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Strength up front: Wyatt Goade (59) and Axel Gibson go head-to-head in a drill during preseason practice. (Mark Krulish/Bainbridge Island Review)

Bigger line could mean better for Bainbridge

The Bainbridge football team has undergone a serious transformation in just a few months, and in more ways than one. Last season, the Spartans were… Continue reading

Strength up front: Wyatt Goade (59) and Axel Gibson go head-to-head in a drill during preseason practice. (Mark Krulish/Bainbridge Island Review)
Drake Jones, along with partner Josh Smith, are the favorites in the Olympic League doubles tournament. The duo also qualified for the 2A state tournament as sophomores. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Sports previews: North Kitsap

Editor’s note: Capsules on Kingston sports will run in next week’s paper. Girls Soccer 2021 record: 5-5-1 Head coach: Greg St. Peter Key players: Kamora… Continue reading

Drake Jones, along with partner Josh Smith, are the favorites in the Olympic League doubles tournament. The duo also qualified for the 2A state tournament as sophomores. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
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We’re closer to being normal this fall sports season

All felt right again as I pulled up to South Kitsap High School this week, ready to observe a fall practice for the first time… Continue reading

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Happy to be back — North Kitsap sophomore EJ Vailolo goes for the ball in a drill during this week’s football practice. The Vikings’ first game is Sept. 3. (Mark Krulish/North Kitsap Herald photos)

Fall athletes glad to be back where they belong

Last fall, high school fields across Washington were empty as COVID-19 restrictions kept athletes away from their schools and their teammates until February. The late-August… Continue reading

Happy to be back — North Kitsap sophomore EJ Vailolo goes for the ball in a drill during this week’s football practice. The Vikings’ first game is Sept. 3. (Mark Krulish/North Kitsap Herald photos)
Happy to be back — North Kitsap sophomore EJ Vailolo goes for the ball in a drill during this week’s football practice. The Vikings’ first game is Sept. 3. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Fall athletes glad to be back where they belong

Last fall, high school fields across Washington were empty as COVID-19 restrictions kept athletes away from their schools and their teammates until February. The late-August… Continue reading

Happy to be back — North Kitsap sophomore EJ Vailolo goes for the ball in a drill during this week’s football practice. The Vikings’ first game is Sept. 3. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Don Sickle of Bainbridge Island makes a play at the net during a medal match in the Mixed Doubles tournament. Sickle and his partner, Kim Hemingway, won silver in the 3.0, 50+ group. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Founders pickleball tournament now has a home

The home of pickleball finally has a home, and this past weekend was a time to celebrate. The Founders Courts at Battle Point Park have… Continue reading

Don Sickle of Bainbridge Island makes a play at the net during a medal match in the Mixed Doubles tournament. Sickle and his partner, Kim Hemingway, won silver in the 3.0, 50+ group. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
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DOH: Masks not required for outdoor sports this fall

The fall preps preseason is just around the corner, and as teams gather to get ready for what will hopefully be a full season of… Continue reading

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We all, even athletes, deserve a break

Everyone needs a break sometimes. I spent the past week on vacation myself, visiting my home state of New Jersey — I recommend just skipping… Continue reading

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Raul Ruidíaz drives the ball up the field against Tigres UANL during a 3-0 victory in the Sounders’ 2021 Leagues Cup quarterfinal match. (Jane Gershovich / Sounders FC Communications)

Sounders defeat Mexico side in Leagues Cup debut

The Sounders scored an enormous win in their Leagues Cup debut Tuesday evening, breaking a five-match winless skid with a decisive 3-0 victory over Mexican… Continue reading

Raul Ruidíaz drives the ball up the field against Tigres UANL during a 3-0 victory in the Sounders’ 2021 Leagues Cup quarterfinal match. (Jane Gershovich / Sounders FC Communications)
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Kraken hope slow and steady wins the race

The tortoise and the hare, one of Aesop’s fables, is one of the first stories I remember from my childhood. No doubt, many others do… Continue reading

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Kiwanis Park gets new disc golf putting green

It’s golf, but without the heavy clubs, carts and dress code, and it’s coming to Poulsbo this weekend. The Kiwanis of Greater Poulsbo and the… Continue reading

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Chad Rounds, Jimmy Lee Burrus and Ryan Hough on the water at the completion of the Warrior Paddle. (Contributed photo)

Veterans paddle to raise awareness for mental health

Armed Forces veterans know what it means to face a challenge head-on. They know what it means to push themselves to their physical limits. And,… Continue reading

Chad Rounds, Jimmy Lee Burrus and Ryan Hough on the water at the completion of the Warrior Paddle. (Contributed photo)
Visitors view the ice and seating areas of Climate Pledge Arena during a media tour of the facility July 12 in Seattle. The arena will be the home of the NHL hockey team Seattle Kraken and the WNBA Seattle Storm basketball team as well as hosting concerts and other performing arts events. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Visitors view the ice and seating areas of Climate Pledge Arena during a media tour of the facility July 12 in Seattle. The arena will be the home of the NHL hockey team Seattle Kraken and the WNBA Seattle Storm basketball team as well as hosting concerts and other performing arts events. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Raul Ruidiaz tries to squeeze by a Sporting KC defender in Seattle’s 3-1 loss on Sunday at Lummen Field. (Mike Fiechtner/Sounders FC Communications)

Sounders win at Austin, lose at home, but stay in 1st

With a number of veteran players remaining out of the lineup due to injury or international duty, the Sounders have continued to ride the rollercoaster… Continue reading

Raul Ruidiaz tries to squeeze by a Sporting KC defender in Seattle’s 3-1 loss on Sunday at Lummen Field. (Mike Fiechtner/Sounders FC Communications)
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BI Little League Majors still alive at state

The Bainbridge Island Little League baseball team was still alive in the Washington state tournament as of Wednesday, after compiling a 2-1 record in their… Continue reading

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Fredy Montero holds off a Minnesota United defender in the Sounders first loss of the season on Sunday. (Photo: Minnesota United FC)

Sounders 13-match unbeaten streak ends in Minnesota

The Seattle Sounders record-breaking unbeaten streak finally came to an end Sunday in the Twin Cities. On a 93-degree day in front of 20,000 impassioned… Continue reading

Fredy Montero holds off a Minnesota United defender in the Sounders first loss of the season on Sunday. (Photo: Minnesota United FC)
Cadence Robles reaches down into the dirt to honor the memory of classmate Gee Still, who recently passed away in an accident. Kris Bartlett Courtesy Photos

Resilient North Kitsap juniors rally to reach state softball finals

From the coaches on down to the players, the North Kitsap junior All Stars run at the Washington state tournament was an example of how… Continue reading

Cadence Robles reaches down into the dirt to honor the memory of classmate Gee Still, who recently passed away in an accident. Kris Bartlett Courtesy Photos
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State reaches 70% vaccine initiation goal

The news surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic has improved in recent months, and the state Department of Health had more to announce at a press briefing… Continue reading

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Krulish: An exciting late summer is ahead in Seattle

The state Department of Health finally shared some good COVID-related news this week as it announced 70 percent of the population had received at least… Continue reading

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Seattle Kraken set for Wednesday’s expansion draft

Get ready to meet the Kraken. On July 21, the Seattle Kraken will take part in the NHL Expansion Draft, which will allow the club… Continue reading