Mark Krulish

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

The Bainbridge LL Senior All Stars were coached by Larry Goode and Life Horwitz. The players were: Christian Benze, McCrea Curfman, Garrett Goade, Conor Grady, Spencer Grady, Matthew Grant, Jack Grant, Ben Hobbs, Monty Horowitz, Judah Marshall, Andrew O’Connell, Isaac Sellers, Miles Wieland, Owen Bernstein and AJ Stevens. (Photo courtesy Ed Wieland)

BI baseball team that almost wasn’t goes 15-2

At the beginning of the Little League season, it looked like the Bainbridge Island senior baseball team wasn’t going to get a chance to play.… Continue reading

The Bainbridge LL Senior All Stars were coached by Larry Goode and Life Horwitz. The players were: Christian Benze, McCrea Curfman, Garrett Goade, Conor Grady, Spencer Grady, Matthew Grant, Jack Grant, Ben Hobbs, Monty Horowitz, Judah Marshall, Andrew O’Connell, Isaac Sellers, Miles Wieland, Owen Bernstein and AJ Stevens. (Photo courtesy Ed Wieland)
Mark Krulish

Krulish: 2021 sports season one we’ll never forget

It was likely the shortest high school sports season in state history, cramming three seasons into four months, but even putting aside the external circumstances… Continue reading

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Ben Kussie digs out of the box for the Reds in the 18th annual old-timers and alumni Stars and Strikes game as MacKenzie Bond waits on deck. Bond tripled home Kussie in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game and send it to extra innings. (Photo courtesy Paimon Jaberi)

Reds win BI’s Stars and Strikes game with walkoff double

Participants glad to be back after year off due to COVID

Ben Kussie digs out of the box for the Reds in the 18th annual old-timers and alumni Stars and Strikes game as MacKenzie Bond waits on deck. Bond tripled home Kussie in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game and send it to extra innings. (Photo courtesy Paimon Jaberi)
New Seattle Kraken head coach Dave Hakstol listens during a news conference June, 24 in Seattle. (Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times via AP)

Seattle Kraken putting together NHL coaching staff

The Seattle Kraken inaugural season is rapidly approaching, and with the expansion draft and first-year player entry draft at the end of this month the… Continue reading

New Seattle Kraken head coach Dave Hakstol listens during a news conference June, 24 in Seattle. (Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times via AP)
Dominic D’Amico makes the final out of the game at second base and avoids a collision with a Gig Harbor base runner in the District 2 championship. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

BI Little League majors capture district championship

Team advances to state in Redmond July 17

Dominic D’Amico makes the final out of the game at second base and avoids a collision with a Gig Harbor base runner in the District 2 championship. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Jaynie Davis (3) makes the grab coming over from leftfield as Layla Baker backs her up. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

NK can’t flush away final 2 losses to Gig Harbor

The North Kitsap Little League Majors Softball All Stars had an unusual tradition this year. After a bad play, the player would write it down… Continue reading

Jaynie Davis (3) makes the grab coming over from leftfield as Layla Baker backs her up. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
The annual Stars and Strikes 
old-timers game will take place 
at noon July 4 at Bainbridge 
High School. 
Review file photo

Old-timers return to field in July 4 Stars and Strikes game

The “old-timers” are going to hit the diamond once again this year, and this time they’re the stars of the Fourth of July weekend. With… Continue reading

The annual Stars and Strikes 
old-timers game will take place 
at noon July 4 at Bainbridge 
High School. 
Review file photo
Ryan Rohrbacher flips the ball to Ely Olesen at first base after snagging an easy grounder. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Outscoring foes 51-0, BI one win away from title game

It’s been a long year since Little League tournaments were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and although life has begun to return to normal,… Continue reading

Ryan Rohrbacher flips the ball to Ely Olesen at first base after snagging an easy grounder. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Cache Holmes, shown here chasing down Bainbridge’s Cal Breen, will play football and wrestle at Southern Virginia in the fall. (KNG File Photo)

NK gridder, wrestler to play both at Virginia college

Many high school athletes dream of playing a sport in college, but not many even think of playing two and even fewer ultimately make that… Continue reading

Cache Holmes, shown here chasing down Bainbridge’s Cal Breen, will play football and wrestle at Southern Virginia in the fall. (KNG File Photo)
Evelyn Collins-Winn, shown here during the Olympic League cross country championships on Bainbridge Island, will run at the University of Portland in the fall. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Port Orchard Independent Female Athlete of the Year: Evelyn Collins-Winn

Whether it’s running or academics, South Kitsap High senior Evelyn Collins-Winn has never shied away from hard work. Sometimes, though, it’s still helpful to receive… Continue reading

Evelyn Collins-Winn, shown here during the Olympic League cross country championships on Bainbridge Island, will run at the University of Portland in the fall. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
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Xavier Eaglin was a three-time state-placer for South Kitsap at the Mat Classic and won a title as a freshman in 2018, the first SK ninth grader to do so. Eaglin finished his senior year with an undefeated record and an SPSL championship.

Port Orchard Independent Male Athlete of the Year: Xavier Eaglin

When the COVID-19 pandemic shut down high school sports, young athletes everywhere began thinking about what their life would be like beyond sports. Heading into… Continue reading

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Xavier Eaglin was a three-time state-placer for South Kitsap at the Mat Classic and won a title as a freshman in 2018, the first SK ninth grader to do so. Eaglin finished his senior year with an undefeated record and an SPSL championship.
Tim Gallagher, shown here swimming for Kingston High School, swam in the U.S. Olympic Time Trials last week in Omaha, Neb. (KNG File Photo)

Kingston grad swims at U.S. Olympic Time Trials

It came about a year later than expected, but Tim Gallagher’s first experience at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Time Trials was a positive one. Gallagher,… Continue reading

Tim Gallagher, shown here swimming for Kingston High School, swam in the U.S. Olympic Time Trials last week in Omaha, Neb. (KNG File Photo)
A BIR Girls 4x JV team: Veronica Conklin, Linden Skalak, Annabel Nemeth and Natalie Noel. (Contributed photo)

Smaller-boat work helps BIR in post-season

The youth athletes of Bainbridge Island Rowing have ended their seasons with exceptional showings at both the regional and national levels despite the constant adjustment… Continue reading

A BIR Girls 4x JV team: Veronica Conklin, Linden Skalak, Annabel Nemeth and Natalie Noel. (Contributed photo)
Bainbridge’s Garrett Swanson, shown here at the 2020 Mat Classic at the Tacoma Dome, was the all-league pick for the 106 weight class. (KNG File Photo)

NK’s Hammou, Bainbridge’s Swanson on all-league wrestling team

It was a tough year for wrestling with much lower participation numbers and an Olympic League wrestling tournament that ended up being canceled, but a… Continue reading

Bainbridge’s Garrett Swanson, shown here at the 2020 Mat Classic at the Tacoma Dome, was the all-league pick for the 106 weight class. (KNG File Photo)

Principals overrule ADs; Bainbridge stays in Olympic League

The athletic directors said no, but the principals said yes, and Bainbridge High School will be in the Olympic League for the 2021-22 season after… Continue reading

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Chad Nass steps down as SK wrestling coach

After 17 years and plenty of successes in the record books, Chad Nass has stepped down as the head wrestling coach at South Kitsap High… Continue reading

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Kingston senior Morgan Halady will continue her volleyball career at the Division 1 level, playing for Portland State next year.

Kingston’s Halady takes twisting path to Portland State

Morgan Halady went down a long and winding road to find her college home, and although there were some twists and turns along the way,… Continue reading

Kingston senior Morgan Halady will continue her volleyball career at the Division 1 level, playing for Portland State next year.
North Kitsap junior Jonas La Tour was named Olympic League MVP.
 North Kitsap junior Jonas La Tour was named Olympic League MVP. (KNG File Photo)

NK’s La Tour named Olympic League MVP

Jonas La Tour was the leading scorer on North Kitsap’s league championship team, so it’s no surprise the 6-foot-5 junior was named the Olympic League’s… Continue reading

North Kitsap junior Jonas La Tour was named Olympic League MVP.
 North Kitsap junior Jonas La Tour was named Olympic League MVP. (KNG File Photo)
Bainbridge knocked off Central Kitsap 59-46 to win the third place game in the Olympic League tournament. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Spartans regroup to finish third in league tournament

An emotional overtime loss to North Kitsap in the Olympic League semifinals didn’t keep the Spartans down for long. They regrouped for the tournament’s third-place… Continue reading

Bainbridge knocked off Central Kitsap 59-46 to win the third place game in the Olympic League tournament. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)