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CK, NK among teams to watch in preseason poll

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

The Associated Press released a preseason poll for the first time in recent memory.
Central Kitsap in the 3A and North Kitsap 2A were among teams to watch.

Class 4A
1. Bothell (6) 0-0 92
2. Chiawana (2) 0-0 89
3. Skyline (1) 0-0 75
4. Federal Way (1) 0-0 74
5. Camas (1) 0-0 57
6. Gonzaga Prep 0-0 49
(tie) Union 0-0 49
8. Graham-Kapowsin 0-0 45
9. Ferris 0-0 32
10. Lake Stevens 0-0 18
Others receiving 6 or more points: None.

Class 3A
1. Bellevue (11) 0-0 110
2. O’Dea 0-0 91
3. Eastside Catholic 0-0 86
4. Marysville-Pilchuck 0-0 60
5. Shadle Park 0-0 59
6. Lakes 0-0 37
7. Mt. Spokane 0-0 30
8. Columbia River 0-0 21
9. Peninsula 0-0 18
10. Glacier Peak 0-0 14
Others receiving 6 or more points: 11, Kamiakin 13. 12, Kennedy 12. 12, Meadowdale 12. 14, Auburn 9. 15, Central Kitsap 8. 16, Ferndale 7.

Class 2A
1. Lynden (12) 0-0 120
2. Tumwater 0-0 107
3. Ellensburg 0-0 94
4. Prosser 0-0 80
5. Mark Morris 0-0 47
6. W. F. West 0-0 36
7. Lindbergh 0-0 31
(tie) Othello 0-0 31
9. Hockinson 0-0 20
10. Liberty (Renton) 0-0 18
Others receiving 6 or more points: 11, East Valley (Spokane) 16. 12, West Valley (Spokane) 13. 13, North Kitsap 11. 14, Lakewood 9. 14, Sedro-Woolley 9.

Class 1A
1. Freeman (12) 0-0 120
2. Cascade Christian 0-0 107
3. Royal 0-0 79
4. LaCenter 0-0 75
5. Montesano 0-0 49
6. Connell 0-0 46
7. Mount Baker 0-0 43
8. King’s 0-0 41
9. Cashmere 0-0 36
10. Tenino 0-0 28
Others receiving 6 or more points: 11, Zillah 16. 12, Meridian 8.

Class 2B
1. Lind-Ritzville Sprague (5) 0-0 100
2. Napavine (5) 0-0 97
3. Colfax 0-0 76
4. Waitsburg-Prescott (1) 0-0 68
5. Toledo 0-0 64
6. Adna 0-0 50
7. Morton White Pass 0-0 43
8. Raymond 0-0 28
9. Reardan 0-0 25
10. White Swan 0-0 17
Others receiving 6 or more points: 11, North Beach 16. 12, DeSales 7.

Class 1B
1. Lummi (7) 0-0 97
2. Neah Bay (3) 0-0 87
3. Touchet 0-0 75
4. Liberty Christian 0-0 72
5. Colton 0-0 15
Others receiving 6 or more points: 11, Odessa-Harrington 12. 11, Naselle 12.


New bleachers at Kingston double seating

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Kingston put a new set of bleachers in at their field. It doubles the seating, meaning less people have to stand around the track. These are raised bleachers and sit higher than the original stands, offering a better view.


Leak springs at North Kitsap’s football stadium

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

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.


Kingston hires new head coach for wrestling

Friday, August 15th, 2014

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

Friday, August 8th, 2014

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

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

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

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

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

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

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.


Oly alum Dixon is on Army football’s poster

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

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

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

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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