Category Archives: Tennis

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.


Oly boys tennis tourney next week

The Olympic League boys tennis championships is Wednesday and Thursday. The tournament at North Kitsap begins at 8 a.m. The seeding meeting for coaches is Monday.
Olympic’s Tye Loan is 13-0 in match play, having lost just seven games all year. He is the early favorite to win the singles title, move on to district and make a strong run at the 2A state title in the spring.
“He’s looking good,” Oly coach Steve Lutz said. “Tye Loan will be my No. 1.”
North Kitsap (9-2) trails Sequim (10-2) in the team standings by a half-game. The Vikings are one of the deeper teams headed to the playoffs. NK coach Jay DeVries is pleased with how well his No. 1 doubles team, Nicky Butler and Josh Benson (13-0) are playing. DeVries said they could make a strong push toward a state title as well.
“They might be the best doubles team I’ve ever had,” he said. “These two are the best. They’re solid. It will be fun to see what they can do.”


Things heating up on the tennis courts

Here’s some girls tennis news that’s worth noting on a day when the temperatures approached (or surpassed?) 80 degrees. Olympic beat Port Angeles 6-1, but the Roughriders made the Trojans work for it.

Olympic’s Sofia Larson overcame heat stroke at No. 3 singles to beat Lydia Cornelson 6-1, 5-7, 10-6. And at No. 1 doubles, Ally Galeski and Mia Harris of Olympic overcame a 4-1 deficit in the third set to beat PA’s McKenna Thompson/Hannah Little 2-6, 6-3, 6-4. The match lasted three and a half hours and it’s the second time those doubles teams played over three hours this year.

With temperatures expected to remain high the rest of this week, let’s hope our local athletes can handle the heat before more manageable spring temps return.


Tennis: CK/SK Invite Saturday

The Central Kitsap/South Kitsap boys tennis invitational is Saturday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at South Kitsap.

Participating schools include Bonney Lake, CK, Enumclaw, Gig Harbor, Kingston, SK, Sumner and Timberline. The invite is a flights tournament (players face each other in a series of matches not single elimination) of two singles and four doubles, with a team championship as well as individual medal winners.

Klahowya’s Landram wins third tennis title

Klahowya’s Tracy Landram beat Anna Lefebvre of Burlington-Edison 6-0, 6-1, in the Class 2A state singles championship at the Nordstrom Tennis Center on the campus of the University of Washington Saturday.

It’s Landram’s third-straight title. Landram, with a large cheering section rooting her on, also beat Bellingham’s Bella Hoyos in the semi-finals, 6-1, 6-0. Landram won 17 straight games after dropping her opening game against Hoyos. Lefebvre won the opening game of the second set before Landram won the next six to claim the championship.

Landram will play next year for the Air Force Academy.

Also, North Kitsap’s Zach Fohn played in the fourth/seventh trophy match. We’ll update as soon as we have a final.

Championship Saturday: Who will bring home the big trophy?

Kitsap’s high school athletes have a chance to make a statement at the state level on Saturday.

The following are all playing for championships today:


Central Kitsap vs. Skyline (Issaquah) at 4 p.m. at Sparks Stadium, Puyallup


Bainbridge vs. Mercer Island in an all-Islander final at 2 p.m. at Sparks Stadium, Puyallup


Tracy Landram, Klahowya: Won her semifinal match today at the UW and is playing for her third straight 2A singles title as this is being typed. Anna Lefevbre of Burlington-Edison is Landram’s opponent.


Bainbridge’s doubles team of Matt Alderson and Jacob Christensen advanced to the finals with a win in the semis earlier today in the Tri-Cities. They will play Mitchell Thorp and Jamie Thorp of Kennedy for the title.


North Kitsap hurdler Reagan Colyer and North Mason hurdler CJ Allen will be going for their second titles today at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma. They run the 300 hurdles today … In Cheney, Crosspoint’s Grace Garguile will be favored to defender her 400 title at the 2B meet and she’s also a threat to win the 200. … And don’t be surprised is some other make it to the top of the podium. Olympic sophomore Zach Smith was the top qualifier in the 2A boys 100 on Friday.

Go to to follow the CK and Bainbridge boys soccer teams on a live blog.

State track and tennis results are also available at

And, of course, you will be able to read all about  our local athletes later this evening online at or you can wait until tomorrow morning and read the paper.

Also, don’t forget to check out our photo galleries online.

Enjoy the weekend. It’s shaping up to be a memorable one for a lot of Kitsap athletes.



State tennis: Klahowya’s Landram into semifinals

Klahowya’s Tracy Landram, the two-time defending state champion, won both of her matches at the Class 2A state tennis tournament and will play in the semifinals Saturday at the Nordstrom Tennis Center at the University of Washington.

Landram, a senior who is headed to play at the Air Force Academy next year, beat Ashley Bond, 6-0, 6-0 and Isabelle Long of Interlake. A score was unavailable from that match. Landram will play Bella Hoyos of Bellingham Saturday.

North Kitsap’s Zach Fohn won his opening match over Jimmy Do of Black Hills before dropping his quarterfinal match against Luat Le of Interlake. Fohn faces Drew Adams of Clarkston in a loser-out match Friday.

In girls 2A doubles, Lindsey Wicklein and Erica Daniels split their first two matches and are still vying for a trophy. Wicklein and Daniels play Tiara Atchley and Jayme Towne of Hockinson in the consolation bracket Friday. Also, Marilyn Fick and Charlotte Kilborn of Kingston lost both of their matches.

In 3A boys doubles, Bainbridge’s Matt Alderson and Jacob Christensen advanced to the semifinals with wins over Vu and Swain of Highline, 6-2, 6-0; and Jacob Yanello and Joel Richardson of Lakes, 6-2, 6-3. Alderson and Christiansen will play Quinten Dicken and Shane Sandin of Hanford Saturday. Also, Bainbridge’s Keet Curtis and Ben DeVries lost their opening match, 7-5, 6-0 to Dicken and Sandin, and their consolation match against I. Jones and Z. Jones of Columbia River, 0-6, 6-4, 6-2. In girls, Bainbridge’s Kate Jameson and Jordan Ferguson lost their opening match and are playing in a loser-out match Friday.

In the 4A girls singles, South Kitsap’s Kaiyln Skjonsby lost her opening match to Kamiak’s Sally Park and dropped into the consolation bracket. Skjonsby plays Gemma Robinson of Olympia in a loser-out match Friday.

In 4A boys, South’s Dakota Giddings lost to Vincente Veras of Eastlake in his opening match and then lost to Gergo Muller of Stanwood in a loser-out match.

District weekend updates


Kingston’s nine-game winning streak came to an end at Yelm on Saturday. Lynden beat the Bucs 4-3 in the first-round of the Class 2A state tournament. It was the fifth straight year Kingston has advanced to state.

North Kitsap lost to Burlington-Edison by the same score in Bellingham.

Chimacum beat Ridgefield 7-4 and will play Kalama or Cedar Park Christian later for a berth to the 1A state tournament.


Bainbridge 3, Shorewood 2 (Spartans advance to 3A semifinals)

Central Kitsap 1, Issaquah 0 (CK advances to 4A semifinals)


Bainbridge’s girls are playing for a state lacrosse title today against Lake Sammamish at Eastside Catholic near Bellevue.


4A: South Kitsap and Central Kitsap both won to clinnch state berths. They will play each other at 4 p.m. in a seeding game.

2A: North Mason was eliminated; Kingston won its first game but needs to win two more to make it to state.