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Sports briefs: Aban sets record in butterfly, NK volleyball and soccer on top of league
North Kitsap High School sophomore Bethany Aban qualified for the state meet and set yet another school record Thursday when she completed the 100-yard butterfly in 1 minute 0.7 seconds. The previous school record was 1:02.69. This corrects an error in an article about Aban, which stated the previous record for the 100-yard butterfly was 1:03.61. North Kitsap lost Thursday’s meet, 125-55, against Port Angeles.
Kingston fell Thursday to Port Angeles, 140-31.
North Kitsap defeated Olympic in four sets Thursday to claim at least a piece of the Olympic League title. No scores were reported.
Port Townsend 3, Kingston 0
The Kingston Buccaneers lost a close one Wednesday against Port Townsend, with scores of 26-24, 26-23, 25-18. Kyla Miedema led the Bucs with five kills and 12 digs.
North Kitsap 3, Olympic 1
North Kitsap topped Olympic High Thursday in a battle of the Olympic League’s top 3A teams. The two teams tied, 2-2, the first time they met this season. The Vikings improved to 8-0-1 in league play with the win.
"We want to do what North hasn't done in probably 15 years, which is go undefeated" in league play, Head Coach Dee Taylor said.
Kingston 2, Port Townsend 1
After crossing the Hood Canal Tuesday to play for a tie against Port Angeles High, the Kingston girls were back on the Olympic Peninsula Wednesday to face Port Townsend. Kingston fell behind 1-0 early in the contest, but tied things up in the second half when Tori Gerken headed a long pass from Rachel Taft into the net. The score remained tied until the first overtime, when Isabella Selvidge knocked in a corner kick from Gerken for the win. Kingston is currently in second place in the Olympic League 2A division, behind Klahowya.
Kingston topped Olympic and Bremerton high schools Wednesday in girls and boys cross country. Ruby Roberts finished first for the girls, with a time of 14 minutes, 18 seconds in the 2.4-mile race at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds. Roberts was followed closely by sister Marina and teammates Ramona Morshead and Rose Bishop.
Kingston’s Nick Schippers placed first for the boys, with a time of 12:43. Teammates Austin Cherry and Mitch Murdock took third and fourth.
North Kitsap outpaced Klahowya and Port Townsend high schools Wednesday at Buck Lake. North’s Katie Tertocha took first for the girls, with a time of 16:16 in the 2.5-mile race. She was followed by teammates Reagan Colyer and Ellie Staker in the two and three spots, and Becca Gates, Kendall Rock and Wakiko Nagami in fifth, sixth and seventh.
On the boys side, North’s Tabor Reedy placed first with a time of 12:45. Teammates Joel Brose, Tyler Spear, Dan Hansen, Kyle Ramsey, Alex Read and Todd Pedersen took the fourth- through ninth-place spots.