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Spring break-from-the-weather

With high schools on spring break through April 5, there is minimal spring sports action this week.

Which may be a good thing.

Poor weather through the first three weeks of the season has resulted in numerous game cancellations and soaked playing fields, turning schedules upside down as the latter part of the season looms.

But Klahowya, Olympic and Central Kitsap baseball and fastpitch play this week.

Here's a look at how each has faired thus far in games not rained out or cancelled.

Baseball

For KSS, Oly and CK, expectations were high — for good reason — leading into the 2009 season.

And after three weeks of on-and-off action, the teams' records indicate there could be good things to come as the season unfolds.

As of Monday, Central Kitsap was 3-1 — the Cougars are scheduled to play at Eastmont Monday and at Wenatchee Tuesday — thanks to a three-game winning streak on the heels of a season-opening 4-1 loss against North Kitsap March 18.

In their two most recent games, the Cougars beat Wilson and Shelton by a combined score of 28-6, shutting out Wilson 11-0 and beating Shelton 17-6.

Klahowya, meanwhile, enters spring break at .500 with a 1-1 record. The Eagles were shutout by Olympic 10-0 in their first game of the season March 24, but they rebounded three days later to double-up Sequim, 6-3.

The Eagles, too, play during spring break, hosting Bremerton Monday and North Kitsap Tuesday. Both games begin at 4 p.m.

With six games in the books, Olympic was 4-2 heading into Monday's home-game against North Kitsap.

The Trojans opened the season with a 3-2 loss to River Ridge March 18 before improving to 4-1 with four consecutive lopsided victories — against Peninsula (14-4), Port Townsend (20-7), Klahowya (10-0) and Sequim (9-1).

A 9-8 loss against Port Angeles Friday dropped the team to 4-2.

Fastpitch

First-year Olympic coach Dusty Anchors is learning quickly how hard winning can sometimes be.

The Lady Trojans, who last year qualified for districts but missed state, are 1-4 after five games in the Anchors era. The team dropped its first three games by a combined score of 34-1 before tallying a 7-1 win over Washington to improve to 1-3.

Friday's 17-2 loss against Port Angeles had the team 1-4 leading into a Tuesday home-game against Port Townsend.

At 2-0, senior-heavy Klahowya is off on a good foot. No. 1 pitcher Kazandra Holliday was lights out against Olympic March 24, striking out 13 and walking just one in a complete-game, one-hit shutout. The Lady Eagles won the game 10-0.

Klahowya visits Port Angeles April 7.

Central Kitsap, meanwhile, is 1-1 with two games played and another three cancelled.

The Lady Cougars beat Olympic 7-1 to open the season but lost to Bainbridge 5-1, dipping to .500.

CK resumes action April 6 on the road against Bellarmine Prep. Game time is 4 p.m.

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