Football

<em>Running back Malcolm Dewalt will help lead an explosive Olympic offense this season. </em>                                Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group

Olympic Football | Fall Sports Preview

Olympic Football Head coach: Sal Quitevis 2018 record: 3-7 (3-3 Olympic) Key players: Adam Johnson, sr., WR/DB; Malcolm Dewalt, sr., RB/DB; Zeke Gillick, sr., QB;… Continue reading

<em>Running back Malcolm Dewalt will help lead an explosive Olympic offense this season. </em>                                Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group
<em>Sophomore receiver Kalai Pasi catches a pass during a preseason practice. </em>                                Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group

Central Kitsap Football | Fall Sports Preview

Central Kitsap Football Head coach: Mark Keel 2018 record: 6-4 (4-3 SSC) Key players: Nigal Hardee, sr., DB; Colton Van Dijk, sr., LB; Mekai Seau,… Continue reading

<em>Sophomore receiver Kalai Pasi catches a pass during a preseason practice. </em>                                Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group
Backed by coaching talent, South Kitsap hopes for improved grid season
Backed by coaching talent, South Kitsap hopes for improved grid season
Cache Holmes carries the ball for North Kitsap at a recent scrimmage against Central Kitsap. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Cache Holmes looks to continue linebacker legacy at North Kitsap

POULSBO — Cache Holmes knows well the names of those who came before him. Entering his junior season as a prominent member of the Vikings… Continue reading

Cache Holmes carries the ball for North Kitsap at a recent scrimmage against Central Kitsap. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Ed Fisher: ‘I was appreciative, humbled and very honored’

Ed Fisher: ‘I was appreciative, humbled and very honored’

The longtime South Kitsap football coach will have the athletic field renamed for him in the fall

Ed Fisher: ‘I was appreciative, humbled and very honored’
Colton Bower looks downfield for a target in Wednesday’s scrimmage against Central Kitsap. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

New faces lead North Kitsap, Central Kitsap at spring scrimmage

POULSBO — The calendar may read June, but autumn was in the air on a cool, cloudy and damp Wednesday night at North Kitsap as… Continue reading

Colton Bower looks downfield for a target in Wednesday’s scrimmage against Central Kitsap. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
South Kitsap High School’s football stadium is to be renamed in honor of former Wolves coach Ed Fisher. (Courtesy photo)

South Kitsap sports field to be named for Ed Fisher

Former coach led Wolves to playoffs 17 consecutive seasons

South Kitsap High School’s football stadium is to be renamed in honor of former Wolves coach Ed Fisher. (Courtesy photo)
WIAA votes to move state football championships out of the Tacoma Dome

WIAA votes to move state football championships out of the Tacoma Dome

Football teams all around Washington will have to change those “Road to the T-Dome” hashtags for next season. The WIAA has decided not to renew… Continue reading

WIAA votes to move state football championships out of the Tacoma Dome
South Kitsap selects Dan Ericson as its next football coach

South Kitsap selects Dan Ericson as its next football coach

Ericson has spent the last eight years as the head coach at Klahowya

South Kitsap selects Dan Ericson as its next football coach
Alex Refilong led Central Kitsap to a playoff berth with 1,801 rushing yards and 20 touchdowns this season. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Six Kitsap football players named to AP all-state team

North Kitsap’s Kyle Green and Colton Bower were among the six Kitsap County football players selected by the Washington Associated Press for this year’s all-state… Continue reading

Alex Refilong led Central Kitsap to a playoff berth with 1,801 rushing yards and 20 touchdowns this season. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
South Kitsap, head football coach part ways

South Kitsap, head football coach part ways

Cory Vartanian was winless in two years as the Wolves’ football coach

South Kitsap, head football coach part ways
Teanna Lathum played multiple positions for her playoff-qualifying team. She was named a second-team All-SPSL forward. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

South Kitsap athletes win all-league honors

Ten South Kitsap fall prep athletes were honored by the 4A South Puget Sound League with spots on the all-league list. Leading the way was… Continue reading

Teanna Lathum played multiple positions for her playoff-qualifying team. She was named a second-team All-SPSL forward. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap running back Isaiah Kahana is the 2A Olympic League offensive MVP. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Isaiah Kahana, McCoy Retome, Hunter Wallis nab league MVP honors

All-league teams for the Olympic League and South Sound Conference have been announced.

North Kitsap running back Isaiah Kahana is the 2A Olympic League offensive MVP. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Klahowya quarterback John Hartford now holds the school records for passing yardage (1,809) and touchdowns (19). (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Klahowya finishes the season with loss to Zillah at state

The Eagles finished 7-3 and made the state tournament for the second time in school history

Klahowya quarterback John Hartford now holds the school records for passing yardage (1,809) and touchdowns (19). (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Blake Wetzsteon hauls in a pass from Andrew Blackmore during North Kitsap’s 24-21 loss to Fife in the first round of the 2A state tournament. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Blake Wetzsteon hauls in a pass from Andrew Blackmore during North Kitsap’s 24-21 loss to Fife in the first round of the 2A state tournament. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Weekend roundup: Kitsap teams take on the state’s best
Weekend roundup: Kitsap teams take on the state’s best
The Vikings are off to the 2A state tournament. They will play Fife in the first round. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Week 10 Football Roundup: North Kitsap, Klahowya advance to state

North Kitsap 33, River Ridge 22 Isaiah Kahana and Blake Wetzsteon led the charge to erase a 22-12 halftime deficit to send the Vikings on… Continue reading

The Vikings are off to the 2A state tournament. They will play Fife in the first round. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Isaiah Kahana breaks free for a 32-yard run in the first half against River Ridge. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Isaiah Kahana breaks free for a 32-yard run in the first half against River Ridge. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Week 10 football previews: NK, Oly, CK head to districts; Klahowya plays for state berth
Week 10 football previews: NK, Oly, CK head to districts; Klahowya plays for state berth
Clayton Williams rushes to the edge during his team’s 60-19 win over Olympic. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Clayton Williams leads North Kitsap past Olympic, 60-19

The senior back rushed for 211 yards and three touchdowns

Clayton Williams rushes to the edge during his team’s 60-19 win over Olympic. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)