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Mat Classic matchups | Round 2

February 18th, 2011 at 10:43 am by Tad Sooter
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Ten wrestlers from North Kitsap are competing in the Mat Classic state tournament in Tacoma today.  Wrestling for North Kitsap High are Jake Sievers, Jake Velarde (above) and A.J. Milyard, with Andrew Posten as an alternate. Both Velarde and Milyard went to state last year, where Velarde brought back the state championship.

Wrestling for Kingston High are Bobby Reece, Freddy Rodoff, Benny McMullen, Sam English, Jack Welker, Ivy Rodolf, and 2010 state champion Kiana Witt.

Check back for frequent updates.

KINGSTON WRESTLING

130 POUNDS

Match 1: Benny McMullen (KHS) loses to Kyle Godfrey (Aberdeen), 4-0.

Consolation Bracket: McMullen (KHS) | Colby Wright (Anacortes) | 5:12 p.m.

Bracket: http://www.wiaa.com/ConDocs/Con150/2A130.htm

140 POUNDS

Match 1: Bobby Reece (KHS) pins Austin Koons (Cedarcrest) in 1:08.

Match 2: Reece (KHS) | Kellen Pelzel (Centralia) |  5:36 p.m.

UPDATE: Reece defeated Pelzel to advance to the semifinals.

Bracket: http://www.wiaa.com/ConDocs/Con150/2A140.htm

152 POUNDS

Sam English (KHS) | Elias Mason (Cheney) | 12:16 p.m.

Bracket: http://www.wiaa.com/ConDocs/Con150/2A152.htm

189 POUNDS

Match 1: Freddy Rodolf (KHS) defeats Raul Pech (Toppenish).

Match 2: Rodolf (KHS) | Kole Braaten (Centralia) | Time: 6:56 p.m.

UPDATE: Rodolf defeated in overtime, 2-1.

Bracket: http://www.wiaa.com/ConDocs/Con150/2A189.htm

Heavyweight

Match 1: Jack Welker (KHS) loses to Alec Postlewait (Mt. Baker) in 1:17.

Consolation Bracket: Welker (KHS) | Opponent TBA | 7:36 p.m.

Bracket: http://www.wiaa.com/ConDocs/Con150/2A285.htm

112 POUNDS (GIRLS)

Match 1: Kiana Witt (KHS) pins Victoria Pena (Federa Way) in 0:38.

Match 2: Witt (KHS) | Tiffany Hu (Union) | 4:14 p.m.

UPDATE: Witt defeated Hu, 16-0.

Bracket: http://www.wiaa.com/ConDocs/Con150/Gi112.htm

119 POUNDS (GIRLS)

Match 1: Ivy Rodolf (KHS) loses to Maria Manzueta (Federal Way)

Consolation Bracket: Rodolf (KHS) | Summer Hanson (Interlake) | 4:35 p.m.

Bracket: http://www.wiaa.com/ConDocs/Con150/Gi119.htm

NORTH KITSAP WRESTLING

119 POUNDS

Match 1: Jake Velarde (NKH) defeats Tanner Ackerly (R.A. Long) 13-3.

Match 2: Velarde (NKH) | Garret Varnell (Sultan) | 4:32 p.m.

UPDATE: Velarde defeated Varnell with a pin.

Bracket: http://www.wiaa.com/ConDocs/Con150/2A119.htm

125 POUNDS

Match 1: Jake Sievers (NKH) loses to Duncan Rhoades (Cheney) in 2:56.

Consolation Bracket: Sievers (NKH) | Tanner Zavala (Burlington Edison) | 4:56 p.m.

Bracket: http://www.wiaa.com/ConDocs/Con150/2A125.htm

140 POUNDS

Match 1: AJ Milyard (NKH) loses to Andrew Reid (Squalicum) 6-4.

Consolation Bracket: Milyard (NKH) | Dakota Mauzay (Cheney) | 5:44 p.m.

Bracket: http://www.wiaa.com/ConDocs/Con150/2A140.htm

SEE FULL BRACKETS AND MORE INFORMATION HERE ON THE WIAA WEBSITE.

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Kingston High School girls basketball team faces Sumner tonight

February 17th, 2011 at 2:16 pm by Kipp Robertson
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The Kingston High School girls basketball team is preparing to face Sumner as it continues its march through the district playoffs.
In a phone interview this morning, head coach Penny Gienger said Sophia Baetz, Amanda Carper and Lindsey Wicklein have all done their part to support the team. However, she noted all the players have taken more responsibility on the court, allowing her to rotate players more often.
“We’ve been playing pretty well as a team,” Gienger said. “We’ll have to play well tonight.”
Sumner is second place in the SPSL league. The team has an overall score of 18-4 and ended the regular season with a record of 12-2.
The teams meet tonight at 8 p.m. at Foss High School, 2112 S. Tyler St., Tacoma.
The game against Sumner follows Kingston’s victory over Clover Park on Tuesday, which ended with a score of 45-29.

Below are stats from the clover park game and a win/loss list for this season:

KHSv.CloverPark

KHS girls basketball win/loss

Prep sports | North Kitsap, Kingston students prepare for state

February 14th, 2011 at 1:21 pm by Kipp Robertson
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North Kitsap High School

Wrestling

Three Viking wrestlers qualified for state during the 2A Franklin Pierce Regional. Five wrestlers from the team attended the meet. Andrew Posten, who placed fifth overall in the 103-pound division, will go to state as an alternative.

— Jake Velarde-1st place at regional-record 35-1, 119 pounds
— Jake Sievers-3rd place at regioanl-record 28-1, 125 pounds
— A.J. Milyard-3rd place at regional-record 30-10, 140 pounds
— Andrew Posten (state alternate-5th place) record 23-13, 103 pounds

Men’s swimming

— men’s 200-yardFreestyle relay (Benjamin Breakey, Michael Gilman, Benjamin Machen and Daniel Horcajo)

During the 2A District III Swim Championships, the swim team finished in sixth place overall. The 200 Free Relay team dropped three seconds over the two-day meet, moving the fourth swimmers from a sixth place seed to a tie for third with a time of 1:39.49.

Gymnastics

Two of the eight Viking gymnasts from districts made it to the state meet:

— Lauren Wageman: qualified on vault and bars
— Sarah Zimmerman: qualified on vault

Kingston

Wrestling
Included in the Mat Classic line up are Bobby Reece and Kiana Witt. Reece remains undefeated with a record of 36-0 and Witt took the 112-pound title at the Region 2 tournament on Feb. 12 against rival Lauren Richardson of Bremerton.

— Bobby Reece III. 140

—Freddy Rofolf, 189

— Benny McMullen, 130

— Sam English, 152

— Jack Welker, heavyweight division

— Kiana Witt, 112

— Ivy Rodolf, 112

— Walker Larson, 215-pound alternate

Boy’s swimming

— Kevin Fox: qualified in the 200-yard Individual Medley

Gymnastics

Two gymnasts qualified from Kingston.

Megan Keller: qualified on bars
Megan Kelly: qualified on vault

Schedule

Kingston

Girls basketball — The Bucs play Franklin Pierce at 8 p.m. at Foss High School on Feb. 15. The team will play again on Feb. 17 at Foss.

Boys basketball — First round bye on Feb. 18. Will play at Foss High School against an opponent to be determined.

Gymnastics — The gymnastics state meet begins at 1:15 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Tacoma Dome. The competition continues at 10:40 a.m. Feb. 19.

Wrestling — The Mat Classic will begin at 10 a.m. Feb. 18 at the Tacoma Dome and continue at 10 a.m. Feb. 19.

Swimming — The boys state meet begins at 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 18 at the King County Aquatic Center. The meet continues at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 19.

North Kitsap

Gymnastics — The gymnastics state meet begins at 1:15 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Tacoma Dome. The competition continues at 10:40 a.m. Feb. 19.

Wrestling — The Mat Classic will begin at 10 a.m. Feb. 18 at the Tacoma Dome and continue at 10 a.m. Feb. 19.

Swimming — The boys state meet begins at 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 18 at the King County Aquatic Center. The meet continues at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 19.

Prep sports | Bremerton’s loss is Kingston’s gain

February 4th, 2011 at 3:42 pm by Kipp Robertson
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The Kingston High School boys basketball team clinched its first Olympic League title after the Bremerton Knights lost to Olympic High School on Tuesday night.

The Bremerton game, which ended with a 62-59 loss, gave the Kingston team the league title. The nearly undefeated Kingston team beat Klahowya 73-64 the same night.

Kingston would have clinched the title on Jan. 28 had the team won against Bremerton. The team’s 13th league win and Bremerton’s fourth loss, however, were all Kingston needed for the title.

Below are the Olympic League standings for both boys and girls teams:

olympicstandings

Installation begins on largest school solar project in the state at Poulsbo Middle School

February 3rd, 2011 at 12:02 pm by Kipp Robertson
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Installation of about 7,500 square feet of solar panels began on Wednesday (Feb. 2) on the gymnasium roof at Poulsbo Middle School.

The solar panels are part of a state renewable energy incentive program and is the largest solar energy program on school grounds in Washington. The panels are expected to be up and running by early spring.

The project is funded through 16 community members and will be used to reduce energy costs at the school. Though it is still too early to tell the exact energy savings, Director of Facility Maintenance, Operations and Capital Programs David Dumpert said they expect a significant decrease in energy costs. In the summer, Dumpert said the district will also have the option to sell energy back.

Pictured here is Jake Tucker of Frederickson Electric as he unpacks solar panels. It will take one to two weeks to finish placing the panels — each weighs about 65 pounds and must be individually placed. A storage room connected to the Poulsbo Middle School gymnasium is filled with small converter stations, which are used to convert the solar energy into useable power for the school.

Thursday night | From the school board meeting

January 28th, 2011 at 12:28 pm by Kipp Robertson
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Attendance at the NKSD school board meeting was one of the highest attended since the state representatives made an appearance last year. The majority of the crowd showed up to show their appreciation of the school board, including teachers and principals from around the district and Toby Kemper and some of his students from from his guitar and choir classes.Kemper’s students performed three songs; “Eleanor Rigby” (originally performed by The Beattles), “A Horse With No Name (America) and “Hallelujah.”

While on the topic of rock music, the fifth annual guitar show at Kingston Middle School will be performed Feb. 3.

Back to business.

A first reading for a new policy that will help veterans that left high school before graduating receive their high school diploma was discussed. Those eligible include people who fought in World War II, the Korean conflict, or the Vietnam era. Though a high school diploma has always been available for those who left before graduating, this is the districts official policy: http://www.nkschools.org/15891052713338707/lib/15891052713338707/Mini-Packet/January%2027%202011/8.1.2c.pdf

Updates were also given on the budget status and the possibility of asking voters to increase the levy, which Richard Jones does not want to act too quickly on.

Here are some links to help further understand what is going on with the district:

Budget links: http://www.nkschools.org/15891052713941373/blank/browse.asp?a=383&BMDRN=2000&BCOB=0&c=65902&15891052713941373Nav=|&NodeID=2190

January 27 board meeting agenda: http://www.nkschools.org/15891052713338707/blank/browse.asp?a=383&BMDRN=2000&BCOB=0&c=66914

About 50 people attended the community budget talks last week. More talks are set up for February. If you did not get the chance to attend, here is a video from the second talk: http://www.nkschools.org/15891052713941373/podcasts/browse.asp?a=399&BMDRN=2000&BCOB=0&c=66910

Hanson selected for West squad in the All-State football game

January 24th, 2011 at 2:44 pm by Kipp Robertson
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For one Kingston High School senior, the football season is still alive.
Ben Hanson was recently selected to play on the West squad for the Washington State Football Coaches Association’s East-West All-State Game.
Hanson will play offensive tackle.
The 6 foot 3 inch Kingston player is one of two students that play in the 2A Olympic League to be recommended for the team. Isaac Yamamoto of Sequim High School was the other.
Though Hanson is the only definite player from the North Kitsap area, Lou Hecker was selected as an alternative should someone not be able to play.

Click below for a full list of the West squad for the all-state game:

On the winter roads of North Kitsap

January 19th, 2011 at 3:13 pm by Kipp Robertson
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It was just past 1 a.m. when I called Ronald Lee to confirm the interview and ride-along was still on for the morning of Jan. 12.
The ride-along was the latest—technically earliest— interview I have ever done and once I had arrived at the meeting point; the most fun.
However, before witnessing how the Director of Transportation assessed the road for the school district, I had to drive to get to the interview.
When I pitched the idea of a ride-along to Lee in November, he immediately agreed; reminding me he checked the roads early in the morning.
As a sports reporter, it is not uncommon to work late; attending after-school activities is part of the job. I have only been up working as a reporter that early twice before: when Whatcom Middle School was on fire and an abandoned building located in downtown Bellingham burned down.
The two major differences between the ride-along and the fires were simple. The first, I decided not to sleep before the wintery ride-along and would stay up until 4:30 a.m., which made for a 20 hour day. The second, the roads were the most treacherous I have seen in years.
Despite the early morning blizzard, I set off from my house in a 2003 Ford Explorer. The meeting place was the Hood Canal Bridge, where Lee begins his route.
Typically, a drive from my house to the bridge takes about 10 minutes. In the snow, which reached close to eight inches by the time I entered Port Gamble, I was on the road for about 40 minutes.
The snow was deep enough to send the Explorer, in what seemed to be, predestined paths. If that was not enough, I narrowly avoided three downed trees on my way to the interview. By the time I reached the bend at Port Gamble—coming from the Kingston side of Highway 104—I had 4 minutes before 2 a.m.; our agreed upon meeting time.
There are very few, if any, instances where I was late for an interview, I thought to myself as the snow came down in sheets against my windshield. As I reasoned with myself that being a minute or two late was better than upside-down in a ditch, I thought about “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,” by Hunter S. Thompson—the scene where he is racing to get his agent to the plane.
I made it to the gravel parking lot on the west side of the bridge just after 2 a.m., jumped into Lee’s truck, and we were off.
Lee is, understandably, comfortable driving in the snow. He has held his position for about 24 years, checking the roads anytime the conditions are questionable and school delays or closures are possible.
I felt much more comfortable riding in his four-wheel drive truck, as he purposely checked conditions by locking the brakes on hills. Unless conditions were too bad, the truck was in two-wheel drive most of the time.
During the two-and-a-half hours we talked in the truck, Lee admitted I was the first reporter he had ever heard of doing a ride-along such as this. It was not difficult to believe. Being up after 4 a.m. on treacherous roads is not the most pleasant way to spend one’s time off after regular office hours.
Lee’s route took us from Hood Canal, through the Clear Creek area into Poulsbo and back up through Port Gamble via the slushy roads of Suquamish and Four Corners in Kingston.
By the time the ride was over, I was exhausted and ready for a couple hours of sleep before the work day began again.
I had to make it home first.

School district expands list of possible reductions

January 18th, 2011 at 1:40 pm by Kipp Robertson
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The list of potential areas to cut funding from in the school district continues to expand as the North Kitsap School Board of Directors prepares for reductions in next year’s budget.
The list, comprised of preliminary ideas about where to cut, is an example of the severity of the budget situation.
Along with the Board’s reduction areas, recommendations by Citizens Budget Review Committee were added to the list last week. Click the link below to view a PDF of the recommendations made so far.

Meeting reminder

Community members of North Kitsap are invited to two special communtiy budget talks this week. The first meeting starts at 7 p.m. in the Kingston High School library on Jan. 19. The second begins at 7 p.m. at the North Kitsap High School library on Jan. 20.

***This list represents preliminary ideas about areas to cut, nothing is definite.***

Potential Budget Reductions for the 2011-2012 School Year

Weekly sports update

January 14th, 2011 at 12:11 pm by Kipp Robertson
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Viking swim team on a roll

The North Kitsap boy’s swim team remains undefeated this season after more than doubling Bremerton’s score on Jan. 6. The team is now 4-0 for the season and posted 13 District qualifying times.

NK 116, Bremerton 53

Scores by swim:

200 medley relay: NK (Horcajo, McCarty, Aban, Gilman), 1:59.91. 200 free: I. Christen (NK) 2:08.70. 200 IM: M. Woolnough (Brem) 2:14.40. 50 free: B. Breaky (NK) 24.52. 100 fly: M. Woolnough (Brem) 1:01.32. 100 free: B. Breaky (NK) 57.75. 500 free: S. Mortvedt (Brem) 6:28.64. 100 back: M. Gallant (NK) 1:27.53. 100 breast: S. Mortvedt (Brem) 1:18.25. 200 free relay: NK (B. Machan, I. Christen, T. Spear, B. Breaky) 1:47.50. 400 free relay: North Kitsap (B. Breaky, M. Gilman, T. Shoop, Y. Aban) 4:08.25.

Kingston boys basketball unstoppable, NK without a win

The Kingston boys basketball team has charged through this season, and it does not show signs of stopping.

On Thursday night, the team sent North Kitsap back home with a score of 82-34.

Scores on the court:

Kingston—  Ravenholt 13, Hill 11, Byers 11, Deam 11, Burgess 11, Sander 10, George 9, Combs 3, Sundquist 2, Hill 1.

North Kitsap— Gill 8, Reitan 7, Nguyen 5, Waller 5, Urquhart 3, Sebastian Ford 2, Mitchell 2, Roberts 2.

Team record: Kingston, 9-0 in the league and 10-3 overall; North, 0-9 in the league, 0-13 overall.

Kingston girls basketball remains strong competitor

The Kingston basketball team’s continued to show what they are made of, after the Kingston girls’ team allowed their NK rivals 34 points on their home court.

Kingston continued its winning record with a final score of 73-34.

Scores on the court:

Kingston—  Carper 18, Wicklein 10, Brown 10, Salas 9, Baetz 9, Goar 4,  Fontes 4, Snaza 3, Rose-Albert 3, McMullen 2, Daniels 1.

North Kitsap— Whitbeck 11, Simmons 11, Brown 4, Crabtree 2, Cardoza 2, Wright 2, Bray 2, Williams 2.

Team record: Kingston, 7-2 in the league and 10-3 overall; North 3-6 in the league and 4-8 overall.

Wrestling

Kingston and North Kitsap will meet each other on the mat for the first time this season tonight, Jan. 14. Junior Varsity begins at 6 p.m., Varsity at 7 p.m. The match will be held at Kingston High School.

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