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South Kitsap seeking girls soccer coach

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

It happens every year. School is about to come to a close and before the summer hits, news of coaching vacancies hits.

South Kitsap athletic director Ed Santos said Thursday that girls soccer coach Julie Cain has stepped down after five seasons coaching the Wolves. Cain, who also spent one season coaching the boys team, has two young children with a third on the way.

South Kitsap finished 8-6-3 in the fall and lost in the Class 4A bi-district tournament to Federal Way.

 


South Kitsap’s VanAmen wins state discus title

Friday, May 30th, 2014

South Kitsap freshman Nolan VanAmen won the Class 4A state discus title on Friday.
His first throw, 160-10, was the winner.
Teammate Marcus Burk was fifth at 154-11.
VanAmen won the national junior title in the event last year.


SK baseball reaches 4A title game

Friday, May 30th, 2014

South Kitsap’s baseball team jumped on Wenatchee early and came away with a 10-0, six-inning win Friday in its Class 4A semifinal game at GESA Stadium in Pasco. The Wolves play either Puyallup or Woodinville in Saturday’s championship at 4 p.m.

Reaching the title game for a second consecutive year, South Kitsap scored two runs in the first inning and six more in the second against Wenatchee. Senior Logan Knowles started the game on the mound and went three innings, while junior Mac McCarty finished out the game. Both will be available to pitch in Saturday’s final.

McCarty finished 4-for-4 at the plate with two doubles. Hunter Riley ended the game with a two-RBI single in the sixth.

South Kitsap lost to Skyview 8-5 in last year’s championship.


Rain washes out first day of district softball

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Softball players and coaches wanted to play but the ever present Puget Sound rain had other ideas.

All district tournaments, the Class 4A West Central/Southwest Bi-District, and the 2A West Central District, were rained out Friday at their respective venues.

The tournaments have been moved back to a Saturday-Sunday schedule. All game times remain the same for the 4A tournament at Kent Service Ballfields and the 2A tournament at Sprinker Rec Center.

4A South Kitsap is scheduled to play Kentridge at 1 p.m. in Kent. In 2A, Kingston plays Lindbergh at 10 a.m in a loser-out game and Bremerton plays Steilacoom, also at 10 a.m. in a loser-out game.

North Mason athletic director and 2A district tournament manager Mark Swofford said he and the West Central District were talking about the possibility of rain causing a delay or postponement to the tournament. Swofford said there are many factors as to why teams do play on Sunday. That not always used to be the case.

“Part of the reason is you have teams from southwest Washington getting a hotel room, then you bring them back for a Monday morning … you just extend their stay,” he said.

The weather forecast is calling for the Puget Sound region on Saturday is calling for 30 percent chance of rain and a high of 64 degrees.


South Kitsap sweeps Narrows 4A baseball awards

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

South Kitsap swept the awards in the All-Narrows League 4A team. Tyler Ludlow was co-MVP. Mac McCarty was the top pitcher and Marcus Logue was the coach of the year.
Tyler Pinkerton, Hudson Kimble, Tanner Paulson and Logan Knowles joined them on the first team.

All-Narrows League 4A
MVPs—Tyler Ludlow, sr., South Kitsap; Jake Veith, sr., Stadium.
MVP pitcher—Mac McCarty, jr., South Kitsap.
Coach—Marcus Logue, South Kitsap.
FIrst team
P—Leif Hansen, sr., Olympia; Michael Toglia, so., Gig Harbor.
C—Tyler Pinkerton, sr., South Kitsap; Mark Sluys, sr., Gig Harbor.
Inf—Josh Christoffer, sr., Olympia; Justin Hinkle, so., Stadium, Hudson Kimble, jr., South Kitsap; Mason Selby, sr., Gig Harbor; Grant Sutton, jr., Gig Harbor.
OF—Logan Knowles, sr., South Kitsap; Tyler Mick, so., Stadium; Tanner Paulson, sr., South Kitsap; Evan Slate, jr., Central Kitsap; Brandon Thompson, sr., Bellarmine.
Utl—Justin Polzin, jr., Yelm.
DH—Caron Barnett, jr., Olympia.
Second team
P—Darious Cook, sr., Stadium; Griffin McCormick, so., Central Kitsap; Harry Stenberg, sr., Bellarmine.
C—Matt Gunn, sr., Stadium; Riley Paschal, sr., Central KItsap.
Inf—Sterling Brown, sr., Gig Harbor; Trace Florek, sr., Yelm; Hunter Riley, so., South Kitsap; Nick Roberts, so., Central Kitsap; Nolan Wiler, so., Central Kitsap.
OF—Josh Allen, sr., Olympia; Drew Barnett, sr., Gig Harbor; Conor Scanlan, sr., Gig Harbor; Brandon Thompson, fr., Yelm; Michael Van Orden, sr., Stadium; Kendal Yaegle, so., Central Kitsap.
Utl—Patrick Kaerstner, sr., Bellarmine; Jordan O’Conner, so., Stadium.
DH—Berent Onarheim, jr., Central Kitsap.
Honorable mention—South Kitsap, Cooper Canton jr., Conner Sharp. Central Kitsap, Christian Miller, jr., Collin Palau, jr., Chandler Manson, sr., Aki Buckson, so.


South Kitsap baseball moves up to No. 3 in state

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Here’s the latest poll, which has South Kitsap moved up to No. 3. They’re up from No. 7 in 4A.
Bainbridge stayed steady at No. 8 in the 3A.


Breaking down the baseball postseason

Monday, May 12th, 2014

The baseball playoffs hit high gear on Tuesday. Here’s what’s what:

Baseball playoffs at a glance
Class 4A
West Central/Southwest bi-district
Tuesday: No. 7 South Kitsap (17-4) vs. Tahoma (15-4) at Bellarmine Prep in Tacoma, 4 p.m.; Central Kitsap (9-12) vs. Federal Way (10-7), at Heritage Park in Puyallup, 7 p.m.
Notes: South Kitsap, the Narrows League champs, plays in a winner-to-regionals game. A win Tuesday put them in the district semifinals. A loss and they have to fight through the consolation bracket and win two to return to regionals. … Central Kitsap, which won five straight and battled back from being in last place all season, plays in a loser-out game and must come through the consolation bracket.
Class 3A
Metro League Tournament
Tuesday: No. 8 Bainbridge (16-2) vs. West Seattle (13-7) at Steve Cox Memorial Park in Seattle, 4 p.m.
Notes: Bainbridge is playing in the semifinals and another win puts them back in regionals for a second consecutive year. A win also puts them in Thursday’s league title game at 7 p.m. A loss means the Spartans return Wednesday for a 7 p.m. loser-out game.
Class 2A
West Central District
Tuesday: Orting (9-6) vs. Klahowya (12-7) at Kitsap Fairgrounds, 4 p.m.; Olympic (11-9) vs. Lindbergh (10-5) at Franklin Pierce High School in Tacoma, 5 p.m.
Wednesday: At Kitsap Fairgrounds, Klahowya/Orting winner vs. No. 5 White River (17-3), 4 p.m., Foster (11-10)/Franklin Pierce (9-1) winner vs. North Kitsap (12-7), 7 p.m. At Franklin Pierce, Tyee/Fife (13-6) winner vs. Sequim (12-7), 2:30 p.m. Olympic/Lindbergh winner vs. No. 1 Sumner (19-1), 5 p.m.
Notes: Tuesday’s games are loser out. Wednesday’s games are winner to regional. Wednesday’s losers are playing for one spot on Saturday at Franklin Pierce. Wednesday’s winners return for the district semifinals on Saturday at the Fairgrounds.


Bainbridge, SK creep up baseball poll

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

South Kitsap is seventh in the 4A, and Bainbridge is 8th in the 2A. You can see that poll here.


Familiar path for South Kitsap baseball?

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Last year, South Kitsap’s baseball team reached the Class 4A state championship game riding the strength of its rotation.
The Wolves (11-4) hope to do the same this year.
In South Kitsap’s 11 victories this year, the Wolves have allowed four or more runs only once. They’ve allowed two or fewer runs eight times, including three shutouts. Logan Knowles, Cooper Canton and Mac McCarty are the arms coach Marcus Logue plans to ride well into the playoffs.
“Pitching-wise, I feel really confident,” Logue said.
Logue said what is different about this year’s team is the lineup, which is mostly new outside of bashers Tyler Ludlow and Tyler Pinkerton. SK can still be inconsistent with the bats, but Logue feels Monday’s 8-1 win over Central Kitsap might be a turning point. He felt his Wolves loosened up and didn’t try to be “too perfect” at the plate.
And that 3-4 non-league record the Wolves are sporting? Logue said he specifically targeted some of the state’s best teams (Puyallup, Timberline) to play on the road so his team would get a taste of what the postseason would look like.

 


SK’s Callaghan headed to Peninsula College

Monday, April 21st, 2014

South Kitsap’s Ryley Callaghan will play for Peninsula College’s basketball team, his father SK coach John Callaghan said.
Callaghan was the Kitsap Sun basketball player of the year after helping the Wolves to the 4A regional round.
Callaghan averaged 18.4 points and 6.1 assists during the regular season.


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