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"CK girls rout Oly, remain unbeaten"

"Jackie Miller and Jennifer Malmo combined on a three-hitter and Cyndi Roqueta capped Central Kitsap's three-run first inning with a two-run home run as the Cougars belted Olympic 11-1 in a six-inning Olympic League fastpitch game Thursday at the Fairgrounds.The Cougs remained unbeaten in league play going into Monday's 3:45 p.m. game against Bremerton at Lions Park.Tersha Brown, who had three of CK's eight hits, led off with a single on the first pitch from Oly starter Megan Tetzlaff, setting the tone for the day. Brown moved the rest of the way around on errors before Roqueta unloaded to left center field.The Trojans countered with an unearned run in the bottom of the inning, but couldn't keep CK off the board - the Cougars scored one in the second, added three more in the third and tacked on another in the fourth.Central coach Bruce Welling used 24 players in the game. Roqueta and Miller added two hits apiece to the attack.Central Kitsap 3, Bremerton 0: Jessica Cabato tossed a two-hit shutout for Central Kitsap in the road victory at Lions Park, striking out six Bremerton batters and winning her sixth decision this season without a defeat.Miller had two hits and drove in two runs for the Cougars (8-0 league, 10-1 overall). Dominique Watson scattered six CK hits and struck out five on the mound for Bremerton, but the Knights committed three costly errors.Bainbridge 12, Olympic 5: The Spartans scored four runs in the seventh inning to pull away for the win at the Fairgrounds. Sisters Michelle and Victoria Gutierrez each had two of the Trojans' seven hits.Olympic 9, Port Townsend 3: Tetzlaff tossed a six-hitter and struck out six, and the Trojans committed just one error on defense. Kara Baumgartner homered and had two of Oly's 10 hits.Central Kitsap 7, North Kitsap 0: Cabato turned in a one-hit shutout for CK, which got two hits each from Miller and Rebecca DeRusha.Bremerton 12, Olympic 4: Shortstop Stina Blockus had two of Bremerton's seven hits as the Knights won the makeup contest at the Fairgrounds. Nina Rosario was 3 for 4 for Oly, which also got a triple and a 2-for-3 batting day from sophomore Nicole Strickland. BaseballAaron Logue outdueled Klahowya ace Jeff Berend for the complete-game victory, scattering six Eagle hits as Central Kitsap claimed an 8-4 road victory. Eric Dickinson drove in four Cougar runs, while Joe Sullivan homered for the Eagles.GolfFour Central Kitsap golfers broke 80, paced by the 4-over-par 75s of Carlee Hanson and Dylan Robbins, as the unbeaten Cougars topped Olympic 153-109 Monday at Kitsap Golf and Country Club.Olympic's Scott Lake also shot a 75 to share medalist honors, but the Cougars simply had too much depth on their home course for Troy to handle. John Hausdorf added a 77 and Haylee Hanson a 78 for CK, which also got a not-too-shabby 81 from No. 5 man Jeff Mustonen.Port Angeles 135, Olympic 117: Lake medaled with 32 points and a 4-over-par 74 at Rolling Hills, but it wasn't enough to carry the Trojans past Port Angeles, which scored a 135-117 victory.Four of PA's five varsity golfers broke 80, led by Austin Ball's 76. Oly's Geoff Kelstrup joined Lake in the sub-80s with a 79.North Kitsap 127, Klahowya 76: Miles Crowder and Greg Johnson shot matching rounds of 86 in the Eagles' loss at Meadowmeer. North's Andy Tolman medaled on his home course, shooting 7-over-par 78.King's West 166, Seattle Academy 179: Kyle Morrison medaled with a 1-over round of 36 at Kitsap Golf and Country Club to lead the Warriors to the Sea-Tac League victory. King's West raised its overall record to 5-1 (4-1 league) as all four golfers shot 44 or better for nine holes.TennisThe mixed doubles team of Cullen Kajiyama and Nikki Cruz supplied the clinching point as Olympic edged Klahowya 4-3.Oly's Kim Cabiling blanked Aimee Gray in a matchup of two of the league's best girls singles players, and two doubles teams - Kat Van Berkom and Amy Funke on the girls court and Corey Clapper and A.J. Cruz in boys play - brought home the other two points. Van Berkom and Funke needed three sets to get past Klahowya's Heather Denis and Kimberly Smith, 6-4, 6-7 (7-1 tiebreaker), 6-4.Central Kitsap 7, Port Townsend 0: Danny Bello and Lori Bryant claimed a three-set victory in mixed doubles to cap the Cougars' shutout victory over Port Townsend. Scott Durday didn't lose a game in taking the No. 1 boys singles point.Port Angeles 6, Olympic 1: Cruz paired with Kristy Ygona for the Trojans' only win against powerful Port Angeles, but Kajiyama and Brandon Lopez took their boys doubles opponents, Jeff Deeter and Josh Johnson, to three sets before falling 6-2, 4-6, 6-2.Boys SoccerFor most of the first half of the Olympic League boys soccer season, Central Kitsap was the league's most snakebitten team.Suddenly, though, the Cougars have started biting back.CK finished last week with a 1-1-1 record - deceptive given the team's improved play, according to coach Jason Visintainer.We're playing a lot better, with a lot more confidence, Visintainer said entering this week's play. We played the league's top team (Port Angeles) and took them to overtime (before a 1-0 loss) and then we went up to play the No. 2 team (North Kitsap) Saturday and tied them 1-1. I'm pretty happy with that.The Cougars started the week on an even higher note, blanking Klahowya 5-0 as five different players - Brandon Screen, Nick Van Buecken, John Anderson, Brandon Rust and Brian Goldrick - notched goals.The Cougars went from a five-game losing streak, which included four one-goal losses (including a disputed 1-0 setback against Olympic), to back-to-back victories over Sequim and Klahowya that saw CK's opponents outscored 15-1.I think we've turned a corner, said Visintainer, who predicted in the preseason that his team would peak after the schedules midway point. We took our lumps early, but we're playing pretty well now.Cito Abille, a junior varsity promotee, put CK on the board in the 64th minute against North, which salvaged the draw on his home field when Gus Zadra scored with just two minutes left in regular time.Against a Klahowya team that did little offensively, CK seized the play after the opening 15 minutes and and moved ahead when Screen 12-yard shot hit the underside of the crossbar and stayed in. Van Buecken made it 2-0 when he gobbled up the rebound of Willie Whitwell's shot, which was saved smartly by Eagles goalkeeper Brandon Hintz, and punched it back in.They took it to us, said Klahowya coach Troy Oelschlager, but truthfully, we really didn't show our best team today. We're just in a slump, and I don't know when we're going to pull out of it.Sequim 3, Klahowya 1: Justin Dietz' goal just two minutes into the game proved not to be a harbinger of things to come, as the Eagles surrendered three goals in a first-half span of nine minutes.Brad Berdine and Justin Carl scored the tying and go-ahead goals for Sequim just one minute apart.Bremerton 1, Port Townsend 1: Jason Gomes pulled the Knights level with his goal 11 minutes before halftime and neither team could break through for the winner in the time that remained. Goalkeeper John Mitchell anchored Bremerton's defense."

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