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South Kitsap volleyballers riding on a four-match winning streak
After losing 10 straight games in a four-match losing streak earlier in the season, the South Kitsap High School volleyball team is riding on a four-match winning streak.
In the current streak, SK has won 12 of its last 14 games.
The Wolves started the week with a 15-2, 17-15, 15-4 sweep of Port Angeles Monday, and followed with a sweep of North Kitsap 15-13, 15-11, 15-11 at the SK gym Wednesday.
Senior Katie Ralph led the Wolves with 17 kills against NK.
Senior Andrea Edwards added five kills and sophomore Stephanie Peacock followed with four kills.
Sophomore Chelsea Hoffman had 20 assists and three aces. Senior Olivia Bui also had three aces.
In the PA match Ralph finished with 10 kills, Hoffman added five kills and Bui had four kills.
SK has three matches remaining before the Narrows League playoffs begin Oct. 25-27
The SK boys and girls cross-country teams defeated Bremerton Wednesday at Bremerton.
The SK boys won 60-33.
Josh Cobb led the Wolves with a third-place finish (16:12). Isaac Goertzen took sixth (16:46), senior newcomer Derek Kipperburg finished seventh (16:57), Chris Smith was eighth (16:58), and Steven Millard placed ninth (17:01).
Also finishing were Colby Burrows (11th, 17:14) and Frank Smith (12th, 17:31).
The girls defeated Bremerton 20-55, with eight of the top 10 finishes going to SK runners.
Kindel Stepper led the Wolves with a second-place finish (19:01).
Kayle Peterson (19:02), Danielle Friend (19:07), and Jody Guariz (20:08)
rounded out the top five.
Eileen Morey (20:08) was sixth, Lynette Millard (20:15) took seventh, Ashley Nigbor (21:12) was ninth, and Lucy Hoffman was 10th (21:16).
Other finishers include Katie Rosapepe (21:53), Michelle Pearson (24:25), Katie McCausland (25:58), Cindy Larue (26:33), Brittany Stephens (26:53), Justine Woyshmis (29:30), and Shea Pugh (30:46).
The South Kitsap High School girls swim team suffered a pair of lopsided defeats to Gig Harbor (140-46) and Bainbridge (119-67) last week.
No Wolves swimmer won an event against the Tides.
Relay teams fared well against Bainbridge.
The 200-meter freestyle relay team of Rachel Hubner, Jaymi Orser, Kasey McPherson, and Jenny Gibson won the event in 1:53.88.
Orser, McPherson, Jessamy Toohey, and Rebecca Bollman teamed up in the 400- meter relay and won in a time of 4:22, which 16 seconds faster than the previous meet against Gig Harbor.