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South Kitsap boys tennis | Fall Sports Preview

South Kitsap boys tennis | Fall Sports Preview

BOYS TENNIS Head coach: Todd Olson 2017 record: 5-7 (5-3) Key returning players: Gabe Ross, Jr.; Logan Anchik, Jr.; Travis Sherman, so.; Ben Staudenraus, Sr.;… Continue reading

South Kitsap boys tennis | Fall Sports Preview
South Kitsap boys water polo | Fall Sports Preview

South Kitsap boys water polo | Fall Sports Preview

WATER POLO Head coach: Zack Fogel 2017 record: 6-7 (5-6) Key players: Garrett Coffin, Sr.; Joseph Obinal, Sr.; Seth Northrop, Sr.; Nate Anderson, Sr., Jamin… Continue reading

South Kitsap boys water polo | Fall Sports Preview
Mark Krulish | Kitsap News Group                                Paxton DePoe leads a very deep group of runners that finished fifth at the state 4A meet last season.

South Kitsap cross country | Fall Sports Preview

CROSS COUNTRY Head coach: Ed Santos Girls top runners: Paxton DePoe, Sr.; Kristina Ihlen, Sr.; Eugenia Palko, Sr.; Evelyn Collins-Wynn, so.; Casandra Hebert, Sr.; Emma… Continue reading

Mark Krulish | Kitsap News Group                                Paxton DePoe leads a very deep group of runners that finished fifth at the state 4A meet last season.
South Kitsap football | Fall Sports Preview

South Kitsap football | Fall Sports Preview

FOOTBALL Head coach: Cory Vartanian 2017 record: 0-10 (0-8) Key players: Dajshon Keel, Sr., WR/DB; Matthew Burns, Sr., RB/LB; Tyson Carter, Jr., RB; Ethan Fragoso,… Continue reading

South Kitsap football | Fall Sports Preview
The South Kitsap girls soccer team returns a number of young players who should contribute to a potential playoff berth in 2018. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

South Kitsap girls soccer | Fall Sports Preview

GIRLS SOCCER Head coach: K-Lee Haynes 2017 record: 4-9-3 Returners: Lillian Lutovsky, So., Teanna Lathum, Sr., Zamira Lightfoot, Jr., Eliza Villarma, Sr. Key players: Lily… Continue reading

The South Kitsap girls soccer team returns a number of young players who should contribute to a potential playoff berth in 2018. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
South Kitsap volleyball has a good core of returning players that should compete well in the tough SPSL. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

South Kitsap volleyball | Fall Sports Preview

VOLLEYBALL Head coach: C.J. Scott 2017 record: 3-11 (0-8) Key returning players: Natalie Miller, Sr., middle blocker; Anna Hall, Sr., outside hitter; Madison Marggraf, Sr.,… Continue reading

South Kitsap volleyball has a good core of returning players that should compete well in the tough SPSL. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
VanGesen named Athlete of the Week

VanGesen named Athlete of the Week

PORT ORCHARD — Sierrah VanGesen’s high school career is off to a pretty good start. The freshman midfielder has been named Athlete of the Week… Continue reading

VanGesen named Athlete of the Week
South Kitsap’s Eliza Villarma and Central Kitsap’s Camryn Castro battle for possession of the ball. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Cougars, Wolves battle to a draw

EAST BREMERTON — A rare Sept. 4 matchup between South Kitsap and Central Kitsap saw two girls soccer teams on similar paths battle to a… Continue reading

South Kitsap’s Eliza Villarma and Central Kitsap’s Camryn Castro battle for possession of the ball. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Running back Isaiah Kahuna was a part of North Kitsap’s 326-yard rushing performance against Bainbridge in a 20-17 victory on Sept. 1. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Back and forth game ends with Vikings win

Running backs Noah North, Clayton Williams and Isaiah Kahuna combined to rush for 312 yards

Running back Isaiah Kahuna was a part of North Kitsap’s 326-yard rushing performance against Bainbridge in a 20-17 victory on Sept. 1. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Central Kitsap wins Battle of Bucklin Hill

Central Kitsap wins Battle of Bucklin Hill

EAST BREMERTON — Central Kitsap had to get a little creative this year in order to get the ball into the hands of its two… Continue reading

Central Kitsap wins Battle of Bucklin Hill

Vikings football game switched to Saturday

POULSBO — Vikings fans will have to wait one extra day to see their football team in action. North Kitsap’s opener against Bainbridge has been… Continue reading

Alyssa Peters led all West Sound players in points last year with 16 goals and 14 assists. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Klahowya soccer ready for another run at state title

SILVERDALE — Expectations are high this year for the Eagles. It should be another successful fall on the pitch with a number of starters returning… Continue reading

Alyssa Peters led all West Sound players in points last year with 16 goals and 14 assists. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
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)