With the Wolves’ homecoming week nearing a close, here’s a look back at the week for South Kitsap sports:
Football: The Wolves face Emerald Ridge tonight at 7:30 p.m. Prior to South’s varsity homecoming, the Wolves’ C-team and JV will also face Emerald Ridge. The homecoming court will be presented at halftime during the varsity match. Last week, the Wolves put up a hard battle against Bellarmine but ultimately fell 37-23.
Girls Soccer: The Wolves’ girls soccer team played two games last week. On Oct. 13, the Wolves beat Timberline 5-0. Goals came from Kelly Crebs, Kayleanna Quichocho, Ashlan Burris, Mylie LaFountain and Sarah Parkinson. The JV team also defeated Timberline 10-2 earlier in the evening. On Oct. 15, the girls tied Bellarmine 1-1. The Wolves had many shots on goal, with one hitting the crossbar, before Savannah Foster finished a beautiful opportunity that was assisted by Kelly Crebs.Their next game is at home 7 p.m. Oct. 23, against Stadium.
Cross Country: South’s cross-country team ran at the Tacoma City Championships Oct. 14. The girls varsity team finished in first place overall. Paxton DePoe won the girls varsity race and Kristina Ihlen came in second. Breann Ewing finished fifth, Emily Nass finished ninth and Brielle Smith in 10th place.The boys varsity team finished the tournament in third place. Jacob Simon finished fourth in the varsity boys race, and Connor Morris eighth.The team competes in the Narrows League Championships Oct. 21 at Fort Steillacoom Park. The boys begin the competition at 1:30 p.m., and the girls heat follows at 2:10 p.m.
Girls Swim: South lost to Olympia 62-106 in its meet Oct. 15. Although the girls team lost, more than half of the team improved their times with a few swimming in new events. Aspen Monkhouse qualified for the West Central District in the 200-freestyle and the Narrows League Championships for the 500-freestyle. Naomi Green picked up a Narrows League Championship cut?? in the 100-freestyle with her lead-off leg in the 400-freestyle relay.
Boys Water Polo: Riverside outlasted the Wolves Oct. 15 with a 15-7 victory in a game South could have won. After losing their top scorer to injury in the first half and the top defender early in the second, the Wolves had an uphill battle the rest of the match. Giacomo Bressanello scored four goals, Troy Conrad scored two and Simon Martin added one in the effort. The JV team beat Riverside 7-3 earlier in the night. Goals came from Justin Tryhuk and Michael Lash.
The homecoming football game is at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16. South’s homecoming dance will take place the following night with the theme: “Ring of Fire.”