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State football/soccer/volleyball matchups set

Here’s the Class 2A state bracket.
North Kitsap at River Ridge on Saturday at South Sound Stadium in Lacey at 7 p.m.
Olympic hosts Sedro Woolley on Saturday at 7 p.m.

Central Kitsap hosts Marysville-Pilchuck in Class 3A state opening round Tuesday at 7 p.m. (bracket).
North Kitsap hosts Shorecrest in Class 2A state opening round Tuesday at 7 p.m. (bracket)
Klahowya is at King’s on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Class 1A state opening round. (bracket)
The Crosspoint boys and girls play a doubleheader at Interlake in Bellevue (update: these games have been moved to South Kitsap) on Saturday. (Girls bracket, boys bracket).

North Kitsap plays Anacortes Friday at 9 a.m. at the Class 2A state tournament at St. Martin’s in Lacey. NK could face Sequim in their second game. (Bracket)

Week 5 Top Performers

This week’s top performers showed up big time with the pressure on, which is why they are being honored this week. With the playoffs looming, I suspect this will just become harder and harder to chose just three athletes …

Week 5

Matt Becker, Olympic football: The senior threw for 116 yards and was 7 for 7 with two touchdowns and also ran for 157 yards on 10 carries and a touchdown to help lead the seventh-ranked Trojans to a 48-7 win over Sequim.

Grace Smith and Tatiana Tubberville, Central Kitsap swimming: Smith, a junior, and Tubberville, a sophomore, each won Narrows League 3A swimming titles on Friday at Foss High School. Smith won the 100-yard butterfly in 1 minute, 2.48 seconds while Tubberville won the 500 freestyle in 5:37.11. Tubberville was also third in the 100 free.

Kamie Coryell, Bainbridge girls soccer: Coryell, a senior, notched a hat trick against West Seattle Thursday as the Spartans open Metro League tournament play on Oct. 31.

North Kitsap soccer self-reports minor violation

North Kitsap’s girls soccer team could still win the Olympic League 2A regular-season title, but a scheduling violation might prevent the Vikings from accomplishing that goal.

North Kitsap self-reported a violation to the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association last week after it realized the girls soccer team was scheduled to play 17 regular-season games (the WIAA limit is 16).

North Kitsap coach Greg St. Peter, who is in his first season coaching the girls team, said the violation was the result of an innocent mistake.

In past seasons, it has been common practice for North Kitsap to play its junior varsity team against another school’s varsity team (typically Chimacum or Port Townsend) in one non-league game, thereby staying within the 16 regular-season game rule.

That didn’t happen this season.

“I take responsibility,” St. Peter said. “It’s just one of those things that got overlooked.”

It was determined that North Kitsap’s game against Sequim on Tuesday would be cancelled (both schools’ JV teams played instead).

Unable to pick up three points against Sequim, North Kitsap (12-1-0, 7-1-0) finds itself in second place in the standings with 21 points, one point ahead of North Mason (10-3-0, 7-2-0). Olympic (9-2-2, 8-1-0) is first with 23 points.

North Kitsap’s game against Olympic next Tuesday will still likely determine the league championship.

Week 4 Top Performers

We’re getting some pretty strong candidates each week for our Top Performers list. This week was no exception. Without further ado, here are the three honorees…

Week 4

Izaiah Davis, South Kitsap running back: Davis peeled off 259 rushing yards on 39 carries and scored four touchdowns in the Wolves shootout loss to Emerald Ridge on Friday. Davis had TD runs of 3, 2, 3 and 9 and also had a 59-yard run that helped set up his first score.

Bri Duchemin, North Kitsap volleyball: The junior had an outstanding individual effort that helped the Vikings remain perfect in Olympic League 2A play with wins against Port Angeles and North Mason this week. Duchemin had 18 kills against PA and 21 against North Mason.

Ayden Laurion, Crosspoint boys soccer: The sophomore middle defender scored a goal and had two assists as the Warriors went 2-1 this week and clinched a first-round bye in the upcoming Sea-Tac League 1B playoffs as the No. 1 seed.

Week 3 Top Performers

Our Week 3 Top Performers turned out to be a tougher choice, so thank you to all the coaches who submitted their athletes.

This week I’m also posting what some of the area coaches wrote about their nominees. Good stuff here folks. Enjoy.

Week 3

Kira Crane, Klahowya swimming: The sophomore is well on her way to earning her second Ironman status. Crane has five out of the eight state-qualifying times; 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 200 freestyle, 500 freestyle and 200 individual medley.

Claire Henninger, Sequim girls soccer: The Wolves goalkeeper was named team MVP in their scoreless draw with Olympic on Wednesday. Henninger made 10 saves in the first half and 15 in the second half. On one play she came out to block a shot, then blocked a second and finally chased down the ball outside the box to keep Sequim in the game.

Cecilia Teston/Katie Downey, Central Kitsap volleyball: Teston and Downey helped lead the Cougars to victory in two matches this week, both 3-1 wins over Narrows League 3A opponents Lincoln and Capital. Teston finished with 11 aces, 20 digs and 36 assists while Downey had 13 kills, 18 digs and 26 assists.

Who’s who among nominees

Corinne Pierson, Port Townsend swimming: Broke the school record in the 100 butterfly

Kalie Nation, Crosspoint volleyball/soccer: Nation was 19 of 21 serving with five aces, 9 kills and 10 kills in two matches as well as helping the Warriors soccer team to a win.

Katie Campana, Olympic girls soccer: Campana stepped in to play goalie for the first time after an injury to the Trojans starter and also played defender this week. Campana made 10 saves against NK, two saves in a penalty-kick shoot out and also had the game-winning PK against Sequim.

Autumn Johnson, North Kitsap volleyball: In wins over Olympic and Kingston, setter Johnson had 36 assists, 10 digs, 7 kills and was 23 of 24 serving with four aces.

Taylar Clark, Port Angeles girls soccer: Helped lead the Roughriders to a win over Klahowya, their first in 15 seasons, with three goals, including two PKs.

Daryn O’Dell-Dee, Kingston volleyball: O’Dell-Dee had a passing rating of 2.3 with 25 digs, 18 kills and 14 aces as the Buccaneers went 2-1 this week to keep themselves in the hunt for a possible playoff berth.

Matt Becker, Olympic football: The quarterback for the seventh-ranked Trojans was 13 of 19 for 138 yards and scored five touchdowns (two rushing) in their win over Kingston.

Riley Cowan, Sequim football: The freshman quarterback passed for four TDs and was 17 of 28 for 284 yards in the Wolves victory over North Mason.

Girls Soccer: Thoughts at the mid-way point

Since we’ve almost reached the midway point in the regular season for girls soccer, here’s a look at how West Sound teams are faring heading into the second half:

Narrows League 4A

South Kitsap (3-4-0, 3-3-0) sits in fourth place with nine points, trailing Gig Harbor (18), Bellarmine Prep (15) and Stadium (12). There are only three district playoff spots available this year, so the Wolves have some work to do. A rematch with Stadium on Oct. 23 at home — SK lost the first game 3-1 — could turn out to be must-win for the Wolves.

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Top performers of the week

It’s the second edition of our Top Performers of the week and we’re starting to get some nominations rolling in. Keep it up!

Kamie Coryell, Bainbridge soccer: Coryell did her part in controlling the tempo of games and created numerous opportunities for the Spartans this week as she had two goals and an assist in back-to-back wins for Bainbridge.

Claudia Velie, Kingston swimming: The freshman standout already has three school records (50 free, 100 free and 400 free relay) and has also posted state qualifying times in the 100 breaststroke, 100 freestyle and 200 IM.

Sam Henden, North Kitsap football: The junior running back had three touchdowns and ran for 164 yards on 11 carries in the Vikings’ win over North Mason.

Central Kitsap soccer team bus vandalized with urine

Central Kitsap’s girls soccer coach Vicky Webb called it the great urine caper.

Following Central Kitsap’s road game against Capital at Ingersoll Stadium in Olympia on Thursday, the Cougars returned to the team bus to discover someone had thrown a McDonald’s cup filled with urine inside the middle of the bus. Much of the urine soaked into a player’s backpack, which contained school books and a homecoming dress.

“It looked like somebody stood on somebody’s shoulders and opened the window,” Webb said. “It was on the floor, the seat. It was absolutely disgusting.”

The incident was reported to a Capital school official and a report was eventually filed with the Olympia Police Department.

Central Kitsap’s game with Capital ended in a 1-1 tie, leaving the two teams tied atop the Narrows League 3A standings. Webb called the game physical, but doesn’t believe the outcome would have prompted somebody to vandalize her team’s bus. She also hopes the incident doesn’t lead to further problems down the road between the two schools. Central Kitsap is hosting Capital for its homecoming game Friday night at 7:30 p.m. at Silverdale Stadium.

“Sometimes people do stupid things,” Webb said. “It makes everybody look bad.”