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Volleyball: Getting ready for district weekend

West Sound teams will be on the volleyball court starting Thursday as they vie for berths to the state tournaments.

Among them is the ninth-ranked team in the state, North Kitsap. The Vikings earned a first round bye in the Class 2A West Central District tournament and face the winner of the River Ridge/Washington match. The tourney is at Franklin Pierce and begins Friday. NK’s match is at 7 p.m. A win, and NK plays in the semifinals at 5:15 p.m. Saturday. The district finals is at 7 p.m.

Kingston takes on Franklin Pierce at 5:15 p.m. Friday and Olympic plays Orting at the same time. If Kingston and Olympic win they will play at 8:30 p.m. in the quarterfinals. Losses in the first round for both teams means they face loser-out matches at 1:45 p.m. Saturday. There are six berths available.

The SeaKing District 3A tourney begins Thursday as Bainbridge takes on Redmond at Lakeside HS at 5:30 p.m. That is a loser-out match. If Bainbridge wins, the Spartans play Lakeside in the quarterfinals ta 7:30 p.m. The SeaKing has seven berths to state.

In the 3A WCD/Southwest tourney, Central Kitsap plays at 3:30 p.m. Friday against Kelso at Yelm HS. If the Cougars win, they play at 9 a.m. Saturday. A loss, and its a loser-out game at 7:30 p.m. Friday against the loser of the North Thurston/Bethel match.

Crosspoint Academy already secured its spot to the Bi-District 2B tournament this week. The Warriors, as the No. 1 seed out of District 2, faces the winner of  Friday Harbor/Darrington match at 11 a.m. That tourney is Nov. 5 at Stanwood HS.

Like Crosspoint, the Klahowya Eagles have been waiting to open the 1A WCD tournament. The Eagles are the No. 2 from the Olympic League 1A. Klahowya hosts Seattle Christian (6-8) at 6 p.m. Thursday in a loser-out match.

Volleyball rankings: NK in at No. 9

North Kitsap comes in this week at the No. 9 spot in the Washington State Coaches Association state volleyball rankings.

Here are the rankings for all classifications;

Class 4A—1, West Valley. 2, Auburn Riverside. 3, Mead. 4, Bellarmine Prep. 5, Auburn Mountainview. 6, Puyallup. 7, Kentwood. 8, Tahoma. 9, Curtis. 10, Lake Stevens.

Class 3A—1, Mercer Island. 2, Gig Harbor. 3, Squalicum. 4, Bellevue. 5, Ferndale. 6, Mt. Spokane. 7, Lakeside. 8, Eastside Catholic. 9, Prairie. 10, Bonney Lake.

Class 2A—1, Tumwater. 2, Archbishop Murphy. 3, Ridgefield. 4, Columbia River. 5, Ellensburg. 6, Othello. 7, White River. 8, Steilacoom. 9, North Kitsap. 10, Anacortes.

Class 1A—1, Lynden Christian. 2, Cascade Leavenworth. 3, Naches Valley. 4, Lakeside. 5, Kings. 6, Freeman. 7, Annie Wright. 8, Kiona Benton. 9, LaCenter. 10, Cedar Park Christian.

Class 2B—1, Colfax. 2, Kalama. 3, La Conner. 4, Wilbur Creston. 5, Brewster. 6, Napavine, 7, Mossyrock. 8, Toutle Lake. 9, Life Christian. 10, Liberty.

Class 1B—1, Oakesdale. 2, Quilcene. 3, Almira Coulee Hartline. 4, Providence Classical Christian. 5, Pomeroy. 6, Odessa. 7, Colton. 8, Sunnyside Christian. 9, Mt. Vernon Christian. 10, Christian Faith.

Volleyball: Playoffs are here!

I knew the dance was coming, I just didn’t know who was going — until now.

West Sound volleyball teams have finally settled on who is headed to the playoffs and now the real fun begins.

Here’s a look at who is playing on Saturday and what’s at stake for each team;

South Kitsap: In the South Puget Sound League 4A, the Wolves (6-9) are in a loser-out match against Graham-Kapowsin (6-9) at 9 a.m. at Sumner High. If South wins, it will play a fifth/sixth seeding game at 5 p.m. against the winner of the Sumner/Olympia match. The West Central District tournament begins Nov. 4 at Kentwood High School.

Central Kitsap: The Cougars (5-9) open the South Sound Conference 3A tournament against North Thurston (9-5) at 9 a.m. at Capital High School. Timberline (10-4) takes on Shelton (4-10) in the other 9 a.m. game while Gig Harbor (14-1) and Capital (11-3) earned first-round byes. The 11 a.m. matches will pit the lowest-remaining seed against Gig Harbor while Capital will take on the highest-remaining seed. The losers of the 9 a.m. matches play for fifth/sixth seed at 1 p.m. Losers of the 11 a.m. matches play for third/fourth seed at 1 p.m., and the winners of the 11 a.m. matches play at 3 p.m.

Yes, I know that sounds confusing, but for CK fans know that your team plays at 9 a.m. and then possibly at 11 a.m. (if they win) and at 1 p.m. (if they lose the 9 a.m. match). The Cougars are only playing for seeding into the West Central/Southwest District tournament, Nov. 4-5 at Yelm High School.

Bainbridge: The Spartans (9-8) lost to Roosevelt Thursday in the Metro League 3A tournament, 3-2, but are already assured of a SeaKing District berth Nov. 3-5 at Juanita and Lakeside High Schools. Bainbridge plays Ballard at 1 p.m. at Chief Sealth HS. A win and Bainbridge would play at 3 p.m. for fifth/sixth. A loss and they would play for the seventh/eighth seed at 5 p.m.

Olympic League 2A: The Kingston Buccaneers (8-8) face Sequim (12-2) at 9 a.m. A win for Kingston and it will play the winner of the North Kitsap/Olympic match at 3 p.m for first/second seed. A loss and the Bucs play at 1 p.m. for third/fourth seed. The NK Vikings (13-1) are the OL2A champs, again, and play Olympic (7-9) at 11 a.m. The loser of that match plays at 1 p.m. against the loser of the Sequim/Kingston match for third/fourth seed. The winners play at 3 p.m. for first/second. The tournament is at North Kitsap HS.

Klahowya: The Eagles (7-7) have already secured their seeding into the West Central District 1A tourney as the No. 2 from the Olympic League 1A. Klahowya hosts Seattle Christian (6-8) at 6 p.m. next Thursday in a loser-out match.

Crosspoint Academy: The Warriors (7-7) have also secured their spot to the Bi-District 2B tournament next week. Crosspoint, as the No. 1 seed out of District 2, faces the winner of the Friday Harbor/Darrington match at 11 a.m. That tourney is Nov. 5 at Stanwood HS.

North Kitsap remains No. 7 in AP football poll

North Kitsap continues to reside at No. 7 among Class 2A teams in the Associated Press state football poll.

The Vikings (8-0) look to complete a perfect regular season with a home game against Tenino on Friday.

Class 4A
1. Camas (7) 8-0 97
2. Richland (3) 8-0 90
3. Sumner 8-0 72
4. Graham-Kapowsin 7-1 58
5. Woodinville 8-0 53
6. Lake Stevens 8-0 50
7. Gonzaga Prep 6-2 35
8. Chiawana 7-1 34
9. Skyline 6-2 26
10. Monroe 8-0 25

Others receiving 6 or more points: none.


Class 3A
1. O’Dea (10) 8-0 100
2. Squalicum 8-0 83
3. Eastside Catholic 7-1 80
4. Peninsula 8-0 66
5. Kamiakin 6-2 51
6. Lincoln 7-1 43
7. Ferndale 7-1 42
8. Garfield 8-0 31
(tie) Bellevue 4-1 31
10, Bonney Lake 6-2 9

Others receiving 6 or more points: none.


Class 2A
1. Archbishop Murphy (10) 8-0 109
2. Tumwater (1) 7-1 93
3. River Ridge 7-0 74
4. Ellensburg 7-1 68
5. Prosser 7-1 61
6. Lynden 7-1 60
7. North Kitsap 8-0 50
8. Liberty (Issaquah) 8-0 41
9. W. F. West 8-0 28
10. Franklin Pierce 7-1 10

Others receiving 6 or more points: none.

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North Kitsap football ranked No. 7 in latest state poll

North Kitsap’s football team is ranked No. 7 among Class 2A teams in the latest Associated Press state poll. For some reason, the Vikings’ record was incorrectly listed at 5-1. They are 6-0 with a home game against Kingston coming Friday

Class 4A
1. Camas (9) 6-0 90
2. Richland 6-0 76
3. Sumner 6-0 70
4. Chiawana 6-0 60
5. Skyline 5-1 56
6. Graham-Kapowsin 5-1 39
7. Lake Stevens 6-0 33
8. Gonzaga Prep 4-2 31
9. Woodinville 6-0 23
10. Monroe 6-0 11

Others receiving 6 or more points: none.

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North Kitsap remains in volleyball coaches poll

North Kitsap remained among the top 10 volleyball teams last week.

NK sits at No. 8 in the Washington State  coaches Association volleyball poll.

Here are the rankings for the different classifications;

Washington State Volleyball Coaches Association State Rankings
1B 2B 1A 2A 3A 4A
Week 4 Week 4 Week 4 Week 4 Week 4 Week 4
Oakesdale Colfax Cascade (Leavenworth) Tumwater Mercer Island West Valley
Mt. Vernon Christian Kalama Lynden Christian Archbishop Murphy Eastside Catholic Auburn Riverside
Providence Classical Christian LaConner Kings Columbia River Gig Harbor Mead
Colton Napavine Cedar Park Christian Ridgefield Bellevue Tahoma
Quilcene Toutle Lake Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) White River Squalicum Bellarmine Prep
Pomeroy Wilbur-Creston Freeman Othello Bonney Lake Curtis
Christian Faith Liberty Naches Valley Steilacom Ferndale Gonzaga Prep
ACH Life Christian Charles Wright Academy North Kitsap Timberline Puyallup
Odessa Davenport Granger Burlington-Edison Mt. Spokane Auburn Mountainview
Sunnyside Christian Mossy Rock LaCenter Fife Prairie Kentwood

Vikings ranked No. 8 in AP football poll

North Kitsap slipped one spot in the latest Associated Press football poll. The Vikings are No. 8 among Class 2A teams.

The Vikings’ record on the poll was incorrectly listed at 4-1. North Kitsap is actually 5-0 after beating Sequim on the road in Week 5.

Class 4A
1. Camas (4) 5-0 85
(tie) Richland (5) 5-0 85
3. Sumner 5-0 71
4. Skyline 4-1 57
5. Chiawana 5-0 40
6. Graham-Kapowsin 4-1 39
7. Gonzaga Prep 3-2 38
8. Lake Stevens 5-0 34
9. Woodinville 5-0 27
10. Monroe 5-0 8

Others receiving 6 or more points: Olympia 7.

Class 3A
1. Eastside Catholic (9) 5-0 90
2. O’Dea 5-0 79
3. Squalicum 5-0 65
4. Ferndale 5-0 58
5. Peninsula 5-0 53
6. Kamiakin 4-1 48
7. Lincoln 4-1 26
(tie) Bellevue 1-1 26
9. Garfield 5-0 21
10. Bonney Lake 4-1 9

Others receiving 6 or more points: Spanaway Lake 8. Oak Harbor 7.

Class 2A
1. Archbishop Murphy (11) 5-0 110
2. Tumwater 4-1 78
3. River Ridge 5-0 73
4. Ellensburg 4-1 64
5. Prosser 4-1 56
6. Lynden 4-1 52
7. Burlington-Edison 5-0 51
8. North Kitsap 5-0 48
9. W. F. West 5-0 21
10. Liberty (Issaquah) 5-0 20


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NK volleyball back in statewide coaches rankings

North Kitsap returned to the Washington State Coaches Association volleyball poll this week.

The Vikings are ranked No. 8 in Class 2A.

Here are the rankings for Week 3;

Class 4A—1, Auburn Riverside. 2, Tahoma. 3, Mead. 4, West Valley. 5, Bellarmine Prep. 6, Curtis. 7, Puyallup. 8, Kennedy Catholic. 9, Auburn-Mountainview. 10, Kentwood.

Class 3A—1, Ferndale. 2, Mercer Island. 3, Eastside Catholic. 4, Bellevue. 5, Bonney Lake. 6, Mount Spokane. 7, Capital. 8, Prairie. 9, Shadle Park. 10, Gig Harbor.

Class 2A—1, Tumwater. 2, Archbishop Murphy. 3, Ridgefield. 4, Columbia River. 5, Selah. 6, White River. 7, Steilacoom. 8, North Kitsap. 9, Burlington Edison. 10, Lakewood.

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

Class 2B—1, Colfax. 2, Kalama. 3, LaConner. 4, Life Christian. 5, Liberty. 6, Napavine. 7, Toutle Lake. 8, Wilbur-Creston. 9, Davenport. 10, Mossyrock.

NK’s Selembo returns, Kyser out for season

Just when North Kitsap received some good news with the return of Olivia Selembo (concussion), the eighth-ranked Vikings found out they will be without senior Caitlyn Kyser for the rest of the volleyball season.

Kyser, a right-side hitter, came down on another players’ ankle during a match last Thursday and left with what was thought was an ankle sprain. Turns out it was a fracture, said NK coach Tim French.

“She’s done. Other players have to step up now,” he said.

French said Kyser, who is in a hard cast, will remain part of the team in some way whether it’s helping in practice, cheering at the game or singing the national anthem.

“They’re always part of the team,” he said.

Girls Swimming: NK’s Beers adds her name to Vikings’ record book

There MUST be something in the water at North Kitsap’s pool, right?

Last week Kingston sophomore Claudia Velie (the Buccaneers practice/hold meets at the NK district pool) secured her seventh state qualifying time for the Class 2A meet and now holds every individual school record.

Well lookout Kitsap swim fans, here comes Eleanor Beers.

Beers, a freshman, is a late comer to the high school swimming scene. She wasn’t sure she wanted to swim the prep season but then decided in favor and NK coach Greg Braun couldn’t be more pleased. Beers has been an outstanding age-grouper for many years (she’s been mentioned plenty of times on The Blogstroke) and now it seems Beers is poised to make her mark in high school.

In two meets, Beers has already set three school records — the 50 and 100 freestyles in a meet against Port Angeles on Sept. 22 — and then against Kingston on Sept. 29. Beers broke a 31-year-old record in the 200 individual medley held by Michelle Arnold in 1985. Beers has state-qualifying times in the 50, 100, 200 IM and 100 backstroke.

Other state qualifiers for North include Isabel Hendryx in the 200 free, 200 IM, 50 free, 100 butterfly, 100 free and 100 backstroke. Izy Iral has qualified in the 50 free, 100 fly and 100 back.

All three Viking relays have qualified with the 200 medley including Hendryx, Claire Stone, Iral and Dannica Hennings. The 200 and 400 free relays include Hendryx, Iral, Hennings and Beers.