Contributors to this roundup are Pierre LaBossiere, Peninsula Daily News; Michael Dashiell, Sequim Gazette; and Richard Walker, Kitsap News Group.
North Kitsap 14, Gig Harbor 13 | Lacrosse
GIG HARBOR — North Kitsap defeated Gig Harbor 14-13 May 2 to finish the regular season 6-6-0 and in second place in the WHSBLA 1A/2A Olympic League.
North Kitsap faces the GSHL/Pierce No. 2 team in the first round of state playoffs May 13.
North Kitsap 3, Port Angeles 2 | Baseball
PORT ANGELES — Port Angeles had a shot at earning a share of first place in the Olympic League 2A Division, but they will have to settle for second as they were beaten 3-2 by league champion North Kitsap in a close pitchers’ duel at Volunteer Field on May 1.
“You couldn’t ask for a better pitching performance from both teams to decide first place in the league,” Riders coach Karl Myers said.
“Four pitchers from both sides combined for 21 strikeouts. It was an impressive night on the hill from every guy that got out there.”
Dane Bradow took the loss though he had a solid game with six innings, five hits, three earned runs and eight strikeouts.
North Kitsap’s Ryan Hecker went six innings, giving up just four hits, three walks and two runs while striking out 10 Riders.
North Kitsap 3, Port Angeles 2
NK 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 — 3 5 2
PA 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 — 2 5 1
WP: Ryan Hecker LP: Dane Bradow
NK — Hecker, 6IP, 4H, 2R, 10K, 3BB; Reister, 1IP, 1H, 1K, 0BB.
PA — Bradow: 6IP, 5H, 3ER, 2BB, 8K, Merritt: 1IP, 0H, 0ER, 0BB, 2Ks
NK — Reister 2-3, 2 2B, RBI, Meek 1-3, RBI, Bower 1-3, R, Green 1-3, R.
PA — Basden: 2-3, 2B; Angevine 1-3, 2B, R; Flodstrom: 1-2, 2RBI, HBP.
Port Angeles 7, North Kitsap 1 | Softball
PORT ANGELES — The Roughriders clinched their third consecutive Olympic League 2A Division championship with a 7-1 win over the Vikings, May 1.
Port Angeles, undefeated in league and holding a three-game lead over Olympic, got 14 hits, while pitchers Nizhoni Wheeler and Callie Hall gave up just three hits while striking out 12. Hall went the final five innings.
The Riders got home runs from Kylee Reid and Natalie Steinman, while Reid, Sierra Robinson, Lauren Lunt and Ashley Howell all had two hits. Both of Howell’s hits were doubles and she ended up with three RBIs.
Port Angeles 7, North Kitsap 1
NK 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 — 1 3 0
PA 4 0 2 1 0 0 X — 7 14 1
WP: Wheeler LP: Wagner
NK — Wagner 6IP, 7R, 14H, 1K, 2BB
PA — Wheeler, 2IP, 0R, 1H, 5Ks, 0BB; Hall 5IP, 1R, 2H, 7K, 2BB.
Quilcene 13, Kingston 3 | Softball
QUILCENE — Quilcene’s Madison Coffee went 4 for 4 with a triple and a home run and the Rangers racked up 17 total hits as Quilcene beat 2A Kingston 13-3 in six innings, May 2.
Quilcene 13, Kingston 3
Kingston 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 — 3 7 1
Quilcene 1 4 0 1 0 7 x — 13 17 0
Vikings narrowly defeat Wolves | Tennis
SEQUIM — Sequim’s girls tennis team nearly took down the Olympic League’s top team last week, again.
The second place Wolves (9-4 overall) lost four of seven matches on April 25 to North Kitsap (11-1) repeating a similar matchup on April 12 at home where they lost 4-3 to the Vikings, too.
Standouts for the Wolves included No. 2 singles Izzy Hugoniot winning 6-1, 6-2 over Grace Hansen and Katey Wake, No. 3 singles, winning 6-1, 6-2 over Isla Lester. Sequim’s No. 3 doubles team Amanda He and Deratú Francis also defeated Briana Ryan and Jaminson Jacobson 6-2, 7-6 (7-5).
Despite both teams playing two matches this week, North Kitsap clinches the Olympic League title. Sequim will need to win at least win one of two matches to outpace Olympic (7-2 in league) and Kingston (7-3).
The Olympic League Championships are May 10-11 in Bremerton.
Port Angeles 4, Kingston 3 Olympic 5, Port Angeles 2 | Tennis
KINGSTON — The Port Angeles tennis girls got wins from singles players Audrey Little and Hailey Horton and a doubles win from Paulina Crawford and Emily Metzler in beating Kingston.
The best matches of the day May 2 were a pair of doubles’ matches. The Roughriders’ Preetha Patel and Kailey Droz beat Kingston’s Rachel Winn and Anastasia Horne 6-4, 7-6 (7-5) in a clutch win to give Port Angeles a team victory.
The doubles team of Emily Traughber and Jocelyn Reifenstahl had an interesting close match. They split the first two sets 6-1 and 3-6 to Kingston’s Cierra Franklin and Taylor Sanville, then lost a long supertiebreaker 12-14.
Port Angeles 4, Kingston 3
No. 1 Audrey Little (PA) def. McKenzie Atkins (K) 6-3, 6-1
No. 2 Elizabeth Ramirez (K) def. Summer Olsen (PA) 6-3, 6-0.
No. 3 Hailey Horton (PA) def. Montana Thoroughman (K) 6-3, 6-4
No. 1 Emily Shalee/Lily Beaulieu (K) def. Hanna Brown/Saige Hefton (PA) 6-1, 6-0.
No. 2 Cierra Franklin/Taylor Sanville (K) def. Emily Traughber/Jocelyn Reifenstahl (PA) 1-6, 6-3 (14-12 in super-tiebreaker)
No. 3 Preetha Patel/Kailey Droz (PA) def. Rachel Winn/Anastasia Horne 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)
No. 4 Paulina Crawford/Emily Metzler (PA) def. Emily Walker/Sanni Wilder (K) 6-2, 6-2
Colby Wolfe wins derby | Fishing
POULSBO — Colby Wolfe of Poulsbo caught a 21-inch rainbow trout to win the top prize in the Poulsbo Lions Fishing Derby, April 29 at the horticultural pond near Poulsbo Middle School.
Some 250 young people fished in the derby. The pond as stocked with 500 rainbow trout. Most fish caught reportedly measured 16-20 inches.
Kiwanians host bicycle rodeo May 7
KINGSTON — North-end Kiwanians are teaming up with North Kitsap Fire & Rescue and the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office to offer a free bicycle safety rodeo 1-4 p.m. May 7 at Kingston Village Green.
Support will also be provided by Silverdale Cyclery, Bainbridge Island Cycle, and REI.
Participants will learn new techniques, practice bike safety skills, and receive a bicycle safety inspection.
With warmer weather, more cyclists are back on the road. Public safety officials say that most injuries are preventable, and simply wearing a bicycle helmet can reduce the odds of a head injury by 50 percent.
Both rodeos will focus on developing skills and techniques — beginning with a bicycle safety video, and information provided by a League of American Bicyclist certified instructor.
Whether riders have been biking for just a year, or for 80 years, new skills can always be learned. If cyclists already have a bike helmet, they can bring it for a professional fitting. If a new one is needed, low-cost helmets will be available.