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West Sound swimmers make state cut times

Here’s a list of the West Sound swimmers who have made the state qualifying times for the meet in November as reported to the Washington Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association as of last weekend.

I’ll note that in 4A South Kitsap’s Aspen Monkhouse, a senior, leads the state in the 50 freestyle with a time of 24.22. She’s also second in the 100 free behind Jessica Wierzbicki of Wenatchee, 54.34 to 54.33. You can’t get any closer than that.

In 3A, Bainbridge’s Candice Rosen and Carina Laukaitis are ranked 1-2 in the 200 free, 1:59.46 to 2:00.36. Rosen is also second in the 100 fly in 1:00.34. Duni has the second-fastest time in the 100 free in 55.44. The Spartans’ 200 free and 200 medley relays are both sitting at No. 2.

In 2A, Serita Solis of North Kitsap is the second-fastest swimmer in the 100 butterfly. She has a time of 1:02.11, right behind Squalicum’s Olivia Nielsen in 1:01.65. Solis has also qualified for four individual events — 200 free, 50 free, 100 fly and 100 free. Teammate Isabel Hendryx has qualified for three events (50 free, 100 free, 100 back).

2A: 200 medley relay, Port Angeles 1:58.15, North Kitsap 2:00.31. 200 medley relay, Carter Juskevich (PA) 2:02.87, Jaine Macias (PA) 2:03.64, Serita Solis (NK) 2:08.09. 200 IM, Claudia Velie (Kingston) 2:21.46. 50 free, Serita Solis (NK) 25.92, Isabel Hendryx (NK) 26.12. 100 fly, Serita Solis (NK) 1:02.11, Jaine Macias (PA) 1:02.75, Chloe Partsch (Oly) 1:03.37. 100 free, Serita Solis (NK) 56.84, Isabel Hendryx (NK) 57.02, Claudia Velie (King) 57.21. 500 free, Carter Juskevich (PA) 5:43.41. 200 free relay, Port Angeles 1:47.97. 100 back, Isabel Hendryx (NK) 1:04.03, Jaine Macias (PA) 1:05.66, Taylor Beebe (PA) 1:05.82. 100 breast, Jaine Macias (PA) 1:09.29, Carter Juskevich (PA) 1:11.56. 400 free relay, Port Angeles 3:56.82, North Kitsap 3:59.34.

3A: 200 medley relay, Bainbridge 1:53.60. 200 free, Candice Rosen (Bain) 1:59.46, Carina Laukaitis (Bain) 2:00.36. 100 fly, Candice Rosen (Bain) 1:00.34. 100 free, Ani Duni (Bain) 55.44. 200 free relay, Bainbridge 1:43.85. 100 breast, Ani Duni (Bain) 1:09.74. 400 free relay, Bainbridge 3:49.52.

4A: 50 free, Aspen Monkhouse (SK) 24.22. 100 free, Aspen Monkhouse (SK) 54.34.

FYI, here are the state swimming and diving time standards for 2015-16 for the girls (in yards)

200 medley relay: 2A, 2:03.00. 3A, 1:57.00. 4A, 1:55.90

200 free: 2A, 2:08.50. 3A, 2:00.90. 4A, 1:59.90.

200 IM: 2A, 2:23.90. 3A, 2:15.00. 4A, 2:14.50.

50 free: 2A, 56.25. 3A, 29.27. 4A, 25.20.

Diving: 2A, 320/11.6. 3A, 350/11.6. 4A, 25.20.

100 fly: 2A, 1:04.10. 3A, 1:00.70. 4A, 1:00.80.

100 free: 2A, 57.90. 3A, 55.90. 4A, 55.00.

500 free: 2A, 5:45.90. 3A, 5:24.50. 4A, 5:22.00.

200 free relay: 2A, 1:48.50. 3A, 1:45.90. 4A, 1:56.06.

100 back: 2A, 1:06.20. 3A, 1:01.90. 4A, 1:01.10.

100 breast: 2A, 1:14.20. 3A, 1:10.30. 4A, 1:09.90.

400 free relay: 2A, 4:01.00. 3A, 3:51.90. 4A, 3:47.50.

More on South Kitsap football records

Two South Kitsap football records were broken during Friday’s 49-39 loss to Yelm. Here are the official statistics.

On Saturday, it was reported that South Kitsap quarterback Jake Taylor set a single-game record with 376 passing yards. The official yardage is now 371 yards, which is still a school record.

Also in the game, South Kitsap’s Izaijha Byrd became the first South Kitsap player to surpass 200 receiving yards. Byrd finished with 207 yards.

New addition to the blog: Top performers of the week

We’re introducing a new feature to the blog this week, and now each Saturday during the fall, winter and spring sports seasons.

It’s our Top Performers of the Week where we will highlight three athletes from various sports who made a significant impact for their teams.

Whether it’s making a game-saving defensive tackle in the final minute of a football game, or coming up with 12 straight service aces in volleyball, or maybe it’s setting a personal record and helping a local cross country team win a league race, we hope to bring you the best of the best each week.

So without further ado, here’s our inagaural performers for this week:

Jake Taylor, QB, South Kitsap: The senior finished 27 of 45 passing for 376 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions in the Wolves loss to Yelm. Kralik’s performance was the most passing yards in school history.

Tegan Daviscourt, F, North Mason: Daviscourt scored both goals in the Bulldogs’ win over the defending Olympic League 2A champions 2-1 in Belfair. NM was trailing 1-0 before the senior scored twice to put the Bulldogs in front.

Molly Lemmon, L, North Kitsap: The senior had 36 total digs as the Vikings claimed wins against Port Angeles and North Mason to help NK remain unbeaten in Olympic League 2A volleyball at 3-0 (3-1 overall).

South Kitsap’s Knowles commits to UW

(Note—South Kitsap baseball coach Marcus Logue said Knowles still has to meet with Washington to go over some details before his commitment becomes official)

South Kitsap senior Lucas Knowles won’t be about to pitch for the Wolves in 2016. But the left-hander secured his plans to pitch in college when he committed to the University of Washington on Thursday.

KnowlesKnowles helped the Wolves capture the Class 4A state baseball championship in the spring, starting the title game before injuring his arm. He had Tommy John surgery in August.

South Kitsap’s Wattree receives offer from Eastern

South Kitsap basketball player Eric Wattree, a rising senior, received a scholarship offer to play at Eastern Washington University in 2016.

Wattree, who was named to the All-Narrows League first team as a junior, made the announcement on Twitter.

Wattree averaged 20 points per game, 4.9 rebounds per game, 3 rebounds per game and 2.9 steals per game in 2014-15.



Locals named to All-State baseball teams on Thursday

Nearly a dozen local high school baseball players were named to the Washington State Baseball Coaches Association’s All-State teams on Thursday.

Pitcher/third baseman Mac McCarty received first team Class 4A honors and infielder Cooper Canton made the second team to represent South Kitsap, the 4A state champion.

For 3A, Central Kitsap first baseman and pitcher Collin Palau received first team honors while Bainbridge Island standouts Trent Schulte (P/INF) and Max Thomas (C/1B) were named to the second team.

North Kitsap duo Andrew Hecker (P) and TJ Jensen (OF) and North Mason’s Daniel Burggraaf (P/INF) were named to 2A first team. Connor Green (C) of North Kitsap and Tanner Rhodefer (P) of Sequim received second team honors as did Bremerton’s Anthony Amicangelo (INF). Klahowya pitcher Jacob Gotchall was named to the 1A/B first team.

SK’s McCarty, CK’s Palau win Narrows MVP honors

South Kitsap senior Mac McCarty and Central Kitsap senior Collin Palau earned MVP honors for their respective leagues this week as All-Narrows League baseball honors were announced.
McCarty, the Narrows League 4A MVP, was joined by three South Kitsap teammates on the first team: freshman catcher Alex Garcia, senior shortstop Cooper Canton and junior outfielder Austin Hackman.
South Kitsap’s Marcus Logue also earned coach of the year honors.
Palau, the Narrows League 3A MVP, was joined by Central Kitsap teammates on the first-team: pitcher Andrew Thoresen and outfielders Kendal Yaegle and Aki Buckson.

All-league Baseball
Narrows 3A
League MVP—Collin Palau, sr., Central Kitsap
MVP Pitcher—Mack Larson, jr., Wilson
Coach of the year—Aaron Trolia, Lincoln
First team
Pitcher—Brent Smotherman, jr., Shelton.; Andrew Thoresen, sr., Central Kitsap. Catcher—Dalton Hutson, sr. Middle Infield—Mitchell Dooley, jr,. Capital; Mitchell Johnson, sr., Shelton; Noah Murski, jr., North Thurston. Corner Infield—Noah Bennette-Chong, sr., Capital; Mike Cole, sr., North Thurston. Outfield—Kendal Yaegle, jr., Central Kitsap; Ben Rood, jr,. North Thurston; Kevin Scott, jr., Shelton: Aki Buckson, jr., Central Kitsap. DH—Dan Cofield, sr., North Thurston. Utility—Trevor Gregory, jr., Shelton.
Second team
Pitcher—Cody Jenkins, jr., Capital; Hunter Nielsen, sr., North Thurston. Catcher—Emilio Romero, sr., North Thurston. Middle Infield—Mark Jones, jr., Wilson; Griffin McCormick, jr., Central Kitsap; Josh Congdon, jr., North Thurston; Nick Roberts, jr., Central Kitsap. Corner Infield—Daniel Peterson, sr., Wilson; Drew York, jr., Shelton. Outfield—Evan Slate, sr., Central Kitsap; Thomas Reay, sr., North Thurston. DH—Landon Mueller, sr., Capital. Utility—Samuel Aown, sr., Foss.
Honorable mention
Central Kitsap—Bryce Higgins, so., C; Eric Halvorson, jr, INF; Nolan Wiler, jr,. INF; Isaiah McGee, jr., OF.
Narrows 4A
League MVP—Mac McCarty, sr., South Kitsap
MVP Pitcher—Parker McFadden, sr., Yelm
Coach—Marcus Logue, South Kitsap
First team
Pitcher—Matthew Henckel, sr., Gig Harbor; Zach Owens, sr., Timberline. Catcher—Justin Polzin, sr., Yelm.; Alex Garcia, fr., South Kitsap. Infield—Braden Schmunk, jr., Stadium; Colton Robinson, jr., Gig Harbor; Cooper Canton, sr., South Kitsap; Tony Ortiz, sr., Timberline; Jonathan Dowell, sr., Timberline; Jared Berard, jr., Bellarmine. Outfield—Brandon Thompson, so., Yelm; Austin Hackman, jr., South Kitsap; Mike Toglia, jr., Gig Harbor; Mason Hopton, sr., Olympia; Jairus Richards, sr., Bellarmine; Taylor Adams, sr., Timberline. Utility—Brock Gagliardi, so., Bellarmine; Matt Anthony, sr., Olympia. DH—Jon Burghart, jr., Gig Harbor.
Second team
Pitcher—Lucas Knowles, jr., South Kitsap; Ben Johnson, jr., Bellarmine; Connor Bensen, sr., Yelm. Catcher—Jordan O’Conner, jr., Stadium. Infield—Jacob Hinkle, jr., Stadium; Ryan Connor, sr., Timberline; Indigo Keeslar, jr., Yelm; Christian Valdez, jr., Olympia; Will Gatlin, sr., South Kitsap. Outfield—Dusty Garcia, fr., South Kitsap; Nathan Archuleta, sr., South Kitsap. Utility—Luke Saner, so., Stadium; Daylon Matthews, jr., Yelm. DH—Chris Roy, sr., Timberline.
Honorable mention
South Kitsap—Drew Worden, fr., INF.

Breaking down the state baseball tourney

Class 4A Region I

School: South Kitsap

Where: Everett Memorial Stadium

Skinny: South Kitsap is coming off a win in the West Central District tournament title game last weekend. The sixth-ranked Wolves, the two-time state runner-up, faces the Storm (10-10), which finished fourth in the Greater St. Helens League, at 1 p.m. The winner faces the winner of the 10 a.m. game featuring Skyline (10-9) and Snohomish (22-0), which finished No. 1 in the final state rankings. USA Today ranks Snohomish No. 10 in the nation.

Class 3A Region I

Who: Bainbridge

Where: Dream Field, Mount Vernon

Skinny: Bainbridge (19-2) hasn’t played since a loss in the Metro League title game May 14 which snapped its 17-game winning streak. The Spartans moved up third in the state poll and will face No. 8 Ferndale (19-5) in the region opener at 10 a.m. The winner sits and awaits the winner of the 1 p.m. game featuring top-ranked Auburn Riverside (21-2) vs. No. 10 Lynnwood (17-6)

Class 3A Region III

Who: Central Kitsap

Where: Yelm High School

Skinny: Central Kitsap (19-4) is riding high after upsetting No. 1 Auburn Mountainview in the West Central/Southwest bi-district title game last weekend. The Cougars moved up to No. 5 in the state rankings, but they landed in a tough regional. They play No. 2 Eastside Catholic (19-2) in the 1 p.m. game. If they win, they face the winner of the 10 a.m. game featuring defending state champ and Metro League champion O’Dea (14-7), which has won six straight, and Kelso (17-5), which the Cougars beat in the district semifinals.

Class 2A Region III

Who: North Kitsap

Where: Wheeler Field, Centralia

Skinny: The Vikings (19-4) fell to fifth in the state rankings after losing in the district title game. They face No. 10 Cedarcrest (18-6) in the region opener at 10 a.m. No. 4 Tumwater (15-6) or Liberty (10-13) awaits the winner.

Class 1A Region II

Who: Klahowya

Where: Castle Rock High School

Skinny: Klahowya (19-1) remained No. 1 in the state rankings despite losing their first game of the season to Seattle Christian in the district title game. The Eagles draw No. 5 Hoquiam (15-5) in the 1 p.m. game. The 10 game pits No. 3 Montesano (21-2) and Nooksack Valley (8-15).

Note: State rankings from

State brackets: here.

District softball brackets set

And we’re off!

Here’s a look at first round games for the Class 4A, 3A, 2A and 1A WCD tournaments as well as 3A SeaKing.

Speaking of the SeaKing, let’s start there with Bainbridge taking on Ballard in the district semifinal Thursday at Southwest Athletic Complex at 7 p.m. The winner will play West Seattle/Lake Washington winner Friday at 7 p.m. in the title game.

South Kitsap (8-10) takes on Rogers of Puyallup (14-8) at the 4A West Central at 1 p.m. Friday at the Kent Service Club Ballfields.

In the 3A West Central/Southwest, Central Kitsap (15-5) takes on Sumner (6-11) Friday at noon at Sprinker Recreation Center in Spanaway.

At the 2A West Central at Sprinker, Kingston (8-6) takes on Orting (14-5) at 10 a.m., Bremerton (5-11) faces White River (19-1), also at 10 a.m., and Olympic (14-4) plays Lindbergh (8-11) at noon. Port Angeles plays River Ridge and Sequim (13-5) faces Steilacoom (9-10) at 10 a.m.

And in the 1A West Central, also at Sprinker, Klahowya (11-7) is in a loser-out game against Cascade Christian at 6 p.m.