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South Kitsap’s Evelyn Collins-Winn (left) and Bainbridge’s Lily Curtis take off from the starting line at the Olympic League varsity championships at Battle Point Park. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

SK girls 2nd, Bainbridge 3rd at Olympic League XC championships

It wasn’t an ideal cross country season — September tends to be better for outdoor distance running than early February — but you could not… Continue reading

South Kitsap’s Evelyn Collins-Winn (left) and Bainbridge’s Lily Curtis take off from the starting line at the Olympic League varsity championships at Battle Point Park. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap quarterback Colton Bower accounted for over 500 yards of offense in his team’s 41-7 win over Bremerton. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

NK QB accounts for 509 yards in romp over Bremerton

Whether or not Friday night represented North Kitsap’s final game of the season has yet to be determined. But if the season is over, the… Continue reading

North Kitsap quarterback Colton Bower accounted for over 500 yards of offense in his team’s 41-7 win over Bremerton. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Morgan Halady (13) and Suzanne Skinner (5) block a kill attempt by Sequim’s Jolene Vaara during Kingston’s victory over the Wolves. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Kingston stands alone atop the Olympic League North Division

Kingston clinched their spot atop the Olympic League North Division Wednesday night, taking the de facto championship match against Sequim in straight sets. The Bucs… Continue reading

Morgan Halady (13) and Suzanne Skinner (5) block a kill attempt by Sequim’s Jolene Vaara during Kingston’s victory over the Wolves. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap’s Maddie Pryde gets in front of a shot from Bainbridge’s Isabelle Prentice. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

North Kitsap holds off tough Spartans in three-set win

North Kitsap volleyball is rolling along in 2021 and was a perfect 10-0 heading into a Tuesday night match against Bainbridge. The Spartans gave them… Continue reading

North Kitsap’s Maddie Pryde gets in front of a shot from Bainbridge’s Isabelle Prentice. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
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Sports marks a return to normalcy on Kitsap’s COVID anniversary

We’ve wound all the way around to the one-year anniversary of the first COVID-19 case found in Kitsap County. It was on March 8 that… Continue reading

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South Kitsap receiver Brayden Segerman tries to get his hands on a pass while surrounded by Sequim defenders. (Michael Dashiell/Sequim Gazette)

Olympic League football roundup: March 8

Sequim 27, South Kitsap 15 The last time these two teams met, the year was 1962 and Jerry Redmond was at the helm of the… Continue reading

South Kitsap receiver Brayden Segerman tries to get his hands on a pass while surrounded by Sequim defenders. (Michael Dashiell/Sequim Gazette)
North Kitsap quarterback Colton Bower looks to get outside on a scramble against the Bainbridge defense. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

NK wallops Bainbridge 61-8

North Kitsap parents were in attendance on Saturday afternoon to see just about everything go their team’s way. A couple of scoring drives and defensive… Continue reading

North Kitsap quarterback Colton Bower looks to get outside on a scramble against the Bainbridge defense. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Kingston running back Sam Reber breaks through the East Jefferson defense. Reber led the Bucs in rushing in their 12-7 victory. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Kingston wins 1st game in defensive battle

As the clock wound down and Kingston’s first victory of the season was a certainty, the team had a chance to relish the situation. After… Continue reading

Kingston running back Sam Reber breaks through the East Jefferson defense. Reber led the Bucs in rushing in their 12-7 victory. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
South Kitsap’s Reese Zimny (15) battles North Kitsap’s Evelyn Beers for a loose ball. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Wolves take down N. Kitsap in girls soccer

A chilly, rainy night couldn’t slow down the South Kitsap offensive attack; the Wolves scored a pair of second-half goals and dominated play in a… Continue reading

South Kitsap’s Reese Zimny (15) battles North Kitsap’s Evelyn Beers for a loose ball. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
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Bainbridge, North Kitsap meet Saturday in 2nd Agate Cup

Bainbridge and North Kitsap will hit the gridiron Saturday for the second edition of the Agate Cup. The Spartans took home the inaugural trophy on… Continue reading

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Expect the unexpected this COVID year in sports

The old saying “expect the unexpected” is ringing truer than ever as we attempt to navigate the world of high school sports during COVID-19. I’m… Continue reading

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N. Kitsap, Kingston both fall in cross country meets

The North Kitsap boys and girls cross country teams drew a tough matchup Saturday in 3A Central Kitsap, and the Cougars prevailed in both races.… Continue reading

The Bainbridge defense tries to wrap up Olympic running back Trent Feistner. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Olympic League football roundup

Central Kitsap 46, South Kitsap 20 These two teams haven’t played one another since 2015, but they put on a good show for those watching… Continue reading

The Bainbridge defense tries to wrap up Olympic running back Trent Feistner. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Spartans runners top North Mason

The Bainbridge boys and girls cross country teams traveled to Port Orchard last weekend and swept their dual meet with North Mason. The girls prevailed… Continue reading

North Kitsap defensive back Lincoln Castillo (12) tries to get a hand on a pass intended for Sequim’s Garrett Hoesel (10). (Mark Krulish/North Kitsap Herald)

NK blanks Sequim; passing combo excels

North Kitsap and Sequim have clashed for great games several times in recent years, but the Vikings defense pitched a shutout and Colton Bower picked… Continue reading

North Kitsap defensive back Lincoln Castillo (12) tries to get a hand on a pass intended for Sequim’s Garrett Hoesel (10). (Mark Krulish/North Kitsap Herald)
Bainbridge sophomore Sasha Herrmann brings down Olympic quarterback Dylan Boschee-Perry for a sack in his team’s 34-28 victory. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Shocking late 80-yard score propels Bainbridge to 34-28 win

Perhaps it was the electricity in the air, but Bainbridge’s game Friday night against Olympic had a crackling finish. A few minutes before lightning flashed… Continue reading

Bainbridge sophomore Sasha Herrmann brings down Olympic quarterback Dylan Boschee-Perry for a sack in his team’s 34-28 victory. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
South Kitsap senior Franqie Moppins scored four times in her team’s 6-0 win over Bremerton. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Moppins scores four as South Kitsap beats Bremerton 6-0

The Wolves girls soccer team has been filling the net with frequency in the early part of their shortened season, and senior forward Franqie Moppins… Continue reading

South Kitsap senior Franqie Moppins scored four times in her team’s 6-0 win over Bremerton. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
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Krulish: It’s awesome to be back covering sports

In July, much of the local Washington sports media was on a conference call with the WIAA. The purpose was to announce that fall sports… Continue reading

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Bainbridge receiver Austin Coupland outleaps a Sequim defender for a reception. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

BI hurts itself with miscues in loss to Sequim

Too many turnovers and Sequim’s power running game proved to be too much for Bainbridge Saturday, taking a 38-0 loss from the hosts. The Spartans… Continue reading

Bainbridge receiver Austin Coupland outleaps a Sequim defender for a reception. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Bainbridge’s Alex Miller chases down Central Kitsap’s Daniel Lizon in the second Olympic League meet of the season. Miller won the race with a time of 17:20.20. (Photo courtesy of Rick Peters)

Bainbridge XC earns split with Central Kitsap

The Bainbridge cross country teams came away with a split against their hosts, Central Kitsap, Saturday, in two extremely close races with the girls coming… Continue reading

Bainbridge’s Alex Miller chases down Central Kitsap’s Daniel Lizon in the second Olympic League meet of the season. Miller won the race with a time of 17:20.20. (Photo courtesy of Rick Peters)