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Junko Ketch scored a 31.1 in the All Around at the 1A/2A/3A state gymnastics meet. Her best score was an 8.675 in the floor exercise. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

North Kitsap gymnasts finish fifth at 1A/2A/3A state meet

BELLEVUE — The North Kitsap gymnastics team capped a successful year, finishing fifth in the state in 1A/2A/3A after capturing subdistrict and district championships. The… Continue reading

Junko Ketch scored a 31.1 in the All Around at the 1A/2A/3A state gymnastics meet. Her best score was an 8.675 in the floor exercise. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Ryan Burchell has two top-six seed times for the Trojans in this year’s 1A/2A state meet. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

State Swimming Preview: Swimmers to watch this weekend

FEDERAL WAY — This weekend is the culmination of yet another great swim season for Kitsap County. The 1A/2A, 3A and 4A state swimming and… Continue reading

Ryan Burchell has two top-six seed times for the Trojans in this year’s 1A/2A state meet. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Bremerton’s Thor Michaelson is a state championship contender in the 2A 138 weight class.

State wrestling preview: Wrestlers to watch at Mat Classic XXIII

TACOMA — Mat Classic XXXII is set for this weekend at the Tacoma Dome and Kitsap has a number of wrestlers contending for state titles… Continue reading

Bremerton’s Thor Michaelson is a state championship contender in the 2A 138 weight class.
Olympic’s Caleb Erickson tries to get a shot up and over Port Angeles’s Damen Ringgold (22) in Wednesday’s 72-55 loss. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Hoops roundup: Oly boys fall to PA; CK boys and Klahowya girls stay alive

UNIVERSITY PLACE — The Trojans were looking to pull an upset against Port Angeles in the district tournament for the second year in a row,… Continue reading

Olympic’s Caleb Erickson tries to get a shot up and over Port Angeles’s Damen Ringgold (22) in Wednesday’s 72-55 loss. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Kimo Retome gets a shot up and over the Steilacoom defense in Bremerton’s 54-52 win on Wednesday. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bremerton’s fourth quarter comeback moves them to within one win of a regional berth

The Knights play Franklin Pierce on Friday in a winner-to-state game

Kimo Retome gets a shot up and over the Steilacoom defense in Bremerton’s 54-52 win on Wednesday. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Noelani Barreith

Athlete of the Week: Noelani Barreith, North Kitsap girls basketball

For the past four years, Noelani Barreith has been one of the best all-around athletes at North Kitsap. On the volleyball court, she’s an adept… Continue reading

Noelani Barreith
Mateo Sipai of Chief Kitsap Academy looks to get past a Puget Sound Adventist defender in the Bears’ 53-50 win in the 1B tri-district tournament. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Chief Kitsap Academy clinches 1B regional spot with win over Puget Sound Adventist

KINGSTON — Things were looking a little grim for Chief Kitsap Academy as the second half of their 1B tri-district game against Puget Sound Adventist… Continue reading

Mateo Sipai of Chief Kitsap Academy looks to get past a Puget Sound Adventist defender in the Bears’ 53-50 win in the 1B tri-district tournament. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Klahowya’s Ella Koebelin tries to dodge a Cascade Christian defender in her team’s first round district game. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Klahowya struggles from the floor in district loss to Cascade Christian

PORT ORCHARD — Klahowya was fresh off the first winning season in program history when the team took the court on President’s Day to open… Continue reading

Klahowya’s Ella Koebelin tries to dodge a Cascade Christian defender in her team’s first round district game. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap senior Shaa Humphrey is congratulated by his teammates after reaching the 1,000-point milestone in his team’s district win over Steilacoom. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Humphrey hits 1,000 career points as North Kitsap clinches its regional berth

POULSBO — There was no shortage of reasons to celebrate in North Kitsap’s final home game of the season on Saturday night. The Vikings blew… Continue reading

North Kitsap senior Shaa Humphrey is congratulated by his teammates after reaching the 1,000-point milestone in his team’s district win over Steilacoom. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Noelani Barreith had 11 points and 13 rebounds in North Kitsap’s upset victory over White River. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group).

North Kitsap stuns No. 1 White River to secure a spot at regionals

BUCKLEY — The North Kitsap girls stunned White River on Friday evening and have secured a 2A regional berth and a top four finish at… Continue reading

Noelani Barreith had 11 points and 13 rebounds in North Kitsap’s upset victory over White River. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group).
Gavin Morkert (2) receives a warm welcome at the bench from Jack Kees (14) shortly after the final buzzer sounded and South Kitsap defeated Rogers 64-52 at the 4A West Central/Southwest bi-district tournament. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

South Kitsap topples Rogers to move within one game of regionals

TACOMA — Kyler Kelso took a long pass from a teammate during the fourth quarter of his team’s district game against Rogers and made a… Continue reading

Gavin Morkert (2) receives a warm welcome at the bench from Jack Kees (14) shortly after the final buzzer sounded and South Kitsap defeated Rogers 64-52 at the 4A West Central/Southwest bi-district tournament. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Peninsula’s Cole McVay and Central Kitsap’s Colby White battle for a loose ball in the first quarter of their district playoff game. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Peninsula buzzer-beater edges out Central Kitsap in district game

CK will play Wednesday against either Prairie or Lincoln

Peninsula’s Cole McVay and Central Kitsap’s Colby White battle for a loose ball in the first quarter of their district playoff game. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Sophia Baugh led North Kitsap with 12 points in her team’s 54-27 win over Washington on Wednesday. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

North Kitsap doubles up Washington, 54-27, in first round district game

TACOMA — The Vikings cruised right past their West Central District III first round opponent on Wednesday, setting up a big Friday night matchup with… Continue reading

Sophia Baugh led North Kitsap with 12 points in her team’s 54-27 win over Washington on Wednesday. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Josiah Sorenson

Athlete of the Week: Josiah Sorenson, Bremerton wrestling

Josiah Sorenson of Bremerton is hoping to place at the Mat Classic for the first time this year, and his current ranking predicts him to… Continue reading

Josiah Sorenson
Central Kitsap freshman Jo Jo Johnson helped his team pull within nine during the third quarter against Lincoln as he scored 11 of his 13 points in that quarter. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Central Kitsap falls to Lincoln in pigtail game, hosts Peninsula on Thursday

TACOMA — The first round pigtail game at the 3A West Central/Southwest bi-district tournament between the No. 2 seeds from the South Sound Conference and… Continue reading

Central Kitsap freshman Jo Jo Johnson helped his team pull within nine during the third quarter against Lincoln as he scored 11 of his 13 points in that quarter. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Mia McNair sidesteps the defense of North Mason’s Kirstin Griffey (15) in North Kitsap’s final regular season game against the Bulldogs. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Mia McNair sidesteps the defense of North Mason’s Kirstin Griffey (15) in North Kitsap’s final regular season game against the Bulldogs. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Olympic senior Anjelo Pangelinan won the 113 finals at the KingCo/Olympic 2A subregional on Saturday. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Olympic senior Anjelo Pangelinan won the 113 finals at the KingCo/Olympic 2A subregional on Saturday. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
South Kitsap’s Jonathan Walters looked for a way to the hoop while sandwiched by two Rogers defenders in their tiebreaker game Saturday. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

South Kitsap falls to Rogers in tiebreaker game, takes No. 5 seed into district tournament

TACOMA — The third time facing Rogers wasn’t a charm for South Kitsap. With the No. 4 seed out of the South Puget Sound League… Continue reading

South Kitsap’s Jonathan Walters looked for a way to the hoop while sandwiched by two Rogers defenders in their tiebreaker game Saturday. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap’s Aiden Olmstead reaches out to grab a rebound in his team’s 80-47 win over North Mason. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

North Kitsap secures league title with blowout win over North Mason

POULSBO — It was a bit of an anti-climatic end to the regular season, but North Kitsap secured the Olympic League championship Thursday night with… Continue reading

North Kitsap’s Aiden Olmstead reaches out to grab a rebound in his team’s 80-47 win over North Mason. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)