Kitsap Sports Roundup | Oct. 11

North Kitsap football ranked in latest Seattle Times and Associated Press polls

The Vikings 6-0 record still has the attention of voters statewide. Following the 33-7 win over Bremerton last week, North Kitsap moved into a tie for sixth place in the Associated Press 2A poll with Liberty High School of Issaquah. The Seattle Times has North Kitsap ranked No. 3. The Vikings take on Kingston next week.

Olympic volleyball defeats North Mason, 3-1

On Oct. 10, the Trojans rebounded after losing the first set to take the next three and the match, 23-25, 25-20, 25-19, 25-18. Jaylaa Cabrera and Natalie Lindahl led the way offensively for Olympic with nine kills apiece while Faith Harer added seven and Alani Pajimula had five. Holly Hough had an impressive 27 digs and Ashton Mortrud had 20 digs to go along with three service aces. Kaylani Riley paced the offense with 37 assists.

North Kitsap freshman impresses at Nike Hole in the Wall Invitational

North Kitsap freshman Madison Zosa likely will not be a secret much longer. The freshman runner finished in second place in the 5,000-meter varsity run for teams with an average over 22:30. Her time was 18:56.30, less than three seconds behind the first place runner and nearly 40 seconds better than Port Angeles senior standout Gracie Long. North Kitsap finished tenth as a team in the event.

Bremerton volleyball falls to North Kitsap in battle of top two teams

North Kitsap and Bremerton met for the second time this season, and the result was similar as the Vikings took the match three sets to one, 25-12, 24-26, 25-12, 25-17. Freshman Riley Rabedeaux led North Kitsap with 15 kills as her team stayed undefeated in league play at 8-0. Bremerton has lost only two league games this season and both have come against the Vikings. Junior Lily Gelhaus led the Knights with 10 kills.

North Kitsap soccer defeats Bremerton, 5-0

A win over Bremerton sets up a Thursday night showdown between North Kitsap and Olympic this week. The Vikings took care of business against Bremerton, a game in which five different players scored, certainly a good sign for a team that has struggled to score goals at various times this season. A win on Thursday for the Vikings (6-2, 7-4) would put them into a tie for first place with Olympic (7-1, 9-2-1). North Kitsap handed the Trojans their only league loss earlier this season, but Olympic has come together in the absence of leading scorer Hanna Troy. The Trojans are 6-1 since that Sept. 19, 1-0 loss to North Kitsap.

Central Kitsap boys and girls win Shelton Home 5K

It was a clean sweep for the Central Kitsap boys and girls cross country teams at the Shelton Home 5K, defeating Capital Shelton and Timberline. On the boys side, Andrew Simon won the 5,000 meter race with a time of 16:35.18; teammate Louis Gannon finished fourth in 17:26.03; Lucas Bertnik came in sixth at 17:36.52; Joshua Geiser took home 10th in 17:56.75 and Zach Green was right behind Geiser with a time of 17:57.01.

Meanwhile, the girls dominated their race with senior Molly Fischer, freshman Maya Nichols and junior Sophia Kohler finishing in the top three spots and freshman Kara Shepard taking home fifth. Fischer paced all runners with at time of 19:42.22; Nichols ran the race in 20:26.21; Kohler finished in 21:01.43 and Shephard was just behind at 21:34.01.

Klahowya wins tri-meet with Port Townsend and Kingston

Runners for the Eagles boys and girls cross country teams took home a league victory on Oct. 4 in a tri-meet with Port Townsend and Kingston. The Klahowya boys won the 5,000 meter race despite placing only one runner in the top 5 — junior Lucas Becker, who ran the race in 17:32. But Klahowya runners placed in every slot between six and 13 to help take home the victory. Junior Tanyr Gagnon finished sixth with a time of 18:13 and senior Derek Carpenter came in seventh with a time of 18:29.

On the girls side, freshman Rachel Newhard won the race with a time of 21:02 and senior Savannah Smith took home third with a time of 21:59. Junior Madison Godsey also took home a top ten finish with a time of 23:01, as did sophomore Hannah Meehan, who crossed the line in 23:51.

Olympic League volleyball tournament set for Oct. 28

The four-team tournament will determine the seeds for the 2A district competition that begins Nov. 3. As it stands, North Kitsap and Bremerton are expected to be the top two teams with three more — Kingston, Sequim and North Mason —battling for the final two positions. Kingston currently holds third place with a 5-4 league record with Sequim just behind at 4-4 and North Mason at 4-5. Kingston and North Mason boths have three league games remaining while Sequim has four. The tournament will be hosted by North Kitsap High School.

South Kitsap tennis defeats Sumner, 3-2

Lucas Musselman and Ian Aguilar rebounded after losing the first set of its doubles match to take the next two sets, 6-4, 6-4 and help the Wolves (4-3, 4-7) take down second place Sumner (6-1, 8-1). Gabe Ross won his singles match over Richard Mark 7-6 (10), 6-3 and Logan Anchik defeated Colin Feely, 6-0, 6-3, to give South Kitsap the edge. It was the first loss of the season for Sumner, which now sits two games behind first-place Bellarmine Prep.

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