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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.

Kingston’s Smith nearing 100 wins at school

Kingston boys soccer coach Craig Smith said he’s looking to provide his team with some extra motivation this season.

Getting Smith his 100th win at Kingston might do the trick.

Smith, who is in his eighth season coaching the Buccaneers, is getting close to the century mark for victories. His overall mark after Tuesday’s win against Sequim is 92-24-9.

Take a look at Smith’s career at Kingston. It’s pretty impressive.

2008: 13-2-3 (state quarterfinals)

2009: 12-5-0

2010: 13-2-2

2011: 11-2-3

2012: 8-5-4

2013: 15-4-0

2014: 18-3-0 (state quarterfinals)

2015: 2-1-0 (through 3 games)

Girls Soccer: Cook, Doty earn state MVP awards

Klahowya’s McKenzie Cook and Crosspoint’s Desere’e Doty earned most valuable player honors this week as the Washington State Soccer Coaches Association published its all-state girls soccer teams.

Cook earned MVP honors for Class 1A, while Doty was named MVP for 2B/1B.

A complete list of players is listed below. Local players are bolded.

Class 4A

MVP – Kelsey Turnbow, Forward – Central Valley Coach of the Year – Andres Monrroy – Central Valley

First Team

Forwards – Kelsey Turnbow, Soph, Central Valley; Karli White, Sr. Mount Si; Morgan Weaver, Jr. Curtis; Gabriela Pelogi, Sr. Federal Way; Alysha Overland, Sr. Moses Lake.

Midfielders – Jessica Udovich, Sr. Puyallup; Kelli Sullivan, Sr. Skyline; Liz Griffith, Sr. Puyallup; Anyssa DeVera, Jr. Camas.

Defenders – Kaylene Pang, Soph. Issaquah; Megan Spataro, Sr. Olympia; Abbey Porter, Sr. Skyline; Lyrik Fryer, Sr. Issaquah.

Goal Keeper – Lauren Rood, Jr. Camas.

Second Team

Forwards – Samantha Heilman, Jr. Richland; Leahi Manthei, Soph, Gig Harbor; Sophia Chilczuk, Soph. Kentridge; Drew Locknane, Jr. Jackson.

Midfielders – Mia Corbin, Jr. Tahoma; Stephanie Overland, Sr. Moses Lake; Hailey Parker, Sr. South Kitsap; Ally Carrigan, Sr. Kentridge; Annie Hoffman, Sr. Issaquah.

Defenders – Hadyn Gabbert, Sr. Lewis and Clark; Lynnae George, Sr. Jackson; McKenna Stocker, Sr. Central Valley; Mason Minder, Jr. Camas.

Goal Keeper – Elisa Randel, Sr. South Kitsap.

Honorable Mention

Forwards – Amanda Johnston, Sr. Skyline; Alex Sanders, Jr. Union.
Midfielders – Holly Rothering, Jr. Snohomish; Madison Cooley, Jr. Jackson; Riley Allison, Sr.

Camas; Lexsi Manning, Sr. Curtis; Riley Steele Jr West Valley Yakima. Defenders – Tylor Adcock, Jr. Kamiak; Baylee Fontaine, Sr. Wenatchee; Emery Wallerich, Sr.

Gig Harbor; Makenna Wheeler, Sr. Snohomish; Amanda Ellinghaus, Sr. Curtis. Goal Keeper – Sophie Kabel, Jr. Olympia.

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Kitsap doubles up on state soccer championships

Kitsap doesn’t win a lot of state soccer titles, but it won two on Sunday.
Klahowya won the Class 1A title by beating King’s 1-0 in Shoreline.
It matches the 2A title the Eagles won — the first in county history — back in 1999.
The goal they scored was just the sixth King’s had given up this year.

Crosspoint won its second consecutive Class B title, beating Liberty Bell 5-1.

That gives Kitsap four girls state soccer and six overall.