Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News Port Angeles’ Heidi Leitz connects on a solo home run during the Roughriders 7-5 loss to North Kitsap at Dry Creek Elementary on Thursday.

Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News Port Angeles’ Heidi Leitz connects on a solo home run during the Roughriders 7-5 loss to North Kitsap at Dry Creek Elementary on Thursday.

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North Olympic League Sub-District Track and Field

PORT ANGELES — Port Angeles played undefeated, RPI No. 1 North Kitsap tough in an Olympic League softball tilt, but the Vikings were too much to overcome in a 7-5 loss to the league champions.

The No. 9 Roughriders used the long ball to do much of their damage as Heidi Leitz put Port Angeles on the board with a solo home run and Natalie Robinson also added a three-run dinger .

Kennedy Rognlien also drove in a run and had two hits in the game.

Also picking up multi-hit games were Lily Halberg and Taylor Worthington, who both went 2 for 4 with a pair of singles, as well as Abby Kimball who was 2 for 4 with a single and a double.

Lynzee Reid added a double for Port Angeles (9-4, 14-4).

Leitz took the loss in the circle, going four innings and giving up five hits and a walk with three strikeouts.

Cheyenne Zimmer struck out six and allowed just one hit in three innings of relief.

The Riders will district play Friday at the Regional Athletic Center in Lacey.

Track & Field North Olympic League Subdistrict meet

JOYCE – Host Crescent claimed the boys meet and Neah Bay won the girls team title at the Class 1B North Olympic League Sub-District meet Thursday at Crescent School.

A sweep of three relays and multi-event winners Ryana Moss and Angel Halttunen lifted the Red Devils to 60 points while the Loggers had 44 and Clallam Bay 21.

Halttunen edged fellow freshman Naomii Sprague of Crescent by 0.04 tenths of a second in the 100-meters, setting a new personal record of 13.57 seconds.

Halttunen (27.79) also bested Sprague by a tiny amount in the 200.

Moss won the 300 hurdles in 53.79 and the 1,600 in a season-best 6:00.20.

The two also teamed with Brianna McGimpsey and Cerise Moss to win the 4×200 (1:58.69).

Cerise Moss, McGimpsey, Alexa Greene and Halttunen won the 4×100 for Neah Bay and the Moss sisters, Greene and McGimpsey made it a clean sweep in 4:41.21 in the 4×400 relay.

Mariella Wakole also set a personal record in winning the javelin with a throw of 95 feet, 7 inches.

Sprague continued her strong spring with wins in the long jump (15-04) and triple jump (30-07) for Crescent.

Katelyn Dunavant set a new best throw in claiming the discus (89-09), while Alexis Dunavant set a new best mark of 29-01 to win the shot put for Crescent.

Clallam Bay didn’t have any girls winners but Brilel Hull set a new best while finishing second in the triple jump (27-03.5).

White a triple threat

Titus White won three field events as the Loggers posted 64 team points while Neah Bay had 39 and Clallam Bay 34 in the boys meet.

White set a new best distance of 121-10 in the discus and the senior also won the javelin (134-01) and the shot put (41).

Lukas Love won the 300 hurdles (50.44) and 1,600 (5:51 for Crescent and Mikah Love was tops in the 800 (2:37.65).

Clallam Bay junior Jose Jimmicum won the 100 in 12.31 and was part of both of the Bruin’s winning relays.

Jimmicum joined with Coletyn Hull, Eli Richardson and Mauricio Cruz to take the 4×100 in 49.54 and the 4×400 in 4:03.78.

William Hull won the long jump (17-10.5) and the triple jump (37-0.5), both personal records for Clallam Bay.

Multi-event winners for Neah Bay were LeAnthony Jimmicum in the 200 in 25.93 and 400 (1:00.48).

Neah Bay, Clallam Bay and Crescent athletes will all compete at Thursday’s Class 1B Quad-District Championship at Franklin Pierce High School in Tacoma.


Sports reporter Michael Carman can be contacted at mcarman@peninsuladailynews.com.

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