Central Kitsap Sports Preview

Sophomore Morgan Kroeber in the batter’s box to face senior Dani Snyder, who tosses a pitch during a March 6 practice at Olympic High School. Jacob Moore | Kitsap News Group

Olympic Softball | Spring Sports Preview

HEAD COACH: Jessica Cabato 2016-17 RECORD: 12-9 TOP RETURNING PLAYERS: Infielder Kaira Cabato, senior; utility player Kiki Mitchell, senior; outfielder Ashlyn Morris, senior; pitcher Dani… Continue reading

Sophomore Morgan Kroeber in the batter’s box to face senior Dani Snyder, who tosses a pitch during a March 6 practice at Olympic High School. Jacob Moore | Kitsap News Group
Senior golfer Allen Ignacio in full swing during a March 9 practice at Rolling Hills Golf Course. Head coach Miles Hemmersbach said Ignacio is a top returning athlete this season. Jacob Moore | Kitsap News Group

Olympic Boys Golf | Spring Sports Preview

HEAD COACH: Miles Hemmersbach 2016-17 RECORD: 9-1 TOP RETURNING PLAYERS: Allen Ignacio, senior; Brandon Myers, senior; Nathan Peterson-Scheer, junior; Adrian Basaliza, sophomore. KEY NEWCOMERS: Gage… Continue reading

Senior golfer Allen Ignacio in full swing during a March 9 practice at Rolling Hills Golf Course. Head coach Miles Hemmersbach said Ignacio is a top returning athlete this season. Jacob Moore | Kitsap News Group

Central Kitsap Girls Golf | Spring Sports Preview

HEAD COACH: Tyler Hunt 2016-17 RECORD: 7-2 TOP RETURNING PLAYERS: Brittany Kwon, junior; Aryana Bhanji, junior. OUTLOOK: Hopes are high for the Central Kitsap girls… Continue reading

Senior catcher Calli Frisinger hops and throws the ball toward first base in a practice drill at Linder Softball Field on March 12.

Central Kitsap Softball | Spring Sports Preview

HEAD COACH: Courtney Cotter 2016-17 RECORD: 4-14 TOP RETURNING PLAYERS: Zee Young, senior; Calli Frisinger, senior; Melina Polzin, senior. KEY NEWCOMERS: Paris Agana, freshman; Annika… Continue reading

Senior catcher Calli Frisinger hops and throws the ball toward first base in a practice drill at Linder Softball Field on March 12.
Senior Connor Lowe putting during a March 12 practice at Gold Mountain Golf Course while teammate Joel Angkico watches.

Central Kitsap Boys Golf | Spring Sports Preview

HEAD COACH: Kevin McCarthy 2016-17 RECORD: 2-7 TOP RETURNING PLAYERS: Logan Jacobson, senior; Connor Lowe, senior; Collin Beil, junior. KEY NEWCOMERS: Caleb Beil, freshman; Justin… Continue reading

Senior Connor Lowe putting during a March 12 practice at Gold Mountain Golf Course while teammate Joel Angkico watches.
Junior Drew Diefendorf leads the ball in a March 9 practice at Silverdale Stadium.

Central Kitsap Boys Soccer | Spring Sports Preview

HEAD COACH: Keith Sargent 2016-17 RECORD: 13-5 TOP RETURNING PLAYERS: Matt Smith, senior; Liam Cashmore, senior; Drew Diefendorf, junior; Carter Nilsen, junior; Alex Lundberg, junior;… Continue reading

Junior Drew Diefendorf leads the ball in a March 9 practice at Silverdale Stadium.

Central Kitsap Baseball | Spring Sports Preview

HEAD COACH: Bill Baxter 2016-17 RECORD: 14-11 TOP RETURNING PLAYERS: Fred Buckson, senior; Tristan Barr, senior; Rylee Orteza, senior; Austin McMinds, junior; Greyson McCormick, junior;… Continue reading

Olympic Boys and Girls Track | Spring Sports Preview

HEAD COACH: Travis Quinn 2016-17 boys RECORD: 1-5; girls record: 5-1 OUTLOOK: Head coach Travis Quinn said his athletes are excited for another year of… Continue reading

Junior golfer Zoie Matheny tees off during a March 9 practice at Rolling Hills Golf Course. Jacob Moore | Kitsap News Group

Olympic Girls Golf | Spring Sports Preview

HEAD COACH: Laurie Shaw 2016-17 RECORD: 8-2 TOP RETURNING PLAYERS: Juliana Ignacio, junior; Zoie Matheny, junior; Brilee Triggs, junior. KEY NEWCOMERS: Emily Dixon, freshman; Nya… Continue reading

Junior golfer Zoie Matheny tees off during a March 9 practice at Rolling Hills Golf Course. Jacob Moore | Kitsap News Group
<em>Senior runner Savannah Smith has qualified for state multiple times in her three-year career at Klahowya and will lead the team once again in 2018.</em> Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group

Klahowya Boys and Girls Track

HEAD COACH: James Felty TOP RETURNERS: Savannah Smith, Sr.; Lucas Becker, Jr.; Hannah Meehan, So.; Madison Godsey, Jr.; Dylan Jackson, So. KEY NEWCOMERS: Lucas Becker,… Continue reading

<em>Senior runner Savannah Smith has qualified for state multiple times in her three-year career at Klahowya and will lead the team once again in 2018.</em> Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group
Sophomore high jumper/sprinter Seth Tower practices the start of a sprint at Central Kitsap High School on March 9. (Jacob Moore/Kitsap News Group)

Central Kitsap track | Spring Sports Preview

Head coach: Mark Schultz Top returning players: Zion Archer, senior; Alex Refilong, junior; Zach Green, junior; Molly Fischer, senior; Sophia Kohler, junior, Olivia Krog, senior;… Continue reading

Sophomore high jumper/sprinter Seth Tower practices the start of a sprint at Central Kitsap High School on March 9. (Jacob Moore/Kitsap News Group)

Olympic boys basketball | Winter Sports Preview

Olympic boys basketball 2016-2017 record: 20-8 Top returning players: Jaiden Mosley, senior; Evan Turnquist, senior; Keaton Dean, senior. Key newcomers: Caleb Morgan, junior. Outlook: The… Continue reading

<em>Klahowya senior Tim Coots (3) drives into the paint during his team’s practice on Nov. 27.</em>
                                Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group

Klahowya boys basketball | Winter Sports Preview

Klahowya boys basketball Head coach: Bryan Thoemke 2016-2017 record: 4-15 Top returning players: Garrett Betzing, senior; Lucas Becker, junior; John Hartford, junior; Jacob Keppert, junior;… Continue reading

<em>Klahowya senior Tim Coots (3) drives into the paint during his team’s practice on Nov. 27.</em>
                                Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group
Central Kitsap’s Olivia Krog (12) sets up the offense against North Kitsap on Nov. 25.
                                Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group

Central Kitsap girls basketball | Winter Sports Preview

Central Kitsap girls basketball Head coach: Keri Collett 2016-2017 record: 9-12 Top returners: Vanessa Davies, guard, senior; Olivia Krog, guard/forward, senior; Ilasa Sousou, forward, senior;… Continue reading

Central Kitsap’s Olivia Krog (12) sets up the offense against North Kitsap on Nov. 25.
                                Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group

Central Kitsap girls bowling | Winter Sports Preview

Central Kitsap girls bowling Head coach: Melissa Clewis 2016-2017 record: 12-0 Returning bowlers: Meghan Dunn, senior; Madeline Grundt, senior; Dakota Martin, senior; Ruth McLaughkin, senior;… Continue reading

Klahowya sophomore Maile Lueck runs the offense during practice on Nov. 27. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Klahowya girls basketball | Winter Sports Preview

Klahowya girls basketball Head coach: Scott Eberhard 2016-2017 record: 3-16 Top returning players: Amber Bumbalough, forward, senior; Karli Eberhard, guard, senior; Kindra Fuller, forward, senior;… Continue reading

Klahowya sophomore Maile Lueck runs the offense during practice on Nov. 27. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Central Kitsap boys swimming | Winter Sports Preview

Central Kitsap boys swimming Head coach: Patrick McKenzie 2016-17 record: 1-5; 7th in SSC, 26th at the state meet. Returning swimmers: Matyas Kisiday, junior; James… Continue reading

Klahowya wrestling | Winter Sports Preview

Klahowya wrestling Head coach: Mike Schmitt 2016-2017 record: 7-4 Top returning wrestlers: Dallin Stafford, Karsten Jensen, Payton Hlebechuk, Brian Spliman, Tray Hawley, Riley Farrell, Hayden… Continue reading

Central Kitsap boys basketball | Winter Sports Preview

A young, but gritty team looks to make the postseason.

Central Kitsap boys and girls wrestling | Winter Sports Preview

Central Kitsap wrestling Head coach: Mike Harter 2016-17 record: 3-4 Top Returners: Zach Wheeler, senior; Mike Lamb, senior; Gabe Back, junior; Camerion Reines, junior; Payton… Continue reading