Zachary Wyant backhands the ball during a challenge match at practice. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Olympic Trojans | Fall Sports Preview

Football
2016 record: 5-5

Head coach: Sal Quitevis

Returning players: RB/DB Mason Quitevis, senior; RB/DB Darelle White, junior; OL/DL Darian Carrier, senior; WR/DB Lorenzo Carbone, senior; DL Taleeke Davie, senior.

Key newcomers: RB Malcolm Dewalt, sophomore; WR Adam Johnson, sophomore; OL/DL Jonah Maatouk, sophomore.

Outlook: “Inexperienced, but talented” is the way Quitevis described his team. With only one returning starter on the offensive line, the Trojans will need some young players to step up and clear the way for a potentially potent Wing T offense led by Quitevis and White.

Schedule: Sept. 1, 7:15 p.m., at Central Kitsap | Sept. 8, 7:15 p.m., Bainbridge | Sept. 15, 7 p.m. at Bremerton | Sept. 21, 7:15 p.m., North Kitsap | Sept. 29, 7:15 p.m., North Mason | Oct. 6, 7 p.m. at Kingston | Oct. 13, 7 p.m. at Sequim | Oct. 20, 7:15 p.m., Archbishop Murphy | Oct. 26, 7:15 p.m., Port Angeles

Girls Soccer
2016 record: 16-3, won league title

Head coach: Steve Haggerty

Returning players: GK Karli Taylor, junior; MF Hanna Troy, junior; D Sydney Troy, junior; D Sydney Zeitler, senior.

Key newcomers: MF Saorsie Brown, junior; D Brooklyn Haro, senior; D/MF Zoie Matheny, junior; MF Jayda Day, junior; D Tishara Day, senior.

Outlook: The team should be strong again with Taylor in goal and last year’s leading scorer, Hannah Troy, back for another run. The key central midfield role vacated by the graduated Stephanie Barr will have to be replaced, but Haggerty has a number of talented players at his disposal to fill that role. The Lady Trojans will embark on an ambitious non-league schedule with matches against Steilacoom, Tumwater and Mead, a 4A school in the Spokane area.

Schedule: Sept. 5, 7 p.m. at Steilacoom | Sept. 7, 6:45 p.m., Tumwater | Sept. 8, 3:30 p.m. Mead | Sept. 12, 3:30 p.m., Sequim | Sept. 14, 6:45 p.m. at North Mason | Sept. 19, 6:45 p.m., North Kitsap | Sept. 21, 6:45 p.m. at Port Angeles | Sept. 26, 6:45 p.m. at Kingston | Sept. 28 6:45 p.m., Bremerton | Oct. 3, 3:30 p.m., Klahowya | Oct. 5, 6:45 p.m. at Sequim | Oct. 10, 6:45 p.m., North Mason | Oct. 12, 6:45 p.m. at North Kitsap | Oct. 17, 6:45 p.m., Port Angeles | Oct. 19, 3:30 p.m., Kingston| Oct. 25, 6:45 p.m. at Bremerton

Cross Country
2016 record: Boys, 1-3; Girls 2-2

Head coach: Travis Quinn

Returning runners: Christopher Mourich, junior; Andrew Padilla, junior; Josh Frey, junior; Lauren Peck, senior; Sarah Polsin, senior; Ciara Swift, senior.

Key newcomers: Abigail Payford, freshman; Bradford Heminger, freshman; William Herron, freshman.

Outlook: Both squads will have plenty of runners taking part in cross country for the first time, but Quinn likes what he has seen so far out of his underclassmen. He also expects to pick up more runners as the season draws closer.

Schedule: Sept. 7, 5 p.m., Eagle Jamboree at Klahowya | Sept. 16, 9:45 a.m. 40th Salt Creek Invitational | Sept. 20, 3:30 p.m., tri-meet North Mason and Klahowya | Sept. 27, 5 p.m., tri-meet with Port Townsend and Sequim at Port Townsend Golf Club | Oct. 4, 5 p.m., tri-meet at Battle Point Park with North Kitsap and Olympic | Oct. 11, 4:30 p.m., tri-meet with Bremerton and Kingston | Oct. 19, 5 p.m., Olympic League Championships

Volleyball
2016 record: 7-9

Head coach: Keith Peden

Returning players: DS Holly Hough, senior; MB/OPP Natalie Lindahl, senior; OH Ashlyn Morris, senior; DS Ashton Mortrud, senior.

Key newcomers: OH Jaylaa Cabrera, sophomore; MB Alani Pajimula, freshman;

Outlook: Outside of the four returning seniors, the rest of the team will be quite young and Peden said one of his goals for the season is to get three percent better every week. He expects his young, but talented, team to “grow pretty quickly.”

Schedule: Sept. 5, 7:15 p.m. at Steilacoom | Sept. 6, 6 p.m., at Bainbridge | Sept. 7, 6:15 p.m., Bremerton | Sept. 12, 6:15 p.m., Sequim | Sept. 14, 6:15 p.m. at North Mason | Sept. 16. 8 a.m., Kitsap Classic Volleyball Tournament | Sept. 19, 6:15 p.m., North Kitsap | Sept. 21, 6:15 p.m. at Port Angeles | Sept. 26, 6:15 p.m. at Kingston | Sept. 28 6:15 p.m., at Bremerton | Oct. 3, 6:15 p.m., Klahowya | Oct. 5, 6:15 p.m. at Sequim | Oct. 10, 6:15 p.m., North Mason | Oct. 12, 6:15 p.m. at North Kitsap | Oct. 17, 6:15 p.m., Port Angeles | Oct. 19, 6:15 p.m., Kingston| Oct. 28, 6:15 p.m., Olympic League Tournament at North Kitsap

Boys Tennis
2016 record: 10-3

Head coach: Jon O’Connor

Returning players: Keaton Dean, senior; Dylan Heino, junior; Logan Lambert, senior; Aidan Ortega, senior.

Key newcomers: Zachary Wyant, sophomore.

Outlook: The Trojans lost state champion Tye Loan to graduation, but a solid group of players return with three-sport athlete Dean expected to be the No. 1 singles player.

Schedule: Sept. 4, 4 p.m., Cascade Christian | Sept. 5, 4 p.m., Sequim | Sept. 7, 4 p.m. at Kingston | Sept. 11, 4 p.m., Port Angeles | Sept. 13, 4 p.m. at North Mason | Sept. 14, 4 p.m., North Kitsap | Sept. 20, 4 p.m. at Chimacum | Sept. 21, 4 p.m. Bremerton | Sept. 25, 4 p.m., Klahowya | Sept. 26, 4 p.m. at North Kitsap | Sept. 28, 4 p.m., Kingston | Oct. 2, 4 p.m. at Port Angeles | Oct. 4, 4 p.m., North Mason | Oct. 5, 3:30 p.m., Central Kitsap | Oct. 10, 4 p.m. at Bremerton | Oct. 12, 4 p.m. at Sequim | Oct. 18 and 19, 8 a.m., 2A Olympic League Championships

Girls Swimming
2016 record: 5-2

Head coach: Paul Henderson

Returning swimmers: Chloe Partsch, junior; Vanessa McLean, senior; Arly Lagat, junior; Danielle Snyder, junior; Hannah Zimmer, junior.

Key newcomers: Aubrey Hennigan, junior; Fiona Graham, junior; Crystal Reyes, junior; Ginae Ramirez, sophomore.

Outlook: Four of the five swimmers Olympic sent to state last year return to form another solid team that should remain in the upper third of the Olympic League and send a few individuals back to states. Henderson also noted that 30 new swimmers signed up for this fall, giving him one of the larger team’s he ever had and plenty of depth for dual- and tri-meets.

Schedule: Sept. 12, 3 p.m. at Port Angeles | Sept. 19, 3 p.m., Port Townsend | Sept. 21, 3 p.m., at Sequim | Sept. 23, 10 a.m., Swimvitational with Kingston and Port Townsend | Sept. 26, 3 p.m., Klahowya | Sept. 30, noon, South Kitsap | Oct. 3, 3 p.m., tri-meet, Central Kitsap and Klahowya | Oct. 5, 3 p.m., Kingston | Oct. 12, 3 p.m., North Kitsap | Oct. 19, 2:30 p.m. at Bremerton | Oct. 24, 3 p.m., Last Chance Meet at Port Angeles

More in Sports

Courtesy photo
Megan Hyte, a former Poulsbo resident and North Kitsap soccer star, is giving back to her old club, Kitsap Alliance, through her 110 brand and fundraising platform.
Former NK soccer star gives back to her old club team

In order to find the right path in life, Megan Hyte first… Continue reading

.
WIAA has new return-to-play guidelines based on county benchmarks

New return-to-play guidelines tied to Kitsap County benchmarks rather than the governor’s… Continue reading

No asterisks needed as championships still deserved

COVID-19 has changed many things in the sports world. Major League Baseball… Continue reading

Extracurricular activities will likely be on hold as long as most school districts remain in remote learning. Review file photo
WIAA releases next steps for return to play

There has been a groundswell of support for fall athletes returning to… Continue reading

Virgil Taylor celebrates with his son, David, who served as the bat boy for North Kitsap’s 1988 state championship team. (Contributed photo by the Taylor Family)
N. Kitsap coaching legend dies at age 80

He’s been a fixture at prep baseball, football games

Contributed photo
                                Virgil and his wife, DiAnn, who were together for 63 years and married for nearly 58.
N. Kitsap coaching legend dies at age 80

He was a longtime fixture at high school baseball, football games

Bainbridge running back Alex Ledbetter tries to break away from the pile during the Spartans’ 2018 opener against North Kitsap. (File photo)
A look back at some great Week 1 local prep gridiron games

Under normal circumstances, tonight fans would have gathered at high school stadiums… Continue reading

“Strong Like Her” features American powerlifter Megan Gallagher on the cover.
Kitsap native Haley Shapley features strong women in “Strong Like Her”

Says it’s OK to have muscles if you’re female

Cross country was one of the few remaining sports that had a chance to compete this fall until the decision was made to move all fall sports to spring. (Review File Photo)
PREPS: Fall seasons officially pushed to spring 2021

Cross country, boys tennis join girls swim and dive in season 3

Island resident Greg Nance pulls up to the end of Point Monroe Drive near Fay Bainbridge Park during his endurance run around Bainbridge. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
With community encouragement, Greg Nance completes his run around Bainbridge Island

For the rare few among us who enjoy putting ourselves through the… Continue reading

Photo courtesy Pete Saloutos
                                Greg Nance, a 2007 Bainbridge High School graduate, will run the island’s entire shoreline on Aug. 18 to raise awareness for mental health issues.
BHS grad Greg Nance to run island shoreline for mental health and addiction support

On the surface, just about anyone would be envious of Greg Nance.… Continue reading

Krulish: Release the Kraken

What’s in a name? When it comes to professional sports teams, not… Continue reading