Vikings win league, Spartans split duals

North Kitsap faced Port Angeles at home Jan. 25 for the Olympic League title, and the Vikings showed why they are one of the top 2A teams in the state winning easily 64-18.

Every Viking won with a bonus point victory, including seven pins. Ben Gomez started the dual with a pin at 182 pounds. By the time the dual reached the lightweights, NK had a 24-0 lead because of forfeits. Nolan Hancock, Wyatt Trogden, Wyatt Sloman and Jaxon Johnson earned four straight pins for the Vikings. However, the shutout ended when Mason Holmes was pinned at 145 pounds.

The Vikings flipped the tide as Luan Bekteshi and Morgan Paul pinned their opponents. Jake Poggi was the only Viking to go the distance, picking up a major decision at 160 pounds.

Bainbridge duals

Bainbridge picked up a rare victory, beating Kingston 34-30. The dual went quickly as there were only four matches—the Spartans won them all—with multiple forfeits for both sides.

Baha Ali pinned Kendrid Ayala in the first period at 138 pounds. Omid Neghabat dominated Nick Leach with a 14-0 major decision at 145 pounds. Ben Pippinger and Wyatt Chabot pinned their opponents in the final period at 152 and 160 pounds.

BHS then fell to Bremerton 60-15. The Spartans and Knights battled in five matches, with Bremerton winning three.

Knights Matthew Chickester, Brennan Galloway and Thor Michaelson pinned their opponents easily.

Bainbridge responded as Reto Peato got a first-period pin at 132 pounds, and Ali beat Leo Wakamabo 6-3 at 138 pounds.