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Tag: Narrows League 4A


Football: Early look at Narrows League 4A, 3A schedule

As we count down the days until the high school football season begins — the first games are eight weeks from today — let’s take a look at schedules for the upcoming fall.

First up is the Narrows League 4A and 3A. Below, you’ll find the complete schedule, plus comments on intriguing games.



Thursday Aug. 30
O’Dea at Gig Harbor (NL)
Opening game for Tides’ first-year coach Aaron Chantler is a big challenge
Friday Aug. 31
Foss at Lake Washington (NL)
Kentridge at South Kitsap (NL)
Yelm at Highline (NL)
Decatur at Wilson (NL)
Central Kitsap at Bainbridge (NL)
North Thurston at Steilacoom (NL)
Lake Oswego at Olympia (NL)
Bears host Oregon’s defending Class 6A state champions
Tumwater at Shelton (NL)
Stadium at Mount Tahoma (NL)
Bellarmine Prep at Peninsula (NL)
Timberline at River Ridge (NL)
Saturday Sept. 1
Lincoln at Bonney Lake (NL)
Coaching debut for Abes’ Jon Kitna
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Baseball: Gig Harbor, Olympia play for Narrows 4A title Wednesday

Gig Harbor pitcher Nick Gagliardi threw a complete game three-hitter, leading the Tides to a 4-1 win over Olympia on Monday.

The victory forced Gig Harbor and Olympia into a first-place tie. The teams will close out the regular season Wednesday at Olympia High.

Gig Harbor scored all of its runs in the first inning when it tagged Leif Hansen for six straight hits. Hansen settled down after, allowing only one more hit before leaving the game in the fifth.


Boys Basketball: Bellarmine Prep beats Olympia 68-51 in Narrows tiebreaker

Bellarmine Prep forward Lucas Meikla swats a shot made by Olympia High's Trevor Houser.

Dominick Francks shot and shot and shot and shot and shot and shot and shot.

Bellarmine Prep’s boys basketball team had no answer for the Olympia High guard as they watched Francks rain down 3-pointers in the Narrows League 4A tiebreaker Friday at Foss High.

Francks drilled seven first-half treys, including six in a row in a six-minute, second-quarter stretch that turned Bellarmine Prep’s eight-point lead into a six-point deficit.

“What can you say?” Lions coach Bernie Salazar said. “Francks was tremendous.”

Fortunately for the Lions, Francks hot hand cooled in the second half – thanks largely to a ratcheted-up defense – and second-ranked Bellarmine Prep emerged with a 68-51 victory over No. 7 Olympia.

“We didn’t change anything, we just did a better job getting in Francks’ face, taking away open looks,” Salazar said. “We just got after it in the second half.”
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(UPDATED) Basketball: League-by-league look at conference championship races

Bellarmine Prep's Isaiah Flynn (blue uniform) and Olympia's Dominick Francks chase a loose ball during a game at Olympia in January. The Lions and Bear are also going after the Narrows League 4A title. (Tony Overman, staff photographer)

UPDATE (10 p.m. Saturday): Plenty of teams won league titles this weekend. On Friday, I posted a breakdown on various scenarios. Now that games on Friday and Saturday have concluded, here’s where we stand:


Bellarmine Prep and Olympia are tied with 10-1 records and league. The teams have split their two-game series. If they remain tied at the end of the regular season, they’ll share the league title, but play a tiebreaker on Feb. 10 at Foss HS to determine to seeding to the district tournament.
Update: Bellarmine Prep and Olympia are still tied, nothing has changed.

So many scenarios exist. Just know that it will come down to Kent-Meridian, Kentwood and Mount Rainier.
Update: If Kentwood beats last-place Auburn Riverside on Monday, the Conks win the league title.

If Federal Way beats Beamer and Bethel on Friday and Saturday, the Eagles will be league champs. If Federal Way stumbles in either game, Beamer and Curtis could rise to the top of the league.
Update: Curtis won its third straight league title, and fourth in five seasons.
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Girls Soccer: All-Narrows League 4A

MVP: Stephanie Hamilton, sr., Bellarmine

Coach of the year: Joey Waters, Bellarmine

First team

Brianna Smallidge, sr., South Kitsap; Olivea Brock, jr.

Defenders: Olympia; Jenna Hulse, so., Bellarmine; Kelsey Witker, sr., Bellarmine; Dee Skusek, so., Gig Harbor; Sammie Burghardt, jr.; Gig Harbor; Bailey Edwards, jr., Stadium; Delany Digovanni, jr., South Kitsap.

Midfielders: Paige Serwold, jr.; Central Kitsap; Maddison Cecil, sr., Stadium; Celia Vaughn, so., Gig Harbor; Allie Bohnett, jr., Gig Harbor; Kelly Beck, sr., Bellarmine; Becca Schoales, jr., South Kitsap.

Fordwards: Mo Megson, jr., Gig Harbor; Lexi Fesenbek, sr., Olympia; Danielle Nurmi, jr., Bellarmine.
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Volleyball: Olympia stuns No. 1 Bellarmine in Narrows 4A tourney finals; all-league team

Two weeks after losing to top-ranked Bellarmine Prep, No. 4 Olympia stunned the Lions 3-0 in the finals of the Narrows League 4A volleyball tournament.

Olympia grabs the league’s No. 1 seed to next week’s bi-district tournament. Bellarmine Prep is the second, Central Kitsap the third and Gig Harbor the fourth seed. The Cougars held off the Tides 3-2 in the consolation final

All-Narrows League 4A

Coach of the Year: Jody DeGroot, Bellarmine

Most Valuable Player: Courtney Schwan, Bellarmine

First Team
Christie Colasurdo, Olympia
Kali Johnson, Bellarmine
Sarah Caylor, Stadium
Tricia Vantino, Central Kitsap
Courtney Jost, Gig Harbor
Michaela Berendt, Olympia
Alex Bassett, Olympia
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Volleyball: Tournament schedules for Narrows 4A, 3A; SPSL North, South

Here are volleyball schedules for Narrows 4A and 3A tournaments, and the SPSL North, South playoffs:

Top four teams to West Central/Southwest bi-district tournament

Thursday’s matches
At Gig Harbor

Game 1: South Kitsap vs. Gig Harbor, 5 p.m. (loser out)

At Central Kitsap
Game 2:
Stadium vs. Central Kitsap, 6 p.m. (loser out)

Saturday’s matches
At Mount Tahoma
Game 3:
Game 1 winner vs. Olympia, noon in auxiliary gym
Game 4: Game 2 winner vs. Bellarmine Prep, noon in main gym
Game 5: Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 loser, 2 p.m. in auxiliary gym (winner is No. 3 to district, loser is No. 4).
Game 6 (championship match): Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner, 4 p.m. in main gym (winner is No. 1 to district, loser is No. 2).
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