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North Kitsap beats Fife, 69-56, to advance to fourth place game against Clarkston

YAKIMA — North Kitsap rebounded from Thursday’s disappointing loss to Renton in a big way on Friday morning, taking down Fife 69-56 to advance to… Continue reading

North Kitsap drops first state tournament game to Renton, 56-51

The Vikings must regroup on Friday to face the winner of the Selah-Fife game

Grace Billings of North Kitsap finished in the top 46 for the all-around after qualifying for all four events at the state gymnastics meet. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Kitsap gymnasts take to the mats at state meet

BELLEVUE — Seven North Kitsap School District gymnasts took to the mats this past weekend to participate in the 1A/2A/3A state gymnastics meet on Feb.… Continue reading

Grace Billings of North Kitsap finished in the top 46 for the all-around after qualifying for all four events at the state gymnastics meet. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Brandon Barron looks for a path to the hoop during his team’s regional game against Fife. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Fife’s fourth quarter run bumps Olympic from postseason

PUYALLUP — Olympic had a 12-point lead and had all the momentum on its side, needing to hang on for just eight more minutes to… Continue reading

Brandon Barron looks for a path to the hoop during his team’s regional game against Fife. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Grace Johnson looks for room against Anacortes forward Melissa Frein. North Kitsap saw its season end with a 65-49 loss. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Anacortes takes down North Kitsap at regionals

MOUNT VERNON — North Kitsap drew a tough regional matchup in Anacortes, a member of the Northwest Conference and a team with only one postseason… Continue reading

Grace Johnson looks for room against Anacortes forward Melissa Frein. North Kitsap saw its season end with a 65-49 loss. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Jamo Moore looks for an opening in the paint during his team’s 59-51 win over Clarkston. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

North Kitsap beats Clarkston to earn first round state bye

PUYALLUP — He’s rarely among North Kitsap’s leading scorers, but freshman Johny Olmsted may have hit the biggest shot of his team’s season so far.… Continue reading

Jamo Moore looks for an opening in the paint during his team’s 59-51 win over Clarkston. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Five North Kitsap gymnasts, Caytlin Johnson, Ginger Silfies, Junko Ketch, Grace Billings and Kelli Stevens qualified for the state meet. (Photo courtesy of Kris Goodfellow)

Five NK and two Kingston gymnasts are bound for state

KENT — A total of seven gymnasts, five from North Kitsap and two from Kingston, have qualified for the state meet. Grace Billings, Junko Ketch,… Continue reading

Five North Kitsap gymnasts, Caytlin Johnson, Ginger Silfies, Junko Ketch, Grace Billings and Kelli Stevens qualified for the state meet. (Photo courtesy of Kris Goodfellow)
North Kitsap celebrates its semifinal victory over Renton. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Regional basketball matchups set for this weekend

Three teams from Kitsap qualified for the regional round

North Kitsap celebrates its semifinal victory over Renton. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Kingston senior Tim Gallagher was named Swimmer of the Meet at the 2019 2A state championship. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Swimming Roundup: Special group of Kitsap seniors take their final bow

FEDERAL WAY — Kitsap swimmers once again dominated the 2A state meet in 2019, winning nine out of the program’s 12 events, capped by the… Continue reading

Kingston senior Tim Gallagher was named Swimmer of the Meet at the 2019 2A state championship. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap’s Holly Beaudoin took second place at Mat Classic XXXI. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

NK’s Beaudoin, Bremerton’s Michaelson take second at Mat Classic

TACOMA — North Kitsap’s Holly Beaudoin made a little history at the Mat Classic XXXI, just not the kind she probably had in mind. Beaudoin… Continue reading

North Kitsap’s Holly Beaudoin took second place at Mat Classic XXXI. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Olympic gold! Trojans capture 2A state championship

FEDERAL WAY — As Dietrich Meyer came barrelling down lane four in the final event of the 2A state meet, the 400-yard freestyle relay, a… Continue reading

Leetsah Deam had a game-high 20 points for Kingston in the playoff victory over Fife. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Kingston knocks off Fife to move within one game of regionals

SUMNER — Down nine points midway through the fourth quarter in their loser out district game against Fife, the Buccaneers could have easily folded it… Continue reading

Leetsah Deam had a game-high 20 points for Kingston in the playoff victory over Fife. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Shaa Humphrey scored 15 points in North Kitsap’s win over Renton, including a 5 for 6 performance from the free throw line in the final two minutes of the game. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Clutch shooting lifts North Kitsap into district championship game

UNIVERSITY PLACE — The amazing run continues for the Vikings. What was a physical, helter skelter foul-laden game for three quarters turned into a track… Continue reading

Shaa Humphrey scored 15 points in North Kitsap’s win over Renton, including a 5 for 6 performance from the free throw line in the final two minutes of the game. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Elijah McGee drives the basket against Spanaway Lake’s Jarrod Wright-D’Abreau (14) during Central Kitsap’s second quarter 13-2 run. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Boys Basketball Roundup: CK eliminated from postseason; Klahowya falls to Bellevue Christian

TACOMA — The Cougars couldn’t stem the tide in crunch time, and so a great season came to an end Thursday night in the West… Continue reading

Elijah McGee drives the basket against Spanaway Lake’s Jarrod Wright-D’Abreau (14) during Central Kitsap’s second quarter 13-2 run. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Boys Basketball Roundup: North Kitsap heading back to state; Olympic falls to Franklin Pierce; South Kitsap eliminated by Kennedy Catholic

STEILACOOM — The Vikings were pretty quiet offensively for three quarters in their district quarterfinal game against the Sentinels, but a 24-point fourth quarter explosion… Continue reading

Kingston’s Tim Gallagher has the top seed time in the 100-yard backstroke and the 200-yard freestyle. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Swimmers to watch at 2019 state meet

The end of the high school swim season is nearly here with the 1A/2A, 3A and 4A state meets scheduled for this weekend as of… Continue reading

Kingston’s Tim Gallagher has the top seed time in the 100-yard backstroke and the 200-yard freestyle. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Deyondre Davis will wrestle at the state tournament for South Kitsap in the 160 division. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Wrestlers to watch at Mat Classic XXXI

With the snow gone (perhaps for now), the Puget Sound region finally has a chance to dig out of the storm that will leave February… Continue reading

Deyondre Davis will wrestle at the state tournament for South Kitsap in the 160 division. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Playoff Roundup: Regional wrestling and district swimming cancelled; district basketball postponed to next week

All sporting events for Friday and Saturday were wiped out due to forecasted snow storm

North Kitsap’s Noelani Barreith drives the paint in the game against Orting. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

North Kitsap cruises to victory in first round district game

Noelani Barreith scored a game-high 16 points and Alicia Goetz hit five 3-pointers for the Vikings

North Kitsap’s Noelani Barreith drives the paint in the game against Orting. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap’s Kobe McMillian scored 40 points in a huge first round victory over Lindbergh. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Boys Basketball Roundup: North Kitsap, South Kitsap, Olympic win district openers

POULSBO — Kobe McMillian put forth a superhuman effort in the first round of the West Central District III 2A boys basketball tournament, dropping 40… Continue reading

North Kitsap’s Kobe McMillian scored 40 points in a huge first round victory over Lindbergh. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)