Boys soccer

Bainbridge gathers to celebrate Ben Wilkinson’s 30th-minute goal that ultimately helped the team clinch the Olympic League championship. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bainbridge wraps up Olympic League championship, undefeated season

The Spartans’ strong play from start to finish this season may leave players and coaches wondering what might have happened with a full season and… Continue reading

 

Kingston senior Kevin Aragon is surrounded by teammates after scoring his team’s opening goal against Olympic on Thursday. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bucs sail past Olympic 4-1

The Kingston boys soccer team never got the chance for a rebound season in 2020. The year prior, they found themselves in the completely unfamiliar… Continue reading

 

Bainbridge forward Damoni Mckenna-Greenawalt looks to break away down the sideline as North Kitsap’s Dylan Brindle gives chase. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Second half surge lifts Bainbridge past North Kitsap

The Spartans hadn’t conceded a goal or trailed in any of their first three matches of the season, but found themselves behind early against North… Continue reading

 

Bainbridge's Damoni Mckenna-Greenawalt and North Kitsap's Angel Chavez sprint for a loose ball. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bainbridge boys shut out North Kitsap in soccer

Bainbridge broke open a fast-paced, physical match with North Kitsap in the second half, finding the back of the net three times and keeping their… Continue reading

Bainbridge's Damoni Mckenna-Greenawalt and North Kitsap's Angel Chavez sprint for a loose ball. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Photo courtesy of David Eyre                                Jesse Eyre, 13, never stopped playing soccer while battling cancer.

Cancer can’t slow down young Jesse Eyre

PORT ORCHARD — Nothing — not even cancer — can keep Jesse Eyre away from soccer. It doesn’t matter that he has just spent an… Continue reading

Photo courtesy of David Eyre                                Jesse Eyre, 13, never stopped playing soccer while battling cancer.
Gabe Threadgold, who grew up in Bremerton, was recruited to play for a rising University of Washington men’s soccer program. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bremerton’s Gabe Threadgold is ready to make an impact at University of Washington

EAST BREMERTON — One of Kitsap’s own is getting ready to join a University of Washington men’s soccer team that has quickly risen to national… Continue reading

Gabe Threadgold, who grew up in Bremerton, was recruited to play for a rising University of Washington men’s soccer program. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
<em>Alex Hernandez, a 2016 Kingston graduate, continues to pursue his passion for soccer. </em>Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group

Passion fuels Alex Hernandez’s will to stay on the pitch

Take a look around at the summer soccer leagues across Washington. Many of them have rosters filled with college players looking to stay in shape… Continue reading

<em>Alex Hernandez, a 2016 Kingston graduate, continues to pursue his passion for soccer. </em>Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group
Grant Larson is getting used to life as a college soccer player

Grant Larson is getting used to life as a college soccer player

EAST BREMERTON — Former South Kitsap soccer star Grant Larson learned first-hand this past year about the concept of taking his game to the next… Continue reading

Grant Larson is getting used to life as a college soccer player
William Stewart

Athlete of the Week: William Stewart, Klahowya boys soccer

William Stewart was one of the heroes for the Klahowya boys soccer team in its 1A state tournament first round match. Stewart scored a hat… Continue reading

William Stewart
Isaac Richardson puts a ball in play against Sequim. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Isaac Richardson puts a ball in play against Sequim. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
South Kitsap out-maneuvered by Kent-Meridian in district opener

South Kitsap out-maneuvered by Kent-Meridian in district opener

AUBURN — Another magical run just wasn’t in the cards for the Wolves’ boys soccer team this season. They were hoping to take the same… Continue reading

South Kitsap out-maneuvered by Kent-Meridian in district opener
Bremerton’s Luis Clemen flicks a ball upfield against Renton in the first round of the 2A West Central District III tournament. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Soccer Roundup: North Kitsap, Central Kitsap, Bremerton all suffer defeats in the first round at districts

PARKLAND — The Vikings had all the momentum on their side as they entered the second half of their first round district game against Foss.… Continue reading

Bremerton’s Luis Clemen flicks a ball upfield against Renton in the first round of the 2A West Central District III tournament. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Wyatt Murphy drives past a North Mason defender in his team’s final regular season game. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Wyatt Murphy drives past a North Mason defender in his team’s final regular season game. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Central Kitsap senior Carter Nilsen slips a pass through the Yelm defense. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Central Kitsap blanks Yelm 6-0 for fifth shutout of the season

EAST BREMERTON — The Central Kitsap boys soccer team prides itself on keeping the ball out of the net. With five shutouts in seven games,… Continue reading

Central Kitsap senior Carter Nilsen slips a pass through the Yelm defense. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Olympic’s Josh Frey (center) is mobbed by his teammates after scoring the game-winning goal against Kingston. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Olympic’s Josh Frey (center) is mobbed by his teammates after scoring the game-winning goal against Kingston. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap senior Joey Gore tries to flag down a pass and get past a Kingston defender in his team’s 1-0 victory. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

North Kitsap takes down Kingston, 1-0

Wyatt Murphy’s 73rd minute goal lifted the Vikings to victory

North Kitsap senior Joey Gore tries to flag down a pass and get past a Kingston defender in his team’s 1-0 victory. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)