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North Kitsap junior Makalya Stockman was named one of the game’s MVPs. Stockman picked up a hit and struck out four batters in two innings. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Nationals beat the Americans 11-7 in 18th KAR Softball Showcase

Some of the West Sound’s best softball players took the field Tuesday for the return of Kitsap Athletic Roundtable’s 18th annual Softball Showcase. The Nationals,… Continue reading

North Kitsap junior Makalya Stockman was named one of the game’s MVPs. Stockman picked up a hit and struck out four batters in two innings. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Johny Olmsted calls the play as he directs the offense against Central Kitsap. Olmsted led North Kitsap with 26 points in the 79-51 victory. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Olmsted’s 26-point night leads NK past CK

Playing in their home gym for the first time in over a year, the Vikings still looked like the team that regularly ran up big… Continue reading

Johny Olmsted calls the play as he directs the offense against Central Kitsap. Olmsted led North Kitsap with 26 points in the 79-51 victory. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Areeza Amian led South Kitsap with 15 points in her team’s 66-32 win over Central Kitsap. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

South Kitsap knocks off Central Kitsap, 66-32, in season opener

South Kitsap girls basketball fans can expect to see plenty of action in Port Orchard this year. With Pierce County still in Phase 2 of… Continue reading

Areeza Amian led South Kitsap with 15 points in her team’s 66-32 win over Central Kitsap. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Everett Moore gets up and over the Olympic defense for a shot attempt. Moore hit four 3-pointers in Bainbridge’s win over the Trojans. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bainbridge improves to 2-0 with 73-34 rout over Olympic

Two games, two 70+ point performances and two wins. It seems Bainbridge is comfortable with its temporary return to the Olympic League. The Spartans’ shooters… Continue reading

Everett Moore gets up and over the Olympic defense for a shot attempt. Moore hit four 3-pointers in Bainbridge’s win over the Trojans. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Kaden Ecklund finished the final game against Curtis 3-4 with three doubles, four RBI and a stolen base. (Independent File Photo)

SK baseball takes 3rd in SPSL

South Kitsap’s win over Sumner last week gave them a shot at the South Puget Sound League title, and although they fell to Puyallup in… Continue reading

Kaden Ecklund finished the final game against Curtis 3-4 with three doubles, four RBI and a stolen base. (Independent File Photo)

SK girls track finishes 2nd at SPSL meet

The South Kitsap girls track team had a strong showing at Saturday’s SPSL meet at Sunset Chevy Stadium in Sumner. The Wolves finished just four… Continue reading

Kingston’s Ellee Brockman paced the offense on Opening Night, scoring 23 points in a 49-40 win over North Kitsap. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Brockman’s 23 points lead Kingston past N. Kitsap

Coaches, players and fans have been waiting a long time for the 2021 basketball season, but the Kingston and North Kitsap girls had to wait… Continue reading

Kingston’s Ellee Brockman paced the offense on Opening Night, scoring 23 points in a 49-40 win over North Kitsap. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Miranda Grogger gave up just one run and did not walk a batter in the Olympic League championship game against North Kitsap. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bainbridge defies the odd, grabs softball title

The old cliché tells you to throw out the record books when it comes to the postseason because those wins and losses no longer matter.… Continue reading

Miranda Grogger gave up just one run and did not walk a batter in the Olympic League championship game against North Kitsap. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Samantha Burgh drops down a bunt against Sequim. Burgh recorded two hits and a sacrifice in the 2-1 victory. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

NK beats Sequim, falls to Bainbridge in title game

North Kitsap started the Olympic League tournament Saturday with a hard-fought victory over Sequim, but ended falling in the title game against Bainbridge. The Vikings… Continue reading

Samantha Burgh drops down a bunt against Sequim. Burgh recorded two hits and a sacrifice in the 2-1 victory. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Cole Edwards entered the game against Port Angeles in the fifth inning and kept the offense off the board. He also tied the game with an RBI-triple in the sixth. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

NK gets monkey off its back, beats PA

North Kitsap’s recent history against Port Angeles hasn’t been pretty, but the Vikings finally got the chance to turn the tables on the Roughriders last… Continue reading

Cole Edwards entered the game against Port Angeles in the fifth inning and kept the offense off the board. He also tied the game with an RBI-triple in the sixth. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
JR Ritchie stole the show in the championship game with a no-hitter and 18 strikeouts against Central Kitsap. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Ritchie’s no-hitter, 18 K’s lead BI to league title

2021 could have been an incredible year for the Bainbridge baseball program. They were invited to play in the illustrious USA Baseball High School Invitation… Continue reading

JR Ritchie stole the show in the championship game with a no-hitter and 18 strikeouts against Central Kitsap. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
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COVID rise makes me wonder about the next season

The spring sports season comes to an end this week — perhaps just in the nick of time. Although vaccination efforts are underway in every… Continue reading

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Bainbridge gathers to celebrate Ben Wilkinson’s 30th-minute goal that ultimately helped the team clinch the Olympic League championship. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bainbridge wraps up Olympic League championship, undefeated season

The Spartans’ strong play from start to finish this season may leave players and coaches wondering what might have happened with a full season and… Continue reading

Bainbridge gathers to celebrate Ben Wilkinson’s 30th-minute goal that ultimately helped the team clinch the Olympic League championship. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Noah Deese pitched a complete game, one-hitter against North Kitsap on Monday. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Deese’s one-hit shutout sparks South Kitsap in Tribute to the Troops game

With a huge slate of games this week, pitching depth was going to be of the utmost importance to South Kitsap. So when one player… Continue reading

Noah Deese pitched a complete game, one-hitter against North Kitsap on Monday. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap’s Alyssa Cullen broke the Olympic League meet records in both the 100- and 200-meter sprints. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap’s Alyssa Cullen broke the Olympic League meet records in both the 100- and 200-meter sprints. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap's Colton Bower slides in ahead of Seth Woods's tag. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

N. Kitsap can’t hold off PA in the 7th

For six innings, North Kitsap was the better team in their home matchup against Port Angeles, but as has happened several times in the recent… Continue reading

North Kitsap's Colton Bower slides in ahead of Seth Woods's tag. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Ruby Raymundo hits one of her two doubles against Olympic. Raymundo finished the game with three hits and one RBI. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Pep talk sparks Spartans past Olympic

BI responds after Trojans take advantage of errors

Ruby Raymundo hits one of her two doubles against Olympic. Raymundo finished the game with three hits and one RBI. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Nate Deschryver held North Kitsap hitless for five innings on Friday. He also went 2-for-4 at the plate with four RBI. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Deschryver dominates as BI completes sweep of N. Kitsap

Bainbridge completed the home-and-home sweep of North Kitsap on Friday, and once again the man on the mound starred for the Spartans. It was Nate… Continue reading

Nate Deschryver held North Kitsap hitless for five innings on Friday. He also went 2-for-4 at the plate with four RBI. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Kingston senior Kevin Aragon is surrounded by teammates after scoring his team’s opening goal against Olympic on Thursday. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bucs sail past Olympic 4-1

The Kingston boys soccer team never got the chance for a rebound season in 2020. The year prior, they found themselves in the completely unfamiliar… Continue reading

Kingston senior Kevin Aragon is surrounded by teammates after scoring his team’s opening goal against Olympic on Thursday. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
JR Ritchie threw five shutout innings for Bainbridge and also had two singles and a walk in four plate appearances against North Kitsap on Wednesday. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bainbridge fires on all cylinders in 10-0 win over N. Kitsap

JR Ritchie did a little bit of everything for Bainbridge in Wednesday’s game against North Kitsap. The junior right-hander pitched five shutout innings, rapped two… Continue reading

JR Ritchie threw five shutout innings for Bainbridge and also had two singles and a walk in four plate appearances against North Kitsap on Wednesday. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)