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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.

Klahowya’s Hawley named top lacrosse coach

Klahowya boys lacrosse coach Rob Hawley has been named the Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association coach of the year for 2016.

Hawley, a two-time Harvard All-American and Washington State Lacrosse Hall of Fame coach at Klahowya, led the team to the state quarterfinals after winning the Division II Narrows/Olympic crown with a 14-1-0 record.

It was a difficult spring for Hawley and the Eagles, who had to deal with the death of four Klahowya players: Keigen Langholff, Bailey Kallio, Gian King and Lucas Weaver.

In a story earlier this spring, Hawley told the Kitsap Sun that the circumstances around the losses gave him a first-hand look at how his athletes respond to what is one of life’s worst moments.

“I’ve seen them be really resilient, really brave,” Hawley said. “They care for each other, they look out for each other as you would hope a team would do. Our community has been really remarkable too, supporting not just our team, but everybody; the families, the school, the other kids at school. So many groups that are close to this. … I think everybody has felt that support and what I got from the boys day one of practice was, it was time for us to play.”

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.

Former Bremerton hoops standout Kluge headed to D2 University of Mary

Sawyer Kluge, a Bremerton High product who played basketball for two years at Umpqua College in Oregon will head to Division II University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota, this fall.

Kluge, a 5-foot-10 guard was named a two-time WBCA All-American and was named to the first team as a sophomore and honorable mention as a freshman. Kluge finished third all-time at Umpqua in scoring with 1,164 points and seventh in rebounding with 472. An NWAC All-Star, she averaged 21 points per game, 9.8 rebounds, 3.7 assists in 33 games with 14 double-doubles and one triple-double for the Riverhawks.

Kluge was also a member of the Umpqua dean’s list and presidential list and plans on majoring in nursing at UM. The Marauders play in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.

“Sawyer is a very talented player that fills an immediate need for us at multiple perimeter positions,” said Marauders head coach Rick Neumann. “She had a tremendous career at Umpqua Community College culminating in being named a WBCA All-American. She can shoot the three, put it on the floor and post up at times. She is also a tremendous rebounder at 5-10. We are very excited to have her join our program.”

Several Kitsap soccer players named All-State

Several Kitsap soccer players were named to Washington State Soccer Coaches’ All-State team.

Locals named:
3A: Logan Beachy, Central Kitsap, honorable mention
2A: Leo Hernandez, Kingston, second team
2A: Alex Barrett, Kingston, second team
2A: Kody Boles, Kingston, second team
2A: Alejandro Hernandez, Kingston, honorable mention
2A: Spencer Stuart, Bremerton, second team
2A: Deondre Sluys, North Kitsap, honorable mention
2A: Ethan Schmitt, North Kitsap, honorable mention
1A: Jacob Sargent, Klahowya, second team
1A: Mason Joe, Klahowya, second team
1A: Keegan Grellner, Klahowya, honorable mention

Class 4A
MVP – Miguel Viramontes – Wenatchee
Coach of the Year – Dennis Tronson – Wenatchee
First Team
Forwards – Cris Garfias, Jr. Tahoma; Bennett Lehner, Sr. Camas; Jesus Meraz-Rodriguez, Jr.
Pasco; Hector Magana, Sr. Pasco; Jackson Moore, Sr. Lewis and Clark.
Midfielders – Miguel Viramontes, Sr. Wenatchee; Alex Whiting, Jr. Curtis; Miles Sanchez, Sr.
Woodinville; Eric Hollenbaugh, Sr. Ferris; Manav Gill, Soph. Kentwood.
Defenders – Grant Holland, Sr. Skyline; Oswal Lopez, Sr. Pasco; Jack Sluys, Sr. Gig Harbor;
Eric Jones, Sr. Snohomish; Nick Hall, Sr. Thomas Jefferson.
Goal Keeper – Luis Birrueta, Sr. Davis.
Second Team
Forwards – Luis Navarrete, Soph. Wenatchee; JD Hauenstein, Sr. Central Valley; Gonzalo
Frausto, Soph. Sunnyside; Ty Good, Sr. Skyline.
Midfielders – David Uribe, Jr. Pasco; Brayan Torres, Sr. Puyallup; Henry Smaldon, Sr. Lewis
and Clark; Jose Rodriguez, Sr. Chiawana.
Defenders – Noah Whitman, Jr. Central Valley; Sam Ebner, Jr. Puyallup; Alex Kirk, Sr. Pasco;
Charlie Rieger, Sr. Lewis and Clark.
Goal Keeper – Brandon Wolter, Jr. Union.
Honorable Mention
Forwards – Callan Martin, Sr. Ferris; Danny Wing, Jr. Camas; Jordan Williams, Sr. Bellarmine
Prep; Peter Weller, Jr. Mead.
Midfielders – Isaac Ponce, Soph. Chiawana; Jonathan Granados, Sr. Union; Michael McLeod,
Sr. Mead; Toby Pizot, Jr. Camas.
Defenders – Jose Huizar, Sr. Chiawana; Max Bilsborough, Jr. Camas; Dominic Welch, Sr.
Mead.
Goal Keeper – Travis Peyton, Sr. Gig Harbor.

Class 3A
MVP – Conner Seed – Glacier Peak
Coach of the Year – Dan Peterson – Interlake
First Team
Forwards – Nigel El-Sokkary, Sr. Capital; Austin Ball, Sr. Interlake; Christian Thyron, Sr. Prairie;
Eric Dreyer, Jr. Mercer Island.
Midfielders – Ethan Hopkins, Sr. Edmonds-Woodway; Christian Rotter, Sr. Auburn
Mountainview; Brandon Gonzalez, Sr. Auburn Riverside; Connor Seed, Sr. Glacier
Peak; Hunter Bauman, Soph. Mercer Island.
Defenders – Spencer Baird, Sr. Columbia River; Bradley Keller, Sr. Peninsula; Hector
Cervantes, Sr. Hazen; Justin Soto, Sr. Lake Washington.
Goal Keeper – Sahm Noorfashan, Sr. Glacier Peak and Sten Tolgu, Sr. Garfield.
Second Team
Forwards – Erik De Anda, Jr. Auburn Mountainview; Reyes Garcia, Sr. Hazen; Dane Evanger,
Jr. Lynnwood; Sharif Kombo, Sr. Lakeside.
Midfielders – Isle Raftery, Sr. Ballard; Ivan Castillo, Sr. Interlake; Christian Correa-Avila, Sr.
Marysville-Pilchuck; Ethan Kem, Jr. Hazen.
Defenders – Cameron Miller, Jr. Glacier Peak; Kyle Green, Jr. Marysville-Getchell; Sam
Johnson, Sr. O’Dea; Reis Kissel, Soph. Mercer Island.
Goal Keeper – Matthew LeProwse, Sr. Mercer Island.
Honorable Mention
Forwards – Will Eldred, Sr. Hanford; Ryley Johnson, Jr. Lynnwood; Ariaan Cardenas, Sr.
Marysville-Pilchuck.
Midfielders – Anton Easterbrook, Sr. Bainbridge; Garrett Miyaoka, Jr. Shorewood; David
Braman, Sr. Mercer Island; Logan Beachy, Sr. Central Kitsap.
Defenders – Andrew McCray, Sr. Lakeside; Baruc Galvan, Sr. Marysville-Pilchuck; Tyler
Mikulsky, Sr. Glacier Peak; Cameron Cohn, Jr. Edmonds-Woodway.
Goal Keeper – Kole Bradley-Kuk, Sr. Marysville-Pilchuck.

Class 2A

MVP – Matt Williams – Archbishop Murphy
Coach of the Year – Arturo Guerrero – Quincy
First Team
Forwards – Matt Williams, Jr. Archbishop Murphy; Fredy Ruiz, Sr. Quincy; Israel Gonzalez, Sr.
Grandview; Alex Kirstov, Jr. Lindbergh.
Midfielders – Ray Sigala, Sr. Fife; Max Hauser, Sr. Ridgefield; Parker Buchanan, Sr. Archbishop
Murphy; Cesar Corona, Jr. Aberdeen.
Defenders – Nicholas Taylor, Sr. Rochester; Noah Byford, Sr. Sehome; Ryan Henderson, Jr.
Archbishop Murphy; Hector Robles, Sr. Toppenish.
Goal Keeper – Daniel Mycroft, Fr. Archbishop Murphy.
Second Team
Forwards – Cristobal Cervantes, Soph. Toppenish; Leonel Hernandez, Sr. Kingston; Alex
Barrett, Sr. Kingston; Paul Cuevas, Jr. East Valley Yakima.
Midfielders – Sam Johnson, Soph. Archbishop Murphy; Francisco Alejandrez, Sr. Quincy; Matt
Winchell, Sr. Pullman; Spencer Stuart, Sr. Bremerton.
Defenders – Diego Rios, Jr. Archbishop Murphy; Kody Boles, Jr. Kingston; Joel Moreno, Sr.
Quincy; Mason Petrino, Sr. Pullman.
Goal Keeper – Matthew Evetts, Soph. Lindbergh.
Honorable Mention
Forwards – Devonte Gorman, Jr. Eat Valley Spokane; Liam Harris, Soph. Sequim; Finn
Hoffmann, Fr. Shorecrest; Sam Druffel, Sr. Pullman.
Midfielders – Alejandro Hernandez, Sr. Kingston; James Farrell, Jr. Lindbergh; Deondre Sluys,
Jr. North Kitsap; Laurence Silva, Sr. Centralia.
Defenders – Adam Warren, Jr. Tumwater; Leon Bormann, Sr. Shorecrest; Ethan Schmitt, Sr.
North Kitsap; Tim Reitz, Sr. Lindbergh.
Goal Keeper – Austin Wagner, Sr. Sequim.

Class 1A
MVP – Josue Vargas – Connell
Coach of the Year – Todd Wallenius – Seattle Academy
First Team
Forwards – Adair Garibay, Sr. Toledo-Winlock; Alexis Carmona, Jr. Connell; Alberto
Cisneros, Jr. Colville; Nick Iregui, Jr. Charles Wright.
Midfielders – Jackson Ragen, Jr. University Prep; Gerardo Reyes, Sr. Connell; Lenin Guzman,
Sr. Connell; Missael Lopez, Sr. Highland.
Defenders – Lars Helleren, Jr. King’s; Paul Powell, Sr. Klohowya; Rafa Barajas, Jr. Chelan;
Grant Young, Sr. Charles Wright.
Goal Keeper – Josue Vargas, Sr. Connell.
Second Team
Forwards – Emmaunuel Hidalgo, Jr. Wahluke; Alan Eyoub, Sr. Meridian; Luca Barsher, Sr.
Seattle Academy; Jacob Sargent, Jr. Klahowya.
Midfielders – Ivan Cortez-Robles, Sr. Columbia-White Salmon; Jorge Rincon, Sr. Wahluke;
Fernando Munoz, Sr. Toledo-Winlock.
Defenders – Jesse Mendina, Sr. Highland; David VanVleck, Jr. Toledo-Winlock; Jose
Garcia, Sr. Wahluke; Mason Joe, Soph. Klahowya.
Goal Keeper – Tahj Malone, Sr. Hoquiam.
Honorable Mention
Forwards – Benny Paniagua, Jr. Highland; David Postma, Sr. Bellevue Christian; Jonathan
VanVleck, Jr. Toledo-Winlock; Jordan Vazquez-Hunt, Sr. La Center.
Midfielders – Hunter Leach, Soph. La Center; Keegan Grellner, Sr. Klahowya; Lucas Lieberman,
Sr. South Whidbey; Cristian Barajas, Jr. Chelan.
Defenders – Jose Romero-Martinez, Jr. Columbia-White Salmon; Jose Serna, Jr. Highland;
Joseph McManus, Sr. La Center; Ridge Walston, Sr. Colville; Uriel Sanchez, Sr.
Granger.
Goal Keeper – Sergio Sandoval, Sr. La Center.

Bremerton hires volleyball coach

Bremerton High School has found its new volleyball coach.

Sara Todorovich has been named the next volleyball coach for the Knights, Bremerton High athletic director Casey Lindberg confirmed Wednesday.

Todorovich, a Walla Walla native, played collegiate volleyball for Arizona State and Eastern Washington.

Former volleyball coach Clay Blackwood resigned in April to take on a full-time position at Olympic College. He was a part-time teacher and adviser, and previously volleyball coach at OC from 2002 to 2005.

After graduating, Todorovich returned to her hometown and coached at Walla Walla University from 2010 to 2013.

Todorovich has been the head coach with the Washington Elite, a national USA Volleyball Club from the Olympic Peninsula, since 2014.

Blackwood said he remembered seeing Tordorovich during recruiting trips while she was playing at Walla Walla High School and that she had “big-time” talent.

The Knights made the district tournament the last two years, and were one game away from the state tournament last season.
Blackwood said he is hopeful that Tordorovich continue to push the program further.

“They have the structure in place to take the program to new heights,” he said.

Prep trio helps lead select softball team to nationals

Angel Prewitt, left, of South Kitsap and Amber Bumbalough of Klahowya, are members of USA Explosion 16U Gold that qualified for the PGF national tournament this summer. (Contributed photo)
Angel Prewitt, left, of South Kitsap and Amber Bumbalough of Klahowya, are members of USA Explosion 16U Gold that qualified for the PGF national tournament this summer.
(Contributed photo)

Amber Bumbalough of Klahowya, and Statia Cermak and Angel Prewitt, both of South Kitsap, qualified to play in the Premier Girls Fastpitch (PGF) national tournament later this summer.
The trio plays for USA Explosion Gold 16U Farrington/Coleman out of Walla Walla. The Explosion won the Longmont, Colorado, qualifier over the weekend after finishing 4-0 in tournament play with wins over Prodigy Elite, 7-0, New Mexico Sundancers, 6-4, Las Vegas Rage 9-5 and Nor Cal Bandits 6-5 in the championship game.

The national tournament is July 31-August 6 in Huntington Beach, California.
The Explosion’s next tournament is the alley Invite June 18-19 in Hillsboro, Oregon.

Geyer named to baseball coaches hall of fame

North Mason coach Bill Geyer threw out the first pitch at the All-State baseball series over the weekend in Yakima. He threw it his son, Daulton.

It was a big weekend for Geyer, who is battling terminal form of cancer. You can read more about that here.

Geyer’s team lost both games but he was named to the Washington State Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

CPA’s Nation signs with Pacific University

Kalie Nation of Crosspoint signed her letter to play soccer at Pacific University earlier this month. (Contributed photo)
Kalie Nation of Crosspoint signed her letter to play soccer at Pacific University earlier this month.
(Contributed photo)

Crosspoint Academy standout Kalie Nation signed her celebration letter to play soccer at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon, next fall.

Nation, who signed last week with her parents Travis and Jennifer by her side, was a multi-sport star for the Warriors playing soccer, volleyball and basketball.