Kingston High School fall sports preview

A look at Kingston High School's 2015 fall sports teams

The seniors of the Kingston football program.

The seniors of the Kingston football program.

FOOTBALL

Head coach: Todd Harder

Record last season: 4-8

Some key returning players: Alex Barrett (RB/Safety), Dawson Johnson (LB/OLine), Tanner Drapper (TE/OLB), Joey Kane (OLB/OLine), Hayden Sather (CB),  Paul Johnson (LB/FB), Garrett Johnson, Tyler Sloman, Josh Stackhouse and Ali Chiquiti. Returning to football after a year off is Tyler Manix and Max English, state champion in the high jump, who will man the quarterback spot.

First three games:
Sept. 4 @ W F West, 7 p.m.
Sept. 11 v. Archbishop Murphy, 7 p.m.
Sept. 18 v. Sequim, 7 p.m.

“Last year, we upset the No. 1 seed in our district in overtime, making Kingston High School the District 2/3 Champions. And to brag a little bit, it was our third consecutive year of advancing to the state tournament.” — Coach Harder

VOLLEYBALL

Head coach: Ed Call

Record last season: 1-12

Some key returning players: Audree Gormanson, Daryn Odell-Dee, Nichole Day and Peyton Reese are all returning varsity players and have had pretty promising offseason workouts.

First three matches:
Sept. 15 @ Port Angeles, 6:15 p.m.
Sept. 16 @ Bainbridge, 6 p.m.
Sept. 17 v. Olympic, 6:15 p.m.

“This year we are both a little more mature and a lot younger. We are also more athletic. The combination of those three make my outlook a little more promising.” — Coach Call

CROSS COUNTRY

Head coach: Lee Willson

Record last season: Boys 3-5/Girls 4-0

Some key returning players: The boys team looks to be very strong with several returning lettermen from last years team.Besides Alex Winn, returning runners include Andrew Simon, Henry Larson, Nolan Platz, Gerrad Moran and Aaron Rovik.  The girls team also has a strong group of returning runners led by Izumi Nance, Maeve Boon, Julianna Paterson, Abby Ukich, Victoria Sultan and Martha Rabura.

First three meets:
Sept. 10 v. Olympic and Port Townsend @ Olympic, 5 p.m.
Sept. 23 v. Port Angeles and Bremerton @ Port Angeles, 5 p.m.
Sept. 30 v. Sequim and Klahowya @ Kingston, 5 p.m.

*KHS XC will also compete at the 38th Salt Creek Invitational on Sept. 19

“In the short history of KHS, XC has developed a strong winning tradition, including state champions and several top runners.” — Coach Willson

GIRLS SOCCER

Head coach: Craig Smith

Record last season: 6-10

Some key returning players: Emily Holt. Ella Dwyer tore her ACL last year, but even with a brace on, she should be one of the best players in the league. Courtney Dormaier, Marisa Fogg, Sophie Fleck, Aimee Dormaier, Jenny Fogg, and Tori Lafontaine, who is fast, strong and hopefully underestimated.

First three matches:
Sept. 8 v. Klahowya, 6:45 p.m.
Sept. 12 v. Everett, 12:45 p.m.
Sept. 15 v. Port Townsend, 6:45 p.m.

“I’d say the grit and positive attitude the girls displayed with all the adversity will help them looking forward. Our goal is to make the playoffs and it’s a very realistic one.” — Coach Smith

BOYS TENNIS

Head coach: Jordan Prince

Record last season: 6-9

Some key returning players: Jovi Hernandez, Brett Spencer, Andrew Shaw. These are the players who had a successful post season last season. “We have a lot of depth, and I’m excited to see who takes advantage of what is a nearly wide open varsity lineup,” Coach Prince said.

First three matches:
Sept. 8 v. Chimacum, 4 p.m.
Sept. 10 v. Olympic, 4 p.m.
Sept. 14 @ North Mason, 4 p.m.

“We have a very young, talented team that should show tremendous improvement from start to finish in what is a talented league. We have some state caliber talent if they work hard enough.” — Coach Prince

GIRLS SWIM

Head coach: Pam Manix

Record last season: 2-6

Some key returning players: Sorana Nance, Rachel Singleton, Hannah Harness, Tessa Johnson and Laina Welsch are coming back for their fourth year of swimming with KHS.

First three matches:
Sept. 10 @ Olympic, 3 p.m.
Sept. 15 @ Port Angeles, 3 p.m.
Sept. 24 v. North Kitsap, 3 p.m.

“Look for some new school records in the 400 freestyle, and look for incoming freshman, Claudia Velie, to break some individual records.” — Coach Manix

 

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