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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)

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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.
Klahowya junior Gabe Garlit scored 18 points for the Eagles in the team’s first victory of the season, a 73-26 win over Chimacum on Dec. 15. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Klahowya cruises past Chimacum, 73-26 | Boys basketball

SILVERDALE — There was very little that didn’t go Klahowya’s way in its first victory of the season. Seemingly ever pass was crisp, every jumper… Continue reading

Klahowya junior Gabe Garlit scored 18 points for the Eagles in the team’s first victory of the season, a 73-26 win over Chimacum on Dec. 15. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
<em>Kingston junior Timothy Gallagher performs the backstroke during the 200 yard individual medley against North Kitsap. Gallagher finished with a time of 1:53.91, which qualified him for the state meet in that event. </em>
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<em>Kingston junior Timothy Gallagher performs the backstroke during the 200 yard individual medley against North Kitsap. Gallagher finished with a time of 1:53.91, which qualified him for the state meet in that event. </em>
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<em>Olympic’s Evan Turnquist dishes off to a teammate as North Kitsap’s Kai Warren (left) steps up to play defense.</em>
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North Kitsap dominates in early match with Olympic

POULSBO — Round one goes to North Kitsap. In a showdown between the top two Olympic League teams, the Vikings dominated both ends of the… Continue reading

<em>Olympic’s Evan Turnquist dishes off to a teammate as North Kitsap’s Kai Warren (left) steps up to play defense.</em>
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South Kitsap point guard Riley Escolta tries to muscle past Sumner’s Mitchell Wolfe (4) during the 58-54 loss to the Spartans on Dec. 7. Escolta scored 13 points in the game for the Wolves. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap Daily News)

Clutch baskets lead Sumner over South Kitsap | Boys basketball

PORT ORCHARD — An unfortunate sequence of events, some preventable, some not, sunk South Kitsap against South Puget Sound League boys basketball foe Sumner on… Continue reading

South Kitsap point guard Riley Escolta tries to muscle past Sumner’s Mitchell Wolfe (4) during the 58-54 loss to the Spartans on Dec. 7. Escolta scored 13 points in the game for the Wolves. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap Daily News)
Central Kitsap’s Zion Archer and Colby White battle Gig Harbor’s Malik Livingston for a loose ball in a Dec. 8 league contest. The Tides won 58-54. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Central Kitsap overcomes early deficit, falls to Gig Harbor | Boys basketball

SILVERDALE — Early on in a Dec. 8 matchup with Gig Harbor, it looked as though Central Kitsap would be on the receiving end of… Continue reading

Central Kitsap’s Zion Archer and Colby White battle Gig Harbor’s Malik Livingston for a loose ball in a Dec. 8 league contest. The Tides won 58-54. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Flashes of brilliance in North Kitsap’s 70-38 win | Boys basketball

POULSBO — Before the season, North Kitsap head coach Scott Orness set out his goals for the year, and they are lofty. Orness believes his… Continue reading

<em>Olympic senior Kiki Mitchell looks to go up for a basket against Bainbridge’s Anna Kozlosky and Grace Carson (right). Bainbridge won the game 56-43. </em>Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group

Bainbridge tops Olympic, 56-43 | Girls basketball

Sophomore guard Olivia Wikstrom led Bainbridge with 21 points

<em>Olympic senior Kiki Mitchell looks to go up for a basket against Bainbridge’s Anna Kozlosky and Grace Carson (right). Bainbridge won the game 56-43. </em>Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group
Larry Litsch, a volunteer for the North Kitsap ABATE Toy Run, unpacks a bag full of gifts. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Larry Litsch, a volunteer for the North Kitsap ABATE Toy Run, unpacks a bag full of gifts. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
<em>Larry Litsch, a volunteer for the North Kitsap ABATE Toy Run, unpacks a bag full of gifts.	 </em>Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group
<em>Larry Litsch, a volunteer for the North Kitsap ABATE Toy Run, unpacks a bag full of gifts.	 </em>Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group
South Kitsap junior Josh Potz tries to dribble past teammate Riley Escolta (24) during a pre-season practice. (Photo: Mark Krulish | Kitsap Daily News)

South Kitsap boys basketball | Winter sports preview

PORT ORCHARD — On a Saturday morning practice with still a week to go before South Kitsap opened its regular season, an intra-varsity scrimmage was… Continue reading

South Kitsap junior Josh Potz tries to dribble past teammate Riley Escolta (24) during a pre-season practice. (Photo: Mark Krulish | Kitsap Daily News)
North Kitsap guard Raelee Moore drives the lane against Central Kitsap. Moore scored 23 points in her team’s Opening Day victory. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap guard Raelee Moore drives the lane against Central Kitsap. Moore scored 23 points in her team’s Opening Day victory. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
<em>North Kitsap’s Dax Solis rushes with Archbishop Murphy’s John Land-Quinn giving chase Nov. 17 at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Snohomish. </em>Kevin Clark/The (Everett) Daily Herald

Archbishop Murphy edges past North Kitsap 28-21

Fourth quarter 54-yard touchdown run by Division-I recruit Kyler Gordon

<em>North Kitsap’s Dax Solis rushes with Archbishop Murphy’s John Land-Quinn giving chase Nov. 17 at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Snohomish. </em>Kevin Clark/The (Everett) Daily Herald
North Kitsap running back Dax Solis leads an offense that has averaged 44 points per game this season. (File Photo)

North Kitsap believes the third time’s a charm | Prep Football

POULSBO — With the way they have played all season long, the Vikings have themselves believing the third time’s a charm. And it’s hard not… Continue reading

North Kitsap running back Dax Solis leads an offense that has averaged 44 points per game this season. (File Photo)
Klahowya was eliminated from the state 1A tournament by Kings on Nov. 11 in a 3-2 loss. (File Photo)

Klahowya, North Kitsap eliminated in state quarterfinals | Girls Soccer

SHORELINE — It was a play Klahowya had seen several times before, but they were usually on the other end of it. Callie Wright scored… Continue reading

Klahowya was eliminated from the state 1A tournament by Kings on Nov. 11 in a 3-2 loss. (File Photo)

Sports Roundup | Nov. 16

Two Kitsap athletes named WIAA Athlete of the Week Kitsap swimmers had great success at the WIAA state championship meets on Nov. 10-11, but North… Continue reading