Mark Krulish

Klahowya libero Maile Lueck embraces her teammate Rachel Bailey (3) after winning their first set against Cascade Christian. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Klahowya’s historic season comes to an end in the 1A district tournament

SILVERDALE — The best and most successful season in Klahowya volleyball history came to an end a little too soon, at least for the liking… Continue reading

Klahowya libero Maile Lueck embraces her teammate Rachel Bailey (3) after winning their first set against Cascade Christian. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Manny Oliveros (58) and Aidan King (1) celebrate with North Kitsap quarterback Colton Bower after his third touchdown tied their playoff game against Fife in the fourth quarter. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bower power! North Kitsap sophomore QB lifts his team into the 2A state tournament

Head coach Jeff Weible picked up career victory No. 100 in his team’s 28-25 win over Fife

Manny Oliveros (58) and Aidan King (1) celebrate with North Kitsap quarterback Colton Bower after his third touchdown tied their playoff game against Fife in the fourth quarter. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Morgan Halady (13) and Abby Steele (10) of Kingston team up for a block attempt against Fife. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Kingston, North Kitsap fall in district quarterfinals, now need two victories to get to state

PARKLAND — Kingston and North Kitsap will have to get to the 2A state tournament the hard way as both teams lost their respective winner-to-state… Continue reading

Morgan Halady (13) and Abby Steele (10) of Kingston team up for a block attempt against Fife. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Mackenzie Weaver and her Klahowya teammates are once again 1A District 3 champions after defeating Cascade Christian, 3-1. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

District roundup: Klahowya wins 1A title; NK clinches 2A state berth; CK falls to Bonney Lake in semifinals

ORTING — In crunch time, you put the ball in the hands — or in this case, at the feet — of your best players… Continue reading

Mackenzie Weaver and her Klahowya teammates are once again 1A District 3 champions after defeating Cascade Christian, 3-1. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Athlete of the Week: Charlotte Bond, North Kitsap soccer

The North Kitsap girls soccer team is hoping to make a long playoff run this season and got it started on the right foot this… Continue reading

Central Kitsap freshman Ella Smith looks to move the ball upfield against Kelso in her team’s 1-0 playoff victory. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Central Kitsap advances to the 3A state tournament with a 1-0 win over Kelso

Paris Agana scored the Cougars’ only goal in the eighth minute of the match

Central Kitsap freshman Ella Smith looks to move the ball upfield against Kelso in her team’s 1-0 playoff victory. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Klahowya’s Tori Peters battles with Vashon Island’s Mari Kanagi for a loose ball in her team’s 3-1 victory on Tuesday. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

District roundup: Klahowya advances to championship game with 3-1 win over Vashon; North Kitsap falls 2-1 to Fife

SILVERDALE — The Eagles were in pretty firm control from start to finish in their opening match in the 1A District 3 tournament, defeating Vashon… Continue reading

Klahowya’s Tori Peters battles with Vashon Island’s Mari Kanagi for a loose ball in her team’s 3-1 victory on Tuesday. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

XC Roundup: Klahowya boys, girls win 1A districts; CK girls repeat in 3A

UNIVERSITY PLACE — The Klahowya boys and girls captured 1A district crowns and the Central Kitsap girls successfully defended their title at the Westside Classic… Continue reading

North Kitsap senior Charlotte Bond scored four goals against Franklin Pierce in her team’s district tournament opener. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

North Kitsap defeats Franklin Pierce 6-0 to move on to winner-to-state match

The Vikings play Fife on Tuesday night at Franklin Pierce High Schol

North Kitsap senior Charlotte Bond scored four goals against Franklin Pierce in her team’s district tournament opener. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Emma Gaines (2) and Noelani Barreith (15) look to make a block against North Mason. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

North Kitsap wins Olympic League tournament, Kingston places third

The Vikings play a winner-to-state game Thursday at 7 p.m. at North Mason

Emma Gaines (2) and Noelani Barreith (15) look to make a block against North Mason. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap head coach Jeff Weible unsuccessfully tries to get away from an impending Gatorade shower after his team clinched the Olympic League championship. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

A Gatorade shower to remember — North Kitsap clinches league title with 28-14 victory over Olympic

The young Vikings ran the table to clinch its third Olympic League championship in five years

North Kitsap head coach Jeff Weible unsuccessfully tries to get away from an impending Gatorade shower after his team clinched the Olympic League championship. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Celina Madrid’s late goal earns South Kitsap a 1-1 tie against Emerald Ridge

The tie kept the Wolves alive momentarily, but were later eliminated from playoff contention after Rogers beat Graham-Kapowsin

Athlete of the Week: Adam Johnson, Olympic football

Olympic needed a big play in the third quarter of their Friday night game against Bremerton, and Adam Johnson provided the biggest one of the… Continue reading

Olympic’s Anthony Turso takes a pass and looks upfield toward the end zone against Bremerton. The Trojans defeated the Knights 49-14. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Olympic charges past Bremerton, 49-14, to solidify playoff chances

The Trojans have clinched at least a tie for one of the three district playoff spots

Olympic’s Anthony Turso takes a pass and looks upfield toward the end zone against Bremerton. The Trojans defeated the Knights 49-14. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Garrett Lawson finished as the Olympic League tennis champion for the second year in a row. He beat Sequim’s Nico Zangaro in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3 in the finals. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bremerton’s Garrett Lawson repeats as Olympic League champ

North Kitsap’s Logan Chmielewski and Cole Walker took home the doubles title

Garrett Lawson finished as the Olympic League tennis champion for the second year in a row. He beat Sequim’s Nico Zangaro in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3 in the finals. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Morgan Halady

Athlete of the Week: Morgan Halady, Kingston volleyball

As the Kingston Buccaneers have ushered in the next wave of volleyball talent this season, the one constant has been their junior middle blocker Morgan… Continue reading

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