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‘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.

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.