SK’s Aker qualifies for golf’s Junior World Championship

Port Orchard’s Ryan Aker, a senior-to-be at South Kitsap High School, recently qualified for the Junior World Championship at Tumwater Valley Golf Club.

The Junior World Championship be held in San Diego July 16-20.

Aker (74-68 —142) placed fourth in the tournament—five strokes behind winner Reid Rader.

In a separate tournament, Aker’s prep teammates Brady Sharp and Tristan Wharton, placed second and 11th respectively at the Washington Junior Golf Association sub-district tournament July 1 at Horseshoe Lake Golf Course. Sharp, who has already qualified for districts, shot an even-par 72.

Wharton shot a 76. His 11th place finish also qualifies him for districts.

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Uptown Autobody, a boys 16U baseball team based out of South Kitsap, took third place at the CABA World Series Qualifier tournament in Redmond last week.

Uptown lost to the Riverdogs 10-2 to take third place.

The lone highlight of the game was Derek Abad’s fourth home run in as many games and was named to the all-tournament team, along with teammates

Patrick Kelly, Ian McClary.

In Mickey Mantle league play on Sunday Uptown came from behind to defeat Island BB 9-8.

Down 8-4 going into the bottom of the seventh inning,

Uptown rallied for five runs to win.

Island BB got into trouble via the walk and Cullen Hamm capitalized with a two-run double.

Josh Shadbolt and Ricky Kohlmeier stole home on pass balls to tie the game. With one out, Kelly was intentionally walked to load the bases in hopes of a double play ball.

But Chris Anderson launched a 2-0 pitch 380 feet off the fence to end the game.

In the second game, Uptown blasted Federal Way Legion 13-2 behind the pitching of Kelly.

Uptown is tied for first place with Dow Baseball with six games remaining.

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Cobb, a 15U baseball team with players from Kitsap County, lost a pair of baseball games at the AAU Regional Tournament in Redmond, but still qualified for the AAU National Division I World Series.

Cobb carried a 4-3 lead into the sixth inning against Eastside Harley Davidson in the seminfinal game but watched Eastside scored six unanswered runs in to win the game.

Kevin Roach took the loss despite pitching five strong innings.

Offensively Cobb was lead by Kris Patterson, who went 3-3. Jonathon Rowan was 2-2 with a sacrifice bunt.

Cobb looked to have third place wrapped up after taking a 14-6 lead going into the sixth inning against the Riverdawgs.

But the Riverdawgs proceeded to score 14 runs on 11 hits.

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FC Kitsap White, a girls U-16 soccer team, took first place in last weekend’s Baker Blast Soccer tournament in Bellingham.

The team allowed only one goal in five games on their way to the championship.

The team, coached by Pat Stickney and assisted by his son, P.J., tied the first two games 0-0, 1-1, and then shut out the next three teams, 6-0, 4-0, and 1-0.

Midfielder Risa Van Antwerp scored the winning goal in the championship game. Getting four shutouts was goalie Stephanie Tonge.

Other team members are Erin Ferderer, Talia Speer, Emily Ahrens, Michelle Krischel, Jessica Degarmo, Kacy Askew, Joyce Blankenship, Kaylee Ross, Mallory Gaboriault, Megan Kingsbury, Branda Blaisdell, Lauren Trail, Jessica White, Angela Duryea, and Miriam McCracken.

The team will compete next in the Kent Copa Tournament in August.

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The FC Kitsap Red, a boys U-12 soccer team, took second place in the Skagit Firecracker Tournament Finals June 30. The team reached the finals by defeating Eastside FC 2-1, FC Shoreline Jet Stream 1-0, and FC Silverlake Sounders 3-1 in the preliminary rounds.

FC Kitsap defeated SC Eclipse 4-0 in the semifinals to advance to the championship game.

The team allowed only three goals in five games. The team is coached by Mike Dickinson assisted by Carl Blaisdell.

Team members in the tournament include Drew Blaisdell, Taylor Cook, Adam Cronin, Emanual Davis, Devon Feliciano, Robert Lee, Will Martin, John Masla, Colby Morse, Derek Conway-Newton, Matt Olson, Phi Phan, Brent Ricigliano, Blake Stephenson, and Patrick Triggs.

The team will compete in the Evergreen International Soccer Tournament in July.

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