It’s early and a lot of good things have already happened for
Kitsap-area high school athletes.
3A Softball: The Bainbridge Spartans are back
in the championship game for the third straight year. The Spartans
beat Kelso 4-2 in the semifinals and will play Juanita for the
state title at 2:30 p.m. at the Regional Athletic Complex in Lacey.
Juanita’s won 9-3, 10-1 and 7-0 so the Rebels will be
3A Tennis: Bainbridge’s Sasha Carter will play
for her third state championship later today, taking on Metro
League rival Natalie Allen of Holy Names in Kennewick. Carter was
the 1A title as a freshman at Annie Wright, sat out her sophomore
year after transferring to Bainbridge, and won the 3A title a year
ago, beating Allen, a good friend and doubles partner in USTA
UPDATE: Bainbridge’s Scott and Matt Alderson lost today and
finished eighth in boys doubles. … Grace Porter and Kate Jameson
will also play for a state title. the Bainbridge duo won 6-3, 3-6,
6-3 over Seattle Prep’s Barbara Ann Carey and Sarah Newman and will
face Mercer Island’s Kelly Crandall/Nora Tan in the championship
2A Tennis: Tracy Landram of Klahowya is back in
the finals for a third straight year at the Nordstrom Tennis
Center on the UW campus. Landram was second as a sophomore,
won the title as a junior and will face Abigail Pellett of
Ellensburg in the finals today. … Luet Le of Interlake came
back to beat North Kitsap’s Zach Fohn 2-6, 7-5, 6-4 in boys
UPDATE: North Kitsap’s Bryanna Bohl and Kelsey Grunigan lost
6-7, 6-2, 6-4 to West Valley’s Ann Phan/Dru Sanchez in the
semifinals and will play for third and fifth.
UPDATE: Landram was able to defend her title with a 6-0, 6-0 win
over Pellett in the finals.
2A softball: Sequim advanced to the state title
game by beating Anacortes 8-7. The Wolves will play Ellensburg at
2:30 for the championship.
Check back later for more updates or go to wiaa.com and check out the
brackets for all sports and classifications.
Later today, Bainbridge plays for the 3A state soccer title and
Chimacum goes for the 1A state baseball title. We’ve also got a
pair of doubles team on the court right now, playing in the state
semifinals. And the state track and field championships are
starting to crank up at Mount Tahoma High School (4A/3A/2A) and in