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Wolves one win away for state title
South Kitsap's Chloe Helms and Emily Hulscher placed sixth in the state doubles tournament Saturday at the Tri-City Court Club.
Helms and Hulscher beat Newport's Lani Nunokawa and Lauren Kayahara 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 in the first round. But the duo was knocked into the consolation round with a 6-1, 6-1 loss in the following round against Britta Stime and Katrina Stime.
The pair then won their next two matches. Helms, a junior, and her senior counterpart defeated Puyallup's Kaylyn Brown and Emily Sullivan 6-1, 6-3. They followed with a 6-4, 6-3 victory against Newport's Tomomi Matsushita and Karina Vaksman.
Helms and Hulscher could've placed as high as fourth, but lost 6-2, 6-2 in their final match against Eastlake's Melanie Wang and Chelsa Tsujii.
Those wins helped South earn a three-way tie for fourth place with nine points. Decatur, Kamiakin and Newport shared the team title with 10 points.
Rae Cockreham, a freshman who attends Cedar Heights Junior High, won one match for South. Cockreham beat Central Valley's Leslie Ho 6-0, 6-3, but lost against Newport's Amie Vo 0-6, 6-4, 7-6 in her next match.
Cockreham still was close to placing after beating Gonzaga Prep's Anna Lambert 6-0, 4-6, 6-2. But she fell a win short of placing when Stanwood's Megan LaLone beat her 6-2, 1-6, 6-2.
13U Wolfpack takes two
Jake York went 3 for 3 with two runs and three RBI, while Bryce Broome and Kevin Whatley added two hits to help 13U Wolfpack to a 7-6 win Sunday against the Washington GreenSox. The Wolfpack were outhit 13-0, but twice were able to escape bases-loaded situations.
The win, coupled with the Wolfpack's 11-3 victory Saturday against Magnolia BBC, helped them move into a tie for first place in the National Division of the Sandy Kofaux Baseball League. York went 2 for 3 with a pair of doubles and five RBI, while Moore went 3 for 3 with an RBI. Caulin Bakalarski went 2 for 2, while Cody Wolfe and Michael Wood each added two RBI for the Wolfpack.
Gold Mountain Ladies Club
Tuesday's team tournament
Low gross: 1, Barb Evans, Bonnie Becke, Sue Allensworth, Jeanette Kirschman 172; 2, Keiko Okada, Cindy LeMay, Claudia Olson, Patricia Pieropan 174.
Low net: 1, Kris Sharp, Carole Rasmussen, Amy Broderick, Colleen Shorrock 122; 2, Lorraine Gibbs, BJ Jones, Darlene Donmeyer, Rosemary Lowman 123; 3, Jody Piper, Penny Swan, BJ Weisberg, Beth Sampson 124.
Narrows League fastpitch team
MVP: Taylor Darneille, Wilson, sr.
Pitchers: Janessa Flynn, Wilson, fr.; Kjersti Johnson, Gig Harbor, jr.
Catcher: Megan Ransier, South Kitsap, soph.
Infield: Riley Jorlin, Wilson, fr.; Taylor Gomsrud, Wilson, soph.; Ally Johnson, South Kitsap, sr.; Bridjette Box, South Kitsap, jr.; Sabrina Cleveland, Foss, sr.
Outfield: Aquila Fox, Wilson, jr.; Nancy Lavohina, Wilson, fr.; Mickelle Oslin, Gig Harbor, jr.; Cortney Echternach, South Kitsap, sr.
Pitchers: Emily Cunningham, South Kitsap, soph.; Alexis White-Waters, Foss, sr.
Catcher: Sarah Fonoimoana, Foss, jr.
Infield: Chantel Biehl, Gig Harbor, fr.; Maddy Foster, Gig Harbor, fr.; Alexis O'Dell, South Kitsap, jr.; Holly Lider, South Kitsap, jr.; Alexa Olague, Wilson, fr.
Outfield: Megan Cole, Foss, jr.; Jessica Tachell, Wilson, fr.; M. Lund, Shelton.
Courtney Digman, Gig Harbor, sr.; Samantha Jacobs, South Kitsap, sr.; Gable, Shelton; Destiny Warren, Lincoln, sr.
Narrows League baseball team
MVP: Brady Steiger, South Kitsap, sr.
Coach of the Year: Jim Fairweather, South Kitsap.
Pitchers: Kurtis Longver, Wilson, soph.; Scott Schultz, Gig Harbor, jr.
Catcher: Cameron Holcomb, Gig Harbor, sr.
Infield: Mike Barnett, Gig Harbor, sr.; Scott Benedict, Gig Harbor, sr.; Scott McGallian, South Kitsap, sr.; Mitch Cartwright, South Kitsap, sr.
Outfield: Nico Youngren, Gig Harbor, sr.; Charlie Hough, South Kitsap, sr.; Collin Monagle, South Kitsap, sr.
Utility: Ricky Johnson, South Kitsap, jr.
Designated hitter: Chet Thompson, Gig Harbor, sr.
Pitcher: Michael McCall, Gig Harbor, soph.
Catcher: Gordy Anderson, South Kitsap, jr.
Infield: Mike Jones, Gig Harbor, sr.; JJ Fullmer, Foss, fr.; Brendan Bartanen, Foss, sr.
Outfield: Eric Lund, Wilson, soph.; Spenser Manjarrez, Gig Harbor, soph.; Caleb Macabitas, South Kitsap, sr.
Utility: David Bigelow, Gig Harbor, jr.
Catchers: Zack Nodden, Foss; Gavin Fazio, South Kitsap.
Infield: Ghryn Hobson, South Kitsap; Adam Anuraga, Wilson; Colin Walters, Gig Harbor.
Outfield: Josh Fort, South Kitsap; Brad Fairweather, South Kitsap.
Narrows League soccer team
Goalkeeper: Dylan Rus-Ingham, Olympia, sr.; Eric Owen, Stadium, soph.; Bryce Leach, Bellarmine Prep, jr.
Forward: Jamael Cox, Stadium, jr.; Adam Cronin, Central Kitsap, sr.; Ryan Rash, Bellarmine Prep, sr.
Midfield: Hector Alvarado, Stadium, sr.; Nico de la Cruz, South Kitsap, jr.; Scott Hansen, Bellarmine Prep, jr.; Brandon Scott, Wilson, sr.
Defender: Kai Mumford, Olympia, sr.; TJ Squires, Stadium, sr.; Bryan Hall, Stadium, sr.; Pat Triggs, Central Kitsap, sr.; Colin Ip, Bellarmine Prep, sr.; Bailey Martin, Stadium, jr.
Goalkeeper: Korey Durkee, Gig Harbor, fr.; Daniel Lathrop, South Kitsap, sr.; Grant Rico, Central Kitsap, sr.
Forward: Skyler Specht, Olympia, soph.; Brent Ricigliano, South Kitsap, sr.; Robby Ubben, Gig Harbor, soph.; Julian Jones, Mount Tahoma, jr.
Midfield: Niles Stirrett, Central Kitsap, jr.; Nicolai Linck, Foss, sr.; Jasper Knox, Olympia, sr.; Will Gorbaty, Stadium, sr.; Brenden Cohen, Stadium, sr.; Cooper Doxon, Bellarmine Prep, fr.; Curtis Pederson, Bellarmine Prep, fr.; Jason Skolnik, South Kitsap, sr.
Defender: Drew Lyons, Olympia, jr.; Brandon Brockway, Stadium, soph.; Matt Kunish, Central Kitsap, sr.; Gavin Klein, South Kitsap, jr.; Chris Piotrowski, Gig Harbor, soph.; Eric Schacht, Bellarmine Prep, jr.; Gustavo Quiroz, Lincoln, jr.
Goalkeeper: Linh Nguyen-Tran, Foss; Jose Talavera, Lincoln.
Forward: Kieran Yon, Stadium; David Olson, Gig Harbor; Chase Ichiki, Central Kitsap; Zack Naccarato, Olympia.
Midfield: Joel Nightingale, Olympia; Rhyse Kahue, Stadium; Will Enoch, Gig Harbor; Tyler Arrington, Gig Harbor; Roger Blancarte, Gig Harbor; Jordan Jacobson, Gig Harbor; Drew Blaisdell, Central Kitsap; Miles Nilsen, Central Kitsap; Stan Walmer, Foss.
Defender: Steven Lee, Foss; Brian Carpenter, Olympia; Eddie Fisher, Olympia; Casey Kalbrener, Gig Harbor; Jeff Gronewold, Central Kitsap; Sam Bingaman, Olympia.