Out of Write Field
Making sense of the ever-changing South Kitsap sports landscape.
South Kitsap’s game against Bellarmine Prep, which initially was scheduled for Monday, now is slated for Tuesday. Today’s contest against Gig Harbor was rained out and has not been rescheduled. The Wolves next play a nonleague contest Monday against Foss.
South Kitsap’s Class 4A Narrows League fastpitch game against Bellarmine Prep was postponed because of poor field conditions today. Administrative assistant Lisa Pavlik said scheduling conflicts will not allow for the contest to be rescheduled this week. The Wolves are scheduled to play at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday against Gig Harbor.
South Kitsap’s nonleague game today at Timberline was rained out. The game has not been rescheduled, but coach Marcus Logue said he hopes to play the Blazers later in the season before the playoffs.
South Kitsap senior Adam Gascoyne, a three-sport standout for the Wolves, has committed to play football next season at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
The Pointers, who compete in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, finished with a 2-8 record last year.
Gascoyne placed fourth in the Class 4A state wrestling tournament at 152 pounds and also runs track for South. His father, Ron, said his son will have the opportunity to compete in both sports at UWSP, as well.
On the gridiron, Gascoyne rushed for 1,079 yards and eight touchdowns.
The Wolves’ game scheduled for today against Central Kitsap was rained out. South Kitsap now is slated to play the Cougars at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
South Kitsap athletic director Ed Santos confirmed Tuesday morning that boys soccer coach Cory Vartanian will lead the team tonight at Olympia.
Vartanian missed the Wolves’ first two games last week. Santos said he had no details regarding Vartanian’s absence.
South Kitsap boys soccer coach Cory Vartanian will not be at tonight’s game at Central Kitsap.
When — or if — Vartanian returns remains to be seen.
Lee La Deaux, who coached Wednesday night’s season-opening 2-1 win against Stadium, confirmed Friday afternoon that he will lead the Wolves again tonight. La Deaux then referred any further questions to athletic director Ed Santos.
Santos declined to comment on whether Vartanian, who was named as Julie Cain’s successor on Feb. 20, would return for Tuesday night’s game at Olympia or if he still held the position.
Vartanian has not responded to phone calls or text messages seeking comment.
South Kitsap’s baseball game scheduled for this afternoon at Peninsula has been postponed because of rain. Athletic director Ed Santos’ assistant, Lisa Pavlik, said the game has not been rescheduled yet. Santos said Tuesday that next week’s schedule, which is open, was crafted to allow the Wolves flexibility to reschedule games.
Former college coach and recruiting expert Jack Renkens will present “The Realities of College Athletic Recruiting” at 7 p.m. March 25 at South Kitsap High School’s Auditorium.
Renkens founded his organization, Recruiting Realities, after his daughter became a national-level basketball recruit. According to his website, Renkens uses his hourlong presentation to “exploding the myths and presenting the realities of athletic recruiting to student-athletes, their families, coaches and school counselors.”
The presentation is free.
South Kitsap athletic director Ed Santos announced Wednesday that Cory Vartanian will succeed Julie Cain as the school’s boys soccer coach. Vartanian played football and soccer at Horlick High School in Racine, Wis. He also was a kicker at North Dakota State University. Vartanian came to South in 2010 as an assistant football coach and mentored Aaron La Deaux, who now is a kicker at Minot State in North Dakota. He also served as an assistant to Cain last season.