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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


Crystal Ball: North Kitsap vs. Black Hills football

Friday, September 19th, 2014

Here are a few things to look out for during tonight’s Kitsap Sun Game of the Week between North Kitsap and Black Hills in Poulsbo.

  • Since this is North Kitsap’s final non-league game, look for the Vikings open things up on offense, mixing the run and the pass. There is no reason to play conservative at home. It will be interesting to see if North Kitsap, which earned a No. 7 ranking among Class 3A teams by the Associated Pres this week, comes out a little tight/nervous.
  • I’ve got a gut feeling the Vikings use the onside kick tonight. Coach Jeff Weible always tries to keep the other team on its toes and he’s used the surprise onside kick before. Again, it’s a non-league game, so let’s see some tricks in the bag
  • My pick is North Kitsap 28, Black Hills 20. I think this game is close and the Vikings pull it out in the fourth quarter. Wouldn’t be surprised if Black Hills led early, but North Kitsap gets it done at home..

Week 3 of the Fearless Football Forecast

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

This week’s guest picker is Total Package basketball director Craig Murray. Last weeks’ guest picker, D.J. Sigurdson, was 7-7.

This week John Becerra Jr. Jeff Graham Nathan Joyce Chuck Stark Annette Griffus Craig Murray Terry Mosher George Edgar
Black Hills at North Kitsap N.Kitsap N.Kitsap N.Kitsap N.Kitsap N.Kitsap N.Kitsap N.Kitsap N.Kitsap
Bremerton at Olympic Bremerton Olympic Olympic Bremerton Bremerton Olympic Olympic Olympic
C. Kitsap at Mount Tahoma M.Tahoma C.Kitsap C.Kitsap M.Tahoma M.Tahoma C.Kitsap C.Kitsap C.Kitsap
Everett at Bainbridge Everett Bainbridge Bainbridge Everett Everett Bainbridge Bainbridge Bainbridge
Kingston at Sequim Kingston Kingston Sequim Sequim Sequim Kingston Sequim Sequim
Klahowya at Port Townsend Klahowya Klahowya P.Townsend P.Townsend P.Townsend P.Townsend P.Townsend P.Townsend
Olympia at South Kitsap Olympia Olympia Olympia Olympia Olympia S.Kitsap Olympia S.Kitsap
Port Angeles at North Mason P.Angeles N.Mason N.Mason N.Mason N.Mason N.Mason P.Angeles N.Mason
Chimacum at Coupeville Coupeville Coupeville Coupeville Chimacum Chimacum Chimacum Coupeville Coupeville
Oregon at Washington St. Oregon Oregon Oregon Oregon Oregon Oregon Oregon Oregon
Georgia St. at Washington Washington Washington Washington Washington Washington Washington Washington Washington
Broncos at Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks
Last week: 8–6 8–6 9–5 8–6 8–6 7–7 8–6 6–8
Season: 17-8 (.680) 16-9 (.640) 16-9 (.640) 16-9 (.640) 16-9 (.640) 15-10 (.600) 15-10 (.600) 14-11 (.560)

North Kitsap ranked No. 7 in lastest football poll

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

North Kitsap’s road win over the No. 6 team in the state (for 2A teams) moved them into the Associated Press poll, released Wednesday.
NK (2-0) checks in at No. 7.
The Vikings are the only West Sound team ranked.

Class 4A
1. Bothell (13) 2-0 148
2. Skyline (2) 2-0 126
3. Camas 2-0 119
4. Union 2-0 100
5. Graham-Kapowsin 2-0 84
6. Gonzaga Prep 2-0 80
7. Chiawana 1-1 72
8. Lake Stevens 1-1 21
9. Gig Harbor 2-0 17
10. Kentwood 2-0 13
Others receiving 6 or more points: 11, Olympia 12. 12, Federal Way 9.

Class 3A
1. Bellevue (15) 2-0 150
2. O’Dea 2-0 131
3. Marysville-Pilchuck 2-0 116
4. Shadle Park 2-0 100
5. Eastside Catholic 1-1 83
6. Lakes 2-0 73
7. Mt. Spokane 2-0 64
8. Columbia River 2-0 45
9. Glacier Peak 2-0 35
10. Lincoln 2-0 17
Others receiving 6 or more points: None.

Class 2A
1. Lynden (16) 2-0 160
2. Tumwater 2-0 136
3. Ellensburg 2-0 128
4. Prosser 2-0 120
5. Hockinson 2-0 88
6. Liberty (Renton) 2-0 76
7. North Kitsap 2-0 26
8. Sedro-Woolley 2-0 23
9. Ephrata 1-1 22
10. Lindbergh 1-1 19
Others receiving 6 or more points: 11, Centralia 15. 12, W. F. West 12. 13, Squalicum 11. 14, Othello 10. 15, White River 8. 15, Woodland 8. 15, East Valley (Spokane) 8.

Class 1A
1. Freeman (14) 2-0 140
2. Cascade Christian 2-0 121
3. Royal 2-0 116
4. Tenino 2-0 87
5. Zillah 2-0 80
6. Cashmere 1-1 33
7. Meridian 1-1 28
8. Mount Baker 1-1 27
(tie)Nooksack Valley 2-0 27
10. Lynden Christian 2-0 22
Others receiving 6 or more points: 11, Eatonville 19. 12, King’s 16. 13, Colville 14. 14, Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) 11. 15, La Center 10.

Class 2B
1. Lind-Ritzville Sprague (9) 2-0 133
2. Napavine (4) 2-0 129
3. Colfax 2-0 104
4. Waitsburg-Prescott 2-0 87
5. Toledo 2-0 77
6. Adna 2-0 75
7. Raymond 2-0 50
8. Reardan 2-0 40
9. Okanogan (1) 2-0 21
(tie)Morton(White Pass) 1-1 21
Others receiving 6 or more points: 11, North Beach 14. 12, White Swan 8. 13, LaConner 7.

Class 1B
1. Neah Bay (10) 2-0 127
2. Touchet (1) 2-0 115
3. Liberty Christian (2) 2-0 109
4. Colton 2-0 69
5. Lummi 0-2 43


Football coaches need short memories

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

On the same night North Kitsap football coach Jeff Weible celebrated his team’s 28-7 road victory over No. 7 W.F. West, South Kitsap football coach Eric Canton wanted to erase the thought of his team’s 43-0 mauling at home against Peninsula.

Both coaches will put those Week 2 games in the mental scrapbook Saturday when they turned their attention toward another week of practice, another opponent. Win or lose, there are more games to be played.

So how is it looking for West Sound teams after two weeks? Let’s take stock:

–Central Kitsap still hasn’t found the end zone after losing 7-6 to Olympic in the Battle of Bucklin Hill. That’s just shocking for a team with no shortage of experienced skill players. I mean, the Cougars managed only three points against the same South Kitsap team that allowed Peninsula to run all over Joe Knowles Field. Seven turnovers in two games has something to do with the Cougars’ scoring woes, but so does the lack of a running game. Central Kitsap needs some offensive linemen to step up and quick.

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Update from under Friday Night Lights

Friday, September 12th, 2014

Olympic 7, Central Kitsap 6 (final)
North Kitsap 28, No.7 WF West 7 (final)
Peninsula 43, South Kitsap 0 (final)
Port Angeles 42, Vashon 8 (final)
Bremerton 35, Klahowya 7 (final)
North Mason 34, Elma 27 (final)
Forks 27, Chimacum 8 (final)
Archbishop Murphy 47, Kingston 7 (final)
Sequim 40, Coupeville 18 (final)
Port Townsend 47, Bellevue Christian 7 (final)


Crystal Ball: South Kitsap vs. Peninsula football

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

I’ve got to admit that a couple weeks ago when I picked the list of 10 must-see local games of 2014, I put Peninsula at South Kitsap in Week 2 on the list and picked Peninsula to win 31-28. I did reserve the right to change picks as the season progressed.

When it came time to pick all the Week 2 winners this week, I thought for sure I’d previously picked South Kitsap to beat Peninsula. So now I’m on record for pick BOTH Peninsula and South Kitsap to win. Pretty smart, huh?

Honestly, I think South Kitsap can win, but I’m guessing the Wolves might need to score 31 points to do so. Peninsula lost by a hair 30-29 to Gig Harbor in the Fish Bowl in Week 1, so you know the Seahawks are going to want to get in the win column this week to avoid an 0-2 start. South Kitsap, which beat Central Kitsap 21-3 in its opener, last started a season 2-0 in 2012.

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Week 2 of the Fearless Football Forecast

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

This week’s guest picker is former South Kitsap coach D.J. Sigurdson. Last week’s guest picker, Beth Donnelly was 8-3.

This week John Becerra Jr. Jeff Graham George Edgar D.J. Sigurdson Chuck Stark Nathan Joyce Terry Mosher Annette Griffus
Central Kitsap at Olympic C.Kitsap C.Kitsap C.Kitsap C.Kitsap C.Kitsap C.Kitsap C.Kitsap C.Kitsap
Peninsula at South Kitsap S.Kitsap S.Kitsap S.Kitsap S.Kitsap S.Kitsap S.Kitsap S.Kitsap S.Kitsap
North Kitsap at WF West N.Kitsap N.Kitsap WF West N.Kitsap N.Kitsap N.Kitsap WF West N.Kitsap
Klahowya at Bremerton Klahowya Bremerton Bremerton Bremerton Bremerton Bremerton Bremerton Bremerton
Bainbridge at Cleveland Bainbridge Bainbridge Bainbridge Bainbridge Bainbridge Bainbridge Bainbridge Bainbridge
Kingston at ATM ATM ATM ATM ATM ATM ATM ATM ATM
Forks at Chimacum Forks Chimacum Chimacum Chimacum Chimacum Forks Forks Forks
Elma at North Mason N.Mason North Mason Elma N.Mason N.Mason N.Mason N.Mason N.Mason
Sequim at Coupeville Sequim Sequim Coupeville Sequim Coupeville Sequim Sequim Sequim
Port Angeles at Vashon P.Angeles Port Angeles P.Angeles Vashon P.Angeles Port Angeles P.Angeles P.Angeles
P. Townsend at Bellevue Christian B.Christian B.Christian P.Townsend B.Christian P.Townsend B.Christian B.Christian B.Christian
Portland St. at Washington St. WSU WSU WSU WSU WSU WSU WSU WSU
Illinois at Washington Washington Washington Washington Washington Washington Washington Washington Washington
Seahawks at Chargers Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks
Last week: 9–2 8–3 8–3 8–3 8–3 7–4 7–4 6–5
Season: 9-2 (.818) 8-3 (.727) 8-3 (.727) 8-3 (.727) 8-3 (.727) 7-4 (.636) 7-4 (.636) 6-5 (.545)

No locals earn a spot in Associated Press state poll

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

No locals mentioned in this week’s Associated Press state football poll. North Kitsap’s opponent this week, WF West, slips from sixth to seventh after beating Kingston 27-14.

Class 4A
1. Bothell (14) 1-0 146
2. Skyline (1) 1-0 120
3. Camas 1-0 115
4. Union 1-0 103
5. Graham-Kapowsin 1-0 79
(tie) Gonzaga Prep 1-0 79
7. Chiawana 0-1 68
8. Federal Way 0-1 50
9. Lake Stevens 1-0 40
10. Olympia 1-0 8
Others receiving 6 or more points: None.

Class 3A
1. Bellevue (14) 1-0 140
2. O’Dea 1-0 116
3. Marysville-Pilchuck 1-0 104
4. Shadle Park 1-0 91
5. Eastside Catholic 0-1 87
6. Lakes 1-0 68
7. Mt. Spokane 1-0 55
8. Columbia River 1-0 37
9. Glacier Peak 1-0 29
10. Lincoln 1-0 12
Others receiving 6 or more points: 11, Peninsula 9. 11, Oak Harbor 9.

Class 2A
1. Lynden (15) 1-0 150
2. Tumwater 1-0 133
3. Ellensburg 1-0 117
4. Prosser 1-0 110
5. Lindbergh 1-0 63
6. Othello 1-0 59
7. W. F. West 1-0 56
8. Hockinson 1-0 55
9. Liberty (Renton) 1-0 41
10. East Valley (Spokane) 1-0 9
Others receiving 6 or more points: 11, Sedro-Woolley 7. 11, Mark Morris 7.

Class 1A
1. Freeman (13) 1-0 130
2. Cascade Christian 1-0 117
3. Royal 1-0 104
4. Tenino 1-0 73
5. King’s 0-1 64
6. LaCenter 0-1 54
7. Zillah 1-0 34
8. Meridian 1-0 28
(tie) Montesano 0-1 28
10. Connell 0-1 19
Others receiving 6 or more points: 11, Mount Baker 14. 12, Lynden Christian 13. 13, Cashmere 9. 14, Eatonville 8.

Class 2B
1. Lind-Ritzville Sprague (8) 1-0 121
2. Napavine (3) 1-0 111
3. Colfax 1-0 82
(tie) Waitsburg-Prescott (1) 1-0 82
5. Toledo 1-0 71
6. Adna 1-0 64
7. Raymond 1-0 41
8. Reardan 1-0 33
9. White Swan 1-0 14
(tie) Morton White Pass 0-1 14
Others receiving 6 or more points: 11, North Beach 13.

Class 1B
1. Neah Bay (9) 1-0 107
2. Touchet 1-0 95
3. Liberty Christian (2) 1-0 89
4. Lummi 0-1 68
5. Colton 1-0 51


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.

 

 


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