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CK girls welcome new swim coach and other water-friendly notes

Patrick McKenzie isn’t new to the pool deck, but he is in his first season coaching girls swimming at Central Kitsap.

The former Denver-area high school and club swimmer, turned somewhat-water-polo collegian at the University of Denver took over the Cougars’ boys team last year after the departure of Mari Guarliardo.

He’ll now be patrolling the deck at Olympic during practice for the Cougars and league meets in the 3A Sound Sound Conference. It was senior Grace Smith’s mom, Helen, that told McKenzie about the open position and he said he was excited to take over and make the program great again. You can read more about CK and all our local swim teams in our team-by-team previews, as well as our feature story on Klahowya’s Kira Crane who is looking to win her first state championship.

McKenzie moved to the area so his wife, Margaret (Briggs) McKenzie, a 1999 South Kitsap graduate, could receive brain cancer treatment and be closer to family. Happily, she is doing very well and the couple has two small children.

Bainbridge welcomes Bullock

CK isn’t the only area swim team to welcome a new coach.

Sarah Bullock, a Bainbridge Masters swimmer, took over for long-time coach Greg Colby who resigned and moved to Boise, Idaho, after 24 years guiding the Spartans that included top four finishes at the state meet, and as Bullock said, “a lasting legacy as a team (and) culture of hard work, dedication,  togetherness, and fun, all the ingredients for success. ”

No board for you NK

North Kitsap won’t be getting a diving board any time soon, unfortunately for the program.

NK coach Greg Braun said the school was interested in purchasing a diving board, however the manufacturer determined the pool was six inches to shallow and wouldn’t sell them a board.

“Without a diving program, it makes it more of a challenge to compete with programs that do have diving,” he said.

Week 2 high school football scores

fullsizerenderClick here for the high school game of the week — North Kitsap at Central Kitsap.

Scores

 North Kitsap 34, at Central Kitsap 13, Final: After a scoreless first quarter, the Vikings took a 7-0 lead before CK scored and failed to convert the run conversion. Check out the game story here.

At Klahowya 28, North Mason 6, Final: Gabe Wallis scores on a two-yard run on the last play before the half for the Eagles to give them the early lead. Read about this game, as well as Kingston’s and Olympic/Bainbridge in our football roundup.

Sumner 56, at South Kitsap 15, Final: Jeffrey Williams scored on a 10-yard run for South Kitsap in the first quarter. You can read the full game story here.

Olympic 19, at Bainbridge 7, Final

Shorecrest 21, at Kingston 7, Final

At Wilson 41, Bremerton 12, Final: After a safety, the Knights Javonn Stoudermire scores on a 56-yard touchdown late in the fourth.

Chimacum at South Whidbey: No score reported

Montesano 66, at Sequim 34, Final: Carson Klinger has five rushing touchdowns for Montesano

Thursday: Port Townsend 35, Port Angeles 0

Early season volleyball news and notes

It can be hard to tell in these first few games just how a team will play out the season, but I had a feeling about South Kitsap. Based on who the Wolves had coming back, good coaching — which they have in C.J. Scott — and unmistakable talent in libero Tia Lawrence South is my dark horse to make the playoffs and could very well — with some luck — make state.

I kind of judge all teams on how well they play against Kitsap’s best team, North Kitsap, and the Wolves beat the Vikings 24-22, 25-20, 23-25, 26-24 in a non-league match Thursday. Now I know SK (2-0) plays in the 4A classification and NK in 2A, but honestly that doesn’t matter considering how good the Vikings (1-1) have been under Tim French.

South Kitsap was down 21-14 in the final game before coming back to win it. Lawrence, an All-Narrows second team nominee last year who had 31 digs, certainly impressed NK’s French.

“There were balls that were normally points for sure (that Lawrence dug),” he said. “It was fun to watch her actually. There was nothing too good for her. Teams where Bri (Duchemin) just crushes it and (Tia’s) like, ‘OK. I got that.’ Their whole team played really good defense.”

High praise indeed.

Also, CK opened South Sound Conference play with a loss to Gig Harbor on Thursday. Game scores were 25-20, 25-17, 25-13. Katie Downey led CK with nine assists, Lily Campbell had 11 digs and Courtney Anderson added five kills.

Upcoming games to watch: Olympic travels to Sequim on Tuesday in an early season duel between two teams that will be contending for the playoffs. … Central Kitsap heads to Yelm for a South Sound Conference match. Familiar opponent in new league, but likely results won’t change as CK should win this one. … Wednesday Bainbridge hosts Ingraham in Metro League play. Good early test for the Spartans. North Kitsap is back in action against Bremerton. The Knights finished second in the OL2A, right behind the Vikings.

Coach Kim Renken's Klahowya Volleyball team returns a core of seniors for the Eagles. They are, from left, Jessica Carlson, Nicole Mills, Ashley Sharp, Madison Jones and joining them for the season is foreign exchange student Sarah Irgen Thorsesen.
Coach Kim Renken’s Klahowya Volleyball team returns a core of seniors for the Eagles. They are, from left, Jessica Carlson, Nicole Mills, Ashley Sharp, Madison Jones and joining them for the season is foreign exchange student Sarah Irgen Thorsesen.

Also, be sure to read our season preview in Wednesday’s edition as I take a look at the two-time Olympic League 1A champion Klahowya Eagles. The previews also includes our team-by-team previews and players to watch.

Week 1 high school football scores

Klahowya and Bremerton battled to kick off Week 1 of high school football.
Klahowya and Bremerton battled to kick off Week 1 of high school football.

Click here for the kitsapsun.com Game of the Week — Klahowya at Bremerton.

SCORES

Bremerton 27, Klahowya 24: Final

Highlights: The teams traded first quarter touchdowns before the defenses stiffened up. Klahowya recovers a fumble in the end zone in the fourth quarter to take the lead.

Central Kitsap 23, Olympic 7: Final

Highlights: DeAndre Sincere put Central Kitsap up 14-0 on Olympic on a 57-yard run in the second quarter.

North Kitsap 52,  Bainbridge 7: Final

Highlights: Zach Clark with a 10-yard TD reception for the game’s opening score. Vikings have taken advantage of five turnovers.

Shelton 49, North Mason 7: Final

Graham-Kapowsin 69, South Kitsap 38: Final

Sequim 27, Port Townsend 26: Final

Neah Bay 52, Chimacum 6: Final

Mount Tahoma 40, Port Angeles 0: Final

Sammamish 26, Kingston 18: Final

 

 

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.

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.

Five selected for All-State Baseball Series

Five West Sound baseball players were selected for the All-State Baseball Series this weekend in Yakima.

North Kitsap’s Kole Milyard, Bremerton’s Zane Zurbrugg and Anthony Amicangelo, Klahowya’s Jakob Wittig and North Mason’s Daulton Geyer were named to the series Sunday.

The five players were nominated from the 49th Senior All-Star Doubleheader that was played Friday at the Fairgrounds.