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Blake Mason gets congratulated by teammates Dylan Ruth and Brian Yand after scoring in the 62nd minute of the match against Bellarmine Prep. It was the only goal of the game in the South Kitsap victory. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Stayin’ alive! Blake Mason’s 62nd minute goal keeps Wolves in the playoff hunt

South Kitsap defeated Bellarmine Prep 1-0 to pick up an important three points

Blake Mason gets congratulated by teammates Dylan Ruth and Brian Yand after scoring in the 62nd minute of the match against Bellarmine Prep. It was the only goal of the game in the South Kitsap victory. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Makayla Stockman struck out nine hitters and gave up one run against Port Angeles. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

North Kitsap captures first league championship since 2004

POULSBO — The long and winding road for North Kitsap’s senior softballers has finally led them to the summit of the Olympic League. The season… Continue reading

Makayla Stockman struck out nine hitters and gave up one run against Port Angeles. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap’s Alicia Goetz went 2 for 4 with a double in a 7-4 win over North Mason. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap’s Alicia Goetz went 2 for 4 with a double in a 7-4 win over North Mason. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Stratton Fazio picked up two hits in four at bats in the 9-5 loss to Puyallup. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

South Kitsap falls to Puyallup, but will get another shot at an SPSL title

The Vikings prevailed 9-5, but the Wolves can still win the league championship by beating Rogers on Monday

Stratton Fazio picked up two hits in four at bats in the 9-5 loss to Puyallup. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Evan Frankowski scored with 12 minutes left in the match to give Bremerton a 2-1 win. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Frankowski’s late goal lifts Bremerton back into the postseason

The Knights won in regulation, 2-1, over Port Angeles to clinch a spot in the district tournament

Evan Frankowski scored with 12 minutes left in the match to give Bremerton a 2-1 win. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
South Kitsap freshman Sierrah VanGesen has committed to the University of Idaho. (Contributed photo: Jon VanGesen)

South Kitsap’s Sierrah VanGesen chooses University of Idaho

PORT ORCHARD — She may still have three more years of high school to go, but Sierrah VanGesen has already chosen her next home. VanGesen,… Continue reading

South Kitsap freshman Sierrah VanGesen has committed to the University of Idaho. (Contributed photo: Jon VanGesen)
Port Angeles Ethan Flodstrom, left, attempts to steal home as Kingston catcher Tyler Bates, cuts him off for an out during the third inning on Wednesday at Port Angeles Civic Field. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Sports Roundup: Olympic baseball tops North Mason; South Kitsap takes down Bellarmine; CK, Bremerton, Kingston fall short against Sequim, PA, Capital; KTAC racquetball fall/winter ladder results

BELFAIR — The Trojans kept themselves alive for a playoff spot on Wednesday thanks to a three-run four inning and a solid relief effort from… Continue reading

Port Angeles Ethan Flodstrom, left, attempts to steal home as Kingston catcher Tyler Bates, cuts him off for an out during the third inning on Wednesday at Port Angeles Civic Field. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Keira Alvarez connects for a base hit against Klahowya. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Kingston wins in walk-off fashion, 9-8, over Klahowya

Brandy Boure drove in four runs, including the game-winning sacrifice fly

Keira Alvarez connects for a base hit against Klahowya. (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)
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>
                                Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group

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>
                                Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group

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)