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Jack Kees (14) and Kyler Kelso rush out to celebrate with Eli Mackie (12) after time expired in South Kitsap’s 64-61 double-overtime victory over Bellarmine Prep. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

South Kitsap knocks off Bellarmine Prep in double-overtime thriller

TACOMA — Gavin Morkert started the game 0-for-4 from the free throw line, but he was on the money when his team needed him the… Continue reading

Jack Kees (14) and Kyler Kelso rush out to celebrate with Eli Mackie (12) after time expired in South Kitsap’s 64-61 double-overtime victory over Bellarmine Prep. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

North Kitsap second, Kingston fourth at Port Angeles meet

PORT ANGELES — North Kitsap and Kingston traveled up to the Olympic Peninsula this past weekend to compete with gymnasts from a combined Port Angeles/Sequim/Crescent… Continue reading

Olympic junior Ross Burchell swam state-qualifying times in the 200- and 500-yard freestyle events at Saturday’s Olympic Swimvitational. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Olympic second, Central Kitsap third at Olympic Swimvitational

EAST BREMERTON — They were away from the pool for nearly a week thanks to the recent snowstorm, but the Olympic Trojans brought everything they… Continue reading

Olympic junior Ross Burchell swam state-qualifying times in the 200- and 500-yard freestyle events at Saturday’s Olympic Swimvitational. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap’s Logan Chmielewski looks for an open teammate as he is defending by Bremerton’s Kimo Retome. Chmielewski finished his team’s 84-55 win over the Knights with 12 points. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

North Kitsap grabs another big win over Bremerton, 84-55

POULSBO — Friday night’s matchup between Bremerton and North Kitsap arrived with a little extra juice after the Knights had knocked off Port Angeles the… Continue reading

North Kitsap’s Logan Chmielewski looks for an open teammate as he is defending by Bremerton’s Kimo Retome. Chmielewski finished his team’s 84-55 win over the Knights with 12 points. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Kingston’s Suzanne Skinner (left) and Olympic’s Midori Carrier wrestle for a loose ball. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Kingston wrestles victory away from Olympic, 77-59

KINGSTON — Despite three days off due to the winter storm that blanketed the Puget Sound region, the Buccaneers and the Trojans showed little rust… Continue reading

Kingston’s Suzanne Skinner (left) and Olympic’s Midori Carrier wrestle for a loose ball. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Leetsah Deam

Athlete of the Week: Leetsah Deam, Kingston girls basketball

The Kingston girls basketball team picked up an emotional victory last week, defeating their district rivals North Kitsap for the first time since 2016. Leetsah… Continue reading

Leetsah Deam
The 1948 Bainbridge boys state championship basketball team is one of two teams to be inducted into the Kitsap Athletic Roundtable’s Kitsap Sports Hall of Fame. Back row: Bob Dixon, Pete Uglesich, Bob Woodman, Jack Start, Bob Olsen, Ray Lowrie, Coach Tom Paski. Front row: Bob Sigle, Bob Buchanan, Dale Wallace, Don Nadeau, Jim Nadeau, Don Barnes, Sam Clarke. (Photo courtesy KAR)
The 1948 Bainbridge boys state championship basketball team is one of two teams to be inducted into the Kitsap Athletic Roundtable’s Kitsap Sports Hall of Fame. Back row: Bob Dixon, Pete Uglesich, Bob Woodman, Jack Start, Bob Olsen, Ray Lowrie, Coach Tom Paski. Front row: Bob Sigle, Bob Buchanan, Dale Wallace, Don Nadeau, Jim Nadeau, Don Barnes, Sam Clarke. (Photo courtesy KAR)
Kingston senior Leetsah Deam looks to dribble through the defense of North Kitsap’s Kamora McMillan (13) and Riley Rabedeaux. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Clutch shooting leads Kingston past North Kitsap, 49-46

POULSBO — With just one win in their first four league games, the Kingston Bucs playoff season started a little earlier than usual this year.… Continue reading

Kingston senior Leetsah Deam looks to dribble through the defense of North Kitsap’s Kamora McMillan (13) and Riley Rabedeaux. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
South Kitsap’s Jonathan Walters tries to get by a pressuring Puyallup guard. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Hoops roundup: South Kitsap boys fall at home, girls victorious on the road; Klahowya sweeps doubleheader with Crosspoint

PORT ORCHARD — The Wolves had another rough night shooting from the floor while Puyallup’s sharpshooters were on target as the first place Vikings rolled… Continue reading

South Kitsap’s Jonathan Walters tries to get by a pressuring Puyallup guard. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Maile Lueck

Athlete of the Week: Maile Lueck, Klahowya girls basketball

Maile Lueck has been one of Klahowya’s best athletes since the day she set foot on campus. A diminutive, but tough-as-nails leader, it’s not unusual… Continue reading

Maile Lueck
Kobe McMillian had a game-high 24 points for North Kitsap in a 74-54 win over Sequim. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Big fourth quarter run sparks North Kitsap victory over Sequim

POULSBO — The Vikings survived a tough shooting night from the floor and some erratic play in their return to Olympic League action on Tuesday.… Continue reading

Kobe McMillian had a game-high 24 points for North Kitsap in a 74-54 win over Sequim. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Ella Koebelin, a sophomore point guard who played at Vashon Island last season, leads Klahowya with 19 points per game this season. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

New coach Chris Koebelin is hoping to lead a Klahowya girls basketball revival

SILVERDALE — Chris Koebelin has a confidence that is not unusual for coaches no matter the sport. But he and his Klahowya Eagles certainly have… Continue reading

Ella Koebelin, a sophomore point guard who played at Vashon Island last season, leads Klahowya with 19 points per game this season. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Colby White (10) tries to squeeze past Kingston Trichler in Central Kitsap’s 65-40 win over the Bucs. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Central Kitsap boys, Kingston girls victorious in varsity doubleheader

SILVERDALE — Central Kitsap’s star guard, Colby White, wasn’t given an inch of free space in their non-league contest against Kingston. Every time White touched… Continue reading

Colby White (10) tries to squeeze past Kingston Trichler in Central Kitsap’s 65-40 win over the Bucs. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Anjelo Pangelinan

Athlete of the Week: Anjelo Pangelinan, Olympic boys wrestling

Anjelo Pangelinan is hoping his senior season will be one to remember. After placing sixth in the state at the Mat Classic at 106 pounds… Continue reading

Anjelo Pangelinan
Olympic’s boys swim team captured a 2A state championship in February. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Krulish: championships, records and wild weather left their mark on 2019

Another year has gone by so fast that you’d swear it was just a few days ago that a February snowstorm was causing myriad postponements… Continue reading

Olympic’s boys swim team captured a 2A state championship in February. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Bremerton’s Thor Michaelson was named a Wrestler of the Meet at the North Mason Classic after a dominant performance. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bremerton captures team title at North Mason Classic

BELFAIR — Bremerton’s wrestlers put up a strong showing at this past weekend’s North Mason Classic as it rode four first-place finishes to the overall… Continue reading

Bremerton’s Thor Michaelson was named a Wrestler of the Meet at the North Mason Classic after a dominant performance. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Hunter Wallis was the heart and soul of Klahowya’s team this year, leading the Eagles in rushing, all-purpose yards, touchdowns, tackles and sacks. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Klahowya’s Hunter Wallis, North Kitsap’s Colton Bower land on all-state teams

The accolades keep coming in for Klahowya junior Hunter Wallis. After being named league MVP for the second year in a row, Wallis was given… Continue reading

Hunter Wallis was the heart and soul of Klahowya’s team this year, leading the Eagles in rushing, all-purpose yards, touchdowns, tackles and sacks. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Athlete of the Week: Areeza Amian, South Kitsap girls basketball

The South Kitsap girls basketball team is having a resurgent season led by a group of young players and a few key veterans. Leading a… Continue reading

South Kitsap finds its groove in the fourth quarter to beat Graham-Kapowsin

PORT ORCHARD — A young South Kitsap team struggling from the floor was looking for someone to jump-start their offense Dec. 19 against Graham-Kapowsin and… Continue reading

Olympic’s Anjelo Pangelinan took home a championship at 113 after pinning his first three opponents and then winning a major decision in the finals. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Six Kitsap wrestlers were crowned at the 2019 Hammerhead Invitational

EAST BREMERTON — The end of each calendar year brings some of the state’s best wrestlers to Kitsap County in the annual Hammerhead Invitational, and… Continue reading

Olympic’s Anjelo Pangelinan took home a championship at 113 after pinning his first three opponents and then winning a major decision in the finals. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)