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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.

All-Olympic League golf team appears

Boys MVP- Jack Shea (SQHS)
1st team All-league- Aaron Holliday (KSS), Mason Jackson (PAHS), Travis Priest (SQHS), Alex Atwell (PAHS), Zack Glover (PTHS), CJ Lagat (OHS)

Girls MVP- Alex McMenamin (SQHS)
1st team All-league- Ellie Wolfe (OHS), McKenna Kendall (KSS), Sarah Shea (SQHS), Brianna Kettel (SQHS), Tucker Alexander (BHS), Kindra Smith (KHS)

Boy’s Coach of the Year- Mark Mitrovich (PAHS) and Mitch Black (CHS)
Girl’s Coach of the Year- Ivaly Alexander (BHS) and Gary Kettel (SQHS)

Team Sportsmanship (boys)-Port Angeles
Team Sportsmanship (girls)- Sequim

4A, 3A baseball finals move to Bellingham, UW

Our friends over at the TNT have the why.

Here’s the release from the WIAA:

RENTON, Wash. (May 21, 2015) – The WIAA Executive Board made the decision to move the 2015 3A State Baseball Championship to Husky Ballpark at the University of Washington and the 4A State Baseball Championship to Joe Martin Stadium in Bellingham due to unusable field conditions at Gesa Stadium in Pasco.

The game times for the Championships will be the same at both facilities. On Friday, May 29, the first game is slated for a 4 p.m. start with the second game scheduled at 7 p.m. Saturday’s schedule will begin with the third-fourth-place game at 1 p.m. and the Championship game following at 4 p.m.

Ticket prices will remain the same, $9 for adults and $7 for students and senior citizens.

The locations and times for the regional games scheduled for Saturday, May 23 are unaffected and will be played as scheduled. For additional information, please visit the WIAA website.

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.


Updated: State matchups for baseball, boys soccer

Here are the first-round state matchups for West Sound baseball and boys soccer teams:

(Link to complete brackets)


Class 4A

South Kitsap vs. Skyview at Everett Memorial Stadium, Saturday, 1 p.m.

Class 3A

Central Kitsap vs. Eastside Catholic at Yelm High School, Saturday, 1 p.m.

Bainbridge vs. Ferndale at Dream Field (Mt. Vernon), Saturday, 10 a.m.

Class 2A

North Kitsap vs. Cedar Crest at Wheeler Field (Centralia), Saturday, 10 a.m.

Sequim vs. Squalicum at Joe Martin Stadium (Bellingham), Saturday, 10 a.m.

Class 1A

Klahowya vs. Hoquiam at Castle Rock High School, Saturday, 1 p.m.


Class 3A

Central Kitsap vs. Lakeside at Silverdale Stadium, Tuesday, 7 p.m.

Bainbridge vs. Glacier Peak, at Snohomish High, Wednesday, 6 p.m..

Class 2A

North Kitsap vs. Shorecrest at Vikings Stadium, Wednesday, 7 p.m..

Kingston vs. Hockinson at Ridgefield HS, Tuesday, 7 p.m.

Class 1A

Klahowya vs. La Center at Kalama HS, Tuesday, 7 p.m.

Boys Soccer: Regular season scoring leaders

Central Kitsap junior Jaeger Skifstad led all West Sound boys soccer players in scoring this spring with 19 goals and six assists (44 points).

Here is a list of leading scorers. Totals reflect regular season only.

Boys Soccer
Scoring leaders
Name, school    Goals    Assists    Points
Jaeger Skifstad, CK    19    6    44
Jacob Sargent, Klah    13    5    31
Logan Beachy, CK    12    7    31
Tim Schneider, PA    13    3    29
Nik Motherall, CK    10    8    28
Derek Carpenter, Klah    9    7    25
Tom Zimpel, Brem    10    2    22
Austin Sargent, Klah    8    4    20
Cameron Chase, Seq    8    4    20
Brady Pierce, NK    8    3    19
Jovi Hernandez, King    7    4    18
Jack Cooper, Klah    6    5    17
Alex Hernandez, King        7    2    16
Miki Andrus, PA    7    2    16
Glodi Kingcombe, Bain    6    4    16
Gerrit Mahling, Bain    7    1    15
Keegan Grellner, Klah    6    2    14
Spencer Stuart, Brem    5    4    14
Reese Newman, NK    6    1    13
Sami Klopp, NK    4    5    13
Isaiah Roland, CK    2    9    13
Thomas Winfield, Seq    6    0     12
Ryan Nelson, NK    5    2    12
Sam Stickney, NK    5    2    12
Brady Vernik, King    5    2    12
Adrian Espinosa, Seq    3    6    12
Casey Sargent, Klah    5    1    11
Tim Styrlund, Brem    4    3    11
Angel Rivero, PA    4    3    11
Alex Barrett, King    3    5    11
Alex Moran, King    3    5    11
Eli Berg, Seq    2    7    11
Ian Lanfear, King    5    0    10
Grayson Peet, PA    4    2    10
Joey Meyer, NK    3    4    10
Isaiah Wright, CK    3    4    10