South Kitsap High School Wolves

South Kitsap senior Abigail Kay has been one of South Kitsaps top bowlers despite battling rheumatoid arthritis. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Abigail Kay knocks down pins, arthritis on the road to state

Kay was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis three years ago, which often causes her pain while bowling

South Kitsap senior Abigail Kay has been one of South Kitsaps top bowlers despite battling rheumatoid arthritis. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Members of the 1996 South Kitsap baseball team, which won the 3A state championship, take the stage. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Members of the 1996 South Kitsap baseball team, which won the 3A state championship, take the stage. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Junior forward Gavin Morkert had a big night against Graham-Kapowsin, scoring 25 points on a 10 for 13 shooting performance. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Morkert’s breakout night helps South Kitsap clinch playoff berth

Gavin Morkert had a game-high 25 points in a 61-55 win over Graham-Kapowsin

Junior forward Gavin Morkert had a big night against Graham-Kapowsin, scoring 25 points on a 10 for 13 shooting performance. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

South Kitsap selects Dan Ericson as its next football coach

Ericson has spent the last eight years as the head coach at Klahowya

Emma Erickson looks for a lane to the basket against Graham-Kapowsin. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Emma Erickson looks for a lane to the basket against Graham-Kapowsin. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
South Kitsap head coach John Callaghan celebrates with the game ball commemorating his 300th career win. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

John Callaghan gets win No. 300 over Bellarmine

South Kitsap took down the Lions 36-30 in a defensive duel

South Kitsap head coach John Callaghan celebrates with the game ball commemorating his 300th career win. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

SK bowlers knock off undefeated Puyallup, sit tied atop SPSL

PORT ORCHARD — The South Kitsap bowling team capped off an excellent regular season Jan. 15, knocking off previously undefeated Puyallup 2067-1947 to tie them… Continue reading

James Sanchez of Central Kitsap was named Swimmer of the Meet. He won the 200-yard individual medley in 1:58.87. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
James Sanchez of Central Kitsap was named Swimmer of the Meet. He won the 200-yard individual medley in 1:58.87. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
South Kitsap’s Josh Potz (10) closely guards Nick Hansen of Rogers in his team’s 47-37 win. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
                                South Kitsap senior DeAnte Ward swings the ball across the floor. Ward scored a game-high 18 points against Rogers. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

South Kitsap clamps down on Rogers in 47-37 victory

The Rams shot just 30 percent from the floor thanks to a strong performance from the Wolves defense

South Kitsap’s Josh Potz (10) closely guards Nick Hansen of Rogers in his team’s 47-37 win. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
                                South Kitsap senior DeAnte Ward swings the ball across the floor. Ward scored a game-high 18 points against Rogers. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Emma Erickson (25) tries to break away in transition against Puyallup. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Puyallup pulls away late in 42-27 win over South Kitsap

PORT ORCHARD — South Kitsap hung in with Puyallup for three quarters in a Saturday afternoon matinée, but the Vikings pulled away to victory in… Continue reading

Emma Erickson (25) tries to break away in transition against Puyallup. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

South Kitsap ties for first at Pacific Coast Championships

VANCOUVER — South Kitsap shared top honors this year at the Pacific Coast Championships held at Mountain View High School Dec. 28-29. The Wolves picked… Continue reading

Kitsap wrestlers grab 13 titles at North Mason Classic

BELFAIR — While many teams were off in the days preceding Christmas, Kitsap grapplers were hitting the mats at the annual North Mason Classic. Olympic… Continue reading

South Kitsap’s Deyondre Davis earned a 17-0 technical fall over Six Buck of Union in the 160 finals at the HammerHead Invitational. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
South Kitsap’s Deyondre Davis earned a 17-0 technical fall over Six Buck of Union in the 160 finals at the HammerHead Invitational. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
South Kitsap sophomore Xavier Eaglin went 4-0 at the Olympic Duals on Dec. 8. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
South Kitsap sophomore Xavier Eaglin went 4-0 at the Olympic Duals on Dec. 8. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
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                                DeAnte Ward led South Kitsap with 18 points in Tuesday night’s home opener against Olympia.

South Kitsap falls to Olympia in home opener

PORT ORCHARD — It’s likely there isn’t an SPSL team that has had a tougher start to the season than South Kitsap. After falling to… Continue reading

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                                DeAnte Ward led South Kitsap with 18 points in Tuesday night’s home opener against Olympia.
Kingston sophomore Kylee Walker is one of four underclassmen in the Buccaneers’ starting lineup this season. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Kingston sophomore Kylee Walker is one of four underclassmen in the Buccaneers’ starting lineup this season. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

South Kitsap, head football coach part ways

Cory Vartanian was winless in two years as the Wolves’ football coach

Emily Riehl was South Kitsap’s offensive leader with 18 points in a 51-49 win over Kingston. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Emily Riehl’s buzzer-beater lifts South Kitsap to victory over Kingston

PORT ORCHARD — South Kitsap’s Emily Riehl started the night with a bang, and then ended it with one. The senior forward sang a beautiful… Continue reading

Emily Riehl was South Kitsap’s offensive leader with 18 points in a 51-49 win over Kingston. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Teanna Lathum played multiple positions for her playoff-qualifying team. She was named a second-team All-SPSL forward. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

South Kitsap athletes win all-league honors

Ten South Kitsap fall prep athletes were honored by the 4A South Puget Sound League with spots on the all-league list. Leading the way was… Continue reading

Teanna Lathum played multiple positions for her playoff-qualifying team. She was named a second-team All-SPSL forward. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Chloe Partsch receives her medal for winning the 200-yard individual medley. She is the first state champion in Olympic girls swimming history. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Chloe Partsch receives her medal for winning the 200-yard individual medley. She is the first state champion in Olympic girls swimming history. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)