James Sanchez of Central Kitsap won two events at the South Sound Conference championships this past weekend. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

James Sanchez of Central Kitsap won two events at the South Sound Conference championships this past weekend. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

League swimming roundup: CK’s Sanchez wins two SSC titles; Kitsap swimmers rack up more postseason times

TACOMA — Central Kitsap senior James Sanchez won two South Sound Conference titles at Saturday’s league meet, setting a new meet record time in the 200-yard individual medley in the process.

Sanchez swam the 200 IM in 1 minute, 59.92 seconds, a 3A state qualifying time, and held off Peninsula freshman Hunter Hobbs to capture the league title. Later in the meet, he took home victory in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 48.85, which is also a state time.

Joseph Sandoval took fifth in the 50 free (24.05) and sixth in the 100-yard butterfly (59.62). Ethan Hutton finished sixth in the 100 back (1:03.25)

Local teams pick up more postseason times at Last Chance Meet

Olympic League teams gathered at the Olympic Aquatic Center on Saturday for the league’s annual Last Chance Meet, which serves as a final opportunity for swimmers and relays to qualify for the postseason. The district meet, which will be held Feb. 14-15 at Hazen High School, can also be used to qualify for state.

A pair of 200-yard medley relays picked up district times. Olympic’s “B” relay of Atlee Ferris, Miles Cole, Stanley Leong and Zach Wyant finished first with a time of 2:09.79. Right behind in second was North Kitsap’s foursome of Logan Magallon, Luke Halla, Andrew Parry and Joey Florent (2:13.91).

Rowan Powell of North Kitsap scored a district time in the 200-yard IM with a time of 2:29.06. Fellow Viking Mac MacKinnon swam a district time in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:15.73).

Kingston’s Zawadi Leon and Evan Yamane both got district times in the 100 free (57.19) and 500-yard freestyle (5:58.62) respectively.

Olympic’s Warrick Bottai swam a 1:11 flat in the 100-yard backstroke to qualify for the district meet.

South Kitsap finishes fourth at SPSL meet

Wolves divers took the top two spots in the diving competition at the South Puget Sound League meet as the team finished fourth overall. Connor Twiss and Blake Baldschun finished first and second respectively.

The 200-yard medley relay of Andrew Carlos, David Bidus, Charlie Moore and Ethan Conrad took fourth, as did the 400-yard freestyle relay team of Conrad, Cole Smith, Carlos and Moore.

More in Sports

JR Ritchie threw five shutout innings for Bainbridge and also had two singles and a walk in four plate appearances against North Kitsap on Wednesday. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Bainbridge fires on all cylinders in 10-0 win over N. Kitsap

JR Ritchie did a little bit of everything for Bainbridge in Wednesday’s… Continue reading

Sarah Hoyt delivers an RBI in the sixth inning of a 14-12 win over Gig Harbor. (Mark Krulish |Kitsap News Group)
South Kitsap outslugs Gig Harbor, 14-12, to improve to 5-0

South Kitsap’s bats have been hot all season long. Entering Monday’s game… Continue reading

Kendall Becker of North Kitsap is safe at home ahead of the tag against Port Angeles. Pierre LaBossiere/For the North Kitsap Herald
PA comes from behind to beat NK in softball

North Kitsap led or the game was tied most of the contest,… Continue reading

North Kitsap’s Alyssa Cullen (front) takes the baton from Genesi Funston in the 4x200 relay. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
NK’s Cullen wins 4 events at meet with Bainbridge, CK

Alyssa Cullen may have lost out on her junior year track season,… Continue reading

Jaxson Gore (22) makes the throw to complete the double play against Central Kitsap. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Not pretty but NK beats CK 12-6

Friday’s matchup between two 4-0 teams wasn’t as clean as you’d might… Continue reading

Mark Krulish
Emotions run the gamut at end of ‘fall’ season

A few weeks ago I wrote about expecting the unexpected in this… Continue reading

Bainbridge's Damoni Mckenna-Greenawalt and North Kitsap's Angel Chavez sprint for a loose ball. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Bainbridge boys shut out North Kitsap in soccer

Bainbridge broke open a fast-paced, physical match with North Kitsap in the… Continue reading

<em>Coach Ron Allen and the Piranha’s kick things off with some practice laps.</em>		Ken Park/North Kitsap Herald
Piranha’s return to Poulsbo pool

They swam outdoors, even went to Fife to train

Lillian Pruden puts a shot past the Kingston blockers during North Kitsap’s final volleyball match of the season. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
NK spikes Kingston in battle of top teams

North Kitsap and Kingston finished first in their respective Olympic League divisions,… Continue reading

Chandler Lindstrom catches a 63-yard touchdown for Central Kitsap against Sequim. (Michael Dashiell/Sequim Gazette)
Week 5 Olympic League Football Roundup

Bainbridge 28, South Kitsap 14 PJ Miller’s 2-yard touchdown run in the… Continue reading

Bainbridge running back Jack Mielke spins his way into the end zone in the Spartans’ 28-14 win over South Kitsap on Friday night. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Bainbridge ends football season with romp over SK

Bainbridge legend Tom Paski and assistant coach John Fox once promised to… Continue reading

North Kitsap running back Kelly Wanzek bursts through the line during Thursday night’s win over Olympic. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap caps perfect season with victory over Olympic

Normally, an undefeated season ends with with a victory at the Tacoma… Continue reading