SPORTS: Port Angeles swims past rival Sequim; other prep reports
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Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News Port Angeles’ Cole Urnes swims in the 500-yard freestyle event on Thursday in Port Angeles. Urnes went on to win the event with an unofficial time of 5:54.66.

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PORT ANGELES — Port Angeles placed first in 10 of 12 events to earn an Olympic League boys swimming win over Sequim in Olympic League action.

The Riders won 106-77 at William Shore Memorial Pool.

Port Angeles outscored the Wolves in nine of the 12 events, and tied in another.

Cole Urnes led the way by taking first in the 200-yard freestyle (2:07.35) and the 500 free (5:54.66).

He also took first in the 400 free relay along with Wei-Yan Fu, Erik Eyestone and John Macias, and the 200 free relay with Avery Koehler, Jay Liang and Kaleb Sheldon.

Koehler also placed first in two individual events for the Riders, winning the 200 individual medley (2:30.94) and 100 butterfly (1:00.66).

He earned another first-place finish with the 200 medley relay with Fu, Macias and Liang.

Port Angeles also achieved two more individual district qualifying times: Macias in the 100 fly (1:01.53) and Fu in the 500 free (6:03.68).

Both swimmers finished second in those events at Thursday’s meet, but placed first in other events — Macias in the 100 backstroke and Fu in the 50 free.

Along with his top relay finishes, Liang also was first in the 100 breaststroke.

Shelton was second in the 200 individual medley.

In the diving competition, A.J. Hatfield placed second behind Sequim’s Austin Clement.

The Wolves’ other first-place finish was by Steve Dewey in the 100 free with a 59.34 time.

Besides winning the 100 free and diving, Sequim also tied Port Angeles in the 50 free.

Diver Cameron Harrison “had an off day,” according to Wolves coach Linda Moats, but still finished third.

Sequim’s Eric Prosser took fourth, even though he doesn’t compete often in the diving event.

Prosser also qualified for districts in the 100 fly with a time of 1:08.12.

Second-place finishers for the Wolves were Kiano Stoppani in the 200 free, Dough Dunbar in the 50 free, Jerod Hollen in the 100 free and 100 breast, and Dewey in the 100 backstroke.

Hollen dropped seven seconds off his personal best in the 100 free.

Sequim won’t compete again until the Olympic League meet Tuesday, Jan. 29.

The Riders (3-2) have a road dual meet at Olympic on Thursday.

Boys Basketball
Sequim 51, Kingston 45

KINGSTON — The Wolves kept pace in the Olympic League with their second 6-point win over the Buccaneers this season.

Junior Rory Kallappa had a solid fourth quarter for Sequim, which trailed 43-40 with less than three minutes to play. Kallappa scored seven of his nine points in the final period.

“Rory came up big for us in the fourth quarter,” Wolves coach Greg Glasser said.

“In the last couple minutes, he made some big buckets.”

Sequim finished the game with an 11-2 scoring run to move to 9-1 in league play (11-3 overall) and remain in a first-place tie with Olympic.

“It was a tight game all the way through,” Glasser said.

“We were able to get some stops late.

“Good team effort; it was a big win for us.”

Jayson Brocklesby again led the Wolves with 16 points. Anthony Pinza scored 12, including big free throws near the end of the game.

Alex Barry also made some clutch free throws and finished with seven points.

Gabe Carter grabbed 11 rebounds and dished out six assist to go along with five points.

Sequim hosts North Mason (1-10, 2-12) on Tuesday.

Sequim 51, Kingston 45

Sequim 9 13 14 15— 51

Kingston 5 16 13 11— 45

Individual scoring

Sequim (51)

Pinza 12, Barry 7, Kallappa 9, Brocklesby 16, Carter 5, Shimer 2.

Kingston (45)

Wall 3, Deam 11, Carleton 2, English 9, Shippers 9, Hamal 5.

Forks 29, Hoquiam 20

HOQUIAM — The Spartans won a defensive slugfest Friday night as the Grizzlies went without a field goal in the second and third quarters.

Hoquiam only managed four field goals in the entire game — they shot 4 for 43 for 9 percent — for the contest, and one of those field goals was made unintentionally by Forks’ Mark Jacobson on an inbound play.

The Spartans, meanwhile, made 11 of 41 field goals (27 percent).

“They definitely missed some shots, but we missed a lot of shots, too,” Forks coach Rick Gooding said.

“It was just a weird game all night long.”

Jacobson took advantage of Hoquiam’s triangle-and-two zone defense on Braden Decker and Colton Raben to lead all scorers with 12 points.

Decker finished with six points and Raben had five.

The Spartans used a zone defense themselves that was geared toward stopping Hoquiam big man Cole Smith, who finished with six points.

He made two field goals in the first period that ended up being the Grizzlies’ last non-free-throw points until well into the fourth quarter.

“We did a lot of things well,” Gooding said.

“Leo Gonzales was amazing on the boards. Between Willie [Hatch], Mark [Jacobson], Braden [Decker] and Leo, we got a ton of rebounds.”

The win places Forks (6-3, 12-5) back in the thick of the SWL-Evergreen Division race, along with Hoquiam, Tenino and Montesano.

“You got into Hoquiam, you take a win any way you can get it,” Gooding said.

“We still have huge goals for this season, so this is definitely a huge win for us.”

The Spartans host Rainier, which is 1-7 in league play, on Tuesday.

Forks 29, Hoquiam 20

Forks 9 6 5 9— 29

Hoquiam 5 3 3 9— 20

Individual scoring

Forks (29)

Raben 5, Decker 6, Hatch 4, Jacobson 12, Gonzales 2.

Hoquiam (20)

Sandstrom 8, Espedal 2, Newton 2, B. Kelly 2, Smith 6.

Port Townsend 55,
North Mason 47

BELFAIR — Paul Spaltenstein sank 20 points to lead the Redskins to their second Olympic League win of the season.

Spaltenstein was one of three Port Townsend players to score in double figures, along with Brian LeMaster with 14 points and Cody Russell with 10.

The win was the Redskins’ second of the season over North Mason, which fell to 1-10 in league play and 2-12 overall.

Port Townsend hosts Klahowya (4-7, 5-9) on Tuesday.

Port Townsend 55,
North Mason 47

Port Townsend 9 10 15 20— 55

North Mason 4 19 8 16— 47

Individual scoring

Port Townsend (55)

O’Brien 1, Russell 10, LeMaster 14, King 7, Charlton 3, Spaltenstein 20.

North Mason (47)

Price 14, McKean 9, Duckworth 6, Daley 7, D. Burggraaf 8, Davenport 3.

Klahowya 47,
Port Angeles 46

SILVERDALE — Carlos Vallejo hit three free throws with less than a second left to give the Eagles a 1-point victory over the visiting Roughriders.

Hayden Gunderson made two free throws that put Port Angeles ahead 46-44, but Vallejo was fouled on a 3-point attempt with 0.7 seconds remaining on the clock.

The Riders had a 6-point advantage with less than two minutes to play, but Klahowya’s Mike Ward sank two 3-pointers to even the score.

Gunderson led Port Angeles with 13 points. Derek Schumacher scored seven and Hunter Hathaway and Caleb Treider both contributed six points.

Josh Ganowski led all scorers with 19 points.

Next up for the Riders (2-9, 3-12) is a home game against North Kitsap (5-4, 6-7) on Tuesday night.

Klahowya 47, Port Angeles 46

Port Angeles 11 11 10 14— 46

Klahowya 12 10 4 21— 47

Individual scoring

Port Angeles (46)

Konopaski 5, Gunderson 13, Isett 2, Treider 6, Hathaway 6, Payton 6, Elliott 1, Schumacher 7.

Klahowya (47)

Sheets 4, Vallejo 8, Fagan 4, Ganowski 19, Ward 11, Knuckey 1.

Eatonville 70,
Chimacum 51

EATONVILLE — The Cruisers kept the Cowboys winless in Nisqually League play with their 19-point victory Friday night.

Derek Ajax led Chimacum with 14 points, while Riley Downs contributed 10 points and Kevin Miller scored nine.

Eatonville 70, Chimacum 51

Chimacum 14 14 13 10— 51

Eatonville 11 23 17 19— 70

Individual scoring

Chimacum (51)

Miller 9, Pagasian 7, Carthum 5, Downs 10, Ajax 14, Ham 6.

Eatonville (70)

Hecker 2, Sanchez 4, Schmidt 4, Bennett 18, Patterson 4, Keefer 14, Davis 24.

Girls Basketball
Port Townsend 53,
North Mason 36

PORT TOWNSEND — Throughout the season, Redskins coach Randy Maag has declared Jewel Johnson the best point guard in the Olympic League.

This week especially, Johnson backed up her coach’s claim.

Against the Bulldogs Friday night, she was two assists shy of a triple-double, finishing with 17 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists.

In Wednesday night’s 52-50 last-second loss to Olympic, Johnson had 26 points, seven assists, five steals and five rebounds.

Friday’s win over North Mason broke a three-game losing streak for Port Townsend.

With Kingston’s loss to Sequim on Friday, the Redskins (5-6, 9-6) move up to fifth place in the league standings.

Codi Hallinan added 13 points and 12 boards to the winning effort, while Irina Lyons contributed 10 points, with three of those points coming from a nearly halfcourt shot that beat the halftime buzzer.

Mikaela Shumaker led the Bulldogs with 12 points.

Port Townsend next plays at Klahowya (1-9, 4-10) on Tuesday.

Port Townsend 53,
North Mason 36

North Mason 11 10 6 9— 36

Port Townsend 12 14 10 17— 53

Individual scoring

North Mason (36)

Miller 2, Hicks 8, Satran 5, Shumaker 12, Johnson 9.

Port Townsend (53)

Johnson 17, Rubio 4, Lyons 10, Hossack 4, Sheldon-O’Neal 1, Hallinan 13, Meek 2.

Port Angeles 66,
Klahowya 36

PORT ANGELES — Krista Johnson’s 18 points helped the Roughriders continue their season-long Olympic League dominance.

Behind Johnson’s hot shooting (she shot 67 percent from the field), Port Angeles (11-0, 11-3) built a 34-14 halftime lead.

“Krista scored 15 of her 18 points in the first half to help set a good offensive tone for us,” Riders coach Michael Poindexter said.

“Our press was effective in keeping Klahowya out of an offensive rhythm in the first half, and I felt our half-court defense was good until the last part of the fourth quarter.”

Bailee Jones was the only other Port Angeles player to score in double figures with 11 points. Mariah Frazier and Macy Walker finished with nine points apiece and Maddy Hinrichs scored eight.

Kori Holt paced Klahowya with 14 points.

The Riders will face two tough league tests next week. They play at North Kitsap (5-4, 6-6) on Tuesday and host second-place Bremerton (10-1, 10-5) on Friday.

Port Angeles 66, Klahowya 36

Klahowya 7 7 8 14— 36

Port Angeles 13 21 18 14— 66

Individual scoring

Klahowya (36)

Holt 14, Hartford 7, Rouse 4, Grozier 4, Lever 4, Fletcher 2, Leenstra 1.

Port Angeles (66)

Johnson 18, Jones 11, Frazier 9, Walker 9, Hinrichs 8, Baxley 4, Northern 3, Lee 2, Jeffers 2.

Sequim 46, Kingston 39

SEQUIM — The young Wolves picked up what coach Evan Still called their biggest win of the season Friday night behind a second-half offensive outburst.

After a slow first half in which it scored just 11 points, Sequim exploded for 35 over the last two quarters.

“In the first half we played one of our worst halves of the season, followed by one of our best halves of basketball in the second half,” Still said.

Alexas Besand led all scorers with 17 points.

“She’s a tough matchup for anybody,” Still said.

“She’s a post, but she can dribble on you, too.”

Caitlin Stofferahn and Melanie Guan each scored seven for the Wolves.

The Wolves improve to 3-7 in the Olympic League and 5-9 overall.

They have a good chance to pick up a couple more wins next week when they play North Mason (0-10, 3-11) and host Klahowya (1-9, 4-10). Sequim already beat both teams earlier in the season.

“I kind of like the spot we’re in,” Still said.

“We’re underdogs. We’ve got everything to gain and nothing to lose, and that’s a dangerous combination.”

Sequim 46, Kingston 39

Kingston 8 12 10 9— 39

Sequim 5 6 16 19— 46

Individual scoring

Kingston (39)

Kaye 2, Worland 3, Carper 12, Turrieta 8, Beaulieu 6, Smith 4, Clark 4.

Sequim (46)

Lester 5, Stofferahn 7, Guan 7, Wallner 2, Beuke 4, Anderson 4, Besand 17.

Hoquiam 45, Forks 28

HOQUIAM — After needing overtime to beat the Spartans last week, the Grizzlies put Forks away quicker on Friday night.

Forks even the score at 13-all in the second quarter, but then Hoquiam finished the half on an 11-2 tear and didn’t look back after that.

Jillian Raben and Sassy Price led the Spartans with nine points apiece.

Forks (1-7, 1-14) next hosts Rainier on Tuesday

Hoquiam 45, Forks 28

Forks 8 7 3 10— 28

Hoquiam 13 11 10 11— 45

Individual scoring

Forks (28)

Paul 2, Raben 9, Price 9, Williams 6, Flores 2.

Hoquiam (45)

Quercia 11, Rose 10, Creviston 11, C. Stewart 4, Johnson 2, Bradley 1, Madison 2, K. Stewart 4.

Last modified: January 19. 2013 5:37PM
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