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NK drops back in statewide volleyball rankings; taking a peek at what’s coming

Monday, September 29th, 2014

The North Kitsap Vikings fell back one spot to fourth in the Class 2A statewide volleyball rankings Monday, released by the Washington State Volleyball Coaches Association.

Last week the Vikings (5-0) debuted in the No. 3 spot. NK is the only West Sound school to break into the top 10 in any of the classifications.

Here are the full rankings.

Class 4A—1, Emerald Ridge. 2, Bellarmine Prep. 3, Camas. 4, Central Valley. 5, Battle Ground. 6, University. 7, Jackson. 8, Skyline. 9, Curtis. 10, Eisenhower.

Class 3A—1, Southridge. 2, Auburn Riverside. 3, Holy Names. 4, Mercer Island. 5, Lakeside. 6, Kennedy. 7, Ferndale. 8, Prairie. 9, Timberline. 10, Shadle Park.

Class 2A—1, Tumwater. 2, Sehome. 3, Selah. 4, North Kitsap. 5, Burlington-Edison. 6, Lynden. 7, Ridgefield. 8, R.A. Long. 9, Fife. 10, Anacortes.

Class 1A—1, Freeman. 2, Lynden Christian. 3, Cedar Park Christian. 4, Lakeside. 5, Cascade-Leavenworth. 6, Chelan. 7, King’s Way Christian. 8, Kings. 9, Connell. 10, Kalama.

Class 2B—1, Colfox. 2, Toutle Lake. 3, Okanogan. 4, Daven port. 5, Northwest Christian-Colbert. 6, LaConner. 7, South Bend. 8, Darrington. 9, Morton-White-Pass. 10, Reardan.

LOOKING AHEAD

Let’s take a look at this week’s schedule and see if there’s any interesting matches.

Tuesday: Port Angeles travels to Bremerton in a re-match. Bremerton beat PA in PA for the first time in many years (it might be a first in school history, but that’s not confirmed). Kingston travels to Olympic to see if it can dethrone the Trojans as one of the few unbeatens in Olympic League play. In Narrows League, Central Kitsap (3-2) takes on Wilson (1-4) in Tacoma. In Sea-Tac 1B, Crosspoint (3-1) travels to struggling Auburn Adventist (1-2).

Wednesday: The Spartans from Bainbridge take on old foe Blanchet in Metro action while South Kitsap hosts always formidable Olympia in Narrows League action.

Thursday: North Kitsap faces Sequim for the first time this year. I think Sequim will give the Vikings a run for their money, but I can’t see NK losing this one. Also, CK hosts Mount Tahoma (1-4) in another league counter and could really put itself in good position with two league wins this week.  Crosspoint will look to break a tie for third in league when it hosts Rainier Christian.

Also, Port Townsend coach Nettie Hawkins sent in results from the Anacortes tournament last weekend. Here’s how her players did individually;

Abby McGuire- 19 assists, 12 kills, 16 digs, 2 aces
Megan Juran- 8 kills, 13 digs, 2 aces
Megan Lee- 35 digs, 2 kills
Baili Shaw- 5 kills, 4 aces
Rio Golden- 7 kills, 18 digs, 3 aces
Jenna Carson- 3 ace 3 blocks
Amy Hemsley- 8 assists, 5 digs
Avery Selisch- 6 kills, 5 digs

 


Updates from under the Friday night lights

Friday, September 19th, 2014

We’ll have some scores for you soon, but in the meantime here’s some chances to watch or listen to games online. You catch our game of the week, Black Hills at North Kitsap here. You can watch SKTV’s broadcast of Olympia at South Kitsap here. You can listen to ISPNSports broadcast of Bremerton at Olympic here. You can listen to KONP’s broadcast of Kingston at Sequim here.

UPDATES

Coupeville 48, Chimacum 24: FINAL

Bainbridge 24, Everett 13: FINAL

Olympia 34, South Kitsap 17: FINAL

Port Townsend 22, Klahowya 9: FINAL

North Kitsap 26, Black Hills 7: FINAL

Olympic 26, Bremerton 15: FINAL

Sequim 27, Kingston 19: FINAL

North Mason 27, Port Angeles 14: FINAL

Central Kitsap 47, Mount Tahoma 6: FINAL


High school volleyball rankings coming; Crosspoint beats Seattle Lutheran

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

The debut of the statewide high school volleyball rankings will happen next week, thanks to Jeff Curtis. Curtis is the head coach at Juanita High and compiles the rankings for us newspeople and fans each week.

I’d suspect North Kitsap would be in the top 10 for 2A, but that might be it for West Sound teams. Could be a bit of a down year in terms of local teams making the playoffs, but it should still be a fun league season, especially in the Olympic, as there are plenty of teams at the same level talent-wise.

If I were to make a prediction right now, I’d put NK at the top spot in the 2A with Sequim right behind. After that, it’s a toss up. Olympic and Port Angeles could be the next two teams fighting it out for the playoffs while North Mason, Kingston and Bremerton hang around until the end. In the 1A, right now I might give the edge to Port Townsend just because they have more returning players than Klahowya. But that’s just a guess on my part.

On another note, Crosspoint Academy did something they haven’t done in quite a while. Beat the Seattle Lutheran Saints. The Warriors handed Seattle Lutheran 25-10, 25-19, 25-14 on Tuesday. It’s the first win over the Saints in four years, said coach Ellen Laurion.

Cailyn Cattell (seven aces), Emma Laurion (six) and Kailey Bandara combined for 16 aces for the Warriors. Also, Holly Bandara had 10 assists and Morgan Abrams chipped in six.

“It was an all-around team effort and I couldn’t be more thrilled for this much-deserved win,” Laurion said.


Haggerty steps down as Olympic boys soccer coach

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Steve Haggerty spent 34 seasons coaching boys soccer at Olympic High School. He’s the only coach the Trojans have ever known.

There will be a new coach this spring. Haggerty said Tuesday he is stepping down for personal reasons.

“It has been a pleasure to be head coach of the Oly boy’s program since the program’s inception in 1981,” Haggerty said in an email, “but it’s time to step aside.”

Haggerty plans to continue coaching Olympic’s girls team a few more seasons. He is entering his 34th season coaching girls this fall.

ALSO: Former Olympic High School football coach Carlton (C.J.) Cooper died over the weekend, according to the Tacoma News Tribune. Cooper, who taught and coached in the Fife School District for nearly 30 years, coached the Trojans from 2002-04. He went 10-19.

 

 


Oly alum Dixon is on Army football’s poster

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

West Sound rushing leader and Olympic High alum Larry Dixon made the cover of the Army football’s poster for its upcoming season. Dixon is a captain alongside quarterback Geoffery Bacon, and new head coach Jeff Monken.

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Matheny named Olympic League baseball MVP

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

For the second consecutive year, Olympic’s Shane Matheny was named Olympic League baseball MVP.
The Washington State signee led West Sound in batting average at .453 with 10 RBI.
Klahowya coach Dan Zuber was named coach of the year.
Two sets of brothers made the first team: Klahowya’s Jacob and Ryan Gotchall and Bremerton’s Zane and Zach Zurbrugg.

All-Olympic League Baseball
MVP—Shane Matheny, sr., Olympic
Coach of the year—Dan Zuber, Klahowya
Sportsmanship—North Mason
First team
1B—Alberto Castorena, so., Olympic
2B—Zane Zurbrugg, so., Bremerton
3B—Ryan Gotchall, jr., Klahowya
SS—Jacob Gotchall, jr., Klahowya
C—Zach Zubrugg, sr., Bremerton
OF—Leif Klinger, so., North Kitsap; Brett Wright, sr., Sequim; Jace Bohman, so., Port Angeles.
P—Daniel Burggraaf, jr., North Mason; Kole Milyard, so., North Kitsap; Nick Johnston, sr., Sequim.
DH—Nash Gowin, so., North Kitsap
Utl—Kipp Cartharius, sr., Olympic
Second team
1B—Adam Lemmon, sr., North Kitsap
2B—Evan Hurn, so., Sequim
3B—Brady Brann, jr., North Kitsap
SS—Logan Ciaciuch, jr., Port Angeles
C—Connor Green, jr., North Kitsap
OF—Brandon Mikkelborg, jr., Klahowya; Jacob King, sr., Port Townsend; Ethan Boyer, so., Port Angeles.
P—Jordan Shepherd, sr., Port Angeles; Taylor Saylor, jr., Bremerton; Beau Rabedeaux,
DH—Jordan Sheperd, sr., Port Angeles
Utl—Sean Dwyer, jr., Port Townsend
Honorable mention—OF—TJ Jensen, jr., North Kitsap; Miles Sustad, jr., Kingston; Ryan Huddleston, jr., Olympic. SS—Hunter Hohmann, jr., North Mason, Beau Rabedeaux, sr., Kingston; Anthony Amicangelo, so., Bremerton; Dylan Lott, fr., Sequim. 2B—Tanner Zuber, jr., Klahowya. 3B—Ryan Mudd, sr., Port Angeles. 1B—Larsson Chapman, sr., Port Angeles; Sam Sandell, sr., North Mason. DH—Hunter Shelton, sr., Olympic; Tyler Benson, sr., North Mason. C—Dylan Hannum, sr., Olympic; Cole Rabedeaux, so., Kingston. P—Nigel Christian, so., Sequim; Travis Paynter, so., Port Angeles; Chase Bauer, so., North Mason; Jon Henningsen, jr., North Mason; Cody Russell, sr., Port Townsend; Tanner Rhodefer, jr., Sequim; Melvin Santos, so., Olympic. Utl—Max Teising, sr., North Kitsap.


Olympic removes interim tag from football coach

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Sal Quitevis, who took over the Olympic football program on an interim basis last summer, has been given the job officially.
Olympic athletic director Nate Andrews removed the interim tag on Friday. Quitevis led the Trojans to a 5-5 record and into the Class 2A West Central District tournament, where they lost to Lindbergh 20-0.
Andrews said this in an email:
“Sal agreed to step up at a time when we were in a real bind regarding our head football coach position and he has done a remarkable job considering the complexity of the position. Knowing the position was only guaranteed for one year, and stepping in with little experience, he selflessly committed his time and energy to lead both his coaching staff and his players during the 2013 season and this off-season. As an alumni of OHS and someone that truly believes OHS Football can be a perennial power, we felt Sal was the right person to lead that effort.”
Quitevis took over for Brad Hamblet, the former Klahowya football coach, who took over one season as Tim Allbee was having healthy problems.


Breaking down the baseball postseason

Monday, May 12th, 2014

The baseball playoffs hit high gear on Tuesday. Here’s what’s what:

Baseball playoffs at a glance
Class 4A
West Central/Southwest bi-district
Tuesday: No. 7 South Kitsap (17-4) vs. Tahoma (15-4) at Bellarmine Prep in Tacoma, 4 p.m.; Central Kitsap (9-12) vs. Federal Way (10-7), at Heritage Park in Puyallup, 7 p.m.
Notes: South Kitsap, the Narrows League champs, plays in a winner-to-regionals game. A win Tuesday put them in the district semifinals. A loss and they have to fight through the consolation bracket and win two to return to regionals. … Central Kitsap, which won five straight and battled back from being in last place all season, plays in a loser-out game and must come through the consolation bracket.
Class 3A
Metro League Tournament
Tuesday: No. 8 Bainbridge (16-2) vs. West Seattle (13-7) at Steve Cox Memorial Park in Seattle, 4 p.m.
Notes: Bainbridge is playing in the semifinals and another win puts them back in regionals for a second consecutive year. A win also puts them in Thursday’s league title game at 7 p.m. A loss means the Spartans return Wednesday for a 7 p.m. loser-out game.
Class 2A
West Central District
Tuesday: Orting (9-6) vs. Klahowya (12-7) at Kitsap Fairgrounds, 4 p.m.; Olympic (11-9) vs. Lindbergh (10-5) at Franklin Pierce High School in Tacoma, 5 p.m.
Wednesday: At Kitsap Fairgrounds, Klahowya/Orting winner vs. No. 5 White River (17-3), 4 p.m., Foster (11-10)/Franklin Pierce (9-1) winner vs. North Kitsap (12-7), 7 p.m. At Franklin Pierce, Tyee/Fife (13-6) winner vs. Sequim (12-7), 2:30 p.m. Olympic/Lindbergh winner vs. No. 1 Sumner (19-1), 5 p.m.
Notes: Tuesday’s games are loser out. Wednesday’s games are winner to regional. Wednesday’s losers are playing for one spot on Saturday at Franklin Pierce. Wednesday’s winners return for the district semifinals on Saturday at the Fairgrounds.


Olympic League golf names MVPs

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Aaron Holliday of Klahowya and Alex McMenimin of Sequim were named the boys and girls Olympic League golf MVPs on Thursday.

Holliday finished with an average of 38.2 while McMenimin averaged 41. The league tournament begins Tuesday at Dungeness in Sequim.

Olympic All-League

Boys

League champion—Klahowya 8-0

MVP—Aaron Holliday (Kla)

All-league—Alex Atwell (PA), Jack Shea (Seq), Matt Phillips (Kla), Andrew Nelson (Kla), CJ Lagat (Oly), Josh Frederickson (NM).

Girls

League champion—Kingston 8-0

MVP—Alex McMenamin (Seq)

All-league—Dana Fox (PA), Aimee Zehrung (King), Dani Fox (King), McKenna Kendall (Kla), Brianna Kettel (Seq), Kaylin Oster (NK).


Olympic softball hosting Strike Out Teen Homelessness game Friday

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

The Olympic softball team will host the Central Kitsap Cougars in a Strike Out Teen Homelessness softball game Friday at The Fairgrounds.

The junior varsity game starts at 5 p.m. and the varsity at 7 p.m.

Donations will go toward the Stand Up for Kids program, which helps homeless and potential at-risk teens. Margaret Rodriguez is the executive director.

A donation of food, such as soup, crackers, granola, snack bars, juice boxes or other items that kids can eat on the go are preferred.

For information contact Rodriguez at 360-204-0365 or email margaretr@standupforkids.org.

 


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