Girls basketball

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

 

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

 

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)
Leetsah Deam

Athlete of the Week: Leetsah Deam, Kingston girls basketball

The Kingston girls basketball team picked up an emotional victory last week, defeating their district rivals North Kitsap for the first time since 2016. Leetsah… Continue reading

Leetsah Deam
Kingston senior Leetsah Deam looks to dribble through the defense of North Kitsap’s Kamora McMillan (13) and Riley Rabedeaux. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Clutch shooting leads Kingston past North Kitsap, 49-46

POULSBO — With just one win in their first four league games, the Kingston Bucs playoff season started a little earlier than usual this year.… Continue reading

Kingston senior Leetsah Deam looks to dribble through the defense of North Kitsap’s Kamora McMillan (13) and Riley Rabedeaux. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
South Kitsap’s Jonathan Walters tries to get by a pressuring Puyallup guard. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Hoops roundup: South Kitsap boys fall at home, girls victorious on the road; Klahowya sweeps doubleheader with Crosspoint

PORT ORCHARD — The Wolves had another rough night shooting from the floor while Puyallup’s sharpshooters were on target as the first place Vikings rolled… Continue reading

South Kitsap’s Jonathan Walters tries to get by a pressuring Puyallup guard. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Maile Lueck

Athlete of the Week: Maile Lueck, Klahowya girls basketball

Maile Lueck has been one of Klahowya’s best athletes since the day she set foot on campus. A diminutive, but tough-as-nails leader, it’s not unusual… Continue reading

Maile Lueck
Ella Koebelin, a sophomore point guard who played at Vashon Island last season, leads Klahowya with 19 points per game this season. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

New coach Chris Koebelin is hoping to lead a Klahowya girls basketball revival

SILVERDALE — Chris Koebelin has a confidence that is not unusual for coaches no matter the sport. But he and his Klahowya Eagles certainly have… Continue reading

Ella Koebelin, a sophomore point guard who played at Vashon Island last season, leads Klahowya with 19 points per game this season. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Colby White (10) tries to squeeze past Kingston Trichler in Central Kitsap’s 65-40 win over the Bucs. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Central Kitsap boys, Kingston girls victorious in varsity doubleheader

SILVERDALE — Central Kitsap’s star guard, Colby White, wasn’t given an inch of free space in their non-league contest against Kingston. Every time White touched… Continue reading

Colby White (10) tries to squeeze past Kingston Trichler in Central Kitsap’s 65-40 win over the Bucs. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Athlete of the Week: Areeza Amian, South Kitsap girls basketball

The South Kitsap girls basketball team is having a resurgent season led by a group of young players and a few key veterans. Leading a… Continue reading

South Kitsap finds its groove in the fourth quarter to beat Graham-Kapowsin

PORT ORCHARD — A young South Kitsap team struggling from the floor was looking for someone to jump-start their offense Dec. 19 against Graham-Kapowsin and… Continue reading