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The Bainbridge Spartans claimed their sixth Metro League and CK’s James Sanchez earns district win

The three-time defending state 3A champion Bainbridge Spartans added to their long list of achievements Saturday with their sixth Metro League 3A boys swimming championship.

The Spartans beat all-comers at the league meet at Snohomish Aquatic Center to finish with 826 points. Runner-up Lakeside finished with 704 points. 

Bainbridge earned three individual wins. 

Jude Wenker won the 200-yard freestyle in a time of 1:40.37 and the 100 freestyle in 45.87. Bainbridge’s Oskar Bannister tied with Jack McGrath of O’Dea to finish second in 48.16 in the 100 free. 

Kiernan Liberman won the 1-meter diving with a score of 480.05.  

Andrew Witty finished second in the 200 IM and 100 breaststroke, Brian Taylor finished second in diving. The 200 freestyle and 400 free relays were winners as well.

Central Kitsap’s Sanchez wins district butterfly title

James Sanchez continued his successful season leading up to the state 3A championships by claiming a West Central District title in the 100-yard butterfly Saturday at Mount Tahoma High School.

Sanchez touched the wall well ahead of the rest of the field in 52.57 seconds. Peninsula’s Tanner Giesy was second in 56.64.

Sanchez finished second to Billy Oates of Gig Harbor in the 100 backstroke. Oates touched the wall in 51.41 with Sanchez a close second in 53.55. CK’s Joseph Sandoval placed seventh in the 100 backstroke. 

The Cougars’ 200 medley and 400 freestyle relays also finished seventh. CK coach Whitney Dodd said she was proud of the 400 relay because they came into the meet with a 3:36 and finished six seconds faster. Freshmen Kai Boydon and Colton Nuss went into the meet as wild cards, dropped significant time in their events and made the finals. Boydon placed 10th in the butterfly and Nuss was 11th in the backstroke.

The top four placers move on to the state meet, Feb. 21-22.

BOYS BASKETBALL: Seasons continue for Olympic, South Kitsap 

The Olympic Trojans continued their strong second-half of the season and pulled off a season-saving win over Sequim, 59-47, Saturday at Port Townsend to secure the fourth seed to the 2A West Central District. 

South Kitsap lost to Rogers 51-37 Saturday in a four-five seeding game and will play a district pig-tail game at 7 p.m. Monday at Graham-Kapowsin against Todd Beamer. 

GIRLS SOCCER: North Kitsap trio named to All-State teams

North Kitsap girls soccer team placed three on the All-State 2A team from this past fall.

Sophie Pixton was named to the first team, whileCharlotte Bond and Kamora McMillian were named to the second team.

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