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Athlete of the Week: James Sanchez, Central Kitsap boys swimming

James Sanchez was the heart and soul of a mostly young Central Kitsap boys swim team this season. The veteran senior finished up his career… Continue reading

James Sanchez
The North Kitsap boys have already secured their place in Yakima and will play Tumwater this weekend with a first round state bye on the line. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Regional round games set for this weekend

The dust has settled on the districts tournaments in boys and girls basketball and Kitsap has four teams left standing. The North Kitsap boys and… Continue reading

The North Kitsap boys have already secured their place in Yakima and will play Tumwater this weekend with a first round state bye on the line. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Kingston’s Rocco Velie placed fourth in the 100-yard butterfly and third in the 200 IM at the 2A state meet. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Kingston’s Ironman Rocco Velie is leading the youth movement among Kitsap swimmers

FEDERAL WAY — The amount of swimming talent that has passed through the halls of Kitsap schools over the past few years is likely unprecedented.… Continue reading

Kingston’s Rocco Velie placed fourth in the 100-yard butterfly and third in the 200 IM at the 2A state meet. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Holly Beaudoin with her arm raised by the referee after she became a state champion at the Mat Classic. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Holly Beaudoin captures her long-awaited state championship

TACOMA — It all happened in the blink of an eye. One moment, North Kitsap senior Holly Beaudoin had her opponent down on the mat,… Continue reading

Holly Beaudoin with her arm raised by the referee after she became a state champion at the Mat Classic. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Olympic twin brothers Dietrich and Rainer Meyer finished first and second in the 50-yard freestyle at this year’s 2A state meet. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Meyer’s three-peat powers Olympic to fourth place finish at state meet

FEDERAL WAY — Olympic junior Dietrich Meyer is well on his way to becoming one of the best sprinters in West Sound history. For the… Continue reading

Olympic twin brothers Dietrich and Rainer Meyer finished first and second in the 50-yard freestyle at this year’s 2A state meet. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap’s Nouh Hammou looks to pull Mac Laird of Ephrata to the mat in the 2A 195 finals. Hammou finished second in the bracket. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap’s Nouh Hammou looks to pull Mac Laird of Ephrata to the mat in the 2A 195 finals. Hammou finished second in the bracket. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Junko Ketch scored a 31.1 in the All Around at the 1A/2A/3A state gymnastics meet. Her best score was an 8.675 in the floor exercise. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

North Kitsap gymnasts finish fifth at 1A/2A/3A state meet

BELLEVUE — The North Kitsap gymnastics team capped a successful year, finishing fifth in the state in 1A/2A/3A after capturing subdistrict and district championships. The… Continue reading

Junko Ketch scored a 31.1 in the All Around at the 1A/2A/3A state gymnastics meet. Her best score was an 8.675 in the floor exercise. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Central Kitsap celebrates its 41-39 victory over Capital and its first state berth since 2004. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Central Kitsap advances to regionals with win over Capital; final district games set for Saturday

TACOMA — All Central Kitsap could do was keep grinding away in the face of adversity. A bad shooting night from the floor, tough bounces… Continue reading

Central Kitsap celebrates its 41-39 victory over Capital and its first state berth since 2004. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Ryan Burchell has two top-six seed times for the Trojans in this year’s 1A/2A state meet. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

State Swimming Preview: Swimmers to watch this weekend

FEDERAL WAY — This weekend is the culmination of yet another great swim season for Kitsap County. The 1A/2A, 3A and 4A state swimming and… Continue reading

Ryan Burchell has two top-six seed times for the Trojans in this year’s 1A/2A state meet. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Bremerton’s Thor Michaelson is a state championship contender in the 2A 138 weight class.

State wrestling preview: Wrestlers to watch at Mat Classic XXIII

TACOMA — Mat Classic XXXII is set for this weekend at the Tacoma Dome and Kitsap has a number of wrestlers contending for state titles… Continue reading

Bremerton’s Thor Michaelson is a state championship contender in the 2A 138 weight class.
Olympic’s Caleb Erickson tries to get a shot up and over Port Angeles’s Damen Ringgold (22) in Wednesday’s 72-55 loss. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Hoops roundup: Oly boys fall to PA; CK boys and Klahowya girls stay alive

UNIVERSITY PLACE — The Trojans were looking to pull an upset against Port Angeles in the district tournament for the second year in a row,… Continue reading

Olympic’s Caleb Erickson tries to get a shot up and over Port Angeles’s Damen Ringgold (22) in Wednesday’s 72-55 loss. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Kimo Retome gets a shot up and over the Steilacoom defense in Bremerton’s 54-52 win on Wednesday. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bremerton’s fourth quarter comeback moves them to within one win of a regional berth

The Knights play Franklin Pierce on Friday in a winner-to-state game

Kimo Retome gets a shot up and over the Steilacoom defense in Bremerton’s 54-52 win on Wednesday. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Noelani Barreith

Athlete of the Week: Noelani Barreith, North Kitsap girls basketball

For the past four years, Noelani Barreith has been one of the best all-around athletes at North Kitsap. On the volleyball court, she’s an adept… Continue reading

Noelani Barreith
Mateo Sipai of Chief Kitsap Academy looks to get past a Puget Sound Adventist defender in the Bears’ 53-50 win in the 1B tri-district tournament. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Chief Kitsap Academy clinches 1B regional spot with win over Puget Sound Adventist

KINGSTON — Things were looking a little grim for Chief Kitsap Academy as the second half of their 1B tri-district game against Puget Sound Adventist… Continue reading

Mateo Sipai of Chief Kitsap Academy looks to get past a Puget Sound Adventist defender in the Bears’ 53-50 win in the 1B tri-district tournament. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Klahowya’s Ella Koebelin tries to dodge a Cascade Christian defender in her team’s first round district game. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Klahowya struggles from the floor in district loss to Cascade Christian

PORT ORCHARD — Klahowya was fresh off the first winning season in program history when the team took the court on President’s Day to open… Continue reading

Klahowya’s Ella Koebelin tries to dodge a Cascade Christian defender in her team’s first round district game. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap senior Shaa Humphrey is congratulated by his teammates after reaching the 1,000-point milestone in his team’s district win over Steilacoom. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Humphrey hits 1,000 career points as North Kitsap clinches its regional berth

POULSBO — There was no shortage of reasons to celebrate in North Kitsap’s final home game of the season on Saturday night. The Vikings blew… Continue reading

North Kitsap senior Shaa Humphrey is congratulated by his teammates after reaching the 1,000-point milestone in his team’s district win over Steilacoom. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Noelani Barreith had 11 points and 13 rebounds in North Kitsap’s upset victory over White River. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group).

North Kitsap stuns No. 1 White River to secure a spot at regionals

BUCKLEY — The North Kitsap girls stunned White River on Friday evening and have secured a 2A regional berth and a top four finish at… Continue reading

Noelani Barreith had 11 points and 13 rebounds in North Kitsap’s upset victory over White River. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group).
Gavin Morkert (2) receives a warm welcome at the bench from Jack Kees (14) shortly after the final buzzer sounded and South Kitsap defeated Rogers 64-52 at the 4A West Central/Southwest bi-district tournament. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

South Kitsap topples Rogers to move within one game of regionals

TACOMA — Kyler Kelso took a long pass from a teammate during the fourth quarter of his team’s district game against Rogers and made a… Continue reading

Gavin Morkert (2) receives a warm welcome at the bench from Jack Kees (14) shortly after the final buzzer sounded and South Kitsap defeated Rogers 64-52 at the 4A West Central/Southwest bi-district tournament. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Peninsula’s Cole McVay and Central Kitsap’s Colby White battle for a loose ball in the first quarter of their district playoff game. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Peninsula buzzer-beater edges out Central Kitsap in district game

CK will play Wednesday against either Prairie or Lincoln

Peninsula’s Cole McVay and Central Kitsap’s Colby White battle for a loose ball in the first quarter of their district playoff game. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Sophia Baugh led North Kitsap with 12 points in her team’s 54-27 win over Washington on Wednesday. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

North Kitsap doubles up Washington, 54-27, in first round district game

TACOMA — The Vikings cruised right past their West Central District III first round opponent on Wednesday, setting up a big Friday night matchup with… Continue reading

Sophia Baugh led North Kitsap with 12 points in her team’s 54-27 win over Washington on Wednesday. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)