SEQUIM — Port Townsend claimed three of the top four finishes and came away with the team victory in an Olympic League boys cross country meet against Olympic and Sequim at Robin Hill County Park.
Senior Kincaid Gould edged classmate and teammate Nathan Cantrell by just six tenths of a second to win the boys race in a time of 19 minutes, 20.01 seconds.
Those finishes helped boost Port Townsend to 26 points, besting Sequim (35) and Olympic (75).
Eli Lupton was fourth for the Redhawks in 20:12.46 and Silas DeWyse (20:50.52), Trillium DeWyse (20:52.94), Mark Anderson (21:04.56) and Max Allworth-Miles (21:05.43) finished ninth through 12th for Port Townsend.
Wolves take second
Sequim was led by the third-place finish of junior Eli Gish in 19:41.53.
Junior Kaleb Needoba was fifth for the Wolves in 20:17.51, followed by Koda Robinson in sixth with a time of 20:17.86 and Jaxson Cogburn, seventh in 20:44.93.
In the girls race, Sequim edged out Port Townsend 28 to 29 despite missing top runner Riley Pyeatt to illness.
Redhawks senior Anika Avelino won the meet in 22:35.13 with teammate Rachel Matthes coming in second in 23:53.67.
Camryn Hines was fifth for Port Townsend in 25:43.93.
The Wolves were led by third-place finisher Jessica German in 25:12.30 and Anastasia Updike, who placed fourth with a time of 25:13.09.
Macy Cogburn (25:53.83); Emily Silva (26.42.54) and Aidyn Shingleton (28:01.71) were sixth, eighth and ninth, respectively, for the Wolves.
Port Angeles girls perfect
KINGSTON — The Roughrider girls were perfect, while the boys nearly met the same standard of excellence.
Port Angeles claimed the top seven finishes in the girls portion of a three team meet with Bremerton and Kingston on Wednesday and the Rider boys earned seven top-10 finishes, including a sweep of the top three spots.
“Varsity girls win with a perfect score of 15,” Port Angeles coach Rodger Johnson said.
“The boys and girls teams paced themselves well, packed up to pass groups from other schools, and finished strong.”
Junior Lauren Larson topped the Riders with a time of 19 minutes, 22 seconds. Seniors Kynzie DeLeon and Ella Holland were second in 20:40 and 22:46, respectively.
Kathryn Guttormsen (23:07); Jenna McGoff (23:55); Emma Weaver (24:01) and Gracie Townsend (24:02) rounded out the top seven for Port Angeles.
Senior Thomas Shaw won the boys race for the Riders in 17:21. Junior Adam Borde was second in 17:28 with freshman Jack Gladfelter right behind with a time of 17:28.
Sophomores Naaman McGuffey (18:33) and Joshua Gavin (18:53) were fifth and sixth, respectively. Freshmen Langdon Larson (18:59) and Kowen Kasten (19:05) were eighth and ninth to round out Port Angeles’ top seven.
The Riders (17 points) outpointed Kingston (44) and Bremerton (85).
Port Angeles will host the Salt Creek Invitational on Saturday at Salt Creek County Park near Joyce.
The varsity boys run at 11:30 a.m. with the varsity girls following at noon.
“The varsity runners are all healthy and looking forward to running in the Salt Creek Invitational this Saturday. Salt Creek is a great spectator’s course, and has a free 5-kilometer open community race at 9:45 a.m.,” Johnson said.
Boys Tennis North Kitsap 6, Port Angeles 1
POULSBO — The Roughriders tangled with a tough Vikings squad in a road match Wednesday.
“We knew this would be a tough matchup for us and I think we learned a lot today,” said coach Brian Gundersen. “We battled, but North has a lot of experience and proved to be too much for us.”
No. 2 singles player Reef Gelder, a freshman, was a highlight for Port Angeles and Gundersen named his as the player of the match.
“Despite being a freshman, Reef plays with so much poise and it really showed today,” Gundersen said.
Port Angeles (2-1) will visit Olympic on Monday.
North Kitsap 6, Port Angeles 1
No. 1: Chris Schuchart (NK) def. Wyatt Hall (PA) 6-1, 6-1.
No. 2: Reef Gelder (PA) def. Brandon Cole (NK) 6-1, 6-0.
No. 3: Jason Hart (NK) def. Caleb Flodstrom (PA) 6-2, 6-2.
No. 1: Cole Walker/Logan Chimelewski def. Milo Whitman/Dru Clark (PA) 6-1, 6-1.
No. 2: Drake Jones/Josh Smith def. Michael Soule/Seth Woods (PA) 6-4, 7-5.
No. 3: Ryan Singleton/Ian Lyons def. Tanner Price/Henry Shaw (PA) 6-1, 6-0.
No. 4: Jimmye Jordan/Carl Burchill vs. Damon Gundersen/Landon Seibel (PA) 6-1, 6-2.
Sequim 7, Kingston 0
KINGSTON — The Wolves stayed in a tie for the top spot in the Olympic League with their second straight sweep this week.
Sequim won every match in straight sets.
No. 2 singles player Ryan Tolberd was the most tested, winning his match 7-6, 6-2 over Eli Guedea.
The Wolves (3-0) visit North Mason on Monday.
Sequim 7, Kingston 0
No. 1: Nico Zingaro (S) def. Ryan Guedea (K) 6-2, 6-4.
No. 2: Ryan Tolberd (S) def. Eli Guedea (K) 7-5, 6-2.
No. 3: Connor Bear (S) def. Garrett Daniel (K) 6-3, 6-3.
No. 1: Dustin Koch/Henry Hughes (S) def. Schuyler Berger/Daniel Horner (K) 6-3, 6-4.
No. 2: Sam Frymyer/Brenton Barnes (S) def. Jerefa Rutherford/Carson Nyman (K) 6-3, 6-0.
No. 3: Dallin Despain/Jackson VanDeWege (S) def. Riley O’Dell-Dee/Tyler Kranz (K) 6-0, 6-3.
No. 4: Silas Thomas/Dominic Riccobene (S) def. Max Shane/Brockton (K) Foss 6-1, 6-4.
Compiled from team reports. Email scores to [email protected] or phone 360-417-3525.