I’m going to take a few minutes and look into the crystal ball
for the upcoming volleyball playoffs as area West Sound teams vie
Let’s start with the Class 4A Narrows League and Central Kitsap
and South Kitsap.
The Cougars of CK are 7-2 sit in third place. The Narrows League
tournament, Oct. 30-Nov. 1 at Mount Tahoma, will send six berths to
the West Central District tournament. If CK stays in third, they
will face the No. 6 seed — which coincidentally enough could be
South Kitsap (4-4). The Cougars do play Gig Harbor (9-0)
The big showdown in the Narrows is today’s match between Gig
Harbor and Olympia (8-0). The winner of that game will be the No. 1
seed. I spoke to CK coach Gordy Bushaw when he
called in his results, and he said the better of the two teams is
Olympia. Bushaw keeps stats on serve receive based on a 3-point
calculation and Oly was passing at a 2.6 clip against CK.
Another note on CK, the Cougars welcomed back sophomore standout
Tricia Vantino, who suffered a mild concussion
last week against Wilson. Vantino sat out the Olympia match, but
returned to play against Mount Tahoma Wednesday and had 21
assists. Also, senior defensive specialist Dakota
Cavanaugh tied a school record with 11 aces against MT.
Katie Wilkinson held the record, set in the 2006
In the 3A division of the Olympic League, North Kitsap has
wrapped up the No. 1 seed and will more than likely face Capital
from the Western Cascade Conference in the sub-district tourney to
determine the overall No. 1 berth to the WCD tourney, being held at
Auburn Mountainview HS, Nov. 6-8. Olympic HS secured the No. 2 spot
and will host the WCC No. 3 team — either North Thurston or
Timberline. That game is scheduled for Nov. 3, but could change
because the girls soccer team is playing that day as well.
The 2A OL schools head straight to the WCD (time/date TBA). If
it’s anything like last year, No. 1 seed Sequim will play the
winner of the OL No. 3/Nisqually League No. 2. Last year’s OL
champs North Mason is holding onto the No. 2 seed and could play a
loser-out game in the first round. More info on that to come
As for Crosspoint Academy (2B), Port Townsend (1A) and Chimacum
(1A) those remain a little muddy at the moment and I will come back
with an update at a later date.