Sports

Knights virtually lock up Oly League’s top spot

Comes after strong showing at Tacoma tourney.

King’s West hoping young team has Warrior spirit

KW boys off to 1-2 start this winter.

King’s West makes statement at state volleyball tournament

Despite long odds, volleyball team enjoyed first-ever berth.

Bucs stay alive in pitch playoff hunt

SEQUIM — Buccaneers coach Craig Smith saw his team travel into a hostile environment, and come out of the contest unscathed and victorious. The Kingston High School (6-6-1) girls soccer team picked up its sixth win of the season, defeating the Sequim Wolves (4-9) on its home turf 3-1 in an Olympic League match Tuesday night in Sequim. The victory was crucial in regards to the playoff picture, Smith said.

Tides top competition at cross country championships

LAKEWOOD — When it comes to cross country in the Narrows League, it’s Gig Harbor and everybody else. And while North Kitsap didn’t exactly close… Continue reading

Fife football squad dominates Kingston

FIFE — Trojans running back Tyler Cardin proved to be almost unstoppable. Cardin carried the ball just seven times but finished with an astonishing 273 yards in Fife’s 69-14 victory over the Kingston Buccaneers (0-3 overall) Friday night in Fife. “He’s the most talented player we’ve played against all year,” said Buccaneers coach Dan Novick. “He was real tough to stop and we weren’t able to stop him.” The Bucs surrendered more than 500 rushing yards to the Trojans.

Vikings shut out Buccaneers in battle of the North End

KINGSTON — There is no doubt the Vikings girls soccer squad is No. 1 in North Kitsap. The Vikings (4-1-3 overall) won the inaugural showdown between North Kitsap School District’s two high schools, completing a 6-0 victory against the Buccaneers (3-3 overall) Saturday afternoon in a non-league contest at Buccaneer Field in Kingston.

Vikings trounce Tigers for second win

POULSBO — Ryan Cleaver only had one man to beat and he knew what he had to do. Cleaver juked the socks out of Stadium’s kicker, returning the opening kickoff 95-yards for a touchdown. The score gave the Vikings an early 7-0 lead and the momentum they needed helping propel their eager squad (2-2 overall) to a 35-19 victory against the Tigers Friday night in a Narrows League Bay Division contest in Poulsbo.

Buccaneers football squad falls against Colville

ELLENSBURG — The Kingston Buccaneers football squad still is yearning for its first victory. The Colville Indians handed the Buccaneers (0-2) its second loss of the season, during a 40-6 rout of the Buccaneers Saturday in a non-league game in Ellensburg. Due to Colville and Kingston High School being 373 miles apart, the schools decided to meet up at the Central Washington location for the contest.

Vikings nab first win on gridiron

YELM — The North Kitsap Vikings football team needed a game like this. After back-to-back losses against South Kitsap and Bainbridge and being outscored 82-14 to start the season, North (1-2 overall) put itself in the win column in Week 3, blowing past the Yelm Tornados 35-16 in a non-league contest Friday night.

Kingston tennis squad loses in heartbreaker

POULSBO — Tennis is a sport in which every inch counts. This was especially true for the Kingston High School Buccaneers School tennis squad against the Port Angeles Roughriders Monday afternoon. Unfortunately for members of the KHS team, PA inched them out, winning by the slimmest of margins and nabbing a 4-3 victory in an Olympic League tennis match in Poulsbo.

CK aces their way to victory against North

POULSBO — Sunshine glistened off the rackets of each player competing in a showdown between the North Kitsap Vikings and Central Kitsap Cougars Tuesday in Poulsbo. Unfortunately for the Vikings, CK shone even brighter as it ground out a hard fought 3-2 victory and dropped North’s overall record to 1-2.

Vikes volleyball team sweeps Trojans

POULSBO — A raucous crowd in the North Kitsap High School gymnasium received the end result they were clamoring for Tuesday night. The North Kitsap Vikings volleyball team made short work of the Olympic Trojans, sweeping its opponents from Bremerton 3-0 (25-10, 25-18, 25-22) for its first victory of the season.

Rams defeat Vikings in swimming opener

POULSBO — There were many reasons why North Kitsap Vikings swimming coach Greg Braun had a smile on his face following the first home swimming meet of the season. Even though his squad lost 98-82 against Tacoma’s Wilson High School Rams Thursday afternoon, Braun said his team performed well against a formidable opponent. The final score wasn’t reflective of how close this meet actually was.

North loses “war” with the South

PORT ORCHARD — The smoky haze above Joe Knowles Field reappeared just as quickly as it vanished throughout the night. It was that kind of game for North Kitsap, which saw the celebratory explosives go off often in the Vikings’ 41-7 loss Friday against South Kitsap in the “Civil War” game.

PT outlasts Bucs in soccer opener

KINGSTON — For the first 65 minutes of Kingston High School’s first girls soccer game, the Buccaneers outplayed their opponents from Port Townsend in every facet of the match. Unfortunately for KHS players, they simply weren’t able to capitalize during their show of prowess.

Buccaneers sink Peninsula at net

POULSBO — The Kingston High School boys tennis team showed its perseverance in its inaugural match of the season against the high-powered Peninsula Seahawks Friday afternoon at the North Kitsap High School tennis courts. When it was all said and done, the Buccaneers defeated the Seahawks 4-3 for its first victory of the season.