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Central Kitsap harriers on the run early
The Central Kitsap Cougars cross country team has been running at a high level all season, but even that couldn’t keep them from finishing runners-up against Olympia on Wednesday.
The Cougars, fresh off an eighth-place boys finish at the South Whidbey Invitational a week ago and a 14th-place mark by the girls, finished a close second to the Bears on both sides in the four-team meet at Lincoln High School. While CK had 31 points on both sides, Olympia managed just 27 for its boys and 25 for its girls in the Narrows League win.
Shane Moskowitz continued to run at a high level for CK, winning the boys race in 15 minutes, 3 seconds — 31 seconds faster than the next closest finisher. Moskowitz also won the Whidbey race, another reason he is ranked fourth in the state by ESPN’s Rise Magazine.
CK’s Zackery Weber, who was fourth at Whidbey, finished third Wednesday with a time of 15:41, while Cougar teammate Michael Thorsen (fifth; 15:51) also placed for points.
On the girls side, CK was without leader Shannon Moskowitz, who was ninth at Whidbey. But Gee Mi Jorde stepped up for CK, taking third with a time of 18:45. Cougars Tori Johansen (fourth; 19:08), Maggie Crow (sixth; 19:35) and Kelsey Rico (seventh; 19:45) also scored for CK’s girls.
Foss and Lincoln finished third and fourth respectively on both sides.
In Olympic League racing, Klahowya was second to Sequim Wednesday at NAD Park while host Bremerton finished third.
On the boys side, Sequim won 23-41-58, while on the girls side the Wolves won 17-42-61.
Sequim’s Kenny Russel won the boys meet in a time of 13:55. Bremerton’s David Fry was third in 14:15 while Eagle Derris Davis was fifth in 14:32.
Sequim’s Audrey Lichten made it a clean sweep for the Wolves with a win on the girls side in 16:43. Klahowya’s Angie Hanners was fourth with a time of 18:09.
Olympic extended its Olympic League winning streak to 27 on Tuesday with a 2-0 shutout against Bremerton at Memorial Stadium.
The Trojans (6-2, 3-0) got a pair of goals from Audrey Pond on a pair of assists from Lacey Skelly to earn the win.
Oly keeper Darrien Dorr logged the clean sheets.
Central Kitsap continued its hot start to the 2008 season as well, earning a hard-fought 1-1 tie against Narrows League rivals Gig Harbor at home Tuesday.
Tide Hanna Massee scored in the 37th minute to put Gig Harbor up 1-0 at the half. It didn’t take long for Hannah Anderson to respond for the Cougars, however, scoring in the 47th minute to knot the game up. It was Anderson’s sixth goal this season for the 5-2-1 (1-1-1) Cougars. Chandler Bowen had the assist for CK.
The Cougars then fell to No. 2 Bellarmine 4-1 on Thursday however in windy conditions.
Rebekah Daniel’s 28th minute goal trimmed the Lions’ lead to 2-1 at the half, but CK couldn’t quite come back.
Thursday Oly stomped Port Angeles 5-0 with Andrea O’Leary scoring once and dishing out two assists while Trojan teammate Lacy Skelly also notched a pair of assists. Alli Brown scored twice for Oly.
Klahowya extended its hot start as well, blanking Kingston 1-0 Thursday on a Jordan Dixon goal. Kazandra Holliday earned the shutout for the Eagles (4-1-1, 3-1-0).
Central Kitsap blasted Wilson in a home Narrows League meet Tuesday, 128-55.
Scarlett Broere won the 200-meter freestyle (2:15.12) and the 500 free (6:04.98) while Jessica Lingenbrink won the 50 free (26.2) and the 100 backstroke (1:08.98). Arianna Sapp also was a two-event winner for CK, taking the 200 IM (2:23.05) and the 100 free (58.26). In the 100 fly Brooke Snowden won thanks to her time of 1:07.6 while Keisha Bagley’s 103.10 points was good enough to take diving. CK also won the 200 medley, 200 free and 400 free relays.
Olympic just fell at home to North Kitsap Thursday, 86-79. Among Oly’s highlights were Kelsey Strickland’s win in the 50 free (28.09) and 100 back (1:10.74) and the team’s 200 free relay win. Sammi Hayes won the 100 breast for Oly with a time of 1:33.85 and it took Kirstie Brace 1:17.37 to win the 100 fly.
Klahowya fell to Sequim Thursday in 2A Olympic League action, 107-58. Eagle Marjorie Salo was a bright spot, winning the 100 free in 1:31.69. Heylee Hadaway took the 100 breast (2:34.02) for the Eagles, which also won the 400 free relay.
Olympic defeated North Mason on its home courts Monday, 5-2, while Klahowya fell at home by the same margin against Port Angeles.
In the Trojans’ win against North Mason, Justin Hike took down AJ Barker 6-0, 6-2 and Cory Smith and John Fry blanked Ryan Jones and Ryan Murphy in 6-0 straight sets respectively to sweep singles action. Chris Campbell and Scott Lutz teammed up for a 6-3, 6-4 win against Cory Barker and Andy Bartell for Oly, while Danny Sullican and Anthony Jeffries won No. 3 doubles for the Trojans.
For Klahowya, Jeff Jaeckel lost a tough No. 1 singles match with PA’s Jeremy Fu, 2-6, 6-1, 6-3. The Eagles did get wins from Eric Eley at No. 3 singles (7-6, 6-3 against Joey Bradley) and Chris Frederick and Mark Barbosa at No. 3 doubles against Chris Chields and AJ Konopeski 6-4, 3-6, 6-1. The Eagles were close, as No. 2 doubles Joe Valley and Brandon Neet were swept in 7-5 straight sets.
The Klahowya Eagles gave Kingston all it could handle on Thursday, but the Bucs took the win 3-1 (25-15, 25-17, 19-25, 25-5).
Olympic (0-3) lost a heart-breaker on Sept. 19, falling 31-28 in overtime against new foes North Thurston on the road.
Larry Dixon ran for 132 yards and the game-tying score and two-point conversion in the fourth quarter, but a Riley Baker field goal in overtime from 32 yards out sealed the game for the Rams.
Central Kitsap (1-2) lost to Gig Harbor that same night, 31-7, as the Tides unrolled a new offensive scheme.
Gig Harbor set its quarterback behind its center and two guards, then sent two linemen, a tight end and a running back to one side while the team’s wide receivers lined up on the other side.
CK trailed just 14-7 at the half thanks to a Howie McDonald 2-yard run, but couldn’t adjust in the second half.