Bremerton hires volleyball coach

Bremerton High School has found its new volleyball coach.

Sara Todorovich has been named the next volleyball coach for the Knights, Bremerton High athletic director Casey Lindberg confirmed Wednesday.

Todorovich, a Walla Walla native, played collegiate volleyball for Arizona State and Eastern Washington.

Former volleyball coach Clay Blackwood resigned in April to take on a full-time position at Olympic College. He was a part-time teacher and adviser, and previously volleyball coach at OC from 2002 to 2005.

After graduating, Todorovich returned to her hometown and coached at Walla Walla University from 2010 to 2013.

Todorovich has been the head coach with the Washington Elite, a national USA Volleyball Club from the Olympic Peninsula, since 2014.

Blackwood said he remembered seeing Tordorovich during recruiting trips while she was playing at Walla Walla High School and that she had “big-time” talent.

The Knights made the district tournament the last two years, and were one game away from the state tournament last season.
Blackwood said he is hopeful that Tordorovich continue to push the program further.

“They have the structure in place to take the program to new heights,” he said.

Prep trio helps lead select softball team to nationals

Angel Prewitt, left, of South Kitsap and Amber Bumbalough of Klahowya, are members of USA Explosion 16U Gold that qualified for the PGF national tournament this summer. (Contributed photo)
Angel Prewitt, left, of South Kitsap and Amber Bumbalough of Klahowya, are members of USA Explosion 16U Gold that qualified for the PGF national tournament this summer.
(Contributed photo)

Amber Bumbalough of Klahowya, and Statia Cermak and Angel Prewitt, both of South Kitsap, qualified to play in the Premier Girls Fastpitch (PGF) national tournament later this summer.
The trio plays for USA Explosion Gold 16U Farrington/Coleman out of Walla Walla. The Explosion won the Longmont, Colorado, qualifier over the weekend after finishing 4-0 in tournament play with wins over Prodigy Elite, 7-0, New Mexico Sundancers, 6-4, Las Vegas Rage 9-5 and Nor Cal Bandits 6-5 in the championship game.

The national tournament is July 31-August 6 in Huntington Beach, California.
The Explosion’s next tournament is the alley Invite June 18-19 in Hillsboro, Oregon.

Geyer named to baseball coaches hall of fame

North Mason coach Bill Geyer threw out the first pitch at the All-State baseball series over the weekend in Yakima. He threw it his son, Daulton.

It was a big weekend for Geyer, who is battling terminal form of cancer. You can read more about that here.

Geyer’s team lost both games but he was named to the Washington State Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

CPA’s Nation signs with Pacific University

Kalie Nation of Crosspoint signed her letter to play soccer at Pacific University earlier this month. (Contributed photo)
Kalie Nation of Crosspoint signed her letter to play soccer at Pacific University earlier this month.
(Contributed photo)

Crosspoint Academy standout Kalie Nation signed her celebration letter to play soccer at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon, next fall.

Nation, who signed last week with her parents Travis and Jennifer by her side, was a multi-sport star for the Warriors playing soccer, volleyball and basketball.

Five selected for All-State Baseball Series

Five West Sound baseball players were selected for the All-State Baseball Series this weekend in Yakima.

North Kitsap’s Kole Milyard, Bremerton’s Zane Zurbrugg and Anthony Amicangelo, Klahowya’s Jakob Wittig and North Mason’s Daulton Geyer were named to the series Sunday.

The five players were nominated from the 49th Senior All-Star Doubleheader that was played Friday at the Fairgrounds.

All Narrows 4A/3A boys soccer teams announced

Narrows League 4A
MVPs—Jordan Williams, sr., Bellarmine; Jack Sluys, sr., Gig Harbor
Coach of the year—Joey Waters, Bellarmine
First team
GK—Travis Peyton, sr., Gig Harbor; Sean Carlin, jr., Bellarmine; Forward—Ryan Clark, sr., Bellarmine; Robert Nurmi, sr., Bellarmine; Midfield—Issac Russell, sr., Bellarmine; Bryson Gardener, jr., Bellarmine; Kolby Johnson, sr., Olympia; Collin Tate, sr., Timberline; Conner Tovey, sr., Gig Harbor; Elijah Wolfe, sr., Bellarmine; Defenders—Tommy Martin, jr., Bellarmine; Garett Landers, so., Olympia; Tyler Vu, jr., Bellarmine; Sean Lane, jr., Bellarmine; Kendall Burke, so., Stadium; Madison Douglas, jr., Timberline.
Second team
GK—Dylan Zurfluh, sr., Bellarmine; Matteo Delgiudice, jr., Olympia; Forward—Max Hilger, jr., Bellarmine; Shawn Kimble, jr., Gig Harbor; Erik Silva, sr., Stadium; Midfield—Nate Faber, sr., Yelm; Ryan Sanchez, jr., Bellarmine; Gavin Stewart, so., Yelm; Paul Wadsworth, jr., Stadium; Eduardo de la Cruz, fr., South Kitsap; Defenders—Max Nail, sr., South Kitsap; Alika Pai, sr., Gig Harbor; Ryan Stewart, sr., Bellarmine; Mitchell Nee, so., Olympia; Matt Lamfers, jr., Timberline.

Narrows League 3A
MVP—Nigel El-Sokkary, sr., Capital
Coach of the year—Jason Gjertsen, Wilson
First team
GK—Diego Rodriguez, jr., North Thurston; Alek Greenleaf, jr., Wilson; Forward—Jose Aguilar, sr., North Thurston; Angel Herrera, so., Lincoln; Midfield—Vitthal Powell, sr., North Thurston; Pablo Ramos, jr., Wilson; Logan Beachy, sr., Central Kitsap; Scott Penner, jr., Capital; Defenders—Ian Maclean, sr., North Thurston; Daniel Ocampo, sr., Lincoln; Jack Coupe, sr., Central Kitsap; Alan Ryan, sr., Capital.
Second team
GK—Simon Capilla, sr., Lincoln; Forward—Tommy Johnson, sr., North Thurston; Jesus Flores, jr., Shelton; Anei Yel, jr., Wilson; Midfield—Charles Jellison, jr., North Thurston; Ronaldo Venegas, sr., Lincoln; Kevin White, sr., Central Kitsap; Willie Klemmer, jr., Capital; Defenders—Skyler Stephens, jr., Central Kitsap; Carter Stephens, jr., Central Kitsap; Rodolfo Castillo, sr., Capital; Michael Benitez, so., Wilson.

Bainbridge’s Frickleton named lacrosse All-American

Bainbridge senior Jack Frickleton was one of nine lacrosse players named to the U.S. Lacrosse High School All-Americans list in Washington on Wednesday.

Frickleton, who plays the attack position, had 44 points for the Spartans this season, 31 goals and 14 assists.

State champion Bellevue lead the way with three selections, while Issaquah had two, followed by Eastside Catholic, Skyline, Mercer Island and Bainbridge each with one.

Soccer: Hernandez, Powell named Olympic League MVPs

Kingston’s Leo Hernandez and Klahowya’s Paul Powell earned Olympic League most valuable player honors for boys soccer.

Hernandez was the 2A league MVP, while Powell was the 1A league MVP.

Boys Soccer
Olympic League 2A
MVP—Leo Hernandez, Kingston
Coach of the Year—Randy Lund, Bremerton
First Team
Alex Barrett, sr., Kingston; Alex Hernandez, sr., Kingston; Kody Boles, jr., Kingston; Deondre Sluys, jr., North Kitsap; Ethan Schmitt, sr., North Kitsap; Liam Harris, so., Sequim; Austin Wagner, sr., Sequim; Wei-Yan Fu, sr., Port Angeles, Spencer Stuart, sr., Bremerton; Cameron Lax, sr., Olympic; Miguel Sebastian, sr., North Mason
Second Team
Zach Hobson, sr., Kingston; Brady Vernik, jr., Kingston; Will Thompson; sr., North Kitsap; Jordan Thompson, jr., North Kitsap; Cameron Chase, sr., Sequim; JT McElhose, sr., Sequim; Keenan Leslie, so., Port Angeles; Dylan Reed, jr., Bremerton; Alvaro Perez, sr., Bremerton; Joshaua Frey, fr., Bremerton; Walter Sebastian, fr., North Mason.

Olympic League 1A
MVP—Paul Powell, sr., Klahowya
Coach of the Year—Jeff Quinn, Klahowya
First Team
Jacob Sargent, jr., Klahowya; Keegan Grellner, sr., Klahowya; Derek Carpenter, so., Klahowya; Mason Joe, so., Klahowya; Elijah Biskup, sr., Port Townsend; Patrick Charlton, sr., Port Townsend; Abraham Leyva Elenes, sr., Coupeville; William Nelson, so., Coupeville; Carter McCleary, jr., Chimacum; Joseph Richey, jr., Chimacum.

Spartans named all-league in softball

Bainbridge’s Morgan Lassoff was named to the All-Metro League softball team.

Lassoff, a sophomore, was named as an outfielder.

Sophomore pitcher Sara Colley was named to the All-Mountain Division team and Maddie Loverich, a sophomore catcher, and Malia Peato, a freshman shortstop/pitcher were honorable mention.

All-Metro League

MVP — Gabby Wenn, West Seattle, sr.

Coach of the year — Rick Geving, Roosevelt

Team sportsmanship — Seattle Prep

Pitchers: Lauren King, Ballard, jr.; Kayla Ferguson, Roosevelt, jr. Catcher: Kaela Jackson, Garfield, sr. 1B: Emma Atkinson, West Seattle, sr. 2B: Maddie Iem, Eastside Catholic, jr.; SS: Lucy Mead, West Seattle, so. 3B: Harper Brown, Eastside Catholic, fr. OF: Sarah Buchanan, Seattle Prep, sr., Megan McAllister, Ballard, jr., Juliana Lynch, Holy Names, sr., Morgan Lassoff, Bainbridge, so. DH: Hannah Schubert, Ballard, sr.; Util.: Karina Diekema, Seattle Prep, sr.

All-Mountain

Pitchers: Katie Erikson, Seattle Prep, jr., Sara Colley, Bainbridge, so. Catcher: Sam Hemmert, West Seattle, sr. 1B: Madison Burmester, Seattle Prep, so. 2B: Morgan Cameron, Ballard, sr. SS: Caroline Sonnen, Eastside Catholic, jr. 3B: Taylor Danielson, Ballard, jr. OF: Brynn Snodgrass, West Seattle, jr., McKenzie Spires, Eastside Catholic, fr., Jessica Irvine, Holy Names, jr., Cammy Stukel, Seattle Prep, sr. DH: Abi Kirsten, Eastside Catholic, sr. Util.: Halina Tracey, Holy Names, jr.

Honorable mention

Bainbridge — Maddie Loverich, so., catcher; Malia Peato, fr., SS/P.

CK’s Lawrence named Narrows League 3A MVP in softball

Central Kitsap’s standout pitcher Hope Lawrence was named the Narrows League 3A most valuable player while the Cougars had three players named to the first team.

CK softball coach Courtney Lacock was named the coach of the year. Lawrence will play at Shoreline Community College next season.

First baseman Elise Freund, who is headed to Pacific Lutheran University, senior Chance Barg and junior Madi Anderson were the first-team selections.

In Narrows 4A, South Kitsap third baseman Diavionne DeWalt was named to the first-team along with pitcher Ali Paulino.

All-League Softball

Narrows League 4A

MVP — Jordan Adams, Gig Harbor, jr.

Coach of the year — Lindsay Walton, Yelm

First team — Pitchers: Drea Schwaier, Yelm, so.; Brooklyn Taylor-Sparks, Timberline, jr. Catcher: Taylor Gubser, Yelm, fr. Middle inf.: Nicki Dehan, Yelm, sr.; Tessa Waage, Gig Harbor, sr.; Alyssa McKiernan, Bellarmine Prep, sr. Corner inf.: Abbie Hutton, GH, sr.; Diavionne DeWalt, South Kitsap, so. OF: Erin Roloff, Olympia, sr.; Ally Choate, Yelm, jr., Meg Sullivan, Bellarmine Prep, jr. Util.: Alexandra Kessler-Paulino, South Kitsap, jr.

Second team — Pitchers: Tayelyn Cutler, Yelm, fr.; Chelsea Smith, Bellarmine Prep, so.; Catcher: McKenzie Schwan, Bellarmine Prep, jr. Middle inf.: Mackinzee Moore, Yelm, fr.; Sophia Canton, South Kitsap, jr. Corner inf.: Haley McMasters, Bellarmine Prep, fr.; Alix Peffly, Timberline, fr.; Carley Nelson, Yelm, jr. OF: Emery Norwood, Stadium, jr.; Brooke Fesenbek, Olympia, so.; Makenzie Sylvester, Timberline, sr. Util.: Erica Grenlund, Bellarmine Prep, sr.

Honorable mention — Catchers: Bailey Werner, Gig Harbor, so.; Bailey Haddock, Timberline, fr. Middle inf.: Lauren Forseth, Gig Harbor, so.; Isabel Chapman, Stadium, sr. Corner inf.: Jaeden Els, Yelm, so.; Hailey Lasmanis, Olympia, jr. OF: Tess Parker, Gig Harbor, sr.; Angel Prewitt, South Kitsap, jr.; Alexis Gojovich, South Kitsap, so.; Maddie Potter, Gig Harbor, jr. Util.: Patricia Hultman, Stadium, sr.

Narrows League 3A

MVP — Hope Lawrence, Central Kitsap, sr.

Coach of they year — Courtney Lacock, Central Kitsap

First team — Pitcher: Natalie Albaugh, Shelton, fr. Catcher: Corey Lindsay, Shelton, sr. Middle inf.: Aaliyah Kautz, North Thurston, sr.; Marissa Adams, Central Kitsap, jr.; Loretta LaClair, Shelton, sr. Corner inf.: Ciarra Davis, North Thurston, sr.; Elise Freund, Central Kitsap, sr.; Kiana Turner, Wilson, jr. OF: Aurora Gouley, Shelton, sr.; Chance Barg, Central Kitsap, sr.; Madi Anderson, Central Kitsap, jr. Util.: Peyton Uznanski, Capital, so.

Second team — Pitcher: Maddy Lincoln, Capital, sr. Catcher: Zee Young, Central Kitsap, so.; Raynie Ehret, North Thurston, jr.; Middle inf.: Kathy Le, Foss, so.; Judy Soliai, Lincoln, so.; Corner inf.: Tera Geimer, North Thurston, so.; Matlyne Mecham, Shelton, jr. OF: Haley Julkenen, North Thurston, jr.; Sam Wallace, Central Kitsap, jr.; Alexis Groshong, Wilson, so.; Util.: Brittney Kincy, Capital, so.; Blanca Vielma, Foss, jr.

Honorable mention — Pitchers: Kately Kass, Wilson, jr.; Isabel Pfingston, Mt. Tahoma, fr. Catchers: Hallie Bader, Foss, sr.; Taytum Pesek, Wilson, so. Middle inf.: Keiamae Sagapolu, Lincoln, so.; Delaney Kennedy, Capital, fr.; Alyssa Jordenson, Shelton, so.; Alann Bates-Carector, Mt. Tahoma, sr. OF: Rachel Wofford, Capital, sr.; Kylee Freese, North Thurston, fr.; Masie Vollendorff, North Thurston, so.; Hallee Garrick, Shelton, jr.; Util.: Victoria Nuon, Lincoln, jr.; Cassidy Garchow, Central Kitsap, jr.