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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.

Olympic bowlers enjoying flawless season

The postseason for high school girls bowling begins in 10 days and Olympic’s bowling team has to like its chances to bring home some hardware.

With three regular season contests left, Olympic is 9-0. And that’s a dominant 9-0. The Trojans have only dropped one point in those nine matches. That came in a 6-1 win over Sequim last month. All other victories have been 7-0.

The Olympic League tournament is Jan. 23 at All Star Lanes in Silverdale at 1 p.m.

College players return home, hit practice with former teams

A handful of area women’s basketball players returned to their home courts where they enjoyed success and made lifelong friendships.

Spotted back in Bremerton on Tuesday were college hoopsters Sawyer Kluge (Umpqua), Jalen Carpenter (Weber State) as well as Ashli Payne (Umpqua) and Oly grad Keelin Balzaretti. Kluge and Carpenter, both Bremerton grads, were at the Knights practice while Payne and Balzaretti were at Olympic’s practice.

Kluge is second on the RiverHawks in points, averaging 15.82 points per game, as well as 2.4 assists and 4.7 rebounds. Her teammate Payne, a sophomore, leads the team with 18.4 points and 4.5 assists with 8.6 rebounds and also has 2.1 steals.

Carpenter, a 6-foot-1 junior, is tied for the team lead in scoring for the Wildcats in the Big Sky Conference with 11.8 ppg. She also has 7.0 rpg in nearly 9 games so far this season.

High school basketball polls are out

The opening week of the Associated Press girls and boys basketball polls are out and the Olympic and Central Kitsap girls and the South Kitsap and North Kitsap boys are ranked among the top 10 in the state.

In the 3A girls, Central Kitsap is ranked at No. 9 while Oly is at No. 7 in the 2A. Crosspoint Academy received votes in 1B, but didn’t crack the top 5.

As for the boys, the Wolves slipped in at No. 10 in 4A while North Kitsap is in at the No. 8 spot. Olympic also garnered votes in 2A, but are not among the top 10.

Here are the full polls;

SEATTLE (AP) — How a state panel of sports writers rates Washington high school basketball teams in the weekly Associated Press poll of 2014, by WIAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses):

Class 4A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Gonzaga Prep (9) 4-0 90
2. Inglemoor 1-0 70
3. Todd Beamer 4-0 62
4. Moses Lake 2-0 37
5. Central Valley 1-1 32
6. Walla Walla 1-0 29
7. Sunnyside 0-0 27
8. Bothell 3-0 26
9. Bethel 1-0 25
10. Skyview 0-1 19

Others receiving votes: Mt. Rainier 18. Bellarmine Prep 16. Mead 13. Chiawana 10. Kamiak 7. University 6. Kentwood 5. Lewis and Clark 5. Davis 5. Curtis 4. Camas 3. Skyline 3. Tahoma 2. Snohomish 1. Puyallup 1. Kentridge 1.

Class 3A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Cleveland (9) 2-0 90
2. Blanchet 2-0 64
3. Bellevue 2-1 53
3. Lynnwood 2-0 53
5. Wilson, Woodrow 1-1 49
6. Arlington 3-0 34
7. Holy Names 1-1 26
8. Columbia River 3-0 19
9. Central Kitsap 3-0 16
10. Garfield 3-0 9

Others receiving votes: Juanita 8. Glacier Peak 8. Lake Washington 6. West Seattle 6. Prairie 6. Mercer Island 6. Kamiakin 5. Sumner 5. Auburn Mountainview 5. Lincoln 4. Shadle Park 2. Mountlake Terrace 2. Mt. Spokane 1. Kelso 1. Shorewood 1.

Class 2A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Mark Morris (8) 2-0 89
2. W. F. West (1) 2-0 79
3. White River 2-0 62
4. East Valley (Spokane) 3-0 54
5. Ellensburg 0-0 52
6. Lynden 0-0 45
7. Olympic 1-1 21
8. Woodland 2-0 13
9. Centralia 1-0 12
10. Black Hills 2-0 11

Others receiving votes: Washougal 10. Burlington-Edison 7. East Valley (Yakima) 7. River Ridge 7. Selah 6. Port Angeles 4. Sammamish 3. Liberty (Renton) 3. Fife 1. Clarkston 1.

Class 1A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Lynden Christian (1) 1-0 70
2. Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) (2) 2-1 65
3. Cashmere (4) 0-0 63
4. King’s (2) 0-1 58
5. Montesano 2-0 55
6. Kalama 0-0 47
7. Cascade Christian 4-1 34
8. Granger 2-0 25
9. Nooksack Valley 2-0 24
10. Blaine 0-0 18

Others receiving votes: Zillah 9. Freeman 7. LaCenter 5. La Salle 4. Seattle Academy 3. Eatonville 3. Bear Creek School 2. Connell 2. Colville 2. University Prep 1.

Class 2B
School Record Points Last Week
1. Colfax (6) 1-1 76
2. Toutle Lake (1) 1-0 68
3. Northwest Christian (Colbert) 3-0 56
4. Okanogan (1) 0-0 46
5. Raymond 3-0 27
6. Brewster 2-2 26
7. Mabton 3-0 24
8. LaConner 2-0 22
9. Wahkiakum 1-0 21
10. St. George’s 3-1 20

Others receiving votes: Willapa Valley 16. Morton-White Pass 13. Napavine 7. Lind-Ritzville/Sprague 4. Waitsburg-Prescott 3. Adna 2. Toledo 2. Ilwaco 1. Lake Roosevelt 1. Liberty Bell 1. Mary Walker 1.

Class B
School Record Points Last Week
1. Colton (7) 2-0 70
2. Pateros 1-0 44
3. Neah Bay 0-0 43
4. Sunnyside Christian 0-0 40
5. Republic 1-0 27

Others receiving votes: Three Rivers Christian School 15. Shoreline Christian 8. Taholah 8. Quilcene 7. Entiat 6. Tekoa-Oakesdale 6. Tulalip Heritage 6. Crosspoint Academy 3.

Boys Class 4A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Federal Way (7) 3-0 88
2. Issaquah (1) 1-0 71
3. Central Valley 3-0 69
4. Richland (1) 2-0 56
5. Kentridge 3-0 44
6. Curtis 2-0 33
7. Woodinville 3-1 26
8. Union 1-1 23
9. Lewis and Clark 4-0 22
10. South Kitsap 3-0 18

Others receiving votes: Davis 14. Kentwood 9. West Valley (Yakima) 8. Bellarmine Prep 7. Kent Meridian 4. Ferris 4. Wenatchee 3. Todd Beamer 2. Camas 2.

Class 3A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Rainier Beach (9) 2-0 90
2. Eastside Catholic 1-0 69
3. Bellevue 2-0 68
4. Garfield 3-0 58
5. Seattle Prep 3-1 31
6. Cleveland 3-0 24
7. Stanwood 3-1 22
8. Wilson, Woodrow 1-0 21
9. Shadle Park 3-1 20
(tie)Peninsula 3-0 20

Others receiving votes: Lincoln 17. Columbia River 11. Glacier Peak 11. Marysville-Pilchuck 9. O’Dea 8. Fort Vancouver 6. Kamiakin 4. Lakeside (Seattle) 4. Auburn Mountainview 2.

Class 2A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Clarkston (7) 1-0 97
2. Lynden (3) 0-0 92
3. Pullman 2-0 56
4. Mark Morris 2-0 49
5. Wapato 3-0 45
6. West Valley (Spokane) 2-2 38
7. Tumwater 1-0 34
8. North Kitsap 3-1 29
9. River Ridge 3-1 28
10. Grandview 0-1 24

Others receiving votes: Woodland 13. Squalicum 9. Olympic 6. Ellensburg 6. Washougal 5. Clover Park 4. Black Hills 2. Fife 2. Sehome 2. Sequim 1. Ephrata 1.

Class 1A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Zillah (5) 1-0 82
2. King’s (3) 0-1 80
3. Cedar Park Christian (Bothell) 3-0 56
4. Lynden Christian (1) 2-2 44
5. Vashon Island 3-0 39
6. Seattle Academy 0-1 35
7. Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) 2-1 32
(tie) Cascade Christian 2-1 32
9. Meridian 4-0 28
10. Kalama 1-1 16

Others receiving votes: Freeman 11. Castle Rock 8. La Salle 8. Riverside 6. University Prep 5. LaCenter 5. Seton Catholic 4. Bear Creek School 3. Hoquiam 2. Granger 1.

Class 2B
School Record Points Last Week
1. Morton-White Pass 2-0 60
2. Liberty (Spangle) (1) 2-0 49
3. St. George’s (1) 3-1 45
4. Brewster (4) 4-0 42
5. Okanogan (1) 1-0 40
6. Toledo 0-0 27
7. North Beach 2-0 25
8. Northwest Christian (Colbert) 2-1 23
9. Lind-Ritzville Sprague 1-1 16
10. Willapa Valley 1-0 12

Others receiving votes: Colfax 8. Mossyrock 7. LaConner 6. Life Christian Academy 6. Adna 5. Liberty Bell 3. Onalaska 3. Raymond 2. Liberty Christian 2. Toutle Lake 1.

Class B
School Record Points Last Week
1. Pomeroy (2) 1-0 51
(tie) Tulalip Heritage (3) 0-0 51
3. Neah Bay (1) 0-0 50
4. Colton 0-1 29
(tie)Entiat 3-0 29

Others receiving votes: Shorewood Christian 24. Wellpinit 13. Republic 10. Garfield-Palouse 9. Three Rivers Christian School 8. Lyle-Wishram 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.

Volleyball: OL 2A tourney begins Thursday

So I need to back-track a bit and apologize for an earlier post on the volleyball playoffs. I hadn’t realized there even was an Olympic League 2A tournament and jumped the gun a bit in saying that North Kitsap had earned the No. 1 seed to the West Central District. There is also going to be a Narrows League tournament for 4A and 3A.

My bad on that one.

Here’s what I do know. The OL 2A tourney begins Thursday with North Mason and Bremerton playing in a loser-out fifth-seed match fifth-place match at 6:30 p.m. at Bremerton. The winner of the Bremerton/North Mason match plays Saturday at 11 a.m. vs. North Kitsap at Sequim HS. Olympic takes on Sequim at 11 a.m. at the Sequim Community School. The winners of those two 11 a.m. matches will play at 1 p.m. at Sequim HS for the 1/2 seeds to district. The losers play at 1 p.m. at the community school for third/fourth.

The NL tournament is at Mount Tahoma on Saturday.

Central Kitsap, which has already clinched a spot into the WCD 3A tourney, will face Wilson at 9 a.m. If the Cougars win that game they will play the winner of the Shelton/Lincoln match at 10:45 a.m. in the third/fourth seeding game. If they lose their first match, they will play the loser of the Shelton/Lincoln match in a fifth/sixth seeding game.

As for South Kitsap in 4A, the Wolves play Olympia at 2:45 p.m. If they win they will play in the third/fourth seeding game against the winner of the Shelton/Timberline match at 4:30 p.m. If SK loses, it will play in a loser-out match for the fifth seed against the loser of the Shelton/Timberline game at 4:30 p.m.

Bainbridge is into the second round of the Metro League 3A tournament thanks to a 3-0 win over Chief Sealth on Tuesday. The Spartans face Lakeside at Lakeside at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Playoff seeds still up for grabs in volleyball

While teams have guaranteed spots into the upcoming district volleyball tournaments, there are a few teams that still have seedings to play for — and that begins with Tuesday’s matches. The West Central District tournaments begin Nov. 7 and are double elimination.

In the Olympic League 2A, Sequim and Olympic are playing for the league’s No. 2 seed. Sequim (9-2) has the edge over Olympic (8-2) heading into their match at Olympic, but a win by the Trojans would force a tiebreaker. Right now, I believe that’s a head-to-head matchup (they split) and then games won/lost. If Sequim takes the second seed, the Wolves will play the SPSL No. 4 at Franklin Pierce at 3:30 p.m. If Oly is the third seed, it will play at 5:15 p.m. at Franklin Pierce vs. the Seamount No. 2.

Bremerton has the fourth seed and will take on the SPSL No. 2 at Washington HS, at 3:30 p.m. North Mason is the fifth seed and faces the SPSL No. 1 at Franklin Pierce at 5:15 p.m.

North Kitsap has wrapped up the No. 1 seed and will face the South Puget Sound League No. 5 seed, at 5:15 p.m. at Washington HS.

In 1A, Klahowya earned a first-round bye and will host the winner of the Olympic No. 3/Nisqually No. 2 match, Nov. 8 at 10 a.m. Chimacum, Port Townsend and Coupeville are still alive for the two other seeds. Chimacum and PT played Monday, but no score was reported to the league.

I know Central Kitsap has locked up a spot into the 3A WCD tourney, and they’ll face the Greater St. Helens League No. 2 at Auburn Mountainview at 3:30 p.m. South Kitsap is likely the fifth seed in the 4A, and it looks like they’ll take on the SPSL No. 1 at Kentwood at 2:30 p.m.

Bainbridge is playing in the first round of the Metro League tournament on Tuesday. They are playing the Sound/Valley No. 5 seed at Lakeside HS at 7 p.m.

And last, but not least, Crosspoint will host the winner of the Muckleshoot Tribal/Mount Rainier Lutheran match on Wednesday in the Sea-Tac League 1B tourney. That match is at 6 p.m.

Big week coming up for volleyball teams

There will be plenty on the line for several local volleyball teams next week as teams start to focus in on potential playoff scenarios.

In the 2A Olympic League, the clash between league-leading North Kitsap (8-0) and Sequim (8-1) will be Tuesday in Poulsbo. North, which is ranked No. 4, beat Sequim in five games earlier this season and the Vikings would be in clear contention for a division title with three games left. NK won the silver division of the Capital City Invitational on Saturday, splitting matches with 2A Sehome (25-13, 20-25), 4A Bothel (13-25, 27-25) and 4A Puyallup (25-11, 18-25). However, in the Puyallup match, senior setter and defending league MVP Sarah Holt suffered a high ankle sprain. NK coach Tim French is unsure whether Holt will be available to play next week or for the foreseeable future. High-ankle sprains typically take several weeks to heal.

“That was the low-point of our day,” French said.

The Vikings won three straight in the silver bracket, beating 2A Mark Morris 25-19, 25-21; 3A North Thurston 25-22, 25-21 and 2A Ellensburg 17-25, 25-22, 15-10.

Third-place Olympic takes on Port Angeles and North Mason this week and look be solidly in contention for one of four playoff berths to the West Central District tournament next month.

The Bremerton Knights will need a win over North Mason on Tuesday to help keep its playoff hopes alive. The Knights (4-5) will face NK and Sequim to finish the season.

Eighth-ranked Klahowya is in the heart of its 1A division run, with games against Chimacum and Port Townsend this week. Chimacum (1-1) heads to Klahowya (2-0) Tuesday and Port Townsend will be in Seabeck on Thursday.

In Sea-Tac League, third-place Crosspoint (7-3) is at fourth-place Evergreen Lutheran (6-3) Tuesday. The top four seeds host league tournament games starting Oct. 29. The Warriors are coming off a tough 5-game loss to Vashon on Friday on senior night. Game scores were 20-25, 16-25, 25-16, 25-11, 25-8.

In the Narrows, Central Kitsap, which sits in third place at 8-3, will face 9-2 North Thurston Monday in Silverdale. A win would put CK into a tie with NT in the 3A division. The Cougars also face Wilson (2-9) on Wednesday. In 4A, South Kitsap (3-6) is at 6-3 Timberline on Tuesday and host 6-3 Gig Harbor on Thursday.

In Metro League, the Bainbridge Spartans (0-8) face the Blanchet Braves (2-5) on Monday and then are at Mountain Division-leading Holy Names (8-0) on Wednesday.

 

Oly boys tennis tourney next week

The Olympic League boys tennis championships is Wednesday and Thursday. The tournament at North Kitsap begins at 8 a.m. The seeding meeting for coaches is Monday.
Olympic’s Tye Loan is 13-0 in match play, having lost just seven games all year. He is the early favorite to win the singles title, move on to district and make a strong run at the 2A state title in the spring.
“He’s looking good,” Oly coach Steve Lutz said. “Tye Loan will be my No. 1.”
North Kitsap (9-2) trails Sequim (10-2) in the team standings by a half-game. The Vikings are one of the deeper teams headed to the playoffs. NK coach Jay DeVries is pleased with how well his No. 1 doubles team, Nicky Butler and Josh Benson (13-0) are playing. DeVries said they could make a strong push toward a state title as well.
“They might be the best doubles team I’ve ever had,” he said. “These two are the best. They’re solid. It will be fun to see what they can do.”