Bainbridge and North Kitsap both appeared in this week’s Seattle
Times high school girls soccer
North Kitsap (7-1-1) is ranked No. 7 in the Class 2A poll, while
Bainbridge (8-1-2) is No. 8 in the 3A rankings.
South Kitsap (6-2) missed a chance at joining the 4A rankings,
losing to No. 5 Olympia 1-0 last week.
Central Kitsap (9-1) is on the bubble in the 3A rankings, while
Port Angeles (5-4) and Olympic (7-2-1) are on the bubble in the 2A
Here is a story from Meg Wochnick of The Olympian about a radio
station dropping high school broadcasts for football and
Olympia’s KGY covered preps for more than 50 years, but is
having to cut back due to financial reasons.
South Kitsap dispatches Lake Stevens 5-2 in a Class 4A regional
opener. They beat Kentridge 2-1 to advance to the state semifinals
for the second straight year.
Bainbridge beat Timberline 2-1 in the opener, but lost to Shorewood
1-0 in the regional title game.
North Kitsap was eliminated by Lake Washington 13-3.
Klahowya was knocked out by Centralia 2-1.
Sequim beat Bremerton 10-0 to claim a spot at state.
Bremerton plays Kingston, a 4-3 loser to Orting, a 9 a.m. Sunday in
a loser-out game.
Bremerton opened the day with a 16-7 win over Steilacoom. Kingston
beat Lindbergh 5-3 in its opener.
In the 4A, South Kitsap beat Kenridge in the opener 5-4. The lost
to Camas 4-1 in a winner-to-state game. They come back on Sunday to
try and qualify through the loser bracket.
In 2A, Olympic’s Annemarie Herbert and Melina Johnson qualified for
state for a second consecutive year. Herbert was fourth and Johnson
fifth at districts.
No. 1 Puyallup beat No. 3 South Kitsap 10-0 in five innings in the
Class 4A West Central/Southwest bi-district title game.
Klahowya survived two loser out games and claimed a spot at
regionals. Klahowya beat Sequim 4-2 in the final game.
Fife beat North Kitsap 65 in the Class 2A district
third/fourth-place game. .
Kingston beat Franklin Pierce 1-0 to earn a spot at state. They
play the Orting, which eliminated Klahowya 1-0.
North Kitsap beat Foster in a shootout 5-4 and is going to state.
The Vikings will play Archbishop Murphy.
Track and field
The Central Kitsap girls 4×400 relay team of (Rose Christen, Mya
King, Emma Gutierrez and Sophie Carroll) won the Narrows League
title and broke the West Sound and meet record in the process,
running in 3:55.99. Rose Christen won the 800 in a meet record time
of 2:08.97 (and lowering her own West Sound record) and was named
athlete of the meet.
Here is the updated schedule for local boys soccer teams still
alive in the postseason:
Class 4A West Central/Southwest bi-district
Saturday: South Kitsap vs. Battleground, 10
a.m., Art Wright Field
-Winner will play for the No. 1/2 regional seeds, loser will
play for No. 3/4 regional seeds
Class 3A Metro League tournament
Thursday: Bainbridge vs. Lakeside, 4 p.m.,
Steve Cox Memorial Field
-Winner earns the No. 3 seed to regional tournament, loser earns
No. 4 seed and will face KingCo No. 2 seed for a regional
Class 2A West Central District tournament
Saturday: North Kitsap vs. White River, 10
a.m., Kitsap Fairgrounds; Sequim vs. Olympic, 10 a.m., Franklin
Pierce HS, Klahowya vs. Franklin Pierce at Franklin Pierce HS, 1
-North Kitsap has clinched a regional berth and plays twice
Saturday to determine seeding (1st-4th); Sequim, Olympic and
Klahowya play in loser-out games Saturday. Whoever wins twice gets
the No. 5 seed into regionals.
Coming off a 6-4 win over Federal Way in the Class 4A West
Central/Southwest bi-district baseball tournament, Central Kitsap
faces another loser-out game today at 4 p.m. against Union at
Heritage Recreation Center in Puyallup.
Whether the Cougars win or not, they’ve had a nice run, winning
six straight after beginning the season 4-12. Of the players that
deserve credit for the turnaround, senior Riley Paschal should be
right at the top of the list.
If you remember, Paschal went from backup quarterback to starter
on the football team in the fall after injuries forced some
shuffling in the Cougars’ lineup. Paschal helped CK reach the
playoffs and held his own.
This spring, Paschal is one of only two starting seniors on the
baseball team and he plays catcher, so he’s right in the center of
the action. He hit a 2-run homer in the second inning against
Federal Way, his second of the season.
After the game, Central Kitsap coach Bill Baxter praised Paschal
for taking on a leadership role this season. Baxter said Paschal
isn’t exactly comfortable being in the spotlight or in a captain’s
role, but he’s been one out of necessity on a young team that
needed veteran leadership.
Not a bad year for Paschal. Let’s see if he and the Cougars can
hang on for a little bit longer.
The Bass Federation and Fishing League Worldwide are holding a
Washington State High School Fishing Championship, May 17 at Lake
Chelan. The tournament is open to any high school fishing team in
the state of Washington. It’s a two-person team event for students
in grades 9-12.
Takeoff will be at 5:30 a.m. and weigh-in will be held at the
marina, scheduled for 2 p.m. All takeoffs and weigh-ins are free
and open to the public.
For information, contact the TBF national youth director Mark
Gintert at 580-716-4521 or 330-993-0014.
The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association has passes
six amendments for the 2014-15 school year, which were voted on by
the Representative Assembly.
Of the six passed amendments, three dealt with high schools
only. Amendment 17.5.8D allows high school coaches the
opportunity to coach a graduating senior in an All-American
contest. Passed amendment 57.7.0 changes the running clock
procedures in football. An official’s timeout will no longer
stop the clock. Passed amendment 66.3.0 raises the individual
wrestling match limit to 45. An individual may not wrestle on
more than 16 dates prior to the state-qualifying tournament, but
the amount of matches have increased by 12.
There were three amendments that concerned both the middle
school and high school levels. Based on amendment 17.5.1,
Unified sports teams will now be considered separate and distinct
sports, which allow student-athletes to participate on a unified
sports team and on a high school or middle school sports
team. Amendment 17.28.1 allows student-athletes the
opportunity to participate in a jamboree following eight days of
practice. Amendment 18.23.0 allows unattached students to compete
against professional and college athletes in the sports of bowling,
cross country, golf, gymnastics, swimming and diving, tennis, track
and field and wresting.
Most Kitsap athletes enjoyed some freedom this last week as
school went on spring break. There were a handful of teams that got
in some games, including South Kitsap baseball, which played three
days in a row and got three wins. But for most spring squads, a
couple of practices was it as far as team activities.
Here are some of the things I’m looking forward to when everyone
comes back. After all, we’ve only got about a month to go before
spring playoffs start.
- Who is going to win the Olympic League in soccer? I came in
thinking it was Kingston’s title to lose, but then North Kitsap
handed the Bucs a 2-0 loss and seem have to the edge for first
place. They’ll meet once more before the Olympic League post-season
tournament, where I assume the Viking and Bucs will be the top
- North Kitsap, Olympic and Sequim seem to be top teams for
baseball in the Olympic League. This is going to be an arms race,
whether rain plays a factor in the schedule or net. The team with
the best pitching is going to win it all.
- I’m eager to see how Bainbridge and Central Kitsap softball
fare down the stretch. Seems like Bainbridge oozes talent every
season, but we’ll have to see how many quality games they get in
the Metro League. Probably won’t get a true sense of how good these
Spartans are until district play. As for Central Kitsap, first-year
coach Courtney Lacock has the Cougars looking good. CK beat
Bainbridge at the beginning of the season. That’s pretty impressive
in my book.
The busiest season begins today as practices for baseball,
softball, boys soccer, track and field, golf and girls tennis
Here’s some info all six.