The Bainbridge Spartans softball team continued their school record, and quite possibly state record, consecutive Class 3A state appearance streak with a 4-0 win over West Seattle Tuesday.
The Spartans beat West Seattle at the SeaKing District tournament and moved into Thursday’s semifinal against Redmond at the Southwest Athletic Complex. Redmond is the defending state champion.
Bainbridge’s consecutive state streak, which began in the 2007-8 season, has outlasted other top programs around the state including Adna (1A) 11 years, Juanita (4A) nine years, Kamiakin (4A) 8 years, Woodinville (4A) seven years, Castle Rock/Toutle Lake (1A) seven years.
Against West Seattle, Malia Peato posted the shutout, going seven innings and giving up three hits and, striking out eight and no walks. She also retired the first 11 batters she faced before giving up a hit. Peato also helped herself by driving in two runs on a triple. Catcher Maddie Loverich added a double and Sara Colley had an RBI for the Spartans.
Boys Soccer: NK, SK both lose first-round state games
Both the South Kitsap and North Kitsap soccer teams saw their seasons come to a close with losses Wednesday evening in their respective state tournaments.
At Kitsap Bank Stadium in Port Orchard, South Kitsap lost to Mount Vernon 4-0 in the Class 4A tourney. The Wolves could never get on track against MV, which scored twice in the first half. South did have its chances but couldn’t convert.
North Kitsap lost to three-time defending 2A champion Archbishop Murphy 3-1 at Vikings Stadium in Poulsbo. ATM led 1-0 before Wyatt Murphy tied the game in the opening minute of the second half. The Wildcats went up 2-1 on a goal by Buba Manneh in the 50th and he scored again to secure the win for ATM three minutes later.
Klahowya’s season ends in shootout loss
The Klahowya boys soccer team saw its season end Tuesday with a shootout loss in overtime 5-4, to South Whidbey in the opening round of the Class 1A state tournament.
The Eagles fell behind 1-0 at halftime before Andrew Dickson scored from about 25 yards out to tie the match. South Whidbey again took a lead, 2-1, and, again, Klahowya answered with less than two minutes left in regulation.
After two five-minute overtimes, the two teams went back-and-forth in the shootout with South Whidbey coming out on top.
Golf: Locals swing their way to state
Luke Morris of North Mason won the boys Class 2A West Central District qualifier Tuesday played at Gold Mountain’s Olympic (boys) and Cascade (girls) courses. Morris shot a 40 in his first nine holes and a 43 on the second for a total of 83.
Olympic’s Chris Duckworth was third (46-44-90), and Malik Whitcher (44-48-92) of Bremerton tied with Port Angeles’ Matthew Locke (46-46-92). The top seven placers automatically moved on to their respective state tournaments.
Klahowya’s Garett and Landon Benzing finished third and fourth, respectively, in the 1A tourney. Garett shot an 86 and Landon an 81. Aaron Phillips of Klahowya qualified 11th (100) as the Eagles finished second in the team standings.
Other qualifiers include Central Kitsap’s Maggie Kelly (48-46-94), Samantha Henricks of North Kitsap (52-50-102) and Olympic’s Emily Dixon (52-51-103).