Recognition for women’s sports

I recently wrote an essay for a competition put out by the selfless people at Nike Women’s. This competition sprang from their Let Me Play Fund, which generously awards prizes and money to female sports teams across the country.

Olson’s legacy will be his toughness — and soft side

It was the night before the biggest game of his life.

Moore’s latest score lifts SK

Junior scores his seventh goal to help team earn 1-0 win, remain undefeated

“March Madness” basketball action came to Poulsbo

POULSBO — If the players were a little taller and older, the middle school basketball championship game between the Poulsbo Panthers and the Kingston Cavaliers could have easily been mistaken as an WNCAA championship game. On Tuesday the teams were equally matched, as both demonstrated they know how to pass the ball, rebound and steal. The teams played fast. The athletes played aggressive, scrappy basketball, resulting in a double-overtime, white-knuckled thriller.

North can’t get it done against CK

POULSBO — On any given Sunday one team is going to win and the other is going to lose.

Knights claim first ‘08 win

Port Angeles shut down the Bremerton baseball team, defeating the Knights 10-0 Monday. Bremerton mustered only two hits while committing four errors and PA pitcher Jake Madison received plenty of run support en route to the victory.

Buccaneers fastpitch bats ’em in

KINGSTON — The Buccaneers home fastpitch game against Bremerton on Wednesday was over as soon as it started. In the first inning the Bucs scored 11 runs. In the second the Bucs added an additional four runs to polish off a 15-0 shut out.

Tracksters sprinting off season’s starting block

King’s West track off and running.

Kitsap’s best shines on the hardwood

All sports teams are comprised of dedicated and talented individual athletes. Unfortunately in “team” sports some of those stand-out individuals get lost in the team’s shadow. In an effort to recognize the multitude of talented Kitsap County boys basketball players The Herald presents the 2007-08 All-Kitsap County boys basketball team.

‘We just played Kingston basketball’

TACOMA — The Buccaneers wrapped up the final two days of the 2-A district basket ball tournament playing Kingston High School ball at its best. On Friday the Bucs stomped the Sequim Wolves 55-38 and repeated its winning ways with a narrow 41-38 victory over Foster on Saturday.

Buccaneers didn’t come out swinging

TACOMA — Championship teams come ready to play all four quarters every night, especially during postseason action. But, in their first district battle, the Kingston High School Buccaneers weren’t prepared when the whistle blew, dropping the game to Foster 48-44 Wednesday night in Tacoma.

First-round success: King’s West shakes state slump

48-30 drubbing of Tacoma Baptist marks first state win since 2003.

Poulsbo Middle’s defense scores big

POULSBO — Defense secured the Poulsbo Middle Panthers basketball team’s season opener win against Klahowya Eagles Tuesday, 55-30. “I thought we played real well once we switched to man-to-man defense,” said head coach Glen Godfrey. “That changed the game.”

Vikings’ season grinds to a halt

POULSBO — After last Tuesday’s Vikings versus Gig Harbor Tides loser-out basketball game, head coach Tony Chisholm was all smiles. A smile that might indicate a much-needed tally in the W column. However, the Vikes season ended and the Tides advanced in their bid for a berth in the state tournament with a 67-58 victory.

Richardson lands sixth in state’s toughest class

Battles Oly’s Borcherding for fourth time.

NK couldn’t hit the basket

POULSBO — Tony Chisholm was scratching his head at the end of the North Kitsap vs. Central Kitsap rivalry game Wednesday night. He glanced at the scoreboard, which glared back at him with a score he didn’t like: CK, 75; NK 56. “What happened?” he asked his team.

A tale of two Tomahawks’

Hockey team competitive one night, sloppy the next.

The buckets just wouldn’t fall

POULSBO — The North Kitsap High School Vikings just couldn’t get their shots to sink in their 61-47 home loss to Foss on Jan. 9. “They were a really good basketball team. I wasn’t surprised at all,” Head Coach Tony Chisholm said of Foss. “We didn’t turn the ball over so that didn’t cause the loss. The loss came down to missed shots. We played well enough on defensive end to win. It’s unfortunate that to win the ball has to go through the rim.”

Two out of four ain’t bad

PUYALLUP — Sometimes, second place is just fine for Kris Goodfellow, head coach of the combined North Kitsap and Kingston high schools’ varsity gymnastics team. Especially when only one point separated her gymnasts from Rogers High School of Puyallup — the same Rogers that placed fourth in last year’s state meet.

Most of Jackets’ bats to return in 2008

But team’s pitching staff will be new.