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All-State boys soccer teams revealed

Central Kitsap’s Jaeger Skifstad, Kingston’s Alex Worland and Klahowya’s Jake Sargent and Paul Powell were named to the Washington State Soccer Coaches Association All-State first team this week.

Skifstad, the Kitsap Sun boys soccer player of the year, made the Class 3A first team at forward. Other Central Kitsap players making the cut were midfielder Logan Beachy (second team), goalkeeper Lewis Watson (second team) and Alex Klussmann (honorable mention).

Joining Worland, a goalkeeper, as Class 2A honorees were Kingston midfielder Alex Hernandez (second team) and defender Leo Hernandez (honorable mention).

Joining Sargent, a midfielder, and Powell, a defender, as Class 1A honorees was Klahowya goalkeeper Kasey Trask (second team).

WSSCA All-State 2015 Spring Soccer Teams

*Coaches-poll, as voted on by Washington State Soccer Coaches Association members.

Class 4A

MVP – Blake Crutchfield, Midfield – Snohomish Coach of the Year – Dan Pingrey – Snohomish

First Team

Forwards – Bennett Lehner, Jr. Camas; Burke Fahling, Jr. Inglemoor; Logan Wood, Sr. Tahoma; JD Hauenstein, Jr. Central Valley; Giovanny Soto, Sr. Wenatchee.

Midfielders – Blake Crutchfield, Sr. Snohomish; Trevor Lee, Jr. Puyallup; Emilio Meraz- Rodriguez, Sr. Pasco; Cameron Eyman, Sr. Camas.

Defenders – Nick Morgan, Sr. Skyline; Connor Thompson, Sr. Bellarmine Prep; Gabe Grabowski, Sr. Central Valley; Gus Baxter, Sr. Snohomish.

Goal Keeper – Grant Alcorn, Sr. Union.

Second Team

Forwards – Jesus Meraz-Rodriguez, Soph. Pasco; Ike Northstrom, Sr. Gig Harbor; Tino Lopez- Slish, Sr. Mt. Rainier; Hector Magana, Jr. Pasco.

Midfielders – Edwin Brown, Sr. Gig Harbor; Neil Boyal, Jr. Olympia; Chris Trussel, Sr. Wenatchee; Cris Garfias, Soph. Tahoma.

Defenders – Connor Herriford, Sr. Puyallup; Nick Hall, Jr. Thomas Jefferson; Chris Sutton, Sr. Olympia; Oswal Lopez, Jr. Pasco.

Goal Keeper – Scott Leathley, Sr. Tahoma.

Honorable Mention

Forwards – Terry Cox, Sr. Ferris; Kristian Barney, Sr. Snohomish.
Midfielders – Alex McNeil Sr. Lewis and Clark; Pablo Gallo Arias, Sr. Redmond; Nathan Grinalds

Jr. Central Valley; Joel Jacobson, Sr. Gig Harbor; Rio Alcorta, Sr. Inglemoor. Defenders – Lucas Ulmer, Sr. Camas; Rehn Reiley, Sr. Moses Lake; Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sr.

Inglemoor.
Goal Keeper – Jake Johnston, Sr. Puyallup.

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All-Olympic League 2A and 1A teams appear

All-Olympic League 2A
MVP—Alex Worland, GK, sr., Kingston.
Coach of year—Chris Saari, Port Angeles
First team—NK, Brady Pierce, sr., F; Ethan Schmitt, jr., D; Deondre Sluys, so., MF. King, Leo Hernandez, jr., MF; Alex Hernandez, jr., center. PA, Tim Schneider, sr., MF; Angel Rivero, sr., MF; Seq, Eli Berg, sr., MF. Brem, Spencer Stuart, jr., MF. Oly, Makaleb McInnis, sr., D. NM, Nick Sebastian, sr., CD.
Second team—NK, Will Thompson, jr., D; Sami Klopp, jr., MF; Zack Klopp, sr., MF. King, Jovi Hernandez, jr., CF; Brady Vernick, so., MF. PA, Miki Andrus, sr., F; Vincent Ioffrida, sr., D. Seq, Cameron Chase, jr., MF/F. Brem, Tom Zimpel, sr., F. Oly, Sedric Brandon, sr., F. NM, Austen Bullion, jr., F.
All-Olympic League 1A
MVP—Paul Powell, D, sr., Klahowya
Coach of year—Jeff Quinn, Klahowya
First team—Klahowya, Kasey Trask, sr., GK; Keegan Grellner, jr., MF; Austin Sargent, sr., MF; Jake Sargent, so., F. PT, Sean Dwyer, sr., GK; Beshir Little, jr., MF. Coup, Abraham Leyva Elenes, jr. MF; William Nelson, fr., MF; Tanner Kircher, jr., D. Chim, Carter McCleary, so., MF; Marcus Kiedrowski, jr., GK.

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)

Baseball

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.

Soccer

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

Reclassification cycle changing to four years instead of two

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association’s Representative Assembly passed nine amendments, including a significant change to the current two-year reclassification cycle.

The classification cycle amendment (Rule 4.1.0) is changing from every two years to every four years according to a press release from the WIAA on Friday. A school can appeal its classification after two years. A school can appeal due to significant decrease in enrollment, declining enrollment, an opening of a new school or unforeseen circumstances.

The current cycle is completing its first year this spring. The next reclassification cycle would be for the 2016-17 school year. That’s when the four-year cycle would begin.

The other three amendments that passed that deal strictly with high school sports were Rule 17.5.8D which now allows an athlete who is invited to participate in a national championship event the opportunity to be coached by their high school coach.

Rule 18.23.3 allows a high school student, who is not represented by a high school, to compete against a college team and maintain their amateur status. Rule 65.3.3 also gives 1B schools the choice for varsity volleyball matches to chose the number of games they play, best two-of-three, three-of-five and five-of five.

For a list of all amendments, you can click here. You can also find a podcast of the RA meeting here.

 

Boys Soccer: Playoff picture is shaping up

With a week left in the regular season, here’s how the playoffs races are stacking up for boys soccer:

Narrows League 4A

Playoff spots available into Class 4A West Central District tournament: 3

The skinny: South Kitsap (3-4-3, 2-3-3, 9 points) entered Friday’s game against Timberline in fifth place, well behind Gig Harbor (25 points), Bellarmine (20 points) and Olympia (17 points). The Wolves likely need to win out to have any shot at the playoffs. More likely SK is going to miss the postseason for the second consecutive year.

Narrows League 3A

Playoff spots available into Class 3A West Central/Southwest bi-district tournament: 5

The skinny: Central Kitsap (10-2-1, 10-0-1, 31 points) leads the league and has a two-point lead over second-place Capital (29 points) with three games left. CK and Capital play on Tuesday at Ingersoll Stadium in Olympia in a game that likely determines the league title. A victory would pretty much sew up the title for CK, while a tie doesn’t really hurt them. If CK gets the No. 1 seed out of league, the Cougars would play in a winner-to-state game against the SPSL 3A champion May 14 at Stadium HS at 7 p.m.

Olympic League 2A

Playoff spots available into Class 2A West Central District tournament: 4

The skinny: The top four teams have pretty much been determined, it’s all down to placing at this point. First-place Kingston (10-3-0, 8-1-0, 24 points) has a one point lead on North Kitsap (10-2-1, 8-1-0, 23 points) since NK has one shootout victory (worth 2 points instead of 3). Third-place Port Angeles (9-5-0, 6-4, 19 points) has a one point lead on Sequim (7-5-2, 6-4-0, 18 points) since PA has a shootout loss (worth 1 point). Kingston and North Kitsap play Wednesday in Poulsbo at 6:45 p.m. Winner likely wins the league. No. 1 seed out of league plays the Seamount 2A champion May 14 in Silverdale in a winner-to-state game at  8 p.m.

Olympic League 1A

Playoff spots available into Class 1A West Central District tournament: 3

The skinny: Klahowya (9-1-2, 2-0-0, 6 points) is by far and away the top team in the league. Port Townsend (3-6-2, 2-1-0) and Coupeville (3-7-0, 2-2-0) will battle it out for second/third and face loser-out district games May 9. Klahowya will get a bye and open district play May 12 at home.

 

North Kitsap soccer loses DeLuna again

North Kitsap boys soccer player Raul DeLuna has left the Vikings for the second time in his career.

This time, it’s for good.

DeLuna, who plays his club soccer at Crossfire Premier, began his senior season at North Kitsap, but he didn’t stay long. A coaching change at Crossfire drew DeLuna back to the club, which doesn’t allow its players to compete simultaneously in high school soccer.

DeLuna led the Vikings in scoring last season, so it’s a significant loss.

North Kitsap head coach Greg St. Peter said his team needed to hit the “reset button” after learning DeLuna would not be returning for the rest of the season.

DeLuna made his mark as a freshman at North Kitsap, but then skipped his sophomore season with training with an academy in Brazil.