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South Kitsap senior Hinely places in two events at state swim meet
South Kitsap senior Nicole Hinely placed 10th in the 100-yard butterfly in 58.53 seconds in the Class 4A state girls swim and dive championships Saturday at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.
Hinely’s time in that event actually was the ninth best, but her 1:00.2 time in Friday’s preliminary relegated her to the consolation final. Skyline’s Katie Kinnear won the event in 53.46.
Hinely, a four-year state participant, also competed in the 200 freestyle, where she finished 15th (2:00.52). Jefferson’s Amber Cratsenberg won the event in 1:52.22.
“She came back and posted season-bests in both of her swims,” coach Cliff Rousell said. “She kept getting faster every time she got into the water.”
Hinely plans to attend Washington State University, where she will pursue a degree in nursing.
“She’s been a real source of leadership for her teammates,” Rousell said. “She’s motivational. We were lucky to have her.”
Peterson top placer for Wolves at state
South Kitsap junior Jessica Peterson was the school’s top placer when she finished 25th in 19 minutes, 11.2 seconds at the Class 4A state girls cross-country meet Nov. 5 at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco.
The Wolves’ girls team finished 15th with 319 points. Tahoma won the state title with 88 points.
In addition to Johnson, senior Molly Wheeler was 69th (19:50.7) and classmate Amanda Wilson finished 107th (20:25.4) for South. Also, junior Keegan Tasker was 123rd (20:41.8) and sophomores McKenzie Henry (21:17.5) and Laura Rill (21:39.2), placed 130th and 134th for the Wolves, respectively. Junior Justine Morris (21:52.4) was the school’s final female finisher in 137th. There were 146 participants in the 4A girls meet.
Two boys made their first state appearance for South. Junior LaForrest Church finished 104th (16:58.6), while senior Dan Schulte was 118th (17:10.4). There were 148 participants in the 4A boys meet.
South Kitsap grad Bloomquist re-signs with Arizona
Willie Bloomquist, a 1996 South Kitsap graduate, agreed to a two-year, $3.8 million contract Nov. 8 with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
According to The Arizona Republic newspaper, Bloom-quist turned down an offer from the division-rival San Francisco Giants and chose to return to Arizona.
“The thought of him leaving our club and going to a rival team in our division — I didn’t really like the idea of that,” Arizona general manager Kevin Towers told the Republic.
Bloomquist, 33, hit .266 with four home runs and 26 RBI in 350 at-bats this year for Arizona. He has a .264 career batting average in 10 years that also includes stints with Seattle, Kansas City and Cincinnati.
All-Narrows League girls soccer team
MVP—Stephanie Hamilton, Bellarmine Prep, sr.
Coach of the Year—Joe Waters, Bellarmine Prep
Goalkeepers—Bri Smallige, South Kitsap, sr.; Olivia Brock, Olympia, jr.
Defenders—Jenna Hulse, Bellarmine Prep, sr.; Kelsey Witker, Bellarmine Prep, sr.; Dee Skusek, Gig Harbor, so.; Sammie Burghardt, Gig Harbor, jr.; Bailey Edwards, Stadium, jr.; Delaney Digiovanni, South Kitsap, jr.
Midfielders—Paige Serwold, Central Kitsap, jr.; Madison Cecil, Stadium, sr.; Celia Vaughn, Gig Harbor, so.; Allie Bohnett, Gig Harbor, jr.; Kelly Beck, Bellarmine Prep, sr.; Becca Schoales, South Kitsap, jr.
Forwards—Mo Megson, Gig Harbor, jr.; Lexi Fesenbek, Olympia, sr.; Danielle Nurmi, Bellarmine Prep, jr.
Goalkeepers—Nina Thach, Mount Tahoma, so.; Jordan Sallee, Stadium, so.
Defenders—Chanelle Pederson, Bellarmine Prep, so.; Mariah Steen, Olympia, jr.; Sara Massee, Gig Harbor, jr.; Christa Lane, South Kitsap, jr.; Kelli McCluskey, Stadium, jr.
Midfielders—Kaylee Kebba, Bellarmine Prep, fr.; Rachel Prince, South Kitsap, fr.; Hailey Parker, South Kitsap, fr.; Annie Armstrong, Olympia, sr.; Analise Rutt, Stadium, sr.; Kayla VanAntwerp, Central Kitsap, sr.
Forwards—Rachel Ward, Stadium, sr.; Brita Oleson, South Kitsap, jr.; Emma Hendrickson, Gig Harbor, sr.; Kate Frame, Gig Harbor, jr.
Honorable mention (South Kitsap only)
Midfielder—Kailey Lyman, sr.
All-Narrows League volleyball team
MVP-Courtney Schwan, Bellarmine Prep, so.
Coach of the Year-Jody DeGroot, Bellarmine Prep.
First team-Christie Colasurdo, Olympia, sr.; Kali Johnson, Bellarmine Prep, sr.; Sarah Caylor, Stadium, sr.; Alex Bassett, Olympia, sr.; Tricia Vantino, Central Kitsap, sr.; Courtney Jost, Gig Harbor, jr.; Michaela Berendt, Olympia, jr.
Second team-Kelsie May, Bellarmine Prep, jr.; Ashlyn Schuster, Gig Harbor, sr.; Sadie Beckenhauer, Olympia, sr.; Katy DeGroot, Bellarmine Prep, jr.; Logan LaFontaine, Central Kitsap, jr.; Mary Alice Siqueland, Gig Harbor, sr.; Tia Arrowsmith, South Kitsap, sr.
Honorable mention (South Kitsap only)-Toni Brown-Bell, jr.