Central Kitsap’s girls and North Kitsap’s boys claim Olympic League track and field championships Saturday at Bremerton Memorial Stadium
Central Kitsap won the girls Olympic League championship team title Saturday while North Kitsap’s boys team won as the two area teams battled for the top spot during the two-day meet at Bremerton’s Memorial Stadium.
The Cougars beat out NK’s girls team 162.25 to 106 points. North’s boys prevailed over Central, 114-102. Sequim finished third in the girls standings while Bremerton’s boys finished third.
North Kitsap’s Alyssa Cullen, a Boise State commit, won the 100-meter race in 12.06 seconds, beating out Riley Pyeatt of Sequim, 12.70. Cullen made it a sweep in the sprints by winning the 200-meter race in 24.91 over CK’s Kymeal Gaulden, 26.61.
Sequim’s Pyeatt won the 400 race in 57.35 over Sarah Newhard of Klahowya, 59.28. Pyeatt also won the 800 meters in 2:18.17. Lauren Larson of PA won the 1,600 in 5:09.22 over Maya Nichols of CK, 5:22.27. Larson also won the 3,200 in 11:39.05 over Alyssa Becker of Klahowya, 11:55.12.
Jolene Vaara of Sequim, 16.76, Savannah Fourier of Central Kitsap, 50.82, won the 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles, respectively.
Central Kitsap’s 4×100 relay of Lecia Sincere, Jada Kopp, Savannah Fourier and Gaulden, won in 51.35, holding off Olympic at 52.51. North Kitsap’s Emerson Bollert, Lillian Pruden, Genesi Funston and Cullen teamed to win the 4×200 relay in 1:45.42 over Klahowya at 1:51.55. Sequim took the win in the 4×400 relay over Central Kitsap 4:13.16 to 4:19.29.
Hope Fuiava, the 2019 state 3A champion, won the shot put with a throw of 40-05 for Central Kitsap over Olympic’s Sara Leasiolagi, 37-05, and beat out Alexandra Payne of North Kitsap in the discus with a distance of 127-06 to 120-03.
In the javelin, Grace Schenk won the event for Central Kitsap, 123-03 over Addilyn Varick of North Mason, 104-08. Allie Wildsmith of Bainbridge won the high jump, 5-0, and Ella McRitchie of Bainbridge won the pole vault, 11-0. Jada Kopp also won the long jump for CK in 16-3.25. Cullen of NK won the triple jump, 37-07, as Sincere of CK finished second, 31-11.75.
For the boys, Trent Lewis of Bremerton won the 100-meter race in 11.10 seconds, edging teammate Josh Tapangco in 11.34. Josh Willis of CK claimed the 200-meter reach in 22.88 over Lewis, 23.06.
CK’s Isaiah Archer won the 400 meters in 50.73 over NK’s Jonathan Olmsted, 51.64. Alex Oathout of Klahowya won the 800 meters in 1 minute, 58.87 seconds over CK’s Archer, 2:01.48. Kelton Gagnon of Klahowya gave the Eagles a sweep of the long distance races when he beat his teammate, Oathout, 4:20.50 to 4:26.86. Gagnon also claimed the 3,200 race in 9:31.30 over Noah Hasselblad of North Mason, 9:32.56.
Omaurion Allison Jackson won the 110-hurdles for Olympic in 15.87, while Xander Maestas of PA claimed the 300 hurdles in 43.98.
Bremerton’s Kendrean Hurt, Lewis, Kelo Legova, Tapangco, won the 4×100 relay in 43.48, while Central Kitsap, Josh Wilis, Dawson Fourier, Blake Reynolds and Isaiah Archer, won the 4×400 relay in 3:34.98.
Aiden Simons of North Mason earned the win in the shot put, throwing a distance of 40 feet, 9.5 inches. CK’s Arik Lundberg won the discus, 127-6, Bjorn Danaan-Devas of Port Townsend won the javelin, 160-01, and Diego Menendez of North Kitsap won the high jump, 6-0. William Staley won the pole vault event with a cleared height of 10-06.
Logan Laxson of Sequim won the long jump, 21-0, and Tanner Carstensen of Port Townsend won the triple jump, 39-9.25.
Port Angeles eyeing perfect finish
Port Angeles takes an 11-0 record into the final week of the Olympic League softball season and will look to close out a perfect season.
The Roughriders, which beat Bainbridge 12-1 and Kingston 11-1 last week, take on Central Kitsap Monday and Olympic on Wednesday.
Second-place North Mason (9-3) faces the Trojans Monday while 8-4 Bremerton, Sequim and North Kitsap round out the top teams in shortened spring season.
NK’s Anderson to continue career in college
North Kitsap senior Ryan Anderson committed to play soccer at Arizona Christian this week.
Anderson signed his letter of intent during a signing ceremony with his family by his side. Anderson helped the Vikings to a 6-4 record so far this season. NK’s final game is against Klahowya on Tuesday.
Sequim holds the top spot in the OL with a 9-2 record, followed by Bainbridge (8-0) and Kingston (8-3).
NK’s Rabedeaux named OL South MVP
North Kitsap senior Riley Rabedeaux was named the All-Olympic League MVP for the South Division this week.
Rabedeaux, who signed to play at Adams State University in Colorado, helped the Vikings to a 13-1 record this past season. Rabedeaux was joined on the first-team by teammate Sarah Baugh, a setter, libero/outside hitter Autumn Carver, middle blocker Maddie Pryde, outside hitter/libero Ellyssa Fultz and Lillian Pruden at right-side hitter.
Also making the first team were Central Kitsap setter Keahi Sarono, and teammates Allie Baldridge and Baylee Andrson, both outside hitters, libero and defensive player of the year Cat Calma, middle blocker Camryn Lingenbrink and outside hitter/defensive specialist Carley Wilson. Bainbridge’s middle blocker Allie Wildsmith, and middle blocker/outside hitter Isabella Prentice were also first-team selections.
Second-team nominees were South Kitsap’s Ashlyn Potts at setter/right-side hitter, Elizabeth Worden, setter, Lanah Duque, libero, Kamdy Hagerty, middle blocker; North Kitsap’s Mary Allen, middle blocker/right-side hitter, North Mason’s Morgan Shumaker, middle blocker, and Peyton Sheets, libero, Bainbridge’s Florencia Olivera at libero, Lauren de Gall and Mazzy Thornton at outside hitter/right-side hitter, and Central Kitsap’s Becca Roy at middle blocker.
Honorable mentions include Bremerton’s Joleen Quitugua at libero, Audrey Beaudoin, outside hitter, Marissa Deemer, outside hitter and Danyka Squires, libero, all of Shelton.
Kingston’s Halady headed to Portland State
Senior Morgan Halady committed to play Division I volleyball at Portland State University this week.
Halady, the Olympic League North Division MVP for Kingston, has been a four-year all-league volleyball standout for the Buccaneers. Halady plays club volleyball for Dakine Volleyball Club, which is currently at a national-level tournament after being ranked No. 1 in the Puget Sound region.
NK’s Bower, Klahowya’s Wallis earn MVP accolades
North Kitsap quarterback Colton Bower and Klahowya’s Hunter Wallis were named their respective All-Olympic League MVPs for the short 2021 football season.
Bower, who helped the Vikings to a 5-0 record, finished with 1,114 passing yards and 14 touchdowns on 71 completions and 110 attempts in the OL North Division. Bower was just as proficient on the ground, rushing for 379 yards and four touchdowns on 41 carries, and defense as he finished with 31 tackles, two sacks, two interceptions and a fumble recovery.
Wallis has been a star for Klahowya, which finished its season at 4-1 in the OL South Division, rushing for 641 yards and six TDs and 146 receiving yards and two TDs. Defensively he led with 73 tackles, 5.5 sacks, two interceptions, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.
Klahowya teammate Jake Manavie, a senior, was named the OL South defensive MVP. He finished the season with 46 tackles, five sacks, two INTs returned for TDs and a fumble recovery.
Earning OL North Division offensive MVP honors was Bainbridge’s Cal Breen, 30 catches for 445 yards, 34 carrels for 297 yards and six TDs, and 54 tackles on defense.
NK senior linebacker Cache Holmes had a team-high 48 tackles for the Vikings and two forced fumbles and a sack. Holmes signed this week to play football and wrestle for Southern Virginia University.
Bremerton quarterback Kelo Legova was named OL South Division offensive MVP. Legova, who missed the final game of the season due to an injury, finished with 444 passing yards and seven TDs and rushed for 118 yards and a score in four games.
All-Olympic League Football
North Mason—Caden North, RB, Sr (1st team); Mason Shumaker, LB, Sr (1st team); Trey Sherfick, C, Sr (1st team); Aiden Powell, LB, Jr (1st team); Josh Simons, WR, Jr (1st team); Aiden Simons, DT, Jr (2nd team); Michael Bourstead, DB, Sr (2nd team).
East Jefferson—Gerald Lindsey, LB, So (1st team); Chris Fair, DL, Jr (1st team); Lonnie Kenney, DB, Jr (2nd team); Anson Jones, LB, Jr (2nd team); Logan Massie, ST, Jr (2nd team).
Shelton—Gavin Gould, RB, Sr (1st team); Jack Clements, OL, Jr (1st team); Kyle McGregor, TE, Sr (1st team); Zack Speaks, LB, Sr (1st team); Mason Shirman, OLB, Sr (2nd team); Hunter Bourgault, K, Sr (1st team)Bradley Tiller, LB, So (2nd team); Austin Steele, DL, Sr (2nd team).
Klahowya—Matthew Strickland, C, Sr (1st team); Jake Manavie, WR, Sr (1st team); Logan Wallis, OLB, So (1st team); Michael Divano, K/P, So (1st team); Anthony Hernandez, S, Sr (2nd team); Kasey Major, LB, Sr (2nd team); Gavin Marks, DE, Sr (2nd team); Damon Clarke, QB, Jr (2nd team); Cannon Leifeste, DE, Jr (2nd team).
Bremerton—Ethan Farley, RB, Sr (1st team); Ahmir Paden, RB, Sr (1st team); Trent Lewis, RB, Sr (1st team); Junior Newman, WR, Jr (1st team); Kimo Retome, OLB, Sr (1st team); Derek Collins, OL, Sr (1st team); Tamon Bracy, OL, Jr (1st team); Kevin Powell, K, Sr (1st team); D’Angelo Moore, KR, Jr (1st team); Kendrean Hurt, RB (2nd team).
Kingston—Josh Robison, OL, Sr (2nd team); Tyler Rose, OL, So (1st team); Fisiipeau Tameilau, OL, Fr (2nd team); Lief Nelson, OLB, Sr (1st team); Josh Robison, DL, Sr (1st team); Kyler Coe-Yarr, DB, Sr (1st team).
Port Angeles—Jacob Felton, K (1st team); Jacob Felton, LB (1st team); Jacob Felton, RB (2nd team); Treyton Walde, OL (2nd team); Jaziel Livingston, DL (2nd team); Brantyn Fisler, S (2nd team); Daniel Cable, RB (2nd team); Robert Fors, DL (1st team).
South Kitsap—Adam Kennedy, OL, Sr (1st team); Benjamin Miller, RB, Sr (1st team); Benjamin Miller, LB, Sr (1st team); Devin Easley, DB, Sr (2nd team); Rylen Bayne, DB, Sr (2nd team).
Bainbridge—Jack Mielke, WR, Sr (1st team); Brian Taylor, DB, Sr (1st team); Gabe Todd, QB, Sr (1st team); Connor Costello, C, Sr (2nd team); Austin Coupland, WR, Sr (1st team); Nick Hughes, LB, SR (2nd team); Sasha Hermann, DL, So (2nd team).
North Kitsap—Blake Shipp, DT, Jr (1st team); Sofian Hammou, DT, So (1st team); Quinn Knivila-Ritchie, OL, Jr (1st team); Ryan Pugh, OL, Sr (1st team); Jaxson Gore, WR, So (1st team); Lincoln Castillo, WR, Jr (1st team); AJ Fitsemons, TE, SR (1st team); Matt Oppliger, DB, So, (1st team); Sofian Hammou, OL, So (1st team); Tanner Ziniker, LB, Sr (1st team).
Sequim—Garrett Hoesel, WR, Sr (1st team); Michael Young, DB, Sr (1st team); Isaiah Cowan, LB, Sr (1st team); Walker Ward, OLB, Sr (1st team); Bodi Sanderson, OL, Sr (2nd team); Isaiah Moore, WR, So (2nd team); Beau Halverson, OL, Jr (2nd team); Truman Nestor, OLB, Sr (2nd team).
Central Kitsap—Chandler Linstrom, WR, Sr (1st team); Kalei Pasi, QB, Jr (1st team); Andrew Ahlstrom, OL, Sr (1st team); Aiden McLaughlin, OL, Sr (1st team); Joshua Willis, RB, Sr (1st team); Kouper Hall, RB, So (2nd team); Ty Zeman, DL, Sr (1st team); Sonny Grob, DL, Jr (1st team); Easton Herdman, LB, Jr (2nd team).
Olympic—Jessie Brown, DL (1st team); Trent Feistner, RB (1st team); Jacob Gesell, OL (1st team); Kama Ruis, LB (1st team); Tristan Bluitt, DB (2nd team); Xavier Valenzuela, DB (2nd team).