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Noelani Barreith is one of a few returners from last year’s district championship team. The junior athlete has the ability to play any position on the floor. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

North Kitsap, Kingston volleyball teams look to remain competitive

POULSBO — The North Kitsap and Kingston volleyball teams were the last two teams standing in Kitsap last season. The Vikings and the Buccaneers were… Continue reading

Noelani Barreith is one of a few returners from last year’s district championship team. The junior athlete has the ability to play any position on the floor. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
<em>Senior forward Hanna Troy attempts to get by teammate Jayda Day during preseason practice. </em>Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group

Olympic Trojans preparing new defensive line

EAST BREMERTON — The Trojans were the league’s stingiest team a year ago. With three of the four starters on the backline lost to graduation,… Continue reading

<em>Senior forward Hanna Troy attempts to get by teammate Jayda Day during preseason practice. </em>Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group
South Kitsap quarterback Hezekiah Moore looks down the field for an open receiver during a jamboree against Central Kitsap and Bremerton. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

South Kitsap to start season against Top-10 team

PORT ORCHARD — With a full year of spring football and summer workouts behind them, the South Kitsap Wolves football team and head coach Cory… Continue reading

South Kitsap quarterback Hezekiah Moore looks down the field for an open receiver during a jamboree against Central Kitsap and Bremerton. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Bremerton quarterback Kelo Logova escapes the pocket during a scrimmage against Central Kitsap. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Young Bremerton team prepares for tough schedule

PORT ORCHARD — The Knights made a three-win jump in head coach Paul Theriault’s second season at the helm last season, going 8-2 and reaching… Continue reading

Bremerton quarterback Kelo Logova escapes the pocket during a scrimmage against Central Kitsap. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Senior wide receiver/defensive back Jacob Keppert is one of many key players for the Eagles this season. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Klahowya football optimistic heading into season

SILVERDALE — You wouldn’t necessarily know it by their record, but the Eagles were in the thick of a playoff race most of the way… Continue reading

Senior wide receiver/defensive back Jacob Keppert is one of many key players for the Eagles this season. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
<em>The football team practiced inside most of this week, but made the most of their time as they look to capture another league title. 				</em>Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group

North Kitsap looks to stay atop the Olympic League

POULSBO — These days, North Kitsap doesn’t rebuild so much as it reloads. And there’s no doubt North Kitsap is the favorite to win the… Continue reading

<em>The football team practiced inside most of this week, but made the most of their time as they look to capture another league title. 				</em>Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group
John Kuntz receives postcards, food and mail from friends and followers at selected destinations during his trip. (Photo courtesy John Kuntz)

Man traveling length of Columbia River paddles through wildfire smoke

POULSBO — While much of western Washington was experiencing cleaner air Thursday, albeit with cloudy skies overhead, John Kuntz, the North Kitsap man traveling the… Continue reading

John Kuntz receives postcards, food and mail from friends and followers at selected destinations during his trip. (Photo courtesy John Kuntz)
Kingston players practiced wrapping up the ball carrier — without doing any actual tackling — during an indoors practice on Aug. 21. Poor air quality has kept teams inside for the most part this season. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Kingston football develops hard-working, positive culture

KINGSTON — Chop wood, carry water. In a time long forgotten, those were two very important, however mundane-sounding, tasks that every able-bodied member of a… Continue reading

Kingston players practiced wrapping up the ball carrier — without doing any actual tackling — during an indoors practice on Aug. 21. Poor air quality has kept teams inside for the most part this season. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Junior quarterback Zeke Gillick hands off to his running back during an indoor practice. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Olympic football squad has plenty of options on offense

EAST BREMERTON — After missing out on the playoffs last year during a rebuilding season, the Trojans are hoping to take that next step forward… Continue reading

Junior quarterback Zeke Gillick hands off to his running back during an indoor practice. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Central Kitsap senior Elijah McGee takes snaps at quarterback during a pre-season indoor practice. McGee was one of the team’s top running backs last year. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

A young Central Kitsap football team looks to get back to the postseason

Elijah McGee, one of the team’s best athletes, will move to quarterback this season

Central Kitsap senior Elijah McGee takes snaps at quarterback during a pre-season indoor practice. McGee was one of the team’s top running backs last year. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
A gas leak occurred Friday afternoon near Silverdale Elementary. (Photo courtesy Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue)

Construction crew hits gas pipe at Silverdale Elementary

Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue responded to the report of a gas leak Friday morning

A gas leak occurred Friday afternoon near Silverdale Elementary. (Photo courtesy Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue)
Bremerton Police Chief James Burchett was formally sworn-in to his job on Aug. 15. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bremerton’s new police chief wants department to engage with community more

BREMERTON — The city council chambers were unusually full on Wednesday night. A packed house saw Police Chief James Burchett sworn in to his new… Continue reading

Bremerton Police Chief James Burchett was formally sworn-in to his job on Aug. 15. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Senior quarterback Andrew Blackmore is one of a number of seniors North Kitsap will count on this year. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

10 questions about fall sports in Kitsap

The summer doldrums are finally gone; those endless sunny days will soon be replaced by overcast and drizzle. It’s finally fall again. Practices kicked off… Continue reading

Senior quarterback Andrew Blackmore is one of a number of seniors North Kitsap will count on this year. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Air quality downgraded to ‘unhealthy’ in Kitsap

One more day of haze? That’s the current forecast. But until then, everyone is advised to take it easy. A joint press release issued by… Continue reading

Missing Silverdale woman found

SILVERDALE — A vulnerable adult who was reported missing Aug. 11 was found quickly after the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office posted information about her on… Continue reading

Program has WWU students helping cities complete major projects

POULSBO — A representative from Western Washington University pitched the idea of partnering with the city to complete sustainability projects during the WWU Sustainable Communities… Continue reading

17-year-old arrested in connection with 7 fires

SILVERDALE — The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a juvenile in connection with a number of fires set within close proximity to one another… Continue reading

UPDATE | Alcohol “does appear to be” a factor in pedestrian vs. vehicle fatality

BREMERTON — One person is dead following a car vs. pedestrian incident early Thursday morning, authorities said. At 1:45 a.m. Thursday, Bremerton police were dispatched… Continue reading

Bremerton seeks input on SR-303

BREMERTON — The city is looking for the public’s input on the future of the State Route 303 corridor. A survey being undertaken by city… Continue reading

Victim of fatal crash in Seabeck identified

SEABECK — The driver involved in a fatal single-vehicle crash on Sunday afternoon has been identified. Authorities have named James David Spring, 51, of Bremerton,… Continue reading