Kasey Wallace of North Kitsap holds at second base in a game earlier this season.

NK girls make it to state the hard way

  • Staff report
  • Tuesday, May 24, 2022 1:43pm
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Competitions took place last weekend to see who would advance to the state finals this weekend.

Softball

North Kitsap’s girls softball team advanced to the state playoffs the hard way, coming up through the loser’s bracket in the District 2/3 2A fastpitch tourney.

NK, the 11th seed, plays sixth-seeded Tumwater May 27 at Selah in the first round at state. If they win, they play the winner of the game between Lynden, No. 3, and Rochester, No. 14, that same day.

The Vikings, seeded fourth, lost to No. 5 Olympic 4-2 in the first round, so they had to play again last Friday to stay in it, beating Franklin Pierce, seeded 13th, 7-1.

The next day, the Vikings snuck by No. 10 seeded North Mason 3-2 before beating ninth-seeded Orting 8-3.

Olympic went on to place second in the tourney, falling in the title game to seventh-seeded Fife 6-3. Port Angeles, seeded No. 1, finished third with a 15-10 win over sixth seed Sequim.

Tennis

Teegan DeVries of North Kitsap was seeded as the No. 1 seeded singles player in the Olympic League this spring, and she showed why by placing third in the District 2A tournament May 20-21 in Bremerton.

She easily handled the top player in the South Puget Sound League, Macy Furtwangle of Enumclaw, 6-0, 6-0 Saturday. In the semifinals earlier Saturday, DeVries lost to eventual champion Taraneh Khalighi of Sammamish 6-1, 6-1.

DeVries picked up two wins last Friday. She got by Michelle Arjona-Reyes of Renton in the first round 6-0, 6-0 and then beat Aexis Gale of Sequim in the second round 6-1, 6-4.

State is this weekend at the Nordstrom Tennis Center in Seattle.

NK had three doubles teams in the district tourney, all losing in the first round.

The No. 4 Olympic League team of Beckham Ochs-Olivia Cary fell 6-2, 6-3, but then won their first match by forfeit in the loser’s bracket. They were eliminated in their next match 6-1, 6-7, 6-3.

Evelyn Beers-Julia Beatty, No. 5 out of the Olympic League, lost their first match 6-0, 6-1 and their second 6-1, 6-3.

The No. 3 team out of the Olympic League, Vikings Kate Ryan-Amber Amos, lost their first-round match 6-0, 2-6, 6-0 but won their second matchup 6-4, 6-2. They were eliminated in their next match 6-3, 6-1.

Soccer

North Kitsap’s boys soccer team lost at Franklin Pierce May 14 1-0. That knocked the Vikings out of the District 2/3 2A tournament and ended their season.

Bainbridge’s boys soccer team made it to the Top 16 regional state tournament before losing to Monroe last Friday in Anacortes 3-0. BHS was seeded ninth and Monroe eighth.

Golf

State for 2A was this week with the boys at Capitol City and the girls at Tumwater Valley, both in the Olympia area.

For 3A, Bainbridge boys and girls would play at Liberty Lake in Spokane.

Track

Qualifiers at both 3A and 2A advance to state this weekend at Mount Tahoma in Tacoma.

Viking Anna Wetzsteon makes a throw to first base.
Allison Dvorak of NK lets a low pitch go by.

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