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SK’s Scott signs to play lacrosse at Adams State

Alex Scott signed his letter of intent to play lacrosse at Adams State University in Alamosa, Colorado, on Wednesday. (Contributed photo)
Alex Scott signed his letter of intent to play lacrosse at Adams State University in Alamosa, Colorado, on Wednesday.
(Contributed photo)

During Wednesday’s signing ceremony at South Kitsap High, senior Alex Scott signed to play Division II lacrosse for Adams State University in Alamosa, Colorado.

Scott, who plays the attack position for the Wolves, has 15 goals and eight assists in five games.

SK coach Julius Ifurung said Scott is the first player from the program to sign a letter of intent to play college lacrosse.

Two Kitsap basketball players named All-State honorable mention

North Kitsap’s Cole Rabedeaux (2A) and South Kitsap’s Eric Wattree (4A) were honorable mentions on the Associated Press All-State basketball teams released Wednesday.

Here’s the AP story with the complete teams:

SEATTLE — Bellarmine Prep guard Malachi Flynn and Lynnwood star Mikayla Pivec have been voted the 2016 Associated Press Washington state basketball players of the year for all classifications.

Results of the voting conducted by sports writers and editors from around the state were announced on Wednesday. Both Flynn (Class 4A) and Pivec (Class 3A) were also voted the players of the year in their respective classifications.

Flynn averaged nearly 30 points per game in his senior season for the Lions, but has yet to decide where he will play collegiately. Flynn edged out Lakeside of Seattle’s Isiah Brown for state player of the year honors.

Pivec will continue her playing career in college with current Final Four participant Oregon State. Pivec averaged 22 points and 14 rebounds per game this season for Lynnwood. Bellevue’s Anna Wilson, younger sister of Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, was second in player of the year voting.

Brown was a clear choice as the boys Class 3A player of the year, as was Clarkston’s Trevon Allen in Class 2A. King’s junior Corey Kispert was the Class 1A player of the year; Jaron Kirkley of Mossyrock was the Class 2B honoree; and Dallas Isaak of Almira/Coulee-Hartline was voted the Class 1B player of the year.

On the girls side, Central Valley sophomore Lexie Hull was voted the Class 4A player of the year. Uju Chibuogwu from state champion Shorecrest was honored in Class 2A, while Kara Bajema of Lynden Christian earned the Class 1A award. And in both Jill Townsend of Okanogan (Class 2B) and Zoe Moser of Colton (Class 1B) were repeat honorees for player of the year in their classifications.

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BOYS

State player of the year, all classes — Malachi Flynn, sr., Bellarmine Prep.

CLASS 4A

Player of the year — Malachi Flynn, sr., Bellarmine Prep.

First team — Malachi Flynn, sr., Bellarmine Prep; Jalen McDaniels, sr., Federal Way; Tony Miller, sr., Woodinville; Aushanti Potts-Woods, sr., Curtis; Steven Beo, sr., Richland.

Honorable mention — Ferron Flavors, sr., Federal Way; Drew Magaoay, sr., Cascade (Everett); Cameron Cranston, jr., Union; Christian Davis, sr., Yelm; Eric Wattree, sr., South Kitsap.

CLASS 3A

Player of the year — Isiah Brown, sr., Lakeside (Seattle)

First team — Isiah Brown, sr., Lakeside (Seattle); Jaylen Nowell, jr., Garfield; Sam Cunliffe, sr., Rainier Beach; JaQuori McLaughlin, sr., Peninsula; David Jenkins, sr., Wilson.

Honorable mention — David Woodward, sr., Edmonds-Woodway; Roberto Gittens, jr., Foss; Mikey Henn, sr., Bellevue; Ryan Lacey, sr., Auburn Mountainview.

CLASS 2A

Player of the year — Trevon Allen, sr., Clarkston.

First team — Trevon Allen, sr., Clarkston; Sterling Sommers, sr., Lynden; Coleman Sparling, sr., Ellensburg; Jordan Blodgett, sr., Wapato; Philip Pepple, soph., Shorecrest.

Honorable mention — Cole Rabedeaux, sr., North Kitsap; Kobe Key, sr., River Ridge; Gunner Chronis, soph., Grandview; TJ Mickelson, jr., Black Hills; Will Burghardt, jr., Mark Morris.

CLASS 1A

Player of the year — Corey Kispert, jr., King’s.

First team — Corey Kispert, jr., King’s; Scotty Burge, sr., Zillah; Kienan Walter, sr., King’s Way Christian; Zach Roetcisoender, sr., Lynden Christian; Brock Johnson, sr., Castle Rock.

Honorable mention — Timothy Soares, sr., Mount Baker; Tyler Morris, sr., Sultan; Hunter Esary, sr., Kalama; Trey Delp, jr., Zillah.

CLASS 2B

Player of the year — Jaron Kirkley, sr., Mossyrock.

First team — Jaron Kirkley, sr., Mossyrock; Kaleb Poquette, sr., Morton-White Pass; Luke Lovelady, jr., Life Christian; Roy Zavala, sr., Mabton; Ryan Ricks, jr., Northwest Christian.

Honorable mention — Wyatt Stanley, jr., Napavine; Chance Williams, sr., Brewster; JR Delgado, jr., Warden; Chase Burnham, jr., Liberty; Brock Ravet, jr., Kittitas.

CLASS 1B

Player of the year — Dallas Isaak, sr., Almira/Coulee-Hartline.

First team — Dallas Isaak, sr., Almira/Coulee-Hartline; Trazil Lane, jr., Lummi; Ryan Moss, sr., Neah Bay; Nathan Powers, sr., Bickleton; Kenrick Doherty Jr., jr., Neah Bay.

Honorable mention — Jerrod Harn, jr., Entiat; Jeffrey Parker, sr., Evergreen Lutheran; Rwehabura Munyagi Jr., soph., Neah Bay; Zach Cain, jr., Taholah; Matt Holbrook, sr., Garfield-Palouse; Luke Wagenaar, soph., Sunnyside Christian.

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GIRLS

State player of the year, all classes — Mikayla Pivec, sr., Lynnwood.

CLASS 4A

Player of the year — Lexie Hull, soph., Central Valley.

First team — Lexie Hull, soph., Central Valley; Jessie Loera, sr., Moses Lake; Riley Lupfer, sr., Lewis and Clark; Braydey Hodgins; sr., Chiawana; Nia Alexander, sr., Todd Beamer.

Honorable mention — Madison Pollock, sr., Snohomish; Madeline Smith, sr., Snohomish; Jenna Randich, sr., Olympia; Taya Corosdale, jr., Bothell.

CLASS 3A

Player of the year — Mikayla Pivec, sr., Lynnwood.

First team — Mikayla Pivec, sr., Lynnwood; Anna Wilson, sr., Bellevue; Tamia Braggs, sr., Lincoln; Shelby Cansler, sr., Bellevue; Lydia Giomi, sr., West Seattle.

Honorable mention — Kiara “Kiki” Knox, sr., Wilson; Gracie Castaneda, sr., Arlington; Jordyn Edwards, sr., Lynnwood.

CLASS 2A

Player of the year — Uju Chibuogwu, sr., Shorecrest

First team — Uju Chibuogwu, sr., Shorecrest; Elisa Kooiman, jr., Lynden; Kendall Bird, jr., White River; Kassidy Malcolm, sr., Ellensburg; Makenna Schultz, sr., River Ridge.

Honorable mention — Alyssa Blankenship, sr., Washougal; Tarryn Hart, soph., Wapato; Emma Duff, jr., Black Hills; Darian Gore, sr., White River; Edie Breckenridge, Burlington-Edison.

CLASS 1A

Player of the year — Kara Bajema, sr., Lynden Christian

First team — Kara Bajema, sr., Lynden Christian; Shoni Pritchett, sr., Charles Wright; Jordan Spradlin, jr., Montesano; Kaelyn Shipley, jr., Kalama; Alexis Castro, jr., Granger.

Honorable mention — Parker Esary, jr., Kalama; Daylee Hanson, sr., King’s.

CLASS 2B

Player of the year — Jill Townsend, jr., Okanogan.

First team — Jill Townsend, jr., Okanogan; Melissa Lee, soph., Napavine; Karlee Freeman, soph., Raymond, Sam Woodley, sr., Toutle Lake; Peyton Souvenir, jr., Wahkiakum.

Honorable mention — Jordyn Boesel, jr., Okanogan; Makenzie Kaech, soph., Ilwaco; Irene Pineda, sr., Mabton; Desenay Guerrero, sr., Mabton; Hailey Higashi, jr., St. George’s; Rachel Bozlee, sr., Northwest Christian.

CLASS 1B

Player of the year — Zoe Moser, sr., Colton.

First team — Zoe Moser, sr., Colton; Katelyn Banks, sr., Sunnyside Christian; Cierra Jo McKeown, sr., Touchet; Emily Holder, sr., Evergreen Lutheran; Megan Weller, sr., Quilcene.

Honorable mention — Demi Jo Vaughn, sr., Republic; Karleena Walther, sr., Taholah; Shania Graham, jr., Republic; Adiya Jones, sr., Tulalip Heritage.

South Kitsap to host “Tribute to our Troops 2016” at Cheney

South Kitsap will play Gig Harbor at Cheney Stadium on April 16th and the teams have an elaborate night planned to honor the military.
You can see the details here.
The event is free, but you can buy jerseys and hats from the event at the link above. Proceeds benefit American Legion posts in Gig Harbor and Port Orchard, the Elton Goodwin Memorial Foundation and the Gig Harbor Baseball Boosters.

SK, CK softball suspended in second inning

The umpiring crew check out Linder Field after play between South Kitsap and Central Kitsap was suspended in the bottom of the second inning during a non-league softball game Tuesday in Silverdale. (Annette Griffus | Kitsap Sun)
The umpiring crew check out Linder Field after play between South Kitsap and Central Kitsap was suspended in the bottom of the second inning during a non-league softball game Tuesday in Silverdale.
(Annette Griffus | Kitsap Sun)

A light but constant rain began just about the time the first pitch was thrown and with each passing pitch those rains came down harder as the Central Kitsap Cougars and the South Kitsap Wolves squared off in a non-league softball game Tuesday at Linder Field.

The rain, this is spring in Puget Sound after all, became the focal point and finally won out as the game was suspended in the bottom of the second inning with two outs and two runners on for CK. The Cougars (1-2) held a 2-1 lead after South (2-1) scored first when Sophia Canton scored from third base on a throwing error in the top of the first.

Central Kitsap loaded the bases in the first and it was Elise Freund’s groundout RBI to first that scored Chance Barg to tie the game as the rains started to come down harder. After a fielders choice — CK’s Sam Wallace hit a grounder back to South pitcher Diavionne DeWalt who threw home for the force — CK’s Cassidy Garchow drew a walk that scored Marissa Adams for the go-ahead run.

That’s when the umpires signaled for both teams to head to the dugout.

Umpire Brian Streege talks with CK assistant coach Holly Carver and SK head coach Mindi Outhwaite as their softball game was suspended in the bottom of the second inning Tuesday at Linder Field. (Annette Griffus | Kitsap Sun)
Umpire Brian Streege talks with CK assistant coach Holly Carver and SK head coach Mindi Outhwaite as their softball game was suspended in the bottom of the second inning Tuesday at Linder Field.
(Annette Griffus | Kitsap Sun)

While the rain eventually let up, the infield was deemed unsafe for the players. The game will be rescheduled at a later date.

South Kitsap is scheduled to play at Wilson High Wednesday while Central Kitsap hosts Kingston.

Also, South may have lost the services of its No. 4 hitter, Emma York, who took a ball to her nose during warmups and went to the hospital to get checked out. SK coach Mindi Outhwaite said her status is to be determined.

South Kitsap’s Hackman receives preseason honor

South Kitsap senior Austin Hackman has been named to the ALL-USA Western Washington preseason baseball team.

Here is the writeup on Hackman, who was a second-team pick.

OF Austin Hackman, South Kitsap, Sr. Hackman drove in 17 runs during the regular season, batting .342 with a .436 on-base percentage. But his biggest RBI of the season came in the state championship against Newport – he hit a two-out single in extra innings that scored a run, giving the South Kitsap the lead and eventually the championship.

South Kitsap is 1-1. The Wolves beat O’Dea 8-4 on Monday after losing to Puyallup 10-0 on Saturday.

SK’s Wattree, NK’s Rabedeaux named to All-State teams

South Kitsap’s Eric Wattree and North Kitsap’s Cole Rabedeaux were named to their respective All-State boys basketball teams on Monday.

The teams were announced by the Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association.

The All-State games will be Saturday at Mountlake Terrace High School. Wattree, an Eastern Washington recruit, was named to the Class 4A team, which plays against 3A at 6 p.m.

Rabedeaux was named to the 2A team and will play the 1A team at 4 p.m. The 1B vs. 2B game is at 2 p.m.

Doors open at 1 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, ASB and children under 12.

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State swimming: updates from day 2

Hunter Parini, front, celebrates along with teammates Tim Gallagher, Ethan Fox and Bryce Hoffer, the Bucs' 200-yard medley relay state championship in the Class 2A meet at KCAC in Federal Way on Saturday. (Annette Griffus | Kitsap Sun)
Hunter Parini, front, celebrates along with teammates Tim Gallagher, Ethan Fox and Bryce Hoffer, the Bucs’ 200-yard medley relay state championship in the Class 2A meet at KCAC in Federal Way on Saturday.
(Annette Griffus | Kitsap Sun)

Kingston proved they could walk the walk after all.

The Buccaneers earned their first state championship in school history on Saturday when the 200-yard medley relay won the Class 2A event in 1 minute, 43.08 seconds.

The boys program split off from North Kitsap in 2008-09 and has been progressing each year. The Bucs won the Olympic League and district meet titles this year, also firsts for the program.

The school opened in 2007 and co-oped its swimming program with North Kitsap that first year.

 

It’s been quite a meet so far for the peninsula . Kitsap has been on the medal podium in every event.

Olympic freshman Ross Burchell receives his second-place medal from Les Schwab representative Lonnie Nunley Saturday for the 200-yard freestyle. (Annette Griffus | Kitsap Sun)
Olympic freshman Ross Burchell receives his second-place medal from Les Schwab representative Lonnie Nunley Saturday for the 200-yard freestyle.
(Annette Griffus | Kitsap Sun)

Kitsap wound up with three second-place finishers in Olympic’s Ross Burchell, Bremerton’s Nathan Rubie and Kingston’s Tim Gallagher.

Burchell finished second in the 200 freestyle in 1:45.86, a personal best and the 500 freestyle in 4:42.39.

Bremerton’s Rubie finished second in the 100 butterfly. Rubie touched the wall in 52.93, closing in on Elliott Hofferth of Anacortes in the final 10 yards to make it entertaining.

Gallagher, a freshman, was second in the 100 backstroke in 53.54.  In total, West Sound walked away with 22 medals in 12 events.

Kingston finished in fourth place in the team standings, giving the Bucs their first state trophy. North Kitsap placed seventh while Olympic was 12th. Klahowya was 24th and Bremerton 28th.

Kingston and North Kitsap celebrated their fourth place and seventh place finishes, respectively, at the Class 2A boys state swimming championships Saturday at KCAC. (Annette Griffus | Kitsap Sun)
Kingston and North Kitsap celebrated their fourth place and seventh place finishes, respectively, at the Class 2A boys state swimming championships Saturday at KCAC.
(Annette Griffus | Kitsap Sun)

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Bainbridge swimmers celebrate their second-place team finish at the Class 3A boys state swimming and diving championships Saturday at KCAC. (Annette Griffus | Kitsap Sun)
Bainbridge swimmers celebrate their second-place team finish at the Class 3A boys state swimming and diving championships Saturday at KCAC.
(Annette Griffus | Kitsap Sun)

The 3A session saw the Bainbridge Spartans earn a second place finish overall with 288 points to Bellevue’s 349.5. It’s the Spartans best finish since 1980, when they also finished second.

The Spartans’ 200 medley and 200 free relays placed second while the 400 free relay was third.

Individually, Garrett Waite had two top four finishes to lead the Spartans. Waite was third in the 200 IM and fourth in the 100 backstroke.

Other top finishers for Bainbridge were junior Parker Bushey who finished fifth in the 200 freestyle, freshmen Kevin Houseman, fifth in 200 IM and 100 breaststroke, Makai Ingalls placed sixth in the 100 butterfly and eighth in the 50 free, and Carter Hall was eighth in the breast.

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The 4A meet is underway and South Kitsap’s Dylan Macabitas, who opened the session by singing the national anthem, placed fourth in the 100 backstroke in 52.67, just off his personal best from prelims (52.28). Macabitas also finished 12th in the 200 freestyle.

South Kitsap's Dylan Macabitas waves to the crowd after receiving his fourth-place medal in the 100-yard backstroke Saturday at the Class 4A state boys swimming and diving championships. (Annette Griffus | Kitsap Sun)
South Kitsap’s Dylan Macabitas waves to the crowd after receiving his fourth-place medal in the 100-yard backstroke Saturday at the Class 4A state boys swimming and diving championships.
(Annette Griffus | Kitsap Sun)

South diver Jason Gleason finished seventh in his first meet. He’s a junior and is determined to improve on that ranking next season.

State boys swimming & diving: Day 1

The Kingston Buccaneers are off to a hot start at the state Class 2A boys swimming and diving championships Friday morning at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.

The Buccaneers won their heat in the 200-yard medley relay in 1:43.22 and are the top seed heading into Saturday’s finals.

North Kitsap is seeded seventh in the same event and will get a medal tomorrow.

Solid first day for 2A. Kingston qualified all 13 of their swimmers into the finals, a first for coach Mark Van Huis he said. Kingston’s Ethan Fox is seeded fourth in the 200 IM after winning his heat in 2:01.10 while teammate Tim Gallagher is seeded fifth. Gallagher is also eyeing a state title in the 100 backstroke as he is the second seed. Fox is seeded third in the 100 breast. Kingston’s 400 free relay is the third seed.

Klahowya’s Mason Heaman is into the finals in the 200 freestyle as the fifth seed.

Olympic’s Ross Burchell is seeded fourth in the 200 free, but is the second seed in the 500 free. The Trojans’ 400 free relay is seeded sixth.

North Kitsap’s Thor Breitbarth, coming off an illness at last week’s district meet, is seeded fifth in the 50 free and seventh in the 100 free. North’s Nathan Ramey is seeded fifth in the 100 breast and seventh in the 500 free.

Bremerton sophomore Nathan Rubie is seeded fourth in the 100 butterfly and he had to race in a swim-off for the 200 IM. He had tied with Chris Kim of Fife and wound up beating Kim in the two-man race to qualify for the consolation finals.

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The 3A state meet began this afternoon and after a couple of disqualifications early (not involving Bainbridge) the Spartans three relays qualified as the second seeds — right behind Bellevue

Freshmen Garrett Waite is seeded third in the 200 IM and 100 back. Senior Sam Alpaugh is seeded sixth in the backstroke.

Freshman Kevin Houseman is the fourth seed in the 100 breast while Carter Hall is seeded seventh.

Divers Dylan Garthwaite and Gabe Emert each made the finals as did senior distance freestyler James Bullock.

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We only had two individual qualifiers from South Kitsap as well as the Wolves’ 200 medley relay. The relay, which consisted of Dylan Macabitas, Giacomo Bressanello, Simon Martin, Matthew Martin, finished in 1:45.35. They did not qualify for the finals.

Macabitas qualified fifth in the 100 backstroke and 14th in the 200 free. Diver Jason Gleason is seeded sixth heading into the finals with a score of 253.70 after a strong performance in the prelims and semifinals. Top seed Jeffrey Goong of Bothell scored 264.80.