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SK swimmers notch first win in dramatic fashion

After getting beat up by state powers such as Bainbridge Island and Gig Harbor, the South Kitsap High School girls swim team got a taste of victory with a thrilling 98-88 win last Thursday at Shelton.

Wins were registered by Airlie Adams (200 yard IM; 2:41.3), Jacqueline Gualco (50 freestyle, 28:91; 100 freestyle, 1:03.81), Rachel Hubner (100 butterfly, 1:10.60; 100 backstroke, 1:10.99), Megan Finnie (500 freestyle, 5:53.92), and Heather Gualco (100 breastroke, 1:37.10).

SK lost two of three relay races, but its win in the final event of the meet proved to be the deciding factor in the win.

In the final leg of the 400 yard freestyle relay race, Dana DeRego out-touched Shelton’s anchor to give SK the win.

DeRego teamed up with Finnie, Adams, and Adrienne Lewis in the win.

At the Falcon Relays Saturday, Hubner was the highest placer in individual events.

She placed third in the 200 freestyle (2:08.65).

The 200 freestyle relay team of Finnie, DeRego, Hubner, and Ashley Ecklund placed third in a time of 1:58.17.

John Sedgwick crushes Fairview

The Sedgwick Junior High varsity football team routed Fairview 32-6 at Larry Nelson Memorial Field last week.

The Generals score four of its five touchdowns in the first half.

The first touchdown came on a 10-yard pass from David Hammrich to Sean Porter.

Brady Blue and Jon Quilantang scored touchdowns on runs inside the five-yard line and Hammrich connected with Jeff Civilla to close out the scoring in the first half.

Hammrich finished off the scoring with his second touchdown pass to Porter.

The Sedgwick defense was led by Tristen Iskra, Larry Dearth, and Hammrich. Other standout performances were credited to Blue, T.J. Francis, Bruce Ferni, Bryan Bayly, Jon Peralta, Civilla, Porter, and Quilantang.

FC Kitsap Brumby among league leaders

FC Kitsap Brumby, a U-14 boys select soccer team, has taken an early season lead in Washington State’s Premier One Division with a 3-1-1 record through the first three weekends of league play.

In the first weekend of play Brumby defeated Yakima’s Sun City Strikers Red 2-l at home.

Cody Clark scored in the 40th minute and 47th minute while goalkeeper David Meherg and defenders Cameron Figliola, Alex May, Paul Newling, and Cole Travis held the aggressive Strikers scoreless until the 59th minute.

Brumby cruised to a 5-l win against Spokane’s SSC Falcons. Goals were scored by Figliola, Clark, Polillo, Dylan Wallace, and Travis Gutierrez.

Brumby’s second weekend of competition started with a 3-3 tie Saturday in Spokane against the Falcons.

Jones and Clark (2) gave Brumby a 3-0 lead but the Falcons came back to end the game in a tie.

In the following game, Brumby came back from a 2-1 deficit to win 4-3 against Sun City.

Wallace finished with a hat trick, including the game winning goal.

FC Kitsap suffered its first loss of the season last week by falling to Washington State semi-finalist FC Vancouver Galaxy.

Sandy Koufax baseball tryouts announced

The Washington State Sandy Koufax Baseball Association, WSSKBA, is establishing a select 13U Division team in the South Kitsap area.

WSSKBA is chartered through the Continental Amateur Baseball Association, CABA, and plays its league games around the Puget Sound area.

In the 2002 season, there were 27 WSSKBA 13U Division teams, mostly from the greater Seattle area.

Koufax Baseball is a start for 13-year-old baseball players who want to learn the next step of baseball skills, and play at a higher level of competition. To be eligible for 13U Division play, you must not turn 14 years of age before August 1, 2003.

Tryouts will be held Oct. 6 3-5 p.m., at a field to be determined. For more information, contact Mike O’Brien at 871-4139 or 710-5534.

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