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Archives: May 2011


Fastpitch: South Sound all-league teams

Here are fastpitch all-league teams for the Narrows League 4A, Narrows League 3A, SPSL North, SPSL South, SPSL 3A and SPSL 2A.

Narrows League 4A
MVP pitcher: Heidy Wells, sr., Stadium
MVP position: Brittany Lott, jr., Stadium
Coach of the year: Charlie Glenn, Stadium
First Team
Pitcher: Emilly Cunningham, sr., South Kitsap; Courtney Schwan, fr., Bellarmine
Catcher: Nikki Schroeder, so., Olympia
Infielders: Jenna Bartlett, sr., Central Kitsap; Alissa Buss, so., South Kitsap; Kim O’Hanlon, jr., Stadium; Emma Kelly-Glasoe, sr., Olympia
Outfielders: Meagan Ransier, sr., South Kitsap; Kari Fetter, jr., Central Kitsap; Kelly McLaughlin, jr., Bellarmine; Emma Miller, sr., Olympia
Utility: Erika Henderson, jr., South KItsap; Sam Kimble, jr., Gig Harbor Read more »


Baseball: South Sound all-league teams

Here are all-league baseball teams for the Narrows League 4A, Narrows League 3A, SPSL North, SPSL South, SPSL 3A, SPSL 2A and Nisqually League.

Narrows League 4A
Co-MVP: Cabe Reiten, jr., Olympia; Mike Nelson, jr., South Kitsap
Co-coaches of the year: Todd McDougall, Olympia; Jim Fairweather, South Kitsap
First Team
Pitchers: Colin Lang, sr., Olympia; Michael McCall, sr., Gig Harbor; Kellen Traxel, so., South Kitsap
Catcher: Parker Guinn, sr., Gig Harbor
Infielders: Justin Bonnell, sr., Gig Harbor; Brett McDonald, sr., Central Kitsap; Daniel Pollastro, jr., Bellarmine; Tanner Romo, so., South Kitsap; Jacob Vieth, fr., Stadium
Outfielders: Cole Loncar, sr., Olympia; Ryan Nelson, sr., Gig Harbor; D’Aundray VanSlyke, sr., South Kitsap; Brad Williams, sr., Olympia
DH: Ryan Smith, sr., Gig Harbor
Utility: Brady Batt, jr., Olympia Read more »


Star Track XXIX: Saturday finals updates

It’s finals day at Star Track XXIX. Lots of athletes and events to keep an eye on. Should be a great day.

Here are the heat sheets for today’s finals.

Here’s our coverage from Friday’s Class 4A meet.

Here’s our coverage from Friday’s 3A and 2A meets.

Here are photo galleries from the state track meet.

Because all of today’s events are final and there are no breaks built into the schedule — we’re going straight through from 8:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. — I won’t be able to update the post updates to the

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Star Track XXIX: Highlights from Friday

Some highlights from Friday’s action at Star Track XXIX. We’ll have complete recaps on the 4A, 3A and 2A state track and field meets in Saturday’s newspaper and online. And we’ll post more updates from the finals throughout the day on Saturday.

Since he was a sophomore, Kasen Williams has set a goal of sweeping the high jump, long jump and triple jump at the state track and field meet.

For a couple hours on Friday at Mount Tahoma Stadium, that ambition was overshadowed by something bigger – an all-time state record.

The Skyline High School senior leaped 50 feet, 9.25 inches in the Class 4A boys triple jump at Star Track XXIX.

“As soon as I landed I was jumping up,” Williams said. “I had a feeling it was going to be over 50.”
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Star Track XXIX: Friday updates

UPDATE (5 p.m.) After enduring pelting rain and gusty winds, the weather has taken a nice turn.

Earlier in the day at Star Track XXIX, Skyline High senior Kasen Williams set the state record in the event with a leap of 50 feet, 9.25 inches. That’s not just a meet record, that’s the longest triple jump at any high school meet in Washington history.

“As soon as I landed I was jumping up,” Williams said. “I had a feeling it was going to be over 50.”

Williams broke the mark of 50 feet, 8.75 inches, set in 2005 by Rashad

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Star Track XXIX: Live updates from Thursday’s action

UPDATE (9 p.m. Thursday)

The fierce headwinds that tormented distance runners at Star Track XXIX on Thursday evening helped Christine Kirkwood set another state track and field meet record in the javelin.

The Othello senior harnessed the gusts, hurling the javelin 167 feet, 9 inches, and captured her third consecutive Class 2A state title in the event at Mount Tahoma Stadium.

“If you catch it at the right angle,” Kirkwood explained, “the wind will carry the javelin.”
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Stay on top of state golf tournaments here

If you’re looking for coverage of the boys and girls state golf tournaments, we’ve got you covered.

I’m at the Class 1A tournaments at The Home Course in DuPont, where the Life Christian Academy girls team won its fourth straight team title and WSU-bound golfer Kristen Rue captured her third individual crown with a two-day total of 143 strokes. Elma’s Alexis Keating and Goldendale’s Bree Wanderschied tied for second, six strokes behind Rue. Keating told me she recently gave an oral commitment to attend the University of Colorado on a golf scholarship.

Olympia’s Dominick Francks won the Class 4A boys golf title. He had a two-day total of 171, winning by three strokes.

Peninsula’s Rachel Lewis held off Mount Spokane’s Sierra Bezdicek at the 3A girls tournament, winning by one stroke. Lewis shot a second-round 74 and finished with 145 strokes. Bezdicek carded a 72 on Wednesday and finished with 146 strokes.

Blaine’s Ryan Wallen won the 2A boys tournament by seven strokes and Pullman’s Paige Whidbee claimed the 2A girls crown.

We’ve got reporters at other tournaments and will post results as they come in.

Here are links to stories from the first day of competiton:

Here’s a link to my story on the 1A boys and girls tournaments, plus a recap of the 2B/1B tournaments.
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Star Track XXIX: Heat sheets, schedules and more

Planning to attend Star Track XXIX this weekend at Mount Tahoma Stadium?
Here’s some information to keep you informed throughout what can be a massively overwhelming meet.

Click this link for heat sheets, schedules and other meet information,.

The TNT will have reporters and photographers at the state track and field meet and we’ll be posting updates and photo galleries here on the blog. We’ll also have reporters and photographers covering state baseball, softball, boys soccer, tennis and small-school track.