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Masters rowing summer scrimmage to be held Sunday on Liberty Bay

The event will be hosted by the Kitsap Rowing Association

Mark Krulish

Krulish: Kitsap is a sports desert in the summer

I must admit, I feel an occasional twinge of jealousy when I look at what my colleagues to the north have to cover in the… Continue reading

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Mitchell Balmer gets taken down going for a loose ball against Spokane Shadow. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Oly-Pen Force settle for 2-2 draw in regular season finale

EAST BREMERTON — The Oly-Pen Force nearly escaped their regular season finale with a win and three points, but after an unfortunate free kick deflection… Continue reading

Mitchell Balmer gets taken down going for a loose ball against Spokane Shadow. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Kitsap Cornhole Classic

Port Orchard to host finals on July 27

Ricci Wiedbrecht took more than a decade off from competitive soccer before returning to action in 2017 with the Olympic Force, now known as the Oly-Pen Force. 
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Ricci Wiedbrecht made a long journey back to competitive soccer

EAST BREMERTON — After more than a decade away from the pitch, Ricci Wiedbrecht decided a couple of years ago to get back into the… Continue reading

Ricci Wiedbrecht took more than a decade off from competitive soccer before returning to action in 2017 with the Olympic Force, now known as the Oly-Pen Force. 
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Local teams mix it up in summer hoops action

PORT ORCHARD — School may be out, but students are still hanging around their local gyms, putting in the time and effort to try to… Continue reading

In her team’s final two games, Cerenity Fake struck out seven hitters against Mill Creek and drove in three runs against Redmond. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

North Kitsap Little League finishes third in the state tournament

POULSBO — The North Kitsap Little League All Stars nearly completed a tremendous comeback against Redmond, but fell just short, bringing an end to their… Continue reading

In her team’s final two games, Cerenity Fake struck out seven hitters against Mill Creek and drove in three runs against Redmond. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Cache Holmes carries the ball for North Kitsap at a recent scrimmage against Central Kitsap. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Cache Holmes looks to continue linebacker legacy at North Kitsap

POULSBO — Cache Holmes knows well the names of those who came before him. Entering his junior season as a prominent member of the Vikings… Continue reading

Cache Holmes carries the ball for North Kitsap at a recent scrimmage against Central Kitsap. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap Little League All-Star Kendall Becker slides into third with a triple against Redmond. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap Little League All-Star Kendall Becker slides into third with a triple against Redmond. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Oly-Pen Force’s Saoirse Brown of Olympic battles for a loose ball. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Roundup: Oly-Pen Force women eliminated from playoff contention; men still fighting for the postseason

CENTRALIA — The Oly-Pen Force women needed at least a point from their final game to advance to the playoffs, but couldn’t slow down Twin… Continue reading

Oly-Pen Force’s Saoirse Brown of Olympic battles for a loose ball. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Village Greens Golf Course grand opening set for July 4

Cake cutting is at 11 a.m. and there will be free food from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

South Kitsap’s Grant Larson, as a member of the Oly-Pen Force, chases down a ball against the Vancouver Victory. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Force off to a fast start in the EPLWA

Men’s soccer team off to 3-2-1 start

South Kitsap’s Grant Larson, as a member of the Oly-Pen Force, chases down a ball against the Vancouver Victory. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Ed Fisher: ‘I was appreciative, humbled and very honored’

The longtime South Kitsap football coach will have the athletic field renamed for him in the fall

Mitchell Balmer battles for a loose ball against the Seattle Sounders U23 reserves on Tuesday at Gordon Field. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Seattle Sounders U23 defeat the Force in a friendly

EAST BREMERTON — The Oly-Pen Force men’s team is getting ready for the homestretch in the 2019 Evergreen Premier League season and got a chance… Continue reading

Mitchell Balmer battles for a loose ball against the Seattle Sounders U23 reserves on Tuesday at Gordon Field. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Oly-Pen Force midfielder Emily Peters, a former star at Klahowya, patrols her own half against Black Hills FC. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Oly-Pen Force women’s team keeps its playoff hopes alive, wallops Black Hills FC 8-0

Former Klahowya standout Isabelle Severns picked up two goals and three assists and former South Kitsap star Hailey Parker scored a hat trick

Oly-Pen Force midfielder Emily Peters, a former star at Klahowya, patrols her own half against Black Hills FC. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Former Kingston player Alex Hernandez evades a sliding tackle while playing for the Oly-Pen Force against the Vancouver Victory. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Oly-Pen Force men and women split a doubleheader at Gordon Field

The men solidified their playoff chances with a 5-1 win over the Vancouver Victory while the women dropped a heartbreaker 3-2 to the Washington Timbers

Former Kingston player Alex Hernandez evades a sliding tackle while playing for the Oly-Pen Force against the Vancouver Victory. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
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Krulish: In restaurants, as in rebuilds, patience is the key for the Mariners

As a food lover, I’ve spent a lot of time waiting to be seated in restaurants. Whether it’s a matter of a place’s popularity or… Continue reading

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Grey Monsters capture South Kitsap Southern Little League minor prep championship

OLALLA — On the big field at South Kitsap Southern Little League June 11, the Grey Monsters came away with a minor prep championship in… Continue reading

Middle school volleyball camp opens next week at NKHS

Volleyball camp for those girls who will be fifth through eighth graders opens next week in the North Kitsap main gym. The camp takes place… Continue reading

Colton Bower looks downfield for a target in Wednesday’s scrimmage against Central Kitsap. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

New faces lead North Kitsap, Central Kitsap at spring scrimmage

POULSBO — The calendar may read June, but autumn was in the air on a cool, cloudy and damp Wednesday night at North Kitsap as… Continue reading

Colton Bower looks downfield for a target in Wednesday’s scrimmage against Central Kitsap. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)