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McCoy returning as Bremerton girls soccer coach

Lance McCoy is returning to familiar territory.

McCoy is returning for his third stint as girls soccer coach at Bremerton High School. The hiring became official Wednesday and the 60-year-old McCoy couldn’t be happier.

“It’s exciting,” said McCoy, who replaces former coach Colette Lyons. “It’s neat to be coming back. I love coaching at Bremerton.”

McCoy, a 1973 graduate of West Bremerton High who works as lead groundskeeper for the Bremerton School District, coached the Knights from 1999-2003 before resigning. He was coaching both the boys and girls programs at the time.

“I was burned out,” McCoy said.

He returned in 2006 and led Bremerton to its first playoff win in 20 years in 2008 with a team featuring five starting freshmen. That team fell one victory shy of reaching the state tournament.

McCoy said he resigned after that season because the school district was adopting a policy that would not allow classified employees to coach.

“I didn’t want to go,” McCoy said.
McCoy remembers walking off the field after the Knights’ season-ending loss to Sumner in district play and thinking he’d never coach again.

When he saw the job posted this winter, he didn’t think twice about jumping back into the game.

“It took about 30 seconds to say yes,” McCoy said.

He returns to a Bremerton program that posted a 5-10-1 record in 2015. Participation numbers fell so low that the Knights were not able to field a JV team.

“We are going to rebuild it,” McCoy said.

McCoy said one of his former players, Jacki Hill, will serve as one of his assistant coaches.
Former South Kitsap High standout Tori Fairweather, will be another assistant.
Both Hill and Fairweather teach at Bremerton.

Does McCoy have any reservations about returning to coach the Knights for a third time?
“Running a program is like riding a bike,” McCoy said. “I definitely have the energy to do it.”

Raft of Kitsap soccer players named to WSSCA All-State team

Several players earned honors on the Washington State Coaches Association All-State team, released Tuesday night.
You can see the whole team here
Four from Kitsap were named to the first team:
North Kitsap’s Mary Cait Moriarity was named to the Class 2A first team.
Crosspoint’s Kalie Nation was a Class B first teamer as were two from the boys team: Jackson Kimmel and Matthew Kelly.
Second teamers:
Kamryn Coryell, Bainbridge
Lauren Hudson, Central Kitsap
Alyssa Carter, Central Kitsap
Danni Antoldi, Klahowya
Honorable mention:
Taylor Mohs, Central Kitsap
Briann George, North Kitsap

Girls Soccer: All Narrows League 4A/3A teams

All-Narrows League 4A
Co-MVP—Leahi Manthei, jr., Gig Harbor; Emily Nelson, sr., Bellarmine
Coach of the Year—Stephanie Cox, Gig Harbor
First team
GK—Isabel Davis, fr.,  Bellarmine; Jordan Bertrum, sr., Gig Harbor.
Forward—Emma Lynch, sr., Stadium; Sam Putnam, jr., Stadium; Emily Walsh, so., Bellarmine; Kaysie Bruce, jr., Gig Harbor
Midfield—Joey Watermeyer, sr., Gig Harbor; Mia Ostergren, sr., Gig Harbor; Kristi Williams, sr., Stadium; Elena Maes, jr., Bellarmine; Hailey Lekowski, so., Bellarmine; Ari de la Cruz, sr., South Kitsap; Savannah Foster, so., South Kitsap.
Defender—Mallory Price, jr., Bellarmine; Kendra Biewald, sr., South Kitsap; Christie Kaldestad, sr., Gig Harbor; Abby Nordquist, jr., Gig Harbor; Ruby Gellner, jr., Stadium.

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Girls Soccer: All-Olympic League 2A/1A teams

All-Olympic League 2A
MVP—Mary Cait Moriarty, sr., MF, North Kitsap
Coach of the Year—Mitchell James, North Mason
First team
Gemma Ferland, sr., MF, North Kitsap; Jenae Arnold, sr., MF, North Kitsap; Briann George, jr., F, North Kitsap; Katie Campana, jr., D, Olympic; Liz Krotzer, sr., D, Olympic; Tegan Daviscourt, sr., F, North Mason; Raven Wolfe, sr., F, North Mason; Maddie Boe, sr., MF; Port Angeles; Alyssa Beach, sr., D; Bremerton; Claire Henninger, so., GK; Sequim.
Second team
Madison Skansi, sr., D, North Kitsap; Allie Zinn, sr., D, North Kitsap; Maia Larson, so., D, North Kitsap; Hanna Troy, fr., F, Olympic; Morgan McCorkle, jr., F, Olympic; Lacey Stark, jr., MF, North Mason; Dawn Phipps, so., MF; North Mason; Taylar Clark, jr., MF, Port Angeles; Somiya Watson, sr., GK, Bremerton; Mattie Clark, sr., D, Sequim; Courtney Dormaier, sr., D, Kingston.

All-Olympic League 1A
MVP—Danni Antoldi, sr., F, Klahowya
Coach of the Year—Stan Berdinner, Chimacum
First team
Emily Peters, jr., MF, Klahowya; Gabrielle Marcoux, fr., D, Klahowya; Hailey Sargent, so., MF, Klahowya; Rylee Radford, fr., MF, Klahowya; Kailia Littlejohn, fr., MF, Coupeville; Mia Littlejohn, so., F, Coupeville; Jennifer Spark, sr., D, Coupeville; Kaitlyn Meek, so., F, Port Townsend; Mckenzie Ginther, sr., D, Port Townsend; Grace Johnson, fr., MF, Chimacum; Kyah McKinlay, sr., GK, Chimacum.

State football/soccer/volleyball matchups set

Football:
Here’s the Class 2A state bracket.
North Kitsap at River Ridge on Saturday at South Sound Stadium in Lacey at 7 p.m.
Olympic hosts Sedro Woolley on Saturday at 7 p.m.

Soccer
Central Kitsap hosts Marysville-Pilchuck in Class 3A state opening round Tuesday at 7 p.m. (bracket).
North Kitsap hosts Shorecrest in Class 2A state opening round Tuesday at 7 p.m. (bracket)
Klahowya is at King’s on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Class 1A state opening round. (bracket)
The Crosspoint boys and girls play a doubleheader at Interlake in Bellevue (update: these games have been moved to South Kitsap) on Saturday. (Girls bracket, boys bracket).

Volleyball
North Kitsap plays Anacortes Friday at 9 a.m. at the Class 2A state tournament at St. Martin’s in Lacey. NK could face Sequim in their second game. (Bracket)

Week 5 Top Performers

This week’s top performers showed up big time with the pressure on, which is why they are being honored this week. With the playoffs looming, I suspect this will just become harder and harder to chose just three athletes …

Week 5

Matt Becker, Olympic football: The senior threw for 116 yards and was 7 for 7 with two touchdowns and also ran for 157 yards on 10 carries and a touchdown to help lead the seventh-ranked Trojans to a 48-7 win over Sequim.

Grace Smith and Tatiana Tubberville, Central Kitsap swimming: Smith, a junior, and Tubberville, a sophomore, each won Narrows League 3A swimming titles on Friday at Foss High School. Smith won the 100-yard butterfly in 1 minute, 2.48 seconds while Tubberville won the 500 freestyle in 5:37.11. Tubberville was also third in the 100 free.

Kamie Coryell, Bainbridge girls soccer: Coryell, a senior, notched a hat trick against West Seattle Thursday as the Spartans open Metro League tournament play on Oct. 31.

North Kitsap soccer self-reports minor violation

North Kitsap’s girls soccer team could still win the Olympic League 2A regular-season title, but a scheduling violation might prevent the Vikings from accomplishing that goal.

North Kitsap self-reported a violation to the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association last week after it realized the girls soccer team was scheduled to play 17 regular-season games (the WIAA limit is 16).

North Kitsap coach Greg St. Peter, who is in his first season coaching the girls team, said the violation was the result of an innocent mistake.

In past seasons, it has been common practice for North Kitsap to play its junior varsity team against another school’s varsity team (typically Chimacum or Port Townsend) in one non-league game, thereby staying within the 16 regular-season game rule.

That didn’t happen this season.

“I take responsibility,” St. Peter said. “It’s just one of those things that got overlooked.”

It was determined that North Kitsap’s game against Sequim on Tuesday would be cancelled (both schools’ JV teams played instead).

Unable to pick up three points against Sequim, North Kitsap (12-1-0, 7-1-0) finds itself in second place in the standings with 21 points, one point ahead of North Mason (10-3-0, 7-2-0). Olympic (9-2-2, 8-1-0) is first with 23 points.

North Kitsap’s game against Olympic next Tuesday will still likely determine the league championship.

Week 4 Top Performers

We’re getting some pretty strong candidates each week for our Top Performers list. This week was no exception. Without further ado, here are the three honorees…

Week 4

Izaiah Davis, South Kitsap running back: Davis peeled off 259 rushing yards on 39 carries and scored four touchdowns in the Wolves shootout loss to Emerald Ridge on Friday. Davis had TD runs of 3, 2, 3 and 9 and also had a 59-yard run that helped set up his first score.

Bri Duchemin, North Kitsap volleyball: The junior had an outstanding individual effort that helped the Vikings remain perfect in Olympic League 2A play with wins against Port Angeles and North Mason this week. Duchemin had 18 kills against PA and 21 against North Mason.

Ayden Laurion, Crosspoint boys soccer: The sophomore middle defender scored a goal and had two assists as the Warriors went 2-1 this week and clinched a first-round bye in the upcoming Sea-Tac League 1B playoffs as the No. 1 seed.