SPORTS: Neah Bay beats Clallam Bay in volleyball, sets up championship showdown with Crescent; Port Angeles beats Sequim 5-3 in girls soccer and other prep reports

NEAH BAY — The Neah Bay volleyball team moved into a tie for first place after beating Clallam Bay 3-0 on Tuesday to set up a showdown with Crescent for all the North Olympic League marbles Thursday night.

Neah Bay, the defending league champion, will battle Crescent — the perennial league champion for many years — in Joyce starting at 5 p.m. for the conference title.

Both teams are 3-1 in league with only two regular season matches left.

The Loggers are 9-2 overall while the Red Devils are 6-2 for the season.

Neah Bay feels confident going into Thursday’s match, coach Sharon Kanichy said.

“We feel good about our chances,” she said.

The Red Devils tuned up for the match by beating archrival Clallam Bay 25-15, 25-22, 25-14 on Tuesday night.

The Bruins fell to 0-4 in league and 3-7 overall.

Cherish Moss had three serving aces and two kills for Neah Bay while Cierra Moss laid down seven aces and had a kill.

Rebecca Thompson earned three kills and three aces for the Red Devils while Courtney Winck put up three blocks and had two kills.

Kingston 3, Port Townsend 2

PORT TOWNSEND — The Redskins pushed the Buccaneers to the brink but couldn’t quite come up with their first win of the season Tuesday night.

Port Townsend fell to 0-7 in league and 0-11 overall after falling to Kingston. Game scores were not available.

“That was by far the best game of the season hands down,” Redskins coach Nettie Witheridge said. “The girls were getting after the ball and really working together tonight.”

Ellie Forbes led the Redskins with a career high 32 digs in the loss. She also added four kills.

Trish Reeves had four aces, three blocks and nine kills, while Christine Unrue added one kill, four digs and 23 assists. Ashlee Nollette had five aces and 13 digs.

“The one and only thing that lost for us tonight was our serves,” Witheridge said.

Port Townsend’s last match comes at first-place Olympic League juggernaut North Kitsap on Thursday.

Girls Soccer Port Angeles 5, Sequim 3

PORT ANGELES — The Roughriders held off their archrivals to stay in position for a postseason berth.

Port Angeles, 3-3 in the Olympic League and 7-5 overall, is in the playoffs after Olympic destroyed North Mason 4-1 in league action Tuesday.

“If North Mason loses one game, we are in the playoffs,” Port Angeles coach Scott Moseley said before he know North Mason’s score against Olympic.

Against the Wolves, the Riders never trailed, leading 2-0 at the half, then 3-0 before allowing two straight goals by Sequim.

Port Angeles scored the next goal and never looked back.

“That was a big win for us,” Moseley said. “Sequim is improved.

“In the second half we were battling Sequim’s furious comeback.”

Freshman Kylee Jeffers scored two goals for the Riders while Lauren Corn dished out three assists.

Tori Holcomb scored the first goal of the game in the 28th minute while Shayla Bohman scored the second at the 33rd minute as Corn had both assists for the first-half scoring.

Jeffers scored two minutes into the second half and again at the 60th minute while Kathryn Moseley scored the final goal of the game at the 69th minute.

Kathryn Moseley had two assists for the Riders while Brittany McBride also earned an assist.

The Riders outshot the Wolves 20-6 with goalkeeper Kearsten Cox earning two saves.

Jeffers was named the offensive player of the game while Corn took transition player honors and Paxton Rodocker was selected as the defensive player of the game by coach Scott Moseley.

The Riders next play at Kingston on Thursday night.

Port Townsend 3, Kingston 1

PORT TOWNSEND — Irina Lyons scored a hat trick off three Chelsey Hoglund assists as the Redskins continued their ascent up the Olympic League standings Tuesday night.

Port Townsend entered into a three-way tie atop the league with the senior night win.

Although North Kitsap and Klahowya each have a game in hand, all three teams have 15 points with a week to go in the regular season.

If Port Townsend can somehow hold on to the top spot, it will get a No. 2 seed in the Class 1A Tri-District tournament. A second- or third-place finish gives it a No. 4 district seed.

Port Townsend gets its shot at North Kitsap on the road Thursday.

“Fitting that on senior night the seniors contributed so much to the win,” coach Colin Foden said. “Once again it was a sublime team performance — full of impressive individual successes.”

Foden pointed out the play of seniors Hoglund, Emelina Berkshire, Lydia Young, Jennifer Grauberger, Elena Akins and Caroline Dowdle as key to the win.

Lyons’ three goals, of course, were also instrumental. She now has a North Olympic Peninsula-best 16.

Port Townsend 3, Kingston 1

Kingston 0 0 — 0

Port Townsend 1 2 — 3

Scoring Summary

First half: 1, Port Townsend, Lyons (Hoglund), 29th minute.

Second Half: 2, Port Townsend, Lyons (Hoglund), 49th minute; 1, Kingston, 52nd minute; 3, Port Townsend, Lyons (Hoglund), 56th minute.

JV: Kingston 5, Port Townsend 1

Football Lummi 60, Crescent 14

SEQUIM — The second-ranked Blackhawks needed less than three quarters to do away with the Loggers in a Northwest Football League makeup game Tuesday night.

“It was a tough game,” Crescent coach Tim Rooney said of the matchup with the 1B state runners-up. “Lummi is good. They are the real deal.”

The Loggers (2-2, 2-2) managed just two touchdowns against Lummi (3-0, 5-1), which is coming off a 56-22 win over Quilcene.

Kyle Hutto returned a kickoff 71 yards for a score in the first quarter, while quarterback Derrick Findley hooked up with Joey Barnes on a 20-yard touchdown pass.

That wasn’t nearly enough against the high-powered Blackhawks, however, who went into halftime up 41-14 and triggered the 45-point mercy midway through the third quarter.

Crescent hosts Evergreen Lutheran (3-2) for its homecoming game at 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Lummi 60, Crescent 14

Lummi 28 13 19 X– 60

Crescent 6 8 0 X– 14

First Quarter

L–24 run (kick good)

L–10 run (kick good)

L–15 run (kick good)

C– Hutto 71 kick return (pass failed)

L–65 pass (kick good)

Second Quarter

L–55 run (kick good)

L–Barnes 20 pass from Findley (Barnes pass from Findley)

L–64 pass (kick no good)

Third Quarter

L–38 run (run failed)

L–65 punt return (kick good)

L–41 pass

Boys Tennis Three advance for Port Angeles

TACOMA — The Roughriders put the finishing touches on a successful season by sending three players to the West Central District tournament this coming May.

Micah Roos, who has been the top Riders singles player all season, finished the tournament as the fifth overall seed to districts.

The Riders top doubles duo team of A.J. Konopaski and Hayden McCartney also qualified as the fourth overall seed.

“It’s been a pleasure coaching Micah, A.J. and Hayden, and I look forward to seeing what they can accomplish next spring at the district tournament,” coach Brian Gundersen said.

Also competing for the Riders and finishing 12th out of 32 competitors was junior Jordan Negus.

“I was thrilled to see how well Jordan competed at this tournament,” Gundersen said.

“He played mostly doubles for us this season, but really stepped up to the challenge of playing singles at this level and I’m excited for his prospects next year.”

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