SEQUIM — Buccaneers coach Craig Smith saw his team travel into a hostile environment, and come out of the contest unscathed and victorious.
The Kingston High School (6-6-1) girls soccer team picked up its sixth win of the season, defeating the Sequim Wolves (4-9) on its home turf 3-1 in an Olympic League match Tuesday night in Sequim. The victory was crucial in regards to the playoff picture, Smith said.
FIFE — Trojans running back Tyler Cardin proved to be almost unstoppable. Cardin carried the ball just seven times but finished with an astonishing 273 yards in Fife’s 69-14 victory over the Kingston Buccaneers (0-3 overall) Friday night in Fife.
“He’s the most talented player we’ve played against all year,” said Buccaneers coach Dan Novick. “He was real tough to stop and we weren’t able to stop him.”
The Bucs surrendered more than 500 rushing yards to the Trojans.
KINGSTON — There is no doubt the Vikings girls soccer squad is No. 1 in North Kitsap.
The Vikings (4-1-3 overall) won the inaugural showdown between North Kitsap School District’s two high schools, completing a 6-0 victory against the Buccaneers (3-3 overall) Saturday afternoon in a non-league contest at Buccaneer Field in Kingston.
POULSBO — Ryan Cleaver only had one man to beat and he knew what he had to do.
Cleaver juked the socks out of Stadium’s kicker, returning the opening kickoff 95-yards for a touchdown. The score gave the Vikings an early 7-0 lead and the momentum they needed helping propel their eager squad (2-2 overall) to a 35-19 victory against the Tigers Friday night in a Narrows League Bay Division contest in Poulsbo.
ELLENSBURG — The Kingston Buccaneers football squad still is yearning for its first victory. The Colville Indians handed the Buccaneers (0-2) its second loss of the season, during a 40-6 rout of the Buccaneers Saturday in a non-league game in Ellensburg.
Due to Colville and Kingston High School being 373 miles apart, the schools decided to meet up at the Central Washington location for the contest.
YELM — The North Kitsap Vikings football team needed a game like this. After back-to-back losses against South Kitsap and Bainbridge and being outscored 82-14 to start the season, North (1-2 overall) put itself in the win column in Week 3, blowing past the Yelm Tornados 35-16 in a non-league contest Friday night.
POULSBO — Tennis is a sport in which every inch counts. This was especially true for the Kingston High School Buccaneers School tennis squad against the Port Angeles Roughriders Monday afternoon. Unfortunately for members of the KHS team, PA inched them out, winning by the slimmest of margins and nabbing a 4-3 victory in an Olympic League tennis match in Poulsbo.
POULSBO — Sunshine glistened off the rackets of each player competing in a showdown between the North Kitsap Vikings and Central Kitsap Cougars Tuesday in Poulsbo. Unfortunately for the Vikings, CK shone even brighter as it ground out a hard fought 3-2 victory and dropped North’s overall record to 1-2.
POULSBO — A raucous crowd in the North Kitsap High School gymnasium received the end result they were clamoring for Tuesday night. The North Kitsap Vikings volleyball team made short work of the Olympic Trojans, sweeping its opponents from Bremerton 3-0 (25-10, 25-18, 25-22) for its first victory of the season.
POULSBO — There were many reasons why North Kitsap Vikings swimming coach Greg Braun had a smile on his face following the first home swimming meet of the season. Even though his squad lost 98-82 against Tacoma’s Wilson High School Rams Thursday afternoon, Braun said his team performed well against a formidable opponent.
The final score wasn’t reflective of how close this meet actually was.
PORT ORCHARD — The smoky haze above Joe Knowles Field reappeared just as quickly as it vanished throughout the night.
It was that kind of game for North Kitsap, which saw the celebratory explosives go off often in the Vikings’ 41-7 loss Friday against South Kitsap in the “Civil War” game.
KINGSTON — For the first 65 minutes of Kingston High School’s first girls soccer game, the Buccaneers outplayed their opponents from Port Townsend in every facet of the match. Unfortunately for KHS players, they simply weren’t able to capitalize during their show of prowess.
POULSBO — The Kingston High School boys tennis team showed its perseverance in its inaugural match of the season against the high-powered Peninsula Seahawks Friday afternoon at the North Kitsap High School tennis courts. When it was all said and done, the Buccaneers defeated the Seahawks 4-3 for its first victory of the season.
POULSBO — Perfection. Rarely in the sport of tennis do all five varsity slots on a team come out of each of their matches victorious on the same day. The Vikings boys varsity tennis squad broke out its broomsticks, crushing Mount Tahoma 5-0 Wednesday afternoon in a clean sweep at North Kitsap High School. The Vikings won every match in straight sets.
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND — The Vikings were a bundle of nerves during their first vollyball match of the season against cross-town rivals Bainbridge Tuesday night. And it showed on the scoreboard.
The Spartans swept the Vikings 3-0 (25-13, 25-16, 25-21) Tuesday night at Bainbridge Island High School, handing the Vikings its first loss of the season.
POULSBO — Vikings forward Stephanie Skelly sped towards the goal alone with a chance to give the North Kitsap Vikings soccer squad a win in its second game of the season against Bremerton Thursday night. With the score knotted at 2 apiece and just under three minutes remaining in regulation, Skelly carried the ball towards Bremerton’s net going one-on-one with Knights goalie Luci Bocklie.
POULSBO — It wasn’t just a game. It was a celebration.
The festive atmosphere was evident throughout the night as members of the Kingston community filled the stadium to capacity coming together en masse for the inaugural football game in the school’s history at North Kitsap Stadium Friday night.