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Kitsap County Volleyball

(All matches 6:45 p.m. unless otherwise noted)


2022 record: 5-11 (5-9)

Coach: Jen Roman

Key players- Senior Emma Pendleton and juniors Holley McFadden and Lola Batcheller

Outlook: Bainbridge was hit with the injury bug last season. However, McFadden is coming off an injury and had a terrific club season. In addition, Pendleton returns as the Defensive Player of the Year.

Schedule: Sept. 5, Gig Harbor; Sept. 12, North Kitsap; Sept. 14, at North Mason; Sept. 19, at Bremerton; Sept. 21, at Kingston; Sept. 26, 6:15 p.m. at Sequim; Sept. 28, at Port Angeles; Oct. 3, Olympic; Oct. 5, 6:15 p.m. at North Kitsap; Oct. 10, North Mason; Oct. 12, Bremerton; Oct. 17, Kingston; Oct. 19, Sequim; Oct. 24, Port Angeles; Oct. 26, at Olympic

North Kitsap

2022 record: 21-4 (14-0)

Coach: Kaelea Makaiwi

Key players- Senior Avery Pruden and sophomore Iliana Brockett

Outlook: North Kitsap lost some of its best offensive weapons in the last few years, but the Vikings have top-notch underclassmen. The Vikings should be near the top of the Olympic League again.

Schedule: Sept. 6, 6:30 p.m., White River; Sept. 7, 7:15 p.m. at Central Kitsap; Sept. 12, at Bainbridge; Sept. 19, at Kingston; Sept. 21, at Sequim; Sept. 26, Port Angeles; Sept. 28, 6:15 p.m. at Olympic; Oct. 3, 6:15 p.m., North Mason; Oct. 5, 6:15 p.m., Bainbridge; Oct. 10, 6:15 p.m. at Bremerton; Oct. 12, 6:15 p.m., Kingston; Oct. 17, 6:15 p.m., Sequim; Oct. 19, at Port Angeles; Oct. 24, 6:15 p.m., Olympic High; Oct. 26, at North Mason


2022 record: 11-8 (9-5)

Coach: Chris Eaton

Key players- Seniors Lillian Wright, Lucy Patricio and junior Brooke Steele

Outlook: Kingston started last season as one of the best teams in the area before being knocked out of districts early. The Bucs lose their top two attacking weapons, but many all-league selections return so they should be competitive.

Schedule: Sept. 5, 5 p.m., Neah Bay; Sept. 7, 7 p.m. at Sammamish; Sept. 12, at Port Angeles; Sept. 14, Olympic; Sept. 19, North Kitsap; Sept. 21, Bainbridge; Sept. 26, Bremerton; Sept. 28, at North Mason; Oct. 3, 6:15 p.m. at Sequim; Oct. 5, Port Angeles; Oct. 10, 6:15 p.m. at Olympic; Oct. 12, 6:15 p.m. at North Kitsap; Oct. 17, at Bainbridge; Oct. 19, at Bremerton; Oct. 24, North Mason; Oct. 26, Sequim.


2022 record: 0-15 (0-12)

Coach: Alexis Mohr

Key players- Seniors Helene Rode and Manalei Penitusi

Outlook: Bremerton was at the bottom of the Olympic League last season and could struggle again. Rode was the only Knight to earn an all-league selection.

Schedule: Sept. 12, 6:15 p.m., Olympic; Sept. 14, at North Kitsap; Sept. 19, 6:15 p.m., Bainbridge; Sept. 21, at North Mason; Sept. 26, at Kingston; Sept. 28, 6:15 p.m., Sequim; Oct. 3, at Port Angeles; Oct. 5, 6:15 p.m. at Olympic; Oct. 10, 6:15 p.m., North Kitsap; Oct. 12, at Bainbridge; Oct. 17, 6:15 p.m., North Mason; Oct. 19, 6:15 p.m., Kingston; Oct. 24, 6:15 p.m. at Sequim; Oct. 27, 6:15 p.m., Port Angeles


2022 record: 3-16 (3-11)

Coach: Keith Peden

Key players: Senior Aviyah Blackwell

Outlook: The Trojans lost all of their all-league players and will be looking to others to step up.

Schedule: Sept. 6, 7 p.m. at Centralia; Sept. 7, Stadium; Sept. 9, 12:15 p.m., Tyee; Sept. 11, 7 p.m. at South Kitsap; Sept. 12, at Bremerton; Sept. 14, at Kingston; Sept. 19, 6:15 p.m., Sequim; Sept. 21, at Port Angeles; Sept. 26, 6:15 p.m., North Mason; Sept. 28, 6:15 p.m., North Kitsap; Oct. 3, 6:15 p.m. at Bainbridge; Oct. 5, 6:15 p.m., Bremerton; Oct. 10, 6:15 p.m., Kingston; Oct. 12, 6:15 p.m. at Sequim; Oct. 17, 6:15 p.m., Port Angeles; Oct. 19, at North Mason; Oct. 24, 6:15 p.m. at North Kitsap; Oct. 26, 6:15 p.m., Bainbridge


(All matches 7:15 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Central Kitsap

2022 record: 7-13 (6-9)

Coach: Katie Pasi

Key players- Seniors Kawehi-May Sarono and Catherine-Marie Calma

Outlook: Central Kitsap struggled to find offense last season. However, the Cougars return a few seasoned players who can help the Cougars take a step forward this season. CK should be fighting for a spot at districts this season.

Schedule: Sept. 5, 7 p.m. at South Kitsap; Sept. 7, North Kitsap; Sept. 14, 7 p.m., Peninsula; Sept. 19, at North Thurston; Sept. 21, Gig Harbor; Sept. 26, River Ridge; Sept. 28, at Timberline; Oct. 3, Yelm; Oct. 5, Capital; Oct. 12, at Peninsula; Oct. 17, North Thurston; Oct. 19, at Gig Harbor; Oct. 24, at River Ridge; Oct. 26, Timberline; Oct. 31, at Yelm; Nov. 2, at Capital

South Kitsap

2022 record: 5-16 (2-6)

Coach: CJ Scott

Key players- Seniors Taylor Richardson, Grace Degarimore and Lauren Braaten

Outlook: The Wolves biggest need remains on the offensive side of the game. SK returns a handful of middle blockers, setters and liberos but loses nearly half of its outside hitters. If the Wolves want to jump up the rankings, they will need to find multiple weapons on offense again.

Schedule: Sept. 5, 7 p.m., Central Kitsap; Sept. 11, 7 p.m., Olympic; Sept. 14, at Bethel; Sept. 18, Emerald Ridge; Sept. 20, at Sumner; Sept. 23, 5:30 p.m., Curtis; Sept. 28, at Graham-Kapowsin; Oct. 2, at Bellarmine; Oct. 4, Puyallup; Oct. 10, Rogers; Oct. 13., at Curtis; Oct. 16, Sumner; Oct. 18, Bellarmine; Oct. 24. at Puyallup; Oct. 26, Olympia


(All matches 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted)


2022 record: 7-12 (6-10)

Coach: Wendy Kraft

Key players: Senior Lexie Scott

Outlook: The Eagles have seen themselves stuck around a .500 record the past few years and do not have many players with awards returning this season. So, they may find themselves again in the middle of the pack.

Schedule: Sept. 6, at Annie Wright; Sept. 11, Vashon; Sept. 13, at Cascade Christian; Sept. 14, Charles Wright Academy; Sept. 18, at Bellevue Christian; Sept. 20, East Jefferson; Sept. 25, Seattle Christian; Sept. 28, at Life Christian Academy; Oct. 2, Annie Wright; Oct. 4, 6 p.m. at Vashon; Oct. 9, Cascade Christian; Oct. 11, at Charles Wright; Oct. 12, Bellevue Christian; Oct. 16, at East Jefferson; Oct. 18, at Seattle Christian; Oct. 25, Life Christian.