Olympic remains at seventh in final AP state football poll

Class 4A
1, Camas (7) 10-0 79
2, Lake Stevens (1) 10-0 68
3, Gig Harbor 10-0 64
4, Gonzaga Prep 10-0 61
5, Graham-Kapowsin 10-0 46
6, Richland 9-1 36
7, Skyline 9-1 35
8, Central Valley 8-2 23
9, Skyview 8-2 12
10, Battle Ground 8-2 8
Others receiving 6 or more points: None.

Class 3A
1, Eastside Catholic (8) 9-0 80
2, Bellevue 8-1 71
3, Lincoln 10-0 64
4, Sumner 10-0 49
5, Glacier Peak 9-1 46
6, Blanchet 9-1 39
7, Kennedy 9-0 37
8, Kamiakin 8-2 26
9, Lakes 8-2 20
10, Auburn Mountain View 8-2 5
Others receiving 6 or more points: None.

Class 2A
1, Tumwater (9) 10-0 90
2, Squalicum 10-0 74
3, Ellensburg 10-0 72
4, Archbishop Murphy 10-0 60
5, Hockinson 10-0 54
6, Prosser 9-1 51
7, Olympic 10-0 37
8, River Ridge 10-0 23
9, Black Hills 9-1 14
10, Clarkston 8-2 10
Others receiving 6 or more points: 11, Cheney 9.

Class 1A
1, Royal (10) 10-0 100
2, Connell 8-1 85
3, King’s 9-1 69
4, Zillah 9-1 67
5, Hoquiam 9-0 64
6, Cascade Christian 8-1 58
7, Mount Baker 9-1 35
8, Port Townsend 10-0 30
9, Colville 8-1 23
10, Montesano 8-2 15
Others receiving 6 or more points: None.

Class 2B
1, Pe Ell Willapa Valley (5) 9-0 85
(tie) Lind-Ritzville Sprague (4) 10-0 85
3, North Beach 9-0 69
4, Okanogan 8-1 61
5, Toledo 9-1 56
6, Napavine 8-2 44
7, Northwest Christian (Colbert) 8-2 34
8, Brewster 7-2 21
9, Warden 9-1 16
10, LaConner 8-1 14
Others receiving 6 or more points: None.

Class 1B
1, Liberty Christian (5) 10-0 68
2, Neah Bay (2) 8-0 65
3, Almira Coulee-Hartline 9-1 49
4, Touchet 7-1 42
5, Evergreen Lutheran 8-0 36
Others receiving 6 or more points: 11, Republic 12. 12, Lummi 8.

State swimming: Kitsap youth leading the way

I thought I’d take a few minutes and let you know where our top swimmers are seeded heading into the state meet.

But first, here’s a look back at last weekend’s district meets.

North Kitsap’s 200 free relay won the Class 2A WCD meet record, and broke the school record by four seconds, in 1:44.81, at Hazen High in Renton. The old record was 1:45.25 in 2010. Check out the link here to see a video of the Vikings — Isabel Hendryx, Izy Iral, Dannica Hennings, Serita Solis — win. The video was shot by RJ Iral. North finished third overall behind Liberty and Port Angeles. The relay is the No. 1 seed heading into state with a time of 1:43.24, but it will be a battle with Port Angeles who is right behind in 1:43.54.

Speaking of NK, the Vikings have a very strong, very young team but are led by senior Solis.  She finished second at district in the 50 free (seeded sixth at state) while Klahowya sophomore Kira Crane is the second seed in the 50. Solis is the second seed heading into the 100 butterfly with the top spot going to Port Angeles’ Jaine Macias. NK’s Isabel Hendryx, a freshman, is seeded third in the 100 back. The Vikings 400 free relay is also seeded third.

Klahowya sophomore Kira Crane is the second seed in the 50 free and the third seed in the 100 free. It was her sister, Kelsey, that dominated the longer distances in her four years at Klahowya, winning state titles along the way. Crane will be joined by teammate Hallie Turk as well.

Olympic has two freshmen adding to the youth movement for Kitsap swimmers, Chloe Partsch and Danielle Snyder, as well as Kingston freshman Claudia Velie. Partsch is among the top six in the 100 fly while Velie is among the top six in the 200 IM.

At the 4A district, Aspen Monkhouse of South Kitsap is seeded third in the 50 free and sixth in 100 free. However, she didn’t swim at district and I’m not sure what her status is for this weekend. She’s had breathing/health issues in the past.

For Bainbridge in 3A, the Spartans’ Cammy Rouser finished second in the diving and Ani Duni was second in the 100 breast. Bainbridge finished second overall behind Lakeside, who looks like the team to beat at state.

Speaking of Bainbridge, this will be the final meet for head coach Greg Colby. Colby and his wife are headed back to his hometown of Boise, Idaho. Colby has been the girls coach the last 24 years.

“We’re going to hang out with my parents a little bit,” he said. “This is a great group to go out with, trouble free … I’ll miss being around but I’m looking forward to the change.”

North Kitsap jumps to fourth in state volleyball rankings

The North Kitsap Vikings will head to the Class 2A state tournament as the fourth-ranked team in the Washington State Volleyball Coaches Association poll this week.

The Vikings, who finished second at the West Central District tournament last weekend, were ranked seventh last week. They were ranked eighth last week.

Note: Coaches did not participate in the 3A classification, so there is no poll. The rankings from last week, which had Central Kitsap ninth, will stand.

UPDATE: The final 3A rankings have been posted and CK was not among the top 10.

Here’s this week’s rankings;

Class 4A—1, West Valley-Yakima. 2, Curtis. 3, Battle Ground. 4, Bellarmine Prep. 5, Eisenhower. 6, Mead. 7, Monroe. 8, Graham Kapowsin. 9, Central Valley-Spokane. 10, University-Spokane.

Class 3A—1, Columbia River. 2, Kennedy. 3, Holy Names. 4, Mercer Island. 5, Auburn Riverside. 6, Shorewood. 7, Lakeside. 8, Mount Spokane. 9, Auburn Mountainview. 10, Kamiakan.

Class 2A—1, Archbishop-Murphy. 2, Burlington-Edison. 3, Tumwater. 4, North Kitsap. 5, Ellensburg. 6, Selah. 7, Ridgefield. 8, Woodland. 9, White River. 10, Pullman.

Class 1A—1, Kalama. 2, Lynden Christian. 3, Cascade-Leavenworth. 4, Lakeside-Nine Mile Falls. 5, Naches Valley. 6, Freeman. 7, King’s. 8, Cedar Park Christian. 9, Granger. 10, King’s Way Christian.

Class 2B—1, Colfax. 2, LaConner. 3, Napavine. 4, Toutle Lake. 5, Waterville. 6, Tri-Cities Prep. 7, Life Christian. 8, Wilbur Christian. 9, Reardan. 10, Wahkiakum.

Class 1B—1, Pomeroy. 2, Oakesdale. 3, Christian Faith. 4, Almira Coulee Hartline. 5, Pateros. 6, Colton. 7, Sunnyside Christian. 8, Mount Vernon Christian. 9, Odessa-Harrington. 10, Evergreen Lutheran.

State football/soccer/volleyball matchups set

Here’s the Class 2A state bracket.
North Kitsap at River Ridge on Saturday at South Sound Stadium in Lacey at 7 p.m.
Olympic hosts Sedro Woolley on Saturday at 7 p.m.

Central Kitsap hosts Marysville-Pilchuck in Class 3A state opening round Tuesday at 7 p.m. (bracket).
North Kitsap hosts Shorecrest in Class 2A state opening round Tuesday at 7 p.m. (bracket)
Klahowya is at King’s on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Class 1A state opening round. (bracket)
The Crosspoint boys and girls play a doubleheader at Interlake in Bellevue (update: these games have been moved to South Kitsap) on Saturday. (Girls bracket, boys bracket).

North Kitsap plays Anacortes Friday at 9 a.m. at the Class 2A state tournament at St. Martin’s in Lacey. NK could face Sequim in their second game. (Bracket)

Saturday playoff updates

Lot going on today. We’ll keep you up to date with this post:

Olympic 70, Steilacoom 6 (final) Olympic will play Sedro-Woolley next Saturday at Silverdale Stadium at 7 p.m. Story here.
Ballard 39, Central Kitsap 15 (final) Story here.
Cascade Christian 42, Chimacum 0 (final)

Central Kitsap beats Kennedy Catholic 1-0 to earn trip to Class 3A state tournament. CK had interesting start to day as its bus had fender bender on I-5 and the start to to game was pushed back an hour. Story here.
Liberty 3, North Kitsap 1 (final) Vikings take district’s second seed to state. Story here.
La Conner 4, Crosspoint 2 (final) Class 2B bi-district championship game.

North Kitsap lost to White River in the district title game, falling 3-2. Story here.
Central Kitsap’s season game to an end at the 3A district tournament after a 3-2 loss to Capital.
Kingston won its first match but lost to Sequim in the second and fell a win short of state.
Bremerton won its first match but lost its second and was knocked a win away from state.
Klahowya went 1-2 at the 1A district tourney and fell a win short of state.

Cross country:
The state meet is going on in Pasco. The Central Kitsap boys finished fifth.
You can find all the results here.

North Kitsap freshman Isabel Hendryx broke the meet record in the 100 back at the Class 2A West Central District swimming and diving meet in Renton. Hendryx clocked a 59.92 seconds to set the record of 1:01.26 set in 2012.

Friday night updates

Reminder: Tomorrow we’re live streaming Steilacoom at Olympic at 7:15 p.m.

Playoff games:
North Kitsap 49, Fife 7 (final)
Charles Wright 29, Klahowya 3 (final)
Port Tonwsend 51, Bellevue Christian 8 (final)

Non-playoff games:
South Kitsap 42, Mount Tahoma 6 (final)
Interlake 50, Bainbridge 35 (final)
Orting 47, North Mason 0 (final)

North Kitsap earned a spot at state after going 2-0 at districts.

Week 10 of the Fearless Football Forecast

This week’s guest picker is Kitsap Sun editor David Nelson. Last week’s guest, Daryl Matheny, went 9-1.

This week: Stark Becerra Mosher Graham Nelson Joyce Edgar Griffus
Central Kitsap at Ballard Bal Bal Bal Bal Bal Bal CK Bal
North Kitsap at Fife Fife NK Fife Fife NK NK NK NK
Steilacoom/ at Olympic Oly Oly Oly Oly Oly Oly Oly Oly
Klahowya at Charles Wright Kla Kla CWA Kla Kla CWA Kla CWA
Chimacum at Cascade Ch. CC CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Bellevue Chr. at P.Townsend PT PT PT PT BC PT PT PT
Mt. Tahoma at South Kitsap SK MT SK SK SK SK SK MT
North Mason at Orting Ort Ort Ort Ort Ort Ort Ort Ort
Bainbridge at Interlake Int Int Int Bain Int Int Int Int
Utah at Washington UW Utah UW Utah UW Utah UW UW
Arizona St. at Washington St. WSU WSU WSU WSU WSU WSU WSU WSU
Last week: 9–1 7–3 7–3 8–2 9–1 7–3 7–3 9–1
Season: 75-24 73-26 73-26 71-28 71-28 70-29 69-30 68-31