Sports Roundup: Football, soccer, volleyball

Central Kitsap football scores huge win over Peninsula

The Cougars completely shut down a top South Sound Conference team Oct. 12 at Silverdale Stadium, winning the game 13-0. Darickus Welborne came up with a 72-yard interception return for a touchdown in the third quarter that gave Central Kitsap some cushion on the scoreboard. Quarterback Angel Davila also threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to Caleb Wood to open the scoring in the first half. After a letdown against Gig Harbor, the win over Peninsula boosted the Central Kitsap’s shot a playoff berth.

Up next: Central Kitsap (3-2, 4-3) at Shelton (0-4, 0-6) at 7 p.m., Oct. 20.

Bremerton rebounds with win over Port Angeles

Sema’J Cook rushed for 157 yards and one touchdown as the Knights rebounded from a loss against North Kitsap to defeat Port Angeles, 42-13, Oct. 13. Brock Criss added two touchdowns and 56 yards on six carries in helping the Bremerton offense get back on track. The Knights scored twice in each quarter of the first half, rolling up a 28-7 lead by halftime.

Up next: Bremerton (3-1, 6-1) at Kingston (0-4, 0-7) at 7 p.m., Oct. 20.

Olympic loses second half lead, game against Sequim

A 14-yard rushing touchdown by Mason Quitevis gave the Trojans an 18-17 lead in the second half Oct. 13, but they were unable to hold on, yielding an early fourth-quarter touchdown to Sequim’s Gavin Velarde in a loss that puts a dent into Olympic’s playoff hopes. Quitevis scored twice in the game and Malcolm Dewalt had a 47-yard touchdown run; receiver Adam Johnson caught five passes for 57 yards.

Up next: Archbishop Murphy (4-0, 6-1) at Olympic (2-3, 3-4), at 7 p.m., Oct. 20.

Central Kitsap girls soccer avenges early-season loss to Gig Harbor

The Cougars handed Gig Harbor its first South Sound Conference loss of the season with an enormous victory on Oct. 18. Goals by Lauren Hudson and Grace Anderson were the difference in a 2-1 win over the Tides, who previously ran roughshod over Central Kitsap in a 6-1 victory on Sept. 21. As of press time, the win vaulted Central Kitsap into second place in the league with the victory.

Olympic soccer back in win column against Port Angeles

Speaking of rebounding, the Trojans bounced back after a tough loss to North Kitsap Oct. 17, defeating Port Angeles 4-1. Two goals by Kiarra Richards led the way for the Trojans, who improved to 8-2-0 in league play as of press time. The win allows Olympic to keep its three-point margin over the Vikings in the Olympic League standings after North Kitsap beat Sequim, 1-0, on Oct. 18.

Trojans volleyball picks up third win of the season, defeats Port Angeles

Olympic took home a come-from-behind victory Oct. 17 in a five-set thriller with the Roughriders, winning 22-25, 19-25, 25-18, 25-17, 15-13. Faith Harer led all Trojan scorers with 14 kills while Natalie Lindhal racked up 10, Alani Pajimula scored eight, and Jaylaa Cabrera and Ashton Mortrud contributed five each. Holly Hough had a busy night in the backcourt, tallying 41 digs while Kaylani Riley added 24 digs of her own to go along with 45 assists. Mortrud led all servers with five aces. Olympic improved to 3-8 in league play and 4-9 overall with the win as of press deadline.