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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 at 6:30 p.m. at Bremerton. The winner of that 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.

 

BKAT to show volleyball doubleheader Sunday

A volleyball doubleheader will be shown on Sunday in Kitsap on Wave Broadband Ch. 3 or Comcast Ch. 12.
BKAT will re-broadcast two Olympic League games, Kingston at Bremerton from Oct. 16, and Port Townsend at Klahowya from Oct. 23. The Kingston/Bremerton match will be at noon, followed by PT/Klahowya at about 1:15 p.m.
The games will be live streamed at the same time at bkat.org.

 

Both Klahowya and North Kitsap drop one spot in volleyball polls

The Klahowya Eagles and North Kitsap Vikings each dropped a spot in the Washington State Coaches poll, despite not losing a match last week.

The Eagles slipped to No. 9 in the 1A classification statewide rankings. The Vikings moved down from fourth to fifth in the 2A.

Here’s the full rankings for all classifications:

Class 4A: 1, Emerald Ridge. 2, Bellarmine Prep. 3, Camas. 4, West Valley Yakima. 5, Battle Ground. 6, University. 8, Mead. 9, Curtis. 10 Central Valley Spokane.

Class 3A: 1, Auburn Riverside. 2, KEnnedy. 3, Holy Names. 4, Capital. 5, Lakeside. 6, Mercer Island. 7, Columbia River. 8, Southridge. 9, KIamiakan. 10, Ferndale.

Class 2A: 1, Tumwater. 2, Sehome. 3, Selah. 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.

Class 2B: 1, Colfax. 2, Toutle Lake. 3, DAvenport. 4, La Conner. 5, Okanogan. 6, Riverside Christian. 7, Northwest Christian Colbert. 8, Darrington. 9, Wahkiakum. 10, Tri-Cities Prep.

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

Big week coming up for volleyball teams

There will be plenty on the line for several local volleyball teams next week as teams start to focus in on potential playoff scenarios.

In the 2A Olympic League, the clash between league-leading North Kitsap (8-0) and Sequim (8-1) will be Tuesday in Poulsbo. North, which is ranked No. 4, beat Sequim in five games earlier this season and the Vikings would be in clear contention for a division title with three games left. NK won the silver division of the Capital City Invitational on Saturday, splitting matches with 2A Sehome (25-13, 20-25), 4A Bothel (13-25, 27-25) and 4A Puyallup (25-11, 18-25). However, in the Puyallup match, senior setter and defending league MVP Sarah Holt suffered a high ankle sprain. NK coach Tim French is unsure whether Holt will be available to play next week or for the foreseeable future. High-ankle sprains typically take several weeks to heal.

“That was the low-point of our day,” French said.

The Vikings won three straight in the silver bracket, beating 2A Mark Morris 25-19, 25-21; 3A North Thurston 25-22, 25-21 and 2A Ellensburg 17-25, 25-22, 15-10.

Third-place Olympic takes on Port Angeles and North Mason this week and look be solidly in contention for one of four playoff berths to the West Central District tournament next month.

The Bremerton Knights will need a win over North Mason on Tuesday to help keep its playoff hopes alive. The Knights (4-5) will face NK and Sequim to finish the season.

Eighth-ranked Klahowya is in the heart of its 1A division run, with games against Chimacum and Port Townsend this week. Chimacum (1-1) heads to Klahowya (2-0) Tuesday and Port Townsend will be in Seabeck on Thursday.

In Sea-Tac League, third-place Crosspoint (7-3) is at fourth-place Evergreen Lutheran (6-3) Tuesday. The top four seeds host league tournament games starting Oct. 29. The Warriors are coming off a tough 5-game loss to Vashon on Friday on senior night. Game scores were 20-25, 16-25, 25-16, 25-11, 25-8.

In the Narrows, Central Kitsap, which sits in third place at 8-3, will face 9-2 North Thurston Monday in Silverdale. A win would put CK into a tie with NT in the 3A division. The Cougars also face Wilson (2-9) on Wednesday. In 4A, South Kitsap (3-6) is at 6-3 Timberline on Tuesday and host 6-3 Gig Harbor on Thursday.

In Metro League, the Bainbridge Spartans (0-8) face the Blanchet Braves (2-5) on Monday and then are at Mountain Division-leading Holy Names (8-0) on Wednesday.

 

NK and Klahowya remain in position in volleyball rankings

The North Kitsap Vikings keep holding steady in the Class 2A Washington State Coaches Association volleyball this week at the No. 4 spot.

The Klahowya Eagles also remained among the top 10 in the 1A, staying at the No. 8 spot. Klahowya is coming off a 3-0 win over Coupeville on Tuesday while Chimacum beat Port Townsend 3-2. That puts both of those teams at 1-0 in the 1A division of the Olympic League. The Eagles take on Port Townsend at home Thursday while Chimacum is at Coupeville. If Chimacum and Klahowya win, they’ll face each other Tuesday, Oct. 21 at Klahowya in a game that could have playoff implications.

As for the Vikings, they beat Port Angeles 3-0 on Tuesday and will head to North Mason Thursday.  While not ranked, Olympic and Bremerton remain among the teams vying for playoffs in the 2A along with Sequim.

Here are the rankings as voted on by coaches statewide for all classifications;

Class 4A—1, Emerald Ridge. 2, Bellarmine Prep. 3, Camas. 4, West Valley-Yakima. 5, Battle Ground. 6, University. 7, Mount Si. 8, Mead. 9, Curtis. 10, Central Valley-Spokane.

Class 3A—1, Auburn Riverside. 2, Kennedy. 3, Holy Names. 4, Capital. 5, Lakeside. 6, Mercer Island. 7, Columbia River. 8, Southridge. 9, Kamikan. 10, Ferndale.

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

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

Class 2B—1, Colfax. 2, Toutle Lake. 3, Okanogan. 4, Wilbur-Creston. 5, Northwest Christian. 6, LaConner. 8, Wahkiakum. 9, Darrington. 10, Morton-White-Pass.

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

Crosspoint’s Doty named WIAA Athlete of the Week

Crosspoint Academy senior Desere’e Doty was named the WIAA Athlete of the Week for her achievements in soccer and volleyball.

Doty helped lead the Warriors soccer team to two wins, scoring hat tricks in both games and adding six assists. For the volleyball team, Doty had six kills, five aces and four blocks.

Doty will receive a congratulatory letter from Mike Colbrese, the executive director of the WIAA, an Athlete of the Week t-shirt and a certificate. Winners are also posted on the WIAA website.

Oly beats PA to claim top spot in OL volleyball; NK still perfect

It was a big night for Olympic League volleyball on Thursday.

The three undefeated teams, Sequim, North Kitsap and Olympic, were in action with Sequim hosting North Kitsap in their first meeting of the year. NK held on for 3-2 win that moved them into second place. The Trojans won in Port Angeles, 3-2, to put themselves into the top spot at 5-0. Oly is now one game ahead of NK while Sequim dropped to third place.

Bremerton beat North Mason 3-1 to inch into fourth place. If the season ended today then those four teams would be the ones headed to the 2A district tournament as only the top four teams get into the postseason.

I have to admit, I’m a little surprised to see Olympic where it is, but good for the Trojans to be playing so well right now. Good teams take advantage of weaker teams and that’s the case with Port Angeles. The Roughriders are rebuilding and if other teams want to make the postseason they need to beat the teams they can.

The next big game in the Olympic League will be the clash between North and Olympic on Tuesday.  That game will be at North and I expect both teams will be playing their best. If I had to make an early prediction, I’m going to stick with North Kitsap until someone knocks them off. I still think they’re the best overall team in West Sound.

 

OLYMPIC LEAGUE (CLASS 2A)

Standings after Thursday

Team             League   Overall

Olympic             5-0      5-3

North Kitsap    4-0      6-0

Sequim               5-1      6-1

Bremerton         4-2      4-2

Port Angeles     1-5      1-6

North Mason   0-4      2-5

Kingston          0-6      0-6