Category Archives: Tennis

State tennis: Klahowya’s Landram into semifinals

Klahowya’s Tracy Landram, the two-time defending state champion, won both of her matches at the Class 2A state tennis tournament and will play in the semifinals Saturday at the Nordstrom Tennis Center at the University of Washington.

Landram, a senior who is headed to play at the Air Force Academy next year, beat Ashley Bond, 6-0, 6-0 and Isabelle Long of Interlake. A score was unavailable from that match. Landram will play Bella Hoyos of Bellingham Saturday.

North Kitsap’s Zach Fohn won his opening match over Jimmy Do of Black Hills before dropping his quarterfinal match against Luat Le of Interlake. Fohn faces Drew Adams of Clarkston in a loser-out match Friday.

In girls 2A doubles, Lindsey Wicklein and Erica Daniels split their first two matches and are still vying for a trophy. Wicklein and Daniels play Tiara Atchley and Jayme Towne of Hockinson in the consolation bracket Friday. Also, Marilyn Fick and Charlotte Kilborn of Kingston lost both of their matches.

In 3A boys doubles, Bainbridge’s Matt Alderson and Jacob Christensen advanced to the semifinals with wins over Vu and Swain of Highline, 6-2, 6-0; and Jacob Yanello and Joel Richardson of Lakes, 6-2, 6-3. Alderson and Christiansen will play Quinten Dicken and Shane Sandin of Hanford Saturday. Also, Bainbridge’s Keet Curtis and Ben DeVries lost their opening match, 7-5, 6-0 to Dicken and Sandin, and their consolation match against I. Jones and Z. Jones of Columbia River, 0-6, 6-4, 6-2. In girls, Bainbridge’s Kate Jameson and Jordan Ferguson lost their opening match and are playing in a loser-out match Friday.

In the 4A girls singles, South Kitsap’s Kaiyln Skjonsby lost her opening match to Kamiak’s Sally Park and dropped into the consolation bracket. Skjonsby plays Gemma Robinson of Olympia in a loser-out match Friday.

In 4A boys, South’s Dakota Giddings lost to Vincente Veras of Eastlake in his opening match and then lost to Gergo Muller of Stanwood in a loser-out match.

District weekend updates


Kingston’s nine-game winning streak came to an end at Yelm on Saturday. Lynden beat the Bucs 4-3 in the first-round of the Class 2A state tournament. It was the fifth straight year Kingston has advanced to state.

North Kitsap lost to Burlington-Edison by the same score in Bellingham.

Chimacum beat Ridgefield 7-4 and will play Kalama or Cedar Park Christian later for a berth to the 1A state tournament.


Bainbridge 3, Shorewood 2 (Spartans advance to 3A semifinals)

Central Kitsap 1, Issaquah 0 (CK advances to 4A semifinals)


Bainbridge’s girls are playing for a state lacrosse title today against Lake Sammamish at Eastside Catholic near Bellevue.


4A: South Kitsap and Central Kitsap both won to clinnch state berths. They will play each other at 4 p.m. in a seeding game.

2A: North Mason was eliminated; Kingston won its first game but needs to win two more to make it to state.


More coaches coming and going

Just heard from Central Kitsap athletic director Bill Baxter. He told me he hired a new tennis coach. It’s a name familiar to area tennis people: former Olympic coach Don Patraw.

Also, Port Angeles needs a new girls basketball coach. Mike Knowles stepped down after winning his fourth straight league title. Knowles had to stints as coach at PA. He won nine league titles combined.
Update: PA apparently has filled the post with Mike Poindexter.

Saturday State Scoreboard: Bainbridge softball, Bainbridge’s Carter and Porter-Jameson, Klahowya’s Landram into the finals

It’s early and a lot of good things have already happened for Kitsap-area high school athletes.

3A Softball: The Bainbridge Spartans are back in the championship game for the third straight year. The Spartans beat Kelso 4-2 in the semifinals and will play Juanita for the state title at 2:30 p.m. at the Regional Athletic Complex in Lacey. Juanita’s won 9-3, 10-1 and 7-0 so the Rebels will be formidable.

3A Tennis: Bainbridge’s Sasha Carter will play for her third state championship later today, taking on Metro League rival Natalie Allen of Holy Names in Kennewick. Carter was the 1A title as a freshman at Annie Wright, sat out her sophomore year after transferring to Bainbridge, and won the 3A title a year ago, beating Allen, a good friend and doubles partner in USTA regional play.

UPDATE: Bainbridge’s Scott and Matt Alderson lost today and finished eighth in boys doubles. … Grace Porter and Kate Jameson will also play for a state title. the Bainbridge duo won 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 over Seattle Prep’s Barbara Ann Carey and Sarah Newman and will face Mercer Island’s Kelly Crandall/Nora Tan in the championship match.

2A Tennis: Tracy Landram of Klahowya is back in the finals for a third straight year at the Nordstrom Tennis Center on the UW campus. Landram was second as a sophomore, won the title as a junior and will face Abigail Pellett of Ellensburg in the finals today.  … Luet Le of Interlake came back to beat North Kitsap’s Zach Fohn 2-6, 7-5, 6-4 in boys semifinals.

UPDATE: North Kitsap’s Bryanna Bohl and Kelsey Grunigan lost 6-7, 6-2, 6-4 to West Valley’s Ann Phan/Dru Sanchez in the semifinals and will play for third and fifth.

UPDATE: Landram was able to defend her title with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Pellett in the finals.

2A softball: Sequim advanced to the state title game by beating Anacortes 8-7. The Wolves will play Ellensburg at 2:30 for the championship.

Check back later for more updates or go to and check out the brackets for all sports and classifications.

Later today, Bainbridge plays for the 3A state soccer title and Chimacum goes for the 1A state baseball title. We’ve also got a pair of doubles team on the court right now, playing in the state semifinals. And the state track and field championships are starting to crank up at Mount Tahoma High School (4A/3A/2A) and in Cheney (1A/2b/1b).

District softball in Spanaway

Both South Kitsap and Central Kitsap are losing their opening games at the 4A West Central/Southwest softball tournament in Spanaway today.
I will update games throughout the day.

UPDATE (1:30 p.m.): We have some finals. South Kitsap lost to Kentwood 11-4 and Central Kitsap lost to Puyallup, 15-0, in a mercy-rule shortened five innings. South will play Auburn Riverside at 2 p.m. in a loser-out game.

Central Kitsap will also play in a loser out game at 4 p.m., against the loser of the Beamer/Kentlake game.

Also, from 4A girls tennis here at Sprinker Rec Center, SK’s Kailyn Skjonsby qualified for the state tournament and was playing for seeding for fifth/sixth seed. On the boys side SK’s Blake Staudenraus was trying to qualify as an alternate after losing his first match this morning. South’s doubles team of Dakota Giddings and Issac Roinas lost and were eliminated.

UPDATE: South Kitsap, the Narrows League champs and No. 1 seed, went 0-2 today. The Wolves lost to Auburn Riverside 3-2 in eight innings. SK had the bases loaded in the bottom of the eighth but couldn’t get the tying run in. Last year, SK went 0-2 at district.

Meanwhile Central Kitsap is dominating Beamer in its loser-out game. CK leads 6-1 in the second inning. If the Cougars hold on and win, they will play at loser-out, winner-to-state game at noon Saturday against Jefferson.

In 2A action, Kingston and North Mason won their opening games. Kingston beat Steilacoom 8-3. North Mason beat Sumer  26-3 — no kidding. Tristan Stromberg 4-5 with three RBI and Marissa Brown was 5-for-5 with four RBI.

North Mason plays Franklin Pierce at 6 p.m. in a winner-to-state game. Kingston plays Sequim at 6 p.m. in a winner-to-state game.

Olympic lost to Interlake 10-4 and will play the loser of the Port Angeles/Lindbergh game, which is being played at 6 p.m., Saturday at 10 a.m. That game is loser out.

UPDATE: CK beat Beamer, 8-1, and advanced to play Jefferson in a winner-to-state, loser out game Saturday at noon. 

North Mason and Kingston just got underway. Everything is running about a half-hour late.

UPDATE: North Mason leads Franklin Pierce 3-1 after three innings while Kingston and Sequim are scoreless after an 1 1/2 innings.

UPDATE: North Mason leads Franklin Pierce 5-1 in the top of the sixth. Sequim has a 6-0 lead over Kingston in bottom of the fourth.

UPDATE: It’s a final. North Mason won 6-1 and guaranteed its 12th straight state tournament berth. Molleigh Fusare, who took over for Paula Grande, will make her debut at state next week.

Changes coming to postseason tennis schedule

So the original plan, to hold a massive 40-person Class 2A West Central sub-district tournament, has been scrapped. North Kitsap athletic director Craig Barry, who serves as the league’s tennis commissioner, told me it was because too much school would be missed.
Instead, the Olympic League will hold a league tournament on Saturday at North Kitsap with the top five finishers qualifying for the sub-district tournament. That tourney, also at NK, is May 14, with 12 of the 16 entrants moving onto the district tournament, which begins on May 17.
UPDATE: The Narrows League tennis tournament has been moved to next week so teams have more time to make up matches. The tourney is now May 11 and 14. The 4A is at South Kitsap and the 3A is at Mount Tahoma.

Knights Casias Keeps on Winning

Bremerton’s Bre Casias is starting to make playing tennis look pretty easy.

Casias, a left-handed sophomore, won again on Wednesday, beating Kingston’s Austen Turner 6-0, 6-0 in a battle of No. 1s. Casias is 5-1 on the season. Her lone loss came against Klahowya standout and fellow sophomore Tracy Landram.

If Casias and Turner keep playing, they could have a pretty great rivalry the next couple of years.

Bremerton's No. 1 singles player Bre Casias improved to 5-1 on Wednesday after beating Kingston's No. 1, Austen Turner, 6-0, 6-0. (Annette Griffus | Kitsap Sun)