Sports

Brian Cox, a former South Kitsap basketball and baseball player, takes over the boys basketball program from his former coach John Callaghan.

Brian Cox, CJ Scott set to guide South Kitsap’s basketball programs

PORT ORCHARD — When the South Kitsap boys and girls basketball teams hit the hardwood this week, both will have new, yet familiar faces directing… Continue reading

 

Brianna Hoffman

Athlete of the Week: Brianna Hoffman, North Kitsap girls swimming

Brianna Hoffman had a difficult 2019, but things were looking up as the year came to a close. In January, Hoffman found she had a… Continue reading

 

Poulsbo swim team expands to Olympic Aquatic Center

The Poulsbo Piranhas swim team has expanded its competitive swim program to the Olympic Aquatic Center in Bremerton. The Piranhas is a USA Swimming year-round… Continue reading

 

South Kitsap girls, North Kitsap boys victorious in season openers

LACEY — The Wolves trailed by 13 at halftime in their season opening game against North Thurston, but shutdown the Rams thereafter and came back… Continue reading

Athlete of the Week: Celina Madrid, South Kitsap girls soccer

No matter the opponent, no matter how big the moment was, Celina Madrid always found a way to come through for her team. The highlights… Continue reading

Klahowya’s Rachel Bailey is the Olympic League 1A MVP for the second year in a row. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Olympic All-League volleyball: Klahowya’s Rachel Bailey nabs another MVP

Klahowya’s Rachel Bailey has been named the Olympic League 1A’s Most Valuable Player for the second year in a row. The Eagles senior captain has… Continue reading

Klahowya’s Rachel Bailey is the Olympic League 1A MVP for the second year in a row. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
The Central Kitsap Cougars with their third place trophy — their first in program history. They beat Lakeside 1-0 in the third place match. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Central Kitsap beats Lakeside to finish third at the 3A state tournament

PUYALLUP — Senior captain Marielle Arnold predicted her team would be ready to play Saturday morning as they took on Lakeside of Seattle in the… Continue reading

The Central Kitsap Cougars with their third place trophy — their first in program history. They beat Lakeside 1-0 in the third place match. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Paris Agana scored her fourth goal of the postseason in the semifinal match against Lake Washington. The Cougars lost 5-2. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Paris Agana scored her fourth goal of the postseason in the semifinal match against Lake Washington. The Cougars lost 5-2. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Tim French coached North Kitsap’s volleyball team for 16 seasons and had a record of 269-100. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

North Kitsap’s Tim French announces his retirement from coaching

POULSBO — Nearly every November for the past eight years, North Kitsap head coach Tim French’s grocery budget has ballooned. In 2011, after his first… Continue reading

Tim French coached North Kitsap’s volleyball team for 16 seasons and had a record of 269-100. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Colton Bower led North Kitsap with 1,345 passing yards, 1,094 rushing yards and 22 total touchdowns. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

2A, 3A, 4A all-league football teams: NK’s Colton Bower snags Olympic League MVP

North Kitsap quarterback Colton Bower can add another accolade to his growing resume. After being named as an all-state linebacker as a freshman, Bower added… Continue reading

Colton Bower led North Kitsap with 1,345 passing yards, 1,094 rushing yards and 22 total touchdowns. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Athlete of the Week: Dani Bodlorick, Bremerton girls swimming

Four years of hard work finally paid off for senior Dani Bodlorick at the last meet of her high school career. After qualifying for the… Continue reading

The Vikings finished 2019 as the Olympic League champions for a seventh-straight season and took fifth at the district tournament. At state, they fell one match short of placing in the top eight. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

North Kitsap goes 1-2 at state tournament, falls one match shy of placing

ELLENSBURG — North Kitsap had another solid run at the 2A state tournament this past weekend at Central Washington University, which left them one win… Continue reading

The Vikings finished 2019 as the Olympic League champions for a seventh-straight season and took fifth at the district tournament. At state, they fell one match short of placing in the top eight. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap junior Brianna Hoffman won her second consecutive state championship in the 200-yard freestyle at the 2A state meet this past weekend. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap junior Brianna Hoffman won her second consecutive state championship in the 200-yard freestyle at the 2A state meet this past weekend. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Central Kitsap junior Madisyn Diabo set up the match-tying goal in the 75th minute. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Central Kitsap advances to state semifinals for the first time in program history; North Kitsap falls to Selah in penalty kicks

VANCOUVER — For the first time in program history, the Central Kitsap girls soccer team is headed to the Class 3A state semifinals. Their magical… Continue reading

Central Kitsap junior Madisyn Diabo set up the match-tying goal in the 75th minute. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap running back Taylor Jackson tries to maneuver through the Archbishop Murphy defense. The Wildcats won 46-0. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Vikings can’t tame Wildcats in 46-0 state playoff loss

It was Archbishop Murphy’s fourth consecutive state playoff victory over North Kitsap

North Kitsap running back Taylor Jackson tries to maneuver through the Archbishop Murphy defense. The Wildcats won 46-0. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap faces Archbishop Murphy tonight at Everett Memorial Stadium. It is the fourth time in five years they have matched up in the 2A state playoffs. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

2A state playoffs preview: No. 9 North Kitsap at No. 8 Archbishop Murphy

The game is tonight at 7 p.m. at Everett Memorial Stadium

North Kitsap faces Archbishop Murphy tonight at Everett Memorial Stadium. It is the fourth time in five years they have matched up in the 2A state playoffs. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Bremerton’s Dani Bodlorick will participate in the 100-yard breaststroke and 200-yard IM at the 2A state meet this weekend. Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group

State meet preview: Swimmers to watch and schedule of events

FEDERAL WAY — This weekend is the culmination of the 2019 girls swimming season as the state’s best gather at the King County Aquatic Center… Continue reading

Bremerton’s Dani Bodlorick will participate in the 100-yard breaststroke and 200-yard IM at the 2A state meet this weekend. Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group
Central Kitsap junior Devon Graham looks upfield against Seattle Prep. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Central Kitsap defeats Seattle Prep in penalty kicks to advance to the 3A state quarterfinals; North Kitsap defeats Cheney in 2A state tournament

SEATTLE — Central Kitsap nearly had their first match of the 3A state tournament in the bag when disaster struck. Nearly four minutes into extra… Continue reading

Central Kitsap junior Devon Graham looks upfield against Seattle Prep. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Athlete of the Week: Garrett Lawson, Bremerton boys tennis

Garrett Lawson has only been at Bremerton for two years, but has made a big impact on the school’s tennis program. As the team’s No.… Continue reading

Klahowya’s Sarah Newhard battles with a Lynden Christian player for the ball during their state tournament game. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Klahowya falls to Lynden Christian in the first round of the 1A state tournament

SILVERDALE — The Eagles were hoping to make it back to the 1A state quarterfinals for the third consecutive year, but on their home field… Continue reading

Klahowya’s Sarah Newhard battles with a Lynden Christian player for the ball during their state tournament game. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)