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Mixed results in early Narrows tourneys
TACOMA So far, the 2006 spring postseason has been a mixed bag of results for area schools.
For example, in the Narrows League Tennis Tournament, Central Kitsaps No. 1 singles player Aya Sugimoto and doubles tandem Sachi and Katherine Sugimoto have all clinched districts, even before yesterdays finale (results were unavailable at press time).
Conversely, Trojan doubles duo Megan Hodun and Jacqi Burton, as well as CK No. 2 singles Nicole Morrison, have all been bounced.
While Hodun and Burton were late to Wednesdays start due to AP testing, Oly coach Don Patraw was proud of his girls priorities.
Its one of those things where were student-athletes and we put the student first, Patraw said.
With Hodun graduating, Patraw said shell be missed.
Thats going to be a missing link for us next year, he said. Its sad to see her go. She puts a lot into the game.
Morrison topped Wilsons Stefanie Mattsen 6-2, 6-3 before losing to the tourneys top seed, Stephanie Doolittle of Olympia, and Bellarmines Jill Schoenfelder.
Only one survived the Narrows League golf tournament for Central Kitsap and Olympic Trojan Shawn Kelstrup, who shot a 77 to finish four under the cut at the tourney, held at Lake Spanaway Golf Course in Tacoma.
The finals took place yesterday, but results were unavailable at press time.
Should Kelstrup advance to the state tournament, hed tee off May 23 at Qualchan Golf Course in Spokane.
Track and field
The preliminaries got underway Thursday at South Kitsap High School as Narrows League schools start to whittle down their top track talent.
Early results looked positive for CK and Olympic, which both advanced athletes to the district tourney on the first day.
For Olympic, Storm Fanua continued a strong season throwing the discus by taking second in the event following a throw of 115-feet, 11-inches. Fellow Trojan Phillip Nord will join Fanua at districts after taking sixth in the long jump with a leap of 20-7.
Riley Start of Central Kitsap took second on javelin for the boys, firing a throw of 161-5 to advance. Hell be joined by Bethany Daniel, as she finished third overall in the long jump at 16-9.5.
The NL meet wraps up at 9:30 a.m. today at South Kitsap High School.
Klahowya heads to the 2A West Central District meet at Eatonville for a 3 p.m. start time Wednesday.