Fastpitch team earns split in division matchups

The South Kitsap High School fastpitch team split a pair of Narrows League Bridge Division games last week.

The Wolves defeated the North Kitsap Vikings 4-2 at home behind the strong pitching of sophomore Dawn Thomas Wednesday.

Thomas gave up just three hits in 5 2/3 innings.

Junior Melissa Ballard cleaned up the final four outs for the save.

SK scored a run in the first and second innings, and added two more runs in the third inning.

North Kitsap cut the lead in half with two runs in the top of the seventh inning.

Kelsey Herstad and Jamie Peters each went 2-3 with an RBI for South.

The Wolves followed up its win against NK with a 6-1 loss at Olympic Thursday.

SK (4-3 league, 9-5 overall) hosts Port Angeles Monday at 3:30 p.m.

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The SK boys track and field team ran away from Port Angeles 88-56 in a home dual meet Wednesday. The SK girls were not as fortunate, narrowly falling to PA 76-74.

The Wolves were paced by double winners Ryan Cole (100 meter dash, 200 meter dash—23 seconds), and Nick Anderson (long jump—19-8 3/4; triple jump—39-7).

Also earning wins were Mitch Barone (110 meter hurdles—17.46), Tremaine Curry (400 meter dash—51.9 seconds), Ryan Ocholik (300 hurdles—43.3 seconds), Jason Stepper (javelin—139’4”), and Charlton Mason (high jump—5-10).

The SK 400 meter relay team of Lorenzo Bryant, Victor Valle, Anderson, and Cole finished in a time of 44.1 seconds.

Curry, who will play basketball at South Puget Sound Community College next year, made his track debut in dramatic fashion.

Besides winning the 400 meter run, Curry took second in the 200 meter dash and lost by just .3 seconds.

He also placed third in the long jump (18-10 3/4) and was the anchor leg in the 1600 meter relay that lost to PA.

Despite a sweep in all three relay races, the wins weren’t enough for the SK girls team.

Individual wins were achieved by Danielle Friend (1600 meter run—5:37), Kindel Stepper (800 meter run—2:32), Teresa Schlafer (200 meter dash—27.4; long jump—15-11 1/4), Olivia Bui (discus—87-1), and Adrian Salzwedel (pole vault—7’6”).

The SK Invitational runs today at 10 a.m.

More than 10 teams are expected to compete.

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The SK girls tennis team pulled off a 4-1 win at Stadium Wednesday.

SK’s Jamie Mishko defeated Sarah Tuell 6-2, 6-2 in the No.1 singles match.

Chelsey James, at No.2 singles, followed suit with a win against Rachel Squares 6-1, 6-1.

The SK No.1 doubles team of Sarah Burt and Lacey Hultz lost to Victoria Dockster and H-nhi Phan in straight sets 6-4, 6-4.

Emily Randall and Melissa Lowell teamed up at No.2 doubles for a 6-2, 1-6, 6-0 win over Logan Wells and Jennifer Hamilton, and the No.3 doubles tandem of Tasha Wagner and Rachel Klinzing cruised to a 6-1, 6-1 win against Millie Evans and Julie Cummings.

The Wolves were swept by Bellarmine 5-0 Thursday.

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The SK junior varsity baseball team enjoyed an 8-1 win against Bremerton Wednesday.

Evan Brumfield went the distance on the mound, striking out 10 and walking one.

Despite wet conditions and a 25-minute rain delay, 12 bags of Diamond Dry allowed the game to continue.

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