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Jayla Moon converts on a wide-open basket in the second quarter of Kingston’s 63-36 win over East Jefferson. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Kingston girls look strong heading into league tournament

The final week of the winter sports regular season gets started Tuesday night, and with a successful first few weeks behind them, the Kingston girls… Continue reading

Jayla Moon converts on a wide-open basket in the second quarter of Kingston’s 63-36 win over East Jefferson. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Anna Kozlosky led Bainbridge with 21 points in her team’s 69-40 win over Klahowya. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Patience pays off as BI ends 6-game skid with win over Klahowya

The Bainbridge girls hoops teams has shown flashes of potential over the course of the season, and on Thursday night they finally put it all… Continue reading

Anna Kozlosky led Bainbridge with 21 points in her team’s 69-40 win over Klahowya. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Jonas La Tour looks to get around Bainbridge’s Alan Ulin during Tuesday night’s game at Bainbridge High School. La Tour had 24 points as North Kitsap won 62-54. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

La Tour leads NK past Bainbridge 62-54

Bainbridge hosted North Kitsap Tuesday night in a battle between two teams vying for first place in the Olympic League, and it didn’t disappoint. The… Continue reading

Jonas La Tour looks to get around Bainbridge’s Alan Ulin during Tuesday night’s game at Bainbridge High School. La Tour had 24 points as North Kitsap won 62-54. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap head coach Scott Orness won his first game at Paski Gym on Tuesday night since leaving the Bainbridge boys basketball program in 2015. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Orness victorious in homecoming game at Bainbridge

Scott Orness doesn’t get many opportunities to return to Paski Gym, where he was home coach for 11 seasons between 2001-15. In the six years… Continue reading

North Kitsap head coach Scott Orness won his first game at Paski Gym on Tuesday night since leaving the Bainbridge boys basketball program in 2015. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Bainbridge’s Kylie Jones takes a shot on net against South Kitsap. Jones scored two goals in her team’s 13-3 win. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bainbridge water polo sweeps doubleheader with S. Kitsap

Everyone back in the pool — water polo season for both boys and girls is underway in 2021. Water polo has been one of the… Continue reading

Bainbridge’s Kylie Jones takes a shot on net against South Kitsap. Jones scored two goals in her team’s 13-3 win. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Xavier Eaglin was one of seven seniors honored on Senior Night. He wrestled at 160 pounds and defeated his opponent from Olympia via pin early in the second period. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

South Kitsap wrestlers still thriving despite shortened season

While many teams are struggling these days just to fill out a lineup, the South Kitsap boys wrestling program continues to thrive. Turnout is lower,… Continue reading

Xavier Eaglin was one of seven seniors honored on Senior Night. He wrestled at 160 pounds and defeated his opponent from Olympia via pin early in the second period. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
<em>Kingston’s Miles Still won his match against Olympic via pin.</em>	 Mark Krulish/North Kitsap Herald

Kingston wrestlers do well in dual match

With participation numbers down, wrestling meets are seeing more matches end with a forfeit than in years past, but the grapplers who remain have forged… Continue reading

<em>Kingston’s Miles Still won his match against Olympic via pin.</em>	 Mark Krulish/North Kitsap Herald
Bainbridge senior Jacob Kirsch evades the Central Kitsap defense on his way to the basket. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

BHS Spartans hit 14 threes in win over CK

The Spartans had been cold from the floor in the previous two games heading into Tuesday night’s matchup against Central Kitsap. But the lights of… Continue reading

Bainbridge senior Jacob Kirsch evades the Central Kitsap defense on his way to the basket. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Mia McNair tries to get around Central Kitsap’s Hailey Carrol on her way to the basket. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

NK loses big lead, falls in overtime

North Kitsap couldn’t hold off a surging Central Kitsap squad on Monday as the Cougars erased a double-digit halftime deficit and battled down to the… Continue reading

Mia McNair tries to get around Central Kitsap’s Hailey Carrol on her way to the basket. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Anna Kozlosky scored 15 points in Bainbridge's game against Gig Harbor. Kozlosky is the team's leading scorer and had been averaging 13 points per game through her first four games. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Tides sweep away Spartans, 50-37

It’s been an up-and-down season for the Bainbridge Island Spartans girls basketball team as they sat at 2-2 heading into Saturday’s match against Gig Harbor.… Continue reading

Anna Kozlosky scored 15 points in Bainbridge's game against Gig Harbor. Kozlosky is the team's leading scorer and had been averaging 13 points per game through her first four games. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Bainbridge junior JR Ritchie led the Spartans to an Olympic League title and was selected league MVP for 2021. (Review file photo)

Bainbridge’s JR Ritchie named Olympic League MVP

After a dominant year on the mound, including a no-hitter in the Olympic League championship game, it’s no surprise that Bainbridge’s junior right-hander JR Ritchie… Continue reading

Bainbridge junior JR Ritchie led the Spartans to an Olympic League title and was selected league MVP for 2021. (Review file photo)
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)