Girls basketball

Bainbridge knocked off Central Kitsap 59-46 to win the third place game in the Olympic League tournament. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Spartans regroup to finish third in league tournament

An emotional overtime loss to North Kitsap in the Olympic League semifinals didn’t keep the Spartans down for long. They regrouped for the tournament’s third-place… Continue reading

 

Anna Kozlosky set a new Bainbridge single-season record in 2021, shooting 88.2 percent from the free throw line, breaking the old record of 84.5 percent. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bainbridge girls close season with two strong wins, finish fifth in league tourney

After a tough loss to No.2 seed Sequim in the first round of the Olympic League tournament, the Bainbridge girls hoops team rebounded with two… Continue reading

 

Jayla Moon converts on a wide-open basket in the second quarter of Kingston’s 63-36 win over East Jefferson. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Kingston girls look strong heading into league tournament

The final week of the winter sports regular season gets started Tuesday night, and with a successful first few weeks behind them, the Kingston girls… Continue reading

 

Anna Kozlosky led Bainbridge with 21 points in her team’s 69-40 win over Klahowya. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Patience pays off as BI ends 6-game skid with win over Klahowya

The Bainbridge girls hoops teams has shown flashes of potential over the course of the season, and on Thursday night they finally put it all… Continue reading

Anna Kozlosky led Bainbridge with 21 points in her team’s 69-40 win over Klahowya. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
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

Mia McNair tries to get around Central Kitsap’s Hailey Carrol on her way to the basket. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Anna Kozlosky scored 15 points in Bainbridge's game against Gig Harbor. Kozlosky is the team's leading scorer and had been averaging 13 points per game through her first four games. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Tides sweep away Spartans, 50-37

It’s been an up-and-down season for the Bainbridge Island Spartans girls basketball team as they sat at 2-2 heading into Saturday’s match against Gig Harbor.… Continue reading

Anna Kozlosky scored 15 points in Bainbridge's game against Gig Harbor. Kozlosky is the team's leading scorer and had been averaging 13 points per game through her first four games. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Areeza Amian led South Kitsap with 15 points in her team’s 66-32 win over Central Kitsap. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

South Kitsap knocks off Central Kitsap, 66-32, in season opener

South Kitsap girls basketball fans can expect to see plenty of action in Port Orchard this year. With Pierce County still in Phase 2 of… Continue reading

Areeza Amian led South Kitsap with 15 points in her team’s 66-32 win over Central Kitsap. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Kingston’s Ellee Brockman paced the offense on Opening Night, scoring 23 points in a 49-40 win over North Kitsap. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Brockman’s 23 points lead Kingston past N. Kitsap

Coaches, players and fans have been waiting a long time for the 2021 basketball season, but the Kingston and North Kitsap girls had to wait… Continue reading

Kingston’s Ellee Brockman paced the offense on Opening Night, scoring 23 points in a 49-40 win over North Kitsap. (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)
North Kitsap senior Georgia Tucker tries to break through the Black Hills defense in her team’s regional game. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

North Kitsap can’t get past Black Hills at regionals

TUMWATER — An early Black Hills offensive run put the Vikings behind and they were never able to catch up. The Wolves ended the first… Continue reading

North Kitsap senior Georgia Tucker tries to break through the Black Hills defense in her team’s regional game. (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)
Noelani Barreith

Athlete of the Week: Noelani Barreith, North Kitsap girls basketball

For the past four years, Noelani Barreith has been one of the best all-around athletes at North Kitsap. On the volleyball court, she’s an adept… Continue reading

Noelani Barreith
Klahowya’s Ella Koebelin tries to dodge a Cascade Christian defender in her team’s first round district game. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Klahowya struggles from the floor in district loss to Cascade Christian

PORT ORCHARD — Klahowya was fresh off the first winning season in program history when the team took the court on President’s Day to open… Continue reading

Klahowya’s Ella Koebelin tries to dodge a Cascade Christian defender in her team’s first round district game. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Noelani Barreith had 11 points and 13 rebounds in North Kitsap’s upset victory over White River. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group).

North Kitsap stuns No. 1 White River to secure a spot at regionals

BUCKLEY — The North Kitsap girls stunned White River on Friday evening and have secured a 2A regional berth and a top four finish at… Continue reading

Noelani Barreith had 11 points and 13 rebounds in North Kitsap’s upset victory over White River. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group).
Sophia Baugh led North Kitsap with 12 points in her team’s 54-27 win over Washington on Wednesday. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

North Kitsap doubles up Washington, 54-27, in first round district game

TACOMA — The Vikings cruised right past their West Central District III first round opponent on Wednesday, setting up a big Friday night matchup with… Continue reading

Sophia Baugh led North Kitsap with 12 points in her team’s 54-27 win over Washington on Wednesday. (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)
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)
South Kitsap’s Natalie Millet looks to dribble past Kiara Maxwell of Curtis. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Curtis’s clutch shooting downs South Kitsap, 50-43

PORT ORCHARD — Monday night’s game was a big test for a young team. South Kitsap needed a victory over fifth-place Curtis in order to… Continue reading

South Kitsap’s Natalie Millet looks to dribble past Kiara Maxwell of Curtis. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Colby White looks to get up and over Gig Harbor’s Christopher Parrish (11) for a basket. White scored 25 points in his team’s 50-49 loss. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Tides sweep over Central Kitsap in varsity doubleheader

SILVERDALE — Central Kitsap had an opportunity to jump up to near the top of the league standings with a tough opponent in Gig Harbor… Continue reading

Colby White looks to get up and over Gig Harbor’s Christopher Parrish (11) for a basket. White scored 25 points in his team’s 50-49 loss. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Kingston’s Suzanne Skinner (left) and Olympic’s Midori Carrier wrestle for a loose ball. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Kingston wrestles victory away from Olympic, 77-59

KINGSTON — Despite three days off due to the winter storm that blanketed the Puget Sound region, the Buccaneers and the Trojans showed little rust… Continue reading

Kingston’s Suzanne Skinner (left) and Olympic’s Midori Carrier wrestle for a loose ball. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)