Port Angeles’ Wyatt Hall hits a serve during a match against Chimacum’s Rowan Powell on Tuesday in Chimacum. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Port Angeles’ Wyatt Hall hits a serve during a match against Chimacum’s Rowan Powell on Tuesday in Chimacum. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Port Angeles tennis tops Chimacum; Sequim swimmers edge Olympic

Port Angeles fares well against defending champs

CHIMACUM — The Port Angeles Roughriders boys tennis team swept Chimacum 7-0 in the first match of the season for both squads.

Three matches were held because of light numbers among the Chimacum team.

Port Angeles Wyatt Hall beat the Cowboys’ Rowan Powell 6-2, 6-1, while Reef Gelder beat Ben Martin 6-0, 6-0.

In a doubles’ match, the Riders’ Dru Clark and Seth Woods beat Zac Ferens and Roman Humphrey 6-1, 6-1.

The Riders’ Caleb Flodstrom won his match by forfeit, while Port Angeles’ doubles teams of Milo Whitman-Michael Soule, Damon Gunderson-Landon Seibel and Tanner Price-Henry Shaw all won by forfeit.

Port Angeles hosts rival Sequim at 4 p.m. today, weather permitting.

Girls Swimming Sequim 79, Olympic 78

BREMERTON — The Wolves started their season with a nail-biting one-point Olympic League victory over the Trojans.

Sydney Swanson led Sequim in Tuesday’s meet, placing first in the 200 freestyle with a time of 2 minutes, 27.97 seconds and first in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:21.20, which was good enough to qualify for district.

Swanson was also on a 200 freestyle relay team that finished first with a time of 2:02.04 and qualified for district. Also on the team were Franchesa Bargis, Petra Bernsten and Lauren Sundin.

Bernsten won the 100 butterfly with a time of 1:41.64 and was third in the 50 freestyle with a time of 31.91 seconds.

The Sequim 200 medley relay team (Rylie Hough, Swanson, Sundin and Natalie George) finished second, qualifying for district by more than 8 seconds with its time of 2:19.08.

The Sequim 400 freestyle relay team (Hough, Eislynn Flood, George, Sundin) finished second with a time of 4:54.42.

Bargis also finished second in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:50.42 and in the 100 freestyle with a time of 1:07.25.

Other top Sequim finishes include:

• George, second, 100 backstroke, 1:25.03; third, 100 freestyle, 1:08.08.

• Eislynn Flood, second, 500 freestyle, 7:02.50.

• Claire Cronin, third, 200 freestyle, 2:37.54.

• Melanie Byrne, third, 100 breastroke, 1:37.29.

• Sundin, third, 200 IM, 2:56.43.

• Sequim’s second 400 freestyle relay team (Aleah Chen, Claire Cronin, Christina Caples and Morgan Cairo), third, 5:21.97.

• Sequim’s second 200 freestyle relay team (Caples, Melanie Byrne, Syndee Price and Chen), third, 2:27.87.

Sequim will next compete today at 3 p.m. today at Kingston.

North Kitsap 99, Port Angeles 64

SEQUIM — The Roughriders’ Kenzie Johnson started off right where she left off two years ago, while newcomer Mackenzie DuBois made a big splash in her first-ever high school meet against the state power Vikings.

Tuesday’s meet was a battle between two swimming heavyweights. The Vikings are the defending Class 2A state champions, while Port Angeles finished eighth in the state in 2018. With the Riders missing co-captain and one of the team’s top returners Felicia Che because she hasn’t had enough practices, the Vikings were able to prevail.

Coach Britt Hemphill pointed out that if not for an incredibly close second place in a relay event, the Riders would have only lost by 19 points.

“The meet score was closer than I expected. Had we taken the medley, the final margin would only have been 19 points. For a season opener against the 2A state champs, we did ok,” he said.

The meet was held in Sequim, where Port Angeles will be holding its home meets this year as the William Shore Memorial Pool in Port Angeles is undergoing renovations.

Johnson, returning to the team after taking a hiatus last year, won the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:04.68, while DuBois, a freshman, won the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:22.95 (actually beating her teammate Johnson, who has previously qualified for the state swim meet in several events). Johnson finished second with a time of 2:26.07.

DuBois also finished second in the 100 butterfly with a time of 1:02.70, while Adriana McClain was second in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:20.76.

“Mackenzie had a good first meet. She’s an experienced swimmer with many years swimming for [Port Angeles] Swim Club,” Hemphill said.

The Port Angeles 200 medley relay team of Johnson, McClain, DuBois and Kiara Schmitt finished second with a time of 2:00.62, losing to the North Kitsap team by just 0.02 of a second.

The Roughriders 200 freestyle relay team of McClain, DuBois, Schmitt and Emma Murray was second with a time of 1:53.90 and Port Angeles’ 400 relay team (Murray, Schmitt, Sage Hunter, Johnson) was second with a time of 4:16.70.

Other top finishes include:

• Murray, 200 freestyle, third, 2:16.19; 100 freestyle, third 1:00.68.

• Hunter, 50 freestyle, 28.58

• Emilee Reid, 500 freestyle, third, 7:04.01.

• Rachel Cooper, 100 breaststroke, third, 1:27.62.

• Port Angeles second 200 relay team (Hannah Sugg, Cooper, Elise Mann, Anne Edwards), third, 2:07.35.

Port Angeles will next host Klahowya at home at the Sequim YMCA at 3 p.m. today.

Volleyball Granite Falls 3, Port Townsend 0

GRANITE FALLS — With players injured and others needing more practices, Port Townsend was only able to bring six players to a road meet in Granite Falls, falling 25-5, 25-6, 25-6 to the Tigers.

Middle hitter Tori Minnihan injured her knee earlier this week in the Sequim Jamboree. Maya Dow came up from the JV team to help fill in the varsity’s ranks.

“With players filling in in positions often not familiar to them we struggled to run an effective attack and suffered both with serve receive and defensive digging off of Granite Falls strong serving and spiking,” said coach Kim Matthews.

Izzy Hammett led the Redhawks with three kills. Sierra Rugg filled in as setter for Claudia Garfias, who filled in as opposite setter.

Port Townsend looks to get most of its players back at home at 6:15 p.m. tonight against Cascade Christian.

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Compiled from team reports. Email scores to [email protected] or phone 360-417-3525.

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