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SK swimmers 7th at WCD, small group heads to state

The South Kitsap boys swim team scored 107 points to place seventh at the West Central District Swimming and Diving Championships last weekend at Foss High School.

The Wolves will take a small but talented group to The Class 4A state meet Feb. 18-19 in Federal Way, led by Greg Mercer, Corey Smith and Nick Dargel.

Mercer will swim in the 50- and 100-yard freestyle and the 200 and 400 free relays.

Smith will go in the 100 free, 200 medley relay and the 200 and 400 free relays while Dargel qualified in the 100 free, 100 back and 200 and 400 free relays.

Kris Bonar, Justin Sharrett, Skylar Page, Bryant Bartlett, Zach Riddle and James Murtha round of the team as members of the relays or as alternates.

West Central District Meet

At Foss High School, Tacoma

Team results — Wilson 240, Stadium 211.5, Gig Harbor 182, Mount Tahoma 136, Capital 122.5, Olympia 108, South Kitsap 107, Port Angeles 96, Shelton 66, Foss 46, Central Kitsap 42, North Kitsap 19, Olympic 10, Bremerton 5, Lincoln 2.

Individual winners and South Kitsap results

200 medley relay — Stadium 1:42.62; 5, South Kitsap (Nick Dargel, Justin Sharrett, Corey Smith, Greg Mercer) 1:45.77.

200 free — Ryan Verlatti (Sta) 1:43.50.

200 IM — Shawn Bertrand (Wil) 1:59.55.

50 free — Brian Jack (Wil) 21.55; 6, Greg Mercer (SK) 22.71.

100 fly — Bertrand (Wil) 52.69.

100 free — Verlatti (Sta) 45.81; 5, Smith (SK) 50.25, 7, Dargel (SK) 49.95, 8, Mercer (SK) 50.01.

500 free — Clinton Stipek (MT) 4:48.98.

200 free relay — Wilson 1:30.62; 8, SK (Bonar, Bryant Bartlett, James Murtha, Skylar Page) 1:37.63.

100 back — Stipek (MT) 54.04; 5, Dargel (SK) 57.58.

100 breast — John Baque (Olya) 1:01.02; 9, Sharrett (SK) 1:09.47.

400 free relay — Stadium 3:15.61; 4, SK (Smith, Bonar, Dargel, Mercer) 3:25.38.

• Wolves’ stumble badly against NK: The South Kitsap girls basketball team took another step in the wrong direction Friday night, losing to North Kitsap 44-27, making the race for the fourth and final Narrows League Bridge Division playoff spot much tighter.

South is still hanging onto the last spot with a 6-6 league mark, but the Vikings now trail by just one game at 5-7.

The Wolves, 10-8 overall, face Olympic (1-17, 0-12) tonight and close out the regular season Friday against Central Kitsap 16-1, 12-0).

North plays the same two teams.

Jamie Boyer paced the Wolves with 12 points while Jenna Reed led all scorers with 18.

The South junior varsity beat North 57-43 behind 17 points and four steals from Michelle Webber while Valerie Robinson added 10 points.

North Kitsap 44, South Kitsap 27

Score by quarters

South Kitsap 10 5 8 4 — 27

North Kitsap 14 2 10 18 — 44

South Kitsap — Sharrisa Pauley 2, Morgan Wiggin 4, Megan Gilbert 5, Erin Hegland 2, Jamie Boyer 12, Gabby Aromin 1, Erin Carpenter 1.

North Kitsap — Allie Lydick 4, Rachel Kramer 3, Molly McCluskey 6, Kristin Sprague 2, Lindsay Sprague 2, Katie Swanlund 9, Jenna Reed 18.

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