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Cole Edwards entered the game against Port Angeles in the fifth inning and kept the offense off the board. He also tied the game with an RBI-triple in the sixth. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

NK gets monkey off its back, beats PA

North Kitsap’s recent history against Port Angeles hasn’t been pretty, but the Vikings finally got the chance to turn the tables on the Roughriders last… Continue reading

Cole Edwards entered the game against Port Angeles in the fifth inning and kept the offense off the board. He also tied the game with an RBI-triple in the sixth. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
JR Ritchie stole the show in the championship game with a no-hitter and 18 strikeouts against Central Kitsap. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Ritchie’s no-hitter, 18 K’s lead BI to league title

2021 could have been an incredible year for the Bainbridge baseball program. They were invited to play in the illustrious USA Baseball High School Invitation… Continue reading

JR Ritchie stole the show in the championship game with a no-hitter and 18 strikeouts against Central Kitsap. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
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COVID rise makes me wonder about the next season

The spring sports season comes to an end this week — perhaps just in the nick of time. Although vaccination efforts are underway in every… Continue reading

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Bainbridge gathers to celebrate Ben Wilkinson’s 30th-minute goal that ultimately helped the team clinch the Olympic League championship. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bainbridge wraps up Olympic League championship, undefeated season

The Spartans’ strong play from start to finish this season may leave players and coaches wondering what might have happened with a full season and… Continue reading

Bainbridge gathers to celebrate Ben Wilkinson’s 30th-minute goal that ultimately helped the team clinch the Olympic League championship. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Noah Deese pitched a complete game, one-hitter against North Kitsap on Monday. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Deese’s one-hit shutout sparks South Kitsap in Tribute to the Troops game

With a huge slate of games this week, pitching depth was going to be of the utmost importance to South Kitsap. So when one player… Continue reading

Noah Deese pitched a complete game, one-hitter against North Kitsap on Monday. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap’s Alyssa Cullen broke the Olympic League meet records in both the 100- and 200-meter sprints. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap’s Alyssa Cullen broke the Olympic League meet records in both the 100- and 200-meter sprints. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap's Colton Bower slides in ahead of Seth Woods's tag. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

N. Kitsap can’t hold off PA in the 7th

For six innings, North Kitsap was the better team in their home matchup against Port Angeles, but as has happened several times in the recent… Continue reading

North Kitsap's Colton Bower slides in ahead of Seth Woods's tag. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Ruby Raymundo hits one of her two doubles against Olympic. Raymundo finished the game with three hits and one RBI. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Pep talk sparks Spartans past Olympic

BI responds after Trojans take advantage of errors

Ruby Raymundo hits one of her two doubles against Olympic. Raymundo finished the game with three hits and one RBI. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Nate Deschryver held North Kitsap hitless for five innings on Friday. He also went 2-for-4 at the plate with four RBI. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Deschryver dominates as BI completes sweep of N. Kitsap

Bainbridge completed the home-and-home sweep of North Kitsap on Friday, and once again the man on the mound starred for the Spartans. It was Nate… Continue reading

Nate Deschryver held North Kitsap hitless for five innings on Friday. He also went 2-for-4 at the plate with four RBI. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Kingston senior Kevin Aragon is surrounded by teammates after scoring his team’s opening goal against Olympic on Thursday. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bucs sail past Olympic 4-1

The Kingston boys soccer team never got the chance for a rebound season in 2020. The year prior, they found themselves in the completely unfamiliar… Continue reading

Kingston senior Kevin Aragon is surrounded by teammates after scoring his team’s opening goal against Olympic on Thursday. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
JR Ritchie threw five shutout innings for Bainbridge and also had two singles and a walk in four plate appearances against North Kitsap on Wednesday. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bainbridge fires on all cylinders in 10-0 win over N. Kitsap

JR Ritchie did a little bit of everything for Bainbridge in Wednesday’s game against North Kitsap. The junior right-hander pitched five shutout innings, rapped two… Continue reading

JR Ritchie threw five shutout innings for Bainbridge and also had two singles and a walk in four plate appearances against North Kitsap on Wednesday. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Sarah Hoyt delivers an RBI in the sixth inning of a 14-12 win over Gig Harbor. (Mark Krulish |Kitsap News Group)

South Kitsap outslugs Gig Harbor, 14-12, to improve to 5-0

South Kitsap’s bats have been hot all season long. Entering Monday’s game against Gig Harbor, the Wolves had averaged 18 runs through their first four… Continue reading

Sarah Hoyt delivers an RBI in the sixth inning of a 14-12 win over Gig Harbor. (Mark Krulish |Kitsap News Group)
Bainbridge forward Damoni Mckenna-Greenawalt looks to break away down the sideline as North Kitsap’s Dylan Brindle gives chase. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Second half surge lifts Bainbridge past North Kitsap

The Spartans hadn’t conceded a goal or trailed in any of their first three matches of the season, but found themselves behind early against North… Continue reading

Bainbridge forward Damoni Mckenna-Greenawalt looks to break away down the sideline as North Kitsap’s Dylan Brindle gives chase. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap’s Alyssa Cullen (front) takes the baton from Genesi Funston in the 4x200 relay. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

NK’s Cullen wins 4 events at meet with Bainbridge, CK

Alyssa Cullen may have lost out on her junior year track season, but her time away from sprinting and jumping may turn out to be… Continue reading

North Kitsap’s Alyssa Cullen (front) takes the baton from Genesi Funston in the 4x200 relay. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Jaxson Gore (22) makes the throw to complete the double play against Central Kitsap. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Not pretty but NK beats CK 12-6

Friday’s matchup between two 4-0 teams wasn’t as clean as you’d might expect, but North Kitsap’s clutch hitting and sharp defense in the middle and… Continue reading

Jaxson Gore (22) makes the throw to complete the double play against Central Kitsap. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
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Rebirth of spring sports rejuvenating

Spring is a time for rejuvenation and rebirth, an appropriate atmosphere for creation of something wonderful out of the ashes of a tragedy. Last week… Continue reading

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Ty Orser rounds third to score the tying run for South Kitsap against Sumner. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

South Kitsap rallies past Sumner, 6-2

Strong pitching, sound defense and timely hitting — it’s a strategy as old as the game of baseball itself, but it was the recipe for… Continue reading

Ty Orser rounds third to score the tying run for South Kitsap against Sumner. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Emma Stamp is all smiles as she celebrates one of her two home runs against Curtis in South Kitsap’s first game of the season. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

South Kitsap crushes Curtis 22-2 in opener

It’s been nearly two years since the South Kitsap fastpitch team took the field in Port Orchard, but it was well worth the wait. The… Continue reading

Emma Stamp is all smiles as she celebrates one of her two home runs against Curtis in South Kitsap’s first game of the season. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap’s Anna Wetzsteon drove in four runs in her team’s 9-1 victory over Bainbridge. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Hot bats, Stockman’s 16 K’s lead NK over Bainbridge

North Kitsap broke out the bats early in Friday afternoon’s game against Bainbridge and coasted to victory on the strength of an eight-run outburst over… Continue reading

North Kitsap’s Anna Wetzsteon drove in four runs in her team’s 9-1 victory over Bainbridge. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
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Emotions run the gamut at end of ‘fall’ season

A few weeks ago I wrote about expecting the unexpected in this shortened COVID-19 season. And last week, we certainly got it. The Bainbridge girls… Continue reading

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