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Anna Kozlosky set a new Bainbridge single-season record in 2021, shooting 88.2 percent from the free throw line, breaking the old record of 84.5 percent. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bainbridge girls close season with two strong wins, finish fifth in league tourney

After a tough loss to No.2 seed Sequim in the first round of the Olympic League tournament, the Bainbridge girls hoops team rebounded with two… Continue reading

Anna Kozlosky set a new Bainbridge single-season record in 2021, shooting 88.2 percent from the free throw line, breaking the old record of 84.5 percent. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Colton Bower tries to find room with 6-foot-9 John Vaara guarding him close in the league championship game. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

NK knocks off PA to capture league hoops title

For the second-straight year, North Kitsap won its last game of the season. And although 2021 didn’t end with the golden ball trophy presentation on… Continue reading

Colton Bower tries to find room with 6-foot-9 John Vaara guarding him close in the league championship game. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
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Mitchell Neiner won all of his matches via technical fall in the 2021 SPSL wrestling tournament.

Two Wolves win SPSL titles on day one

Two young Wolves captured league titles on day one of the South Puget Sound League wrestling tournament on Tuesday night, and the team as a… Continue reading

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Mitchell Neiner won all of his matches via technical fall in the 2021 SPSL wrestling tournament.
Sydney Johnson won the balance beam in the meet against Port Angeles/Sequim, scoring a 9.25. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

BI gymnasts prevail on Senior Night over Port Angeles/Sequim

No one was sure whether or not the gymnastics teams in the West Sound would get a season, but Bainbridge has been back in their… Continue reading

Sydney Johnson won the balance beam in the meet against Port Angeles/Sequim, scoring a 9.25. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap’s Cade Orness looks to dribble past Bainbridge guard Jacob Kirsch. Orness tied Monday’s semifinal match with a 3-pointer at the buzzer in regulation. The Vikings won in overtime. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap’s Cade Orness looks to dribble past Bainbridge guard Jacob Kirsch. Orness tied Monday’s semifinal match with a 3-pointer at the buzzer in regulation. The Vikings won in overtime. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Cade Orness was one of four North Kitsap players to score 20 or more points in the team’s first round win over Kingston. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Cade Orness was one of four North Kitsap players to score 20 or more points in the team’s first round win over Kingston. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

NK boys, girls win league tournament first round games

The North Kitsap boys hoops team got a chance to avenge its opening night loss to Kingston in the first round of the Olympic League… Continue reading

Cade Orness was one of four North Kitsap players to score 20 or more points in the team’s first round win over Kingston. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Cade Orness was one of four North Kitsap players to score 20 or more points in the team’s first round win over Kingston. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap’s Josh Smith attacks the net for a point as he did many times throughout the championship match victory. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

NK wins Olympic League doubles title

Early in the second set of the Olympic League doubles final, North Kitsap junior Josh Smith was at the net when a smash from Bainbridge’s… Continue reading

North Kitsap’s Josh Smith attacks the net for a point as he did many times throughout the championship match victory. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
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Creativity, flexibility key to prep sports this year

Believe it or not, the 2021 high school sports season is nearing the finish line. We’re just shy of four months since competitions returned to… Continue reading

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South Kitsap senior Rylan Zietlow dribbles past a Gig Harbor defender on his way to the basket. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

South Kitsap celebrates its seniors boys hoopsters

It may not have been the way they wanted their Senior Night to go, but South Kitsap’s graduating 12th graders still had a night to… Continue reading

South Kitsap senior Rylan Zietlow dribbles past a Gig Harbor defender on his way to the basket. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Jayla Moon converts on a wide-open basket in the second quarter of Kingston’s 63-36 win over East Jefferson. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Kingston girls look strong heading into league tournament

The final week of the winter sports regular season gets started Tuesday night, and with a successful first few weeks behind them, the Kingston girls… Continue reading

Jayla Moon converts on a wide-open basket in the second quarter of Kingston’s 63-36 win over East Jefferson. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Anna Kozlosky led Bainbridge with 21 points in her team’s 69-40 win over Klahowya. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Patience pays off as BI ends 6-game skid with win over Klahowya

The Bainbridge girls hoops teams has shown flashes of potential over the course of the season, and on Thursday night they finally put it all… Continue reading

Anna Kozlosky led Bainbridge with 21 points in her team’s 69-40 win over Klahowya. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Jonas La Tour looks to get around Bainbridge’s Alan Ulin during Tuesday night’s game at Bainbridge High School. La Tour had 24 points as North Kitsap won 62-54. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

La Tour leads NK past Bainbridge 62-54

Bainbridge hosted North Kitsap Tuesday night in a battle between two teams vying for first place in the Olympic League, and it didn’t disappoint. The… Continue reading

Jonas La Tour looks to get around Bainbridge’s Alan Ulin during Tuesday night’s game at Bainbridge High School. La Tour had 24 points as North Kitsap won 62-54. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap head coach Scott Orness won his first game at Paski Gym on Tuesday night since leaving the Bainbridge boys basketball program in 2015. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Orness victorious in homecoming game at Bainbridge

Scott Orness doesn’t get many opportunities to return to Paski Gym, where he was home coach for 11 seasons between 2001-15. In the six years… Continue reading

North Kitsap head coach Scott Orness won his first game at Paski Gym on Tuesday night since leaving the Bainbridge boys basketball program in 2015. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Bainbridge’s Kylie Jones takes a shot on net against South Kitsap. Jones scored two goals in her team’s 13-3 win. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bainbridge water polo sweeps doubleheader with S. Kitsap

Everyone back in the pool — water polo season for both boys and girls is underway in 2021. Water polo has been one of the… Continue reading

Bainbridge’s Kylie Jones takes a shot on net against South Kitsap. Jones scored two goals in her team’s 13-3 win. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Xavier Eaglin was one of seven seniors honored on Senior Night. He wrestled at 160 pounds and defeated his opponent from Olympia via pin early in the second period. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

South Kitsap wrestlers still thriving despite shortened season

While many teams are struggling these days just to fill out a lineup, the South Kitsap boys wrestling program continues to thrive. Turnout is lower,… Continue reading

Xavier Eaglin was one of seven seniors honored on Senior Night. He wrestled at 160 pounds and defeated his opponent from Olympia via pin early in the second period. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
<em>Kingston’s Miles Still won his match against Olympic via pin.</em>	 Mark Krulish/North Kitsap Herald

Kingston wrestlers do well in dual match

With participation numbers down, wrestling meets are seeing more matches end with a forfeit than in years past, but the grapplers who remain have forged… Continue reading

<em>Kingston’s Miles Still won his match against Olympic via pin.</em>	 Mark Krulish/North Kitsap Herald
Bainbridge senior Jacob Kirsch evades the Central Kitsap defense on his way to the basket. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

BHS Spartans hit 14 threes in win over CK

The Spartans had been cold from the floor in the previous two games heading into Tuesday night’s matchup against Central Kitsap. But the lights of… Continue reading

Bainbridge senior Jacob Kirsch evades the Central Kitsap defense on his way to the basket. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Mia McNair tries to get around Central Kitsap’s Hailey Carrol on her way to the basket. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

NK loses big lead, falls in overtime

North Kitsap couldn’t hold off a surging Central Kitsap squad on Monday as the Cougars erased a double-digit halftime deficit and battled down to the… Continue reading

Mia McNair tries to get around Central Kitsap’s Hailey Carrol on her way to the basket. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Anna Kozlosky scored 15 points in Bainbridge's game against Gig Harbor. Kozlosky is the team's leading scorer and had been averaging 13 points per game through her first four games. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Tides sweep away Spartans, 50-37

It’s been an up-and-down season for the Bainbridge Island Spartans girls basketball team as they sat at 2-2 heading into Saturday’s match against Gig Harbor.… Continue reading

Anna Kozlosky scored 15 points in Bainbridge's game against Gig Harbor. Kozlosky is the team's leading scorer and had been averaging 13 points per game through her first four games. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Bainbridge junior JR Ritchie led the Spartans to an Olympic League title and was selected league MVP for 2021. (Review file photo)

Bainbridge’s JR Ritchie named Olympic League MVP

After a dominant year on the mound, including a no-hitter in the Olympic League championship game, it’s no surprise that Bainbridge’s junior right-hander JR Ritchie… Continue reading

Bainbridge junior JR Ritchie led the Spartans to an Olympic League title and was selected league MVP for 2021. (Review file photo)