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"Cabato, Roqueta lead CK all-leaguers"

"Jessica Cabato and Cyndi Roqueta, batterymates who led the Central Kitsap High School fastpitch team to a third-place finish in last weekend's state Class 4A tournament, top a list of 11 Cougars recognized on the All-Olympic League team released recently by league coaches.Cabato, a left-handed pitcher, and Roqueta, a power-hitting catcher, also were starters on the 1998 CK team which finished fourth in the state tourney.This year's team went the 1998 edition one better by winning the Saturday afternoon trophy game for third place, the Cougs' highest state finish since 1995.In all, four Cougars earned first-team recognition, as Cabato and Roqueta are joined by first baseman-pitcher Jackie Miller and second baseman Tersha Brown. Miller actually appears twice on the list - she is a first-team pick at first base, a second-team selection on the mound.Also earning first-team notice are catcher Rachael Rolle and second baseman Mary Davenport of Klahowya. The Class 2A Eagles compiled the school's first-ever winning team-sport record (11-9) before losing two games in the Bi-District tournament.Other CK players garnering all-league honors include shortstop Stephanie Brown and outfielders Aubrey Sumner and Kendal Allman on the second team; and infielders Lindsay Poss and Tiffany Meyers and outfielder Tishala Rought as honorable mentions.I think it's the deepest team I've ever had, CK coach Bruce Welling said during the season. I try to play as many kids as I can in every game, and we don't lose much when we go to our bench.Bremerton outfielder Jamie Satterfield earned first-team honors, with a trio of teammates - infielders Tia Robinson, Stina Blockhus and Bridget Smith - on the second team.Olympic, shut out on first-team selections, is represented by infielder-pitcher Nicole Strickland on the second team; and catcher Kara Baumgartner and infielders Victoria Gutierrez and Michelle Gutierrez on the honorable mention list.Port Angeles, which finished second in the league standings, placed infielder Amber Brinkman outfielders Katrina Fraser and Liz Money on the first team. North Kitsap pitcher Melissa Schiel, catcher-infielder Nicole Funk and outfielder Julia Thompson rounded out the first-team selections.Boys soccerOlympic, which battled its way to the district tournament after a second-place finish in the league, placed three players on the first team, including freshman John Hoogestraat.The Trojans also are represented on the first team by goalkeeper Ken Campbell and defender Jeff Comeau. Oly's Paul Struwe is a second-team selection.Central Kitsap defender Willie Whitwell earned a first-team nod, while Cougar teammate C.W. Mehlenbeck made the second team. Also on the second team is Klahowya midfielder Brett Krache.Bremerton was blanked on the top two teams, getting only three honorable mentions. But Knights coach Lance McCoy shares Coach of the Year honors with Port Townsend's Levi Ross.BaseballBremerton's Joe Bollinger, a fixture for the Knights on the mound or in the infield despite being just a sophomore, was the only Central Kitsap-area first-teamer among selections dominated by players from North Kitsap and Bainbridge.Bollinger is joined by second-team pick Angelo Jeanpierre, a senior first baseman.Olympic and Central Kitsap received two second-team selections each: CK placed shortstop Matt Lingenbrink and pitcher-outfielder Eric Dickinson, both seniors, and the Trojans are represented by two juniors, third baseman Kyle Anderson and pitcher-utility player Austin Hendershot.Klahowya's Jeff Berend, a right-handed pitcher and third baseman, also was a second-team selection."

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