Mark Krulish

<em>Olympic’s Haakon Meyer swims a state-qualifying time during the 500-yard freestyle, giving him Ironman status. </em>Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group

Olympic’s Haakon Meyer, Kingston’s Walker, reach Ironman at Swimvitational

Some of Kitsap’s best compete at Olympic Aquatic Center

<em>Olympic’s Haakon Meyer swims a state-qualifying time during the 500-yard freestyle, giving him Ironman status. </em>Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group
<em>Zion Archer drives the lane against Gig Harbor. The Cougars took home an important league victory, 67-50, on Jan. 17.</em>				Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group

Central Kitsap making its case for a postseason berth

The Cougars are coming off big league wins over Yelm and Gig Harbor.

<em>Zion Archer drives the lane against Gig Harbor. The Cougars took home an important league victory, 67-50, on Jan. 17.</em>				Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group
Olympic senior guard Kiki Mitchell scored 14 points in her team’s big 59-43 win over Kingston on Jan. 23. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Olympic sends off seniors with big win on Senior Night

A 13-2 run propelled the Trojans to a 59-43 win over Kingston

Olympic senior guard Kiki Mitchell scored 14 points in her team’s big 59-43 win over Kingston on Jan. 23. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap’s Grace Johnson looks for a way to the basket against Kingston. North Kitsap defeated its inter-district rival 67-60 on Jan. 19. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

North Kitsap wins round two against Kingston, 67-60

Olivia Selembo led the Vikings with 28 points

North Kitsap’s Grace Johnson looks for a way to the basket against Kingston. North Kitsap defeated its inter-district rival 67-60 on Jan. 19. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Briana Kennard, of Klahowya, served as the anchor for her team during the Baker games. The Eagles won the team title with 2,859 pins. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Klahowya captures Olympic League tournament championship

Bremerton’s Hannah Sutton wins individual title

Briana Kennard, of Klahowya, served as the anchor for her team during the Baker games. The Eagles won the team title with 2,859 pins. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
DeAnte Ward (22) drives the lane against the Emerald Ridge defense. Ward scored 23 points, but South Kitsap lost 58-54. 
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South Kitsap stumbles late against Emerald Ridge

The Wolves are now one game behind for the last SPSL playoff berth

DeAnte Ward (22) drives the lane against the Emerald Ridge defense. Ward scored 23 points, but South Kitsap lost 58-54. 
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Kingston’s Tim Gallagher has been named an Athlete of the Week by the WIAA. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Kingston’s Gallagher named WIAA Athlete of the Week

KINGSTON — For his performance during Kingston’s 106.5-69.5 victory over Olympic at a dual meet on Jan. 11, swimmer Tim Gallagher was named an Athlete… Continue reading

Kingston’s Tim Gallagher has been named an Athlete of the Week by the WIAA. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
<em>Klahowya’s Jacob Kraft (1) slips by a Coupeville defender. His team picked up an important 51-37 win over the Wolves on Jan. 16.</em>								 Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group

Klahowya captures important league victory over Coupeville

Eagles now have sole possession of second place in the 1A Olympic League

<em>Klahowya’s Jacob Kraft (1) slips by a Coupeville defender. His team picked up an important 51-37 win over the Wolves on Jan. 16.</em>								 Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group

Sports Roundup: Jan. 17

Olympic holds off North Mason The Trojans continued to put pressure on North Kitsap and Port Angeles with another league win on Jan. 16, defeating… Continue reading

Ethan Fox, one of Kingston’s two swimmers with Ironmen status, competes in the 200 individual medley during a dual meet with Olympic. The Bucs won 106.5-69.5. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Kingston’s Ironmen lead Bucs past Olympic

Two top Olympic League swim teams went toe-to-toe

Ethan Fox, one of Kingston’s two swimmers with Ironmen status, competes in the 200 individual medley during a dual meet with Olympic. The Bucs won 106.5-69.5. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Olympic’s Greg Brehmer (24) goes up for a basket as North Kitsap’s Shaa Humphrey (23) tries to block it. Brehmer scored ten points for the Trojans and was one of many players who stepped up in the 55-50 victory. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Trojans take down North Kitsap in Olympic League bout, 55-50

The loss drops North Kitsap into a tie for first place with Port Angeles

Olympic’s Greg Brehmer (24) goes up for a basket as North Kitsap’s Shaa Humphrey (23) tries to block it. Brehmer scored ten points for the Trojans and was one of many players who stepped up in the 55-50 victory. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
11-year-old Mya Wiley is a Level 9 gymnast at the Olympic Gymnastics Center in Silverdale. She is part a small, elite group of gymnasts that is headed to a national camp in Texas. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

11-year-old gymnast has Olympic goals

Invited to U.S. national team’s A camp in Texas

11-year-old Mya Wiley is a Level 9 gymnast at the Olympic Gymnastics Center in Silverdale. She is part a small, elite group of gymnasts that is headed to a national camp in Texas. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
<em>Kingston’s Sierra Denning (20) tries to muscle past Olivia Selembo and Katie Hughes (24) of North Kitsap on Jan. 9. The Vikings won the game 50-40. 					 </em>Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group

North Kitsap prevails over rival Kingston, 50-40

Olivia Selembo scores 15 points for North Kitsap in her first full game of the season

<em>Kingston’s Sierra Denning (20) tries to muscle past Olivia Selembo and Katie Hughes (24) of North Kitsap on Jan. 9. The Vikings won the game 50-40. 					 </em>Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group
<em>Logan Chmielewski of North Kitsap goes up for a shot against Jai Poole (1) and Alex Bing (2) of Franklin Pierce in the team’s 71-43 victory on Jan. 6. 	 </em>Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group

North Kitsap on a roll headed toward Olympic rematch

Vikings have won three straight games since participating in the UVIC Tournament in Canada during the holidays

<em>Logan Chmielewski of North Kitsap goes up for a shot against Jai Poole (1) and Alex Bing (2) of Franklin Pierce in the team’s 71-43 victory on Jan. 6. 	 </em>Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group
<em>Central Kitsap senior Olivia Krog had 15 points, 13 rebounds and four assists in a 59-48 loss against Yelm on Jan. 9.</em>
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Central Kitsap finds improvement in tough South Sound Conference

Cougars are progressing slowly, but surely

<em>Central Kitsap senior Olivia Krog had 15 points, 13 rebounds and four assists in a 59-48 loss against Yelm on Jan. 9.</em>
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South Kitsap junior forward Emma Erickson (25) puts up a shot over the Puyallup defense during the Wolves’ 52-44 win on Jan. 5. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Standridge’s late heroics lead South Kitsap past Puyallup

The senior guard scored 20 points in a 52-44 win.

South Kitsap junior forward Emma Erickson (25) puts up a shot over the Puyallup defense during the Wolves’ 52-44 win on Jan. 5. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Jason Canfield pounds the mochi with a mallet at the instruction of mochi master Shoichio Sugiyama. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bainbridge rings in a new year at Mochi Tsuki

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND — It’s a rainy January morning, sweet rice is being steamed over the fire and the familiar cries of Shoichi Sugiyama are coming… Continue reading

Jason Canfield pounds the mochi with a mallet at the instruction of mochi master Shoichio Sugiyama. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
<em>Kingston junior Michael Vallejo attempts a jumper over several Sequim defenders in his team’s 53-38 loss on Jan. 4.</em>
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Sequim swarms Kingston in 53-38 loss

Kobee Hunt led Kingston with 16 points

<em>Kingston junior Michael Vallejo attempts a jumper over several Sequim defenders in his team’s 53-38 loss on Jan. 4.</em>
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