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Logan Chmielewski, playing for Team Cascade, opened the 18th Annual West Sound All-Star game with a pair of 3-pointers, but Team Puget Sound prevailed 90-83. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Logan Chmielewski, playing for Team Cascade, opened the 18th Annual West Sound All-Star game with a pair of 3-pointers, but Team Puget Sound prevailed 90-83. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

KTAC President’s Day Racquetball tournament results

EAST BREMERTON — The Kitsap Tennis & Athletic Center recently had their President’s Day Racquetball doubles tournament. It was held on Feb. 17 and teams… Continue reading

Holly Beaudoin

Athlete of the Week: Holly Beaudoin, North Kitsap girls wrestling

Holly Beaudoin capped off an incredible four-year wrestling career at North Kitsap in the best way possible. After finishing as a runner-up three times at… Continue reading

Holly Beaudoin
The North Kitsap Vikings are the 2019-2020 2A boys basketball state champions. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Vikings reign! NK captures first-ever boys hoops title

North Kitsap defeated Clarkston 56-53 in the championship game

The North Kitsap Vikings are the 2019-2020 2A boys basketball state champions. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Johny Olmsted squares up to defend Lynden’s Jordan Medcalf in North Kitsap’s semifinal win over No. 1 Lynden. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

2A state finals: North Kitsap takes on No. 7 Clarkston with a championship on the line

WHO: No. 3 North Kitsap (22-4, 11-1 Olympic League) vs. No. 7 Clarkston (20-5, 11-1 Great Northern League). WHAT: 2A state championship game WHERE: Yakima… Continue reading

Johny Olmsted squares up to defend Lynden’s Jordan Medcalf in North Kitsap’s semifinal win over No. 1 Lynden. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap celebrates their stunning semifinal victory over Lynden moments after the buzzer sounds. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap celebrates their stunning semifinal victory over Lynden moments after the buzzer sounds. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Logan Chmielewski goes up for a basket in North Kitsap’s 64-43 win over White River on Thursday. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

North Kitsap takes on No. 1 Lynden tonight in Yakima

The Vikings have won two in a row at state and now take on the defending 2A champions in the semifinals

Logan Chmielewski goes up for a basket in North Kitsap’s 64-43 win over White River on Thursday. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap’s Shaa Humphrey and Logan Chmielewski, with Jonas La Tour and Aiden Olmstead in the background, run onto the court to celebrate their comeback victory in the 2A state quarterfinals over White River. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Second half explosion propels North Kitsap into the state semifinals

Their next game is Thursday at 7:15 p.m. against No. 1 Lynden

North Kitsap’s Shaa Humphrey and Logan Chmielewski, with Jonas La Tour and Aiden Olmstead in the background, run onto the court to celebrate their comeback victory in the 2A state quarterfinals over White River. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Central Kitsap senior Colby White finally got his chance to play at the Tacoma Dome and led his team with 17 points against Marysville-Pilchuck. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

No. 3 Marysville-Pilchuck ends Central Kitsap’s playoff run at state

TACOMA — Back in November, looking over the Central Kitsap roster and considering the high number of talented players that had graduated the previous spring,… Continue reading

Central Kitsap senior Colby White finally got his chance to play at the Tacoma Dome and led his team with 17 points against Marysville-Pilchuck. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Colby White had a career-high 35 points in Central Kitsap’s regional round win over Shorecrest. The Cougars take on Marysville-Pilchuk at 9 a.m. Wednesday. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

State hoops preview: And then there were two

The North Kitsap and Central Kitsap boys are the last local hoops teams standing

Colby White had a career-high 35 points in Central Kitsap’s regional round win over Shorecrest. The Cougars take on Marysville-Pilchuk at 9 a.m. Wednesday. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap seniors Noelani Barreith and Kobe McMillian were named the girls and boys 2A Olympic League Most Valuable Players. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

NK’s Barreith, McMillian, Klahowya’s Koebelin, Kraft nab league MVPs

A pair of North Kitsap basketball players have been named the Most Valuable Player of their respective leagues. Vikings seniors Noelani Barreith and Kobe McMillian… Continue reading

North Kitsap seniors Noelani Barreith and Kobe McMillian were named the girls and boys 2A Olympic League Most Valuable Players. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap’s Logan Chmielewski tries to get a shot up and over Tumwater’s big forward Damon Gaither at regionals. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Playoff roundup: NK bested by Tumwater; CK upsets Shorecrest; Chief Kitsap falls short at regionals

TACOMA — North Kitsap has been riding high all season long, but has gotten a wake-up call over the past few games. After falling to… Continue reading

North Kitsap’s Logan Chmielewski tries to get a shot up and over Tumwater’s big forward Damon Gaither at regionals. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap senior Georgia Tucker tries to break through the Black Hills defense in her team’s regional game. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

North Kitsap can’t get past Black Hills at regionals

TUMWATER — An early Black Hills offensive run put the Vikings behind and they were never able to catch up. The Wolves ended the first… Continue reading

North Kitsap senior Georgia Tucker tries to break through the Black Hills defense in her team’s regional game. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
James Sanchez

Athlete of the Week: James Sanchez, Central Kitsap boys swimming

James Sanchez was the heart and soul of a mostly young Central Kitsap boys swim team this season. The veteran senior finished up his career… Continue reading

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Holly Beaudoin with her arm raised by the referee after she became a state champion at the Mat Classic. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Holly Beaudoin captures her long-awaited state championship

TACOMA — It all happened in the blink of an eye. One moment, North Kitsap senior Holly Beaudoin had her opponent down on the mat,… Continue reading

Holly Beaudoin with her arm raised by the referee after she became a state champion at the Mat Classic. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Kingston’s Rocco Velie placed fourth in the 100-yard butterfly and third in the 200 IM at the 2A state meet. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Kingston’s Ironman Rocco Velie is leading the youth movement among Kitsap swimmers

FEDERAL WAY — The amount of swimming talent that has passed through the halls of Kitsap schools over the past few years is likely unprecedented.… Continue reading

Kingston’s Rocco Velie placed fourth in the 100-yard butterfly and third in the 200 IM at the 2A state meet. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
The North Kitsap boys have already secured their place in Yakima and will play Tumwater this weekend with a first round state bye on the line. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Regional round games set for this weekend

The dust has settled on the districts tournaments in boys and girls basketball and Kitsap has four teams left standing. The North Kitsap boys and… Continue reading

The North Kitsap boys have already secured their place in Yakima and will play Tumwater this weekend with a first round state bye on the line. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Olympic twin brothers Dietrich and Rainer Meyer finished first and second in the 50-yard freestyle at this year’s 2A state meet. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Meyer’s three-peat powers Olympic to fourth place finish at state meet

FEDERAL WAY — Olympic junior Dietrich Meyer is well on his way to becoming one of the best sprinters in West Sound history. For the… Continue reading

Olympic twin brothers Dietrich and Rainer Meyer finished first and second in the 50-yard freestyle at this year’s 2A state meet. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap’s Nouh Hammou looks to pull Mac Laird of Ephrata to the mat in the 2A 195 finals. Hammou finished second in the bracket. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap’s Nouh Hammou looks to pull Mac Laird of Ephrata to the mat in the 2A 195 finals. Hammou finished second in the bracket. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Central Kitsap celebrates its 41-39 victory over Capital and its first state berth since 2004. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Central Kitsap advances to regionals with win over Capital; final district games set for Saturday

TACOMA — All Central Kitsap could do was keep grinding away in the face of adversity. A bad shooting night from the floor, tough bounces… Continue reading

Central Kitsap celebrates its 41-39 victory over Capital and its first state berth since 2004. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)