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From Independent staff reports
Competing in the largest high-school only cross country meet in the nation last week, South Kitsap coach Ed Santos got much more than he expected.
The Wolves turned in a huge performance as the girls finished 11th as a team, scoring 270 points while the boys were 17th with 348. There were more than 200 teams competing.
Sam Godfrey placed 13th individually, covering the 3-mile course in 18 minutes, six seconds while Alegra Waldron was 33rd with a time of 18:35.
I thought Sam might be able to do that, from what shes run I thought shes be around that top 15, Santos said. It was an amazing race - the quality of the field was amazing.
The Wolves ran against three nationally ranked teams, getting the experience Santos wanted.
Justin Schenck led the boys by placing 65th with a time 15:52 while Nate Jones was three slots behind at 15:54.
All the kids ran really well, Santos said. I cant think of any kid just ran. They all ran well. It was a real eye-opener for them.
The Wolves are back in action today in a dual meet with North Kitsap.
Wolves settle for tie with Gig Harbor
Gig Harbor scored a pair of goals in the final 15 minutes of Thursdays girls soccer matchup with South Kitsap and pulled out a 2-2 tie in a key Narrows League Bridge Division contest.
That locks both teams at 1-0-1 in league play while the Wolves dropped to 1-1-2 overall.
South jumped out to a 2-0 lead on goals by Nicole Bussman, assisted by Cassie Brown and a penalty kick goal by Brown. The Wolves held that lead until the 65th minute of the game when the Tides Kelly Irving scored an unassisted goal. Elizabeth Betterbed tied the game two minutes later.
Earlier in the week, South topped Central Kitsap 1-0.
Brown scored the games lone goal and Alicia Cleaver made it stand up for her first shutout of the season.
The Wolves played Port Angeles late Tuesday night and face the Knights Thursday night in Bremerton.
South swimmers roll past Central
Megan Finnie won two events while Rachel and Katie Hubner each won an event and helped anchor a relay win as the South Kitsap swim team rolled over Central Kitsap 133-68 last week at the SK pool.
Finnie won the 200- and 500-yard freestyle races, swimming a two minute, 5.78 second time in the 200 and taking the 500 in 5:30.44.
Rachel Hubner won the 100-yard butterfly in a time of 1:02.86 while her sister Katie captured the 200 individual medley in a time of 2:28.47.
The Wolves relay team of Madison Rousell, Rachel and Katie Hubner and Helen Tripple took the 200 medley in 1:58.81.
Rousell, who has already posted state qualifying times in the 50 and 100 frees, did so again in the 50 free with 25.17. Alyssa Drevniak won the diving portion of the meet with a score of 169.30.
The Wolves, 2-1 on the year, are at Bremerton Thursday.
SK volleyballer record first win
The South Kitsap volleyball team got its first victory of the young season last Thursday beating Federal Way in four games.
The Wolves, now 1-3 heading into Monday night late games against Capital, beat Federal Way 25-22, 25-21, 24-26, 25-22 to get first-year coach Jessica Anderson her first win.
The Wolves had lost their third-straight match to begin the season last Wednesday, falling to Bellarmine, 25-19, 25-7, 25-10.
Capital blasts South Kitsap netters
Capital swept both singles matches and took the first two doubles matches to beat the Wolves 4-1 in tennis action last week.
Andrew Blackner topped SKs Andy Hultz 2-6, 6-2, 7-5 in No. 1 doubles action while Reid Bennett outlasted Jeff Thirot 2-6, 7-5, 7-5 to win the No. 2 singles match.
The Wolves lone with came at No. 3 doubles as Tyler Penn and Mike Waas beat Ondrej Nadarasz and Nick Pack 6-3, 6-4.
The Wolves, 1-2 on the year, played Bremerton late Monday and face Port Angeles Friday.