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Haggerty steps down as Olympic boys soccer coach

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Steve Haggerty spent 34 seasons coaching boys soccer at Olympic High School. He’s the only coach the Trojans have ever known.

There will be a new coach this spring. Haggerty said Tuesday he is stepping down for personal reasons.

“It has been a pleasure to be head coach of the Oly boy’s program since the program’s inception in 1981,” Haggerty said in an email, “but it’s time to step aside.”

Haggerty plans to continue coaching Olympic’s girls team a few more seasons. He is entering his 34th season coaching girls this fall.

ALSO: Former Olympic High School football coach Carlton (C.J.) Cooper died over the weekend, according to the Tacoma News Tribune. Cooper, who taught and coached in the Fife School District for nearly 30 years, coached the Trojans from 2002-04. He went 10-19.



Bainbridge girls soccer opens with a victory

Saturday, September 6th, 2014

Bainbridge’s girls soccer team opened with a 2-1 victory Saturday at Liberty.

Sophia Bidinger scored the game-winner in the 79th minute off an assist from Riley Gregoire. Bainbridge’s Celia Story opened the scoring in the 58th minute. Liberty evened it in 77th minute on a goal by Makena Carr.


Boys Soccer: Locals earn all-state honors

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Bainbridge’s Will Economy, North Kitsap’s Raul DeLuna and Kingston’s Tommy Nitchman earned first-team honors this week as the Washington State Soccer Coaches Association revealed its all-state teams.

At the Class 4A level, Central Kitsap’s Stevie Johnson earned honorable mention as a midfielder. At 3A, Economy made the first-team at forward.

At 2A, DeLuna was a first-team midfielder and Nitchman a first-team defender. The second-team include North Kitsap forward Utsav Shaha and Kingston midfielder Alex Hernandez. Kingston goalkeeper Alex Worland and North Mason forward Danny Wiseman received honorable mention.

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.


Boys Soccer: All-League team for Narrows, Metro

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

All-Narrows League
MVP—Jamison Corbin, sr., Olympia: Drew Barker, sr., Bellarmine.
Coach of the year—Todd Northstrom, Gig Harbor
First team
F—Ian Hesse, so., Olympia; Jon Brown, jr., Gig Harbor; Edwin Brown, jr., Gig Harbor
MF—Stevie Johnson, Central Kitsap; Davis McCall, sr., Gig Harbor; Tanner Stepp, jr., Gig Harbor; Ian Northstrom, jr., Gig Harbor; Aaron Weathington, sr., South Kitsap; Isaac Russell, soph., Bellrmine
D—Jonas Sarback, sr., Olympia; Chris Sutton, jr., Olympia; Jake Thomson, sr., Gig Harbor; Aaron Williams, soph., Bellarmine; Billy Larson, soph., Bellarmine
GK—Davin Johnosn, jr., Olympia; Matt Stevens, sr., Gig Harbor
Second team
F—Luke Witken, jr., Bellarmine; Bryce Winkler, sr., Olympia; Andrew Moreland, jr., Yelm; Joel Jacobsen, jr., Gig Harbor
MF—Logan Beachy, soph., Central Kitsap; Neil Boyal, soph., Olympia; Ryan Clark, soph., Bellarmine; Hunter Hwang, jr., Stadium
D—Chad Warrington, jr., South Kitsap; Gabe Coupe, sr., Central Kitsap; Patrick Moore, sr., Central Kitsap; Casey Saul, jr., Yelm; Elijah Wolf, soph., Bellarmine; Ben Long, jr., Gig Harbor; Rowan Deatwiler, jr., Gig Harbor; Austin Yon, sr., Stadium
GK—Alex Lund, sr., Central Kitsap; Brandon Pruett, jr., Olympia; Sean Carlin, fr., Bellarmine
Honorable mention
Central Kitsap, Taylor Mimaki, fr.; Skyler Stephens, fr.; Andrew Quam, sr.; Andrew Campbell, fr.

All-Metro Mountain Division
Player of the year—Wallis Lapsley, Lakeside.
First team
F—Peter Frawley, sr., Bainbridge; Andrew Fischer, jr., Seattle Prep; Gaby Joseph, sr., Lakeside; William Economy, sr., Bainbridge; Hunter Hannay, sr., Bishop Blanchet; Noah Cavanaugh, sr., Seattle Prep.
MF—Wyatt Paul, jr., Lakeside; Miles Sanchez, so., Eastside Catholic; Anderson Hirst, jr., Bishop Blanchet; Keats Hoonan, sr., Bainbridge.
D—Ben Freeman, sr., Bainbridge; Mark Harris, sr., Seattle Prep; Ian Dorney, jr. Eastside Catholic; Cole Burrows, sr., Bishop Blanchet; Arthur McCray, sr., D, Lakeside;
GK—Wallis Lapsley, jr., Lakeside.
Second team
F—Ciaran O’Lary, jr., Bishop Blanchet; Gerrit Mahling, jr., Bainbridge; Aaron Callow, sr., Eastside Catholic; Sharif Kombo, so., Lakeside.
MF—Nate Kearney, so., Eastside Catholic; Tanner Salmon, jr., Bainbridge; Nick Nguyen, sr., O’Dea; Kevin Stordahl, jr., O’Dea; Sam Agosti, so., Lakeside; Johnnie Swan, fr., Seattle Prep.
D—Sam Johnson, so., O’Dea; Matt Dayton, jr., Lakeside; Colum McKannay, sr., Bishop Blanchet; Jerry Russell, sr., Bainbridge; Alex Piedra, jr., Bishop Blanchet; Tyler Bianchetto, sr., Seattle Prep.
GK—Cory Johnson, Jr., Seattle Prep.
Honorable Mention
Bainbridge—Devon Reynolds, so., GK.

All-League softball, boys soccer teams

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Here are the all-league teams for Narrows League and Olympic League softball and Olympic League boys soccer:

All-Olympic League
MVP—Makayla Bentz, Sequim
Coach of the year—Randy Steinman, Port Angeles
Sportsmanship—North Mason, Port Angeles
First team—P: Sarah Steinman, Port Angeles. Emma Keller, North Kitsap. C: Tori Kuch, Port Angeles. 1B: Alexas Besand, Sequim. 2B: Gabbi Garcia, Kingston. 3B: Ashlee Reid, Port Angeles. SS: Kinsey Reed, Bremerton. OF: Carman Smith, Kingston. Madison Wood, Klahowya. Carly Gouge, Port Angeles. Util.: Olivia Kirsch, Sequim.
Second team—P: Taylor Mannino, Bremerton. Allison Hilse, Kingston. C: Mckenzie Bentz, Sequim. OF: Samantha Gorham, Olympic. Shelby Lott, Sequim. Melissa Lewis, Sequim. 2B: Haley Gray, Port Angeles. SS: Mary Lu Clift, Sequim. 3B: Mackenzie Willeford, Bremerton. Util.: Genevieve Polizzi, Port Townsend.
Honorable mention—Olympic: Zoe Roberts, Adia Roberts. North Kitsap: Bree Henshaw, Kristian Reid. North Mason: Makensea Peek, Rylie Mullins. Port Townsend: Baili Shaw, Maili Henderson. Kingston: Madeline Glad, Kaley Bartel. Sequim: Halie Wilson, Tia Bourm. Port Angeles: Nizhoni Wheeler, Alicia Howell. Bremerton: Samantha Reed, Maddy Fergason. Klahowya: Samantha Moore, Amanda Shultz.


Kingston soccer hosting state quarterfinal game Friday

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Kingston’s boys soccer team will play Capital in the Class 2A state quarterfinals Friday at 7 p.m. at North Kitsap. The Bucs beat Orting in a penalty-kick shootout Tuesday at North Kitsap High School.

After Tuesday’s game, Kingston coach Craig Smith hoped his team would be allowed to play at its home field, which hosted two state games in 2007. Smith said he didn’t mind playing at North Kitsap, but that it wasn’t the same playing at home.

In the past, Kingston has been passed over as a host site because of its lack of bleachers and bathroom facilities.

State soccer doubleheader coming Tuesday at NK

Monday, May 19th, 2014

North Kitsap will host Archbishop Murphy at 5 p.m. in a Class 2A state soccer opener on Tuesday.
Kingston plays Orting at 7 p.m. in another first round game.
Complete state brackets for soccer and baseball are here.

Updated boys soccer postseason schedule

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Here is the updated schedule for local boys soccer teams still alive in the postseason:

Class 4A West Central/Southwest bi-district

Thursday: Central Kitsap vs. Mount Rainier, 5 p.m., Mount Tahoma HS (loser-out)

-Winner plays Saturday in a winner-to-state, loser-out game.

Class 2A West Central District

Saturday: Sequim vs. Sumner, noon, North Kitsap HS; Kingston vs. Franklin Pierce, 2 p.m. North Kitsap HS; North Kitsap vs. Foster, 2 p.m., Renton Memorial Stadium; Klahowya vs. Orting, 5 p.m., Franklin Pierce HS.

-All games are winner-to-state, loser-out games.

Boys Soccer: Postseason schedule update

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

Here’s a list of upcoming playoff games for boys soccer:

Class 3A Metro League tournament

Monday: Bainbridge vs. Seattle/Chief Sealth at Chief Sealth HS, 5:30 p.m.

Class 2A Olympic League tournament

Monday: Klahowya at Kingston, 6:45 p.m.; Sequim at North Kitsap, 6:45 p.m.

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