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Olympic's postseason ready to begin
"The Olympic High School boys soccer team got a last-minute goal, and a little help from Port Angeles, to clinch the league's No. 2 district Class 4A playoff berth.The Trojans needed John Hoogestraat's header off Scott Tonge's corner kick to pull into a 1-1 tie with Central Kitsap Tuesday night at Silverdale Stadium. The point gained from the tie wouldn't have been enough to keep Troy on the No. 2 rung of the league ladder, except that third-place North Kitsap was beaten 8-0 at Port Angeles.The Cougars appeared headed for an upset victory when Bryan Martin headed in C.W. Mehlenbeck's indirect free kick with just 15 minutes remaining in regular time.The Trojans open the West Central-Southwest District 4A playoffs tonight against Rogers of Puyallup, the No. 3 entrant from the South Puget Sound League, in a game that will kick off at 7 p.m. at Sparks Stadium in downtown Puyallup.FastpitchKlahowya wrapped up its first-ever winning season with a 10-0 five-inning victory at Port Townsend Wednesday.The Eagles (8-8 league, 10-9 overall) traveled to Foster Thursday for a 2A district seeding game.Amanda Lax stopped the home team on two hits - both by Robyn Weigand - while the Eagles pounded out 11 hits of their own. Jenny Beall and Teresa Sjostrom each had two hits, a triple and two RBIs to lead the way.The 10-9 overall record marks the first time in the school's three-year history that an Eagle team has topped the .500 mark. Klahowya's state champion girls soccer team won five games in a row at the end of its fall season to pull its record to 10-10-1.Central Kitsap 12, Olympic 4: CK spotted the last-place Trojans four first-inning runs in the game at Linder Field before roaring back to tie a bow on its unbeaten league record.Tersha Brown's two-run double tied the game at 4-all in the fourth, and the Cougars added eight more runs in their final two ups. Shannon Folsom had three of their 14 hits.GolfAustin Ball of Port Angeles shot a 1-over-par 73 on his home course at Peninsula Golf and Country Club, but Central Kitsap had too much depth for Ball and his Roughrider teammates, eking out a 144-142 victory to remain unbeaten in league play.Dylan Robbins' 75 topped the Cougars, who also got 78s from sophomores John Hausdorf and Carlee Hanson, while Dayne Huber also broke 80 for the 'Riders with a 77.Central Kitsap 131, Sequim 95: The Cougars took only two of their regular varsity players to Dungeness, the site of Monday's league championship first round, but showed their depth by pounding Sequim. Sophomore John Hausdorf medaled with a 4-over-par round of 76, and all five CK golfers shot 87 or better. The Cougs finished the league season undefeated.King's West 166, Cedar Park 196: After beating the Eagles on the road earlier in the week, the Warriors used a 2-over-par 37 from Kyle Morrison to sweep the home-and-home series Thursday at Kitsap.Boys tennisSea-Tac League Tournament: Both singles players from King's West, Ryan Birley and Kevin Yoder, were easy first-round winners in the tournament at Seattle Tennis Center Thursday. Birley topped Branden Kanemori of University Prep 6-1, 6-2, while Yoder spanked Kentview's Joseph Magley 6-2, 6-1. Both played Friday with a chance to nail down district berths."