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CK Advances in Narrows Soccer, SK Loses to Stadium

Central Kitsap beat a physical Olympia Bears team, 2-1 today in a loser-out match at Mount Tahoma. CK will face Wilson on Monday in a fifth seed-loser out match. Niles Stirrett scored the game-winner. Check out the Sun later today for a full story on all playoff games from today.

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Central Kitsap senior Jordan Rought keeps the ball in play against the Olympia Bears in a loser-out match in the Narrows League tournament at Mount Tahoma HS Saturday. CK won 2-0. (Annette Griffus | For The Kitsap Sun)


UPDATE: In the second game of the ‘Kitsap-doubleheader’ South Kitsap dropped its semifinal game, losing to Stadium 4-0.

South Kitsap will play the loser of the Bellarmine Prep/Gig Harbor match at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

South Kitsap soccer fans enjoy the sunshine at the Narrows League tournament in Tacoma on Saturday. SK lost to Stadium, 4-0.
South Kitsap soccer fans enjoy the sunshine at the Narrows League tournament Saturday in Tacoma. SK lost to Stadium, 4-0.

A Lap Around The Pool

Here’s an update on what some of our local swimmers have been up to as they look toward the state meet in Federal Way in two weeks. 

North Kitsap’s Bethany Aban has already qualified for the 3A meet in three events; the 100 backstroke (1:03.61), 100 fly (1:00.70) and 100 breast (1:11.51). The Vikings’ relays have also qualified for the West Central District meet at Hazen Pool in Renton Nov. 6-7. Bremerton’s Erin Wolnough qualified for the 3A district meet in the 500 free and 100 back.

Central Kitsap’s Liane Hirata will be heading to the 4A state meet after qualifying in the 100 back in 1:02.24. The 4A WCD meet begins Thursday with the diving finals at 4:30 p.m. at Foss HS. Swimming prelims are at 3 p.m. Friday at Rogers HS with the finals at 4 p.m. on Saturday

The Narrows League championship, held over the weekend, saw several CK and SK swimmers qualify for district. You can read about that here

The 2A WCD meet will at Olympic High School, Nov. 7. The meet begins with the diving prelims and the finals starting at 12:30 p.m., followed by swimming finals at 4 p.m.

A Crystal ‘Volley’ Ball

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 for positioning.

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) Monday.

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 state tournament.

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 later.

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.