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Outdoor prep sports spring into action

The Bainbridge Spartan baseball team returns one of the top pitchers in the state as it tries to retain the Olympic League crown this spring.… Continue reading

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Junior captain Elise Walters was the medalist for Bainbridge in the match against Sequim. Lucy Rector/Courtesy Photos

Defending champs start year with win over Sequim

The Olympic League defending champion Spartans started off the season last week with a win over Sequim. Bainbridge captain Elise Walters led the girls golf… Continue reading

Junior captain Elise Walters was the medalist for Bainbridge in the match against Sequim. Lucy Rector/Courtesy Photos
Cade Orness had 7 assists in the game for third place.

NK boys place 3rd at state

Now that’s more like the Vikings North Kitsap fans know and love. The boys basketball team took third place in 2A at state in Yakima… Continue reading

Cade Orness had 7 assists in the game for third place.
Jonas La Tour led the Vikings to their win over Sehome. File Photo

Basic math leads NK to win over Sehome

It’s simple math - 3 is more than 2. So with top-seed North Kitsap standout Jonas La Tour knocking down 3’s like they were layups… Continue reading

Jonas La Tour led the Vikings to their win over Sehome. File Photo
Sophomore standout Evelyn Beers was held to six points. Steve Powell/File Photos

NK girls sunk by Eagles

North Kitsap’s girls basketball team ran into an offensive and defensive juggernaut Saturday night at Central Valley in Spokane. The Vikings, seeded 16th, fell to… Continue reading

Sophomore standout Evelyn Beers was held to six points. Steve Powell/File Photos
Viking Maliyah Reed (32) looks for someone to pass to against Renton. Steve Powell/North Kitsap Herald photographs

NK girls beat Renton in overtime

NK plays W. Valley for a spot at state

Viking Maliyah Reed (32) looks for someone to pass to against Renton. Steve Powell/North Kitsap Herald photographs
Aiden Olmstead goes baseline against White River in the title game. Steve Powell/North Kitsap Herald photos

NK boys beat White River for district title without La Tour

Now seeded 1, Vikings play 8th seed Sehome next

Aiden Olmstead goes baseline against White River in the title game. Steve Powell/North Kitsap Herald photos
Isaac Beers of North Kitsap gets off to a fast start on his state record-breaking race. Steve Powell/North Kitsap Herald photographs

NK’s Beers fastest in state going forwards and backwards

Isaac Beers of North Kitsap is the fastest 2A swimmer going both forwards and backwards. He won two state titles on his own and one… Continue reading

Isaac Beers of North Kitsap gets off to a fast start on his state record-breaking race. Steve Powell/North Kitsap Herald photographs
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Mitchell Neiner, right, of South Kitsap was the state champion at 126 pounds, shown here wresting Miguel Valdez of Sunnyside.

SK’s Hartford, Neiner crowned champions at state wrestling tournament

Eight Wolves compete at the 3A state tourney in Tacoma

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Mitchell Neiner, right, of South Kitsap was the state champion at 126 pounds, shown here wresting Miguel Valdez of Sunnyside.
Eilee Brockman of Kingston is surrounded by Enumclaw Hornets after making a move inside. Steve Powell/North Kitsap Herald photographs

Kingston girls lose to Enumclaw

Kingston’s dynamic duo of seniors Eilee Brockman and Brianna Jorgensen helped the Bucs overcome a 13-3 deficit at the start of the game to take… Continue reading

Eilee Brockman of Kingston is surrounded by Enumclaw Hornets after making a move inside. Steve Powell/North Kitsap Herald photographs
Sofian Hammou won a state title at 220 pounds for the Vikings. File Photo

Hammou wins state wrestling title for NK

North Kitsap junior Sofian Hammou won the state 2A wrestling title at 220 pounds at the Tacoma Dome Saturday, while freshman Zakaria Hammou placed second.… Continue reading

Sofian Hammou won a state title at 220 pounds for the Vikings. File Photo
Aubrie Aukland of Bainbridge dominated her match at first. Steve Powell/Bainbridge Island Review photos

2 Spartan wrestlers show well at state

Bainbridge Junior Wyatt Goade of Bainbridge won his first match at state, pinning Collin Vanwyk in 1 minute, 26 seconds at 220 pounds. Goade improved… Continue reading

Aubrie Aukland of Bainbridge dominated her match at first. Steve Powell/Bainbridge Island Review photos

NK boys play top seed in title game at Highline tonight

No. 2 seed North Kitsap beat No. 6 seed Enumclaw 78-68 Friday night to advance to the championship game of the 2A District 2/3 boys… Continue reading

  • Feb 19, 2022
  • By Steven Powell North Kitsap Herald
Evelyn Beers makes a move to the bucket. North Kitsap’s girls started district play this week.

Kingston, NK girls win in playoffs

The girls basketball teams at North Kitsap and Kingston are peaking just at the right time. No. 6 seed NK beat No. 15 seed Bremerton,… Continue reading

Evelyn Beers makes a move to the bucket. North Kitsap’s girls started district play this week.
North Kitsap’s Johny Olmsted (0) gets the Viking fastbreak started against Port Angeles Thursday night. PA, however, was able to slow down NK to get the win. Keith Thorpe/For the Herald

NK, Kingston boys, girls get home playoff games

North Kitsap is the No. 2 seed and Kingston No. 12 and both will host boys basketball games Feb. 16 as the 2A District 2/3… Continue reading

North Kitsap’s Johny Olmsted (0) gets the Viking fastbreak started against Port Angeles Thursday night. PA, however, was able to slow down NK to get the win. Keith Thorpe/For the Herald
Jade Bereman of Bainbridge was second in the all-around. Steve Powell/File Photo

Bainbridge, NK gymnastics teams advance to districts

With no seniors and two juniors, Bainbridge had to be one of the youngest and least-experience teams at the 2A/3A district qualifying meet Thursday in… Continue reading

Jade Bereman of Bainbridge was second in the all-around. Steve Powell/File Photo

Postseason for locals coming into focus

6 BHS wrestlers advance to regionals

NK’s defense sets the stage for its high-scoring offense. Here, Aiden Olmstead (3), Harry Davies (12) and Colton Brewer put pressure on Kingston’s standout guard Zach Mead (10). Steve Powell/North Kitsap Herald photos

NK clinches a top spot with win over Kingston

North Kitsap clinched at least a tie for the Olympic League title and sophomore guard Cade Orness broke the high school’s single-season assists record as… Continue reading

NK’s defense sets the stage for its high-scoring offense. Here, Aiden Olmstead (3), Harry Davies (12) and Colton Brewer put pressure on Kingston’s standout guard Zach Mead (10). Steve Powell/North Kitsap Herald photos
La Tour shoots a runner inside against tight defense.

NK’s La Tour sets sight on 2nd state title

Standout guard will be playing for Seattle-Pacific University next year

La Tour shoots a runner inside against tight defense.
Hank Aaron, photo courtesy of Flickr

Remembering the Sports Icons who passed away in 2021

Hank Aaron, John Madden among those who died

Hank Aaron, photo courtesy of Flickr