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2A WCD psych sheets revealed

Olympic’s Ross Burchell is seeded No. 1 in the 200-yard freestyle for the upcoming Class 2A West Central District boy swim and dive meet.

The meet is at Hazen pool in Renton. Friday’s prelims begin at 10 a.m. and Saturday’s finals are at noon.

Burchell, a freshman, has a seeding time of one minute, 50.79 seconds — right ahead of Klahowya freshman Mason Heaman in 1:51.34. Burchell is also seeded second in the 500 free.

Bremerton’s Nathan Rubie is the top seed in the 100 butterfly in 54.70 while North Kitsap senior Thor Breitbarth is also seeded first in the 100 freestyle in 50.28 — ahead of sophomore Quincy Walker of Kingston and Heaman (third). Breitbarth is seeded second in the 50 free.

Kingston freshmen Ethan Fox and Tim Gallagher are seeded second and third in the 200 individual medley. Gallagher is also seeded second in the 100 backstroke and Fox is seeded second in the 100 breaststroke. Nathan Ramey, a freshman from North Kitsap, is the third seed in the 500 free.

Also, Kingston’s and North Kitsap’s 200 medley relays are seeded second and third, respectively. Kingston is the top seed in the 200 free relay as well and is the second seed in the 400 free relay.

For a look at all of our locals check out the psych sheets, which can be found here.

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.

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

Olympic’s Castorena commits to Arizona Western for football

Alberto Castorena held out for a better offer and it worked out well for him.
Castorena committed recently to play football at Arizona Western College, a junior college in Yuma.
When the coaching staff visited the Olympic senior, they brought only an offer for a partial scholarship.
They called back a few weeks later and offered him a full ride.
“I was at a loss for words, honestly,” Castorena said Thursday.
With the only other interest coming from California JUCOs, which aren’t allowed to offer scholarships to out-of-state residents, it made it an easy decision.
“It was really a no-brainer,” Castorena said.
The 6-foot-3, 310-pounder, who also plays baseball, will try out for the defensive line, which he prefers. His fallback is the offensive line.
He wants to major in massage therapy and minor in coaching. He hopes to stay involved in sports when his playing days are done either by being a sports massage therapist or, perhaps, returning to coach football at Olympic.

Second half of girls hoops season starts now

UnknownAs we start off the second-half of the girls basketball season I thought I’d take a look at some upcoming games that seem to be interesting for our local teams — at least on paper.

First up is Narrows League. In 4A, the Olympia Bears (7-3, 3-0) head to Port Orchard to face the South Kitsap Wolves (7-2, 2-1) at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The Bears are led by senior guards Jenna Randich and Moriah Luthy and senior forward Sophie Wood. They have a couple 6-footers, junior center Lilly Anne Landers and freshman post Emily Church, but it appears the ball goes through Randich’s hands first.

South Kitsap is buoyed by senior guard Libby Borgonia, a definite playmaker and returning all-leaguer, Vanessa Davis, a 5-9 senior guard and Amanda Lind, a  6-1 post. It will be interesting to see if SK coach Mike Allen puts Lind or Davis on Randich. Maybe both?

We’ll find out Wednesday, and I’ll be there to see it.

In 3A Narrows, Central Kitsap (5-4, 2-1) heads to Tacoma to play Mount Tahoma (2-5, 1-3), also Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Bainbridge (0-2, 1-5) is at 0-5 Franklin in Seattle (0-9 overall) in a 3A Metro League game Wednesday as well. The Spartans will be looking to pick up its first league win. It’s a little early to talk about it, but there are nine berths into the SeaKing District tourney next month, and if Bainbridge wants to go those Spartans need to start winning.

In the Olympic League 2A, a good early season contest revisits what turned out to be last year’s league title game. Kingston heads to Olympic Friday at 7 p.m. That game last year was a humdinger. Lots of changes for both teams this go around, but I suspect that the 2016 version will be just as good. I’ll be there too.

Other notable games this week include North Mason at Bremerton (NM looking to get first win, but I suspect the Knights will win this one), South Kitsap at Gig Harbor and Capital at CK.

I’ll check back next week with a rundown of more games.

South Kitsap third, Olympic fifth at Pac Coast

Led by Brandon Forster’s win at 138 pounds, South Kitsap took third at the elite Pacific Coast Wrestling Championships on Saturday in Vancouver.
Forster beat Michael Abeyta of McMinnville, Oregon, in the finals 6-4.
Union of Vancouver won the team title with 173 points. SK had 163. Olympic was fifth at 133.
Sebastian Robles took third at 132 pounds for SK.
Olympic’s Geordyn Shinard was second at 195 pounds. He lost to Spencer Shultz of Edmonds-Woodway 3-2.
Central Kitsap’s Calvin Fischer was second for the second consecutive year. He was pinned in the 170-pound by Trey Meyer of East Valley of Spokane. He was second at 160 pounds last year.
You can see complete results here.

Associated Press all-state football teams

The Associated Press today released its All-State football teams and several West Sound players made the cut.

In Class 3A, Central Kitsap’s Kendal Yaegle was named a first-team defensive back. In Class 2A, Olympic’s Keith Moore was a first-team pick on the offensive and defensive lines. North Kitsap linebacker Bob Evans and kicker Kainen Warren earned honorable mention.

In Class 1A, Klahowya’s Gabe Wallis made the first team at linebacker.

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