SPORTS: North Kitsap beats Port Angeles 3-1 in volleyball; other prep reports

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles volleyball team did something no other Olympic League squad has done all season.

Unfortunately for the Roughriders, they didn’t do it three times.

Port Angeles lost its final league match of the season to North Kitsap, falling 25-23, 25-20, 20-25, 25-18 after becoming the first and last team this season to take a game from the first-place Vikings.

“We played well,” Port Angeles coach Christine Halberg said. “We could have played better, but it was a good game; a tough match for us to get our heads back on and recover a little bit.”

The loss dropped the Riders (6-2 in league, 9-5 overall) into league’s third seed into the Class 2A sub-district tournament at Franklin-Pierce High School on Saturday.

Port Angeles will face the Seamount League’s No. 2 seed — unknown as of press time — at 10 a.m.

The Riders will play two matches to earn anything between a No. 5 and No. 8 seed into the 12-team 2A West Central District tournament Nov. 5-6 at Franklin Pierce and Washington high schools.

“I feel really good going into the postseason,” Halberg said. “If we can play on top of our game and keep our heads focused we’ll do well.”

Junior Autumn Ruddick had a breakout game for the Riders with nine kills.

Darian Foley had six kills, one block and two aces, and rattled off 13 straight points on serve in the Game 3 win.

Kiah Jones had six kills, four digs, two blocks and one ace, while Emily Drake added 29 assists and three aces.

Chloe Johnston had 15 digs and two aces.

” The biggest thing for us [heading into the playoffs] is believing we can put the ball down at any time,” Halberg said.

“We have five good hitters who can put the ball down. There’s no reason we can’t be effective.”

Sequim 3, Klahowya 0

SILVERDALE — The Wolves wrapped up a second-place finish in the Olympic League with a 25-16, 25-12, 25-19 win on Tuesday night.

Sequim will now face either the Seamount or SPSL No. 1 in the first round of the sub-district tournament at Franklin-Pierce on Saturday.

The Wolves (7-1, 10-3) will have two matches to earn one of the top four seeds into the 2A West Central District tournament on Nov. 5-6 at Franklin Pierce and Washington high schools.

Regardless of what happens at sub-districts, the Wolves are assured of being one win away from a 2A state berth in the district bracket.

Hoquiam 3, Forks 0

HOQUIAM — The Spartans’ playoff hopes may have been dealt a death blow with a 25-11, 25-13, 25-10 loss to the Grizzlies on Tuesday night.

Forks dropped to 6-7 in SWL Evergreen Division play and 8-7 overall with the defeat.

Depending upon what Rochester — 6-5 in league with two matches not reported — has done in the past week, that might not be enough to earn one of the division’s four playoff spots.

Jillian Raben led the Spartans with nine assists, while Raven McCann had two assists, one kill and two stuffs.

Teammate Casey Williams added four kills and three stuffs.

Forks also lost its makeup game with first-place Montesano on Monday 25-9, 25-15 and 25-12.

Fairbanks had three kills and Williams three stuffs and three kills in defeat.

The Spartans have one more league match left, at home against Onalaska on Thursday for senior night.

Crescent 3, Clallam Bay 2

CLALLAM BAY — The youthful Bruins came close to the upset and their first North Olympic League win of the year but fell just short Tuesday night.

Crescent, which lost to Neah Bay last Thursday in a match that determined the league title, beat the Bruins 25-19, 11-25, 19-25, 29-27, 13-15.

“It was definitely our best night of the season,” Clallam Bay coach Kelly Wilson said.

“We played hard. I’m proud of the kids.”

The Loggers improved to 4-2 in league and 10-3 overall while the Bruins fell to 0-5 and 3-6.

Crescent came out slow but got a boost in the second game from freshman setter Devanie Cristy, who played in her first varsity match.

“Devanie came off the bench and gave us an absolute spark,” Crescent coach Alex Baker said.

But it took all 12 players to get the Loggers past the Bruins, Baker said.

“It took all 12 kids and all 12 kids stepped on the court for us.”

Sophomore middle hitter Jandi Frantz had nine kills, eight blocks and an ace for the Loggers.

“Jandi had a big match for us,” Baker said.

Crescent’s Sara Moore went 21-for-23 serving with five kills, two tips, two aces and an assist while Mikela Williams went a perfect 10-for-10 serving with eight kills, four aces and three blocks.

Meanwhile, Clallam Bay’s only senior, Kirstin Erickson, had an outstanding match on senior night with 93 percent serving, four blocks, two kills and two aces.

Melissa Willis had seven blocks, three assists and two kills for the Bruins while two eighth graders served 94 percent or better.

“As a team, we had 83 percent serving on the night,” Wilson said.

The Bruins conclude regular season play at Neah Bay on Thursday while the Loggers wait for the playoffs to begin.

Crescent next has a loser-out pigtail match Monday, TBA. The winner advances to the tri-district tournament.

Cas. Christian 3, Chimacum 0

CHIMACUM — The Cowboys lost the Nisqually League match 25-20, 25-15, 25-12 on Monday.

Dani Kaminski had five serving aces and two kills while Krista Hathaway led at the net with nine kills.

Lauren Thacker, Olivia Baird and Cailey Snyder earned two kills each for the Cowboys.

Girls Soccer Hoquiam 7, Forks 0

HOQUIAM — The Spartans closed out Southwest Washington League play winless after falling to the Grizzlies on Tuesday.

“Abigail McIrvin played a strong game in goal diving in water and mud puddles to make saves,” Forks coach Allen Lewis said.

“Esperanza Morales played strong in her last away game.”

Forks (0-13, 0-15) will host Ocosta on Thursday

PT playoff update

PORT TOWNSEND — The Redskins didn’t get the outcome they were hoping for out of Tuesday’s Olympic League slate.

The Olympic Trojans (5-2-1 in league, 9-5-2 overall) held off Kingston 1-0 to jump ahead of the Redskins in the league standings.

Port Townsend (5-3-0, 10-5-0) finished fourth in the league standings, placing it in a pigtail playoff against at Orting on Thursday.

The Redskins will face the Cardinals (7-5-0 in Nisqually, 7-6-1 overall) for the No. 4 seed into the 1A Tri-District playoffs.

North Kitsap 4, Port Angeles 0

PORT ANGELES — The Vikings rode a 2-0 halftime lead to the Olympic League victory Tuesday night at Civic Field.

The Riders finish the regular season 3-5 in league and 7-7 overall.

Goalkeeper Kearsten Cox had six saves for the Riders.

“It was an emotional game for us on senior night but I thought we played with North Kitsap,” coach Scott Moseley said.

“They capitalized on their opportunities while we couldn’t quite break through.”

Chelsea Rice was named defensive player of the game while freshman McKayla Cox was picked as transition player and freshman Kylee Jeffers was named offensive player.

The Riders next stop is the playoffs, which start Nov. 3.

Girls Swimming Olympic Divisionals

PORT ANGELES — Three Port Angeles divers qualified for the district meet at the Olympic League Divisional Invitational at William Shore Memorial Pool on Tuesday.

Allison Hodgin, Kyrie Reyes and Tanesha Jackson all had qualifying scores.

The Roughriders will send 10 to compete in individual events, another half-dozen in the relays and the three new divers to the West Central District championships.

The preliminaries are Thursday and the finals Saturday at Hazen High School in Renton.

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