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Ben Hewett scored a hat trick and picked up two assists in the 7-0 win over Olympic. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Ben Hewett scored a hat trick and picked up two assists in the 7-0 win over Olympic. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Lamara Villiard secured a walk-off victory with an RBI-single in the bottom of the eighth inning against Olympic. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Vikings come up big in the clutch to defeat Olympic, 9-8, in extra innings

Grace Ibarra delivered a game-tying RBI-single in the seventh and Lamara Villiard secured the walk-off victory in the eighth

Lamara Villiard secured a walk-off victory with an RBI-single in the bottom of the eighth inning against Olympic. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

SK, Graham Kapowsin face off in “Tribute To Our Troops” game

Baseball contest to benefit Elton Goodwin Memorial Foundation

Bremerton’s Te’Caela Wilcher sticks the landing during the long jump competition. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Kitsap athletes battle windy and wet conditions at Lil’ Norway Invitational

POULSBO — It was a wet, windy, cold day at North Kitsap High School for yet another installment of the Lil’ Norway Track Invitational. Conditions… Continue reading

Bremerton’s Te’Caela Wilcher sticks the landing during the long jump competition. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap’s Jared Reister makes contact against Port Angeles. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Vikings baseball, softball defeated by Port Angeles

POULSBO — The Vikings couldn’t overcome a pair of second-inning runs in a low-scoring, tight game featuring the Olympic League’s two best teams. Isaac Richardson… Continue reading

North Kitsap’s Jared Reister makes contact against Port Angeles. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Central Kitsap picks up first league win of the season

SILVERDALE — Central Kitsap picked up its first league win of the season on April 10, beating North Thurston 12-9 in a close match at… Continue reading

Josh Fisher drives a ball the opposite way in North Kitsap’s win over North Mason. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Small ball and base running helps North Kitsap to 4-2 league win over North Mason

POULSBO — The Vikings returned to action after a two week break from games Wednesday. There was a little rust early, but they settled down… Continue reading

Josh Fisher drives a ball the opposite way in North Kitsap’s win over North Mason. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Bremerton’s Carter Braunz get the ball and looks to turn up field against Olympic. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bremerton picks up important three points in 2-1 victory over Olympic

EAST BREMERTON — The Knights are entering a critical stretch of games as they make a push for the playoff spot. But first they had… Continue reading

Bremerton’s Carter Braunz get the ball and looks to turn up field against Olympic. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Heino’s two-homer day leads Olympic over Timberline

EAST BREMERTON — Trojans cleanup hitter Dylan Heino hit a pair of home runs to left center field as his team returned to action April… Continue reading

<em>Geneva Newell returns a serve against Klahowya.</em>
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NK looks to rebound in league title race after loss to Sequim

POULSBO — As five-time defending league champions, the Vikings aren’t used to having to look up at another team in the standings. Coming into 2019,… Continue reading

<em>Geneva Newell returns a serve against Klahowya.</em>
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South Kitsap nabs third win in a row, 7-1 over Olympia

PORT ORCHARD — It was a windy, blustery day at South Kitsap High School in the middle of spring break as the Wolves fastpitch team… Continue reading

Jaiden Tolentino-Balagtas fist-bumps with Austin McMinds (4) after scoring the final run of the game against Shelton. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

McCormick’s complete game shutout, Wiler’s five-RBI day lead CK to win over Shelton

EAST BREMERTON — A day after being shutdown by Shelton’s ace, a 16-hit mercy-rule game was just what the doctor ordered for Central Kitsap. Cougars… Continue reading

Jaiden Tolentino-Balagtas fist-bumps with Austin McMinds (4) after scoring the final run of the game against Shelton. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Jacob Duarte dives for the plate in the seventh inning against Emerald Ridge, but a good throw resulted in an out. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Wolves rue missed opportunities in 3-2 loss to Emerald Ridge

PORT ORCHARD — South Kitsap is entering a critical stretch of games in a South Puget Sound League that is jam-packed at the top of… Continue reading

Jacob Duarte dives for the plate in the seventh inning against Emerald Ridge, but a good throw resulted in an out. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Blake Ballew connects for a base hit during his team’s 7-6 win over Central Kitsap. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

South Kitsap holds off Central Kitsap in non-league battle

EAST BREMERTON — South Kitsap grabbed an early lead in an old-school matchup with Central Kitsap and held off a late Cougars rally. It was… Continue reading

Blake Ballew connects for a base hit during his team’s 7-6 win over Central Kitsap. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
<em>Sophomore Samantha Burgh went 4 for 4 with a pair of doubles and a three-run homer against Olympic.		 </em>Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group

Big swings power North Kitsap to 13-3 win over Olympic

The Vikings hit three home runs against the Trojans

<em>Sophomore Samantha Burgh went 4 for 4 with a pair of doubles and a three-run homer against Olympic.		 </em>Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group
Isaac Richardson threw a complete game against Olympic, giving up just four hits and one run. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Baseball Roundup: Richardson tosses gem against Olympic; Gagnon strikes out 15 for Klahowya; McKlosky goes yard in South Kitsap win over Sumner

North Kitsap 6, Olympic 1 Isaac Richardson threw a complete game gem, giving up one run and four hits over seven innings of work as… Continue reading

Isaac Richardson threw a complete game against Olympic, giving up just four hits and one run. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Sarah Hoyt connects for a base hit against Puyallup. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

South Kitsap falls to Puyallup, 11-3

PORT ORCHARD — The South Puget Sound League still runs through Puyallup as the Vikings handed South Kitsap its first loss of the season March… Continue reading

Sarah Hoyt connects for a base hit against Puyallup. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Central Kitsap senior Carter Nilsen slips a pass through the Yelm defense. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Central Kitsap blanks Yelm 6-0 for fifth shutout of the season

EAST BREMERTON — The Central Kitsap boys soccer team prides itself on keeping the ball out of the net. With five shutouts in seven games,… Continue reading

Central Kitsap senior Carter Nilsen slips a pass through the Yelm defense. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Olympic’s Josh Frey (center) is mobbed by his teammates after scoring the game-winning goal against Kingston. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Olympic’s Josh Frey (center) is mobbed by his teammates after scoring the game-winning goal against Kingston. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Logan Prater struck out seven in 4.1 innings of work against Kingston. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Klahowya fights off rain and a late Kingston rally to secure a 4-3 victory

SILVERDALE — It’s uncertain if the rain or Kingston’s final-inning rally was the bigger threat to a potential Klahowya victory, but the Eagles fought off… Continue reading

Logan Prater struck out seven in 4.1 innings of work against Kingston. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)