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Sarah Hoyt delivers an RBI in the sixth inning of a 14-12 win over Gig Harbor. (Mark Krulish |Kitsap News Group)

South Kitsap outslugs Gig Harbor, 14-12, to improve to 5-0

South Kitsap’s bats have been hot all season long. Entering Monday’s game against Gig Harbor, the Wolves had averaged 18 runs through their first four… Continue reading

 

Bainbridge forward Damoni Mckenna-Greenawalt looks to break away down the sideline as North Kitsap’s Dylan Brindle gives chase. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Second half surge lifts Bainbridge past North Kitsap

The Spartans hadn’t conceded a goal or trailed in any of their first three matches of the season, but found themselves behind early against North… Continue reading

 

North Kitsap’s Alyssa Cullen (front) takes the baton from Genesi Funston in the 4x200 relay. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

NK’s Cullen wins 4 events at meet with Bainbridge, CK

Alyssa Cullen may have lost out on her junior year track season, but her time away from sprinting and jumping may turn out to be… Continue reading

 

Jaxson Gore (22) makes the throw to complete the double play against Central Kitsap. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Not pretty but NK beats CK 12-6

Friday’s matchup between two 4-0 teams wasn’t as clean as you’d might expect, but North Kitsap’s clutch hitting and sharp defense in the middle and… Continue reading

Jaxson Gore (22) makes the throw to complete the double play against Central Kitsap. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
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Rebirth of spring sports rejuvenating

Spring is a time for rejuvenation and rebirth, an appropriate atmosphere for creation of something wonderful out of the ashes of a tragedy. Last week… Continue reading

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Ty Orser rounds third to score the tying run for South Kitsap against Sumner. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

South Kitsap rallies past Sumner, 6-2

Strong pitching, sound defense and timely hitting — it’s a strategy as old as the game of baseball itself, but it was the recipe for… Continue reading

Ty Orser rounds third to score the tying run for South Kitsap against Sumner. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Emma Stamp is all smiles as she celebrates one of her two home runs against Curtis in South Kitsap’s first game of the season. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

South Kitsap crushes Curtis 22-2 in opener

It’s been nearly two years since the South Kitsap fastpitch team took the field in Port Orchard, but it was well worth the wait. The… Continue reading

Emma Stamp is all smiles as she celebrates one of her two home runs against Curtis in South Kitsap’s first game of the season. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap’s Anna Wetzsteon drove in four runs in her team’s 9-1 victory over Bainbridge. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Hot bats, Stockman’s 16 K’s lead NK over Bainbridge

North Kitsap broke out the bats early in Friday afternoon’s game against Bainbridge and coasted to victory on the strength of an eight-run outburst over… Continue reading

North Kitsap’s Anna Wetzsteon drove in four runs in her team’s 9-1 victory over Bainbridge. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
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Emotions run the gamut at end of ‘fall’ season

A few weeks ago I wrote about expecting the unexpected in this shortened COVID-19 season. And last week, we certainly got it. The Bainbridge girls… Continue reading

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Bainbridge's Damoni Mckenna-Greenawalt and North Kitsap's Angel Chavez sprint for a loose ball. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bainbridge boys shut out North Kitsap in soccer

Bainbridge broke open a fast-paced, physical match with North Kitsap in the second half, finding the back of the net three times and keeping their… Continue reading

Bainbridge's Damoni Mckenna-Greenawalt and North Kitsap's Angel Chavez sprint for a loose ball. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Bainbridge running back Jack Mielke spins his way into the end zone in the Spartans’ 28-14 win over South Kitsap on Friday night. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bainbridge ends football season with romp over SK

Bainbridge legend Tom Paski and assistant coach John Fox once promised to make the long walk from Port Orchard to Bainbridge Island if the Spartans… Continue reading

Bainbridge running back Jack Mielke spins his way into the end zone in the Spartans’ 28-14 win over South Kitsap on Friday night. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Lillian Pruden puts a shot past the Kingston blockers during North Kitsap’s final volleyball match of the season. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

NK spikes Kingston in battle of top teams

North Kitsap and Kingston finished first in their respective Olympic League divisions, so it seemed only natural for the season to end with the two… Continue reading

Lillian Pruden puts a shot past the Kingston blockers during North Kitsap’s final volleyball match of the season. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Chandler Lindstrom catches a 63-yard touchdown for Central Kitsap against Sequim. (Michael Dashiell/Sequim Gazette)

Week 5 Olympic League Football Roundup

Bainbridge 28, South Kitsap 14 PJ Miller’s 2-yard touchdown run in the third quarter put the Spartans ahead for good in their 28-14 win over… Continue reading

Chandler Lindstrom catches a 63-yard touchdown for Central Kitsap against Sequim. (Michael Dashiell/Sequim Gazette)
North Kitsap running back Kelly Wanzek bursts through the line during Thursday night’s win over Olympic. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

North Kitsap caps perfect season with victory over Olympic

Normally, an undefeated season ends with with a victory at the Tacoma Dome and a whole lot of hardware, but as North Kitsap celebrated its… Continue reading

North Kitsap running back Kelly Wanzek bursts through the line during Thursday night’s win over Olympic. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap’s Maddie Pryde tries to put a shot past Central Kitsap’s Allie Baldridge in Tuesday night’s match. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

North Kitsap falls to CK, will share top spot in Olympic League South

North Kitsap was looking to extend its perfect season on Tuesday night and finish as the undisputed No. 1 team in the Olympic League South… Continue reading

North Kitsap’s Maddie Pryde tries to put a shot past Central Kitsap’s Allie Baldridge in Tuesday night’s match. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap’s Sydnee Hogan and Bainbridge’s Chloe Boeker (4) spar for a loose ball. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

BHS seniors star in Senior Night PK win over NK

It was Senior Night at Bainbridge Memorial Stadium, so it was only fitting that the Spartans’ eldest players made the biggest impact. After two scoreless… Continue reading

North Kitsap’s Sydnee Hogan and Bainbridge’s Chloe Boeker (4) spar for a loose ball. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
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Kingston's Kyler Coe-yarr pulls down an interception from a pass intended for Port Angeles' Cyras Mills in the closing moments of the first half on Saturday in Port Angeles.

Week 4 Olympic League Football Roundup

Central Kitsap 55, Bainbridge 26 The Cougars’ balanced offensive unit scored three touchdowns in the second quarter to break open this game, running their record… Continue reading

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Kingston's Kyler Coe-yarr pulls down an interception from a pass intended for Port Angeles' Cyras Mills in the closing moments of the first half on Saturday in Port Angeles.
North Kitsap quarterback Colton Bower accounted for over 500 yards of offense in his team’s 41-7 win over Bremerton. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

NK QB accounts for 509 yards in romp over Bremerton

Whether or not Friday night represented North Kitsap’s final game of the season has yet to be determined. But if the season is over, the… Continue reading

North Kitsap quarterback Colton Bower accounted for over 500 yards of offense in his team’s 41-7 win over Bremerton. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
South Kitsap’s Evelyn Collins-Winn (left) and Bainbridge’s Lily Curtis take off from the starting line at the Olympic League varsity championships at Battle Point Park. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

SK girls 2nd, Bainbridge 3rd at Olympic League XC championships

It wasn’t an ideal cross country season — September tends to be better for outdoor distance running than early February — but you could not… Continue reading

South Kitsap’s Evelyn Collins-Winn (left) and Bainbridge’s Lily Curtis take off from the starting line at the Olympic League varsity championships at Battle Point Park. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Morgan Halady (13) and Suzanne Skinner (5) block a kill attempt by Sequim’s Jolene Vaara during Kingston’s victory over the Wolves. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Kingston stands alone atop the Olympic League North Division

Kingston clinched their spot atop the Olympic League North Division Wednesday night, taking the de facto championship match against Sequim in straight sets. The Bucs… Continue reading

Morgan Halady (13) and Suzanne Skinner (5) block a kill attempt by Sequim’s Jolene Vaara during Kingston’s victory over the Wolves. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)