Category Archives: Volleyball

Crosspoint’s Laurion named All-Sea-Tac volleyball

All-Sea-Tac League 1B
MVP—Katrice Pond, Christian Faith
Coach of the year—Stephanie Pond, Christian Faith
Sportsmanship—Muckleshoot
First team
Samantha Rae, Quilcene; Megan Weller, Quilcene; Carly Ursino, Puget Sound Adventist; Ciera Zimmerman, Christian Faith; Taylor Santee, Christian Faith; Jenai Schwark, Evergreen Lutheran; Emma Laurion, Crosspoint.
Second team
Ricki Lieu, Mount Rainier Lutheran; Allison Jones, Quilcene; Dacey Limon, Christian Faith; Emily Holder, Evergreen Lutheran; Cailyn Cattell, Crosspoint; Emily Hitt, Quilcene; Karina Nizoteva, Puget Sound Adventist; Angel Cucio, Seattle Lutheran.
Third team
Katelyn Luzier, Muckleshoot Tribal; Brooke Plecker, Auburn Adventist; Morgan Abrams, Crosspoint; Katy Graham, Mount Rainier Lutheran; Kari Severeid, Evergreen Lutheran; Abby Turner, Shorewood Christian; Esther Goldberg, Northwest Yeshiva.

Three Cougars sign letter of intent

Central Kitsap had a signing ceremony for three athletes who have landed scholarships.
Hudson Keffer, who second in the Javelin at the Class 4A state track and field meet, signed with Arizona State.
All-Narrows League basketball player Taylor Krouse signed with Holy Names in Oakland.
Volleyball player Lexi Downey signed with Coastal Georgia.
We’ll have more in Friday’s paper.

CK’s Downey named All-Narrows volleyball

Central Kitsap’s Lexie Downey, a senior middle blocker, was named to the All-Narrows League 3A volleyball first team while teammate Katie Thorsen, a junior, was added to the second team.
CK’s Katie Downey, a sophomore setter, and Michayla Strange, senior outside hitter, were named to the honorable mention team.
For the NL 4A, South Kitsap senior Shannon Laupola was named a second team outside hitter and Zoe Conger, a senior, was honorable mention at libero.
Also, Claire Martin of Bremerton, who plays for Bellarmine Prep, was named a first-team middle blocker.

All-Narrows League 4A
MVP—Reghan Pukis, Bellarmine, sr., OH.
Coach of the year—Sue Westering, Gig Habor; Jody DeGroot, Bellarmine
First team—Katelyn Poitras, GH, sr., OH; Natalie Jensen, Bellarmine, sr., S; Claire Martin, Bellarmine, sr., MB; Emily Tate, Timberline, sr., OH; Lauren Sutton, GH, sr., OH; Hannah Adams, Oly, sr., OH; Emily Sutton, GH, sr., S.
Second team—Megan Jacobson, Bellarmine, jr., MB; Molly Emmons, Timberline, sr., MB; Jona Spiller, Oly, sr., L; Peyton Wilson, GH, sr., OH; Mckenzie Schwan, Bellarmine, so., OH; Shannon Laupola, SK, sr., OH.
Honorable mention—Julia Fleener, Oly, jr., S; Brianna Honc, Timberline, sr., L; Chloe Coughlan, Stadium, sr., MB; Zoe Conger, SK, sr., L; Emoni Davis, Yelm, sr., L; Olivia Glagavs, Stadium, jr., L.
All-Narrows League 3A
Coach of the year—Natalie Rhodes
MVP—Rachel Erickson, Capital
First team—Olivia Fairchild, North Thurston; Lexie Downey, Central Kitsap; Sam York, Capital; Leea Jones, Lincoln; Katie Sisson, North Thurston; Marisa Ottesen, Capital.
Second team—Liz Colon, North Thurston; Chloe Jones, Lincoln; Paige Schieferston, Capital; Kailey Losey, North Thurston; Hali Ehresnann, Capital; Katie Thorsen, Central Kitsap; Kiara Buge, Shelton; Alex Porter, North Thurston; Kennedy O’Connor, Shelton; Alana Bates-Carector, Mount Tahoma.
Honorable mention—Angela Stanback, Foss; Marisa Bonner, Wilson; Angie Lazaro, Wilson; Joy Failuaga, Lincoln; Katie Downey, Central Kitsap; Michayla Strange, Central Kitsap.

NK, Klahowya dominate All-Oly volleyball team

North Kitsap’s Sarah Holt repeated as Olympic League MVP.
Klahowya swept the 1A awards.

All-Olympic League
Class 2A Division
MVP—Sarah Holt, sr., North Kitsap.
MVP defense—Emma LeBlanc, sr., Sequim.
Coach of the year—Clay Blackwood, Bremerton
Sportsmanship—Olympic
First team—Briar Perez, sr., MB, North Kitsap; Sierra Adams, jr., OJ, Olympic; Alyse Armstrong, sr., S/OP, Sequim; Mareena Clotfelter, sr., S, North Kitsap; Bri Duchemin, so., OH, North Kitsap; Emily Wallner, sr., S/OP, Sequim.
Second team—Danielle Monzon, so., OH, Olympic; Rima Miochy, jr., OH, Bremerton; Mikaela Shumacker, sr., MB, North Mason; Imani Frogge, so., MB, Olympic; Audree Gormanson, jr., S, Kingston; Rylie Roberts, jr., OH/DS, Sequim.
Honorable mention—North Mason, Quincy Satran, Sydney Garrett. North Kitsap, Molly Lemmon. Bremerton, Asja Jackson, Tucker Alexander. Port Angeles, Emily Jackson, Elizabeth DeFrang. Kingston, Nichole Day. Olympic, Jamie Ninemire.
Class 1A
MVP—Lynzey Schoening, sr., Klahowya.
MVP defense—Cheyenne Stefan, sr. Klahowya.
Coach of the year—Dragan Karadzic, Klahowya.
Sportsmanship—Klahowya
First team—Alyssa Hamilton, sr., Lib, Chimacum; Claire Gindstaff, jr., OH, Klahowya; Abby McGuire, sr., S, Port Townsend; Megan Lee, sr., Lib, Port Townsend; Valen Trujillo, so., Lib, Coupeville; Hailey Hammer, sr., MB, Coupeville.
Honorable mention—Klahoywa, Alyssa Barnes. Kiersten Snyder, Chimacum. Port Townsend, Rio Golden.

Volleyball rankings: NK moves up to No. 4, Klahowya drops out

The North Kitsap Vikings, the Class 2A West Central District champions, moved up one place into the No. 4 spot in the statewide volleyball rankings this week. The final rankings are voted on by the Washington State Coaches Association.

Klahowya, which was ranked at No. 8/9 for most of the 1A season, dropped out of the poll after losing at the 1A WCD meet last weekend and didn’t qualify for state.

Here are the rankings (there are no 4A/3A because coaches did not submit votes);

Class 2A—1, Tumwater. 2, Sehome. 3, Selah. 4, North Kitsap. 5, Archbishop Murphy. 6, Burlington-Edison. 7, Ridgefield. 8, Ellensburg. 9, Woodland. 10, East Valley-Spokane.

Class 1A—1, Cedar Park Christian. 2, Lakeside. 3, Kalama. 4, Lynden Christian. 5, Cascade. 6, Connell. 7, Freeman. 8, Kings. 9, Kings Way Christian. 10, Forest Ridge.

Class 2B—1, Colfax. 2, Napavine. 3, White Swan. 4, Adna. 5, Okanogan. 6, Wakiakum. 7, Northwest Christian-Colbert. 8, LaConner. 9, Reardan. 10, Mossyrock.

Class 1B—1, Sunnyside Christian. 2, Pomeroy. 3, Christian Faith. 4, Riverside Christian. 5, Mount Vernon Christian. 6, Odessa-Harrington. 7, St. John-Endicott. 8, Quilcene. 9, Almira Coulle Hartline. 10, Three Rivers Christian.

Volleyball: NK, Klahowya rankings hold heading into playoffs

The North Kitsap and Klahowya volleyball teams will head into their respective West Central District tournaments as top 10 teams in the state.

North Kitsap remained in the No. 5 spot in the 2A classification while Klahowya is ranked ninth in 1A. The rankings are voted on by the Washington State Volleyball Coaches Association.

Here are the rankings for this week (there is no 4A/3A as coaches did not submit rankings)

Class 2A—1, Tumwater. 2, Sehome. 3, Selah. 4, Burlington-Edison. 5, North Kitsap. 6, Ridgevield. 7, East Valley-Spokane. 8, East Valley-Yakima. 9, Archbishop Murphy. 10, Fife.

Class 1A—1, Cedar Park Christian. 2, Kalama. 3, Lakeside. 4, Lynden Christian. 5, Connell. 6, Freeman. 7, Cascade. 8, Montesano. 9, Klahowya. 10, Kings.

Class 2B—1, Colfax. 2, LaConner. 3, Okanogan. 4, Darrington. 5, Mossyrock. 6, Toutle Lake. 7, Northwest Christian-Colbert. 8, Reardan. 9, Davenport. 10, White Swan.

Class 1B—1, Sunnyside Christian. 2, Pomeroy. 3, Christian Faith. 4, Riverside Christian. 5, Mount Vernon Christian. 6, Almira Coulee Hartline. 7, Oakesdale. 8, Quilcene. 9, Pateros. 10, Three Rivers Christian.

Volleyball: OL 2A tourney begins Thursday

So I need to back-track a bit and apologize for an earlier post on the volleyball playoffs. I hadn’t realized there even was an Olympic League 2A tournament and jumped the gun a bit in saying that North Kitsap had earned the No. 1 seed to the West Central District. There is also going to be a Narrows League tournament for 4A and 3A.

My bad on that one.

Here’s what I do know. The OL 2A tourney begins Thursday with North Mason and Bremerton playing in a loser-out fifth-seed match fifth-place match at 6:30 p.m. at Bremerton. The winner of the Bremerton/North Mason match plays Saturday at 11 a.m. vs. North Kitsap at Sequim HS. Olympic takes on Sequim at 11 a.m. at the Sequim Community School. The winners of those two 11 a.m. matches will play at 1 p.m. at Sequim HS for the 1/2 seeds to district. The losers play at 1 p.m. at the community school for third/fourth.

The NL tournament is at Mount Tahoma on Saturday.

Central Kitsap, which has already clinched a spot into the WCD 3A tourney, will face Wilson at 9 a.m. If the Cougars win that game they will play the winner of the Shelton/Lincoln match at 10:45 a.m. in the third/fourth seeding game. If they lose their first match, they will play the loser of the Shelton/Lincoln match in a fifth/sixth seeding game.

As for South Kitsap in 4A, the Wolves play Olympia at 2:45 p.m. If they win they will play in the third/fourth seeding game against the winner of the Shelton/Timberline match at 4:30 p.m. If SK loses, it will play in a loser-out match for the fifth seed against the loser of the Shelton/Timberline game at 4:30 p.m.

Bainbridge is into the second round of the Metro League 3A tournament thanks to a 3-0 win over Chief Sealth on Tuesday. The Spartans face Lakeside at Lakeside at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Playoff seeds still up for grabs in volleyball

While teams have guaranteed spots into the upcoming district volleyball tournaments, there are a few teams that still have seedings to play for — and that begins with Tuesday’s matches. The West Central District tournaments begin Nov. 7 and are double elimination.

In the Olympic League 2A, Sequim and Olympic are playing for the league’s No. 2 seed. Sequim (9-2) has the edge over Olympic (8-2) heading into their match at Olympic, but a win by the Trojans would force a tiebreaker. Right now, I believe that’s a head-to-head matchup (they split) and then games won/lost. If Sequim takes the second seed, the Wolves will play the SPSL No. 4 at Franklin Pierce at 3:30 p.m. If Oly is the third seed, it will play at 5:15 p.m. at Franklin Pierce vs. the Seamount No. 2.

Bremerton has the fourth seed and will take on the SPSL No. 2 at Washington HS, at 3:30 p.m. North Mason is the fifth seed and faces the SPSL No. 1 at Franklin Pierce at 5:15 p.m.

North Kitsap has wrapped up the No. 1 seed and will face the South Puget Sound League No. 5 seed, at 5:15 p.m. at Washington HS.

In 1A, Klahowya earned a first-round bye and will host the winner of the Olympic No. 3/Nisqually No. 2 match, Nov. 8 at 10 a.m. Chimacum, Port Townsend and Coupeville are still alive for the two other seeds. Chimacum and PT played Monday, but no score was reported to the league.

I know Central Kitsap has locked up a spot into the 3A WCD tourney, and they’ll face the Greater St. Helens League No. 2 at Auburn Mountainview at 3:30 p.m. South Kitsap is likely the fifth seed in the 4A, and it looks like they’ll take on the SPSL No. 1 at Kentwood at 2:30 p.m.

Bainbridge is playing in the first round of the Metro League tournament on Tuesday. They are playing the Sound/Valley No. 5 seed at Lakeside HS at 7 p.m.

And last, but not least, Crosspoint will host the winner of the Muckleshoot Tribal/Mount Rainier Lutheran match on Wednesday in the Sea-Tac League 1B tourney. That match is at 6 p.m.

NK, Klahowya volleyball still ranked in state polls

The North Kitsap and Klahowya volleyball teams remained among the top 10 teams in their respective classifications, according to the Washington State Coaches Association statewide polls. The polls are voted on by coaches and were released Monday.

North Kitsap is ranked fifth in the 2A while Klahowya is ninth in the 1A. Both teams have already clinched berths to the West Central District tournaments.

Here are the rankings for 2A and 1A.

Class 2A—1, Selah. 2, Tumwater. 3, Seshome. 4, Burlington-Edison. 5, North Kitsap. 6, Ridgefield. 7, East Valley Spokane. 8, East Valley Yakima. 9, Archbishop Murphy. 10, Fife.

Class 1A—1, Lakeside. 2, Lynden Christian. 3, Cedar Park Christian. 4, Cascade. 5, Connell. 6, Freeman. 7, Kalama. 8, Chelan. 9, Klahowya. 10, Kings.