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<strong><em>Left: </em></strong><em>Local residents were given a chance to weigh in on the Moon landing in “Man on the Street” interviews. </em><strong><em></em></strong>
                                <strong><em>Right</em></strong><em>: The opinion page from the July 23, 1969 edition of the Kitsap County Herald features an editorial by then-editor and publisher David Averill asking why we can put a man on the Moon, but can’t get a bus from Seattle to Poulsbo or vice versa.</em>
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A look back: The Kitsap County Herald reacts to the Moon landing

The 50th anniversary of the Moon landing is Saturday, July 20

<strong><em>Left: </em></strong><em>Local residents were given a chance to weigh in on the Moon landing in “Man on the Street” interviews. </em><strong><em></em></strong>
                                <strong><em>Right</em></strong><em>: The opinion page from the July 23, 1969 edition of the Kitsap County Herald features an editorial by then-editor and publisher David Averill asking why we can put a man on the Moon, but can’t get a bus from Seattle to Poulsbo or vice versa.</em>
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Mark Krulish

Krulish: Kitsap is a sports desert in the summer

I must admit, I feel an occasional twinge of jealousy when I look at what my colleagues to the north have to cover in the… Continue reading

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Mitchell Balmer gets taken down going for a loose ball against Spokane Shadow. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Oly-Pen Force settle for 2-2 draw in regular season finale

EAST BREMERTON — The Oly-Pen Force nearly escaped their regular season finale with a win and three points, but after an unfortunate free kick deflection… Continue reading

Mitchell Balmer gets taken down going for a loose ball against Spokane Shadow. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Ricci Wiedbrecht took more than a decade off from competitive soccer before returning to action in 2017 with the Olympic Force, now known as the Oly-Pen Force. 
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Ricci Wiedbrecht made a long journey back to competitive soccer

EAST BREMERTON — After more than a decade away from the pitch, Ricci Wiedbrecht decided a couple of years ago to get back into the… Continue reading

Ricci Wiedbrecht took more than a decade off from competitive soccer before returning to action in 2017 with the Olympic Force, now known as the Oly-Pen Force. 
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Local teams mix it up in summer hoops action

PORT ORCHARD — School may be out, but students are still hanging around their local gyms, putting in the time and effort to try to… Continue reading

In her team’s final two games, Cerenity Fake struck out seven hitters against Mill Creek and drove in three runs against Redmond. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

North Kitsap Little League finishes third in the state tournament

POULSBO — The North Kitsap Little League All Stars nearly completed a tremendous comeback against Redmond, but fell just short, bringing an end to their… Continue reading

In her team’s final two games, Cerenity Fake struck out seven hitters against Mill Creek and drove in three runs against Redmond. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Cache Holmes carries the ball for North Kitsap at a recent scrimmage against Central Kitsap. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Cache Holmes looks to continue linebacker legacy at North Kitsap

POULSBO — Cache Holmes knows well the names of those who came before him. Entering his junior season as a prominent member of the Vikings… Continue reading

Cache Holmes carries the ball for North Kitsap at a recent scrimmage against Central Kitsap. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap Little League All-Star Kendall Becker slides into third with a triple against Redmond. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap Little League All-Star Kendall Becker slides into third with a triple against Redmond. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Oly-Pen Force’s Saoirse Brown of Olympic battles for a loose ball. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Roundup: Oly-Pen Force women eliminated from playoff contention; men still fighting for the postseason

CENTRALIA — The Oly-Pen Force women needed at least a point from their final game to advance to the playoffs, but couldn’t slow down Twin… Continue reading

Oly-Pen Force’s Saoirse Brown of Olympic battles for a loose ball. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
South Kitsap’s Grant Larson, as a member of the Oly-Pen Force, chases down a ball against the Vancouver Victory. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Force off to a fast start in the EPLWA

Men’s soccer team off to 3-2-1 start

South Kitsap’s Grant Larson, as a member of the Oly-Pen Force, chases down a ball against the Vancouver Victory. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Ed Fisher: ‘I was appreciative, humbled and very honored’

The longtime South Kitsap football coach will have the athletic field renamed for him in the fall

Kingston Debate team places tenth at national tournament

DALLAS — The Kingston Speech and Debate team turned in its best performance ever at the National Speech and Debate Association National Tournament last week.… Continue reading

Mitchell Balmer battles for a loose ball against the Seattle Sounders U23 reserves on Tuesday at Gordon Field. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Seattle Sounders U23 defeat the Force in a friendly

EAST BREMERTON — The Oly-Pen Force men’s team is getting ready for the homestretch in the 2019 Evergreen Premier League season and got a chance… Continue reading

Mitchell Balmer battles for a loose ball against the Seattle Sounders U23 reserves on Tuesday at Gordon Field. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Oly-Pen Force midfielder Emily Peters, a former star at Klahowya, patrols her own half against Black Hills FC. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Oly-Pen Force women’s team keeps its playoff hopes alive, wallops Black Hills FC 8-0

Former Klahowya standout Isabelle Severns picked up two goals and three assists and former South Kitsap star Hailey Parker scored a hat trick

Oly-Pen Force midfielder Emily Peters, a former star at Klahowya, patrols her own half against Black Hills FC. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Former Kingston player Alex Hernandez evades a sliding tackle while playing for the Oly-Pen Force against the Vancouver Victory. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Oly-Pen Force men and women split a doubleheader at Gordon Field

The men solidified their playoff chances with a 5-1 win over the Vancouver Victory while the women dropped a heartbreaker 3-2 to the Washington Timbers

Former Kingston player Alex Hernandez evades a sliding tackle while playing for the Oly-Pen Force against the Vancouver Victory. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Grey Monsters capture South Kitsap Southern Little League minor prep championship

OLALLA — On the big field at South Kitsap Southern Little League June 11, the Grey Monsters came away with a minor prep championship in… Continue reading

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Krulish: In restaurants, as in rebuilds, patience is the key for the Mariners

As a food lover, I’ve spent a lot of time waiting to be seated in restaurants. Whether it’s a matter of a place’s popularity or… Continue reading

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Colton Bower looks downfield for a target in Wednesday’s scrimmage against Central Kitsap. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

New faces lead North Kitsap, Central Kitsap at spring scrimmage

POULSBO — The calendar may read June, but autumn was in the air on a cool, cloudy and damp Wednesday night at North Kitsap as… Continue reading

Colton Bower looks downfield for a target in Wednesday’s scrimmage against Central Kitsap. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

WIAA approves rotation of 2A, 3A and 4A state volleyball tournaments

The WIAA approved at its June meeting a proposal that would rotate the 2A, 3A and 4A state volleyball championships between the Yakima Valley SunDome… Continue reading

Juli Inkster, the winner of the 2019 Suquamish Clearwater Legends Cup is presented with the trophy and check by Irene Carper, COO of Port Madison Enterprises, Miss Chief Seattle Days Cassady Jackson and Suquamish Tribe Chairman Leonard Forsman. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Legends Tour takes a leap forward in its second year at White Horse

The Safeco Classic was once the premier golf event in the Pacific Northwest. From 1982 to 1999, the best female golfers in the world stepped… Continue reading

Juli Inkster, the winner of the 2019 Suquamish Clearwater Legends Cup is presented with the trophy and check by Irene Carper, COO of Port Madison Enterprises, Miss Chief Seattle Days Cassady Jackson and Suquamish Tribe Chairman Leonard Forsman. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)