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North Kitsap boys move up a spot in state poll

The North Kitsap boys debuted at No. 10 last week in the Associated Press state basketball poll. They moved up this week to No. 9. Port Angeles, the only West Sound girls team ranked, is also at No. 9.

Boys
Class 4A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Federal Way (11) 20-0 110 1
2. Curtis 19-1 96 2
3. Cascade (Everett) 18-0 86 3
4. Gonzaga Prep 18-1 79 4
5. Union 17-2 69 5
6. Issaquah 16-3 52 7
7. Bellarmine Prep 17-3 40 8
8. Kentwood 17-3 26 9
9. Lewis and Clark 15-4 18 6
10. Central Valley 15-4 13 10
Others receiving votes: Richland 7. Wenatchee 4. Olympia 3. Kent Meridian 2.

Class 3A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Rainier Beach (7) 15-3 106 2
2. Garfield (3) 17-2 98 1
3. Bellevue (1) 17-1 91 3
4. Auburn Mountainview 18-1 74 T4
5. Peninsula 17-2 57 T4
6. Lincoln 16-3 43 8
7. Edmonds-Woodway 16-2 42 9
8. Cleveland 16-3 38 T6
9. Wilson, Woodrow 15-4 31 T6
10. Shadle Park 14-5 21 10
Others receiving votes: Kamiakin 3. Prairie 1.

Class 2A
School Record Points Last Week
1. River Ridge (3) 17-1 100 2
2. Clarkston (4) 18-1 96 1
3. Lynden (4) 17-1 94 3
4. Squalicum 16-2 73 4
5. Pullman 15-3 68 5
6. Selah 17-2 58 6
7. Mark Morris 15-3 46 7
8. Anacortes 12-6 27 8
9. North Kitsap 15-4 17 10
10. Clover Park 13-4 8 NR
Others receiving votes: Wapato 7. Aberdeen 6. Liberty (Renton) 2. Archbishop Murphy 1. Olympic 1. Tumwater 1.

Class 1A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Lynden Christian (6) 18-1 114 2
(tie)Zillah (6) 17-1 114 1
3. King’s 15-3 91 3
4. King’s Way Christian School 14-2 86 4
5. Vashon Island 15-3 63 T5
6. University Prep 15-2 62 T5
7. Mount Baker 13-6 42 7
8. Seattle Academy 11-3 32 8
9. Freeman 15-3 25 10
10. Overlake School 13-4 14 9
Others receiving votes: Hoquiam 11. Seattle Christian 3. Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) 1. La Salle 1. Medical Lake 1.

Class 2B
School Record Points Last Week
1. Brewster (10) 18-0 100 1
2. Morton-White Pass 17-1 99 2
3. Northwest Christian (Colbert) 18-2 82 4
4. Life Christian Academy 19-2 75 5
5. Ocosta 17-1 64 6
6. Liberty (Spangle) 18-2 56 3
7. Toledo 14-4 39 8
8. Friday Harbor 15-4 34 7
9. Warden 16-3 16 10
10. Napavine 12-5 13 9
Others receiving votes: Okanogan 10. Lake Roosevelt 7. Mabton 6. LaConner 2. Colfax 2.

Class B
School Record Points Last Week
1. Almira Coulee-Hartline (10) 20-0 100 1
2. Seattle Lutheran 17-1 88 2
3. Garfield-Palouse 14-2 76 3
4. Neah Bay 14-2 53 T5
4. Shorewood Christian 14-3 53 4
6. Republic 16-3 48 T5
7. Wellpinit 14-4 32 8
8. Orcas Christian 13-1 30 NR
9. Sunnyside Christian 14-3 23 10
10. Selkirk 15-4 15 9
Others receiving votes: Evergreen Lutheran 14. Liberty Christian 14. Pateros 3. Grace Academy 1.

Girls
Class 4A

School Record Points Last Week
1. Central Valley (11) 19-0 110 1
2. Moses Lake 17-0 99 2
3. Bothell 18-1 84 3
4. Todd Beamer 17-2 76 5
5. Lewis and Clark 15-4 59 4
6. Skyview 15-4 46 6
7. Chiawana 17-2 45 8
8. Camas 14-3 30 7
9. Kentlake 16-4 18 NR
10. Inglemoor 14-4 14 NR
Others receiving votes: Snohomish 9. Woodinville 9. Curtis 3. Kentridge 2. Bellarmine Prep 1.

Class 3A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Lynnwood (9) 18-0 108 1
2. Bellevue (2) 18-0 101 2
3. Arlington 17-0 84 3
4. West Seattle 18-0 80 4
5. Auburn Riverside 19-0 62 6
6. Lincoln 18-1 52 7
7. Blanchet 17-1 50 5
8. Mercer Island 15-2 35 8
9. Wilson, Woodrow 14-4 15 9
10. Prairie 14-3 11 10
Others receiving votes: Glacier Peak 6. Hazen 1.

Class 2A

School Record Points Last Week
1. East Valley (Spokane) (10) 18-2 100 1
2. Burlington-Edison 16-2 86 2
3. Ellensburg 17-2 78 T3
4. Lynden 15-2 73 T3
5. White River 15-3 58 5
6. Archbishop Murphy 12-2 47 6
7. Selah 16-3 43 7
8. Black Hills 15-3 28 9
9. Port Angeles 16-3 14 10
10. Anacortes 11-6 11 NR
Others receiving votes: W. F. West 8. Washougal 1. Mark Morris 1. Olympic 1. Franklin Pierce 1.

Class 1A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Lynden Christian (8) 16-2 97 1
2. La Salle (1) 18-1 76 T2
3. Montesano 17-2 75 T2
4. King’s (1) 15-4 70 4
5. LaCenter 17-1 59 5
6. Mount Baker 15-4 55 6
7. Bellevue Christian 16-2 36 8
8. Granger 16-3 30 7
9. Zillah 15-3 27 9
10. Elma 15-3 12 10
Others receiving votes: Seattle Academy 5. Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) 4. University Prep 4.

Class 2B
School Record Points Last Week
1. Okanogan (9) 15-0 90 1
2. Ilwaco 16-2 77 2
3. Napavine 16-2 71 3
4. Toutle Lake 17-1 66 4
5. Mabton 17-2 54 5
6. Davenport 15-4 41 6
7. LaConner 15-3 38 7
8. Lind-Ritzville Sprague 14-5 22 9
9. Waterville 15-3 12 10
10. Warden 14-4 8 8
10. St. George’s 14-5 8 NR
Others receiving votes: Raymond 6. Adna 1. Colfax 1.

Wrestling Postseason: Tournament schedule

Postseason wrestling is just around the corner with league and sub-regional tournaments kicking off Friday and Saturday.

Here’s where West Sound’s wrestling teams will be competing.

South Kitsap and Central Kitsap are competing in the Narrows League 4A and 3A tournaments at Foss High School. Wrestling begins at 5 p.m. on Friday and 9:30 a.m. on Saturday. The top four wrestlers in each weight class advance to regionals.

Bainbridge will be at the Metro League (3A) tournament Friday (5 p.m.) and Saturday (10 a.m.) at Eastside Catholic High School. The top eight wrestlers advance to regionals.

The Olympic League 2A teams (Bremerton, Olympic, North Kitsap, Kingston, North Mason, Sequim and Port Angeles are at the sub-regional tournament at Olympic High School on Saturday. Wrestling begins at 10 a.m. The top four wrestlers advance to regionals.

Klahowya, Port Townsend and Chimacum are at the 1A sub-regional tournament at Vashon High School on Saturday. Wrestling begins at 10 a.m. The top four wrestlers advance to regionals.

For girls, Olympic League wrestlers compete at Decatur High School (Friday 5 p.m./Saturday 10:30 a.m.) and Narrows League wrestlers compete at Auburn Riverside High School (Friday 5 p.m./Saturday 10:30 a.m.). The top five wrestlers in each weight class advance to regionals.

SK’s Macabitas top seed in WCD 4A swimming this weekend

South Kitsap juniors Dylan Macabitas and Jason Gleason are both eyeing district titles later this week.

Macabitas is seeded first in the 100-yard backstroke in 54.30 seconds for the West Central District meet, Friday and Saturday at Curtis High School in Tacoma. Macabitas has already qualified for state. He’s also seeded second in the 200 freestyle.

Diver Gleason is seeded second in the 1-meter, and has also qualified for state. The state meet is Feb. 19-20 at KCAC in Federal Way.

The top six times in each event will allocate to state even if a state time isn’t met. Right now, SK’s 200 medley relay and 200 free relays are seeded sixth according to the psych sheets.

 

Potential tiebreaker dates, sites set

The regular season for basketball is done this week. There’s a few potential ties that could come into place in the Olympic League.
If North Kitsap and Olympic are still tied for first place, they will play on Saturday at 6 p.m. at North Mason to decide the top seeds into district.
If the Port Angeles and Olympic girls are tied, they will play Saturday at Sequim at 6 p.m.

Oly girls pitch in for clean up

Sometimes the first thing a visiting team wants to do is get on the bus and head home after a hard-fought game, win or lose.

But for the Olympic girls basketball team, the Trojans saw a need and decided to pitch in. Following their 40-35 win over Kingston in an Olympic League 2A battle Friday night, the Trojans were walking out of the gym post-game when they saw a lone custodian cleaning up the home-side stands, which appeared messier than usual.

The players asked coaching staff if they could help clean up and were given the OK. They dropped their bags and pitched in before heading to the bus for the ride back to Bremerton.

Kudos to the Trojans for stepping up and helping out.

Developing the basketball playoff picture

We’re coming down the stretch of the basketball season. The regular season comes to an end next week.
Let’s take a look at where we are.
Narrows League 4A
Boys: Standings. District bracket.
There are five spots to the district tournament out of this league.
The South Kitsap boys sit in fourth, a half game ahead of Yelm and 1.5 games ahead of Gig Harbor, which the Wolves are at Friday. A win there and SK is in good spot.
Girls: Standings. District bracket.
The SK girls are in a good spot. They’re in fourth, a half game ahead of Timberline and 4.5 games head of Yelm.
Narrows League 3A
Boys: Standings. District bracket.
There are six spots to the district tournament from this league.
The Central Kitsap boys are tied for sixth with Shelton. The Highclimbers play first-place Lincoln on Friday while CK plays last-place Capital. CK ends the season at Mount Tahoma and North Thurston. They’ll likely need a road win to look down a playoff spot.
Girls: Standings. District bracket.
The CK girls are in good shape, sitting in third.
Metro League
Boys: Standings. League bracket.
Girls: Standings. League bracket.
Good news for the Bainbridge boys and girls is every team makes the Metro League Tournament. Bad news is the Spartans are far enough down the standings they’d have to win several loser-out games to make it to districts.
Olympic League 2A
Boys: Standings. District bracket.
There are five spots to district from this league.
The boys playoff sports are all but locked up with North Kitsap, Olympic, Kingston, Bremerton and Port Angeles moving on.
The only question is who will win the league as North Kitsap and Olympic are tied for first.
Girls: Standings. District bracket.
For the girls, most of the spots are locked up. Olympic, Port Angeles, North Kitsap and Kingston are all in a good spot. Bremerton and Sequim and fighting for the last spot, with the Knights holding a 1.5-game lead.
The league title race could be interesting as Olympic and PA have two losses and North Kitsap and Kingston have three.
Olympic League 1A
Three teams make it out of this league.
Boys: Standings. District bracket.
Port Townsend has a firm grip on this league, and Chimacum and Coupeville have a two-game lead in the win column on Klahowya for the other two playoff spots.
Girls: Standings. District bracket.
Coupeville is running away with the girls title. Port Townsend and Klahowya have a game lead on Chimacum for the last spot.
Sea-Tac League
I’ll admit this part is a bit sketchy.
According to this bracket, the top six Sea-Tac League teams have a sub-district. According to these standings, the Crosspoint boys sit in fifth.
As for the girls, the bracket is the same, but the girls according to these standings (which seem a bit incomplete) are sitting eighth.

Olympic, Nisqually joining forces for football league

The four-team Olympic League 1A will join with the four teams in the Nisqually League to make a football-only league in the fall.
Some of the details are still being worked out, but the teams are scheduled to play a seven-game schedule starting in week four. The top two or three teams (depending on the year) will head straight to the Class 1A state tournament.
The Olympic teams are Klahowya, Coupeville, Port Townsend and Chimacum. The Nisqually teams are Cascade Christian, Charles Wright, Bellevue Christian and Vashon Island.
The agreement between leagues is in place for two years.

South Kitsap baseball trio headed to Olympic College

South Kitsap senior baseball players Daniel Tomkiewicz, Jack Shaffer and Alec Johnson will get to begin their collegiate careers together.
The trio of Wolves are headed to Olympic College after recently signing with the Rangers for the 2017 season.
Tomkiewicz pitched 11 2/3 innings and had nine at-bats on the varsity team in 2015.
“We expect Dan to be one of our guys on the mound this spring and be competing in the infield and outfield,” South Kitsap coach Marcus Logue said. “Phenomenal student in the classroom … and an even better human being.”
Johnson served as the No. 2 varsity catcher last season. He’ll compete for time behind the plate this spring and could see time as a pitcher and utility player.
“No one’s more focused and hardworking in the off-season to perform at a high level this spring,” Logue said.
Shaffer, an outfielder, played one varsity game last season and is battling back from an injury.
“He is one of the hardest working guys in our program and a leader,” Logue said. “He has pushed many of our underclassmen this off-season and proves to be an inspiration for our players.”
The signings are a sign of the quality depth in South Kitsap’s baseball program, which captured its fourth state title last spring.
“Every day there is a high level of competition at our practices and meetings,” Logue said. “Dan, Alec and Jack are the type of players that work tirelessly for our program and their teammates.”
A look at South Kitsap’s roster reveals plenty of college-bound talent. Sophomore outfielder Dusty Garcia committed to UW last season, while senior pitcher Lucas Knowles is a preferred walk-on with the Huskies. Other players receiving interest include seniors Tanner Seaton, Hunter Riley, Bryce Wolfe and Austin Hackman, junior Nathaniel Rowan and sophomores Alex Garcia and Drew Worden.