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Poulsbo wrestlersready to hit the mat

"POULSBO - Bobby Thompson, a ninth-grader on the Poulsbo Junior High wrestling team, knows what he needs to work on. Thompson, a third-year wrestler who will play a big part on the team this year, was asked what he needed to work on to become a better wrestler. Staying off my back, Thompson said, laughing. Actually Thompson, at the 175-lb. weight class, has been working to do just that. Along with the rest of the team, Thompson has been working on his conditioning for weeks, doing pushups, situps, and working on his moves. "

Wrestling team represents at regionals

"POULSBO - Five North Kitsap wrestlers will travel to regionals this weekend, with two more on tap as alternatives. The wrestlers competed in a tournament in Puyallup last weekend to earn their spots. The regional competition will be held in Vancouver, and those wreslters who do well enough to go to state will take part in the Mat Classic in Tacoma. "

NK keeps streak alive

"POULSBO - The hottest team in the Olympic League stayed that way Tuesday, as the North Kitsap HIgh School Vikings defeated Olympic High School for their 11th win in a row. "

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Mistakes are made (even by me)

North takes third in league meet

"PORT ANGELES - The North Kitsap High School Swimming and Diving Team took third place at the Olympic League Championships on Jan. 19. The Vikings also managed to earn 41 individual bests while they were racing for the lead. North Kitsap scored 214 team points, beating Central Kitsap by a margin of 45 but falling to Bainbridge, who took first, and Port Angeles, who took second. "

Sparts quell the Vikings

"POULSBO - There have been a lot of firsts for the North Kitsap High School girls' basketball team this year. First win. First loss. And now they can reluctantly chalk up another: first blowout. The Vikings fell to the Bainbridge Island Spartans Friday, 65-30. "

North tops Bainbridge in league matchup

North clamps down on BI in fourth quarter. POULSBO - The North Kitsap High School boys' basketball team defeated Bainbridge Island Friday night 52-43.

Big home win for North Kitsap gymnasts

Trevor Pyle/Staff Photo Lydia Moore (left) and Anne Atkinson were two of the winners for North Kitsap during Thursday's meet with Port Angeles and Bainbridge Island.

North Kitsap Vikings fall to league-leading P.A.

"Trevor PyleStaff Photo Despite a strong North Kitsap effort, the Roughriders were the winners Thursday night "

Soccer players score at awards ceremony

"Joe Irwin/Staff Photo The Cougars, Tony Smith's champion select team in the BU-11 Gold-Emerald Division, eagerly await their trip to the main stage at the North Kitsap Community Auditorium to collect their medals for a season well played. The team was one of seven honored Tuesday night at the North Kitsap Soccer Club Awards Ceremony. "

Viking clip Eagles for first win of 2001

Trevor Pyle/ Staff Photo Devin Reed (42) and a host of Vikings wait for a rebound Friday against Klahowya. North Kitsap downed the Eagles to win.

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There's very little hope for this sports survivor

Vikings lose by two to Trojans.

Trevor Pyle/ Staff Photo Viking Leo Pendergraft (right) faced Luke Switzer during North's match with Olympic Thursday night. North's great effort falls just shy

Hip Hop Hoop Shoot be played next weekend

KJH will host annual tournament.

Olympic College Rangers forked by Red Devils

Jim Bryant/ Staff Photo OC's L.J. Johnson stabs at a loose ball with OC's Ryan Ninnis (left) and LC's Tyler Baker (right) in the background.

“Training program helps athletes heal, students learnProgram inclues staff and students.”

"Trevor Pyle/ Staff Photo Tracy Lockard (left), Cherrise Patton, and Tina Larsen sit during a NKHS basketball game. Lockard is an athletic trainer, Patton and Larsen are student trainers. "

Swimmers lose close match with PA

Trevor Pyle/ Staff Photo A swimmer leaps out of the water at practice on Thursday. North lost a close match to Port Angeles on Tuesday.

Wolves nip Vikings on final shot

Trevor Pyle/ Staff Photo Lindsey Ross (32) raises for a shot against Sequim on Tuesday. North fell to the Wolves by one point.

Mr. Cub shoots down the Central Kitsap Cavs

Trevor Pyle/ Staff Photo Jared Prince (44) goes up for a shot against Central Kitsap Cubs on Thursday.