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Bob Averill considers his path to Mariners security a ‘happy accident’ after battling kidney disease.

Averill’s unexpected path leads to a happy accident

Third in a series of local people who have worked in professional sports. Bob Averill has worked in security for 13 years, and recently reached… Continue reading

  • Jul 5, 2022
  • By Nicholas Zeller-Singh North Kitsap Herald

 

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Why Seattle is a perfect spot for 2026 World Cup

Seattle is one of 16 locations in North America to host the 2026 World Cup. It is one of five cities on the West Coast,… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2022
  • By Nicholas Zeller-Singh Kitsap News Group

 

David Musselman worked as a security guard and in customer service for the Seattle Seahawks for nearly seven seasons. Courtesy Photos

Poulsbo firefighter’s path to Seahawks security

First in a series on locals involved with professional sports Dave Musselman has been a firefighter in Kitsap County for 33 years, but for seven… Continue reading

  • Jun 23, 2022
  • By Nicholas Zeller-Singh North Kitsap Herald

 

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Kitsap County residents have seen a spike in participation numbers of all ages since the Seattle Kraken started.

Kraken spark more interest in hockey in Kitsap County

The Seattle Kraken pro team has been a hit in Kitsap County, not only due to its fan base, but also the interest in playing… Continue reading

  • Jun 22, 2022
  • By Nicholas Zeller-Singh Kitsap News Group
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Kitsap County residents have seen a spike in participation numbers of all ages since the Seattle Kraken started.
Drake Jones looks to find the weakness of his opponent when he returns the serve. Nicholas Zeller-Singh/North Kitsap Herald Photos

Smith and Jones win state title for NK

At the end of their freshman season, Drake Jones and Josh Smith paired up as a doubles team for North Kitsap’s boys tennis team. Since… Continue reading

  • Jun 7, 2022
  • By Nicholas Zeller-Singh North Kitsap Herald
Drake Jones looks to find the weakness of his opponent when he returns the serve. Nicholas Zeller-Singh/North Kitsap Herald Photos
State champs Josh Smith and Drake Jones with coach Jay DeVries in the middle. Courtesy Photo

NK wins state 2A boys title in doubles

Viking places 7th in singles for girls

State champs Josh Smith and Drake Jones with coach Jay DeVries in the middle. Courtesy Photo
Salix Wartes-Kahl of NK placed second to lead the Vikings at state. Steve Powell/North Kitsap Herald photos

NK gets 6 Top 5 finishes at 2A state

Salix Wartes-Kahl had the best finish for North Kitsap at the state 2A track meet at Mount Tahoma High School over the weekend, placing second… Continue reading

Salix Wartes-Kahl of NK placed second to lead the Vikings at state. Steve Powell/North Kitsap Herald photos
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South Kitsap wins in 4×200 relay at West Sound meet

Elise and Ella Hopper are twin threats for the Wolves

  • May 29, 2022
  • By Bob Smith Kitsap News Group
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Senior catcher Colton Bower was a big reason for NK’s success this season. He will be on scholarship to play for Washington State University next year.

NK baseball stunned in 1st round at state

North Kitsap’s baseball team won over 20 games and only lost a few. So its season-ending loss last week in Tacoma knocking them out of… Continue reading

  • May 24, 2022
  • Staff report
Senior catcher Colton Bower was a big reason for NK’s success this season. He will be on scholarship to play for Washington State University next year.
Makayla Stockman winds up to pitch for the Vikings. Steve Powell/File Photos

NK girls make it to state the hard way

Competitions took place last weekend to see who would advance to the state finals this weekend. Softball North Kitsap’s girls softball team advanced to the… Continue reading

  • May 24, 2022
  • Staff report
Makayla Stockman winds up to pitch for the Vikings. Steve Powell/File Photos
Pitcher Noah Sorensen moved the ball around and struck out a number of Pirates.

NK wins district title, on to state

Kingston wins 1 before being eliminated

Pitcher Noah Sorensen moved the ball around and struck out a number of Pirates.
NK's Angel Chavez (8), a junior forward, and Jackson Reeves (12) rush back to defend to keep Clover Park from scoring a breakaway goal. Steve Powell/North Kitsap Herald photos

NK wins in soccer, softball

North Kitsap is still alive in the District 2/3 2A boys soccer tournament. The Vikings, seeded third, pulled out a 5-4 win over 11th seeded… Continue reading

  • May 13, 2022
  • Staff report
NK's Angel Chavez (8), a junior forward, and Jackson Reeves (12) rush back to defend to keep Clover Park from scoring a breakaway goal. Steve Powell/North Kitsap Herald photos
Laine Miller of NK tossed the discus over 142 feet to win the discus. Steve Powell/North Kitsap Herald photos

NK boys, girls win home track meet

Whether it’s for first place, or last, or somewhere in between, high school track is all about personal records - getting better every meet. North… Continue reading

Laine Miller of NK tossed the discus over 142 feet to win the discus. Steve Powell/North Kitsap Herald photos
Kingston sophomore Peau Tameilau (33) slides safety into home plate as catcher Colton Bower of North Kitsap awaits the throw. Steve Powell/North Kitsap Herald photos

NK comes back to beat Kingston

For a little while, it looked like Kingston might upset rival North Kitsap in an Olympic League game Monday. But the Vikings were able to… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2022
  • By Steve Powell North Kitsap Herald
Kingston sophomore Peau Tameilau (33) slides safety into home plate as catcher Colton Bower of North Kitsap awaits the throw. Steve Powell/North Kitsap Herald photos
The free fishing derby put on by the Lions Club is Saturday in Poulsbo. Courtesy Photo

Free fishing derby Saturday in Poulsbo

The Poulsbo Noon Lions Club is hosting a “Hooked on Fish Derby” for children ages 11 and younger from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2022
  • Staff report
The free fishing derby put on by the Lions Club is Saturday in Poulsbo. Courtesy Photo
Colton Bower of NK dives safely back to first base after hitting a single in the first inning. Zach Duffy of BHS applies the tag. Steve Powell/North Kitsap Herald

NK falls to league-leading Bainbridge

You can bet the North Kitsap Viking outfielders are going to be getting some fly-ball practice this week. An error by each led to five… Continue reading

Colton Bower of NK dives safely back to first base after hitting a single in the first inning. Zach Duffy of BHS applies the tag. Steve Powell/North Kitsap Herald
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NK baseball team keeps winning

North Kitsap The Vikings beat Columbia River in baseball 10-7 and Ridegefield 8-6. The Vikings then beat Sequim 15-2. They also beat Kingston 13-4. In… Continue reading

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Viet Tran of Kingston follows through on his second shot after missing the numerous sand trips off the tee on Hole 1 at White Horse Golf Club. Steve Powell/North Kitsap Herald photos

Kingston splits golf matches against Bainbridge

Kingston In girls golf last week, Bainbridge beat Kingston 230 to 264. In boys golf, Bainbridge fell to Kingston 164 to 184. Both matches were… Continue reading

  • Mar 22, 2022
  • Staff report
Viet Tran of Kingston follows through on his second shot after missing the numerous sand trips off the tee on Hole 1 at White Horse Golf Club. Steve Powell/North Kitsap Herald photos
Owen Scheer tees off for Bainbridge in a match at Kingston. Steve Powell/Bainbridge Island Review Photos

BI, Kingston split golf matches

Bainbridge In girls golf last week, Bainbridge beat Kingston 230 to 264. In boys golf, Bainbridge fell to Kingston 164 to 184. Both matches were… Continue reading

Owen Scheer tees off for Bainbridge in a match at Kingston. Steve Powell/Bainbridge Island Review Photos
Kingston goalie Carter Krantz jumps up to make a save under crowded conditions against Olympic. Krantz and the Bucs shut out the visitors 1-0. Krantz’s booming kicks also were a powerful offensive weapon for the Bucs, keeping Olympic on the defensive side of the field. Steve Powell/North Kitsap Herald photos

Kingston’s defense blanks Olympic in soccer

Kingston has a strong defense, and it needed every bit of it in blanking Olympic 1-0 in soccer Thursday. Even the defense scored the only… Continue reading

Kingston goalie Carter Krantz jumps up to make a save under crowded conditions against Olympic. Krantz and the Bucs shut out the visitors 1-0. Krantz’s booming kicks also were a powerful offensive weapon for the Bucs, keeping Olympic on the defensive side of the field. Steve Powell/North Kitsap Herald photos