Softball teams look to dominate the diamond this season


Start times 4 p.m. unless noted

South Kitsap

Coach: Bob Lawrence

2022 record: 10-11, 8-10

Key returners: Senior Brooke Jett, junior Kamdyn Haggerty and sophomore Ronan Byrd

Outlook: The Wolves only lost three seniors. In addition, Jett returns as one of the top softball players in Kitsap County.

Schedule: Mar. 15, 3 p.m. vs. North Kitsap; Mar. 18, 6 p.m. at Gig Harbor; Mar. 20, at Emerald Ridge; Mar. 22, vs. Bellarmine Prep; Mar. 24, at Bethel; Mar. 27, vs. Sumner; Mar. 29, at Puyallup; Mar. 31, 7 p.m. at Rogers; Apr. 3, vs. Olympia; Apr. 5, at Curtis; Apr. 11, vs. Graham-Kapowsin; Apr. 12, vs. Emerald Ridge; Apr. 18, at Bellarmine Prep; Apr. 20, vs. Bethel; Apr. 24, at Sumner; Apr. 26, vs. Puyallup; Apr. 28, vs. Rogers; May 2, 5 p.m. at Olympia; May 4, vs. Curtis; May 9, at Graham-Kapowsin

Central Kitsap

Coach: Courtney Cotter

2022 record: 6-15, 6-8

Key returners: Seniors Leah Howell and Ashley Chamburs

Outlook: The Cougars return a few utility players and several younger players to fill in the roster.

Schedule: Mar. 15, vs. Klahowya; Mar. 17, vs. Kingston; Mar. 24, at North Kitsap; Mar. 27, 3:30 p.m. at Peninsula; Mar. 30, vs. North Thurston; Apr. 3, 6:30 p.m. at Gig Harbor; Apr. 4, 3:30 p.m. at River Ridge; Apr. 10, vs. Timberline; Apr. 13, 3:30 pm at Yelm; Apr. 17, vs. Capital; Apr. 20, vs. Peninsula; Apr. 24, at North Thurston; Apr. 27, vs. Gig Harbor; May 1, vs. River Ridge; May 4, at Timberline; May 8, vs. Yelm; May 11, vs. Capital

Start times 4:15 p.m. unless noted


Coaches: Nancy Harris and Andrea Cochran

2022 record: 0-13

Key returners: Seniors Alexandra Alsteen, Deirashia Collins, Natali Schindler

Outlook: The Knights have struggled for the last five years.

Schedule: Mar. 21, vs. Port Angeles; Mar. 23, at Sequim; Mar. 28, at North Mason; Mar. 30, vs. Olympic; Apr. 10, 4:30 p.m. at Shelton; Apr. 11, at Bainbridge; Apr. 13, at North Kitsap; Apr. 18, vs. Kingston; Apr. 20, at Port Angeles; Apr. 25, vs. Sequim; Apr. 27, vs. North Mason; May 2, at Olympic; May 4, vs. Bainbridge; May 9, vs. North Kitsap; May 12, at Kingston


Coach: Meika Hall

2022 Record: 13-5, 10-2

Key returners: Juniors Riley Carter and Bailey Watland, and freshman Ella Bottalico

Outlook: Klahowya brings a bunch of firepower to the field, scoring 10 or more runs in 11 of their games last season.

Schedule: Mar. 11, Jamboree at Montesano; Mar. 13, vs. North Kitsap; Mar. 15, 4 p.m. at Central Kitsap; Mar. 17, 4 p.m. at Seattle Christian; Mar. 22, vs. East Jefferson; Mar. 24, vs. Bellevue Christian; Mar. 29, 4 p.m. at Vashon Island; Mar. 31, 4 p.m. vs. Cascade Christian; pr. 11, 4 p.m. at Hoquiam; Apr. 14, 4 p.m. at East Jefferson; Apr. 19, 3:45 p.m. at Bellevue Christian; Apr. 21, vs. Vashon Island; Apr. 26, 4 p.m. at Cascade Christian; Apr. 28, vs. Seattle Christian; May 3, vs. East Jefferson; May 5, vs. Bellevue Christian; May 6, 10 a.m. at Elma; May 10, 4 p.m. at Vashon Island; May 12, vs. Cascade Christian; May 15, 4 p.m. at Seattle Christian


Coach: Chuck Stark

2022 Record: 17-7, 10-4

Key returners: Seniors Mailli Bode, Roslynn Tate and Amara Wells

Outlook: Olympic lost some of its top fielders, but it returns all of its pitchers and top batters.

Schedule: Mar. 11, 11 a.m. vs. Shelton; Mar. 11, 1 p.m. vs. Edmonds-Woodway; Mar. 14, 4 p.m. at Orting; Mar. 18, 1 p.m. vs. Ridgefield; Mar. 21, at North Kitsap; Mar. 23, vs. Kingston; Mar. 28, vs. Port Angeles; Mar. 30, at Bremerton; Apr. 11, vs. North Mason; Apr. 13, at Sequim; Apr. 18, vs. Bainbridge; Apr. 20, vs. North Kitsap; Apr. 25, at Kingston; Apr. 27, at Port Angeles; May 2, vs. Bremerton; May 4, at North Mason; May 9, vs. Sequim; May 12, at Bainbridge


Coach: Jessica Bratonia

2022 record: 3-11, 2-11

Key returners: Senior Laura Carillo and sophomore Sofia Peato

Outlook: The Spartans struggled at the plate last season and lacked depth, but expect to be improved with that year of experience.

Schedule: Mar. 13, 4 p.m. at Kentlake; Mar. 15, vs. Bellevue; Mar. 17, vs. Mercer Island; Mar. 21, vs. Sequim; Mar. 23, vs. North Kitsap; Mar. 28, at Kingston; Mar. 30, vs. Port Angeles; Mar. 31, 4 p.m. at Meadowdale; Apr. 11, vs. Bremerton; Apr. 13, at North Mason; Apr. 14, vs. Mountlake Terrace; Apr. 18, at Olympic; Apr. 20, at Sequim; Apr. 25, at North Kitsap; Apr. 27, vs. Kingston; May 2, at Port Angeles; May 4, at Bremerton; May 5, vs. Seattle Prep; May 9, vs. North Mason; May 12, vs. Olympic


Coach: Brenda George

2022 record: 7-11, 4-10

Key returners: Seniors Kiera Chaussee and Kian Mills

Outlook: Kingston is very young after having seven freshmen last season and only graduating two players.

Schedule: Mar. 11, 11 a.m. Jamboree at Cedar Park Christian; Mar. 14, 5:45 p.m. at Squalicum; Mar. 16, vs. Spanaway; Mar. 17, 4 p.m. at Central Kitsap; Mar. 21, at North Mason; Mar. 23, at Olympic; Mar. 25, 1 p.m. at Juanita; Mar. 28, vs. Bainbridge; Mar. 30, at North Kitsap; Apr. 3, 4 p.m. at Burlington-Edison; Apr. 11, vs. Sequim; Apr. 13, vs. Port Angeles; Apr. 18, at Bremerton; Apr. 20, vs. North Mason; Apr. 25, vs. Olympic; Apr. 27, at Bainbridge; May 2, vs. North Kitsap; May 4, at Sequim; May 9, at Port Angeles; May 12, vs.Bremerton

North Kitsap

Coach: Clay Blackwood

2022 record: 17-7, 11-3

Key returners: Seniors Mackenzie Phillips, Anna Wetzsteon and Rachel Martin

Outlook: The Vikings only lose one player from last season, so they should be dangerous again.

Schedule: Mar. 13, at Klahowya; Mar. 15, 3 p.m. at South Kitsap; Mar. 17, vs. Auburn; Mar. 21, vs. Olympic; Mar. 23, at Bainbridge; Mar. 24, 4 p.m. vs. Central Kitsap; Mar. 28, vs. Sequim; Mar. 30, vs. Kingston; Apr. 11, at Port Angeles; Apr. 13, vs. Bremerton; Apr. 18, at North Mason; Apr. 20, at Olympic; Apr. 25, vs. Bainbridge; Apr. 27, at Sequim; May 2, at Kingston; May 4, vs. Port Angeles; May 9, at Bremerton; May 12, vs. North Mason; May 15, vs. Gig Harbor