On Tuesday the Vikings hosted the Bainbridge Spartans and lost 4-1.
No. 1 singles Becky Gottlieb defeated NK Megan Oost 6-3, 6-1; No. 2 singles Brooke Shorett defeated NK Kate Christianson 6-1, 6-2; No. 1 doubles Britt Seaberg, Darlene Dang defeated Bainbridge’s Sarah Powers, Ryan Biggers 6-3, 6-0; No. 2 doubles Paige Tejera, Alexis Boleda defeated NK Rose Bissonnette, Meghan O’hara 6-4, 6-4; and No. 3 doubles Hannah Trageser, Abigail Hawley defeated NK Ida Cepulic, McKenna Elves 6-1, 6-1.
On Wednesday the Bucs traveled to Bremerton and played Olympic, defeating the Trojans 5-2.
On Tuesday evening at Viking Stadium the Vikes won a big Narrows League rivalry game against Central Kitsap, 6-3.
CK took the lead at the sixth minute on an unassisted goal by Kane Williams, but North came right back and leveled it a minute later on a goal by Spencer Black assisted by Greg Ottele. North kept the pressure on and scored again at the 10th minute, as Ottele took a nice pass from Jake Pedersen and slotted it home. Craig Gracey got the first of his three goals of the night at minute 19 when he finished a nice cross from Conner Gallagher. Sam Mouser scored a PK at the 35th minute. Gracey got his second goal at the 37th minute on an assist from Mouser and JonLuc Klinker. CK pulled one back on a nice long shot by Ryan Hough just before halftime. CK scored again at minute 53 on a corner kick. Gracey completed the hat trick at the 78th minute on a beautiful pass from Pedersen from the endline after eluding several CK defenders.
“(It was) an important win for North going into the playoff stretch of the Narrows League,” coach Chris May wrote in an e-mail.
On Thursday the Vikings traveled to Gig Harbor and took a big step toward the playoffs by defeating Gig 2-1. Gracey scored the first goal off an assist by Ashy Carlson. Mouser scored the second goal also off an assist from Carlson.
“(This was) the second big win in a row this week giving the team confidence and momentum going into the playoffs,” May wrote.
Kingston clinched post season play by beating Port Townsend, 2-1, at home on Tuesday.
The Bucs came from behind to tie Port Townsend 1-1 in the final 30 seconds of the first half, as defender Fredy Saldago found Josh (JJ) Gilson who nailed the game-tying goal. Within the first 20 seconds of the second half Chris Hall outran Port Townsend’s defenders to score the game-winning goal.
“We talked at halftime about laying it up early, as we were faster and Port Townsend was relying on a flatback offsides trapping defence with no depth to it,” wrote coach Craig Smith in an e-mail, “so when we beat one defender, we beat them all.”
The Bucs travel to play Sequim on the Tuesday and then don’t play again until May 10 when Kingston will take on the Nisqually League second seed team, and that team has yet to be determined.
On Monday on Kingston’s fields the Bucs defeated Peninsula 6-3.
Kingston posted six runs off nine hits and had only one error for the game.
The combined pitching powers of Chris Jones, Tyler Sullivan and Reuben Smith and catcher Theron Rahier gave up three runs off eight hits.
Taylor Zehrung had two hits and two runs; Smith had two hits, one of which was a double, two RBIs and one run; and Rahier had two hits and an RBI.
On Wednesday the Bucs played a home game against Olympic and lost 3-1. Kingston scored its one run off six hits and had one error for the game.
Jordan and Sullivan manned the pitchers mound with Rahier as catcher. Jones had two hits, Daniel Orr had one hit and one run and Tapp had one hit and an RBI.
The Bucs played Klahowya on Friday. The results of the game were not available at presstime. Heading into Friday’s game Kingston was behind Klahowya and just ahead of Sequim in Olympic League 2A play.
“It looks good for making it to districts,” wrote coach Scott McKay in an e-mail. “It will be a matter of staying ahead of Sequim to get the second seed and play Nisqually No. 3 rather than dropping to No. 3 and playing Nisqually No. 2.”
The Bucs will know its postseason fate after playing Sequim on the 29th at Sequim.
On Wednesday at home the Vikings played two games against Olympia to make up for a rained out game earlier in the season. The Vikes dropped game one 4-1 and game two 7-1.
Game one: NK’s Jenneke Oostman went two for three form the plate, including an RBI. An Olympia hit, an NK walk and an error lead to Olympia’s three runs in the fourth to win the game.
Game two: Jordan Jewett went two for four from the plate. But similar to game one two Olympia hits, and two NK errors resulted in three Olympia runs in the sixth to put the game out of reach for the Vikings.
On Thursday the Vikes hosted Wilson and fell 12-1.
“Wilson is a strong team,” coach Bill Hobaugh wrote in an e-mail. “It was our third game in about 24 hours and we played like we were tired, mentally and physically.”
Jewett went two for three from the plate, including a double, triple and an RBI.
The Vikes played Mt. Tahoma at home on Friday. Results of the game were not available at presstime.
The Vikings play in the league tournament; May 7 though 9. Five of the league’s 11 teams go on to districts.
“If we can put a whole seven innings together we can challenge any team,” Hobaugh wrote.
NK BASKETBALL CAMP
The North Kitsap High School Girls Basketball program invites all girls in grades 7 through 12 to participate in their end of the year “prep camp.”
The camp will be from June 2 through June 6 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the North Kitsap High School gym. Cost is $50 dollars. The camp will consist of drills, both offensive and defensive, ball handling and competitions.
For more information, contact Coach Hobaugh at firstname.lastname@example.org or Coach Tobin at email@example.com, or call 360-598-8469.
CHISHOLM’S CHALLENGE BASKETBALL CAMPS
The North Kitsap Athletic Boosters Club presents Chisholm’s Challenge 2008 boys and girls basketball camps. The cost is $85 per camper per camp. There are four camps in all with sessions for ninth- through 12-graders and fifth through eighth-graders. The camps run June 9-13, June 23-27, July 7-11 and July 21-25. Registration flyers will be available for pick up at the Sport Haus in Poulsbo or from coach Tony Chisholm at NKHS starting April 7. The camps will be held at NKHS and all fees will be used to develop NK’s basketball program. For more information contact coach Chisholm at 360-930-0125 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org