Oly's Fitzgerald a double winner in league swimming championships
June 11, 2008 · Updated 4:41 PM
"Patrick Fitzgerald, an Olympic High School sophomore, won two individual events in last Friday's Olympic League swimming and diving championships at Port Angeles.Fitzgerald won both the 200 individual medley (in a time of 2 minutes, 13.51 seconds) and the 100 backstroke (59.89) in a meet that was dominated by swimmers from Bainbridge Island.The Spartans piled up 378 team points, winning four individual events and two of the three relays. Port Angeles was second at 262, with improved North Kitsap taking third (214). Central Kitsap was fourth (169), Olympic took sixth (108) and an abbreviated Klahowya team scored four points and brought up the rear in the seven-team event.CK's Josh Gilbert and Steve Evans, both state Class 4A meet veterans, went 1-3 in the 1-meter diving competition. Gilbert scored 357.3 points for the top spot, and Evans was barely edged for second by Bainbridge's Zander Burmer, 343.85-343.55.The Cougars' Erik Henne turned in a first-place finish in the breaststroke, beating Port Angeles' Tim Gage by nearly 5 seconds with his 1:06.09 effort. Jared Eyer took third place in the 500 freestyle for CK, which also finished third in the 200 medley relay. Boys basketballJunior Joel Ackley's 8-footer in the late going supplied the winning margin as Olympic came back from an early deficit to beat Gig Harbor 57-55 in a nonleague game Tuesday night.The Trojans took control of the contest in the third quarter, when they outscored the Tides 19-5, then held on down the stretch.Oly's Ernie Parsons had a quartet of 3-point buckets among his game-high 19 points. Casey Manchester added 17, including 10 in the turnaround third quarter. Ackley had a breakout game with nine points and 10 rebounds.Seattle Lutheran 57, King's West 54: The Warriors played well at times, but couldn't stop the Saints' Seth Caine, who poured in 32 points in the Sea-Tac League game.Blake Anderson and Brandin Jones, both sophomores, scored 14 each for King's West, which led most of the way, including a 13-point advantage at one point. Seattle Lutheran mounted a late charge behind Caine to take the lead in the fourth quarter, and KW needed a 3-pointer at the buzzer by Garrett Anderson to tie, but didn't get it. It was a good game to force us to make the key plays to win the game, said King's West coach Rick Walker. We were able to execute much better than a week ago, but not enough to win.Chimacum 75, Klahowya 53: The Cowboys outscored visiting Klahowya 16-2 in the first quarter of the nonleague game. Masato Imai led the Eagles with a game-high 15 points.Girls basketballBremerton junior guard Marcia Abrams was a rebound away from a double-double, scoring 17 points and snaring nine boards as the Knights tamed Peninsula 57-44 in a nonleague game.Lauren Durdahl added 13 points and Alisha White 12 as Bremerton played tough defense and created scoring opportunities in transition. Shari Lewis had 14 rebounds for the Knights.Chimacum 48, Klahowya 35: Jayme Baxter and sophomore Emily Jolley scored 11 points apiece for Klahowya, but the host Eagles' 25-14 halftime deficit was too much to overcome. Kelli Stingle scored a game-high 16 points to lead Chimacum to the nonleague victory.WrestlingCentral Kitsap set up its Thursday night championship dual-duel with Olympic by dispatching Port Townsend 51-27 Wednesday. Lawrence Ng, the Cougs' 103-pounder, got his team off to a fast start with a 25-second pin of Dwayne Peterson, and CK dominated from 119 to 135, where Will Villareal, Scott Eickmeyer, Jason Mendez and Chad Eickmeyer all were winners via pins. "