Boys basketball

Colton Bower tries to find room with 6-foot-9 John Vaara guarding him close in the league championship game. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

NK knocks off PA to capture league hoops title

For the second-straight year, North Kitsap won its last game of the season. And although 2021 didn’t end with the golden ball trophy presentation on… Continue reading

 

South Kitsap senior Rylan Zietlow dribbles past a Gig Harbor defender on his way to the basket. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

South Kitsap celebrates its seniors boys hoopsters

It may not have been the way they wanted their Senior Night to go, but South Kitsap’s graduating 12th graders still had a night to… Continue reading

 

Bainbridge senior Jacob Kirsch evades the Central Kitsap defense on his way to the basket. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

BHS Spartans hit 14 threes in win over CK

The Spartans had been cold from the floor in the previous two games heading into Tuesday night’s matchup against Central Kitsap. But the lights of… Continue reading

Bainbridge senior Jacob Kirsch evades the Central Kitsap defense on his way to the basket. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Johny Olmsted calls the play as he directs the offense against Central Kitsap. Olmsted led North Kitsap with 26 points in the 79-51 victory. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Olmsted’s 26-point night leads NK past CK

Playing in their home gym for the first time in over a year, the Vikings still looked like the team that regularly ran up big… Continue reading

Johny Olmsted calls the play as he directs the offense against Central Kitsap. Olmsted led North Kitsap with 26 points in the 79-51 victory. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Everett Moore gets up and over the Olympic defense for a shot attempt. Moore hit four 3-pointers in Bainbridge’s win over the Trojans. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bainbridge improves to 2-0 with 73-34 rout over Olympic

Two games, two 70+ point performances and two wins. It seems Bainbridge is comfortable with its temporary return to the Olympic League. The Spartans’ shooters… Continue reading

Everett Moore gets up and over the Olympic defense for a shot attempt. Moore hit four 3-pointers in Bainbridge’s win over the Trojans. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Sam Clarke, Ray Lowrie and Jim Nadeau hold up the 1948 state championship team’s commemorative plaque.

Only BHS state roundball title 72 years ago

In the high school sports world, December means the beginning of the hoops season. But in 2020, the familiar sights and sounds — a roaring… Continue reading

Sam Clarke, Ray Lowrie and Jim Nadeau hold up the 1948 state championship team’s commemorative plaque.
North Kitsap’s Kobe McMillian was one of three Vikings name to the AP’s 2A All-State team. McMillian and Jonas La Tour were first-team selections and Shaa Humphrey was an Honorable Mention. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Three Vikings named to Associated Press All-State teams

Sportswriters and editors from the Associated Press have selected three Vikings for the 2A All-State teams. Two were first-team selections and a third was an… Continue reading

North Kitsap’s Kobe McMillian was one of three Vikings name to the AP’s 2A All-State team. McMillian and Jonas La Tour were first-team selections and Shaa Humphrey was an Honorable Mention. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Spectator at 2A state hoops championships tested positive for COVID-19

Spectator at 2A state hoops championships tested positive for COVID-19

The WIAA was notified Tuesday that a spectator in attendance on one day at the Hardwood Classic at the Yakima SunDome has tested positive for… Continue reading

Spectator at 2A state hoops championships tested positive for COVID-19
Shaa Humphrey

Athlete of the Week: Shaa Humphrey, North Kitsap boys basketball

North Kitsap captured its first ever boys hoops championship this past weekend, and leading the way was Shaa Humphrey. The senior forward averaged 16.2 points… Continue reading

Shaa Humphrey
Logan Chmielewski, playing for Team Cascade, opened the 18th Annual West Sound All-Star game with a pair of 3-pointers, but Team Puget Sound prevailed 90-83. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Logan Chmielewski, playing for Team Cascade, opened the 18th Annual West Sound All-Star game with a pair of 3-pointers, but Team Puget Sound prevailed 90-83. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
The North Kitsap Vikings are the 2019-2020 2A boys basketball state champions. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Vikings reign! NK captures first-ever boys hoops title

North Kitsap defeated Clarkston 56-53 in the championship game

The North Kitsap Vikings are the 2019-2020 2A boys basketball state champions. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Johny Olmsted squares up to defend Lynden’s Jordan Medcalf in North Kitsap’s semifinal win over No. 1 Lynden. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

2A state finals: North Kitsap takes on No. 7 Clarkston with a championship on the line

WHO: No. 3 North Kitsap (22-4, 11-1 Olympic League) vs. No. 7 Clarkston (20-5, 11-1 Great Northern League). WHAT: 2A state championship game WHERE: Yakima… Continue reading

Johny Olmsted squares up to defend Lynden’s Jordan Medcalf in North Kitsap’s semifinal win over No. 1 Lynden. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap celebrates their stunning semifinal victory over Lynden moments after the buzzer sounds. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap celebrates their stunning semifinal victory over Lynden moments after the buzzer sounds. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Logan Chmielewski goes up for a basket in North Kitsap’s 64-43 win over White River on Thursday. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

North Kitsap takes on No. 1 Lynden tonight in Yakima

The Vikings have won two in a row at state and now take on the defending 2A champions in the semifinals

Logan Chmielewski goes up for a basket in North Kitsap’s 64-43 win over White River on Thursday. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap’s Shaa Humphrey and Logan Chmielewski, with Jonas La Tour and Aiden Olmstead in the background, run onto the court to celebrate their comeback victory in the 2A state quarterfinals over White River. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Second half explosion propels North Kitsap into the state semifinals

Their next game is Thursday at 7:15 p.m. against No. 1 Lynden

North Kitsap’s Shaa Humphrey and Logan Chmielewski, with Jonas La Tour and Aiden Olmstead in the background, run onto the court to celebrate their comeback victory in the 2A state quarterfinals over White River. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Central Kitsap senior Colby White finally got his chance to play at the Tacoma Dome and led his team with 17 points against Marysville-Pilchuck. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

No. 3 Marysville-Pilchuck ends Central Kitsap’s playoff run at state

TACOMA — Back in November, looking over the Central Kitsap roster and considering the high number of talented players that had graduated the previous spring,… Continue reading

Central Kitsap senior Colby White finally got his chance to play at the Tacoma Dome and led his team with 17 points against Marysville-Pilchuck. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Colby White had a career-high 35 points in Central Kitsap’s regional round win over Shorecrest. The Cougars take on Marysville-Pilchuk at 9 a.m. Wednesday. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

State hoops preview: And then there were two

The North Kitsap and Central Kitsap boys are the last local hoops teams standing

Colby White had a career-high 35 points in Central Kitsap’s regional round win over Shorecrest. The Cougars take on Marysville-Pilchuk at 9 a.m. Wednesday. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap’s Logan Chmielewski tries to get a shot up and over Tumwater’s big forward Damon Gaither at regionals. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Playoff roundup: NK bested by Tumwater; CK upsets Shorecrest; Chief Kitsap falls short at regionals

TACOMA — North Kitsap has been riding high all season long, but has gotten a wake-up call over the past few games. After falling to… Continue reading

North Kitsap’s Logan Chmielewski tries to get a shot up and over Tumwater’s big forward Damon Gaither at regionals. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Olympic’s Caleb Erickson tries to get a shot up and over Port Angeles’s Damen Ringgold (22) in Wednesday’s 72-55 loss. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Hoops roundup: Oly boys fall to PA; CK boys and Klahowya girls stay alive

UNIVERSITY PLACE — The Trojans were looking to pull an upset against Port Angeles in the district tournament for the second year in a row,… Continue reading

Olympic’s Caleb Erickson tries to get a shot up and over Port Angeles’s Damen Ringgold (22) in Wednesday’s 72-55 loss. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)