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WIAA sports: When does spring come before winter?

Winter and spring sports have swapped places in the latest iteration of the WIAA high school sports calendar. With the pathway to high-risk indoor sports… Continue reading

 

Bainbridge will participate in the Olympic League for the first time since 2001. (Review file photo)

Olympic League expands for rest of school year

South Kitsap, Bainbridge and Central Kitsap will be part of a 13-team Olympic League

 

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WIAA moves fall sports to Feb. 1

Kitsap’s region can start Season 1 if it can move to Phase 2 of Insee’s reopening plan

 

Sam Clarke, Ray Lowrie and Jim Nadeau hold up the 1948 state championship team’s commemorative plaque.

Only BHS state roundball title 72 years ago

In the high school sports world, December means the beginning of the hoops season. But in 2020, the familiar sights and sounds — a roaring… Continue reading

Sam Clarke, Ray Lowrie and Jim Nadeau hold up the 1948 state championship team’s commemorative plaque.
The Spartan state championship 200-yard freestyle relay team waves to the crowd from the winners platform. From left, Jude Wenker, Andrew Witty, Harrison Villella, and Tyler Stewart. (Review file photo)

Shortened 2020 prep season still gave us memorable moments

The end of December is typically a quiet time in the world of high school sports. Most teams are either out of town for a… Continue reading

The Spartan state championship 200-yard freestyle relay team waves to the crowd from the winners platform. From left, Jude Wenker, Andrew Witty, Harrison Villella, and Tyler Stewart. (Review file photo)
Charlotte Bourgeois gets set to throw the shot put. Courtesy photo

BHS athletes happier being able to workout

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, prep athletes have not been able to compete so far this school year. There was no Metro League season, no district… Continue reading

Charlotte Bourgeois gets set to throw the shot put. Courtesy photo
Sounders midfielder João Paulo tries to out-leap a Columbus player for the ball in the MLS Cup. (Mike Fiechtner/Sounders FC Communications)

Sounders magic runs out in 3-0 MLS Cup loss to Columbus

The Sounders’ playoff magic ran out in Columbus, Ohio, as a flat performance put them on the wrong end of a 3-0 loss to Columbus… Continue reading

Sounders midfielder João Paulo tries to out-leap a Columbus player for the ball in the MLS Cup. (Mike Fiechtner/Sounders FC Communications)
Sounders captain Nicolas Lodeiro celebrates as his team advanced to the MLS Cup for the fourth time in franchise history. (Mike Fiechtner/Sounders FC Communications)

Sounders win thriller to advance to MLS Cup

It was all aboard the train to the MLS Cup for the fourth time in five seasons as Seattle Sounders FC completed an improbable comeback… Continue reading

Sounders captain Nicolas Lodeiro celebrates as his team advanced to the MLS Cup for the fourth time in franchise history. (Mike Fiechtner/Sounders FC Communications)
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WIAA moves winter season to Feb. 1

Virus activities continue to trend upward all across Washington state and COVID-19 restrictions are in place until at least Dec. 14, putting in doubt the… Continue reading

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Bainbridge High School athletes have been working out on campus since late September, but a sharp rise in positive cases led the district to cancel them for at least two weeks. (Review file photo)

Conditioning sessions end as COVID-19 cases rise

Most Kitsap School Districts have called off student-athlete workouts

Bainbridge High School athletes have been working out on campus since late September, but a sharp rise in positive cases led the district to cancel them for at least two weeks. (Review file photo)
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WIAA lays out process for commencing a sports season

The ever-evolving world of high school sports in Washington sprouted a new limb last week, as the WIAA once again provided additional guidance to the… Continue reading

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Courtesy photoMegan Hyte, a former Poulsbo resident and North Kitsap soccer star, is giving back to her old club, Kitsap Alliance, through her 110 brand and fundraising platform.

Former NK soccer star gives back to her old club team

In order to find the right path in life, Megan Hyte first had to remember what she loved as a child. Hyte, 33, spent years… Continue reading

Courtesy photoMegan Hyte, a former Poulsbo resident and North Kitsap soccer star, is giving back to her old club, Kitsap Alliance, through her 110 brand and fundraising platform.
Mark Krulish | Bainbridge Island ReviewKingston resident Jon Claymore is hoping to win the World Masters Virtual Challenge javelin competition in his age group.

Kingston’s Claymore has top World Masters Virtual Challenge javelin mark so far

At 55 years old, after millions of throws and thousands of competitions, Jon Claymore’s passion for the javelin burns as bright as ever — and… Continue reading

Mark Krulish | Bainbridge Island ReviewKingston resident Jon Claymore is hoping to win the World Masters Virtual Challenge javelin competition in his age group.
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WIAA has new return-to-play guidelines based on county benchmarks

New return-to-play guidelines tied to Kitsap County benchmarks rather than the governor’s “Safe Start” plan were released by the WIAA Tuesday, with the intent of… Continue reading

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No asterisks needed as championships still deserved

COVID-19 has changed many things in the sports world. Major League Baseball didn’t get off the ground until late July, the NHL, NBA and WNBA… Continue reading

Extracurricular activities will likely be on hold as long as most school districts remain in remote learning. Review file photo

WIAA releases next steps for return to play

There has been a groundswell of support for fall athletes returning to play at both the high school and college levels in recent weeks. In… Continue reading

Extracurricular activities will likely be on hold as long as most school districts remain in remote learning. Review file photo
Virgil Taylor celebrates with his son, David, who served as the bat boy for North Kitsap’s 1988 state championship team. (Contributed photo by the Taylor Family)

N. Kitsap coaching legend dies at age 80

He’s been a fixture at prep baseball, football games

Virgil Taylor celebrates with his son, David, who served as the bat boy for North Kitsap’s 1988 state championship team. (Contributed photo by the Taylor Family)
Contributed photo                                Virgil and his wife, DiAnn, who were together for 63 years and married for nearly 58.

N. Kitsap coaching legend dies at age 80

He was a longtime fixture at high school baseball, football games

Contributed photo                                Virgil and his wife, DiAnn, who were together for 63 years and married for nearly 58.
Bainbridge running back Alex Ledbetter tries to break away from the pile during the Spartans’ 2018 opener against North Kitsap. (File photo)

A look back at some great Week 1 local prep gridiron games

Under normal circumstances, tonight fans would have gathered at high school stadiums all over Kitsap County to celebrate the beginning of the 2020 fall season… Continue reading

Bainbridge running back Alex Ledbetter tries to break away from the pile during the Spartans’ 2018 opener against North Kitsap. (File photo)