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Boys lacrosse standings

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Standings, based through Thursday’s results,  provided by Washington High School Lacrosse

Boys

Metro Conference – Division I

School GP League Overall GB
Eastside Catholic 9 5-0-0 9-0-0
Bainbridge 7 2-1-0 3-4-0 2
Lakeside 5 2-1-0 3-2-0 2
Seattle Prep 8 3-2-0 6-2-0 2
Blanchet 7 1-3-0 4-3-0 3.5
Kennedy Catholic 7 0-3-0 3-4-0 4

 

SPSL/Olympic Conference – Division II

School GP League Overall GB
Klahowya 4 2-1-0 2-2-0
Peninsula 6 2-3-0 2-4-0 1
Vashon 5 2-3-0 2-3-0 1
North Kitsap 4 1-3-0 1-3-0 1.5
Port Angeles -Sequim 2 0-2-0 0-2-0 1.5
South Kitsap 4 0-4-0 0-4-0 2.5

 


Port Townsend picks Red Hawks as mascot

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

It’s official.

Port Townsend High School is now home to the Red Hawks.

Students voted for the new mascot Tuesday and the name drew a total of 256 votes. Sasquatch finished second (106) followed by Riptide (41). The symbol will be in use for the 2014-15 school year.

PT Superintendent David Engle is expected to finalize the decision.


Port Townsend Redhawks, Sasquatch or Rip Tide?

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

The renaming of Port Townsend‘s mascot is down to three choices: Redhawks, Sasquatch or Rip Tides.
The students will vote on the new name after spring break.
The school board decided last year it would do away with the Redskins mascot.


Softball: Predicting the Olympic League season

Friday, March 14th, 2014

The 2014 softball season officially began Thursday with just a couple games and will be full steam ahead next week.

You can check out our season preview here and the team-by-team capsules here.

In the meantime, I thought I’d try my hand at pre-season predictions so here it goes;

1, Kingston: Based on what they have on paper the Buccaneers look strong on all fronts and are hungry after missing out on making the state tournament last year.

2, Sequim: In his third year, Mike McFarlen has the juggernaut rolling and the Wolves could wind up as co-champs with Kingston again.

3, Port Angeles: The Roughriders lost quite a bit to graduation but are still strong with several key players returning.

4, Olympic: The Trojans have been late-bloomers in the past, playing better ball late in the season and I don’t see that changing this year.

5, North Kitsap: Softball revolves around good pitching and Keller has been a workhorse for the Vikings the past few years.

6, Bremerton: With MacKenzie Willeford, the third baseman gives the Knights power and a chance to make the playoffs.

7, North Mason: The Bulldogs are still in the process of rebuilding but should be competitive.

8, Klahowya: The Eagles will give some teams some fits, but they just don’t have the numbers.

9, Port Townsend: The Redskins have a new coach and it always takes time to rebuild, especially at a small school.

Upcoming games (if it doesn’t rain)

Monday, March 17: Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Everybody is on the road as Klahowya travels to Elma, Chimacum is at Sequim, Port Townsend hosts Coupeville and Port Angeles makes its way to Gig Harbor.

Tuesday, March 18: A classic match up between Bainbridge and Central Kitsap. This will be CK’s first-year coach Courtney Lacock’s first home game at Linder Field. Always a fun game with the Spartans.

Wednesday, March 19: Early test for the Trojans as they host Kingston in the Olympic League opener for both teams. Also playing; Klahowya at Port Angeles, North Kitsap at North Mason, and Sequim at Port Townsend.

Thursday, March 20: Bainbridge kicks off the Metro League season against Blanchet, one of the better teams in league that usually provides good competition for the Spartans.

Friday, March 21: More OL action as Bremerton travels to Port Angeles for its opener and Kingston is at North Mason, Klahowya at Olympic and NK at Port Townsend.

Note: I didn’t do a prediction for the Narrows League because we only have two schools, but my guess is South Kitsap should win its second league title, followed by Bellarmine Prep, Olympic, Gig Harbor and Central Kitsap.


Lacrosse update and lookahead

Friday, March 14th, 2014
Klahowya junior Cassidy Andrews shoots through a pair of Bethel defenders Thursday in a Washington Schoolgirls Lacrosse game at CK Junior High in Silverdale. Photo: Kurt DeVoe

Klahowya junior Cassidy Andrews shoots through a pair of Bethel defenders Thursday in a Washington Schoolgirls Lacrosse game at CK Junior High in Silverdale.
Photo: Kurt DeVoe

The Washington Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association started its season earlier this week. Klahowya beat Bethel 20-2 at Central Kitsap Junior High Thursday.

Cassidy Andrews led with six goals while Madison Snellenberg had four goals for the Eagles (1-1). Andrews, a midfielder, scored five goals total during the 2013 season. Klahowya led 12-1 at halftime. Goalkeeper Kennedy Daniels had four saves for Klahowya.

Bainbridge is 1-1 on the season. Friday’s games include North Kitsap JV hosting Kennedy JV; North Olympic vs. Bainbridge (Saturday) at 10:30 a.m.

The Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association begins play Friday.

Bainbridge and Bellevue will play at 8 p.m. at Bellevue. The Wolverines are the two-time defending state champions, while Bainbridge was a 2013 state semifinalist.

Other local teams playing include Emerald Ridge-Puyallup at North Kitsap and Vashon at Klahowya. Both those games are Saturday.


PA’s Hinrichs named to all-tourney team

Sunday, March 9th, 2014

Port Angeles senior Maddy Hinrichs was named to the Class 2A girls all-state tournament team on Saturday.

Hinrichs, a senior guard, was named to the second team.

Here’s a link for all the 2A/1A teams from tourneytown.com.

 


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.


Bremerton’s Dixon, Kluge earn MVP honors

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Bremerton seniors Deonte Dixon and Sawyer Kluge claimed Olympic League MVP honors Thursday. Dixon, whose team plays Lake Washington on Saturday for a berth in the Class 2A state tournament, averaged 18.9 points and 3.1 steals during the regular season.

Kluge led Bremerton’s girls in nearly every statistical category with 22.6 points per game, 11.7 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 4.5 steals.

Bremerton’s Darren Bowden earned coach of the year honors on the boys side, while girls coach of the year honors went to Sequim’s Evan Still.

Also, Chimacum’s Lauren Thacker, a senior, and Kiersten Snyder, a junior, were named to the honorable mention all-Nisqually League team.

All-Olympic League

MVP—Sawyer Kluge, Bremerton

Coach of the year—Evan Still, Sequim

Sportsmanship—North Mason

First team—Maddy Hinrichs, sr., Port Angeles; Olivia Williams, jr., Olympic; Rebekah Baugh, jr., North Kitsap; Krista Johnson, sr., Port Angeles; Jewel Johnson, sr., Port Townsend.

Second team—Napua Fontes, sr., Kingston; Alexas Besand, sr., Sequim; Katelyn Carper, jr., Kingston; Drew Clark, jr., Kingston; Kristin Brown, sr., North Kitsap.

Honorable mention—Caitlin Stoffferahn, jr., Sequim; Elise Beuke, jr., Sequim; McKenzie Bentz, so., Sequim; Kylee Jeffers, sr., Port Angeles; Bailee Jones, sr., Port Angeles; Aileen Kaye, so., Kingston; Molly Lemmon, so., North Kitsap; Izzy Severns, jr., Klahowya; Lilli Stenzel, sr., Olympic; Katie Campana, fr., Olympic; Mikaela Shumaker, jr., North Mason; Jayde Richardson, sr., Port Townsend.

Boys Basketball

All-Olympic League

MVP—Deonte Dixon, Bremerton

Coach of the year—Darren Bowden, Bremerton

Sportsmanship—Olympic

First team—Alex Barry, jr., Sequim; Calvin Dennis, jr., NK; Paul Spaltenstein, sr., PT; Makaleb McInnis, jr., Olympic; Cole Rabedeaux, sr., Kingston

Second team—Tarez Tyree Mason, sr., Bremerton; Derek Schumacher, sr., Port Angeles; TJ Mosely, sr., Olympic; Ethan Graebner, jr., North Kitsap; Kyle Setten, sr., Olympic.

Honorable mention—Jumier Johnson, so., Olympic; Hayden Gunderson, sr., Port Angeles; Anthony Pinza, sr., Sequim; Cody Russell, sr., Port Townsend; Daniel Burggraaf, jr., North Mason; Wayne Ayers, sr., Bremerton; Rory Kallappa, sr., Sequim; Matt Duckworth, sr., North Mason; Devontea Davenport, jr., North Mason.


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.


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