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Sports updates: Villopoto wins at Qwest
Poulsbo's Ryan Villopoto, in his first race after being out sick for more than a month, won the Monster Energy AMA Supercross race Saturday at Qwest Field in Seattle. The victory was his first in the Supercross premier division. Villopoto is in his rookie season in the premier class, after three successful years in the lites division. He had finished third three times this year, and held the fourth place spot on the tour, but dropped to ninth overall after becoming ill. With Saturday's win, Villopoto now sits in eighth place. Villopoto and the rest of the Supercross crew travel to Salt Lake City, Utah, this weekend for their next race.
North Kitsap came from behind to beat Olympic Friday, 6-5 in Poulsbo. Jeremy Aske drove in the winning run in the bottom of the seventh, with two out. Alex Smith picked up the win for North. North is now a half game behind Klahowya for the top spot in the Olympic League. The two teams square off at North Kitsap today at 4 p.m.
Kingston beat Interlake 9-5 Friday in non-league play. Reuben Smith led the Bucs, going 2-for-4 with a double. Kyle Murray was credited with the win for the Bucs.
Kingston fell to Sequim Saturday, 11-1. Katie Lomas picked up the loss for Kingston, while going 3-for-4 at the plate.
North Kitsap went to North Mason Friday for a track meet.
Boys scores: Olympic 80.5, North Kitsap 70.5, North Mason 36.
Girls scores: North Kitsap 130, Olympic 42, North Mason 15.
Kingston fell to Steilacoom Saturday, 3-1, in non-league play. Riley Anderson had the lone goal for the Bucs in the 19th minute. Kingston maintained the lead until halftime, but Steilacoom went on a tear early in the second half, scoring all three of their goals in the opening 10 minutes.
The North Kitsap boys soccer team performed community service at Poulsbo's Fish Park Saturday, for the third year in a row. The players planted native trees, installed bird houses and removed invasive plants.
South Kitsap Spring Invitational, Saturday. Team results:
South Kitsap - 36 points
Sumner - 25 points
Gig Harbor - 24 points
Port Angeles - 23 points
Kingston - 16 points
Klahowya - 15 points
Central Kitsap - 13 points
North Kitsap - 12 points
#1 Doubles - Krista Vestman/Darlene Dang (NK) def Alyssa Rich/Haley Erickson (Gig Harbor) 6-4, 6-7, 10-4
#4 Doubles - Callie Bieber/Taylor Henken (Sumner) def Ericka Daniels/Lindsey Wicklein (Kingston) 6-2, 0-6, 10-7
North Kitsap defeated Klahowya in tennis Friday, 4-3. In singles: Tracy Landram (Kla.) def Jen Berry 6-0, 6-0. Maggie Becker (Kla.) def Alexis Hayes 6-0, 6-0. Marisa Gray (Kla.) def Talia Frombach 6-0, 6-1. In doubles: Darlene Dang/Bryana Bohl (NK) def Katy Seal/Nina Frando 6-2, 6-0. Megan Stickney/Kerri McGinty (NK) def Keira Parker/Ashley Byrnes 6-3, 6-3. McKenna Elves/Kelsey Grunigen (NK) def Maegan Spiegel/Brittany Hassett 6-1, 6-4. Taylor Skansi/Sarah Farmer (NK) def Allison Carstensen/Alexi Webster 6-0, 6-1.
Bremerton shut out Kingston, 7-0, in tennis Friday. In singles: Breanna Casias (BHS) def Theresa Tucci 6-4, 6-4. Courtney Wasserburger (BHS) def Austen Turner 6-1, 6-3. Ahhria Fosdyck (BHS) def Ericka Daniels 6-0, 6-1. In doubles: Sarah Struekter/Megan Arriola (BHS) def Felicia Drone/Stephanie Fyfe 6-4, 7-5. Celine Torrella/Jasmine Battle (BHS) def Maddi Miller/Olivia Guevara 3-6, 6-2, 6-2. Shannon Denison-Brooke/Callie Wilson (BHS) def Corrinne Sudduth/Andrea Fladgard 6-4, 6-3. Jordan Morrison/Hanna McCoy (BHS) def Leigh Anne Bundang/Melissa Carlson 6-1, 6-0.