Bremerton junior Lauryn Chandler capped her season with a Class 2A state championship in the 100-meter hurdles Friday at Mount Tahoma in Tacoma.
Chandler won the race in 14.84 seconds, bettering second-place finisher Madi Frampton in 15.02.
North Kitsap freshman Alyssa Cullen finished in third place in the 2A triple jump (check out the video here) with a distance of 35-7. Olympic’s Hanna Troy was fifth (35-5.25). In 2A javelin, North Kitsap’s Lauren Weins finished ninth, just off the podium at 114-11. Lily Campbell of North Mason was eighth in the 2A javelin with a throw of 120-8.
In 4A, Emily Reeder of South Kitsap placed third in the shot put with a distance of 41-1. Seth Tower of Central Kitsap was fifth in the high jump, 6-2, in Class 3A.
Emma Chee of Bainbridge placed third in the 3A pole vault with a height of 12-6.
In 4A, South Kitsap’s Deyondre Davis finished second in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 14.54, just behind winner Germain Barnes of Chiawana in 14.38.
In qualifying heats for Saturday’s finals, Olympic’s Adam Johnson is seeded fourth in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.10 seconds. Oly’s Troy is seeded fifth in the 100 for the girls in 12.41 while Bremerton freshman Nyaijah Johnson qualified eighth in 12.70. In the boys 200 run, Johnson of Olympic is seeded seventh into Saturday’s finals. Troy had a false start in the first heat of the 200 and was disqualified.
In 3A, Emma Brundige of Bainbridge is seed fourth in the 100 in 12.57. Teammate Carlo Ruggerio is seeded fifth in the boys 800 run in 1:56.89.
Annika Taylor of North Kitsap is the fifth seed in the 2A 800 run with a qualifying time of 2:20.20.
In the 4A 800 heats, South Kitsap put two into the finals. Evelyn Collins-Winn, a freshman, qualified sixth in 2:16.92 and teammate Paxton DePoe, a junior, is the seventh seed in 2:17.20. In the boys 400, Kingston’s James Dillow is seeded fifth in 50.49 in 2A.
Also in 4A, South Kitsap’s Davis is the third seed in the 300 hurdles after a qualifying time of 37.78.
Bremerton is the top seed in the 2A girls 4×100-meter relay of Lauryn Chandler, Nyaijah Johnson, T’Caela Wilcher and Tyishea McWhorter, after winning the second heat in a time of 48.78. That race is scheduled for a 1:25 p.m. start.
Softball: NK, Olympic, Klahowya bounced from state tourneys
North Kitsap won its opening game at the Class 2A state tournament, 9-6 over East Valley at Selah on Friday, then lost to Sehome 12-0 in the quarterfinals.
The loss put the Vikings into the losers bracket where they lost to Sedro-Woolley 15-0.
Lamara Villiard went 4-for-4 in the win against East Valley and Alicia Goetz made some “amazing defensive plays” at second base, NK coach Jamie Smaaladen said.
“We didn’t hit the ball the last two games and had too many errors in the second game,” Smaaladen said. “We played through injuries but couldn’t pull it off.
“It was a great learning experience for our girls to get to state because next year we are here again and pushing farther.”
Olympic went 0-2 in its return to the state tournament since the 2015 season. The Trojans lost to Ridgefield 7-4 and Lynden 14-6.
Morgan Kroesser had a grand slam against Lynden.
“It was a tough one,” Oly coach Jessica Cabato said. “The team, unfortunately, came out flat and didn’t play to our potential.”
Cabato said she had hoped to send the seniors out with a stronger finish in her, and their, fourth season.
“This team set the goal early on to make it to state this year and stayed focused on achieving it,” she added. “I feel very blessed to have gotten these four years on the field with these girls, especially with (my daughter) Kaira. Getting to be so involved in her softball journey has brought me more joy than I ever imagined.”
At the 1A tournament in Richland, the Klahowya Eagles lost to Castle Rock 11-1 and Connell 10-5 in extra innings.
The Eagles (12-9) fought back to tie the game against Connell late off an Amber Bumbalough home run. But a controversial call by the home plate umpire went Connell’s way, extending the inning, as Connell tacked on five runs for the eventual win in the 11th inning.
NK’s Wallis to face CR’s Grisham in semis
Danya Wallis of North Kitsap will face Columbia River’s Faith Grisham in what could be a stellar semifinal matchup as Wallis tries to claim her fourth straight Class 2A singles tennis title on Saturday.
Wallis beat Hailey Peterson of Sehome in her opener, 6-0, 6-0, and Lena Irtingkauf of Clarkston, 6-1, 6-0.
Marissa Nemeth of Olympic will face Anna Rios of Foster in the other semifinal after Nemeth beat Sydney Cameron of W.F. West 7-5, 6-3 and Mary-Frances Ballew of seal 6-2, 6-1. North Kitsap’s No. 2 Anna Brouchal lost her opener 6-0, 6-0 to Annie Hoang of Mountlake Terrace then rebounded to win a three-set match, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3 over Kerington Tenwick of Clarkston.
In doubles, Kingston’s Lily Beaulieu and Emily Shaleen are into the semifinals after beating Macy Hampton and Daishawn Roylance of Othello 6-4, 6-0. Beaulieu and Shaleen defeated Rachel Wilkerson and Carissa Kart of Centralia 6-4, 7-5.
Bremerton’s Darija Maric and Jasmine Palaganas won their first match, a 3-6 6-3, 6-4 match against Kalli Willett and Allison Manion of East Valley-Yakima. The Knights’ pair then lost to Nina Vongsaly and Katrina Kuntz of Sammamish 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 and will play a loser-out match Saturday. Palaganas and Maric take on Hampton and Roylance of Othello in the fourth/seventh trophy match.
In the 2A boys singles, Scott Lyons of North Kitsap survived day one after losing his opening match. Lyons lost to Sehome’s Shane Lynette 6-0, 6-2 then beat Kingston’s Ian Schmid 6-2, 6-3. Lyons will play Othello’s Kyler Villarreal Saturday.
In doubles, NK’s Justus Jagodzinski and Nate Blanchard are into the semifinals after winning twice. The Viking pair beat Levi Garza and Josh Valdez of Othello 6-2, 6-3 and Gunnar Nelson and Sam Whipple of Black Hills 6-0, 6-4. Jagodzinski and Blanchard will face Liberty’s Bryan Le and Marco Sabrino in the semis.
Olympic’s Keaton Dean and Aidan Ortega will play a loser-out match after splitting its first matches of the tourney. Dean and Ortega lost to Bryan Le and Marco Sabrino of Liberty 6-1, 6-1 in their opener. They beat Dixon Gerer and Aaron Fillmore of Cheney 2-6, 6-1, 6-0 to advance and play Parker Reynolds and Ellab Garza of Toppenish.
In 3A singles, Tyler Feldbush of Central Kitsap will play Tan Nguyen of Kamiakin in a loser-out match at Tri-City. Feldbush won his opener 6-1, 6-2 over Faiz khan of Shorecrest before falling to Thomas Pauisell of O’Dea 6-0, 6-2.
Gabe Ross of South Kitsap lost both his matches in the 4A tournament at Columbia Basin Racquet Club. Ross lost to Angelo Bravo of Hanford 6-3, 6-3 and Yevgeny Kolomlyets of Cascade 6-3, 6-2.
In 1A boys, Klahowya’s Taylor Fite is still alive after losing his opener match 7-6(9), 6-1 to Caleb Hardesty of Tonasket. Fife beat Ben Newman of La Salle 6-2, 6-0 and will face Nolan Ng of Riverside Saturday in a loser-out match.
All matches for Saturday in each classification begin at 8 a.m.