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Signing day is Wednesday, here’s what we know

Here’s what we know for signing day on Wednesday. Let us know if you know of others.

Bainbridge: Celia Story, soccer (Brown); Katherine Pecora, soccer (St. Martin’s)
Central Kitsap: Brion Anduze, football (Arizona); Eric Ledesma, football (Central Washington)
Crosspoint: Desere’e Doty, soccer (Grand Canyon)
North Mason: Daniel Burggraaf, baseball (Army)
North Kitsap: Andrew Hecker, football (Washington State, invited walk-on)
Klahowya: McKenzie Cook, soccer (Grand Canyon); Izzy Severns (Central Washington)
South Kitsap: Hailey Parker, soccer (Westmont College); Drew Camacho, softball (Shoreline CC); Shelby Reyes, softball (Shoreline CC)

 

WIAA releases new proposed amendments

Here’s what’s up for possible rule changes this year.
To me, the two most interesting ones: A rule to make the classification changes every four years. This has been a near-annual rule change that keeps getting shot down by small schools whose enrollments can be impacted by a large family moving into town. This rule change allows for an appeal process after two years. Hope this is enough to get the rule passes. Doing the district/league shuffle every two years is tiresome.

The other amendment that interests me is a change to the transfer rule. This looks like it seeks to make it harder for players to switch schools.

National LOI signing day quickly approaching

National Letter of Intent signing day is just around the corner. On Wednesday, Feb. 4, high school athletes — mostly football players — from around the country will put pen to paper and make their college destinations known.

In Kitsap, there are usually a few football players mixed in with a handful of girls soccer players who’ll hold signing day gatherings.

Crosspoint’s Desere’e Doty, who is heading to Grand Canyon University for women’s soccer, will have a gathering Wednesday at the school. Central Kitsap football player Brion Anduze, who is heading to the University of Arizona, is also planning something for next week.

If you are an athlete or parent of an athlete who is planning a signing day ceremony next week, send us a message at sunsports@kitsapsun.com or call us at 360-792-9200.

 

South Kitsap equestrian team beginning competition

South Kitsap’s first-year equestrian team is competing this weekend at the Tacoma Unit Arena in Spanaway. It’s the team’s first event of the season (competition starts at 7 a.m. Saturday). South Kitsap’s coach is Geri Hildebrand.

South Kitsap High School is now a member of the Washington High School Equestrian Teams (WAHSET) District 4.

South Kitsap has girls competing in a range of events including Showmanship, Trail, Western and English pattern.
Carley Stratton (and her horse Texas) – SKHS Sophomore
Jillian Hulse-Lew (and her horse Knickie) – SKHS Sophomore
Alea Chatman (and her horse Kit) – SKHS Sophomore
Elizabeth Hildebrand (and her horses Marion and Pearl) – Cedar Heights Freshman
Haley Barth (and her horse My Midnight Stroll) –  Cedar Heights Freshman

The full meet schedule and venue directions can be found online.

Saturday postseason updates: NK playing for title

Nk volley
We’ll have all your Saturday playoff updates here.

Volleyball
Top-ranked Tumwater beat North Kitsap 3-0 (25-18, 25-18, 25-11) in the Class 2A state championship match. It was the first time in county history a volleyball team played for the state title.
It was No. 4 North Kitsap’s first loss this season (23-1).

Football
Hockinson 7, North Kitsap 2 (final)

Soccer
Klahowya went on the road and beat La Salle 4-2 to reach the 1A state semifinals next weekend.
In a 4A quarterfinal, Jackson eliminated South Kitsap 2-0.

Swimming
Annette will have all the updates from the state swim meet here.

State brackets for all sports can be found here.

Get your Saturday playoff updates here

Football
Cascade Christian 47, Klahowya 7 (final)
North Kitsap 27, Renton 6 (final)
Roosevelt 26, Central Kitsap 24 (final)

Volleyball
North Kitsap won the 2A district title game, beating Liberty Issaquah in the championship, 3-0.
Klahowya lost its chance at its first state berth, losing to Bellevue Christian and Seattle Christian at home in the 1A district tournament.
Olympic beat Bremerton 3-1 in the 2A districts. The Trojans lost to White River 3-1 in a winner-to-state, loser-out game.
Crosspoint is down to its final chance to advance out of Class 1B Tri-District. They play Providence Classical Christian.

Soccer
Klahowya clinched a trip to state by beating Bellevue Christian 3-0 in district play. Izzy Severns had a hat trick.
North Kitsap lost to Liberty in a shootout (1-1 after overtime) for the district’s top seed.
Olympic beat Fife 2-1 in a shootout to take the district’s fifth seed.
South Kitsap beat Gig Harbor 1-0 in a 4A seeding game.
Central Kitsap beat Enumclaw in a shootout (0-0 after overtime) in a 3A seeing game.
Crosspoint beat Friday Harbor 5-0 in seeding to state.

Cross country
The state meet is going on in Pasco. You can see the results here.
The Central Kitsap boys were fifth, one spot off the podium. The CK girls were 13th.
Port Townsend’s Ryan Clarke, the two-time Olympic League champ, won the 1A title.

High school girls soccer scoring leaders

Here is the final list of girls soccer scoring leaders for West Sound. The statistics reflect regular season totals.

Name, school            Goals    Assists    Points
Desere’e Doty, CA        38        18        94
McKenzie Cook, Kla        26        9        61
Emma Laurion, CA        21        14        56
Izzy Severns, Kla            21        13        55
Kamie Coryell, Bain        21        12        54
Celia Story, Bain            14        11        39
Lauren Hudson, CK        14        10        38
Briann George, NK        13        9        35
Tegan Daviscourt, NM        16        2        34

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This week’s football playoff matchups

Here’s what we know so far:

Tuesday
Olympic League tiebreaker: Sequim, Port Angeles and Kingston at Silverdale Stadium, 5:30 p.m.

Friday
Foster at Olympic, 7:15 p.m
North Mason vs. River Ridge at South Sound Stadium, 7 p.m.
Charles Wright at Port Townsend, 7 p.m.

Saturday
Central Kitsap at Roosevelt at Seattle Memorial, 4 p.m.
Sammamish/Renton winner at North Kitsap, 7 p.m.
Klahowya vs. Cascade Christian at Sunset Chev Stadium, 7 p.m.

Week 10
(non-playoff games)
South Kitsap at Shelton, 7 p.m.
Bremerton at Bainbridge, Friday, 5 p.m.