Wolves seek fastpitch coach | Sports briefs

South Kitsap's fastpitch team will have its third coach in as many years this spring.

Tami Lester-Dame, who coached the team last spring, did not have her contract renewed.

South athletic director Ed Santos confirmed that Friday, but declined to specify why Lester-Dame, who now serves as the girls swim team's dive coach, will not return as the fastpitch coach. The Wolves had a 12-15 record last season, but advanced to the state playoffs for the first time since 2003.

Lester-Dame replaced longtime coach Kathy Ballew, who decided to become the co-track coach with Paul Zimmer last season.

South also needs to fill the baseball and girls tennis positions. Santos said both the fastpitch and baseball jobs are open within the South Kitsap School District and he intends to make hires by the end of the fall sports season. Mark Myers, who was hired as the school's boys tennis coach, said his full-time job might preclude him for serving as the girls tennis coach.

Wolves win opener

Rachel Prince scored with 30 seconds remaining to lead South Kitsap to a 3-2 season-opening nonleague win Tuesday night against North Kitsap in a girls soccer match.

The Wolves led 1-0 at halftime on a goal by midfielder Miranda Cabellero, but the Vikings responded with goals from Riley Brennan and Shaylee Byers to take the advantage. South then tied the match in the 76th minute on a goal by forward Brita Oleson.

Prince then followed with the game-winner on an assist from Melyssa Smith.

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