Central Kitsap’s new league has a new name

It’s called the South Sound Conference.
That’s the name of the eight-team league formed last week with Central Kitsap.
The SSC will also contain Capital, Gig Harbor, Peninsula, North Thurston, Shelton, Timberline and Yelm.
The league could have gone with one of the two leagues — Narrows or South Puget Sound – that was dismantled during this reclassification period.
“I think everybody wanted to start anew,” CK AD Bill Baxter said. “Something fresh.”
This league will go into effect in September.

NFL’s golden football arrives in Bremerton (and Port Orchard)

The NFL, in honor of 50 Super Bowls, is sending out golden footballs to every high school that produced a player or coach that participated in a Super Bowl.
(More on that here.)
Bremerton grad Tony Boddie was a member of the Denver Broncos team that played in Super Bowl XXII in 1988. Bremerton held an assembly to honor Boddie and present him with the football Friday.
Boddie was the special teams captain for the Broncos. You can read more about him here.
South Kitsap also has one as Benji Olson played with the Tennessee Titans in Super Bowl XXXLV in 2000.

Bremerton High Alumni Tony Boddie shakes hands with students while holding a gold football commemorating his trip to the Super Bowl with the Denver Broncos that was presented to him during an assembley at the school on Friday, February 5, 2016. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
Bremerton High Alumni Tony Boddie shakes hands with students while holding a gold football commemorating his trip to the Super Bowl with the Denver Broncos that was presented to him during an assembly at the school on Friday. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
Bremerton High School principal John Polm holds alumni Tony Boddie's gold football commemorating his trip to the Super Bowl with the Denver Broncos. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
Bremerton High School principal John Polm holds alumni Tony Boddie’s gold football commemorating his trip to the Super Bowl with the Denver Broncos. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

National Signing Day: Updated list of athletes

Here is a list of West Sound athletes who’ll be sending in letters of intent Wednesday on national signing day:
Football: Keith Moore, Olympic (Eastern Washington University), Alberto Castorena, Olympic (Arizona Western College), Kendal Yaegle, Central Kitsap (Central Washington University), *Sean Crowell, North Kitsap (Northwestern College), Marcelo Sanchez, North Kitsap (University of Jamestown)
Girls Soccer: Alyssa Beach, Bremerton (Central Washington University), Michaela Wallitner, Central Kitsap (Central Washington University), Mel Johnson, Central Kitsap (University of Redlands), Kalie Nation, Crosspoint (Pacific University), *Tegan Daviscourt, North Mason (Eastern Oregon)
Boys Soccer: Jaeger Skifstad, Central Kitsap (Highline Community College)
Baseball: Aki Buckson, Central Kitsap (Bellevue College), Griffin McCormick, Central Kitsap (Bellevue College), Nolan Wiler, Central Kitsap (University of Puget Sound)
Softball: Elise Freund, Central Kitsap (Pacific Lutheran University)
Women’s golf: Madison Gale, Kingston (Mt. Holyoke College)
*will also compete in track and field

Central Kitsap student athletes (left to right) Michaela Wallitner, Kendal Yaegle, Nolan Wiler, Jaeger Skifstad, Griffith McCormick and Aki Buckson sign their letters of intent on Wednesday, February 3, 2016. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
Central Kitsap student athletes (left to right) Michaela Wallitner, Kendal Yaegle, Nolan Wiler, Jaeger Skifstad, Griffith McCormick and Aki Buckson sign their letters of intent on Wednesday, February 3, 2016. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
Central Kitsap student athlete Michaela Wallitner is framed by balloons as she leaves the table after signing her letter of intent to play soccer at Central Washington, on Wednesday, February 3, 2016. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
Central Kitsap student athlete Michaela Wallitner is framed by balloons as she leaves the table after signing her letter of intent to play soccer at Central Washington, on Wednesday, February 3, 2016. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
Central Kitsap student athletes (left to right) Hope Lawrence, Elise Freund, Melissa Johnson, Michaela Wallitner, Kendal Yaegle, Nolan Wiler, Jaeger Skifstad, Griffith McCormick and Aki Buckson sign their letters of intent on Wednesday, February 3, 2016. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
Central Kitsap student athletes (left to right) Hope Lawrence, Elise Freund, Melissa Johnson, Michaela Wallitner, Kendal Yaegle, Nolan Wiler, Jaeger Skifstad, Griffith McCormick and Aki Buckson sign their letters of intent on Wednesday, February 3, 2016. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
Olympic's Alberto Castorena (left) and Keith Moore (right) pose with Trojans football coach Sal Quitevis for during a signing day ceremony at the school.
Olympic’s Alberto Castorena (left) and Keith Moore (right) pose with Trojans football coach Sal Quitevis for during a signing day ceremony at the school.
North Kitsap's Marcelo Sanchez (center) signed a letter of intent to play football at the University of Jamestown in North Dakota.
North Kitsap’s Marcelo Sanchez (center), with his brother Alec (left) and father Christopher, signed a letter of intent to play football at the University of Jamestown in North Dakota.
Bremerton soccer player Alyssa Beach signed her national letter of intent Wednesday with Central Washington. At right is Bremerton athletic director Jeff Barton.
Bremerton soccer player Alyssa Beach signed her national letter of intent Wednesday with Central Washington. At right is Bremerton athletic director Jeff Barton.
North Mason's Tegan Daviscourt has signed with Eastern Oregon to play soccer/track and field.
North Mason’s Tegan Daviscourt has signed with Eastern Oregon to play soccer/track and field.

North Kitsap boys move up a spot in state poll

The North Kitsap boys debuted at No. 10 last week in the Associated Press state basketball poll. They moved up this week to No. 9. Port Angeles, the only West Sound girls team ranked, is also at No. 9.

Boys
Class 4A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Federal Way (11) 20-0 110 1
2. Curtis 19-1 96 2
3. Cascade (Everett) 18-0 86 3
4. Gonzaga Prep 18-1 79 4
5. Union 17-2 69 5
6. Issaquah 16-3 52 7
7. Bellarmine Prep 17-3 40 8
8. Kentwood 17-3 26 9
9. Lewis and Clark 15-4 18 6
10. Central Valley 15-4 13 10
Others receiving votes: Richland 7. Wenatchee 4. Olympia 3. Kent Meridian 2.

Class 3A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Rainier Beach (7) 15-3 106 2
2. Garfield (3) 17-2 98 1
3. Bellevue (1) 17-1 91 3
4. Auburn Mountainview 18-1 74 T4
5. Peninsula 17-2 57 T4
6. Lincoln 16-3 43 8
7. Edmonds-Woodway 16-2 42 9
8. Cleveland 16-3 38 T6
9. Wilson, Woodrow 15-4 31 T6
10. Shadle Park 14-5 21 10
Others receiving votes: Kamiakin 3. Prairie 1.

Class 2A
School Record Points Last Week
1. River Ridge (3) 17-1 100 2
2. Clarkston (4) 18-1 96 1
3. Lynden (4) 17-1 94 3
4. Squalicum 16-2 73 4
5. Pullman 15-3 68 5
6. Selah 17-2 58 6
7. Mark Morris 15-3 46 7
8. Anacortes 12-6 27 8
9. North Kitsap 15-4 17 10
10. Clover Park 13-4 8 NR
Others receiving votes: Wapato 7. Aberdeen 6. Liberty (Renton) 2. Archbishop Murphy 1. Olympic 1. Tumwater 1.

Class 1A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Lynden Christian (6) 18-1 114 2
(tie)Zillah (6) 17-1 114 1
3. King’s 15-3 91 3
4. King’s Way Christian School 14-2 86 4
5. Vashon Island 15-3 63 T5
6. University Prep 15-2 62 T5
7. Mount Baker 13-6 42 7
8. Seattle Academy 11-3 32 8
9. Freeman 15-3 25 10
10. Overlake School 13-4 14 9
Others receiving votes: Hoquiam 11. Seattle Christian 3. Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) 1. La Salle 1. Medical Lake 1.

Class 2B
School Record Points Last Week
1. Brewster (10) 18-0 100 1
2. Morton-White Pass 17-1 99 2
3. Northwest Christian (Colbert) 18-2 82 4
4. Life Christian Academy 19-2 75 5
5. Ocosta 17-1 64 6
6. Liberty (Spangle) 18-2 56 3
7. Toledo 14-4 39 8
8. Friday Harbor 15-4 34 7
9. Warden 16-3 16 10
10. Napavine 12-5 13 9
Others receiving votes: Okanogan 10. Lake Roosevelt 7. Mabton 6. LaConner 2. Colfax 2.

Class B
School Record Points Last Week
1. Almira Coulee-Hartline (10) 20-0 100 1
2. Seattle Lutheran 17-1 88 2
3. Garfield-Palouse 14-2 76 3
4. Neah Bay 14-2 53 T5
4. Shorewood Christian 14-3 53 4
6. Republic 16-3 48 T5
7. Wellpinit 14-4 32 8
8. Orcas Christian 13-1 30 NR
9. Sunnyside Christian 14-3 23 10
10. Selkirk 15-4 15 9
Others receiving votes: Evergreen Lutheran 14. Liberty Christian 14. Pateros 3. Grace Academy 1.

Girls
Class 4A

School Record Points Last Week
1. Central Valley (11) 19-0 110 1
2. Moses Lake 17-0 99 2
3. Bothell 18-1 84 3
4. Todd Beamer 17-2 76 5
5. Lewis and Clark 15-4 59 4
6. Skyview 15-4 46 6
7. Chiawana 17-2 45 8
8. Camas 14-3 30 7
9. Kentlake 16-4 18 NR
10. Inglemoor 14-4 14 NR
Others receiving votes: Snohomish 9. Woodinville 9. Curtis 3. Kentridge 2. Bellarmine Prep 1.

Class 3A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Lynnwood (9) 18-0 108 1
2. Bellevue (2) 18-0 101 2
3. Arlington 17-0 84 3
4. West Seattle 18-0 80 4
5. Auburn Riverside 19-0 62 6
6. Lincoln 18-1 52 7
7. Blanchet 17-1 50 5
8. Mercer Island 15-2 35 8
9. Wilson, Woodrow 14-4 15 9
10. Prairie 14-3 11 10
Others receiving votes: Glacier Peak 6. Hazen 1.

Class 2A

School Record Points Last Week
1. East Valley (Spokane) (10) 18-2 100 1
2. Burlington-Edison 16-2 86 2
3. Ellensburg 17-2 78 T3
4. Lynden 15-2 73 T3
5. White River 15-3 58 5
6. Archbishop Murphy 12-2 47 6
7. Selah 16-3 43 7
8. Black Hills 15-3 28 9
9. Port Angeles 16-3 14 10
10. Anacortes 11-6 11 NR
Others receiving votes: W. F. West 8. Washougal 1. Mark Morris 1. Olympic 1. Franklin Pierce 1.

Class 1A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Lynden Christian (8) 16-2 97 1
2. La Salle (1) 18-1 76 T2
3. Montesano 17-2 75 T2
4. King’s (1) 15-4 70 4
5. LaCenter 17-1 59 5
6. Mount Baker 15-4 55 6
7. Bellevue Christian 16-2 36 8
8. Granger 16-3 30 7
9. Zillah 15-3 27 9
10. Elma 15-3 12 10
Others receiving votes: Seattle Academy 5. Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) 4. University Prep 4.

Class 2B
School Record Points Last Week
1. Okanogan (9) 15-0 90 1
2. Ilwaco 16-2 77 2
3. Napavine 16-2 71 3
4. Toutle Lake 17-1 66 4
5. Mabton 17-2 54 5
6. Davenport 15-4 41 6
7. LaConner 15-3 38 7
8. Lind-Ritzville Sprague 14-5 22 9
9. Waterville 15-3 12 10
10. Warden 14-4 8 8
10. St. George’s 14-5 8 NR
Others receiving votes: Raymond 6. Adna 1. Colfax 1.

Wrestling Postseason: Tournament schedule

Postseason wrestling is just around the corner with league and sub-regional tournaments kicking off Friday and Saturday.

Here’s where West Sound’s wrestling teams will be competing.

South Kitsap and Central Kitsap are competing in the Narrows League 4A and 3A tournaments at Foss High School. Wrestling begins at 5 p.m. on Friday and 9:30 a.m. on Saturday. The top four wrestlers in each weight class advance to regionals.

Bainbridge will be at the Metro League (3A) tournament Friday (5 p.m.) and Saturday (10 a.m.) at Eastside Catholic High School. The top eight wrestlers advance to regionals.

The Olympic League 2A teams (Bremerton, Olympic, North Kitsap, Kingston, North Mason, Sequim and Port Angeles are at the sub-regional tournament at Olympic High School on Saturday. Wrestling begins at 10 a.m. The top four wrestlers advance to regionals.

Klahowya, Port Townsend and Chimacum are at the 1A sub-regional tournament at Vashon High School on Saturday. Wrestling begins at 10 a.m. The top four wrestlers advance to regionals.

For girls, Olympic League wrestlers compete at Decatur High School (Friday 5 p.m./Saturday 10:30 a.m.) and Narrows League wrestlers compete at Auburn Riverside High School (Friday 5 p.m./Saturday 10:30 a.m.). The top five wrestlers in each weight class advance to regionals.

Signing Day is Wednesday. Here’s what we know:

Here is a list of West Sound athletes who’ll be sending in letters of intent Wednesday on national signing day:
Football: Keith Moore, Olympic (Eastern Washington University), Alberto Castorena, Olympic (Arizona Western College), Kendal Yaegle, Central Kitsap (Central Washington University), Sean Crowell, North Kitsap (Northwestern College)
Girls Soccer: Alyssa Beach, Bremerton (Central Washington University), Michaela Wallitner, Central Kitsap (Central Washington University), Mel Johnson, Central Kitsap (University of Redlands), Kalie Nation, Crosspoint (Pacific University)
Baseball: Aki Buckson, Central Kitsap (Bellevue College), Griffin McCormick, Central Kitsap (Bellevue College), Nolan Wiler, Central Kitsap (University of Puget Sound)
Softball: Elise Freund, Central Kitsap (Pacific Lutheran University)

SK’s Macabitas top seed in WCD 4A swimming this weekend

South Kitsap juniors Dylan Macabitas and Jason Gleason are both eyeing district titles later this week.

Macabitas is seeded first in the 100-yard backstroke in 54.30 seconds for the West Central District meet, Friday and Saturday at Curtis High School in Tacoma. Macabitas has already qualified for state. He’s also seeded second in the 200 freestyle.

Diver Gleason is seeded second in the 1-meter, and has also qualified for state. The state meet is Feb. 19-20 at KCAC in Federal Way.

The top six times in each event will allocate to state even if a state time isn’t met. Right now, SK’s 200 medley relay and 200 free relays are seeded sixth according to the psych sheets.

 

Central Kitsap joins new unnamed league

After months of jockeying and wondering, Central Kitsap has a new league it will play in for the next four years.
Now it just needs a name.
Tuesday, the Class 3A teams in the West Central District decided on two eight-man leagues.
Central Kitsap’s league will be made up of CK, Capital, Gig Harbor, Peninsula, North Thurston, Shelton, Timberline and Yelm.
This league will decide its name next week at meeting of athletic directors. Calling it the Narrows League is a possibility.
The other league is calling itself the Pierce County League. The PCL went defunct around 2001. North Mason and Bainbridge have played in the league. That league will have: Bethel, Bonney Lake, Lakes, Lincoln, Mount Tahoma, Spanaway Lake, Stadium and Wilson.
“We’re happy with where we landed,” Central Kitsap coach Bill Baxter said. “It was the one that we wanted to be in for sure.”
The downside for CK is that there’s more travel as several of the schools are in the Olympia area. But, Baxter felt that the league makeup fits it better competitively.
This league will begin in September.