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North Kitsap’s Max Metters and Klahowya’s Jaeden Ellis were among the top boys finishers in the 2A district race. (Michael Dashiell/Sequim Gazette)
North Kitsap’s Max Metters and Klahowya’s Jaeden Ellis were among the top boys finishers in the 2A district race. (Michael Dashiell/Sequim Gazette)
Olympic’s Darelle White tries to get past a North Kitsap defender. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Week 9 Football Roundup: North county teams shine while central teams struggle

North Kitsap 60, Olympic 19 Clayton Williams rushed for 212 yards and three touchdowns as the Vikings blew out Olympic in their regular season finale.… Continue reading

Olympic’s Darelle White tries to get past a North Kitsap defender. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Clayton Williams rushes to the edge during his team’s 60-19 win over Olympic. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Clayton Williams leads North Kitsap past Olympic, 60-19

The senior back rushed for 211 yards and three touchdowns

Clayton Williams rushes to the edge during his team’s 60-19 win over Olympic. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Hunter Wallis looks for a hole in the Cascade Christian defense in Thursday night’s 44-28 loss. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Klahowya undone by Cascade Christian quarterback

Eagles still have a shot at playing in the state tournament.

Hunter Wallis looks for a hole in the Cascade Christian defense in Thursday night’s 44-28 loss. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Drew Dickson leads Klahowya in receiving yards and touchdowns. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Drew Dickson leads Klahowya in receiving yards and touchdowns. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
John Kuntz celebrates the completion of the Source to the Sea journey on the coast of Oregon. (Photo courtesy John Kuntz)

After paddling the entirety of the Columbia River, John Kuntz is home

PORT GAMBLE — These days, John Kuntz is back at home, back at his store, back to his everyday life. But he still dreams of… Continue reading

John Kuntz celebrates the completion of the Source to the Sea journey on the coast of Oregon. (Photo courtesy John Kuntz)
Rachel Bailey sends the ball back over the net against Bremerton. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Klahowya rides ten-game winning streak into the postseason

The Eagles won a rousing five-set match over Bremerton to finish the regular season

Rachel Bailey sends the ball back over the net against Bremerton. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Lady Wolves pack runs together to SPSL title

South Kitsap boys team takes third.

The Klahowya boys won the Olympic League championship on Saturday led by a fourth place finish by Jaeden Ellis. (Michael Dashiell/Sequim Gazette)

Klahowya boys win Olympic League championships; PA edges out girls by one point

PORT TOWNSEND — One point made all the difference in the world for Klahowya at the Olympic League championships. While the boys finished 23 points… Continue reading

The Klahowya boys won the Olympic League championship on Saturday led by a fourth place finish by Jaeden Ellis. (Michael Dashiell/Sequim Gazette)
North Kitsap’s Isaiah Kahana fends off the defense of Port Angeles’ Nolan Hughes in the second quarter on Friday at Port Angeles Civic Field. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
North Kitsap’s Isaiah Kahana fends off the defense of Port Angeles’ Nolan Hughes in the second quarter on Friday at Port Angeles Civic Field. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Maya Nichols won her second consecutive South Sound Conference championship with a time of 19:00.20, leading Central Kitsap to a team title as well. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group).

Central Kitsap girls, South Kitsap girls win league championships

LAKEWOOD — The Central Kitsap girls and South Kitsap girls both won their respective league titles on a perfect day for cross country at Fort… Continue reading

Maya Nichols won her second consecutive South Sound Conference championship with a time of 19:00.20, leading Central Kitsap to a team title as well. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group).
Olympic’s Clayton Talarico tries to break free from Bremerton’s Hector Infante early in the Trojans’ 34-27 win. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Olympic slips past Bremerton on White’s late touchdown

The Trojans are in the driver’s seat now for a postseason berth

Olympic’s Clayton Talarico tries to break free from Bremerton’s Hector Infante early in the Trojans’ 34-27 win. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap’s Jamison Jacobson tries to slip past Olympic’s Hanna Troy in an Oct. 18 match. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

North Kitsap now tied with Olympic atop league standings after 2-1 shootout victory

POULSBO — North Kitsap found itself down 1-0 to Olympic in a match that could have had major implications on the race for the league… Continue reading

North Kitsap’s Jamison Jacobson tries to slip past Olympic’s Hanna Troy in an Oct. 18 match. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Garrett Lawson won the Olympic League singles tournament, defeating Raymond Lam of Sequim, 6-0, 6-0. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bremerton’s Lawson wins Olympic League singles championship

POULSBO — Garrett Lawson was in control from start to finish as he demolished opponents on his way to an Olympic League singles championship. Lawson… Continue reading

Garrett Lawson won the Olympic League singles tournament, defeating Raymond Lam of Sequim, 6-0, 6-0. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Maddie Pruden spikes a ball during North Kitsap’s Oct. 10 match against Kingston. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

From Utah with love: Pruden fits right in on North Kitsap’s right side

POULSBO — In early August, a Herald reporter was in the North Kitsap gymnasium to watch the football team practice indoors. Volleyball player Noelani Barreith… Continue reading

Maddie Pruden spikes a ball during North Kitsap’s Oct. 10 match against Kingston. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Bremerton junior Garrett Lawson is the No. 1 seed in the Olympic League singles tournament. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

GALLERY | Olympic League Tennis Championships, Day 1

POULSBO — The Olympic League tennis championships began Wednesday at North Kitsap High School. The tournament will take place over the course of two days.… Continue reading

Bremerton junior Garrett Lawson is the No. 1 seed in the Olympic League singles tournament. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Baylee Anderson hits the ball Tuesday against Timberline. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Central Kitsap sweeps Timberline as team eyes playoffs

SILVERDALE — The postseason may not start for another two weeks, but Central Kitsap is already in the mindset that every game is a must-win.… Continue reading

Baylee Anderson hits the ball Tuesday against Timberline. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
South Kitsap’s Jamin Cummings looks to make a pass against Lakes. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Playoffs loom for improving SK water polo team

Records improves to 8-5 with win over Lakes

South Kitsap’s Jamin Cummings looks to make a pass against Lakes. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Central Kitsap’s Joshua Willis crashes into the end zone against North Thurston. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Central Kitsap’s Joshua Willis crashes into the end zone against North Thurston. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Hunter Wallis scored four touchdowns for Klahowya in a 44-20 win over Charles Wright Academy. Wallis rushed for 109 yards and three scores and returned an interception for a touchdown. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Klahowya picks up fourth consecutive win, 44-20, over Charles Wright Academy

EAST BREMERTON — The Eagles started well, finished well and a struggled a little in between, but the end result was a third consecutive Nisqually… Continue reading

Hunter Wallis scored four touchdowns for Klahowya in a 44-20 win over Charles Wright Academy. Wallis rushed for 109 yards and three scores and returned an interception for a touchdown. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)