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SK AD Santos heading back to coaching ranks

The opening of a physical education position as well as the need for assistant coaches in both cross country and track and field prompted South Kitsap athletic director Ed Santos to resign from his administration position.

South Kitsap athletic director Ed Santos will return to coaching and teaching at the high school this fall. Santos will be a PE teacher and an assistant cross country coach.
South Kitsap athletic director Ed Santos will return to coaching and teaching at the high school this fall. Santos will be a PE teacher and an assistant cross country coach.

Santos also cited a change in his family’s situation, his youngest son is a recent South Kitsap graduate and will head to Whitworth University in Spokane in the fall to run cross country, also fueled his desire for a change.

It was something Santos had been considering for the last couple of years, citing the hectic schedule of an AD.

“No kids at home (now) with both in college and my wife is a teacher,” he said. “It’s a good time to spend with her.”

Santos is no stranger to coaching. Before spending 11 years as AD at South, he coached cross country at South for 18 years. He was inducted into the Washington State Cross Country Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2007. Santos has been in the school district for 33 years and began teaching physical education at the elementary level, for 14 years, then high school for eight before becoming AD.

Santos doesn’t think too much has changed in teaching students to stay active.

“I don’t think it’s changed that much,” he said. “We still do a lot of the same things. I think relationships with kids is always my strong point. It will be a lot of fun, really looking forward to doing it.”

National High School Federation posts changes to softball rules

The National Federation of State High School Associations approved four rules changes from the softball committee at its June meeting in Indianapolis.

Rule 3-2-15 states that all equipment must be inspected by the umpire and is to be put outside the dugout/bench prior to the start of games. The committee agreed that placing all equipment in one location at one time is a more efficient method for inspections.

In Rule 3-2-1, the committee added inclement weather as an exception to the uniform rule for state associations.

The committee also approved new language to Rule 3-2-7 to reinforce the solid color undergarments requirements.

“We felt if was important to standardize the colors of the undergarments not only to reinforce the solid color requirements similar to other NFHS sport rules, but also because it can be a distraction and create a possible safety concern,” said Sandy Search, NFHS director of sports and staff liaison for softball.

In Rule 3-6-7, which states players and substitutes cannot enter the game unreported. The penalty was revised to state the head coach is restricted to the dugout/bench for the remainder of the game only for a second violation.

The committee also revised Rule 1-5-2c by eliminating the description of the taper’s surface. The change brings the federation in line with other rules codes concerning the same issue.

Five selected to WSBCA All-State teams

North Kitsap pitcher Kole Milyard and Central Kitsap pitcher Griffin McCormick were each named to their respective Washington State Baseball Coaches Association All-State teams on Monday.

Milyard was the Sun’s baseball player of the year and finished with a 6-1 record with 45 strikeouts while allowing only three earned runs in nine games. He was named to the Class 2A first team while McCormick was named to the 3A first team. McCormick was the Narrows League 3A MVP and won seven games and struck out 54 while posting a 1.47 earned run average.

Making the 2A second team were Bremerton’s Anthony Amicangelo and Zane Zurbrugg and Olympic’s Matt Walters.

The All-State teams are selected by WSBCA board and member coaches.

All Narrows 4A/3A boys soccer teams announced

Narrows League 4A
MVPs—Jordan Williams, sr., Bellarmine; Jack Sluys, sr., Gig Harbor
Coach of the year—Joey Waters, Bellarmine
First team
GK—Travis Peyton, sr., Gig Harbor; Sean Carlin, jr., Bellarmine; Forward—Ryan Clark, sr., Bellarmine; Robert Nurmi, sr., Bellarmine; Midfield—Issac Russell, sr., Bellarmine; Bryson Gardener, jr., Bellarmine; Kolby Johnson, sr., Olympia; Collin Tate, sr., Timberline; Conner Tovey, sr., Gig Harbor; Elijah Wolfe, sr., Bellarmine; Defenders—Tommy Martin, jr., Bellarmine; Garett Landers, so., Olympia; Tyler Vu, jr., Bellarmine; Sean Lane, jr., Bellarmine; Kendall Burke, so., Stadium; Madison Douglas, jr., Timberline.
Second team
GK—Dylan Zurfluh, sr., Bellarmine; Matteo Delgiudice, jr., Olympia; Forward—Max Hilger, jr., Bellarmine; Shawn Kimble, jr., Gig Harbor; Erik Silva, sr., Stadium; Midfield—Nate Faber, sr., Yelm; Ryan Sanchez, jr., Bellarmine; Gavin Stewart, so., Yelm; Paul Wadsworth, jr., Stadium; Eduardo de la Cruz, fr., South Kitsap; Defenders—Max Nail, sr., South Kitsap; Alika Pai, sr., Gig Harbor; Ryan Stewart, sr., Bellarmine; Mitchell Nee, so., Olympia; Matt Lamfers, jr., Timberline.

Narrows League 3A
MVP—Nigel El-Sokkary, sr., Capital
Coach of the year—Jason Gjertsen, Wilson
First team
GK—Diego Rodriguez, jr., North Thurston; Alek Greenleaf, jr., Wilson; Forward—Jose Aguilar, sr., North Thurston; Angel Herrera, so., Lincoln; Midfield—Vitthal Powell, sr., North Thurston; Pablo Ramos, jr., Wilson; Logan Beachy, sr., Central Kitsap; Scott Penner, jr., Capital; Defenders—Ian Maclean, sr., North Thurston; Daniel Ocampo, sr., Lincoln; Jack Coupe, sr., Central Kitsap; Alan Ryan, sr., Capital.
Second team
GK—Simon Capilla, sr., Lincoln; Forward—Tommy Johnson, sr., North Thurston; Jesus Flores, jr., Shelton; Anei Yel, jr., Wilson; Midfield—Charles Jellison, jr., North Thurston; Ronaldo Venegas, sr., Lincoln; Kevin White, sr., Central Kitsap; Willie Klemmer, jr., Capital; Defenders—Skyler Stephens, jr., Central Kitsap; Carter Stephens, jr., Central Kitsap; Rodolfo Castillo, sr., Capital; Michael Benitez, so., Wilson.

CK’s Lawrence named Narrows League 3A MVP in softball

Central Kitsap’s standout pitcher Hope Lawrence was named the Narrows League 3A most valuable player while the Cougars had three players named to the first team.

CK softball coach Courtney Lacock was named the coach of the year. Lawrence will play at Shoreline Community College next season.

First baseman Elise Freund, who is headed to Pacific Lutheran University, senior Chance Barg and junior Madi Anderson were the first-team selections.

In Narrows 4A, South Kitsap third baseman Diavionne DeWalt was named to the first-team along with pitcher Ali Paulino.

All-League Softball

Narrows League 4A

MVP — Jordan Adams, Gig Harbor, jr.

Coach of the year — Lindsay Walton, Yelm

First team — Pitchers: Drea Schwaier, Yelm, so.; Brooklyn Taylor-Sparks, Timberline, jr. Catcher: Taylor Gubser, Yelm, fr. Middle inf.: Nicki Dehan, Yelm, sr.; Tessa Waage, Gig Harbor, sr.; Alyssa McKiernan, Bellarmine Prep, sr. Corner inf.: Abbie Hutton, GH, sr.; Diavionne DeWalt, South Kitsap, so. OF: Erin Roloff, Olympia, sr.; Ally Choate, Yelm, jr., Meg Sullivan, Bellarmine Prep, jr. Util.: Alexandra Kessler-Paulino, South Kitsap, jr.

Second team — Pitchers: Tayelyn Cutler, Yelm, fr.; Chelsea Smith, Bellarmine Prep, so.; Catcher: McKenzie Schwan, Bellarmine Prep, jr. Middle inf.: Mackinzee Moore, Yelm, fr.; Sophia Canton, South Kitsap, jr. Corner inf.: Haley McMasters, Bellarmine Prep, fr.; Alix Peffly, Timberline, fr.; Carley Nelson, Yelm, jr. OF: Emery Norwood, Stadium, jr.; Brooke Fesenbek, Olympia, so.; Makenzie Sylvester, Timberline, sr. Util.: Erica Grenlund, Bellarmine Prep, sr.

Honorable mention — Catchers: Bailey Werner, Gig Harbor, so.; Bailey Haddock, Timberline, fr. Middle inf.: Lauren Forseth, Gig Harbor, so.; Isabel Chapman, Stadium, sr. Corner inf.: Jaeden Els, Yelm, so.; Hailey Lasmanis, Olympia, jr. OF: Tess Parker, Gig Harbor, sr.; Angel Prewitt, South Kitsap, jr.; Alexis Gojovich, South Kitsap, so.; Maddie Potter, Gig Harbor, jr. Util.: Patricia Hultman, Stadium, sr.

Narrows League 3A

MVP — Hope Lawrence, Central Kitsap, sr.

Coach of they year — Courtney Lacock, Central Kitsap

First team — Pitcher: Natalie Albaugh, Shelton, fr. Catcher: Corey Lindsay, Shelton, sr. Middle inf.: Aaliyah Kautz, North Thurston, sr.; Marissa Adams, Central Kitsap, jr.; Loretta LaClair, Shelton, sr. Corner inf.: Ciarra Davis, North Thurston, sr.; Elise Freund, Central Kitsap, sr.; Kiana Turner, Wilson, jr. OF: Aurora Gouley, Shelton, sr.; Chance Barg, Central Kitsap, sr.; Madi Anderson, Central Kitsap, jr. Util.: Peyton Uznanski, Capital, so.

Second team — Pitcher: Maddy Lincoln, Capital, sr. Catcher: Zee Young, Central Kitsap, so.; Raynie Ehret, North Thurston, jr.; Middle inf.: Kathy Le, Foss, so.; Judy Soliai, Lincoln, so.; Corner inf.: Tera Geimer, North Thurston, so.; Matlyne Mecham, Shelton, jr. OF: Haley Julkenen, North Thurston, jr.; Sam Wallace, Central Kitsap, jr.; Alexis Groshong, Wilson, so.; Util.: Brittney Kincy, Capital, so.; Blanca Vielma, Foss, jr.

Honorable mention — Pitchers: Kately Kass, Wilson, jr.; Isabel Pfingston, Mt. Tahoma, fr. Catchers: Hallie Bader, Foss, sr.; Taytum Pesek, Wilson, so. Middle inf.: Keiamae Sagapolu, Lincoln, so.; Delaney Kennedy, Capital, fr.; Alyssa Jordenson, Shelton, so.; Alann Bates-Carector, Mt. Tahoma, sr. OF: Rachel Wofford, Capital, sr.; Kylee Freese, North Thurston, fr.; Masie Vollendorff, North Thurston, so.; Hallee Garrick, Shelton, jr.; Util.: Victoria Nuon, Lincoln, jr.; Cassidy Garchow, Central Kitsap, jr.

South Kitsap’s Wattree headed to Hawaii-Hilo

South Kitsap senior Eric Wattree won’t be playing basketball at Eastern Washington after all.

Wattree, who committed to play for the Eagles in January, will play at the University of Hawaii-Hilo next season. He signed with the NCAA Division II program Tuesday.

“Man, it’s paradise, going from Port Orchard to Hawaii,” Wattree said. “How many people can say they can do that?”

How did Eastern Washington fall out of the picture?

Well, Wattree was ready to sign his national letter of intent in February, but described having a falling out with Eastern coach Jim Hayford. Wattree didn’t want to go into details, but mentioned “having to stand up for myself and my family.” Wattree also said there were financial considerations that made decommitting from Eastern necessary.

“It was best for me to go in a different direction,” he said. “It’s about where you can play at a high level and where you can enjoy it.”

Wattree received a full-scholarship offer from Hawaii-Hilo, which finished 9-15 last season.

Wattree will be reunited with former South Kitsap teammate Ryley Callaghan, who is headed to Hawaii-Hilo after playing two seasons at Peninsula College. Wattree was a sophomore and Callaghan a senior when South Kitsap made it to the Class 4A state tournament in 2014. The Wolves finished 18-8 that season.

“I’ve always looked up to Ryley,” Wattree said.

Even though signing day didn’t turn out to be one of the highlights of his high school career, Wattree feels he’s in a great situation moving forward.

“It definitely was a challenging day for me,” Wattree said. “Since that day ended, I felt like I’ve grown a lot. … I’m going to look at this as a blessing.”

District baseball brackets and matchups

Here is a look at the upcoming district baseball tournaments and the matchups for West Sound teams.

Class 4A West Central District

Who: South Kitsap (11-9) vs. SPSL 9

When: Saturday, 4 p.m. at Bellarmine Prep

Berths available to state: Six

Outlook: South Kitsap, the defending 4A champions who finished second at state in 2013-14, dropped five consecutive games to finish the regular season and took fourth in the Narrows League 4A. It was the first time South Kitsap lost five straight since going 0-5 to start the 2010 season. The Wolves need to win three straight loser-out games to return to state. South Kitsap won’t learn its opponent until after the completion of the South Puget Sound League tournament on Friday.

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Boys state lacrosse standings

Metro Conference – Division I

Top Four to Post Season & Winner of Metro No. 5 / Wesco No. 3

 

School GP Conf. Overall GB
Bainbridge 14 7-1-0 12-2-0
Eastside Catholic 13 6-1-0 11-2-0 0.5
O’Dea 10 6-1-0 6-4-0 0.5
Seattle Prep 14 4-2-0 9-5-0 2
Lakeside 11 4-3-0 7-4-0 2.5
Nathan Hale 10 3-4-0 4-6-0 3.5
Blanchet 11 2-5-0 4-7-0 4.5
Ballard 7 2-5-0 2-5-0 4.5
Kennedy Catholic 8 1-6-0 2-6-0 5.5
Roosevelt 8 0-7-0 1-7-0 6.5

Narrows/Olympic Conference – Division II

Top Two to Post Season & Winner of NarrowsOlympic No. 3 / Central-South No. 3

 

School GP Conf. Overall GB
Klahowya 13 10-1-0 12-1-0
Vashon Island 11 8-2-0 8-3-0 1.5
North Kitsap 12 6-5-0 6-6-0 4
South Kitsap 9 4-5-0 4-5-0 5
Port Angeles 10 1-9-0 1-9-0 8.5
Olympia 12 0-11-0 0-12-0 10

 

SK’s Scott signs to play lacrosse at Adams State

Alex Scott signed his letter of intent to play lacrosse at Adams State University in Alamosa, Colorado, on Wednesday. (Contributed photo)
Alex Scott signed his letter of intent to play lacrosse at Adams State University in Alamosa, Colorado, on Wednesday.
(Contributed photo)

During Wednesday’s signing ceremony at South Kitsap High, senior Alex Scott signed to play Division II lacrosse for Adams State University in Alamosa, Colorado.

Scott, who plays the attack position for the Wolves, has 15 goals and eight assists in five games.

SK coach Julius Ifurung said Scott is the first player from the program to sign a letter of intent to play college lacrosse.