Sports

All 3 local schools win boys, girls games

Bainbridge, North Kitsap and Kingston all won their opening games this week. The Spartans, Vikings and Buccaneers each won their games in boys and girls… Continue reading

  • Dec 2, 2021

 

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Vikings makeVB all league

Bainbridge High School volleyball player Allie Wildsmith has been named the Most Valuable Player of the Olympic League. Teammate Florencia Olivera was named the Defensive… Continue reading

  • Dec 1, 2021

 

Jonas La Tour of North Kitsap was the league MVP last spring. File Photo

Winter prep sports previews

North Kitsap boys basketball; Kingston wrestling

 

With the strong winds, Viking quarterback Colton Bower (2) was more effective running the ball in the first half. Here Quinn Knivila- Ruchie (52) and Jesus Mares (53) block for him. Steve Powell/North Kitsap Herald photographs

Wind, rain, Lions knock NK out of playoffs

It’s hard enough to beat the second-ranked team in the state playoffs in basically a home game for them. Add to that you have one… Continue reading

With the strong winds, Viking quarterback Colton Bower (2) was more effective running the ball in the first half. Here Quinn Knivila- Ruchie (52) and Jesus Mares (53) block for him. Steve Powell/North Kitsap Herald photographs
Viking quarterback Colton Bower was named MVP, again, of the Olympic League. File Photo

Bower MVP, again; 11 others also honored

Gee, wonder who the Most Valuable Player is in the Olympic League this year? If you are really wondering you haven’t been paying attention -… Continue reading

  • Nov 25, 2021
Viking quarterback Colton Bower was named MVP, again, of the Olympic League. File Photo
Logan Sloman catches a touchdown pass. Nancy Treder/File Photos

NK gridders advance to 2A state semifinals

North Kitsap High School is on its way to the state Class 2A Championship semifinals for the first time in its program’s history. The third-seeded… Continue reading

Logan Sloman catches a touchdown pass. Nancy Treder/File Photos
Maddie Pryde is one of the standouts on the Viking team. File Photo

Anacortes knocks N. Kitsap girls out at state

North Kitsap’s girls volleyball team stunned Washington in three sets Friday in a state tournament match starting at 7 a.m. It was the biggest upset… Continue reading

  • Nov 20, 2021
Maddie Pryde is one of the standouts on the Viking team. File Photo
The Spartan volleyball team finished 1-2 at state. File Photo

BHS girls volleyball team knocked out at state

They took the long way to get to Yakima

  • Nov 18, 2021
The Spartan volleyball team finished 1-2 at state. File Photo

NK defense shuts out 6th opponent

Vikings blank Shadle Park, host Steilacoom

  • Nov 15, 2021
The moment North Kitsap realized it had won and would advance to state. Steve Powell/North Kitsap Herald photos

NK advances to state in girls volleyball

After qualifying for state last week, North Kitsap’s girls volleyball team went up against a red-hot Enumclaw squad in the semifinals of the 2A Bi-District… Continue reading

The moment North Kitsap realized it had won and would advance to state. Steve Powell/North Kitsap Herald photos
Marion Stejer, a Kingston senior, dinks the ball for a point against Lindbergh. Steve Powell/Kingston Community News photos

Kingston goes 1-1 at district tourney

The Kingston girls volleyball team easily won its first contest at the 2A Bi-District tournament at Franklin Pierce High School. But they lost their second… Continue reading

  • Nov 11, 2021
Marion Stejer, a Kingston senior, dinks the ball for a point against Lindbergh. Steve Powell/Kingston Community News photos
Colton Bower. File Photo

N. Kitsap hosts state playoff game Saturday

14th seeded Shadle Park will face No. 3 seed Vikings

  • Nov 8, 2021
Colton Bower. File Photo
The North Kitsap boys basketball team celebrates after pulling off an improbable comeback in the semifinals in the 2A state tournament against Lynden. (File photo)

Krulish: A look back at my 4 years in Kitsap

After a little over four years covering high school sports, and occasionally other subjects, here in Kitsap County, I’ve reached my last week here at… Continue reading

The North Kitsap boys basketball team celebrates after pulling off an improbable comeback in the semifinals in the 2A state tournament against Lynden. (File photo)
Colton Bower’s 299-yard, six touchdown performance on Friday night helped him break the North Kitsap record for passing yards in a season. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bower sets NK passing record in win over Kingston

Colton Bower is one of the last players you’ll ever hear talking about individual records, but even North Kitsap’s intensely team-focused senior quarterback allowed himself… Continue reading

Colton Bower’s 299-yard, six touchdown performance on Friday night helped him break the North Kitsap record for passing yards in a season. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
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The Bainbridge HS girls cross country team, shown here taking off during a league meet at Battle Point Park, took home the Olympic League championship last week.

Spartan girls XC win Olympic League title

The Spartans girls cross country team cooked up the same recipe for success at the Olympic League championships as they did last week in their… Continue reading

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The Bainbridge HS girls cross country team, shown here taking off during a league meet at Battle Point Park, took home the Olympic League championship last week.
North Kitsap’s Maddie Pryde tips a shot past two Bainbridge defenders. The Vikings defeated the Spartans on Tuesday night to split their season series and share the top spot in the Olympic League. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

NK beats BHS to share top spot in Olympic League

The North Kitsap volleyball team never forgot about its first loss of the season. It came on Senior Night against Bainbridge as the Spartans outlasted… Continue reading

North Kitsap’s Maddie Pryde tips a shot past two Bainbridge defenders. The Vikings defeated the Spartans on Tuesday night to split their season series and share the top spot in the Olympic League. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Central Kitsap running back Kouper Hall went over 1,000 rushing yards for the season against North Thurston on Friday night. He had 304 yards and four touchdowns in the 61-7 win. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Central Kitsap’s big win over North Thurston helps push for playoffs

The Central Kitsap High football team had a whole lot of time to ponder its final two games of the season as COVID-19 protocols knocked… Continue reading

Central Kitsap running back Kouper Hall went over 1,000 rushing yards for the season against North Thurston on Friday night. He had 304 yards and four touchdowns in the 61-7 win. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Olympic’s Joshua Gauyan evades the defense of Port Angeles’ Jeremiah Hall on Friday night in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Prep Football: Week 8 roundup

Sequim 33, Kingston 20 The Bucs opened the game with a successful onside kick and scored on their first possession, but Sequim eventually got hot… Continue reading

Olympic’s Joshua Gauyan evades the defense of Port Angeles’ Jeremiah Hall on Friday night in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
The North Kitsap passing game struggled Thursday, but quarterback Colton Bower rushed for 133 yards and two touchdowns in his team’s 32-0 win over Bainbridge. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Weather forces NK to use ground game in 32-0 win over BI

If North Kitsap hopes to go far in the state high school football playoffs next month the team will have to get ready for bad… Continue reading

The North Kitsap passing game struggled Thursday, but quarterback Colton Bower rushed for 133 yards and two touchdowns in his team’s 32-0 win over Bainbridge. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Bainbridge quarterback Jack Grant, left, hands off to Garrett Goade as Port Angeles defender Jeremiah Hall closes in on Friday night in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Football Roundup: Week 7

Port Angeles 27, Bainbridge 7 The Spartans had their opportunities, but the Port Angeles defense came up big when needed, and Bainbridge was turned away… Continue reading

Bainbridge quarterback Jack Grant, left, hands off to Garrett Goade as Port Angeles defender Jeremiah Hall closes in on Friday night in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group)