Football

North Kitsap quarterback Colton Bower looks to get outside on a scramble against the Bainbridge defense. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

NK wallops Bainbridge 61-8

North Kitsap parents were in attendance on Saturday afternoon to see just about everything go their team’s way. A couple of scoring drives and defensive… Continue reading

North Kitsap quarterback Colton Bower looks to get outside on a scramble against the Bainbridge defense. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Kingston running back Sam Reber breaks through the East Jefferson defense. Reber led the Bucs in rushing in their 12-7 victory. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Kingston wins 1st game in defensive battle

As the clock wound down and Kingston’s first victory of the season was a certainty, the team had a chance to relish the situation. After… Continue reading

Kingston running back Sam Reber breaks through the East Jefferson defense. Reber led the Bucs in rushing in their 12-7 victory. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
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Bainbridge, North Kitsap meet Saturday in 2nd Agate Cup

Bainbridge and North Kitsap will hit the gridiron Saturday for the second edition of the Agate Cup. The Spartans took home the inaugural trophy on… Continue reading

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The Bainbridge defense tries to wrap up Olympic running back Trent Feistner. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Olympic League football roundup

Central Kitsap 46, South Kitsap 20 These two teams haven’t played one another since 2015, but they put on a good show for those watching… Continue reading

The Bainbridge defense tries to wrap up Olympic running back Trent Feistner. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap defensive back Lincoln Castillo (12) tries to get a hand on a pass intended for Sequim’s Garrett Hoesel (10). (Mark Krulish/North Kitsap Herald)

NK blanks Sequim; passing combo excels

North Kitsap and Sequim have clashed for great games several times in recent years, but the Vikings defense pitched a shutout and Colton Bower picked… Continue reading

North Kitsap defensive back Lincoln Castillo (12) tries to get a hand on a pass intended for Sequim’s Garrett Hoesel (10). (Mark Krulish/North Kitsap Herald)
Bainbridge sophomore Sasha Herrmann brings down Olympic quarterback Dylan Boschee-Perry for a sack in his team’s 34-28 victory. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Shocking late 80-yard score propels Bainbridge to 34-28 win

Perhaps it was the electricity in the air, but Bainbridge’s game Friday night against Olympic had a crackling finish. A few minutes before lightning flashed… Continue reading

Bainbridge sophomore Sasha Herrmann brings down Olympic quarterback Dylan Boschee-Perry for a sack in his team’s 34-28 victory. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Bainbridge receiver Austin Coupland outleaps a Sequim defender for a reception. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

BI hurts itself with miscues in loss to Sequim

Too many turnovers and Sequim’s power running game proved to be too much for Bainbridge Saturday, taking a 38-0 loss from the hosts. The Spartans… Continue reading

Bainbridge receiver Austin Coupland outleaps a Sequim defender for a reception. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap running back Zeke Harris leads the charge down the field in the fourth quarter. Harris scored the game-winning touchdown with under two minutes left. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bower, Harris lead North Kitsap to dramatic comeback victory

Down two scores with less than seven minutes to go Saturday night at Central Kitsap, the Vikings got their second wind, and it was enough… Continue reading

North Kitsap running back Zeke Harris leads the charge down the field in the fourth quarter. Harris scored the game-winning touchdown with under two minutes left. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Bainbridge quarterback Gabriel Todd looks to make the pitch to running back Matt LeDorze in the season-opener against Shelton. (Photo courtesy Justin Johnson/Mason County Journal)

BI shines on offense, defense in opener vs. Shelton

The Bainbridge Island Spartans got off to a slow start in their long-delayed gridiron opener, but a second half scoring explosion propelled them to victory… Continue reading

Bainbridge quarterback Gabriel Todd looks to make the pitch to running back Matt LeDorze in the season-opener against Shelton. (Photo courtesy Justin Johnson/Mason County Journal)

Old rivalries to be revived on the gridiron

Over 10 months ago, I was driving home from the state basketball championships in Yakima. Light was quickly fading as I headed toward Snoqualmie Pass… Continue reading

Hunter Wallis was the heart and soul of Klahowya’s team this year, leading the Eagles in rushing, all-purpose yards, touchdowns, tackles and sacks. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Klahowya’s Hunter Wallis, North Kitsap’s Colton Bower land on all-state teams

The accolades keep coming in for Klahowya junior Hunter Wallis. After being named league MVP for the second year in a row, Wallis was given… Continue reading

Hunter Wallis was the heart and soul of Klahowya’s team this year, leading the Eagles in rushing, all-purpose yards, touchdowns, tackles and sacks. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Colton Bower led North Kitsap with 1,345 passing yards, 1,094 rushing yards and 22 total touchdowns. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Colton Bower led North Kitsap with 1,345 passing yards, 1,094 rushing yards and 22 total touchdowns. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap running back Taylor Jackson tries to maneuver through the Archbishop Murphy defense. The Wildcats won 46-0. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Vikings can’t tame Wildcats in 46-0 state playoff loss

It was Archbishop Murphy’s fourth consecutive state playoff victory over North Kitsap

North Kitsap running back Taylor Jackson tries to maneuver through the Archbishop Murphy defense. The Wildcats won 46-0. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap faces Archbishop Murphy tonight at Everett Memorial Stadium. It is the fourth time in five years they have matched up in the 2A state playoffs. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

2A state playoffs preview: No. 9 North Kitsap at No. 8 Archbishop Murphy

The game is tonight at 7 p.m. at Everett Memorial Stadium

North Kitsap faces Archbishop Murphy tonight at Everett Memorial Stadium. It is the fourth time in five years they have matched up in the 2A state playoffs. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Manny Oliveros (58) and Aidan King (1) celebrate with North Kitsap quarterback Colton Bower after his third touchdown tied their playoff game against Fife in the fourth quarter. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bower power! North Kitsap sophomore QB lifts his team into the 2A state tournament

Head coach Jeff Weible picked up career victory No. 100 in his team’s 28-25 win over Fife

Manny Oliveros (58) and Aidan King (1) celebrate with North Kitsap quarterback Colton Bower after his third touchdown tied their playoff game against Fife in the fourth quarter. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Week 9 roundup: NK wins league title; Kingston tops Tenino; South Kitsap ends the season with a victory
Week 9 roundup: NK wins league title; Kingston tops Tenino; South Kitsap ends the season with a victory
North Kitsap head coach Jeff Weible unsuccessfully tries to get away from an impending Gatorade shower after his team clinched the Olympic League championship. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

A Gatorade shower to remember — North Kitsap clinches league title with 28-14 victory over Olympic

The young Vikings ran the table to clinch its third Olympic League championship in five years

North Kitsap head coach Jeff Weible unsuccessfully tries to get away from an impending Gatorade shower after his team clinched the Olympic League championship. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Week 9 picks and previews: NK, Oly battle for league title; Bremerton needs a win over Sequim to advance to the playoffs
Week 9 picks and previews: NK, Oly battle for league title; Bremerton needs a win over Sequim to advance to the playoffs
Athlete of the Week: Adam Johnson, Olympic football

Athlete of the Week: Adam Johnson, Olympic football

Olympic needed a big play in the third quarter of their Friday night game against Bremerton, and Adam Johnson provided the biggest one of the… Continue reading

Athlete of the Week: Adam Johnson, Olympic football
Week 8 football roundup: Oly to play NK for league championship; Klahowya blows out PT; Kingston defeats North Mason
Week 8 football roundup: Oly to play NK for league championship; Klahowya blows out PT; Kingston defeats North Mason