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North Kitsap, North Mason, Kingston take top three spots to district volleyball; Bainbridge second at Metro swim meet

The North Kitsap girls soccer team won its West Central District 2A opener in convincing fashion over Franklin Pierce, 6-0, at Vikings Stadium in Poulsbo.

North Kitsap now moves into a Tuesday, Nov. 5, quarterfinal game against Fife at Franklin Pierce Stadium at 7 p.m. 

Charlotte Bond scored four goals and had an assist while freshman Fia Jagodzinske added a goal as did Grace Billings. 

North Mason lost its opener, 2-0, to Eatonville as the Bulldogs season came to a close. … Bainbridge lost its loser-out game in the 3A Metro League tournament, 6-0, to Holy Names, earlier this week. 

NOTE: Klahowya will open the 1A district at home Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 5:30 p.m. with a chance to move into the championship game on Nov. 7.  … Central Kitsap will face either Wilson or Kelso in the 3A district quarterfinals Tuesday, Nov. 5 at CK High School. That game is scheduled for a 7 p.m. start.  … Crosspoint’s boys soccer team will play in the 1B/2B Tri-District tournament against Friday Harbor Nov. 5 at 1:30 p.m. at Linde Community Fields in Friday Harbor. 

Volleyball: North Kitsap takes top seed to district

North Kitsap defeated North Mason to earn the No. 1 seed into the West Central District 2A tournament with a 3-0 win Saturday at Bremerton High School. Game scores were 25-18, 29-27, 25-11. 

The Vikings (15-1) will play at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, against the winner of the River Ridge/White River match (at 5 p.m.) at North Mason High School. A win for the Vikings and they’ll secure their eighth-straight state tournament appearance. 

North Mason, the No. 2 seed, hosts Highline (9-7) at 5 p.m., Nov. 7, against Highline. A win and the Bulldogs (12-4) will face Washington (15-1) at 7 p.m. with a chance to head into the semifinals and secure a berth to state.

Kingston earned the No. 3 seed to district with a 3-0 win over Port Angeles in the third-fourth seeding match. The Buccaneers (10-6) will play at 5 p.m. against Foster (11-5), Nov. 7, at Franklin Pierce in their opener and a win moves them into the quarterfinals at 7 p.m. Port Angeles will play Orting (9-6) at 5 p.m. at Franklin Pierce. 

Girls Swimming: Spartans finish second at Metro League meet

The Bainbridge Spartans pushed Lakeside but couldn’t come up with the team title in the Metro League 3A girls swimming championships Saturday at Snohomish Aquatic Center.

Lakeside held on for a 663.5 to 641 win. 

Freshman Emma Solseng won a league title in the 100-yard breaststroke. The freshman drooped 2.30 seconds off her entry time to win in 1 minute, 4.58 seconds over Kalie Bui of Franklin High in 1:05.02. 

Bainbridge won the 200 medley relay in 1 minute, 47.28 seconds — dropping its seeding time by 2.37 seconds. Margaret Hayes, Emma Solseng, Moorea Eldon-Everts and Xaveria Rodriguez dominated second-place Lakeside who finished in 1:51.18. 

Hayes finished second to Lakeside’s Nathalie Valdman in the 200 freestyle in a dramatic finish, 1:50.50 to 1:50.62.She was also second in the 100 backstroke by a narrow margin to Roosevelt’s Kate Leary, 56.65 to 57.51. In the 50 free, Rodriguez and Solseng finished second and third while Bainbridge’s Bryn Tiernan was third in the 1-meter diving with 322.45 points. 

Siena Levan of Bainbridge was eighth in the 100 butterfly while Rodriguez finished third in the 100 freestyle. Bainbridge’s Eden Michael placed fifth in the 500 freestyle, Naomi Howard placed eighth in the 100 backstroke.

The Spartans team of Rodriguez, Sydney Sorenson, Solseng and Hayes held off Lakeside in the 200 free relay in 1:37.45 to 1:38.33. Bainbridge finished fourth in the 400 free relay. 

The Sea-King District meet is Nov. 8-9 at Mary Wayte pool. 

Central Kitsap fifth at district 3A meet

The Cougars from Central Kitsap earned a third-place finish and added five more state-qualifying times from the West Central District 3A meet over the weekend at Henry Foss High School in Tacoma.

Amanda Ashmore of Central Kitsap won a district title in the 100-yard butterfly in 59.80 seconds, holding off Stadium’s Abagail Yalcin in 1:00.56. Ashmore also placed second in the 100 backstroke in 59.56. CK sophomore Eleanor Hebard tied for second in the 100 freestyle in 55.71 with Trudy Patterson of Yelm and was third in the 50 free.

The Cougars qualified the 200 freestyle relay and 400 free relay when both relays finished second to Gig Harbor. Individually, CK added the 200 IM when Alayna Kisiday finished third, and the 50 and 100 free to its state roster. CK had already qualified its 200 medley relay, 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke to state.

Gig Harbor won the team title with 315.50 points with CK finishing with 151.5.

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