CK tops Vikings despite errors

The Central Kitsap Cougars know exactly where they want to be this volleyball season. And after beating North Kitsap 3-1 (25-20, 21-25, 25-21, 25-17) Thursday, coach Gordy Bushaw said they’re working toward those goals: A return to the playoffs.

After banking on CK errors in the second game, unforced errors came back to haunt the Vikes (5-2), plaguing them in a fourth game eventually won by CK (6-2).

After CK held on for the first game, Cougars errors accounted for 18 of the Vikings’ 25 points in game 2.

“It had its ups and downs,” Bushaw said of the match, referring to game two. “In was really well-played in the first and third games. In the second game, we started hitting outside.”


The Trojans continued their remarkable improvement on the volleyball court, topping Port Townsend 3-2 (19-25, 25-23, 25-23, 16-25, 17-15) on Thursday.

Olympic (5-4) got great efforts from Lindsey Webel (11 kills, 3 aces), Casie Knott (24 digs) and Kayleigh Badger (10 kills).

The Trojans fell 3-2 (25-20, 25-12, 22-25, 21-25, 15-11) to Spanaway Lake in a very tough match up earlier this week.


The Eagles improved to 3-1 overall with a 1-1 week, falling to Hoquiam 3-0 (25-20, 28-26, 25-14) Tuesday before topping Quilcene 3-0 (25-11, 25-19, 25-21) Thursday.

Boys Tennis

The Trojans tennis squad fell in three matches last week, just slipping against Mt. Tahoma, 3-2, before losing to strong Olympia and North Kitsap teams, 5-0.

Justin Hike, Oly’s No. 1 singles player, had a strong week, beating Mt. Tahoma’s Austin Daily 6-0, 6-0. He also put up a tough fight against the Bears’ No. 1, Andrew Sing, 6-3, 7-6(4), and lost in similar fashion to NK’s Jordan Prince, 6-4, 6-1.

Scott Lutz picked up the only other win for Olympic individually, beating Mt. Tahoma’s Tony Lim in a No. 2 singles battle, 6-0, 6-0. Jace Caulkins came close against North Kitsap’s Jordan Tucker, bull fell in the third set, 6-2, 2-6, 6-2.


The Eagles split their matches this week, beating Chimacum 4-1 Tuesday before narrowly falling to North Mason, 3-2 Thursday.

Klahowya’s international duo of German Dan Hornung and Swede Phil Andersson each went 1-1 during the week.

Hornung topped Cory Barker of North Mason while falling to Chimacum’s own foriegn exchange student, Matthias Speiermann, 6-1, 7-5. Andersson beat Cowboy Grant Wheeler before falling to Bulldog Logan Dutton, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4.

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