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Ethan Fox, one of Kingston’s two swimmers with Ironmen status, competes in the 200 individual medley during a dual meet with Olympic. The Bucs won 106.5-69.5. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Kingston’s Ironmen lead Bucs past Olympic

Two top Olympic League swim teams went toe-to-toe

 

Olympic’s Greg Brehmer (24) goes up for a basket as North Kitsap’s Shaa Humphrey (23) tries to block it. Brehmer scored ten points for the Trojans and was one of many players who stepped up in the 55-50 victory. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Trojans take down North Kitsap in Olympic League bout, 55-50

The loss drops North Kitsap into a tie for first place with Port Angeles

 

11-year-old Mya Wiley is a Level 9 gymnast at the Olympic Gymnastics Center in Silverdale. She is part a small, elite group of gymnasts that is headed to a national camp in Texas. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

11-year-old gymnast has Olympic goals

Invited to U.S. national team’s A camp in Texas

 

<em>Kingston’s Sierra Denning (20) tries to muscle past Olivia Selembo and Katie Hughes (24) of North Kitsap on Jan. 9. The Vikings won the game 50-40. 					 </em>Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group

North Kitsap prevails over rival Kingston, 50-40

Olivia Selembo scores 15 points for North Kitsap in her first full game of the season

<em>Kingston’s Sierra Denning (20) tries to muscle past Olivia Selembo and Katie Hughes (24) of North Kitsap on Jan. 9. The Vikings won the game 50-40. 					 </em>Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group
<em>Logan Chmielewski of North Kitsap goes up for a shot against Jai Poole (1) and Alex Bing (2) of Franklin Pierce in the team’s 71-43 victory on Jan. 6. 	 </em>Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group

North Kitsap on a roll headed toward Olympic rematch

Vikings have won three straight games since participating in the UVIC Tournament in Canada during the holidays

<em>Logan Chmielewski of North Kitsap goes up for a shot against Jai Poole (1) and Alex Bing (2) of Franklin Pierce in the team’s 71-43 victory on Jan. 6. 	 </em>Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group
<em>Central Kitsap senior Olivia Krog had 15 points, 13 rebounds and four assists in a 59-48 loss against Yelm on Jan. 9.</em>
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Central Kitsap finds improvement in tough South Sound Conference

Cougars are progressing slowly, but surely

<em>Central Kitsap senior Olivia Krog had 15 points, 13 rebounds and four assists in a 59-48 loss against Yelm on Jan. 9.</em>
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South Kitsap junior forward Emma Erickson (25) puts up a shot over the Puyallup defense during the Wolves’ 52-44 win on Jan. 5. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Standridge’s late heroics lead South Kitsap past Puyallup

The senior guard scored 20 points in a 52-44 win.

South Kitsap junior forward Emma Erickson (25) puts up a shot over the Puyallup defense during the Wolves’ 52-44 win on Jan. 5. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Jason Canfield pounds the mochi with a mallet at the instruction of mochi master Shoichio Sugiyama. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bainbridge rings in a new year at Mochi Tsuki

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND — It’s a rainy January morning, sweet rice is being steamed over the fire and the familiar cries of Shoichi Sugiyama are coming… Continue reading

Jason Canfield pounds the mochi with a mallet at the instruction of mochi master Shoichio Sugiyama. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
<em>Kingston junior Michael Vallejo attempts a jumper over several Sequim defenders in his team’s 53-38 loss on Jan. 4.</em>
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Sequim swarms Kingston in 53-38 loss

Kobee Hunt led Kingston with 16 points

<em>Kingston junior Michael Vallejo attempts a jumper over several Sequim defenders in his team’s 53-38 loss on Jan. 4.</em>
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Kingston girls basketball, along with North Kitsap, should compete for a top spot in the Olympic League this season. The two teams play twice in January. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

What to look forward to in 2018

The surprise moments never get old

Kingston girls basketball, along with North Kitsap, should compete for a top spot in the Olympic League this season. The two teams play twice in January. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
<em>North Kitsap’s Dax Solis holds up the picture of teammate Hunter Schaap, who was killed in January, during the coin toss of a playoff game. The team carried his picture with them at every game this season and he remained listed on their official roster. </em>Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group

Top sports moments of 2017

Another successful season for Kitsap athletes is in the books.

<em>North Kitsap’s Dax Solis holds up the picture of teammate Hunter Schaap, who was killed in January, during the coin toss of a playoff game. The team carried his picture with them at every game this season and he remained listed on their official roster. </em>Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group

Defense reigns as Olympic knocks off Steilacoom

The Sentinels were held under 40 points for the first time this season.

<em>Chief Kitsap Academy sophomore Miya Smith looks to make a bounce pass against Klahowya on Dec. 19. </em>					 Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group

Bright future is in sight for CKA Bears

Girls getting themselves ready ‘for another level of hoops’

<em>Chief Kitsap Academy sophomore Miya Smith looks to make a bounce pass against Klahowya on Dec. 19. </em>					 Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group
North Kitsap captured the top spot at the North Mason Hawkins Memorial Tournament, which featured male and female wrestlers from across the state. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap captured the top spot at the North Mason Hawkins Memorial Tournament, which featured male and female wrestlers from across the state. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Klahowya senior Karli Eberhard calls out the play for her team during a 61-11 victory over Chief Kitsap Academy on Dec. 19. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Klahowya hoops teams take momentum into New Year

SILVERDALE — The 1A Olympic League as we know it may be gone after this school year, but the ride to the finish this winter… Continue reading

Klahowya senior Karli Eberhard calls out the play for her team during a 61-11 victory over Chief Kitsap Academy on Dec. 19. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
The former torpedo warehouse at Manchester State Park is now a highly sought-after location for photo shoots, picnics and weddings. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Fill your 2018 bucket list with great Kitsap sites

What’s on your 2018 Kitsap ‘To-Do’ list?

The former torpedo warehouse at Manchester State Park is now a highly sought-after location for photo shoots, picnics and weddings. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
<em>Kingston senior Avy Hiner (4), lets go of a shot as she’s surrounded by Central Kitsap defenders in her team’s 59-49 victory on Dec. 20.			</em>Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group

Kingston takes charge in 59-49 win over Central Kitsap

KINGSTON — The Buccaneers had escaped the third quarter with a two-point lead after a furious charge by Central Kitsap. Needing to rally after a… Continue reading

<em>Kingston senior Avy Hiner (4), lets go of a shot as she’s surrounded by Central Kitsap defenders in her team’s 59-49 victory on Dec. 20.			</em>Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group
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                                South Kitsap freshman Xavier Eaglin wrestles with Olympic’s Anjelo Pangelinan in the 106 finals at the HammerHead Invitational on Dec. 16.
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                                South Kitsap freshman Xavier Eaglin wrestles with Olympic’s Anjelo Pangelinan in the 106 finals at the HammerHead Invitational on Dec. 16.