10-0 68
5. Wilson, Woodrow 8-1 55
6. Auburn Mountainview 10-0 50
7. O’Dea 9-1 28
8. Shadle Park 7-3 23
9. West Seattle 9-1 19
10. Kamiakin 9-0 14
Others receiving votes: Cleveland 13. Lincoln 9. Mercer Island 5. Franklin 2. Columbia River 1. Edmonds-Woodway 1.

Class 2A
School Record Points
1. Clarkston (10) 8-0 109
2. Lynden 9-1 87
3. Pullman (1) 9-0 84
4. River Ridge 9-1 78
5. Squalicum 9-2 70
6. Wapato 9-1 51
7. Anacortes 7-4 25
8. West Valley (Spokane) 7-3 23
9. Selah 7-2 22
10. Mark Morris 7-3 18
Others receiving votes: Liberty (Renton) 15. Shorecrest 9. Tumwater 5. White River 4. Woodland 3. Aberdeen 1. Clover Park 1.

Class 1A
School Record Points
1. Lynden Christian (11) 11-0 119
2. Zillah (1) 7-1 106
3. King’s 7-2 96
4. King’s Way Christian School 7-2 80
5. Mount Baker 8-3 60
6. University Prep 8-1 52
7. Vashon Island 9-2 43
8. Medical Lake 6-2 34
9. Overlake School 6-1 28
(tie)Seattle Academy 7-3 28
Others receiving votes: Hoquiam 6. Freeman 4. Montesano 3. Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) 1.

Class 2B
School Record Points
1. Brewster (10) 9-0 118
2. Morton-White Pass (1) 8-1 102
3. Liberty (Spangle) (1) 11-0 93
4. Life Christian Academy 9-2 77
5. Northwest Christian (Colbert) 8-2 70
6. Ocosta 9-1 52
7. Kittitas 7-1 37
8. Friday Harbor 8-2 24
8. Mossyrock 7-1 24
10. Warden 7-1 20
Others receiving votes: Napavine 16. Toledo 14. Asotin 8. Lind-Ritzville/Sprague 3. St. George’s 2.

Class 1B
School Record Points
1. Almira Coulee-Hartline (9 8-0 90
2. Garfield-Palouse (1) 9-0 89
3. Seattle Lutheran 8-0 78
4. Selkirk 8-2 56
5. Republic 8-2 41
6. Evergreen Lutheran 6-1 37
7. Shorewood Christian 6-2 36
8. Yakama Tribal 4-3 21
9. Neah Bay 5-2 13
10. Pomeroy 7-3 12

Girls
Class 4A

School Record Points
1. Central Valley (8) 10-0 89
2. Bothell (1) 11-0 77
3. Moses Lake 11-0 72
4. Todd Beamer 8-1 61
5. Sunnyside 9-0 54
6. Inglemoor 8-2 37
7. Lewis and Clark 7-3 28
8. Camas 8-1 23
(tie)Kentridge 9-2 23
10. Woodinville 8-2 14
Others receiving votes: Skyview 6. Bellarmine Prep 4. Kentlake 3. Tahoma 3.

Class 3A
School Record Points
1. Bellevue (5) 8-0 94
2. Lynnwood (4) 9-0 84
3. Arlington 9-0 72
4. West Seattle 9-0 68
5. Blanchet 8-0 62
6. Mercer Island 9-0 46
7. Auburn Riverside (1) 11-0 39
8. Lincoln 8-1 27
9. Wilson, Woodrow 7-2 16
10. Glacier Peak 9-2 15
Others receiving votes: Rainier Beach 6. Prairie 5. Hazen 5. Garfield 4. Mt. Spokane 4. Capital 2. Edmonds-Woodway 1.

Class 2A
School Record Points
1. Burlington-Edison (8) 11-0 98
2. East Valley (Spokane) (3) 9-2 93
3. Ellensburg 8-1 84
4. Lynden 8-1 63
5. W. F. West 8-2 53
6. Black Hills 9-1 47
7. Anacortes 6-3 45
8. Archbishop Murphy 5-1 42
9. White River 7-3 40
10. Port Angeles 9-1 18
Others receiving votes: Selah 11. Franklin Pierce 9. Washougal 2.

Class 1A
School Record Points
1. Lynden Christian (10) 10-1 118
2. Mount Baker 10-1 87
3. Granger (1) 10-0 81
4. Montesano 8-2 70
5. King’s (1) 7-3 69
6. LaCenter 9-1 61
7. Elma 8-1 49
8. La Salle 8-1 41
9. Kalama 8-3 33
10. Bellevue Christian 9-1 32
Others receiving votes: Zillah 7. Chewelah (Jenkins) 7. Nooksack Valley 3. Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) 2.

Class 2B
School Record Points
1. Okanogan (11) 8-0 119
2. Toutle Lake (1) 8-0 106
3. Davenport 9-2 88
4. Mabton 7-1 73
5. Ilwaco 9-2 65
6. Napavine 5-1 52
7. Wahkiakum 6-2 38
8. Warden 6-0 31
9. St. George’s 9-3 24
10. Raymond 7-3 18
Others receiving votes: LaConner 17. Adna 9. Waterville 7. Lind-Ritzville/Sprague 5. Friday Harbor 4. Northwest Christian (Colbert) 3. Colfax 1.

Class 1B
School Record Points
1. Colton (8) 9-1 88
2. Republic (1) 9-0 81
3. Sunnyside Christian 4-0 55
(tie)Tulalip Heritage 6-0 55
5. Evergreen Lutheran 6-0 35
6. Almira Coulee-Hartline 7-1 33
7. Clallam Bay 9-1 24
8. Touchet 7-1 21
9. Pateros 5-1 20
10. Mt. Rainier Lutheran 8-2 14
Others receiving votes: Neah Bay 8. Selkirk 6. Pomeroy 5. Mary Knight 4. Moses Lake Christian Academy 3. Entiat 2. Tekoa-Oakesdale 2. St. John-Endicott 1. Valley Christian 1. Yakama Tribal 1.

Kingston girls hoops hosting holiday tourney

For the first time under head coach Gail Wicklein, the Kingston girls basketball team is hosting a holiday tournament.

BucHead456x321The Battle of the Cove will be Monday and include Providence High School of Burbank, California, Olympia, Renton, Blanchet, Sedro-Woolley and of course Kingston. Blanchet, which is ranked No. 5, beat highly-regarded and sixth-ranked Wilson on Tuesday, 62-56. Providence plays in the Liberty League of the California Southern Section Division 5AA. For those that don’t know, because California is so big it would be nearly impossible to hold an all-state tournament of any kind, so the state is broken up into sections.

Here’s the schedule for the three-day tourney;

Monday—Providence vs. Renton, 2:30 p.m. Olympia vs. Blanchet, 4:15 p.m.; Olympia JV vs. Kingston JV, 6 p.m.; Kingston vs. Sedro-Woolley, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday—Providence vs. Blanchet, 2:30 p.m. Olympia JV vs. Blanchet JV, 4:45 p.m. Olympia vs. Kingston, 6 p.m.; Sedro-Woolley vs. Renton, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday—Sedro-Woolley vs. Providence, 9 a.m.; Blanchet JV vs. Kingston JV, 10:45 a.m.; Kingston vs. Providence, 12:30 p.m.; Blanchet vs. Renton, 2:15 p.m.

Port Townsend is holding its annual Crush in the Slush. Teams include Maple Ridge, B.C., Canada, Nooksack Valley, Lakewood, Squalicum, Neah Bay, Bellingham, Life Christian (to be determined), Aussie Travelers and Port Townsend.

Here’s the schedule for the two-day tournament;

Monday—Port Townsend vs. Aussie Travelers (girls), 9 a.m.; Maple Ridge, B.C. vs. Nooksack Valley (boys), 10:45 a.m.; Nooksack Valley vs. Life Christian (girls), 12:30 p.m.; Lakewood vs. Squalicum (girls), 2:15 p.m.; Neah Bay vs. Bellingham (girls) 4 p.m.; Neah Bay vs. Port Townend (boys) 5:45 p.m.; Seattle Christian vs. Bellingham (boys), 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday—Aussie Travelers vs. Nooksack Valley (girls), 9 a.m.; Nooksack Valley vs. Neah Bay (boys) 10:45 a.m.; Squalicum vs. Neah Bay (girls), 12:30 p.m.; Bellingham vs. Maple Ridge, B.C. (boys), 2:15 p.m.; Bellingham vs. Lakewood (girls), 4 p.m.; Life Christian vs. Port Townsend (girls), 5:45 p.m.; Port Townsend vs. Seattle Christian (boys), 7:30 p.m.

A couple local teams are also headed out of town. South Kitsap will be at the Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Invitational Holiday Classic both days; Central Kitsap is headed to the Auburn Riverside Holiday Classic for both boys (vs. Auburn Riverside, 7 p.m.) and girls (vs. Holy Names, 2 p.m.). Bremerton girls will be at the Sentinel Classic in Spanaway Lake while Olympic hosts West Seattle and Port Angeles is at Anacortes.

 

Crush in the Slush tournament scheduled released

Here’s the schedule for the annual holiday basketball tournament in Port Townsend — the only holiday hoops tourney held in West Sound.
Port Townsend is the only local school participating this season.
Update: Apparently there’s a new tournament in town. Kingston is holding a girls tourney called The Battle of the Cove.
Here’s the schedule:
Monday, December 28th
2:30pm Providence vs. Renton
4:15pm—Olympia vs. Blanchet
6:00pm– Olympia JV vs. Kingston JV
7:30pm– Kingston vs. Sedro-Woolley
Tuesday, December 29th
2:30pm Providence vs. Blanchet
4:45pm Olympia JV vs Blanchet JV
6:00pm—Olympia vs. Kingston
7:30pm– Sedro-Woolley vs. Renton
Wednesday, December 30th
9:00am Sedro-Woolley vs Providence
10:45 Blanchet JV vs Kingston JV
12:30 Kingston vs. Providence
2:15 – Blanchet vs. Renton

Day two: State Swimming

IMG_5508It’s the calm before the storm here at the King County Aquatics Center in Federal Way.

It’s championship Saturday for girls swimming and diving and the Class 2A is the first session of the three-session meet. 3A will be up this afternoon with 4A getting a bit later start at 7 p.m.

Let’s talk 2A. We have a ton of Kitsap athletes competing and its North Kitsap that is looking to put together its strongest meet in years. Coming into the meet on Friday, media scribes had pointed out the scoring and had the Vikings finishing third. That won’t happen today, but they could still finish among the top 10. NK would need its everyone to swim lights out to gain more points and that can certainly happen.

The Vikings 200 medley relay is in the finals, right now seeded eighth and can only move up. Serita Solis is into the A finals for the 50 free and the 100 butterfly, Isabel Hendryx is in the B finals of the 100 freestyle and the A finals of the 100 backstroke, the Vikings’ 200 free relay is in the A finals and Hannah Uffens is in the B finals of the 100 backstroke. Ellie Gallagher is in the B finals of the 100 breast. UPDATE: Vikings finished seventh overall. Hendryx placed fourth in the back while Solis was fourth in the fly and fifth in the 50.

Kitsap’s best chance for a state title comes in Kira Crane. The sophomore from Klahowya is seeded second in the 100 freestyle. She’s also in the 50 free so who knows if she can pull off the double in the sprints. UPDATE: Crane DQ’d in the 50 (flinched at the start) and was second in the 100.

Kingston’s Claudia Velie is looking to give the Buccaneers a medal in the A final of the 100 breaststroke. UPDATE: Velie placed fourth

Olympic’s Chloe Partsch is in the A final of the 100 butterfly. UPDATE: She finished seventh.

UPDATE: Bainbridge won the 200 medley relay in a meet record 1:46.72. Candice Rosen finished sixth in the 200 free, Allison Murphy was fifth in the 200 IM and Ani Duni was fourth in the 50 free.

UPDATE: In the 4A, South Kitsap’s Aspen Monkhouse finished fifth in the 50 free in 24.75.

State swimming: Day One

The Class 2A preliminary session of the girls state swimming and diving championships are so far going quite well for our local swimmers Friday morning.

Here’s how it stands now about halfway through this meet. Our top finisher right now is Kira Crane of Klahowya. The sophomore is seeded second in the 100-yard freestyle in 53.91 seconds, right behind top seed Makenzie Norman of Cheney High in 53.15. Yup, that’s not much of a difference which means Crane has an excellent chance to grab her first state title — and I’m guessing many more to come — in Saturday’s finals. Crane is also seeded fourth in the 50 free along with North Kitsap senior Serita Solis who is seventh.

Speaking of North, this could be the Vikings best outcome since I started covering state swimming in 2001. North could wind up among the top four teams once it’s all said and done. Solis is also fifth in the 100 butterfly. They’ll pick up some more team points as freshman Izy Iral is among the top 10 in the 100 fly, as is fellow freshman Isabel Hendryx in the 100 free. The Vikings 200 medley relay is seeded seventh and we haven’t swam the 200 free or 400 free relays yet. NK’s 200 free is the top seed.

Olympic’s pair of freshmen are also getting it done at the King County Aquatic Center pool.  Chloe Partsch is seeded eighth in the 100 fly and 12th in the 200 IM. Danielle Snyder qualified for the B finals in the 200 free. The Trojans 200 medley relay is 16th.

Kingston’s Claudia Velie, yet another freshman, will swim in the B finals of the 200 IM.

More updates will follow…

UPDATE (12:01 p.m.): OK, here’s how the meet finished. A bit of unfortunate news for the Vikings as their 400 free relay was disqualified as the leadoff swimmer flinched at the start and she was called for it by the officials at the start. But, NK did get the 200 medley and 200 free into the finals. The 200 free is seeded fifth. Isabel Hendryx of NK is seeded fifth in the 100 back while Hannah Uffens is ninth.

Kingston’s Velie is seeded seventh in the 100 breast to give the Buccaneers a swimmer into the main event.

For Oly, its 400 free relay is seeded sixth, a good spot for the young Trojans who have two freshmen and a sophomore competing.

UPDATE: Bainbride’s 200 medley relay of Allison Murphy, Olivia Dow, Candice Rosen and Ani Duni) has the No. 1 time out of the prelims in 1:48.96, bettering its seeding time by nearly two seconds. Rosen is also seeded sixth in the 200 free and Murphy is fifth heading into the finals of the 200 IM. Duni is the seventh seed in the 50 free.

Duni came out in the 100 breast and broke her own school record and is seeded third heading into Saturday. Rosen continued her amazing afternoon by making another final, this time as the third seed in the 100 butterfly. Carina Laukaitis is seeded sixth in the 200 and eighth in the 500 to give the Spartans some points in the distance events. All three of Bainbridge relays are among the top three.

And just as a little side note, us “media” folks have scratched out the finals (remember, math is not our strong suit) but it looks like Lakeside is the favorite to win the team title with 301.5 points, followed by Mercer Island (274) and Bainbridge (251).

Of course, that’s on paper. We all know that what happens in the water is a different story … stay tuned!

UPDATE: Aspen Monkhouse of South Kitsap qualified for the finals of the 50 freestyle in the 4A session.

Monkhouse was scratched from both the Narrows League and West Central District meets the last two weeks due to an illness that also forced her to miss more than a week of school. Monkhouse suffers from Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) as well as a vocal chord dysfunction that closes her airway, but SK coach Cliff Rousell said her most recent sickness wasn’t related to POTS or her vocal chords.

In the 100 free, Monkhouse is seeded 11th after finishing third in her heat in 55.27.