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Spartans runners top North Mason

The Bainbridge boys and girls cross country teams traveled to Port Orchard last weekend and swept their dual meet with North Mason. The girls prevailed… Continue reading

North Kitsap defensive back Lincoln Castillo (12) tries to get a hand on a pass intended for Sequim’s Garrett Hoesel (10). (Mark Krulish/North Kitsap Herald)

NK blanks Sequim; passing combo excels

North Kitsap and Sequim have clashed for great games several times in recent years, but the Vikings defense pitched a shutout and Colton Bower picked… Continue reading

North Kitsap defensive back Lincoln Castillo (12) tries to get a hand on a pass intended for Sequim’s Garrett Hoesel (10). (Mark Krulish/North Kitsap Herald)
Bainbridge sophomore Sasha Herrmann brings down Olympic quarterback Dylan Boschee-Perry for a sack in his team’s 34-28 victory. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Shocking late 80-yard score propels Bainbridge to 34-28 win

Perhaps it was the electricity in the air, but Bainbridge’s game Friday night against Olympic had a crackling finish. A few minutes before lightning flashed… Continue reading

Bainbridge sophomore Sasha Herrmann brings down Olympic quarterback Dylan Boschee-Perry for a sack in his team’s 34-28 victory. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
South Kitsap senior Franqie Moppins scored four times in her team’s 6-0 win over Bremerton. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Moppins scores four as South Kitsap beats Bremerton 6-0

The Wolves girls soccer team has been filling the net with frequency in the early part of their shortened season, and senior forward Franqie Moppins… Continue reading

South Kitsap senior Franqie Moppins scored four times in her team’s 6-0 win over Bremerton. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
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Krulish: It’s awesome to be back covering sports

In July, much of the local Washington sports media was on a conference call with the WIAA. The purpose was to announce that fall sports… Continue reading

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Bainbridge receiver Austin Coupland outleaps a Sequim defender for a reception. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

BI hurts itself with miscues in loss to Sequim

Too many turnovers and Sequim’s power running game proved to be too much for Bainbridge Saturday, taking a 38-0 loss from the hosts. The Spartans… Continue reading

Bainbridge receiver Austin Coupland outleaps a Sequim defender for a reception. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap running back Zeke Harris leads the charge down the field in the fourth quarter. Harris scored the game-winning touchdown with under two minutes left. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bower, Harris lead North Kitsap to dramatic comeback victory

Down two scores with less than seven minutes to go Saturday night at Central Kitsap, the Vikings got their second wind, and it was enough… Continue reading

North Kitsap running back Zeke Harris leads the charge down the field in the fourth quarter. Harris scored the game-winning touchdown with under two minutes left. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Bainbridge’s Alex Miller chases down Central Kitsap’s Daniel Lizon in the second Olympic League meet of the season. Miller won the race with a time of 17:20.20. (Photo courtesy of Rick Peters)

Bainbridge XC earns split with Central Kitsap

The Bainbridge cross country teams came away with a split against their hosts, Central Kitsap, Saturday, in two extremely close races with the girls coming… Continue reading

Bainbridge’s Alex Miller chases down Central Kitsap’s Daniel Lizon in the second Olympic League meet of the season. Miller won the race with a time of 17:20.20. (Photo courtesy of Rick Peters)
Bainbridge junior Isabelle Prentice paced the offense against South Kitsap. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Prentice sparks BI to win over S. Kitsap in straight sets

After losing to powerhouse North Kitsap in its first match, the Bainbridge High School volleyball team bounced back nicely Thursday, taking down South Kitsap in… Continue reading

Bainbridge junior Isabelle Prentice paced the offense against South Kitsap. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Bainbridge quarterback Gabriel Todd looks to make the pitch to running back Matt LeDorze in the season-opener against Shelton. (Photo courtesy Justin Johnson/Mason County Journal)

BI shines on offense, defense in opener vs. Shelton

The Bainbridge Island Spartans got off to a slow start in their long-delayed gridiron opener, but a second half scoring explosion propelled them to victory… Continue reading

Bainbridge quarterback Gabriel Todd looks to make the pitch to running back Matt LeDorze in the season-opener against Shelton. (Photo courtesy Justin Johnson/Mason County Journal)
Riley Rabedeaux led North Kitsap with 24 kills in a three-set victory over Bainbridge. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

BI spikers fall to powerhouse N. Kitsap

Game one of the Olympic League season proved once again that North Kitsap is going to be a tough volleyball opponent this season. Bainbridge Island… Continue reading

Riley Rabedeaux led North Kitsap with 24 kills in a three-set victory over Bainbridge. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
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Getting back on track

It’s funny how something that was once a part of your daily routine can feel foreign after time away. After nearly 11 months without covering… Continue reading

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Seattle NHL broadcaster features Poulsbo in travelogue

1st Black play-by-play radio announcer a milestone

<em>Seattle Kraken radio voice Everett Fitzhugh takes a break at the Brass Kraken during a visit to Poulsbo. Below: A worker at Sluys Bakery in Poulsbo shows Fitzhugh a few of their tasty treats. </em>	 Photos courtesy Seattle Kraken
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Initial jobless claims fall slightly in last week of January

Unemployment claims were up in the final week of January, but initial claims were down in the latest numbers released by the Employment Security Department.… Continue reading

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Seattle Kraken radio voice Everett Fitzhugh takes a break at the Brass Kraken during a visit to Poulsbo. (Photo courtesy Seattle Kraken)

Seattle NHL broadcaster features Poulsbo in travelogue

1st Black play-by-play radio announcer a milestone

Seattle Kraken radio voice Everett Fitzhugh takes a break at the Brass Kraken during a visit to Poulsbo. (Photo courtesy Seattle Kraken)
Bainbridge’s Eden Michael (left) and South Kitsap’s Evelyn Collins-Winn lead the pack during the first Olympic League meet of the season at North Mason High School. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Olympic League kicks off XC season

A chilly, rainy 45-degree morning was just perfect for the Olympic League’s first cross country meet of the season at Belfair. After nearly 11 months… Continue reading

Bainbridge’s Eden Michael (left) and South Kitsap’s Evelyn Collins-Winn lead the pack during the first Olympic League meet of the season at North Mason High School. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
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Vaccines lacking; new metric hurts smaller counties

COVID-19 activity is falling in Kitsap County and a vaccine effort is underway, but there is still a long road to the finish line as… Continue reading

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Initial jobless claims fall again in late January

Initial unemployment claims in Washington and Kitsap County fell by 14 percent in the third week of January. In the week of Jan. 17-23, there… Continue reading

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Scott Orness was named Boys Basketball Coach of the Year for the Northwest region after winning a state title in March. North Kitsap Herald/File photo

Mental aspect of game helps N. Kitsap leader win coach of the year honors

Scott Orness was already well into a successful coaching career entering the 2019-20 season with his North Kitsap Vikings squad. After 11 years at Bainbridge… Continue reading

Scott Orness was named Boys Basketball Coach of the Year for the Northwest region after winning a state title in March. North Kitsap Herald/File photo

Old rivalries to be revived on the gridiron

Over 10 months ago, I was driving home from the state basketball championships in Yakima. Light was quickly fading as I headed toward Snoqualmie Pass… Continue reading