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NKHS grapplers get first win against Knights

"Trevor Pyle/ Staff Photo Larry Kimmons of Bremerton (top) and Jared Jennings of North Kitsap struggle during a close match Thursday night. Kimmons won a close match, 4-0. "

“Now a Viking, soon a Husky”

"Courtesy Photo Will Fenton, shown here pitching for a summer team, will head for the University of Washington next fall. "

Gymnasts vault into new season

New location helps team grow. Trevor Pyle/Staff Photo Annie Atkinson takes a spin on the Trek Gymnastics balance beam during gymastics practice. Atkinson is the most experienced member of this year's NKHS gymnastics team.

Pee Wee Cs take chamionship

"Team beats Bainbridge, 46-8. "

Panthers prowl past Cavilers

PJH wins volleyball matchup.

Cavs slash their way to win over Poulsbo

KJH sprints to 55-8 win over Panthers.

NKHS places eight in district meet

"One swimmer, Salwei, will go to state "

An American in Sydney

"Shipley, back from Olympics, recalls his third try for gold"

Carlsen returns to UW

One more year with the Huskies for the NKHS grad.

North volleyball raises record to 12-2

"POULSBO - Come see this team, Jeff Campbell told someone before the North Kitsap High School volleyball team played a match against Port Angeles Thursday night. We're doing pretty good. 'Pretty good' may be an understatement from Campbell. After the Vikings made it a very rough night for the Rough Riders of P.A., beating them in three straight sets, the Vikings found themselves with a 12-2 record overall - 8-2 in league. The Vikings had a relatively tough go of the night in the first two matches, winning both 15-6. They dominated the third, but couldn't help hearing a little razzing from the stands as they did. As the Vikings racked up 14 points with ease, then spent fifteen minutes trying to put the Rough Riders away for the night, a fan shouted from the back: It takes fifteen points to win! FIFTEEN! The Vikings got the message, and Amber Markwick served North Kitsap to a 15-4 win in the third game. "

Kingston junior high gets new athletic director

Byrd takes over in newly-made role

Short-handed Panthers open season with loss

"POULSBO - With only 18 athletes ready to take the field Thursday during Poulsbo Junior High's first football game of the season, Coach Jim Isenhour knew it was going to be a difficult game to win. He proved prophetic, with the Port Angeles Stevens Middle School Riders coming away with a 22-7 victory over the Panthers. But, Isenhour likes the spirit those few athletes showed. The game began ominously for the Panthers, when small, speedy freshman tailback Greg Donnell got the kickoff for Port Angeles. Before many of the parents had even found their seats, Donnell had found the end zone, scooting and weaving more than half the distance of the field to make the score. The point-after attempt failed, and the Riders held a 6-0 lead over Poulsbo. "

Swim team studies Olympics for tricks

Team learns lessons from the world's best.

Fourth-quarter collapse downs Vikings

Loss drops football team to 1-2 record.

Panthers top Cavs in volleyball win

Poulsbo comes out on top in year's first match.

Precision NK passing defeats Bremerton Knights

Vikings beat Bremerton by 4-1 score.

NK overtakes Klahowya in final minutes

"SILVERDALE - By the time 77 minutes of Tuesday's soccer game with Klahowya had ticked past, the North Kitsap High School girls soccer team apparently had decided it wasn't going to be able to go through the Eagles. Luckily for North, they got an opportunity in the dying minutes of regulation time to go over them, instead. Lindsey Ross tucked a 25-yard free kick under the crossbar after lofting it over both Klahowya's defensive wall and freshman goalkeeper Alicia Langdon for the only goal in the Olympic League matchup at Silverdale Stadium. That was just a nice shot, Klahowya coach Troy Oelschlager said, tipping his cap to Ross' game-winning marksmanship. I bet if she took 10 of those shots, she wouldn't make more than one of them. One point was all it took for NK to escape with three points that allowed it to stay tied atop the Olympic League table going into the Thursday, Sept. 21 round of games, when the Vikings had a bye. "

“NK loses match to CK, 40-28”

Central's Roy gains 221 yards in win.

Hometown supports Shipley on eve of Olympics

"POULSBO - Scott Shipley may have called his parents, Dick and Sue Shipley, very early this morning after he competed in the Olympic kayaking finals in Sidney, Australia. Or, maybe he didn't. If he likes his result, he'll call, Sue said on Saturday. If he doesn't he won't, and we may have to look for the results online. Sometimes when Scott doesn't race so well, Sue Shipley explained, it takes him a while to call his folks. No matter how well Scott Shipley does this week, the eyes of Poulsbo will be on him. "

Pee Wee football kicks off season

"POULSBO - The football players trotted off the field, hair darkened with sweat, faces red from labor. Then they all lined up for Capri Sun snack drinks. North Kitsap Pee Wee football started up this weekend, with the C team victorious over North Perry 44-0 and the B team falling 18-0. Those games were played at Hamilton Field, while the D and flag teams played away. Matt Tougas, wearing number 13, was one of the athletes on the C team. He plays tight end and linebacker. As he talked, he carried his snacks in his upside-down helmet. The part I really liked was when they put me in at punt return and I caught it and was ten yards away from a touchdown, Tougas said. "