Girls basketball

North Kitsap’s Grace Johnson takes a shot over Ellie Woolever of Bainbridge (23) in her team’s 53-45 victory on Dec. 9. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

North Kitsap shuts down Bainbridge in its first victory of the season

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND — Another year, another challenge right off the bat for the North Kitsap girls basketball team. A crew with two returning starters and… Continue reading

 

Klahowya Girls Basketball | Winter Sports Preview

Head coach: Chris Koebelin (first season) 2018-2019 record: 6-12 (1-5 Oly 1A) Key players: Katie Cooper, jr., F; Maile Lueck, sr., G; Ella Koebelin, so.,… Continue reading

 

North Kitsap Girls Basketball | Winter Sports Preview

Head coach: Penny Gienger 2018-2019 record: 16-9 (10-2 OLY 2A) Key players: Noelani Barreith, sr., G; Grace Johnson, sr., F; Mia McNair, jr., G; Kamora… Continue reading

Kingston Girls Basketball | Winter Sports Preview

Head coach: Charles Deam 2018-2019 record: 11-12 (6-6 OLY 2A) Key players: Leetsah Deam, sr., G; Ellee Brockman, so., F; Sierra Denning, jr., G; Kylee… Continue reading

Central Kitsap Girls Basketball | Winter Sports Preview

Head coach: Scott Neumann 2018-2019 record: 1-19 (0-14 SSC) Key players: Maddy Anderson, sr., G: Jai-Lynn Taylor, sr., G; Alexandra Neumann, sr., F; Pono Fuiava,… Continue reading

Olympic Girls Basketball | Winter Sports Preview

Head coach: Bryan Hanley 2018-2019 record: 8-12 (5-7 OLY 2A) Key players: Jakyiiah Willis, jr., G; Aaliyah Williams, sr., P; G; Elisa Turnquist, jr., G;… Continue reading

Bremerton Girls Basketball | Winter Sports Preview

Head coach: John Standridge (first season) 2018-2019 record: 1-18 (0-12 OLY 2A) Key players: Brooke-Lynne Tarbox, sr., G; Madison Gardner, so., P; Brooklyn Irvine, so.,… Continue reading

South Kitsap Girls Basketball | Winter Sports Preview

Head coach: CJ Scott (first season) 2018-2019 record: 6-14 (4-12 SPSL) Key players: Areeza Amian, jr., PG; Marissa Line, jr., F; Danae Hughes, jr., F;… Continue reading

Brian Cox, a former South Kitsap basketball and baseball player, takes over the boys basketball program from his former coach John Callaghan.

Brian Cox, CJ Scott set to guide South Kitsap’s basketball programs

PORT ORCHARD — When the South Kitsap boys and girls basketball teams hit the hardwood this week, both will have new, yet familiar faces directing… Continue reading

Brian Cox, a former South Kitsap basketball and baseball player, takes over the boys basketball program from his former coach John Callaghan.

South Kitsap girls, North Kitsap boys victorious in season openers

LACEY — The Wolves trailed by 13 at halftime in their season opening game against North Thurston, but shutdown the Rams thereafter and came back… Continue reading

Grace Johnson looks for room against Anacortes forward Melissa Frein. North Kitsap saw its season end with a 65-49 loss. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Anacortes takes down North Kitsap at regionals

MOUNT VERNON — North Kitsap drew a tough regional matchup in Anacortes, a member of the Northwest Conference and a team with only one postseason… Continue reading

Grace Johnson looks for room against Anacortes forward Melissa Frein. North Kitsap saw its season end with a 65-49 loss. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap celebrates its semifinal victory over Renton. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Regional basketball matchups set for this weekend

Three teams from Kitsap qualified for the regional round

North Kitsap celebrates its semifinal victory over Renton. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Leetsah Deam had a game-high 20 points for Kingston in the playoff victory over Fife. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Kingston knocks off Fife to move within one game of regionals

SUMNER — Down nine points midway through the fourth quarter in their loser out district game against Fife, the Buccaneers could have easily folded it… Continue reading

Leetsah Deam had a game-high 20 points for Kingston in the playoff victory over Fife. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap’s Noelani Barreith drives the paint in the game against Orting. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

North Kitsap cruises to victory in first round district game

Noelani Barreith scored a game-high 16 points and Alicia Goetz hit five 3-pointers for the Vikings

North Kitsap’s Noelani Barreith drives the paint in the game against Orting. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Olympic guard Jakyiiah Willis drives the baseline against Sequim in her team’s 49-45 victory. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Olympic keeps its playoff hopes alive with upset victory over Sequim

Brilee Triggs sparked a 10-0 run that helped the Trojans to a big lead in the second quarter

Olympic guard Jakyiiah Willis drives the baseline against Sequim in her team’s 49-45 victory. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Shaa Humphrey scored 25 points and picked up nine rebounds in a 81-65 victory over Sequim. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

North Kitsap splits varsity doubleheader with Sequim

Kobe McMillian led the boys team with 28 points in an 81-65 win over the Wolves

Shaa Humphrey scored 25 points and picked up nine rebounds in a 81-65 victory over Sequim. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Emma Erickson looks for a lane to the basket against Graham-Kapowsin. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Emma Erickson looks for a lane to the basket against Graham-Kapowsin. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Noelani Barreith flies through the lane against Port Angeles. Barreith finished with 24 points, four assists, five steals and two blocks. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

North Kitsap topples Port Angeles, 69-63, to move into a tie for first place

The Vikings received strong offensive performances from Noelani Barreith, Raelee Moore, Alicia Goetz and Maddie Pruden

Noelani Barreith flies through the lane against Port Angeles. Barreith finished with 24 points, four assists, five steals and two blocks. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Bremerton senior Roxanna Dunklin was instrumental in her team’s first win in nearly two years. Dunklin scored 23 points and grabbed 14 rebounds against Klahowya. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bremerton snaps 30-game losing streak with win over Klahowya

Roxanna Dunklin scored 23 points and had 14 rebounds in the 45-37 victory

Bremerton senior Roxanna Dunklin was instrumental in her team’s first win in nearly two years. Dunklin scored 23 points and grabbed 14 rebounds against Klahowya. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)