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Klahowya names Thoemke new boys basketball coach

Olympic High School graduate Bryan Thoemke is the new boys basketball coach at Klahowya.

Thoemke replaces Dave Kerkhoff, who fell ill during his first season coaching the Eagles and took a leave of absence. Klahowya athletic director Todd Winters finished the season coaching the team, which went 1-19.

Thoemke is a familiar name in West Sound coaching history. Howard Thoemke led Olympic’s boys basketball team to a state title in 1983. He also coached at Central Kitsap, North Kitsap and North Mason.

North Mason searching for football coach

North Mason is searching a head football coach after Jeff Bevers stepped down after six seasons with the Bulldogs.

Bevers, who lives in Bremerton, decided a couple months ago that he wanted to spend more time with his family. Bevers is the father of two children, a 7-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son.

“It’s so hard being the head coach of two sports,” said Bevers, who will remain North Mason’s track and field coach and keep teaching physical education at the Belfair school. “I was having trouble making any of the kids’ stuff.”

Bevers finishes with a career record of 22-38. The Bulldogs went 1-9 last season as the team struggled with injuries.

The 45-year-old said it won’t be easy stepping away from the sidelines.

“I’ve been coaching since I was 18 years old,” he said.

Bevers said his favorite part of coaching football at North Mason was the relationships formed with players.

“Honestly, I’ve been really blessed down there,” Bevers said. “I’ve been appreciated by those kids.”

Boys lacrosse goals leaders

Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association

 

Goals Leaders – Division II

 

Rank Player Year Pos. School (Team if Diff.) G A PTS GP
1. Kellson Arthurs Sr. Midfield North Kitsap 44 5 49 10
2. Gavin Harderson Sr. Attack White River 39 16 55 11
3. Isaiah Pratt Jr. Attack King’s Way (Union) 38 8 46 11
4. Cian Peterson Sr. Midfield Gonzaga Prep 37 10 47 10
5. Joe Hawley Sr. Attack Klahowya 36 36 72 10
6. Christian Matheson So. Midfield Richland 34 8 42 13
7. Elliot Carleton Sr. Attack Vashon Island 33 10 43 9
8. Briggan Weaver Sr. Attack Shorecrest 28 13 41 9
9. Austin Keller Sr. Midfield Klahowya 30 8 38 10
10. Bennet Duffy Jr. Midfield Archbishop Murphy 28 10 38 8
11. Derek Jacobson Jr. Attack North Kitsap 28 10 38 10

 

NK’s Rabedeaux signs with Jamestown

When Cole Rabedeaux heads to college, the chances of him feeling homesick are small.

The Olympic League 2A MVP in basketball signed to play with University of Jamestown in North Dakota earlier this month.
When he gets to the NAIA school, he’ll be living with his brother Beaux, who is a sophomore on the baseball team. Beau is one off 11 Kitsap players on the Jimmies’ baseball roster. They’re ranked No. 8 in the NAIA coaches poll.

So he’ll have somebody to show him where the book store is.

“My brother is my best friend,” Cole said.

Jamestown started pursuing Cole before the season and offered him a scholarship early in the season after getting some film. Cole had offers from several Northwest Athletic Conference schools and other Division II schools.

But it was what Jamestown offered that got him there. Rabedeaux hops to play basketball overseas when his college days are over. Jamestown has sent players to far-off leagues.

For now, he’s working out and shooting and waiting to join his brother in North Dakota.

Bremerton’s Dubos headed to George Fox

Bremerton senior Cameron Dubos is one of West Sound’s top three-sport athletes, playing baseball this spring after participating in tennis in the fall and wrestling in the winter.

He’ll be heading to George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon, after graduation to play tennis. George Fox is a NCAA Division III program.

Dubos qualified for the 2A singles state tennis tournament as a junior. He was the third seed out of the Olympic League as a senior, but was knocked out in district play.

Dubos is a two-time state runner-up in wrestling and is a starting outfielder for the baseball team.

North Kitsap linebacker Evans commits to Linfield

As soon as North Kitsap linebacker Bob Evans learned Linfield University was interested in him, he knew where he wanted to go to that school.

Linfield has a special place in his heart. His uncle, Tony, played there. He was a freshman on the national championship team in 1984 before his career was cut short because of injury. His family is from the McMinnville, Oregon, area.

Linfield expressed interest in January. It took a few months between financial aid and other reasons before all the pieces fell into place, but he committed to the Wildcats a few weeks ago.

“It hasn’t really set in,” Evans said. “I’m super excited. I still can’t get over the fact that I’m going to that school with such a great football program and that history.”

Linfield is an NCAA Division III power that dominates the Northwest League. The program has won four national championships in football.

Evans was a three-year starter at linebacker for the Vikings. As a junior and senior he was named Olympic League 2A defensive MVP and Associated Press All-State football second team.

He’s been told he’ll stay at linebacker, either middle or possibly outside backer.

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.

Kingston’s Barrett headed to Ohio Wesleyan

Kingston senior Alex Barrett is helping the Buccaneers’ undefeated soccer team while eagerly awaiting his football career on the next level.

Barrett, who scored two goals for Kingston in Tuesday’s Olympic League 2A showdown at Port Angeles, recently committed to play football at Ohio Wesleyan, a NCAA Division III school in Delaware, Ohio.

“I’m excited,” said Barrett, who rushed for 459 yards and six touchdowns for Kingston’s football team in the fall.

The 6-foot-1, 220-pound Barrett expects to play running back at the next level.