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Trojans will hit the diamond at Safeco

The Olympic High School baseball team will play Foss High School in a non-league game April 16 at Safeco Field in Seattle.

The game is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Olympic is the lone Class 2A school selected for the High School Classic, which features 12 teams from Washington state. Foss is a 3A school.

Olympic’s baseball program needs to sell 1,000 tickets for the Seattle Mariners’ June 2 game against Tampa Bay in order to return in 2012. Mariners tickets, which are at the 300 level of the stadium, are on sale by the school for $12, and $4 of that will go directly to the program. The face value price is $20. Tickets are available for both the Olympic-Foss and Mariners-Rays games. Admission is free for the Olympic game and parking is discounted at $5.

Any individual or group who purchases 25 or more tickets for the Mariners game will have their name or business recognized on the large television screen during the Rays game in June.

Olympic Athletic Director and head baseball coach Nate Andrews said last week that the players are thrilled about playing in a major league ballpark this spring.

“They’re pretty pumped right now,” he said. “It’s such a neat place where big leaguers play. Now we’re just leaning on parents and supporters to help out with the fundraising.”

Unlike Olympic, the spring game won’t be Foss’ first at Safeco. The Falcons beat Nathan Hale High School 6-2 last year. However, the 2011 game is somewhat symbolic for Foss, which is currently in danger of closing due to budget cuts.

For more information, contact Andrews at (360) 662-2711, or e-mail at

Girls bowling teams qualify for state

Klahowya Secondary School, Central Kitsap and Bremerton high schools qualified for their respective state tournaments last week.

The Eagles finished in second place at the Class 2A/3A West Central District 3 tournament on Jan. 29. Their total pin fall score of 3,340 trailed only Wilson High School (3,347) at the event hosted by Bowlero Lanes in Lakewood. Klahowya’s Carys Bailey placed third with a score of 580, while Riki Wheaton scored a 554 in fifth place.

Bremerton freshman Abby King totaled a 540 en route to a seventh place finish. The Knights placed third with a score of 3,079.

Olympic High School failed to qualify for state as a team, but the Lady Trojans will send three bowlers to state this weekend. Emily Sutton (559), Kendra Willis (535) and Audrey Deutsch (509) each qualified as individuals. The team placed fifth at districts.

Meanwhile, Central Kitsap had a successful weekend in the 4A tournament, taking fifth place and qualifying for state. The Cougars’ total score was 2,841.

Central Kitsap’s Wendy Ellison won the individual district title with a 617 score.

The 2011 2A/3A and 4A state championships will start Friday, Feb. 4 and conclude Saturday, Feb. 5 at the Narrows Plaza Bowl in Tacoma. Friday’s games will start at 10 a.m. and resume at 8 a.m. Saturday. A total of 16 teams will contend for the 2A/3A and 4A state crowns.

Kitsap youth wrestlers place at state championships

Nine youth wrestlers representing the Northwest Washington Wrestling Club earned top-8 finishes at the 2011 Washington State Wrestling Association Folkstyle State Championships in Spokane on Jan. 29 and 30.

The youth wrestlers were ages 5 to 13. The club finished second in the bantam division and 17th overall in the 70-squad tournament that included nearly 1,000 wrestlers.

The nine medalists included Savanah Sinclair, Bremerton, Pee Wee division, 35 pounds, second place; Lars Michaelson, Bremerton, Pee Wee, 40, second place; Logan Wallis, Seabeck, bantam, 45, fourth place; Roiel Sorensen, Seabeck, bantam, 45, eighth place; Alexander Sinclair, Bremerton, bantam, 50, second place; Thor Michaelson, Bremerton, bantam, 55, third place; Luis Guerrero-Amaral, Bremerton, intermediate, 75, sixth place; Jacob Vickers, Bremerton, intermediate, 120, second place; Heaven Kemp, Bremerton, schoolboy or girl, 70, eighth place.

Additional wrestlers for the club included Josiah Sorensen, Diego Clemen, Garrett Armbruster, Hunter Wallis, Kaylomb Parrish, T.J. Vickers, Cameron Dubos, Gabriel Wallis, Brandon Forster, Jr. and Dylan Armbruster.

The club starts the freestyle wrestling season with practices at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15. Olympic High School will host the practices for ages 4 to 14.

The registration fee is $100 and insurance is $42.

For more information, contact Ty Michaelson at (360) 319-7278, or e-mail

Olympic High beats Knights in the pool

The Olympic High School boys swim team defeated Olympic League rival Bremerton High School, 111-55 Jan. 27. The Trojans’ relay team, Alex Tracy, Craig Boekenoogen, True Loan and Ries Meyer, won the 200-meter medley with a time of 1:58.44.

Other Olympic winners included Demi Ogburn (2:22.24) in the 200 freestyle, Boekenoogen (2:17.54) in the 200 individual medley, Meyer (25.59) in the 50 freestyle, Mears (1:11.07) in the 100 fly and Loan (1:10.32) in the 100 backstroke. Meyer (5:46.23) also won the 500 freestyle.

Seth Bailey, Loan, Meyer and Mears won the 400 free relay with a time of 4:04.08.

Bremerton’s Mark Woolnough swam to victories in the 100 freestyle and 100 breaststroke events with times of 52.86 and 1:06.20, respectively.

The Knights’ relay squad of Woolnough, Soren Mortvedt, Josh Kuykendall and Jared Ulrey won the 200 free relay with a time of 1:46.83.

Pumas tickets on sale for 2011

The Kitsap Pumas soccer club announced last month that season ticket packages for the upcoming 2011 outdoor season are on sale.

Prices for the packages, one each for adults and youths, are the same as the past two seasons, while the club increased the number of admissions included in each.

The Pumas Flex Paks are also on sale now. Purchases made before Feb. 15 will include a free ticket for the Pumas’ international friendly match against English club Port Vale this summer.

Full-season packages will include tickets to all regular season home matches, including the U.S. Open Cup, playoffs and championship matches.

Adult packages are $99, while youth packages are priced at $25 this season.

Port Angeles High beats Trojans on the mat

The Port Angeles High School wrestling team defeated Olympic High School, 50-12 on Jan. 27.

Olympic picked up victories by Ryan Martin (112-pound class), JD Parrish (119), Cody Yeik (130) and James Gallum (135). The Trojans were unable to fill every weight class, which led to a series of forfeitures and a Port Angeles win.

Josh Basden (103), Kacee Garner (152), Trevor Lee (160), Brian Cristion (171) and Daniel Jenkins (285) all won their respective matches by forfeit. Andrew Symonds (140), Kody Steele (145), Nathan Christion (189) and Jacob Dostie (215) earned wins in the Olympic League match.

Bremerton High wrestling falls in close meet

The North Kitsap High School wrestling team beat Bremerton High School, 42-36 on Jan. 27.

The Knights were led by Ben Smith (135-pound class), who pinned Jalen Carlson. Additional Bremerton wins include Nathan Marquez (112), Aron Del Zarda (140), Khalil Ellis (145), Devon Gipson (152) and Darius Taylor-Jones (215).

Meanwhile, Andrew Posten (103), Jake Severs (119), Jake Velarde (125), Mike Sedy (130), Augie Piehl (160), PJ Carlson (171) and Brandon Gurkien (189) all clinched wins for the Vikings in the Olympic League match.

ISPN Sports to broadcast Bremerton High basketball

Kevin Mac will broadcast live coverage of the Port Townsend High School-Bremerton High School girls basketball game at 7 p.m. Feb. 4 on Mac will also broadcast the North Mason High School boys basketball game at Bremerton Feb. 8. The game is scheduled for 7 p.m. The ISPN Sports Show will also air at 10 a.m. Saturday with highlights and interviews from the past week of high school sports.

Central Kitsap High hosts cheer camp

Central Kitsap High School will host a mini-cheer camp at 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 18. Registration for the event will take place from 10:45 a.m. to 11 a.m. The camp will be hosted at the school’s gymnasium.

Participants must be in grades kindergarten to 6, and children are required to be at least 5-years-old. The camp cost is $25 per child or $40 for a family of two. The price includes two pompoms per child. Cheer camp T-shirts may also be ordered at an additional cost, and those interested must pre-register by Feb. 14.

For more information, e-mail Kara Lindberg at

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