Central Kitsap High School

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

 

Mia McNair tries to get around Central Kitsap’s Hailey Carrol on her way to the basket. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

NK loses big lead, falls in overtime

North Kitsap couldn’t hold off a surging Central Kitsap squad on Monday as the Cougars erased a double-digit halftime deficit and battled down to the… 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)

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

 

Bainbridge’s Eden Michael (left) and South Kitsap’s Evelyn Collins-Winn lead the pack during the first Olympic League meet of the season at North Mason High School. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Olympic League kicks off XC season

A chilly, rainy 45-degree morning was just perfect for the Olympic League’s first cross country meet of the season at Belfair. After nearly 11 months… Continue reading

Bainbridge’s Eden Michael (left) and South Kitsap’s Evelyn Collins-Winn lead the pack during the first Olympic League meet of the season at North Mason High School. (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)
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)
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)
James Sanchez

Athlete of the Week: James Sanchez, Central Kitsap boys swimming

James Sanchez was the heart and soul of a mostly young Central Kitsap boys swim team this season. The veteran senior finished up his career… Continue reading

James Sanchez
The North Kitsap boys have already secured their place in Yakima and will play Tumwater this weekend with a first round state bye on the line. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Regional round games set for this weekend

The dust has settled on the districts tournaments in boys and girls basketball and Kitsap has four teams left standing. The North Kitsap boys and… Continue reading

The North Kitsap boys have already secured their place in Yakima and will play Tumwater this weekend with a first round state bye on the line. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Olympic twin brothers Dietrich and Rainer Meyer finished first and second in the 50-yard freestyle at this year’s 2A state meet. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Meyer’s three-peat powers Olympic to fourth place finish at state meet

FEDERAL WAY — Olympic junior Dietrich Meyer is well on his way to becoming one of the best sprinters in West Sound history. For the… Continue reading

Olympic twin brothers Dietrich and Rainer Meyer finished first and second in the 50-yard freestyle at this year’s 2A state meet. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Ryan Burchell has two top-six seed times for the Trojans in this year’s 1A/2A state meet. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

State Swimming Preview: Swimmers to watch this weekend

FEDERAL WAY — This weekend is the culmination of yet another great swim season for Kitsap County. The 1A/2A, 3A and 4A state swimming and… Continue reading

Ryan Burchell has two top-six seed times for the Trojans in this year’s 1A/2A state meet. (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)
Peninsula’s Cole McVay and Central Kitsap’s Colby White battle for a loose ball in the first quarter of their district playoff game. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Peninsula buzzer-beater edges out Central Kitsap in district game

CK will play Wednesday against either Prairie or Lincoln

Peninsula’s Cole McVay and Central Kitsap’s Colby White battle for a loose ball in the first quarter of their district playoff game. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Central Kitsap freshman Jo Jo Johnson helped his team pull within nine during the third quarter against Lincoln as he scored 11 of his 13 points in that quarter. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Central Kitsap falls to Lincoln in pigtail game, hosts Peninsula on Thursday

TACOMA — The first round pigtail game at the 3A West Central/Southwest bi-district tournament between the No. 2 seeds from the South Sound Conference and… Continue reading

Central Kitsap freshman Jo Jo Johnson helped his team pull within nine during the third quarter against Lincoln as he scored 11 of his 13 points in that quarter. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Mia McNair sidesteps the defense of North Mason’s Kirstin Griffey (15) in North Kitsap’s final regular season game against the Bulldogs. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Mia McNair sidesteps the defense of North Mason’s Kirstin Griffey (15) in North Kitsap’s final regular season game against the Bulldogs. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Weekend roundup: NK gymnasts take first at league meet; Klahowya bowling third, SK seventh at state
Weekend roundup: NK gymnasts take first at league meet; Klahowya bowling third, SK seventh at state
Olympic senior Anjelo Pangelinan won the 113 finals at the KingCo/Olympic 2A subregional on Saturday. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Olympic senior Anjelo Pangelinan won the 113 finals at the KingCo/Olympic 2A subregional on Saturday. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Abigail Rogers led South Kitsap with a 507 over three games to help her team finish second in the West Central District III bowling tournament. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

State Bowling Preview: South Kitsap, Klahowya seeking state titles

PORT ORCHARD — After losing several top bowlers from last winter’s state bowling team, it’s not a surprise that expectations for South Kitsap were down… Continue reading

Abigail Rogers led South Kitsap with a 507 over three games to help her team finish second in the West Central District III bowling tournament. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap senior Noelani Barreith led the Vikings with 20 points in their 61-47 victory over Kingston on Tuesday. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap senior Noelani Barreith led the Vikings with 20 points in their 61-47 victory over Kingston on Tuesday. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)