Girls basketball

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Point guard Kylee Walker bursts through the Bremerton defense. Walker finished her team’s 70-14 win with 15 points. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Kingston breaks out in a big win over Bremerton

Four Bucs scored in double figures in a 70-14 victory

Point guard Kylee Walker bursts through the Bremerton defense. Walker finished her team’s 70-14 win with 15 points. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Noelani Barreith tries to get around Port Angeles’s Eve Burke (22) in the Vikings’ 67-39 loss. Barreith led the team with 12 points. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

North Kitsap boys and girls both defeated by Port Angeles

POULSBO — It was a tale of two halves for the North Kitsap girls in their home matchup with a top-ranked Port Angeles team. The… Continue reading

Noelani Barreith tries to get around Port Angeles’s Eve Burke (22) in the Vikings’ 67-39 loss. Barreith led the team with 12 points. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
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

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)
Colby White (left) scored 28 points in Central Kitsap’s 72-56 victory over Olympic. Kayla Brehmer (right) scored 15 in the Olympic girls’ win over Central Kitsap. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Colby White (left) scored 28 points in Central Kitsap’s 72-56 victory over Olympic. Kayla Brehmer (right) scored 15 in the Olympic girls’ win over Central Kitsap. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

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