South Kitsap High School Wolves

South Kitsap forward Maya Foster (8) chases down a loose ball in Tuesday night’s home-opener against Graham-Kapowsin. (Mark Krulish | Kitsap News Group) 
Mark Krulish | Kitsap News Group
South Kitsap forward Maya Foster (8) chases down a loose ball in Tuesday night’s home-opener against Graham-Kapowsin.

South Kitsap snags 4-1 victory in home opener

Wolves prevail despite team experiencing COVID shutdown

 

South Kitsap junior Anna Harvey drops a shot past the Kingston defense. The Wolves defeated the Bucs three sets to two Monday night. (Mark Krulish/North Kitsap Herald photos)

SK comes back to defeat Kingston in 5 sets

South Kitsap was trailing two sets to one late in the fourth set against Kingston, fighting desperately to send the match to a fifth and… Continue reading

 

Hailey Deese leads the rush upfield during last year’s match against Bremerton. South Kitsap has a number of returners from last spring’s varsity team. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Sports previews: South Kitsap

Girls Soccer 2021 record: 8-2-1 Head coach: Hailey Parker Key players: Rosamaria Deluna, goalkeeper, jr.; Payton Pine, midfielder, sr.; Katharine Kent, midfielder, jr.; Kailey Strong,… Continue reading

 

Happy to be back — North Kitsap sophomore EJ Vailolo goes for the ball in a drill during this week’s football practice. The Vikings’ first game is Sept. 3. (Mark Krulish/North Kitsap Herald photos)

Fall athletes glad to be back where they belong

Last fall, high school fields across Washington were empty as COVID-19 restrictions kept athletes away from their schools and their teammates until February. The late-August… Continue reading

Happy to be back — North Kitsap sophomore EJ Vailolo goes for the ball in a drill during this week’s football practice. The Vikings’ first game is Sept. 3. (Mark Krulish/North Kitsap Herald photos)
Happy to be back — North Kitsap sophomore EJ Vailolo goes for the ball in a drill during this week’s football practice. The Vikings’ first game is Sept. 3. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Fall athletes glad to be back where they belong

Last fall, high school fields across Washington were empty as COVID-19 restrictions kept athletes away from their schools and their teammates until February. The late-August… Continue reading

Happy to be back — North Kitsap sophomore EJ Vailolo goes for the ball in a drill during this week’s football practice. The Vikings’ first game is Sept. 3. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Evelyn Collins-Winn, shown here during the Olympic League cross country championships on Bainbridge Island, will run at the University of Portland in the fall. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Port Orchard Independent Female Athlete of the Year: Evelyn Collins-Winn

Whether it’s running or academics, South Kitsap High senior Evelyn Collins-Winn has never shied away from hard work. Sometimes, though, it’s still helpful to receive… Continue reading

Evelyn Collins-Winn, shown here during the Olympic League cross country championships on Bainbridge Island, will run at the University of Portland in the fall. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
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Xavier Eaglin was a three-time state-placer for South Kitsap at the Mat Classic and won a title as a freshman in 2018, the first SK ninth grader to do so. Eaglin finished his senior year with an undefeated record and an SPSL championship.

Port Orchard Independent Male Athlete of the Year: Xavier Eaglin

When the COVID-19 pandemic shut down high school sports, young athletes everywhere began thinking about what their life would be like beyond sports. Heading into… Continue reading

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Xavier Eaglin was a three-time state-placer for South Kitsap at the Mat Classic and won a title as a freshman in 2018, the first SK ninth grader to do so. Eaglin finished his senior year with an undefeated record and an SPSL championship.
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Chad Nass steps down as SK wrestling coach

After 17 years and plenty of successes in the record books, Chad Nass has stepped down as the head wrestling coach at South Kitsap High… Continue reading

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Keel Slayback

SK wrestling wins SPSL title

Wolves wrestlers dominate in tournament of state’s toughest league

Keel Slayback
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Mitchell Neiner won all of his matches via technical fall in the 2021 SPSL wrestling tournament.

Two Wolves win SPSL titles on day one

Two young Wolves captured league titles on day one of the South Puget Sound League wrestling tournament on Tuesday night, and the team as a… Continue reading

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Mitchell Neiner won all of his matches via technical fall in the 2021 SPSL wrestling tournament.
South Kitsap senior Rylan Zietlow dribbles past a Gig Harbor defender on his way to the basket. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

South Kitsap celebrates its seniors boys hoopsters

It may not have been the way they wanted their Senior Night to go, but South Kitsap’s graduating 12th graders still had a night to… Continue reading

South Kitsap senior Rylan Zietlow dribbles past a Gig Harbor defender on his way to the basket. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Xavier Eaglin was one of seven seniors honored on Senior Night. He wrestled at 160 pounds and defeated his opponent from Olympia via pin early in the second period. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

South Kitsap wrestlers still thriving despite shortened season

While many teams are struggling these days just to fill out a lineup, the South Kitsap boys wrestling program continues to thrive. Turnout is lower,… Continue reading

Xavier Eaglin was one of seven seniors honored on Senior Night. He wrestled at 160 pounds and defeated his opponent from Olympia via pin early in the second period. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Bainbridge’s Kylie Jones takes a shot on net against South Kitsap. Jones scored two goals in her team’s 13-3 win. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bainbridge water polo sweeps doubleheader with S. Kitsap

Everyone back in the pool — water polo season for both boys and girls is underway in 2021. Water polo has been one of the… Continue reading

Bainbridge’s Kylie Jones takes a shot on net against South Kitsap. Jones scored two goals in her team’s 13-3 win. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap junior Makalya Stockman was named one of the game’s MVPs. Stockman picked up a hit and struck out four batters in two innings. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Nationals beat the Americans 11-7 in 18th KAR Softball Showcase

Some of the West Sound’s best softball players took the field Tuesday for the return of Kitsap Athletic Roundtable’s 18th annual Softball Showcase. The Nationals,… Continue reading

North Kitsap junior Makalya Stockman was named one of the game’s MVPs. Stockman picked up a hit and struck out four batters in two innings. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Areeza Amian led South Kitsap with 15 points in her team’s 66-32 win over Central Kitsap. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

South Kitsap knocks off Central Kitsap, 66-32, in season opener

South Kitsap girls basketball fans can expect to see plenty of action in Port Orchard this year. With Pierce County still in Phase 2 of… Continue reading

Areeza Amian led South Kitsap with 15 points in her team’s 66-32 win over Central Kitsap. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Noah Deese pitched a complete game, one-hitter against North Kitsap on Monday. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Deese’s one-hit shutout sparks South Kitsap in Tribute to the Troops game

With a huge slate of games this week, pitching depth was going to be of the utmost importance to South Kitsap. So when one player… Continue reading

Noah Deese pitched a complete game, one-hitter against North Kitsap on Monday. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Sarah Hoyt delivers an RBI in the sixth inning of a 14-12 win over Gig Harbor. (Mark Krulish |Kitsap News Group)

South Kitsap outslugs Gig Harbor, 14-12, to improve to 5-0

South Kitsap’s bats have been hot all season long. Entering Monday’s game against Gig Harbor, the Wolves had averaged 18 runs through their first four… Continue reading

Sarah Hoyt delivers an RBI in the sixth inning of a 14-12 win over Gig Harbor. (Mark Krulish |Kitsap News Group)
Ty Orser rounds third to score the tying run for South Kitsap against Sumner. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

South Kitsap rallies past Sumner, 6-2

Strong pitching, sound defense and timely hitting — it’s a strategy as old as the game of baseball itself, but it was the recipe for… Continue reading

Ty Orser rounds third to score the tying run for South Kitsap against Sumner. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Emma Stamp is all smiles as she celebrates one of her two home runs against Curtis in South Kitsap’s first game of the season. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

South Kitsap crushes Curtis 22-2 in opener

It’s been nearly two years since the South Kitsap fastpitch team took the field in Port Orchard, but it was well worth the wait. The… Continue reading

Emma Stamp is all smiles as she celebrates one of her two home runs against Curtis in South Kitsap’s first game of the season. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Bainbridge running back Jack Mielke spins his way into the end zone in the Spartans’ 28-14 win over South Kitsap on Friday night. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bainbridge ends football season with romp over SK

Bainbridge legend Tom Paski and assistant coach John Fox once promised to make the long walk from Port Orchard to Bainbridge Island if the Spartans… Continue reading

Bainbridge running back Jack Mielke spins his way into the end zone in the Spartans’ 28-14 win over South Kitsap on Friday night. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)