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Emily Riehl

Athlete of the Week: Emily Riehl, South Kitsap track and field

For the third consecutive year, Emily Riehl was one of the best high-jumpers in the state. The South Kitsap senior finished sixth in the pouring… Continue reading

Emily Riehl
Central Kitsap’s Carson Wiler slides into home plate to score one of the 30 runs tallied in the Senior All-Star game.

Kitsap’s best run up the score at annual All-Star Senior Game

EAST BREMERTON — Kitsap eldest high school baseball players went out with a bang on Wednesday as the American All-Stars and the National All-Stars finished… Continue reading

Central Kitsap’s Carson Wiler slides into home plate to score one of the 30 runs tallied in the Senior All-Star game.

State Tennis Roundup: Olympic’s Marissa Nemeth takes fourth, North Kitsap’s Karly Rojas finishes sixth

SEATTLE — Olympic’s Marissa Nemeth and North Kitsap’s Karly Rojas represented Kitsap as its only two state placers at the 2A girls state singles tennis… Continue reading

Tyishea McWhorter crosses the finish line in first place after running anchor on Bremerton’s state championship 4x100 relay team. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Day 3 roundup: Kitsap relay teams shine at state track meet

Bremerton’s 4x100 relay team successfully defended its state crown and the North Kitsap 4x200 team claimed a title on Saturday

Tyishea McWhorter crosses the finish line in first place after running anchor on Bremerton’s state championship 4x100 relay team. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Olympic sophomore Riley Burdyshaw pitched well in an elimination game against Eatonville, holding her opponent to just three runs. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Olympic, North Kitsap see their seasons end at the 2A state tournament

SELAH — North Kitsap’s Olympic League nemesis did them in one final time in 2019. After losing to East Valley (Yakima) 5-3 in the first… Continue reading

Olympic sophomore Riley Burdyshaw pitched well in an elimination game against Eatonville, holding her opponent to just three runs. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Pono Fuiava won the 3A state discus competition with a throw of 146 feet, one inch. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Day One roundup: Central Kitsap’s Pono Fuiava crowned state discus champion; North Kitsap 4×200 relay sets West Sound record

TACOMA — Pono Fuiava made her last chance count. Central Kitsap’s sophomore discus thrower was down to her last opportunity and sitting in sixth place.… Continue reading

Pono Fuiava won the 3A state discus competition with a throw of 146 feet, one inch. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Sadie Chipley

Athlete of the Week: Sadie Chipley, Olympic fastpitch

Sadie Chipley was instrumental in helping the Olympic softball team reach the 2A state tournament. The senior first baseman went 1 for 3 with a… Continue reading

Sadie Chipley
Kymeal Gaulden won two individual events and was part of a winning relay team in helping the Central Kitsap girls win the district title. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Central Kitsap girls, Klahowya boys grab district track titles

SUMNER — The Central Kitsap girls made it two-for-two in postseason meets in 2019, winning a 3A West Central/Southwest bi-district championship at Sunset Chevy Stadium… Continue reading

Kymeal Gaulden won two individual events and was part of a winning relay team in helping the Central Kitsap girls win the district title. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Olympic’s Marissa Nemeth reached the district finals and finished second in the West Central District III tournament. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Olympic, North Kitsap district qualifiers all move on to state

Two singles players and three doubles pairs will represent the league at the state tournament

Olympic’s Marissa Nemeth reached the district finals and finished second in the West Central District III tournament. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Max Larsen (7) and the rest of the Vikings congratulate Colton Bower on his home run against Sequim in the district playoffs. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Another successful Vikings season comes to an end in the state tournament

EPHRATA — The Vikings season came to an end last week in the first round of the state tournament, falling to Selah 4-1 at Johnson… Continue reading

Max Larsen (7) and the rest of the Vikings congratulate Colton Bower on his home run against Sequim in the district playoffs. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Olympic’s Sadie Chipley circles the bases after hitting one of her two home runs against North Kitsap in the district tournament third place game. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

District softball roundup: Olympic takes third place, North Kitsap gets fourth at 2A district tournament; South Kitsap’s season comes to an end

LACEY — Two familiar foes matched up in the 2A West Central District III third place game after suffering disappointing losses in the semifinals. Olympic… Continue reading

Olympic’s Sadie Chipley circles the bases after hitting one of her two home runs against North Kitsap in the district tournament third place game. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Mackenzie Wagner went 4 for 4 with a double, a home run and five RBI in North Kitsap’s 17-2 win over Orting in the district tournament. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

North Kitsap, Olympic advance to district semifinals and clinch a spot in the 2A state tournament; 4A district tournament postponed to Saturday and Sunday

LACEY — The Olympic League dominated the first day of the 2A West Central District III tournament. North Kitsap and Olympic, along with rivals Port… Continue reading

Mackenzie Wagner went 4 for 4 with a double, a home run and five RBI in North Kitsap’s 17-2 win over Orting in the district tournament. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
William Stewart

Athlete of the Week: William Stewart, Klahowya boys soccer

William Stewart was one of the heroes for the Klahowya boys soccer team in its 1A state tournament first round match. Stewart scored a hat… Continue reading

William Stewart
Jordynn Lawrence leads South Kitsap with a .569 batting average. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

District softball begins Friday for South Kitsap, North Kitsap, Olympic

Kitsap is sending three fastpitch teams to district tournaments this year and they all have one thing in common — plenty of thump in the… Continue reading

Jordynn Lawrence leads South Kitsap with a .569 batting average. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Klahowya’s Aaron Becker flips the ball ahead of a Forks player in his team’s 1A state tournament game. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Eagles soar in Twilight country, defeat Forks 5-1

Klahowya will play Overlake this weekend in the 1A state quarterfinals

Klahowya’s Aaron Becker flips the ball ahead of a Forks player in his team’s 1A state tournament game. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Marissa Nemeth went a perfect 4-0 in the Olympic League tournament. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Olympic’s Marissa Nemeth captures Olympic League singles title

POULSBO — After four years, the Olympic League finally has a new singles champion, and the trophy remains in Kitsap County. Olympic senior Marissa Nemeth… Continue reading

Marissa Nemeth went a perfect 4-0 in the Olympic League tournament. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Isaac Richardson puts a ball in play against Sequim. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Isaac Richardson puts a ball in play against Sequim. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
<em>Former Central Kitsap wrestler Dominick Johnson won a national wrestling championship for Liberty University this spring.</em>
                                Sam Janicki/contributed

Former Central Kitsap heavyweight Dominick Johnson wins NCWA national championship

Johnson defeated Jesse Gaudin of Central Florida in the finals of the 285-pound weight class

<em>Former Central Kitsap wrestler Dominick Johnson won a national wrestling championship for Liberty University this spring.</em>
                                Sam Janicki/contributed