Crosspoint baseball claims the district title; football teams target the state
The Crosspoint baseball team used a three-run first inning to propel themselves to the Class 1B West Central/Northwest Bi-District Championship Thursday at Valley Ridge Park in Seattle.
Sam Dykstra finished with three hits — including a two-run homer — and three RBIs as the Warriors knocked out Mount Vernon Christian 7-5. Dykstra’s two-run shot late in the sixth inning provided the winning margin for Crosspoint (19-1). Silas Stenerson added three RBIs as Thunderr Doty picked up the win after allowing four runs on seven hits over five innings. He struck out six and walked two.
State tournament seeding committees are scheduled to meet on Sunday, at which time Crosspoint will learn its next opponent. State-qualified teams must win a pair of regional games on May 21 in order to advance to the final four. The state semifinals are on May 27 and the championship games are on May 28.
Three Olympic League teams were eliminated from the West Central/Southwest Bi-District 2A tournament on Thursday. Olympic (11-10) lost to Port Angeles 7-5; Bremerton (8-10) fell to Highline 5-3; and Kingston (7-9) lost to White River 16-1.
North Kitsap (18-2) plays in the district semifinals Saturday at 1 p.m. against Steilacoom at Central Kitsap High School. The Vikings, who have already qualified for the state, need a win to qualify for the district championship game at 4 p.m. Fife and Enumclaw play in the other district semi-final.
The Klahowya baseball team (15-4) headed into Friday’s West Central/Southwest Bi-District 1A title game against Bellevue Christian who needed to win to secure a spot in the state tournament . A loss would send the Eagles into a win-lose game Saturday at Foss High School at 10 a.m. against Cascade Christian or Vashon Island.
Boys soccer teams keep kicking
A West Sound boys’ soccer team, Bainbridge, has already earned a berth in a state tournament. Three more can qualify for the state with wins on Saturday.
North Kitsap (12-4) outlasted Highline in a penalty shootout Thursday to advance to the West Central/Southwest Bi-District 2A tournament. The Vikings and Pirates were tied 4-4 at the end of regulation time and overtime.
North Kitsap plays Franklin Pierce Saturday at 9 a.m. in a win-state, lose match. Franklin Pierce won a 2-1 game over Kingston (7-10) on Thursday to knock the Buccaneers out of the playoffs.
Bremerton (12-6) beat Renton 2-1 in penalties on Thursday. Sebastian Burdick scored in regulation time for the Knights, who host White River Saturday at 7 p.m. in a win-lose game.
Central Kitsap (13-4-1) lost 3-1 to Auburn Riverside on Thursday in the West Central/Southwest Bi-District 3A Tournament, but the Cougars face Kent Meridian at the Stadium Bowl on Saturday at 3 p.m. in a win-win – State, losing game.
In the District 3A title game, Bainbridge (17-3) fell to Stadium 1-0. The Spartans already had a place in the state locked in and will know their opponent in the first round on Sunday.
South Kitsap girls lead district athletics meet
The South Kitsap Women’s Track and Field Team found themselves in first place Thursday after opening day of the South Puget Sound League 4A Championships at Bethel High School.
Wolves have amassed 60 points to lead the game, which ends on Saturday.
Savannah Kambich, Marissa Crane, Elise Hopper and Ella Hopper combined to win the 4×100 relay (49.24 seconds) and the 4×200 relay titles (1:43.06). Ella Hopper also won the 400m title in 57.49 seconds (Crane took third, Elise Hopper fifth and Kambich seventh).
Grace Degarimore won the discus event with a throw of 119-4.