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CK sprints to district relay crown
"Central Kitsap's Eric Roy and Anne Prill each will compete in three events at this weekend's state Class 4A track and field championships at Tacoma's Lincoln Bowl.Roy, a junior, anchored the Cougars' championship 4x100 relay team Saturday at the West Central-Southwest district meet at Puyallup's Sparks Stadium. He also qualified for state in the 200 and 400.Prill, a senior, advanced to state in the 200, long jump and triple jump.They'll lead a contingent of six Central Kitsap athletes to the state championship Star Track event Friday and Saturday. Besides Roy and Prill, the Cougs will be represented by Marlon Bascom (100, relay), Zach Renzo (relay) and Dyame Lemming (high jump).Roy said he could see from the beginning of the relay that the Cougars had a chance at a district title.(Leadoff runner) Marlon made up the stagger and he really got out good, said Roy. Zach and Ryan just increased (the lead), so I didn't have that big of a job. I had a big lead.So big that Calliham, a senior, thrust his index finger skyward after passing the baton to Roy.That's the best we've run, said Bascom, also a senior. All we try to do is break our PR every week, and we'll be fine. I think we can break it again.Ken Waldo, who advances in both hurdles races, Julia Corbett, in the 1,600, and pole vaulter Erin Shafer will represent Olympic at state. Waldo's highlight at district was a third-place finish in the 300 with a time of 39.07 seconds.Hopefully I'll place, Waldo said of his first trip to state. My times have gotten so much better the last couple of weeks. I'm excited and hoping I can improve some more at state.Bremerton's Josie Lavin (800) and Marcia Abrams (400) round out the local girls' contingent to the 4A state meet.2A district: Klahowya's Ryan Williams and Ashley Warriner each qualified for two state events in the Bi-District championships last weekend at Lynden Christian.Williams was second in the long jump and fifth in the triple jump. Warriner copped fourth-place finishes in both the 100 hurdles and high jump. Both are juniors.Klahowya's girls also will send Aly Hoover (400) and both the 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams to state.TennisKim Cabiling's dream of returning to the state Class 4A championships came to an end over the weekend in Tacoma when she bowed out of the West Central-Southwest District tournament with a 1-2 record.Central Kitsap's Scott Durday and Bremerton's Eric Eggers both earned state berths in boys singles, finishing sixth and third, respectively. Eggers fell to the eventual champion in the semifinals, then rebounded in the consolation final to claim the No. 3 state invitation.Tri-District B: King's West's Ryan Birley finished fourth in boys singles and earned a state berth.2A FastpitchKlahowya Secondary School fastpitch coach Tom Davenport wanted his seniors to get a chance to play at state this year.But the Eagles waited a little too long to start playing in the district tournament to make that happen. Klahowya lost both its Bi-District Class 2A playoff games and bowed out winless - and stateless - for the second straight year.We waited until the third inning of the second game to start playing ball, and that's too late, Davenport said of the Eagles' day, which started with a schedule-delayed 3-0 loss to Chimacum and ended with a nail-nibbling 3-2 setback to Mount Baker.I think we had a lot of jitters, particularly in the first game, said Davenport, whose roster is peppered with players who are participating in fastpitch for the first time. I think some of our girls were just a little overwhelmed.I told them to take this as experience.The Eagles, who also lost to Chimacum in a district seeding game the previous week, surrendered two unearned runs to the Mounties in the first inning, then fell behind 3-0 on pitcher Karly Postlewait's RBI single in the second.Then they started to make something happen. They bunched three hits in the third inning, a single by Mary Davenport driving in Ashly Guardino. Defensively, Klahowya tightened up and didn't allow a Mounties baserunner to get to second base the rest of the game as junior Amanda Lax struck out six.They scored another run in the sixth, Rachael Rolle singling and eventually plating on an error.When Guardino singled her way aboard to start the seventh, it looked like Klahowya might be on its way to its first district victory. But Postlewait whiffed the next two batters to take the steam out of the rally.Our defense normally is our strength, said Davenport, whose team committed five errors against Mt. Baker. When our defense messes up, like we did early in this game, we're in trouble."