Sports

North Kitsap 16s All-Stars advance to regionals

POULSBO — North Kitsap’s 16-year-olds Babe Ruth All-Star team didn’t put forth its most memorable performance, but manager Rick Ritter will take it nonetheless.Ritter watched… Continue reading

Buccaneers football squad gearing up

KINGSTON — For the first 75 minutes of the inagural high school football camp in Kingston Buccaneers history, not one player touched a football Monday… Continue reading

Drew’s dedication pays off in pool

e Drew put her infant daughter Emily in the water for the first time, she could already tell that H2O would become a significant part… Continue reading

Joey Duwe wins district links title, off to state

PORT ORCHARD — Joey Duwe just might have ice water running through his veins. The 17-year-old North Kitsap High School senior-to-be is calm, cool and… Continue reading

Kingston High School hosts inaugural football camp

KINGSTON — Kingston High School Buccaneers head football coach Dan Novick and his staff have had July 16 circled on their calendars since spring. With… Continue reading

North Kitsap 13’s All-Star season grounds out

POULSBO — North Kitsap’s Chris Gieri connected on a blistering line drive that had a chance for extra base hits. Unfortunately for Gieri, South Kitsap’s… Continue reading

Warriors ready for California adventure

POULSBO — A group of North Kitsap baseball players is taking a trip to the south land.The North Kitsap Warriors, a select baseball team comprised… Continue reading

Triple Threat hoopsters dribble into NKHS

POULSBO — It may be the heat of summer, but North Kitsap High School basketball head coach Tony Chisholm is making sure his favorite winter… Continue reading

NKHS golfer Joey Duwe continues excellent hitting on the fairways

KELSO — While most teenagers his age are out enjoying the heat of summer, Joey Duwe spends his days hard at work on the fairways,… Continue reading

Viking hoopsters dominate camp at WWU

POULSBO — The winds are clearly blowing in the right direction for the North Kitsap Vikings basketball program. After enduring a two-win season during the… Continue reading

Ace Tennis Camp serves up serious fun

POULSBO — The sound of racquets smashing tennis balls was music to the ears of tennis instructors Kearney Bangs and Joseph McBurney on a sizzling,… Continue reading

KHS runs across new cross country coach

KINGSTON — In a sport known for it’s long distances, Kingston High School Athletic Coordinator Dan Novick didn’t have to run very far to catch the school’s first cross country head coach. Roger Coffman, who has served as a teacher in the North Kitsap School District for 16 years and coached football, track and wrestling at Kingston Junior High for the past 13, was selected last week to help the Buccaneers kick up some dust this fall.

Viking Volleyball Camp scores huge turnout

POULSBO — Toria Messinger was the first player to arrive in the gym for Viking Volleyball Camp on Monday morning. She wasn’t required to attend the early morning session, but was giving a novice player pointers on the finer aspects of the games before athletes from the camp’s first session began trickling into North Kitsap High School.

Snider Park hosts Babe Ruth All-Star state tournament for 13 year olds

POULSBO — The national pastime literally will be on display in the North End next week as the diamonds at Snider Park play host to the Babe Ruth All-Star state baseball tournament for 13 year olds from July 12-15 in Poulsbo. Tournament co-director Russ Barker said tourneys rotate throughout Washington each year and that he’s excited North Kitsap Babe Ruth has the opportunity to host this year’s event.

Viking Volleyball Camp dives into action Monday

POULSBO — In just six weeks, volleyball players will hit practice courts throughout the area, looking to serve, bump, set and spike their way into the fall season. But in an effort to help team members “get back into the groove” even earlier, North Kitsap High School volleyball coach Tim French is offering volleyball netters a chance to improve during the heat of summer.

KHS Buccaneers land boys hoops coach

KINGSTON — Who would have thought Kingston High School would find its newest basketball coach 2,734 miles away? According to MapQuest, if a motorist was to make the drive it would take them 40 hours and seven minutes to complete the trek between Stone Mountain, Ga. and Kingston, Wash.

Synchronized swimmers make a splash at nationals competition

OXFORD, OHIO — After a nine-month season stretching from September to June, the Kitsap Water Blossoms Synchronized swim team finished its this season in style, competing at the ESYNCHRO Age Group National Championships in Oxford, Ohio from June 22-30. The team advanced in team routine, trio and duet portions after a strong performance at the West Zone Regional Synchronized Swimming Championships on May 19 and 20 in Portland, Ore.

KHS nabs experienced girls hoops coach from Tacoma

KINGSTON— Kingston High School has selected its first girls head basketball coach in school history. North Kitsap School District officials announced the hiring of Kevin Strozier Tuesday afternoon. The school board has yet to formally approve the hiring, but is expected to do so at a July 12 school board meeting.

Puget Sound Elite hoopsters preparing for nationals

POULSBO — After finishing second out of 18 teams in the Pacific Northwest qualifying AAU Tournament in mid-April, members of the Puget Sound Elite girls basketball team (14-16 year olds) have been preparing for the most prestigious tournament of their basketball lives — the AAU National Tournament in Orlando, Fla. from July 8-14.

Kitsap Water Blossoms dive into nationals

POULSBO — Kitsap Water Blossoms synchronized swim team head coach Lynn Hovde wishes she could have caught the flight to Ohio with her squad on Sunday afternoon. Unfortunately for Hovde, she wasn’t able to make the trip to nationals with her team. “I really wanted to go,” she said. “I just couldn’t get the time off.” Hovde is a teacher at Olympic College.