Boys basketball

Noelani Barreith tries to get around Port Angeles’s Eve Burke (22) in the Vikings’ 67-39 loss. Barreith led the team with 12 points. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

North Kitsap boys and girls both defeated by Port Angeles

POULSBO — It was a tale of two halves for the North Kitsap girls in their home matchup with a top-ranked Port Angeles team. The… Continue reading

Noelani Barreith tries to get around Port Angeles’s Eve Burke (22) in the Vikings’ 67-39 loss. Barreith led the team with 12 points. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Kingston point guard Chris Russell was one of three players to finish in double-figures for the Bucs. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Kingston falls to North Mason at the buzzer, 51-50

KINGSTON — The Bucs opened well with a 7-2 run against North Mason in a home league contest on Tuesday night and ended up leading… Continue reading

Kingston point guard Chris Russell was one of three players to finish in double-figures for the Bucs. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Logan Chmielewski of North Kitsap goes up over Kimo Retome (30) of Bremerton in the Vikings’ 86-52 victory. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Logan Chmielewski of North Kitsap goes up over Kimo Retome (30) of Bremerton in the Vikings’ 86-52 victory. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Colby White

Athlete of the Week: Colby White, Central Kitsap boys basketball

As the lone returning starter on the Central Kitsap boys basketball team, Colby White has been tasked with the role of leading the next generation… Continue reading

Colby White
Colby White (left) scored 28 points in Central Kitsap’s 72-56 victory over Olympic. Kayla Brehmer (right) scored 15 in the Olympic girls’ win over Central Kitsap. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Colby White (left) scored 28 points in Central Kitsap’s 72-56 victory over Olympic. Kayla Brehmer (right) scored 15 in the Olympic girls’ win over Central Kitsap. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap Boys Basketball | Winter Sports Preview

North Kitsap Boys Basketball | Winter Sports Preview

Head coach: Scott Orness 2018-2019 record: 23-6 (11-2 OLY 2A) Key players: Shaa Humphrey, sr., F; Kobe McMillian, sr., G; Logan Chmielewski, sr., F; Johny… Continue reading

North Kitsap Boys Basketball | Winter Sports Preview
Kingston Boys Basketball | Winter Sports Preview

Kingston Boys Basketball | Winter Sports Preview

Head coach: Henry Guterson (first season) 2018-2019 record: 1-19 (1-11 OLY 2A) Key players: Jack Hermanson, sr., F; Zach Mead, so, G/F; Camas Unsell-West, jr.;… Continue reading

Kingston Boys Basketball | Winter Sports Preview
Central Kitsap Boys Basketball | Winter Sports Preview

Central Kitsap Boys Basketball | Winter Sports Preview

Head coach: Scott McMinds 2018-2019 record: 14-8 (10-4 SSC) Key players: Colby White, sr., PG; Elijah LaBow, sr., G; Seth Tower, sr., F; Cooper Watkinson,… Continue reading

Central Kitsap Boys Basketball | Winter Sports Preview
Klahowya Boys Basketball | Winter Sports Preview

Klahowya Boys Basketball | Winter Sports Preview

Head coach: Bryan Thoemke 2018-2019 record: 15-7 (6-0 OLY 1A) Key players: Landon Betzing, sr. F/C; Nick Lewis, sr., G; Drew Kraft, jr., G; Matthew… Continue reading

Klahowya Boys Basketball | Winter Sports Preview
Olympic Boys Basketball | Winter Sports Preview

Olympic Boys Basketball | Winter Sports Preview

Head coach: Jon O’Connor 2018-2019 record: 13-12 (6-6 OLY 2A) Key players: Kendall McInnis, sr., F; Clayton Talarico, sr., G; Tyler Lindal, sr., G; Cadyn… Continue reading

Olympic Boys Basketball | Winter Sports Preview
Bremerton Boys Basketball | Winter Sports Preview

Bremerton Boys Basketball | Winter Sports Preview

Head coach: Miah Davis 2018-2019 record: 8-12 (4-8 OLY 2A) Key players: Keith Jackmon, sr., F; D’Angelo Moore, so., G; Joseph Wilson, so., G; Kaipo… Continue reading

Bremerton Boys Basketball | Winter Sports Preview
South Kitsap Boys Basketball | Winter Sports Preview

South Kitsap Boys Basketball | Winter Sports Preview

Head coach: Brian Cox (first season) 2018-2019 record: 11-12 (8-8 SPSL) Key players: Kyler Kelso, sr., F; Gavin Morkert, sr., F; Eli Mackie, sr., G;… Continue reading

South Kitsap Boys Basketball | Winter Sports Preview
Brian Cox gets a congratulatory hug after picking up his first career win as head coach on opening night. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

South Kitsap grabs a 62-60 win over the defending SPSL champs on opening night

PORT ORCHARD — Brian Cox arrived at South Kitsap around noon on Wednesday, hours before he was set to make his debut as the new… Continue reading

Brian Cox gets a congratulatory hug after picking up his first career win as head coach on opening night. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Brian Cox, a former South Kitsap basketball and baseball player, takes over the boys basketball program from his former coach John Callaghan.

Brian Cox, CJ Scott set to guide South Kitsap’s basketball programs

PORT ORCHARD — When the South Kitsap boys and girls basketball teams hit the hardwood this week, both will have new, yet familiar faces directing… Continue reading

Brian Cox, a former South Kitsap basketball and baseball player, takes over the boys basketball program from his former coach John Callaghan.
South Kitsap girls, North Kitsap boys victorious in season openers

South Kitsap girls, North Kitsap boys victorious in season openers

LACEY — The Wolves trailed by 13 at halftime in their season opening game against North Thurston, but shutdown the Rams thereafter and came back… Continue reading

South Kitsap girls, North Kitsap boys victorious in season openers
John Callaghan officially calls it a career, retires from South Kitsap coaching job
John Callaghan officially calls it a career, retires from South Kitsap coaching job
North Kitsap’s Shaa Humphrey drives to the hoop against Clarkston in the fourth place game at the state tournament. The Vikings lost, 50-32. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Clarkston clamps down on North Kitsap, Vikings finish sixth

YAKIMA — The season ended on a bit of a sour note for the Vikings, but the team still finished as one of the six… Continue reading

North Kitsap’s Shaa Humphrey drives to the hoop against Clarkston in the fourth place game at the state tournament. The Vikings lost, 50-32. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap beats Fife, 69-56, to advance to fourth place game against Clarkston

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 beats Fife, 69-56, to advance to fourth place game against Clarkston
North Kitsap drops first state tournament game to Renton, 56-51

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

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