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South Kitsap hires alum to coach softball

Here’s the release from the district:

The South Kitsap School District Athletics Department would like to congratulate and welcome Mindi Outhwaite as the new head coach for Fastpitch.

Mindi Outhwaite played for the South Kitsap varsity fastpitch team from 1996-1998. Following high school, she received scholarships from Limestone College in South Carolina and Seattle University. She played as starting pitcher for both schools and completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing at Seattle University. She served as coach for a 16U Sidewinder team and at Mount Rainer High School.

“I have since been busy with my nursing career and enjoying time with my husband and our three boys. I am very thankful for this opportunity to come back and coach at my alma mater. I’m looking forward to a great season with the 2015 South Kitsap Fastpitch team,” stated Outhwaite. “I believe the success of our team will be based on preparation, teamwork and fun!”

Fastpitch is a spring sport open to all 9th – 12th grade girls, sign-ups are in progress and try-outs will begin on March 2, 2015. If you have any questions, please contact the Athletics Office at 360-874-5731.

No locals favored at state boys swim/dive meet

If there will be champion from Kitsap county at the boys state swimming and diving meet later this week, it will be an upset.

Bainbridge’s CJ Waite is the top local qualifier in the Class 3A meet. Waite, a senior, is seeded third in the 100-yard breaststroke at the King County Aquatic Center. Friday’s prelims are at 9:45 a.m.

The 4A prelims are at 2:30 and the 2A starts at 6:15 p.m. Saturday’s finals are at 10 a.m., 2:30 and 6:30 p.m., respectively.

Looking across the Hood Canal bridge, John Macias of Port Angeles has West Sound’s best chance of not only winning one, but two state titles in 2A. Macias is the top seed in the 100 backstroke in 53.17 seconds. He’s seeded second in the 100 freestyle in 48.71, just behind Eric Olsen of Anacortes in 48.37. The Roughriders 400 free relay is seeded second.

Here’s a look at who qualified from West Sound:

Class 3A: Bainbridge, Parker Bushey (200 free, 100 free), Henry Bacon (200 free), Gabe Emert (diving), Dylan Garthwaite (diving), David Jenkins (100 fly), James Bullock (500 free), Sam Alpaugh (100 back), CJ Waite (100 breast), 200 medley relay, 200 free relay, 400 free relay.

Class 4A: South Kitsap, Dylan Macabitas (100 back), Yoshi Iwakawa (100 breast), 200 medley relay.

Class 2A: Bremerton, Nathan Rubie (200 IM, 100 fly), 200 medley relay, 400 free relay; Kingston, Quincy Walker (200 IM, 100 back), Hunter Parini (50 free, 100 free), Nolan Platz (100 breast), 200 medley relay, 400 free relay; Klahowya, Isaiah Snow (50 free, 100 free), North Kitsap, Thor Breitbarth (100 fly), 200 medley relay, 200 free relay, 400 free relay; Olympic, Erik Hirt (200 free), Ziven Meyer (100 free, 100 back), 200 medley relay, 400 free relay; Port Angeles, Milo Atwater (200 free, 500 free), Karsten Hertzog (200 free, 500 free), Tristin Butler (200 IM, 500 free), Jay Liang (200 IM, 100 breast), Wei-Yan Fu (50 free, 100 fly), Lucas DeFrang (diving), Vincent Ioffrida (diving), John Macias (100 free, 100 back), 200 medley relay, 200 free relay, 400 free relay; Sequim, Eric Prosser (100 back).

Taking a look at girls basketball & the playoffs

There are some local girls basketball teams that know where they are headed and others are in limbo.

I’m here to help you sort it all out.

I’m going to begin with Olympic as the Trojans have started down their playoff road on the easiest of paths under coach Laurie Shaw. That’s not to say the opponents are easy, none are at this point, but Oly is getting the job done the best way it can in order to save some energy for regionals and hopefully state. The Trojans (17-4) won their first two games at the Class 2A West Central District — beating Washington handily at home 59-37 and then holding off Franklin Pierce 50-43 Friday night. This is the fifth straight year under Shaw the Trojans will head to regionals and by far their best effort. It’s never easy for a team to come through in the clutch, but they’ve done it. Oly has put together nine wins in a row. Against Franklin, Katie Campana lit up the Cardinals, scoring 14 of her 19 points in the first half. When Campana was shut down in the second half, Olivia Williams stepped up and scored 15 of her 17. She also had 12 rebounds.

So now Olympic will play in the district semifinals on Wednesday at 6 p.m. against the Sammamish Totems (11-10) at Bellarmine Prep HS. If Oly wins they will face the winner of the Liberty/White River game. White River would be a heckuva matchup for anyone as the Hornets are ranked No. 3 in the Associated Press statewide poll. They beat North Kitsap 61-31 thanks to 6-foot-1 Kendall Bird (21 points, 15 rebounds) and 6-2 Darian Gore. But, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. The Totems are in the semifinals for a reason and no team should be considered weak at this point.

Speaking of North Kitsap, the Vikings made a solid late-season push to get into district and a lot of kudos go to Penny Gienger and her coaching staff as well as senior Rebekah Baugh, junior Molly Lemmon and freshman Olivia Selembo. Selembo has shown flashes of what’s to come and the Vikings won’t be depleted offensively once Baugh moves on to St. Martin’s in the fall. NK had won five straight (including a narrow loss to Olympic) before running against the buzz saw that is White River. The Vikings (12-8) will have a chance to prove their mettle on Monday as a string of local teams face loser-out games. North takes on Renton from the Seamount (historically not a strong league) at 1 p.m. at Wilson High School. If the Viks win, they play another loser-out game (versus either Washington or Fife) at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The Kingston Buccaneers lost a big chunk of their playoff pie when senior post Drew Clark went down a few weeks ago with a season-ending ACL injury. Clark will eventually need surgery, but the UPS-signee was the cog that was driving the Bucs toward what looked like an Olympic League title and a deep playoff run. But Kingston hasn’t quit. No way. The Bucs (17-4) still have the dazzling guard play from Aileen Kaye and Kaitlin Carper, and 6-0 junior center Lily Eckert has really stepped up to fill the void in the middle left by Clark. Kingston won its loser-out game Friday against Foster and now plays Franklin Pierce at 4:30 p.m. at Wilson HS on Monday in another loser-out contest. The Bucs would need another win (they could face Sequim or River Ridge) before moving into the fifth-sixth seeding game on Feb. 21.

It would still be a remarkable story for Kingston if they were to go to regionals and one that their fans and the team won’t soon forget.

Now let’s move on to the bigger schools.

Like North, 3A Central Kitsap ran into a tough opponent in Sumner, which beat the Cougars 50-39. Sumner’s Jamie Lange had 31 points and reportedly more than 20 rebounds. That loss puts CK (18-4) into the elimination portion of the bracket and it will play Hazen at 1 p.m. Monday at Franklin Pierce HS. Taylor Krouse poured in 18 points for CK in the loss. It’s been a great first-season for coach Nikki Nelson as the Cougars have great guard play from Krouse and cousin Maddie White as well as Olivia Krog, Starr Rodenhurst and Vanessa Davies.

In the largest classification, 4A, the South Kitsap Wolves had a poor-shooting night against Curtis which looked like a team the Wolves could beat. But as the game wore on and the Vikings stuck with their full-court press it just never materialized for South, which lost 40-36 in the WCD. South (11-9) will play a loser-out game against Timberline at 1 p.m. Monday at Stadium HS. If SK wins, they’d face either Tahoma or Kentridge in another loser-out game.

Speaking of regionals, the host sites in District 3 are Kent Meridian, Mount Tahoma, Puyallup, Renton and Rogers. Those sites are better for local teams who can garner a top seed, but, the regional draw doesn’t happen until Feb. 21 and there’s no guarantee a local team will wind up anywhere close to here. Remember, Olympic has traveled to either Skagit or Whatcom counties while Crosspoint has headed south to Cowlitz county.

And speaking of Crosspoint, the Warriors are riding a 13-game winning streak — the best of any local team. Crosspoint (19-3) opens Tri-District 1A play Tuesday at Mount Vernon Christian at 6 p.m. An opponent has yet to-be-determined. Post Cailyn Cattell, one of several local players headed off to play in college next season, is nursing a sore ankle and was limping noticeably in the Warriors game against Evergreen Lutheran earlier last week. But she gutted through the Sea-Tac League championship game to help the Warriors win their sixth title under coach Bryan Hanley. Crosspoint has also been without guard Holly Bandara due to a sore hamstring, but it sounds like she might be back in time for district. With a win on Tuesday the Warriors would play Thursday in the district semis.

So there you have it. A rundown on our girls teams that are still alive and kicking as the basketball season builds toward the state tournament.

I’ll be back to update the different scenarios later this week.

SK’s Macabitas leads backstroke after WCD 4A prelims

South Kitsap sophomore Dylan Macabitas holds the lead in the 100-yard backstroke after the preliminaries of the West Central District swimming and diving 4A meet at Curtis High School Friday.

Macabitas finished with a time of 55.54 seconds, topping the 56.75 by Dan Melin of Curtis. Saturday’s finals are at 4:30 p.m. Macabitas is also seeded seventh in the 200 individual medley in 2:07.61.

Girls basketball leaders

Here’s this week’s leaders ….

Girls Basketball

Scoring

Name, team GP Avg.

Rebekah Baugh, NK 18 19.1

Izzy Severns, Kla 16 15.8

Olivia Williams, Oly 18 15.4

Taylor Krouse, CK 18 15.2

Mikaela Shumaker, NM 19 14.3

Cailyn Cattell, CPA 16 14.1

Maddie White, CK 18 13.4

Desere’e Doty, CPA 14 13.0

Kaylee Yergeau, SK 17 11.6

Holly Bandara, CPA 16 11.6

Katie Campana, Oly 18 11.1

Michaela Derda, Brem 19 11.1

Taylor Tye, Bain 18 11.1

Olivia Selembo, NK 18 10.6

Starr Rodenhurst, CK 16 10.6

Brianna Shafer, SK 17 10.3

Paige Brigham, Bain 17 9.4

Nizhoni Wheeler, PA 19 8.9

Quincy Satran, NM 18 8.5

Alycia Heriford, Brem 14 7.9

Molly Lemmon, NK 18 7.4

Katie Usellis, Bain 18 7.4

Danielle Monzon, Oly 18 7.3

Hayley Baxley, PA 19 6.8

Katie Thorsen, CK 16 6.7

Libby Borgonia, SK 17 6.4

MaryBeth Bray, SK 17 6.1

Rebounds

Name, team GP Avg.

Kailie Nation, CPA 16 13.3

Madison Sturgeon, Kla 13 10.4

Mikaela Shumaker, NM 19 10.1

Cailyn Cattell, CPA 16 9.0

Olivia Williams, Oly 18 8.9

Brianna Shafer, SK 17 8.2

Dani Willey, NM 15 8.0

Molly Lemmon, NK 18 7.6

Nizhoni Wheeler, PA 19 7.6

Liz Lamoureux, Brem 19 7.0

Kaylee Yergeau, SK 17 6.5

Michaela Derda, Brem 19 6.5

Maddie White, CK 18 6.5

Mackenzie Paige, CK 18 6.3

Katie Campana, Oly 18 6.1

Rebekah Baugh, NK 18 5.9

Katie Usellis, Bain 18 5.6

Desere’e Doty, CPA 14 5.4

Alycia Heriford, Brem 14 5.2

Katie Thorsen, CK 16 5.2

MaryBeth Bray, SK 17 5.1

Sydney Garrett, NM 19 5.1

Emily Johnson, PA 17 5.1

Assists

Name, team GP Avg.

Taylor Krouse, CK 18 5.4

Paige Brigham, Bain 17 4.6

Maddie Boe, PA 19 4.3

Desere’e Doty, CPA 14 4.0

Maddie White, CK 18 4.0

Libby Borgonia, SK 17 3.8

Olivia Selembo, NK 18 3.7

Olivia Williams, Oly 18 3.7

Cailyn Cattell, CPA 16 3.5

Sydney Garrett, NM 19 3.4

Mikaela Shumaker, NM 19 3.2

Starr Rodenhurst, CK 18 2.9

Danielle Monzon, Oly 18 2.8

Brianna Shafer, SK 17 2.4

Madison Sturgeon, Kla 13 2.2

Katie Campana, Oly 18 2.2

MaryBeth Bray, SK 17 2.1

Rebekah Baugh, NK 18 2.0

Izzy Severns, Kla 16 2.0

Steals

Name, team GP Avg.

Mikaela Shumaker, NM 19 6.0

Maddie White, CK 18 6.0

Izzy Severns, Kla 16 4.8

Desere’e Doty, CPA 14 4.2

Maddie Boe, PA 19 4.2

Cailyn Cattell, CPA 16 3.8

Sydney Garrett, NM 19 3.7

Madison Sturgeon, Kla 13 2.8

Katie Campana, Oly 18 2.8

Emily Johnson, PA 17 2.8

Olivia Williams, Oly 18 2.7

Libby Borgonia, SK 17 2.6

Danielle Monzon, Oly 18 2.6

Rebekah Baugh, NK 18 2.4

Nizhoni Wheeler, PA 19 2.4

Alycia Heriford, Brem 14 2.3

Starr Rodenhurst, CK 18 2.3

Olivia Selembo, NK 18 2.2

MaryBeth Bray, SK 17 2.2

Taylor Krouse, CK 18 2.1

Quincy Satran, NM 18 2.0

WCD 4A/3A swimming & diving meet starts Thursday

The West Central District 4A and 3A swimming and diving meet begins Thursday at Curtis High School with diving prelims and finals at 4 p.m. Swimming prelims are Friday at 4:30 p.m. with finals Saturday at 4:30 p.m.

South Kitsap sophomore Dylan Macabitas is the top seed in the 100-yard backstroke. Macabitas is also seeded third heading into the 200 individual medley in 2:06.08. Also seeded third for SK is junior Yoshi Iwakawa in the 100 breaststroke in 1:01.86.

In diving, Jason Gleason is ranked No. 2 with 355.95 points, trailing top seed Nathan DaDalto of Mount Rainier, 384.25.

The top six placers will automatically qualify for the state meet, which is Feb. 20-21 at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.

Narrows League basketball playoff scenarios

With one game remaining for the Narrows League 4A basketball teams (and two games left for the Narrows 3A teams), here is what we know for South Kitsap and Central Kitsap and the Wolves and Cougars eye the postseason.

South Kitsap boys: The Wolves had a big win Tuesday, edging Olympia 48-46. The Wolves improved to 4-7 in the 4A division with a game Thursday at home against Bellarmine. SK is in fifth place and five teams go to districts, so if the Wolves beat Bellarmine, they advance. Now if SK loses, the Wolves fall into a fifth-place tie with Yelm, and Olympia could also move into a tie for fifth with a win Thursday. Obviously SK wants to win Thursday to avoid any sort of tiebreaker scenarios.

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South Kitsap trio wins NW swimming/diving titles

South Kitsap’s Dylan Macabitas claimed two titles, the 200-yard individual medley and the 100 backstroke, at the Narrows League swimming championships Friday. Macabitas, a sophomore, won the IM in a time of 2 minutes, 6.68 seconds. He finished the backstroke in 55.75 seconds.
Junior Yoshi Iwakawa won the 100 breaststroke in 1:02.79.
Teammate Jason Gleason won the 1-meter diving title with a final score of 355.95.

The Wolves finished third in the team standings with 208 points. Central Kitsap was sixth (63).

SK pair top seeds in Narrows League swimming championships

South Kitsap sophomore Dylan Macabitas is the No. 1 seed in two events heading into the Narrows League 4A swimming championship Friday at Mount Tahoma. Macabitas has a seeding time of 2 minutes, 8.28 seconds in the 200-yard individual medley and 55.29 seconds in 100 backstroke. The meet begins at 4:15 p.m.
South junior Yoshi Iwakawa has the top time in the 100 breaststroke in 1:02.15. The Wolves’ 200 medley relay is seeded third in 1:45.53 while the 200 free relay is seeded eighth and the 400 free relay is seeded 10th. Central Kitsap’s 400 free relay is seeded eighth.