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Olympic’s Sadie Chipley circles the bases after hitting one of her two home runs against North Kitsap in the district tournament third place game. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

District softball roundup: Olympic takes third place, North Kitsap gets fourth at 2A district tournament; South Kitsap’s season comes to an end

LACEY — Two familiar foes matched up in the 2A West Central District III third place game after suffering disappointing losses in the semifinals. Olympic… Continue reading

Olympic’s Sadie Chipley circles the bases after hitting one of her two home runs against North Kitsap in the district tournament third place game. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Mackenzie Wagner went 4 for 4 with a double, a home run and five RBI in North Kitsap’s 17-2 win over Orting in the district tournament. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

North Kitsap, Olympic advance to district semifinals and clinch a spot in the 2A state tournament; 4A district tournament postponed to Saturday and Sunday

LACEY — The Olympic League dominated the first day of the 2A West Central District III tournament. North Kitsap and Olympic, along with rivals Port… Continue reading

Mackenzie Wagner went 4 for 4 with a double, a home run and five RBI in North Kitsap’s 17-2 win over Orting in the district tournament. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
William Stewart

Athlete of the Week: William Stewart, Klahowya boys soccer

William Stewart was one of the heroes for the Klahowya boys soccer team in its 1A state tournament first round match. Stewart scored a hat… Continue reading

William Stewart
Jordynn Lawrence leads South Kitsap with a .569 batting average. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

District softball begins Friday for South Kitsap, North Kitsap, Olympic

Kitsap is sending three fastpitch teams to district tournaments this year and they all have one thing in common — plenty of thump in the… Continue reading

Jordynn Lawrence leads South Kitsap with a .569 batting average. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Klahowya’s Aaron Becker flips the ball ahead of a Forks player in his team’s 1A state tournament game. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Eagles soar in Twilight country, defeat Forks 5-1

Klahowya will play Overlake this weekend in the 1A state quarterfinals

Klahowya’s Aaron Becker flips the ball ahead of a Forks player in his team’s 1A state tournament game. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Marissa Nemeth went a perfect 4-0 in the Olympic League tournament. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Olympic’s Marissa Nemeth captures Olympic League singles title

POULSBO — After four years, the Olympic League finally has a new singles champion, and the trophy remains in Kitsap County. Olympic senior Marissa Nemeth… Continue reading

Marissa Nemeth went a perfect 4-0 in the Olympic League tournament. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Isaac Richardson puts a ball in play against Sequim. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Isaac Richardson puts a ball in play against Sequim. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
<em>Former Central Kitsap wrestler Dominick Johnson won a national wrestling championship for Liberty University this spring.</em>
                                Sam Janicki/contributed

Former Central Kitsap heavyweight Dominick Johnson wins NCWA national championship

Johnson defeated Jesse Gaudin of Central Florida in the finals of the 285-pound weight class

<em>Former Central Kitsap wrestler Dominick Johnson won a national wrestling championship for Liberty University this spring.</em>
                                Sam Janicki/contributed

Softball Roundup: South Kitsap, Olympic close regular season with victories

GRAHAM — The South Kitsap fastpitch team finished the regular season tied for second with Rogers thanks to an 11-1 victory over Graham-Kapowsin on Thursday.… Continue reading

Tanyr Gagnon entered the game in the third inning and struck out nine hitters as Klahowya came back to win 5-4 in extra innings. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Klahowya survives an extra innings affair against Chimacum, will play Saturday to advance to state

TACOMA — Tanyr Gagnon had to crush his AP Psychology test before he could crush the competition. Klahowya began its 1A West Central District III… Continue reading

Tanyr Gagnon entered the game in the third inning and struck out nine hitters as Klahowya came back to win 5-4 in extra innings. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Chris Schuchart drove in the tying and winning runs for North Kitsap in its district game against Eatonville. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Baseball roundup: North Kitsap is now one win away from reaching the state tournament; South Kitsap eliminated from districts by Kentlake

EAST BREMERTON — North Kitsap lives to fight another day after rallying for six runs in the final three innings against Eatonville. The Vikings trailed… Continue reading

Chris Schuchart drove in the tying and winning runs for North Kitsap in its district game against Eatonville. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

South Kitsap out-maneuvered by Kent-Meridian in district opener

AUBURN — Another magical run just wasn’t in the cards for the Wolves’ boys soccer team this season. They were hoping to take the same… Continue reading

Nathaniel Beers hit an opposite-field double that gave South Kitsap a 2-1 lead in the sixth inning. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

South Kitsap falls to Tahoma 3-2 in district opener

The Wolves now must qualify for state by winning their next two games

Nathaniel Beers hit an opposite-field double that gave South Kitsap a 2-1 lead in the sixth inning. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Tucker Gowin celebrates his three-run homer against Franklin Pierce. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

North Kitsap splits first two games in district tournament

The Vikings beat Franklin Pierce, but lost to River Ridge

Tucker Gowin celebrates his three-run homer against Franklin Pierce. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Bremerton’s Luis Clemen flicks a ball upfield against Renton in the first round of the 2A West Central District III tournament. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Soccer Roundup: North Kitsap, Central Kitsap, Bremerton all suffer defeats in the first round at districts

PARKLAND — The Vikings had all the momentum on their side as they entered the second half of their first round district game against Foss.… Continue reading

Bremerton’s Luis Clemen flicks a ball upfield against Renton in the first round of the 2A West Central District III tournament. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Wyatt Murphy drives past a North Mason defender in his team’s final regular season game. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Wyatt Murphy drives past a North Mason defender in his team’s final regular season game. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Stefans Lusis will run for Pacific Lutheran University in the fall. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Stefans Lusis signs with PLU

Lusis is one of the top distance runners in Kitsap

Stefans Lusis will run for Pacific Lutheran University in the fall. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Hector Infante threw 6 2/3 shutout innings in his final start for Bremerton. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Hector Infante threw 6 2/3 shutout innings in his final start for Bremerton. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Raelee Moore signed to Lipscomb University in front of family and friends. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

North Kitsap’s Raelee Moore signs to Lipscomb University

POULSBO — Raelee Moore’s dream of signing with a Division I school finally came true, though not for the sport she originally imagined. Moore, a… Continue reading

Raelee Moore signed to Lipscomb University in front of family and friends. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)