Category Archives: Soccer

Girls Soccer: Thoughts at the mid-way point

Since we’ve almost reached the midway point in the regular season for girls soccer, here’s a look at how West Sound teams are faring heading into the second half:

Narrows League 4A

South Kitsap (3-4-0, 3-3-0) sits in fourth place with nine points, trailing Gig Harbor (18), Bellarmine Prep (15) and Stadium (12). There are only three district playoff spots available this year, so the Wolves have some work to do. A rematch with Stadium on Oct. 23 at home — SK lost the first game 3-1 — could turn out to be must-win for the Wolves.

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Top performers of the week

It’s the second edition of our Top Performers of the week and we’re starting to get some nominations rolling in. Keep it up!

Kamie Coryell, Bainbridge soccer: Coryell did her part in controlling the tempo of games and created numerous opportunities for the Spartans this week as she had two goals and an assist in back-to-back wins for Bainbridge.

Claudia Velie, Kingston swimming: The freshman standout already has three school records (50 free, 100 free and 400 free relay) and has also posted state qualifying times in the 100 breaststroke, 100 freestyle and 200 IM.

Sam Henden, North Kitsap football: The junior running back had three touchdowns and ran for 164 yards on 11 carries in the Vikings’ win over North Mason.

Central Kitsap soccer team bus vandalized with urine

Central Kitsap’s girls soccer coach Vicky Webb called it the great urine caper.

Following Central Kitsap’s road game against Capital at Ingersoll Stadium in Olympia on Thursday, the Cougars returned to the team bus to discover someone had thrown a McDonald’s cup filled with urine inside the middle of the bus. Much of the urine soaked into a player’s backpack, which contained school books and a homecoming dress.

“It looked like somebody stood on somebody’s shoulders and opened the window,” Webb said. “It was on the floor, the seat. It was absolutely disgusting.”

The incident was reported to a Capital school official and a report was eventually filed with the Olympia Police Department.

Central Kitsap’s game with Capital ended in a 1-1 tie, leaving the two teams tied atop the Narrows League 3A standings. Webb called the game physical, but doesn’t believe the outcome would have prompted somebody to vandalize her team’s bus. She also hopes the incident doesn’t lead to further problems down the road between the two schools. Central Kitsap is hosting Capital for its homecoming game Friday night at 7:30 p.m. at Silverdale Stadium.

“Sometimes people do stupid things,” Webb said. “It makes everybody look bad.”

New addition to the blog: Top performers of the week

We’re introducing a new feature to the blog this week, and now each Saturday during the fall, winter and spring sports seasons.

It’s our Top Performers of the Week where we will highlight three athletes from various sports who made a significant impact for their teams.

Whether it’s making a game-saving defensive tackle in the final minute of a football game, or coming up with 12 straight service aces in volleyball, or maybe it’s setting a personal record and helping a local cross country team win a league race, we hope to bring you the best of the best each week.

So without further ado, here’s our inagaural performers for this week:

Jake Taylor, QB, South Kitsap: The senior finished 27 of 45 passing for 376 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions in the Wolves loss to Yelm. Kralik’s performance was the most passing yards in school history.

Tegan Daviscourt, F, North Mason: Daviscourt scored both goals in the Bulldogs’ win over the defending Olympic League 2A champions 2-1 in Belfair. NM was trailing 1-0 before the senior scored twice to put the Bulldogs in front.

Molly Lemmon, L, North Kitsap: The senior had 36 total digs as the Vikings claimed wins against Port Angeles and North Mason to help NK remain unbeaten in Olympic League 2A volleyball at 3-0 (3-1 overall).

All-State boys soccer teams revealed

Central Kitsap’s Jaeger Skifstad, Kingston’s Alex Worland and Klahowya’s Jake Sargent and Paul Powell were named to the Washington State Soccer Coaches Association All-State first team this week.

Skifstad, the Kitsap Sun boys soccer player of the year, made the Class 3A first team at forward. Other Central Kitsap players making the cut were midfielder Logan Beachy (second team), goalkeeper Lewis Watson (second team) and Alex Klussmann (honorable mention).

Joining Worland, a goalkeeper, as Class 2A honorees were Kingston midfielder Alex Hernandez (second team) and defender Leo Hernandez (honorable mention).

Joining Sargent, a midfielder, and Powell, a defender, as Class 1A honorees was Klahowya goalkeeper Kasey Trask (second team).

WSSCA All-State 2015 Spring Soccer Teams

*Coaches-poll, as voted on by Washington State Soccer Coaches Association members.

Class 4A

MVP – Blake Crutchfield, Midfield – Snohomish Coach of the Year – Dan Pingrey – Snohomish

First Team

Forwards – Bennett Lehner, Jr. Camas; Burke Fahling, Jr. Inglemoor; Logan Wood, Sr. Tahoma; JD Hauenstein, Jr. Central Valley; Giovanny Soto, Sr. Wenatchee.

Midfielders – Blake Crutchfield, Sr. Snohomish; Trevor Lee, Jr. Puyallup; Emilio Meraz- Rodriguez, Sr. Pasco; Cameron Eyman, Sr. Camas.

Defenders – Nick Morgan, Sr. Skyline; Connor Thompson, Sr. Bellarmine Prep; Gabe Grabowski, Sr. Central Valley; Gus Baxter, Sr. Snohomish.

Goal Keeper – Grant Alcorn, Sr. Union.

Second Team

Forwards – Jesus Meraz-Rodriguez, Soph. Pasco; Ike Northstrom, Sr. Gig Harbor; Tino Lopez- Slish, Sr. Mt. Rainier; Hector Magana, Jr. Pasco.

Midfielders – Edwin Brown, Sr. Gig Harbor; Neil Boyal, Jr. Olympia; Chris Trussel, Sr. Wenatchee; Cris Garfias, Soph. Tahoma.

Defenders – Connor Herriford, Sr. Puyallup; Nick Hall, Jr. Thomas Jefferson; Chris Sutton, Sr. Olympia; Oswal Lopez, Jr. Pasco.

Goal Keeper – Scott Leathley, Sr. Tahoma.

Honorable Mention

Forwards – Terry Cox, Sr. Ferris; Kristian Barney, Sr. Snohomish.
Midfielders – Alex McNeil Sr. Lewis and Clark; Pablo Gallo Arias, Sr. Redmond; Nathan Grinalds

Jr. Central Valley; Joel Jacobson, Sr. Gig Harbor; Rio Alcorta, Sr. Inglemoor. Defenders – Lucas Ulmer, Sr. Camas; Rehn Reiley, Sr. Moses Lake; Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sr.

Goal Keeper – Jake Johnston, Sr. Puyallup.

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All-Olympic League 2A and 1A teams appear

All-Olympic League 2A
MVP—Alex Worland, GK, sr., Kingston.
Coach of year—Chris Saari, Port Angeles
First team—NK, Brady Pierce, sr., F; Ethan Schmitt, jr., D; Deondre Sluys, so., MF. King, Leo Hernandez, jr., MF; Alex Hernandez, jr., center. PA, Tim Schneider, sr., MF; Angel Rivero, sr., MF; Seq, Eli Berg, sr., MF. Brem, Spencer Stuart, jr., MF. Oly, Makaleb McInnis, sr., D. NM, Nick Sebastian, sr., CD.
Second team—NK, Will Thompson, jr., D; Sami Klopp, jr., MF; Zack Klopp, sr., MF. King, Jovi Hernandez, jr., CF; Brady Vernick, so., MF. PA, Miki Andrus, sr., F; Vincent Ioffrida, sr., D. Seq, Cameron Chase, jr., MF/F. Brem, Tom Zimpel, sr., F. Oly, Sedric Brandon, sr., F. NM, Austen Bullion, jr., F.
All-Olympic League 1A
MVP—Paul Powell, D, sr., Klahowya
Coach of year—Jeff Quinn, Klahowya
First team—Klahowya, Kasey Trask, sr., GK; Keegan Grellner, jr., MF; Austin Sargent, sr., MF; Jake Sargent, so., F. PT, Sean Dwyer, sr., GK; Beshir Little, jr., MF. Coup, Abraham Leyva Elenes, jr. MF; William Nelson, fr., MF; Tanner Kircher, jr., D. Chim, Carter McCleary, so., MF; Marcus Kiedrowski, jr., GK.

Updated: State matchups for baseball, boys soccer

Here are the first-round state matchups for West Sound baseball and boys soccer teams:

(Link to complete brackets)


Class 4A

South Kitsap vs. Skyview at Everett Memorial Stadium, Saturday, 1 p.m.

Class 3A

Central Kitsap vs. Eastside Catholic at Yelm High School, Saturday, 1 p.m.

Bainbridge vs. Ferndale at Dream Field (Mt. Vernon), Saturday, 10 a.m.

Class 2A

North Kitsap vs. Cedar Crest at Wheeler Field (Centralia), Saturday, 10 a.m.

Sequim vs. Squalicum at Joe Martin Stadium (Bellingham), Saturday, 10 a.m.

Class 1A

Klahowya vs. Hoquiam at Castle Rock High School, Saturday, 1 p.m.


Class 3A

Central Kitsap vs. Lakeside at Silverdale Stadium, Tuesday, 7 p.m.

Bainbridge vs. Glacier Peak, at Snohomish High, Wednesday, 6 p.m..

Class 2A

North Kitsap vs. Shorecrest at Vikings Stadium, Wednesday, 7 p.m..

Kingston vs. Hockinson at Ridgefield HS, Tuesday, 7 p.m.

Class 1A

Klahowya vs. La Center at Kalama HS, Tuesday, 7 p.m.

Boys Soccer: Regular season scoring leaders

Central Kitsap junior Jaeger Skifstad led all West Sound boys soccer players in scoring this spring with 19 goals and six assists (44 points).

Here is a list of leading scorers. Totals reflect regular season only.

Boys Soccer
Scoring leaders
Name, school    Goals    Assists    Points
Jaeger Skifstad, CK    19    6    44
Jacob Sargent, Klah    13    5    31
Logan Beachy, CK    12    7    31
Tim Schneider, PA    13    3    29
Nik Motherall, CK    10    8    28
Derek Carpenter, Klah    9    7    25
Tom Zimpel, Brem    10    2    22
Austin Sargent, Klah    8    4    20
Cameron Chase, Seq    8    4    20
Brady Pierce, NK    8    3    19
Jovi Hernandez, King    7    4    18
Jack Cooper, Klah    6    5    17
Alex Hernandez, King        7    2    16
Miki Andrus, PA    7    2    16
Glodi Kingcombe, Bain    6    4    16
Gerrit Mahling, Bain    7    1    15
Keegan Grellner, Klah    6    2    14
Spencer Stuart, Brem    5    4    14
Reese Newman, NK    6    1    13
Sami Klopp, NK    4    5    13
Isaiah Roland, CK    2    9    13
Thomas Winfield, Seq    6    0     12
Ryan Nelson, NK    5    2    12
Sam Stickney, NK    5    2    12
Brady Vernik, King    5    2    12
Adrian Espinosa, Seq    3    6    12
Casey Sargent, Klah    5    1    11
Tim Styrlund, Brem    4    3    11
Angel Rivero, PA    4    3    11
Alex Barrett, King    3    5    11
Alex Moran, King    3    5    11
Eli Berg, Seq    2    7    11
Ian Lanfear, King    5    0    10
Grayson Peet, PA    4    2    10
Joey Meyer, NK    3    4    10
Isaiah Wright, CK    3    4    10