South Kitsap hires alum to coach softball

Here’s the release from the district:

The South Kitsap School District Athletics Department would like to congratulate and welcome Mindi Outhwaite as the new head coach for Fastpitch.

Mindi Outhwaite played for the South Kitsap varsity fastpitch team from 1996-1998. Following high school, she received scholarships from Limestone College in South Carolina and Seattle University. She played as starting pitcher for both schools and completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing at Seattle University. She served as coach for a 16U Sidewinder team and at Mount Rainer High School.

“I have since been busy with my nursing career and enjoying time with my husband and our three boys. I am very thankful for this opportunity to come back and coach at my alma mater. I’m looking forward to a great season with the 2015 South Kitsap Fastpitch team,” stated Outhwaite. “I believe the success of our team will be based on preparation, teamwork and fun!”

Fastpitch is a spring sport open to all 9th – 12th grade girls, sign-ups are in progress and try-outs will begin on March 2, 2015. If you have any questions, please contact the Athletics Office at 360-874-5731.

Boys basketball stats: 2.20.15

Boys Basketball
Scoring leaders
Name, school    Games    Avg.
Alex Barry, Seq    20    20.6
Eric Wattree, SK    20    19.7
Cole Rabedeaux, NK    23    18.0
Ricky Holguin, Kla    20    16.4
Hunter Hathaway, PA    20    16.1
Matt Becker, NM    22    15.3
Calvin Dennis, NK    23    14.5
Ethan Graebner, NK    24    14.0
RJ Secrest, CK    21    13.7
Daulton Geyer, NM    22    12.7
Daniel Burggraaf, NM    22    10.7
Lambros Rogers, PA    20    10.2
Chris Adkins, PT    18    10.1

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Mat Classic start times and local qualifiers

Where: Tacoma Dome
Friday: Doors open to public (8:45 a.m.); First session of wrestling (10 a.m.-2 p.m.); Second session (3:30-9:30 p.m.)
Saturday: Doors open to public (8:45 a.m.); Third session, including placing matches (10 a.m.-2:15 p.m.); Championship matches (5 p.m.)
Tickets: One day—$15 adults, $11 seniors/students; Two days—$23 adults, $17 seniors/students.

West Sound qualifiers
Class 4A
South Kitsap: 106—Ashton Schessler (30-12), Leroy Portillo (24-8). 113—Deion Anderson (33-4). 120—Sebastian Robles (32-7). 132—Brandon Forster (18-5). 145—Lucas Pervinich (31-9). 152—Jaxon Moffett (28-14). 285—Marshaud DeWalt (27-6).

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All-Narrows League basketball teams unveiled

All-Narrows League
Class 4A
MVP—Bobby Moorehead, sr., Stadium.
Coach of the year—Allen Thomas, Timberline.
First team—Malachi Flynn, jr., Bellarmine; Brandell Evans, sr., Timberlin; Sam Gagliardi, jr., Gig Harbor; Eric Wattree, jr., South Kitsap; Londrell Hamilton, so., Stadium.
Second team—Chris Drake, sr., Gig Harbor; Jarryn Bush, jr., Timberline; Christian Davis, jr., Yelm; Rex Bodoia, sr., Bellarmine; Ben Bishop, sr., Olympia.
Honorable mention—SK, Travis Delgado, Isaiah Lewis.
MVP—Claire Martin, sr., Bellarmine.
Defensive MVP—Claire Martin, sr., Bellarmine.
Coach of the year—Kevin Meines, Bellarmine.
First team—Libby Borgonia, jr., South Kitsap; Shalyse Smith, fr., Bellarmine; Callan Russell, sr., Timberline; Jenna Randich, jr., Olympia; Sara Bowen, jr., Timberline.
Second team—Maddie Willett, fr., Gig Harbor; Jayana Ervin, jr., Bellarmine; Shelby Gavigan; Kaylee Yergeau, sr., South Kitsap; McKenzie Alton, jr., Bellarmine.
Honorable mention—SK, Brianna Schafer, Mary Beth Bray.
Class 3A
Co-MVP—David Jenkins, jr., Wilson; Josiah Barsh, sr., Lincoln.
Defensive MVP—Dionte Simon, jr., Lincoln.
First team—Haywood Irwin, sr., Foss; Sam Dabalos McMahon, sr., Foss; Tyler Speaks, sr., Shelton; Keun Palu-Thompson, sr., Wilson; Trevion Brown, jr., Lincoln.
Second team—Roberto Gittens, so., Foss; Stephon Shaw, sr., Foss; Wes Reynolds, jr., North Thurston; Travis Miller, jr., Capital; RJ Secrest, so., Central Kitsap.
Honorable mention—CK, Alex Smith.
MVP—Tamia Briggs, jr., Lincoln.
Defensive player of the year—Taylor Krouse, sr., Central Kitsap.
First team—Kiaira Thomas, sr., Lincoln; Kiki Knox, jr., Wilson; Kapri Morrow, sr., Wilson; Taylor Krouse, sr., Central Kitsap; Maddie White, sr., Central Kitsap.
Second team—Danette Brown, sr., Mount Tahoma; Josie Matz, so., Wilson; Erick Hamlin, jr., Wilson; Hayley Niles, sr., North Thurston; Starr Rodenhurst, jr., Central Kitsap.

No locals favored at state boys swim/dive meet

If there will be champion from Kitsap county at the boys state swimming and diving meet later this week, it will be an upset.

Bainbridge’s CJ Waite is the top local qualifier in the Class 3A meet. Waite, a senior, is seeded third in the 100-yard breaststroke at the King County Aquatic Center. Friday’s prelims are at 9:45 a.m.

The 4A prelims are at 2:30 and the 2A starts at 6:15 p.m. Saturday’s finals are at 10 a.m., 2:30 and 6:30 p.m., respectively.

Looking across the Hood Canal bridge, John Macias of Port Angeles has West Sound’s best chance of not only winning one, but two state titles in 2A. Macias is the top seed in the 100 backstroke in 53.17 seconds. He’s seeded second in the 100 freestyle in 48.71, just behind Eric Olsen of Anacortes in 48.37. The Roughriders 400 free relay is seeded second.

Here’s a look at who qualified from West Sound:

Class 3A: Bainbridge, Parker Bushey (200 free, 100 free), Henry Bacon (200 free), Gabe Emert (diving), Dylan Garthwaite (diving), David Jenkins (100 fly), James Bullock (500 free), Sam Alpaugh (100 back), CJ Waite (100 breast), 200 medley relay, 200 free relay, 400 free relay.

Class 4A: South Kitsap, Dylan Macabitas (100 back), Yoshi Iwakawa (100 breast), 200 medley relay.

Class 2A: Bremerton, Nathan Rubie (200 IM, 100 fly), 200 medley relay, 400 free relay; Kingston, Quincy Walker (200 IM, 100 back), Hunter Parini (50 free, 100 free), Nolan Platz (100 breast), 200 medley relay, 400 free relay; Klahowya, Isaiah Snow (50 free, 100 free), North Kitsap, Thor Breitbarth (100 fly), 200 medley relay, 200 free relay, 400 free relay; Olympic, Erik Hirt (200 free), Ziven Meyer (100 free, 100 back), 200 medley relay, 400 free relay; Port Angeles, Milo Atwater (200 free, 500 free), Karsten Hertzog (200 free, 500 free), Tristin Butler (200 IM, 500 free), Jay Liang (200 IM, 100 breast), Wei-Yan Fu (50 free, 100 fly), Lucas DeFrang (diving), Vincent Ioffrida (diving), John Macias (100 free, 100 back), 200 medley relay, 200 free relay, 400 free relay; Sequim, Eric Prosser (100 back).

No locals ranked in final Associated Press poll

Class 4A

School Record Points Last Week
1. Union (4) 19-1 57 1
2. Federal Way (1) 21-2 55 2
3. Issaquah (1) 18-4 47 3
4. Kentwood 21-2 45 4
5. Kentridge 19-4 29 6
(tie) Richland 17-4 29 7
7. Curtis 19-5 19 9
8. Davis 18-4 18 10
(tie) Central Valley 17-5 18 5
10. University 15-7 6 NR
Others receiving votes: Woodinville 2. Camas 2. Lewis and Clark 2. Jackson 1.

Class 3A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Rainier Beach (3) 20-3 56 3
2. Bellevue (2) 21-2 54 2
3. Garfield (1) 22-1 52 1
4. Lincoln 20-3 37 6
5. Seattle Prep 19-5 32 5
6. Eastside Catholic 18-6 27 4
7. Foss 18-5 22 9
8. Wilson, Woodrow 18-4 16 10
9. Lakeside (Seattle) 19-5 8 NR
10. Peninsula 17-6 7 NR
Others receiving votes: Columbia River 6. Auburn Mountainview 6. Glacier Peak 6. Stanwood 1.

Class 2A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Mark Morris (4) 21-1 67 1
2. Clarkston (3) 21-1 66 2
3. Lynden 18-4 56 3
4. Tumwater 19-3 43 4
5. Ephrata 18-3 28 6
6. Anacortes 16-5 27 8
7. Sammamish 18-5 23 7
8. Pullman 17-5 15 5
9. West Valley (Spokane) 15-8 14 NR
(tie) Woodland 16-6 12 NR
Others receiving votes: River Ridge 8. Aberdeen 8. East Valley (Yakima) 8. Prosser 5. Sehome 4. Shorecrest 1.

Class 1A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Zillah (4) 21-1 58 1
2. King’s (2) 20-2 55 2
3. Vashon Island 19-1 49 3
4. Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) 17-3 39 4
5. La Salle 20-2 35 T6
6. Lynden Christian 14-8 26 5
7. Seattle Academy 14-6 15 T6
(tie) University Prep 14-5 15 T9
9. LaCenter 14-6 9 NR
10. Riverside 18-5 8 8
(tie)King’s Way Christian School 16-6 8 T9
Others receiving votes: Medical Lake 6. Overlake School 6. Cascade Christian 1.

Class 2B
School Record Points Last Week
1. Morton-White Pass (4) 21-0 40 1
2. Life Christian Academy 21-0 33 T2
3. Liberty (Spangle) 22-2 30 T2
4. Okanogan 19-3 28 4
5. Brewster 20-2 27 5
6. Northwest Christian (Colbert) 17-6 15 6
7. Toledo 16-5 14 8
8. Colfax 21-3 11 7
9. Auburn Adventist Academy 18-1 8 NR
10. LaConner 18-3 7 10
Others receiving votes: Friday Harbor 3. Adna 2. Walla Walla VA Academy 1. Onalaska 1.

Class B
School Record Points Last Week
1. Lummi (3) 22-0 30 1
2. Pomeroy 19-2 26 2
3. Garfield-Palouse 20-1 24 T3
4. Neah Bay 14-2 21 T3
5. Entiat 19-1 12 5

Class 4A

School Record Points Last Week
1. Gonzaga Prep (6) 22-0 60 1
2. Inglemoor 21-1 51 2
3. Todd Beamer 22-1 50 3
4. Bellarmine Prep 20-1 41 4
5. Central Valley 18-4 29 5
(tie) Moses Lake 18-2 29 6
7. Walla Walla 19-2 23 7
8. Sunnyside 18-2 19 8
9. Lewis and Clark 17-6 9 NR
10. Skyview 13-2 7 NR
Others receiving votes: Camas 6. Wenatchee 4. Chiawana 1. Bothell 1.

Class 3A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Lynnwood (5) 20-2 66 2
2. West Seattle (1) 21-2 62 3
3. Bellevue (1) 20-3 57 4
4. Glacier Peak 20-2 48 5
5. Lakeside (Seattle) 17-4 29 1
6. Arlington 18-3 28 6
7. Blanchet 20-5 26 7
(tie) Wilson, Woodrow 18-4 26 8
9. Prairie 17-5 18 10
10. Cleveland 16-7 13 NR
Others receiving votes: Ferndale 5. Kamiakin 5. Edmonds-Woodway 2.

Class 2A
School Record Points Last Week
1. Mark Morris (8) 20-2 80 1
2. W. F. West 20-2 72 2
3. White River 20-2 64 3
4. Burlington-Edison 19-3 45 5
5. East Valley (Spokane) 18-3 44 4
6. Ellensburg 17-4 40 6
7. Lynden 16-7 22 7
8. Archbishop Murphy 16-5 18 8
(tie) Selah 16-5 18 10
10. Washougal 15-6 11 NR
Others receiving votes: Black Hills 7. Olympic 6. Woodland 4. Liberty (Renton) 4. Grandview 2. Sedro-Woolley 2. Blaine 1.

Class 1A
School Record Points Last Week
1. King’s (2) 19-3 68 5
2. Montesano (4) 22-0 66 2
3. Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) (1) 19-1 60 3
(tie) Lynden Christian (1) 18-4 60 1
5. Cashmere 18-2 57 4
6. Granger 20-2 37 6
7. Kalama 18-4 31 T7
(tie) LaCenter 19-3 31 T7
9. Cascade Christian 18-3 20 9
10. Seattle Christian 15-6 5 10
Others receiving votes: Zillah 3. Nooksack Valley 1. Seattle Academy 1.

Class 2B
School Record Points Last Week
1. Okanogan (5) 22-0 50 1
2. Colfax 21-3 41 3
3. Northwest Christian (Colbert) 21-3 35 2
4. LaConner 20-0 34 5
5. Mabton 19-3 26 7
6. Toutle Lake 20-3 24 4
(tie)Wahkiakum 21-2 24 8
8. Napavine 19-4 18 9
9. Ilwaco 22-2 11 6
10. Dayton 17-3-1 9 NR
Others receiving votes: Adna 2. Raymond 1.

Class B
School Record Points Last Week
1. Colton (4) 22-0 40 1
2. Republic 22-0 36 2
3. Sunnyside Christian 20-2 30 3
4. Neah Bay 16-0 26 4
5. Pateros 13-1 22 5
Others receiving votes: Moses Lake Christian Academy 6.

Mat Classic: State tournament brackets

Here are the brackets for the state wrestling tournament. Mat Classic begins Friday morning at the Tacoma Dome.

Below is a schedule for the two-day event.

Friday, February 20



3:30pm & 4:00pm-9:30pm

Doors Open for Athletes/Coaches (Lower Gate F) Officials Meeting in Weigh-in Area
Hair/Nail Check Begins in Dome (Lower Gate F)
Unofficial Scales Available in Locker Room “A”, “C” and Weigh-in Area (Lower Gate F)
Late Registration (Tournament Head Tables)
Weigh-in Begins in Dome (Lower Gate F) –
Expected Completion – 8:30am
Girls Weigh-ins in Locker Room C –
Expected Completion of – 8:30am
Timers and Relief Worker Training on 2A Mats
Doors Open to Public
Scorers and Timers Meetings (Meet at Each Tournament Mat Area)
1A, 2A, Girls Tournaments
3A, 4A, 1B/2B Tournaments
Unofficial Scales Available in Locker Room “A” and “C” until 9:30pm
Dome Closes to All

Saturday, February 21




Doors Open for Athletes/Coaches (Lower Gate F)
Unofficial Scales Available in Locker Room “A”, “C” and Weigh-in Area (Lower Gate F)
Weigh-in Begins in Dome (Lower Gate F) –
Expected Completion – 8:15am
Girls Weigh-ins in Locker Room C –
Expected Completion – 8:15am
Doors Open to Public
Presentation of WIAA Team Academic Awards and State Coaches Awards
THIRD SESSION (Includes all Placing Matches for 3rd/4th, 5th/6th and 7th/8th)
Opening Ceremonies and Parade of Athletes
Team Awards
Dome Closes to All


Taking a look at girls basketball & the playoffs

There are some local girls basketball teams that know where they are headed and others are in limbo.

I’m here to help you sort it all out.

I’m going to begin with Olympic as the Trojans have started down their playoff road on the easiest of paths under coach Laurie Shaw. That’s not to say the opponents are easy, none are at this point, but Oly is getting the job done the best way it can in order to save some energy for regionals and hopefully state. The Trojans (17-4) won their first two games at the Class 2A West Central District — beating Washington handily at home 59-37 and then holding off Franklin Pierce 50-43 Friday night. This is the fifth straight year under Shaw the Trojans will head to regionals and by far their best effort. It’s never easy for a team to come through in the clutch, but they’ve done it. Oly has put together nine wins in a row. Against Franklin, Katie Campana lit up the Cardinals, scoring 14 of her 19 points in the first half. When Campana was shut down in the second half, Olivia Williams stepped up and scored 15 of her 17. She also had 12 rebounds.

So now Olympic will play in the district semifinals on Wednesday at 6 p.m. against the Sammamish Totems (11-10) at Bellarmine Prep HS. If Oly wins they will face the winner of the Liberty/White River game. White River would be a heckuva matchup for anyone as the Hornets are ranked No. 3 in the Associated Press statewide poll. They beat North Kitsap 61-31 thanks to 6-foot-1 Kendall Bird (21 points, 15 rebounds) and 6-2 Darian Gore. But, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. The Totems are in the semifinals for a reason and no team should be considered weak at this point.

Speaking of North Kitsap, the Vikings made a solid late-season push to get into district and a lot of kudos go to Penny Gienger and her coaching staff as well as senior Rebekah Baugh, junior Molly Lemmon and freshman Olivia Selembo. Selembo has shown flashes of what’s to come and the Vikings won’t be depleted offensively once Baugh moves on to St. Martin’s in the fall. NK had won five straight (including a narrow loss to Olympic) before running against the buzz saw that is White River. The Vikings (12-8) will have a chance to prove their mettle on Monday as a string of local teams face loser-out games. North takes on Renton from the Seamount (historically not a strong league) at 1 p.m. at Wilson High School. If the Viks win, they play another loser-out game (versus either Washington or Fife) at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The Kingston Buccaneers lost a big chunk of their playoff pie when senior post Drew Clark went down a few weeks ago with a season-ending ACL injury. Clark will eventually need surgery, but the UPS-signee was the cog that was driving the Bucs toward what looked like an Olympic League title and a deep playoff run. But Kingston hasn’t quit. No way. The Bucs (17-4) still have the dazzling guard play from Aileen Kaye and Kaitlin Carper, and 6-0 junior center Lily Eckert has really stepped up to fill the void in the middle left by Clark. Kingston won its loser-out game Friday against Foster and now plays Franklin Pierce at 4:30 p.m. at Wilson HS on Monday in another loser-out contest. The Bucs would need another win (they could face Sequim or River Ridge) before moving into the fifth-sixth seeding game on Feb. 21.

It would still be a remarkable story for Kingston if they were to go to regionals and one that their fans and the team won’t soon forget.

Now let’s move on to the bigger schools.

Like North, 3A Central Kitsap ran into a tough opponent in Sumner, which beat the Cougars 50-39. Sumner’s Jamie Lange had 31 points and reportedly more than 20 rebounds. That loss puts CK (18-4) into the elimination portion of the bracket and it will play Hazen at 1 p.m. Monday at Franklin Pierce HS. Taylor Krouse poured in 18 points for CK in the loss. It’s been a great first-season for coach Nikki Nelson as the Cougars have great guard play from Krouse and cousin Maddie White as well as Olivia Krog, Starr Rodenhurst and Vanessa Davies.

In the largest classification, 4A, the South Kitsap Wolves had a poor-shooting night against Curtis which looked like a team the Wolves could beat. But as the game wore on and the Vikings stuck with their full-court press it just never materialized for South, which lost 40-36 in the WCD. South (11-9) will play a loser-out game against Timberline at 1 p.m. Monday at Stadium HS. If SK wins, they’d face either Tahoma or Kentridge in another loser-out game.

Speaking of regionals, the host sites in District 3 are Kent Meridian, Mount Tahoma, Puyallup, Renton and Rogers. Those sites are better for local teams who can garner a top seed, but, the regional draw doesn’t happen until Feb. 21 and there’s no guarantee a local team will wind up anywhere close to here. Remember, Olympic has traveled to either Skagit or Whatcom counties while Crosspoint has headed south to Cowlitz county.

And speaking of Crosspoint, the Warriors are riding a 13-game winning streak — the best of any local team. Crosspoint (19-3) opens Tri-District 1A play Tuesday at Mount Vernon Christian at 6 p.m. An opponent has yet to-be-determined. Post Cailyn Cattell, one of several local players headed off to play in college next season, is nursing a sore ankle and was limping noticeably in the Warriors game against Evergreen Lutheran earlier last week. But she gutted through the Sea-Tac League championship game to help the Warriors win their sixth title under coach Bryan Hanley. Crosspoint has also been without guard Holly Bandara due to a sore hamstring, but it sounds like she might be back in time for district. With a win on Tuesday the Warriors would play Thursday in the district semis.

So there you have it. A rundown on our girls teams that are still alive and kicking as the basketball season builds toward the state tournament.

I’ll be back to update the different scenarios later this week.

Bowling honors continue for Bremerton’s Wittenberg

Bremerton’s Megan Wittenberg was named a WIAA athlete of the week after winning the Class 3A/2A state bowling title last week.
She was also named to the All-Olympic League team, which was released Tuesday.
Here’s the complete team with averages:

Ashlyn Jamrog, Olympic, 202
Megan Wittenberg, Bremerton, 191
Samantha Pratt, Olympic, 166
Rachel Godwin, Olympic, 165
Chantelle Lamb, Olympic, 165
Natalie Stauffer, Bremerton, 157
Ruth Click, Klahowya, 152
Lexis Honeywell, Bremerton, 145
Myranda Dew, Bremerton, 142
Raeanne Kimple, Olympic, 141