Sports

Kitsap Aikido readies to host a highly regarded visitor

POULSBO — A rare opportunity for Aikido enthusiasts is nearly upon the residents of not only North Kitsap, but the entire Pacific Northwest. For the first time in Kitsap Aikido’s 13-year history, the organization is hosting the Pacific Northwest Aikido regional seminar demonstration at Poulsbo Middle School. The event, which begins at 4 p.m. Aug. 11, is free of charge to the public.

Thunderbolts track camp teaches kids

POULSBO — It was a muggy, overcast Monday morning featuring the faintest drizzle falling from the sky which very easily could have yielded lightning at the 13th annual Thunderbolts Track and Field camp. Fortunately for everyone involved, the only electricity came in the form of speedy athletes.

NK Warriors swing to ninth place at World Series

CHINO HILLS, CALIF. — NK Warriors manager Eric Milyard said when the United States Speciality Sports Association AA World Series kicked off its opening games July 23, there were few teams in attendance that had ever heard of Poulsbo. This didn’t last long.

Cummings blasts for Bombers

GRAND JUNCTION, COLO. — Jesse Cummings continues to blister the baseball each time he steps to the plate. He recently finished up a stellar high school career at North Kitsap High School in the spring and is showing off his astute ability to make contact with the ball for the Seattle Bombers summer league baseball team.

Thunderbolts track and field electrifies Poulsbo

POULSBO — The old adage about lightning not striking the same spot twice doesn’t hold true in Poulsbo. Next week, this will be proved once again as Poulsbo Parks and Recreation’s 13th annual Thunderbolts Track and Field summer camp hits North Kitsap High School Stadium.

Third annual North Kitsap alumni golf tourney swings large crowd

BREMERTON — Alumni from the North Kitsap School District hit the greens for a reunion of sorts July 28 in an effort to raise another type of greens for upcoming graduates. The 72 participants hit a hole in one in this respect, bringing in more than $19,000 during the third annual North Kitsap Alumni Fund Scholarship Golf Tournament at Gold Mountain Gold Course in Bremerton.

North Kitsap 16-18 year olds come close to World Series berth

EPHRATA — Tiebreakers. In tournament action they have the ability to make or break a team’s chances of winning a tournament. After putting forth a 3-0 record in pool play with victories against Umatilla, Columbia Basin Riverdogs and Missoula, Mont., things were looking bright for manager Brent Stenman’s North Kitsap squad.

North Kitsap 16s finish third at regionals

MOSES LAKE — The North Kitsap 16-year-old Babe Ruth All Star team saved its best for last. After dropping its first two games of the regional tournament, North stormed back, winning its final two contests en route to a 2-2 tournament record and third place finish. “We battled back pretty good. We were a different team in those last two games,” said North manager Rick Ritter.

Duwe finishes 22nd overall in summer state finale

Duwe finishes 22nd overall in summer state finale

TACOMA — Joey Duwe’s goal heading into the Washington Junior Golf Association State Tournament was to place in the top five out of a talented field of 60 golfers in attendance. Instead, he finished in 22nd place after shooting an 80 in the first round at Tacoma’s Fort Lewis course July 25 and a 72 in the second round of the tourney at Tacoma’s Fircrest course July 26.

Duwe finishes 22nd overall in summer state finale

Diamond Dusters North ends season shining

BOZEMAN, MONTANA — The Diamond Dusters North Kitsap select softball finished the season as the best team in the Pacific Northwest. The Dusters advanced to the 18U Amateur Softball Association National Tournament in College Station, Texas after defeating the Yakima Steelers 4-3 in the regional championship tournament July 22 in Bozeman, Mont.

North Kitsap Babe Ruth looking for berth in World Series

POULSBO — The North Kitsap Babe Ruth 16 to 18 year old baseball team has been to the top before and they want to go back. The talented squad has put forth a sizzling summer record of 16-4 and is vying for the opportunity to return to the Babe Ruth World Series for the second consecutive season. They are now only one tournament away from their goal.

KHS pins down its first wresting coach

KINGSTON — After putting in eight years of coaching at the elementary and junior high school levels, longtime Kingston resident Bobby Reece’s dream finally came… Continue reading

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