The Prep Beat

News updates on area high schools. By Sun sports staff writers Chuck Stark, Jeff Graham, Annette Griffus and Nathan Joyce.
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Leak springs at North Kitsap’s football stadium

August 19th, 2014 by jeff graham

A small section of turf on North Kitsap High School’s football field is in the process of being repaired after broken pipe flooded part of the field last week.

North Kitsap football coach Jeff Weible said the pipe, which runs near the 50-yard line and continues toward the baseball field, produced two to three inches of standing water last week. A 12-foot by 12-foot section of the field was cut out Tuesday and revealed a cracked coupling where two sections of pipe were joined.

Weible said the pipe fix and turf repairs should be finished by the time the football field is needed for use. North Kitsap hosts Bainbridge on Sept. 5 to open the season.


Researcher testing on-field concussion scanner

August 19th, 2014 by nathan joyce


Kingston hires new head coach for wrestling

August 15th, 2014 by jeff graham

Kingston High School has hired Britton Johnson as its new wrestling coach. Johnson is a former assistant coach at Bainbridge.
Wayne Gizzi, a former head coach at Klahowya, coached Kingston last season before accepting the head coach position at Bremerton this summer.
Former Kingston assistant wrestling coach Tim Larson is the new coach at North Kitsap. He replaces Joey Amick.
Klahowya’s vacant wrestling position is still open.
Other vacant head coaching positions around the area include South Kitsap girls soccer, Port Angeles boys basketball, Port Townsend boys soccer and Klahowya bowling.


Williams joining SK football coaching staff

August 8th, 2014 by jeff graham

Former South Kitsap football standout Renard Williams is joining the Wolves’ coaching staff for the upcoming 2014 season.

Williams, who played on the defensive line at South Kitsap, will coach the defensive line on head coach Eric Canton’s staff. The 2007 South Kitsap gradute was an all-state football player his senior season and also won the shot put title at the Class 4A track and field championships.

Williams helped Eastern Washington win a FCS football title his junior season with the Eagles.


Anduze, Robinson named to preseason all-state list

July 29th, 2014 by nathan joyce

Central Kitsap tight end Brion Anduze, who recently committed to Arizona, and North Kitsap defensive lineman Chris Robinson were named to the second team of this All-State team.


Bainbridge’s Marx named lacrosse All-American

July 24th, 2014 by nathan joyce

Bainbridge lacrosse player Sallie Marx was named to the U.S. Lacrosse High School All-American team.
Marx, a senior midfielder, was one of a record 17 Washington lacrosse players honored. Fifteen is the most honored in a single year previously.
Marx, a two-time All-State selection, will be playing in college at Pomona-Pitzer Colleges in Claremont, Calif.
Here’s a story we wrote on her back in March.


South Kitsap’s McCarty headed to WSU

July 24th, 2014 by jeff graham

South Kitsap baseball player Mac McCarty has committed to play at Washington State. As a junior during the spring, McCarty helped the Wolves reach the Class 4A state championship game for the second consecutive year.

McCarty was the Narrows League pitcher of the year. He finished the season with an 11-2 record.

McCarty took an official visit to WSU a month ago. Central Washington and St. Martin’s were two other schools he was considering.


California passes law on contact at football practices

July 23rd, 2014 by nathan joyce

There is now a state law on contact at football practice. It’s not a rule passes by its version of the WIAA, it’s a law passed by the legislature and signed by the governor. You can read the details here.


Oly alum Dixon is on Army football’s poster

July 23rd, 2014 by Annette Griffus

West Sound rushing leader and Olympic High alum Larry Dixon made the cover of the Army football’s poster for its upcoming season. Dixon is a captain alongside quarterback Geoffery Bacon, and new head coach Jeff Monken.

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CK’s new girls basketball coach a dribbling phenom

July 15th, 2014 by Annette Griffus

I’ll have a story on Central Kitsap’s new girls basketball coach Nikki Nelson in Thursday’s Kitsap Sun.

But until then, here’s a little something to wet your whistle on CK’s latest hire. Nelson, a Chewelah native (that’s about an hour north of Spokane if you didn’t know) was a ball-handling wunderkind and can probably still get it done today. Check out this video of Nelson performing at halftime at a Seattle SuperSoncis game (remember them?) on April 4, 2014.

Also, you can check out another video of Nelson as a University of New Mexico Lobo performing her ball-handling skills in college. According to the Lobos website, Nelson began practicing her dribbling routines in third grade and started performing in middle school. She was asked to appear on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and faced Shaquille O’Neal in a one-on-one dual.

 


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