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Bouncing back from a loss of players to Kingston High School and stiff Narrows League competition marks the beginning of the 2007-08 North Kitsap High boys soccer season. But head coach Chris May and assistant coach Greg St. Peter are “optimistic” about the season, which will be headed by sound senior leadership and overall quality athletes. At tryouts approximately 50 players showed up and 40 made the cut — 10 players are seniors.
It’s tee-time for the joint North Kitsap High School and Kingston High School women’s golf team. The team, comprised of 11 athletes, welcomes back letter winners sophomore Kyla Miedema and juniors Hayleigh Wuensch, Megan Mitchell, Lindsay Sheridan and Helen Wytko.
Ambitions and determination aside, sometimes a sports season begins on a sour note. And the Vikings baseball team opened its season on such a note. With a horror story of walks and missed opportunities at the plate on Friday, the Vikes dropped its season opener against the Bainbridge Island Spartans, 7-6.
KINGSTON — The Buccaneers soccer team kicked its season off with a message: We may be new, but we can play. On Saturday in their season opener the Bucs played last year’s top 2A Olympic League school, Sequim High School, and didn’t let the Wolves get a bite.
POULSBO — The North Kitsap kickers know how to dominate an opponent on the field. In a non-league home game Saturday against Bremerton’s Olympic Trojans the Vikings controlled the ball 60 percent of the contest. The Vikes waxed Olympic in shots on goal, posting 13 to the Trojans 4.
KINGSTON — Beginner’s luck, no. A talented group of driven and soulful soccer players, yes. In its first year of existence — and its first time ever playing together as a team — the Kingston High soccer stars lead the Olympic League, said KHS head coach Craig Smith. The Buccaneers league record: three wins and a tie. The overall record: four wins and two ties.
North’s tennis team lost to Central Kitsap 5-0 on Thursday at home.
KINGSTON — It was a goal that shouldn’t have gone in. It was a score that never should have happened, as no one actually kicked the ball between Kingston’s goal posts. But the ball did sail to the back of the net, causing the Buccaneers soccer team’s first loss of the season.
POULSBO — Lacrosse might be one of the fastest-growing team sports in the United States, according to the national lacrosse Web site, but the North End’s program continues to struggle for players and recognition.
On Tuesday the Bucs traveled to Port Townsend and hammered the Redskins, 21-1. The game ended after five innings. On Tuesday Kingston travels to Port Angeles.
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Kingston boys soccer beat the defending Olympic League champion Peninsula 3-2 in an OT decision on April 8. Josh (JJ) Gilson, with the assistance of Chance Pruiett, scored the winning goal. Pruiett had three assists, while Gilson scored the first and last goals. Chris Hall rounded out the offense with the middle goal.
On Thursday the Vikings lost to Wilson 4-1. No. 1 singles NK Britt Seaberg defeated A Kaeka 6-1, 6-2; No. 2 singles Gamache defeated NK Megan Oost 6-3, 6-4; No. 1 doubles Kester, Harmon defeated NK Cepulic, Dang 6-4, 6-1; No. 2 doubles Mattsen, Holtz defeated NK Habner, McGinty 6-1, 6-2; and No. 3 doubles Badilla, Gray defeated NK Bissonnette, O’hara 6-2, 6-1. The Vikings play Lincoln on Lincoln’s courts today, travel to Foss on Thursday and return to the home courts on Friday to play Kingston at 3:30 p.m.
On Tuesday the Bucs traveled to the Port Angeles courts and lost 7-0.