Wrestling: Lean season on the horizon?

Doing some research for the Kitsap Sun’s upcoming high school wrestling preview, I discovered that there are 12 returning state placers on our local teams. If that number seems low, it’s because it is. Truth be told, there aren’t a ton of accomplished wrestlers to be found heading into the 2014-15 season.

The last time the area had ZERO returning state champions was back in 2007. South Kitsap Brent Chriswell and Josiah Kipperberg won individual state titles in 2006 — and they were both seniors. In 2007, the only area wrestler to make the finals was Olympic’s Kevin Siperek, and he lost in the heavyweight title match at 3A.

The titles arrived in bunches beginning in 2008. In the past seven years, Kitsap wrestlers brought home 25 state titles. The peak year was 2011; it produced eight titles.

Could 2015 be another 2007? It’s possible. Looking at who’s coming back, I don’t know if I see more than one or two serious title contenders. The best might be Kingston junior Peyton Reece, the sister of Bobby Reece, a 2014 grad who won four state titles with the Buccaneers. Peyton Reece took second in the girls tournament at 118 pounds last season and should be in the mix again. She’s the only returning wrestler to make the finals last year.

Olympic and Port Angeles have some talented kids, but most of them took seventh or eighth a year ago. Are they ready to make the jump?

Here is a list of the returning state placers to keep an eye on in the early going:

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Kitsap doubles up on state soccer championships

Kitsap doesn’t win a lot of state soccer titles, but it won two on Sunday.
Klahowya won the Class 1A title by beating King’s 1-0 in Shoreline.
It matches the 2A title the Eagles won — the first in county history — back in 1999.
The goal they scored was just the sixth King’s had given up this year.

Crosspoint won its second consecutive Class B title, beating Liberty Bell 5-1.

That gives Kitsap four girls state soccer and six overall.

All-Olympic League cross country team

Girls
Coach of the year—Cheryl Gerardi, Port Angeles
All-league—Gracie Long, fr., Port Angeles; Waverly Shreffler, jr., Sequim; Annika Pederson, sr., Port Angeles; Willos Suess, jr., Port Angeles; Emily Webb, jr., Sequim; Cassandra Pastori, so., Klahowya; Hanna Trailer, sr., Port Townsend; Lael Butler, so., Port Angeles; Anneli Seaberg, fr., North Kitsap; Madelyn Doughterty, fr., Port Angeles.
Boys
Coach of the year—Harold Huff, Sequim
All-league—Ryan Clarke, sr., Port Townsend; Brendon Despain, jr., Sequim; Jackson Oliver, jr., Sequim; Mikey Cobb, sr., Sequim; CJ Daniels, jr., Sequim; Peter Ohnstad, sr., Sequim; Trent Mazelli, sr., Klahowya; Peter Butler, sr., Port Angeles; Logan Dean, jr., Olympic; Simon Shindler, sr., Port Angeles.

Crosspoint’s Laurion named All-Sea-Tac volleyball

All-Sea-Tac League 1B
MVP—Katrice Pond, Christian Faith
Coach of the year—Stephanie Pond, Christian Faith
Sportsmanship—Muckleshoot
First team
Samantha Rae, Quilcene; Megan Weller, Quilcene; Carly Ursino, Puget Sound Adventist; Ciera Zimmerman, Christian Faith; Taylor Santee, Christian Faith; Jenai Schwark, Evergreen Lutheran; Emma Laurion, Crosspoint.
Second team
Ricki Lieu, Mount Rainier Lutheran; Allison Jones, Quilcene; Dacey Limon, Christian Faith; Emily Holder, Evergreen Lutheran; Cailyn Cattell, Crosspoint; Emily Hitt, Quilcene; Karina Nizoteva, Puget Sound Adventist; Angel Cucio, Seattle Lutheran.
Third team
Katelyn Luzier, Muckleshoot Tribal; Brooke Plecker, Auburn Adventist; Morgan Abrams, Crosspoint; Katy Graham, Mount Rainier Lutheran; Kari Severeid, Evergreen Lutheran; Abby Turner, Shorewood Christian; Esther Goldberg, Northwest Yeshiva.

Three Cougars sign letter of intent

Central Kitsap had a signing ceremony for three athletes who have landed scholarships.
Hudson Keffer, who second in the Javelin at the Class 4A state track and field meet, signed with Arizona State.
All-Narrows League basketball player Taylor Krouse signed with Holy Names in Oakland.
Volleyball player Lexi Downey signed with Coastal Georgia.
We’ll have more in Friday’s paper.

Bainbridge’s Dieterich named to Metro second team

Bainbridge tight end Oskar Dieterich was a second-team All-Narrows League Mountain Division pick. He was the only Spartan named to the first or second team.

All-Metro League
Mountain Division
Offensive MVP—Myles Gaskin, sr., O’Dea
Defensive MVP—Jack Sendelbach, sr., Bishop Blanchet; Brandon Wellington, jr., Eastside Catholic
Lineman of the Year—Dylan Ledbetter, sr., O’Dea; Cody Baker, sr., Eastside Catholic
Kickoff Returner of the Year—Myles Gaskin, sr., O’Dea; Brandon Wellington, jr., Eastside Catholic
Punt Returner of the Year—Elijah Davis, jr., Bishop Blanchet; Matt Kvech, sr., Eastside Catholic
Coach of the Year—Jeremy Thielbahr, Eastside Catholic
First-team offense
QB—Harley Kirsch, jr., Eastside Catholic. RB—Myles Gaskin, sr., O,Dea. Addison Hull, sr., Eastside Catholic. Sam Kopf, sr., Seattle Prep. FB—Dominique Crisotomo-Fetui, sr., Eastside Catholic. Zach Oster, jr., O’Dea. WR—Mayan Chavez, jr., Lakeside. Mikel Owes, sr., O’Dea. Devon Arbis-Jackson, jr., Eastside Catholic. Matt Laris, jr., Eastside Catholic. TE—Jack Sendelbach, sr., Bishop Blanchet. Center—Dylan Ledbetter, sr., O’Dea. Guard—Raemo Trevino, jr., Bishop Blanchet. Majid Firoozi, sr., O’Dea. Alex Neale, sr., Eastside Catholic. Tackle—Sheamus Courtney, sr., O’Dea. Erik Fulleton, sr., O’Dea. Colin Stoutt, jr., Eastside Catholic. Punter—Clinton Allen jr.,, jr., Bishop Blanchet
Second-team offense
QB—Nathan West, jr., O’Dea. RB—Oshea Trujillo, jr., Bishop Blanchet. Elijah Davis, jr., Bishop Blanchet. Cole Stephens, sr., Lakeside. FB—Jon Flanagan, jr., Bishop Blanchet. Joe Dugoni, sr., Seattle Prep. WR—Clinton Allen jr.,, jr., Bishop Blanchet. David Gats, sr., Bishop Blanchet. Quinton Lewis, so., O’Dea. TE—Oskar Dieterich, sr., Bainbridge. Josh Bradley, sr., O’Dea. Center—Connor Heger, sr., Eastside Catholic. Guard—Raymond Schalk, so., Seattle Prep. Brody McKnight, so., Eastside Catholic. Montique Edwards, jr., O’Dea. Tackles—Hunter Steele, sr., Bishop Blanchet. Robbie Carter, jr., Eastside Catholic. Peter Gievett, sr., Eastside Catholic Punter—Matt Kvech, sr., Eastside Catholic
First-team defense
DE—Cody Baker, sr., Eastside Catholic. Dylan Ledbetter, sr., O’Dea. Curtis Delgardo, sr., O’Dea. DT—Raemo Trevino, jr., Bishop Blanchet. Deion Fetue, sr., Eastside Catholic. Che’lon McLennan, sr., ILB—Jack Sendelbach, sr., Bishop Blanchet. Anthony Masaniai, sr., Eastside Catholic. Julius McDade, jr., O’Dea. OLB—Arend Broekmate, sr., Eastside Catholic. Will Stowers, sr., O’Dea. CB—Clinton Allen jr.,, jr., Bishop Blanchet. Mikel Owes, sr., O’Dea. Jake Jackson, jr., Eastside Catholic. Daniel Carlton, sr., Eastside Catholic. S—Brandon Wellington, jr., Eastside Catholic. Matt Kvech, sr., Eastside Catholic Myles Gaskin, sr., O’Dea. Oshea Trujillo, jr., Bishop Blanchet K—Wyatt Paul, sr., Lakeside. Robbie Joe Gerarden, sr., O’Dea
Second-team defense
DE—Hunter Gossman, so., Lakeside. Jalani Johnson, jr., Bishop Blanchet. Nolan Stout, sr., Seattle Prep. DT—John Kellum, sr., Eastside Catholic. Caleb Yarbrough, sr., O’Dea ILB—Joey Warfield, sr., Eastside Catholic. Jake Oliver, sr., O’Dea. Joe Dugoni, sr., Seattle Prep. OLB—Adam Gryniewicz, jr., Bishop Blanchet. Devarea Proctor, sr., O’Dea CB—Garrett Granlund, sr., O’Dea. Bennett Dondoyano, so., Lakeside. Elijah Davis, jr., Bishop Blanchet. S—Jonathon Webster, jr., Eastside Catholic. Cole Stephens, sr., Lakeside. Sam Schrader, sr., Lakeside. David Gats, sr., Bishop Blanchet K—Jake Stewart-Steele, sr., Eastside Catholic
Honorable mention
Bainbridge—QB Kyle Jackson, sr.,. RB Ben Fisher, sr.,. RB Sam Wysong, jr.,. WR Max Wickline, sr.,. P Kyle Jackson, sr.,. DE Oskar Dietrich, sr.,. DE Glodi Kingombe, sr.,. DT Alex Pickett, so.,. OLB Gareth Grindeland, sr.,. OLB Sam Wysong, jr.,. CB Casey Brink, sr.,. CB Max Wickline, SR.. S Kyle Jackson, sr.,. S Peter Lindsey, sr.,. K Cal Barash-David, sr., C Alex Pickett So.T Max Thomas Sr., ILB Sam Roth So. ILB Max Thomas sr.,

CK’s Anduze named Narrows 3A defensive MVP

Central Kitsap’s Brion Anduze was named the Narrows League 3A MVP.
Anduze, an Arizona commit, had 48 tackles, 12.5 sacks and two forced fumbles.

All-Narrows League
Class 4A
MVP—Davis Alexander, jr., Gig Harbor
Offensive MVP—Noah Samsen, jr., Gig Harbor
Defensive MVP—Matt Anthony, sr., Olympia
Co-lineman MVP—Kollin Crown, sr., Yelm; Brandon Schmunk, sr., Gig Harbor.
Coaching staff of year—Gig Harbor.
First-team offense
Quarterback—Gabe Gutierrez, Timberline. Running backs—Marshaud DeWalt, South Kitsap; Adrian Valona, Gig Harbor. Wide receivers—Santana Johnson, Gig Harbor; Chris Barnes, Timberline. Tight end—Ben Bishop, Olympia. Offensive line—Paul Gicewicz, Bellarmine; Truxton Langvad, Bellarmine; Sam Campidilli, Gig Harbor; Brett Thompson, Olympia; Kyle Hawkins, Timberline.
First-team defense
Defensive back—Keyell Davis, Gig Harbor; Hunter Talen, Gig Harbor; Stevie Cleveland, Timberline; Uli Ma’ae Timberline. Linebackers—Erik Glueck, Bellarmine; Noah Failauga, Bellarmine; Clay Markoff, Olympia; Alex Bouterse, Gig Harbor. Defensive line—Blake Torgerson, Bellarmine; Mack Joss, Olympia; Kyle Hawkins, Timberline; Chris Jones, Timberline.
First-team special teams
Kicker—Matt Phiichi, Bellarmine. Punter—Cooper Canton, South Kitsap. Kick returner—Stevie Cleveland, Timberline.
Second-team offense
Quarterback—Cooper Canton, South Kitsap. Running back—Nathan Goltermann-Doyle, Bellarmine; Dylan Rychtarik, Stadium. Wide receiver—Jonathan Dowell, Timberline; Collin Courter, Olympia. Offensive line—Alex Emery, Gig Harbor; James Gunter, Olympia; Litea Lotovaivai, Bellarmine; Liam Hirl, Yelm; Chris Jones, Timberline.
Second-team defense
Defensive back—Tyler Lee, Bellarmine; Ahmad Lewis, Bellarmine; Peter Finley, Yelm; Derek Buehler, Olympia. Linebackers—Kale Wong, Gig Harbor; Noah French, South Kitsap; Ramon Marin Jr., South Kitsap; Tausaga Tusi, Stadium. Defensive line—Will Gatlin, South Kitsap; Amir Matheney, Olympia; Gabe Krizan, Yelm; Andre Scott, Stadium.
Second-team special teams
Kicker—Vernon Parker, Yelm. Punter Jose Mascareno, Stadium. Kick returner—Noah Samsen, Gig Harbor.
Honorable mention—SK, Ross Escolta, Elijah Griffin, Mikey Garcia, Jacob Miller, Jagher Beresheim.
Class 3A
MVP—Jordan Kitna, jr., Lincoln.
Offensive MVP—Conner Kennedy, sr., Capital.
Defensive MVP—Brion Anduze, sr., Central Kitsap.
Lineman MVP—Ben PuaPuaga, sr., Lincoln.
Coaching staff of year—Lincoln.
First-team offense
Quarterback—Julius Yates-Brown, Wilson. Running back—Zavia Frazier, Wilson; Dionte Simon, Lincoln. Wide receiver—Michael Cocke, Foss; Hayson Williams, Lincoln; Keon Thompson, Wilson. Tight end—Devan Brady, Lincoln. Offensive line—Mason Manning, Capital; Anthony Perez, Foss; Frank Williams, Lincoln; Jameson Johnson, Central Kitsap; Jack Springer, Wilson.
First-team defense
Defensive back—Jacob Johnson, Capital; Kendal Yaegle, Central Kitsap; Dehonta Hayes, Lincoln; Chris Reynolds, Foss. Linebackers—Ryan Burgman, North Thurston; Jusstis Warren, Lincoln; BJ Hawthorne, Lincoln. Defensive line—Drew Johnson, Capital; Duncan Mattson, Capital; Grant Williams, North Thurston; Jeremy Lukosh, Lincoln.
First-team special teams
Kicker—Van Soderberg, Capital. Punter—Van Soderberg, Capital. Kick returner—Keon Thompson Wilson.
Second-team offense
Quarterback—Adrian Allen, Mount Tahoma. Running back—Dante Thomas, North Thurston; Jack Henry, Shelton. Wide receiver—Jacob Johnson, Capital; Kelsey Deer, Central Kitsap; Dehonta Hayes, Lincoln. Tight end—Kacey Hanipale, Mount Tahoma. Offensive line—David Aniuu, Capital; Drew Johnson, Capital; Michael Huskey, Shelton; TJ Hazen, Wilson; Sapati Tuiolemotu, Mount Tahoma.
Second-team defense
Defensive back—Sean Morris, Capital; Kelsey Deer, Central Kitsap; Shayne Carpenter, Mount Tahoma; Malachai Hicks, North Thurston. Linebacker—Erik Ledesma, Central Kitsap; Brian Nault, Shelton; Jared Gearhart, Capital; David Shin, Wilson. Defensive line—Evan Lund, Central Kitsap; Devante Cruz, Foss; Dallas Pritchett, Capital; Dario Haynes, North Thurston.
Second-team special teams
Kicker—Alex Greenleaf, Wilson. Punter, Alex Greenleaf, Wilson. Kick returner—Dehonta Hayes, Lincoln.
Honorable mention—Central Kitsap, Sean Barefield.

Saturday postseason updates: NK playing for title

Nk volley
We’ll have all your Saturday playoff updates here.

Volleyball
Top-ranked Tumwater beat North Kitsap 3-0 (25-18, 25-18, 25-11) in the Class 2A state championship match. It was the first time in county history a volleyball team played for the state title.
It was No. 4 North Kitsap’s first loss this season (23-1).

Football
Hockinson 7, North Kitsap 2 (final)

Soccer
Klahowya went on the road and beat La Salle 4-2 to reach the 1A state semifinals next weekend.
In a 4A quarterfinal, Jackson eliminated South Kitsap 2-0.

Swimming
Annette will have all the updates from the state swim meet here.

State brackets for all sports can be found here.