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North Kitsap’s Anna Wetzsteon drove in four runs in her team’s 9-1 victory over Bainbridge. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Hot bats, Stockman’s 16 K’s lead NK over Bainbridge

North Kitsap broke out the bats early in Friday afternoon’s game against Bainbridge and coasted to victory on the strength of an eight-run outburst over… Continue reading

North Kitsap’s Anna Wetzsteon drove in four runs in her team’s 9-1 victory over Bainbridge. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Bainbridge's Damoni Mckenna-Greenawalt and North Kitsap's Angel Chavez sprint for a loose ball. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bainbridge boys shut out North Kitsap in soccer

Bainbridge broke open a fast-paced, physical match with North Kitsap in the second half, finding the back of the net three times and keeping their… Continue reading

Bainbridge's Damoni Mckenna-Greenawalt and North Kitsap's Angel Chavez sprint for a loose ball. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
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Emotions run the gamut at end of ‘fall’ season

A few weeks ago I wrote about expecting the unexpected in this shortened COVID-19 season. And last week, we certainly got it. The Bainbridge girls… Continue reading

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<em>Coach Ron Allen and the Piranha’s kick things off with some practice laps.</em>		Ken Park/North Kitsap Herald

Piranha’s return to Poulsbo pool

They swam outdoors, even went to Fife to train

<em>Coach Ron Allen and the Piranha’s kick things off with some practice laps.</em>		Ken Park/North Kitsap Herald
Bainbridge running back Jack Mielke spins his way into the end zone in the Spartans’ 28-14 win over South Kitsap on Friday night. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bainbridge ends football season with romp over SK

Bainbridge legend Tom Paski and assistant coach John Fox once promised to make the long walk from Port Orchard to Bainbridge Island if the Spartans… Continue reading

Bainbridge running back Jack Mielke spins his way into the end zone in the Spartans’ 28-14 win over South Kitsap on Friday night. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Lillian Pruden puts a shot past the Kingston blockers during North Kitsap’s final volleyball match of the season. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

NK spikes Kingston in battle of top teams

North Kitsap and Kingston finished first in their respective Olympic League divisions, so it seemed only natural for the season to end with the two… Continue reading

Lillian Pruden puts a shot past the Kingston blockers during North Kitsap’s final volleyball match of the season. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Chandler Lindstrom catches a 63-yard touchdown for Central Kitsap against Sequim. (Michael Dashiell/Sequim Gazette)

Week 5 Olympic League Football Roundup

Bainbridge 28, South Kitsap 14 PJ Miller’s 2-yard touchdown run in the third quarter put the Spartans ahead for good in their 28-14 win over… Continue reading

Chandler Lindstrom catches a 63-yard touchdown for Central Kitsap against Sequim. (Michael Dashiell/Sequim Gazette)
North Kitsap running back Kelly Wanzek bursts through the line during Thursday night’s win over Olympic. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

North Kitsap caps perfect season with victory over Olympic

Normally, an undefeated season ends with with a victory at the Tacoma Dome and a whole lot of hardware, but as North Kitsap celebrated its… Continue reading

North Kitsap running back Kelly Wanzek bursts through the line during Thursday night’s win over Olympic. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap’s Maddie Pryde tries to put a shot past Central Kitsap’s Allie Baldridge in Tuesday night’s match. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

North Kitsap falls to CK, will share top spot in Olympic League South

North Kitsap was looking to extend its perfect season on Tuesday night and finish as the undisputed No. 1 team in the Olympic League South… Continue reading

North Kitsap’s Maddie Pryde tries to put a shot past Central Kitsap’s Allie Baldridge in Tuesday night’s match. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap’s Sydnee Hogan and Bainbridge’s Chloe Boeker (4) spar for a loose ball. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

BHS seniors star in Senior Night PK win over NK

It was Senior Night at Bainbridge Memorial Stadium, so it was only fitting that the Spartans’ eldest players made the biggest impact. After two scoreless… Continue reading

North Kitsap’s Sydnee Hogan and Bainbridge’s Chloe Boeker (4) spar for a loose ball. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
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Kingston's Kyler Coe-yarr pulls down an interception from a pass intended for Port Angeles' Cyras Mills in the closing moments of the first half on Saturday in Port Angeles.

Week 4 Olympic League Football Roundup

Central Kitsap 55, Bainbridge 26 The Cougars’ balanced offensive unit scored three touchdowns in the second quarter to break open this game, running their record… Continue reading

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Kingston's Kyler Coe-yarr pulls down an interception from a pass intended for Port Angeles' Cyras Mills in the closing moments of the first half on Saturday in Port Angeles.
South Kitsap’s Evelyn Collins-Winn (left) and Bainbridge’s Lily Curtis take off from the starting line at the Olympic League varsity championships at Battle Point Park. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

SK girls 2nd, Bainbridge 3rd at Olympic League XC championships

It wasn’t an ideal cross country season — September tends to be better for outdoor distance running than early February — but you could not… Continue reading

South Kitsap’s Evelyn Collins-Winn (left) and Bainbridge’s Lily Curtis take off from the starting line at the Olympic League varsity championships at Battle Point Park. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap quarterback Colton Bower accounted for over 500 yards of offense in his team’s 41-7 win over Bremerton. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

NK QB accounts for 509 yards in romp over Bremerton

Whether or not Friday night represented North Kitsap’s final game of the season has yet to be determined. But if the season is over, the… Continue reading

North Kitsap quarterback Colton Bower accounted for over 500 yards of offense in his team’s 41-7 win over Bremerton. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Morgan Halady (13) and Suzanne Skinner (5) block a kill attempt by Sequim’s Jolene Vaara during Kingston’s victory over the Wolves. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Kingston stands alone atop the Olympic League North Division

Kingston clinched their spot atop the Olympic League North Division Wednesday night, taking the de facto championship match against Sequim in straight sets. The Bucs… Continue reading

Morgan Halady (13) and Suzanne Skinner (5) block a kill attempt by Sequim’s Jolene Vaara during Kingston’s victory over the Wolves. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap’s Maddie Pryde gets in front of a shot from Bainbridge’s Isabelle Prentice. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

North Kitsap holds off tough Spartans in three-set win

North Kitsap volleyball is rolling along in 2021 and was a perfect 10-0 heading into a Tuesday night match against Bainbridge. The Spartans gave them… Continue reading

North Kitsap’s Maddie Pryde gets in front of a shot from Bainbridge’s Isabelle Prentice. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
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Sports marks a return to normalcy on Kitsap’s COVID anniversary

We’ve wound all the way around to the one-year anniversary of the first COVID-19 case found in Kitsap County. It was on March 8 that… Continue reading

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South Kitsap receiver Brayden Segerman tries to get his hands on a pass while surrounded by Sequim defenders. (Michael Dashiell/Sequim Gazette)

Olympic League football roundup: March 8

Sequim 27, South Kitsap 15 The last time these two teams met, the year was 1962 and Jerry Redmond was at the helm of the… Continue reading

South Kitsap receiver Brayden Segerman tries to get his hands on a pass while surrounded by Sequim defenders. (Michael Dashiell/Sequim Gazette)
North Kitsap quarterback Colton Bower looks to get outside on a scramble against the Bainbridge defense. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

NK wallops Bainbridge 61-8

North Kitsap parents were in attendance on Saturday afternoon to see just about everything go their team’s way. A couple of scoring drives and defensive… Continue reading

North Kitsap quarterback Colton Bower looks to get outside on a scramble against the Bainbridge defense. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Kingston running back Sam Reber breaks through the East Jefferson defense. Reber led the Bucs in rushing in their 12-7 victory. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Kingston wins 1st game in defensive battle

As the clock wound down and Kingston’s first victory of the season was a certainty, the team had a chance to relish the situation. After… Continue reading

Kingston running back Sam Reber breaks through the East Jefferson defense. Reber led the Bucs in rushing in their 12-7 victory. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
South Kitsap’s Reese Zimny (15) battles North Kitsap’s Evelyn Beers for a loose ball. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Wolves take down N. Kitsap in girls soccer

A chilly, rainy night couldn’t slow down the South Kitsap offensive attack; the Wolves scored a pair of second-half goals and dominated play in a… Continue reading

South Kitsap’s Reese Zimny (15) battles North Kitsap’s Evelyn Beers for a loose ball. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)