Category Archives: South Kitsap

SK’s Macabitas top seed in WCD 4A swimming this weekend

South Kitsap juniors Dylan Macabitas and Jason Gleason are both eyeing district titles later this week.

Macabitas is seeded first in the 100-yard backstroke in 54.30 seconds for the West Central District meet, Friday and Saturday at Curtis High School in Tacoma. Macabitas has already qualified for state. He’s also seeded second in the 200 freestyle.

Diver Gleason is seeded second in the 1-meter, and has also qualified for state. The state meet is Feb. 19-20 at KCAC in Federal Way.

The top six times in each event will allocate to state even if a state time isn’t met. Right now, SK’s 200 medley relay and 200 free relays are seeded sixth according to the psych sheets.


South Kitsap baseball trio headed to Olympic College

South Kitsap senior baseball players Daniel Tomkiewicz, Jack Shaffer and Alec Johnson will get to begin their collegiate careers together.
The trio of Wolves are headed to Olympic College after recently signing with the Rangers for the 2017 season.
Tomkiewicz pitched 11 2/3 innings and had nine at-bats on the varsity team in 2015.
“We expect Dan to be one of our guys on the mound this spring and be competing in the infield and outfield,” South Kitsap coach Marcus Logue said. “Phenomenal student in the classroom … and an even better human being.”
Johnson served as the No. 2 varsity catcher last season. He’ll compete for time behind the plate this spring and could see time as a pitcher and utility player.
“No one’s more focused and hardworking in the off-season to perform at a high level this spring,” Logue said.
Shaffer, an outfielder, played one varsity game last season and is battling back from an injury.
“He is one of the hardest working guys in our program and a leader,” Logue said. “He has pushed many of our underclassmen this off-season and proves to be an inspiration for our players.”
The signings are a sign of the quality depth in South Kitsap’s baseball program, which captured its fourth state title last spring.
“Every day there is a high level of competition at our practices and meetings,” Logue said. “Dan, Alec and Jack are the type of players that work tirelessly for our program and their teammates.”
A look at South Kitsap’s roster reveals plenty of college-bound talent. Sophomore outfielder Dusty Garcia committed to UW last season, while senior pitcher Lucas Knowles is a preferred walk-on with the Huskies. Other players receiving interest include seniors Tanner Seaton, Hunter Riley, Bryce Wolfe and Austin Hackman, junior Nathaniel Rowan and sophomores Alex Garcia and Drew Worden.

More West Sound swimmers make state times

The list of West Sound swimmers who have made the cut times for their respective state boys swimming meet (4A/3A/2A) is growing.

The list also includes South Kitsap junior diver Jason Gleason. Gleason scored a 371 in his latest 11-dive qualifying meet last week.

It should be noted that the majority of West Sound’s swimmers are freshmen (nine), with just two sophomores, three juniors, and two seniors.

The state meet is Feb. 19-20 at the King County Aquatics Center in Federal Way.

Here’s this week’s rankings as reported to the WISCA site;

Class 4A

200 freestyle—Dylan Macabitas, SK, 1:48.63

100 backstroke—Dylan Macabitas, SK, 54.63

1-meter diving—Jason Gleason, SK, 371.7

Class 3A

200 medley relay—Bainbridge 1:38.79*

200 freestyle—Garrett Waite, Bain, 1:49.72

200 IM—Garrett Waite, Bain, 1:59.68; Kevin Houseman, Bain, 2:01.39.

50 freestyle—Makai Ingalls, Bain, 22.21

100 butterfly—Garrett Waite, Bain, 53.87; Makai Ingalls, Bain, 53.92.

100 freestyle—Makai Ingalls, Bain, 48.81; Garrett Waite, Bain, 49.19.

500 freestyle—Jem Bullock, Bain, 4:58.85

200 freestyle relay—Bainbridge 1:30.24

100 backstroke—Makai Ingalls, Bain, 54.88; Garrett Waite, Bain, 54.91; Sam Alpaugh, Bain, 55.70; Kevin Houseman, Bain, 55.96.

100 breaststroke—Kevin Houseman, Bain, 1:00.66; Aron Markow, Bain, 1:02.05.

400 freestyle relay—Bainbridge 3:18.72

Class 2A

200 medley relay—Kingston 1:45.16

200 freestyle—Ross Burchell, Oly, 1:50.79; Mason Heaman, Kla, 1:51.34; Tristin Butler, PA, 1:51.66; Ethan Fox, King, 1:51.97.

200 IM—Ethan Fox, King, 2:03.34; Tim Gallagher, King, 2:05.15; Tristin Butler, PA, 2:05.41; Ross Burchell, Oly, 2:06.43; Nathan Ramey, NK, 2:08.27; Nathan Rubie, Brem, 2:09.48.

100 butterfly—Nathan Rubie, Brem, 54.70; Tristan Butler, PA, 57.00; Mason Heaman, Kla, 57.27; Thor Breitbarth, NK, 57.27; Tim Gallagher, King, 57.33; Wei-Fan Yu, PA, 57.48.

100 freestyle—Thor Breitbarth, NK, 50.65; Quincy Walker, King, 50.77; Ethan Fox, King, 50.82; Mason Heaman, Kla, 50.88.

500 freestyle—Ross Burchell, Oly, 5:01.83; Ethan Fox, King, 5:05.37; Nathan Ramey, NK, 5:05.38; Tim Gallagher, King, 5:06.18; Tristin Butler, PA, 5:08.20; Mason Heaman, Kla, 5:08.42; Cameron Butler, PA, 5:12.75.

200 free relay—Kingston 1:35.01

100 backstroke—Tim Gallagher, King, 57.01; Ethan Fox, King, 58.74; Quincy Walker, King, 58.82; Nathan Rubie, Brem, 59.67; Mason Heaman, Kla, 59.70.

100 breaststroke—Ethan Fox, King, 1:03.64; Nathan Ramey, NK, 1:05.67;

400 freestyle relay—Kingston 3:30.39

*top time in state as reported to WISCA

South Kitsap headed to South Puget Sound League

Athletic director Ed Santos said Wednesday South Kitsap has joined the South Puget Sound League.
SK applied to the SPSL last week and was originally denied. The West Central District overturned the denial Monday.
SK quickly decided to join.
“We really didn’t have any other option,” Santos said.
The Narrows League 4A was left with just three 4A schools — SK, Bellarmine Prep and Olympia — as many members dropped down to 3A. All three schools will join the SPSL along with Curtis, Puyallup, Emerald Ridge, Rogers, Graham-Kapowsin and Sumner.
The SPSL is currently a 17-team, three-division league, but many of those schools are leaving to join the North Puget Sound League, which is re-incarnating after going dark in 1990.
These new leagues go into effect in September and will be in place for the next four years.
South has been in the Narrows League since it formed in 1979 (Port Angeles and Bremerton were also original members). The Narrows League could still exist as a 3A league as Central Kitsap, four Tacoma schools (Stadium, Wilson, Lincoln and Mount Tahoma), Shelton and possibly Capital could keep it going. Those schools are still weighing their options. All but Capital were turned down by the SPSL 3A.
CK athletic director Bill Baxter said Tuesday he planned to appeal the denial to keep the SPSL option open.
Many of the dominoes will fall into place now that the deadline to decide if a school will opt up was Wednesday at 4 p.m. Once schools are set in a classification, leagues can start to form.

South Kitsap seems bound for South Puget Sound League

South Kitsap is a charter member of the Narrows League and has been a member since 1979.
Next year it seems likely they’ll end up in the South Puget Sound League 4A. They were denied entry last week, but the West Central District denied that denial Monday, according to this report from our friends at the Tacoma News Tribune. The pieces of that league are still falling into place.
Central Kitsap was also denied by the SPSL last week as they were seeking entry into the 3A league. Their appeal hasn’t been heard yet.

South Puget Sound League denies South, Central

South Kitsap and Central Kitsap applied this week to join the South Puget Sound League.
Both applications were denied Friday.
South Kitsap athletic director Ed Santos said he plans to appeal to the West Central District.
No word yet on what Central Kitsap’s plans are.
The SPSL also rejected four Tacoma school and Olympia, which you can read about here.

Reclassification heats up, Narrows’ future dims

South Kitsap athletic director Ed Santos said Wednesday was a “moving and shaking kind of day” in terms of reclassification.
Ten schools opted up to the 4A classification. That was likely bad news for the future of the Narrows League 4A. Only four 4A schools remain for the league: South Kitsap, Bellarmine Prep, Olympia and Timberline. Timberline sits as the smallest school in the classification and the next school that opts up puts Timberline in 3A (which apparently will happen as Woodinville and Mount Si are ready to move up).
“There’s not a whole lot of options,” said Santos, who is part of the league’s realignment committee.
It seems the only option would be for the remaining schools to join the South Puget Sound League.
Santos said even that has some complications. He’s hearing the rebirth of the North Puget Sound League is imminent with the Kent, Federal Way and Auburn schools (who’ve all opted-up to 4A) joining Mount Rainier and possibly Kennedy Catholic (which would have to opt up to 4A instead of 3A).
That would leave eight schools in the SPSL 4A and possibly three more with the Narrows schools. Eleven schools aren’t ideal for a league to schedule (it leaves 10 league games for football (with nine games) and 20 for sports where you play everybody twice such basketball and baseball) but at least it’s a league.
“It’s a little crazy now,” Santos said. “We’re not sure what’s going on.”
What about the Narrows League 3A?
That is also up in the air. Gig Harbor is apparently staying 3A and exploring the SPSL 3A where district rival Peninsula plays. The Tacoma schools (Stadium, Wilson, Mount Tahoma, Lincoln) are also exploring the SPSL 3A. Foss will be a 2A schools and going for the SPSL 2A.
Central Kitsap athletic director Bill Baxter said he applied to the SPSL on Monday.
He’s still hoping to keep the Narrows 3A alive and could do it with CK, Gig, Yelm, Timberline, North Thurston, Shelton and one or two other schools.
“My hope is we get seven, eight schools that want to fit together,” Baxter said.

The Olympic League seems as it will remain the same with two divisions. Klahowya will remain at 1A and along s Coupeville wants to return (and I hear it will), it should stay.

Schools have to decide if they want to opt up by Jan. 13. Once the numbers are set, leagues have a better idea what they will do.

Second half of girls hoops season starts now

UnknownAs we start off the second-half of the girls basketball season I thought I’d take a look at some upcoming games that seem to be interesting for our local teams — at least on paper.

First up is Narrows League. In 4A, the Olympia Bears (7-3, 3-0) head to Port Orchard to face the South Kitsap Wolves (7-2, 2-1) at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The Bears are led by senior guards Jenna Randich and Moriah Luthy and senior forward Sophie Wood. They have a couple 6-footers, junior center Lilly Anne Landers and freshman post Emily Church, but it appears the ball goes through Randich’s hands first.

South Kitsap is buoyed by senior guard Libby Borgonia, a definite playmaker and returning all-leaguer, Vanessa Davis, a 5-9 senior guard and Amanda Lind, a  6-1 post. It will be interesting to see if SK coach Mike Allen puts Lind or Davis on Randich. Maybe both?

We’ll find out Wednesday, and I’ll be there to see it.

In 3A Narrows, Central Kitsap (5-4, 2-1) heads to Tacoma to play Mount Tahoma (2-5, 1-3), also Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Bainbridge (0-2, 1-5) is at 0-5 Franklin in Seattle (0-9 overall) in a 3A Metro League game Wednesday as well. The Spartans will be looking to pick up its first league win. It’s a little early to talk about it, but there are nine berths into the SeaKing District tourney next month, and if Bainbridge wants to go those Spartans need to start winning.

In the Olympic League 2A, a good early season contest revisits what turned out to be last year’s league title game. Kingston heads to Olympic Friday at 7 p.m. That game last year was a humdinger. Lots of changes for both teams this go around, but I suspect that the 2016 version will be just as good. I’ll be there too.

Other notable games this week include North Mason at Bremerton (NM looking to get first win, but I suspect the Knights will win this one), South Kitsap at Gig Harbor and Capital at CK.

I’ll check back next week with a rundown of more games.

South Kitsap third, Olympic fifth at Pac Coast

Led by Brandon Forster’s win at 138 pounds, South Kitsap took third at the elite Pacific Coast Wrestling Championships on Saturday in Vancouver.
Forster beat Michael Abeyta of McMinnville, Oregon, in the finals 6-4.
Union of Vancouver won the team title with 173 points. SK had 163. Olympic was fifth at 133.
Sebastian Robles took third at 132 pounds for SK.
Olympic’s Geordyn Shinard was second at 195 pounds. He lost to Spencer Shultz of Edmonds-Woodway 3-2.
Central Kitsap’s Calvin Fischer was second for the second consecutive year. He was pinned in the 170-pound by Trey Meyer of East Valley of Spokane. He was second at 160 pounds last year.
You can see complete results here.

Kingston girls hoops hosting holiday tourney

For the first time under head coach Gail Wicklein, the Kingston girls basketball team is hosting a holiday tournament.

BucHead456x321The Battle of the Cove will be Monday and include Providence High School of Burbank, California, Olympia, Renton, Blanchet, Sedro-Woolley and of course Kingston. Blanchet, which is ranked No. 5, beat highly-regarded and sixth-ranked Wilson on Tuesday, 62-56. Providence plays in the Liberty League of the California Southern Section Division 5AA. For those that don’t know, because California is so big it would be nearly impossible to hold an all-state tournament of any kind, so the state is broken up into sections.

Here’s the schedule for the three-day tourney;

Monday—Providence vs. Renton, 2:30 p.m. Olympia vs. Blanchet, 4:15 p.m.; Olympia JV vs. Kingston JV, 6 p.m.; Kingston vs. Sedro-Woolley, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday—Providence vs. Blanchet, 2:30 p.m. Olympia JV vs. Blanchet JV, 4:45 p.m. Olympia vs. Kingston, 6 p.m.; Sedro-Woolley vs. Renton, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday—Sedro-Woolley vs. Providence, 9 a.m.; Blanchet JV vs. Kingston JV, 10:45 a.m.; Kingston vs. Providence, 12:30 p.m.; Blanchet vs. Renton, 2:15 p.m.

Port Townsend is holding its annual Crush in the Slush. Teams include Maple Ridge, B.C., Canada, Nooksack Valley, Lakewood, Squalicum, Neah Bay, Bellingham, Life Christian (to be determined), Aussie Travelers and Port Townsend.

Here’s the schedule for the two-day tournament;

Monday—Port Townsend vs. Aussie Travelers (girls), 9 a.m.; Maple Ridge, B.C. vs. Nooksack Valley (boys), 10:45 a.m.; Nooksack Valley vs. Life Christian (girls), 12:30 p.m.; Lakewood vs. Squalicum (girls), 2:15 p.m.; Neah Bay vs. Bellingham (girls) 4 p.m.; Neah Bay vs. Port Townend (boys) 5:45 p.m.; Seattle Christian vs. Bellingham (boys), 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday—Aussie Travelers vs. Nooksack Valley (girls), 9 a.m.; Nooksack Valley vs. Neah Bay (boys) 10:45 a.m.; Squalicum vs. Neah Bay (girls), 12:30 p.m.; Bellingham vs. Maple Ridge, B.C. (boys), 2:15 p.m.; Bellingham vs. Lakewood (girls), 4 p.m.; Life Christian vs. Port Townsend (girls), 5:45 p.m.; Port Townsend vs. Seattle Christian (boys), 7:30 p.m.

A couple local teams are also headed out of town. South Kitsap will be at the Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Invitational Holiday Classic both days; Central Kitsap is headed to the Auburn Riverside Holiday Classic for both boys (vs. Auburn Riverside, 7 p.m.) and girls (vs. Holy Names, 2 p.m.). Bremerton girls will be at the Sentinel Classic in Spanaway Lake while Olympic hosts West Seattle and Port Angeles is at Anacortes.