Kingston High School

Alexandra Payne set a new meet record in the discus with a throw of 113-11. Payne is currently ranked second in the hammer throw, fourth in discus and ninth in shotput in 2A. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Alexandra Payne set a new meet record in the discus with a throw of 113-11. Payne is currently ranked second in the hammer throw, fourth in discus and ninth in shotput in 2A. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Mackenzie Wagner pitched five innings for North Kitsap and allowed just one run on four hits while striking out four. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Mackenzie Wagner pitched five innings for North Kitsap and allowed just one run on four hits while striking out four. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Kingston’s Delaney Olson tees off against Port Angeles High School on the first hole on at Peninsula Golf Course in Port Angeles. Golf has been one of the few sports relatively unaffected by recent rainstorms. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Kingston’s Delaney Olson tees off against Port Angeles High School on the first hole on at Peninsula Golf Course in Port Angeles. Golf has been one of the few sports relatively unaffected by recent rainstorms. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Kingston celebrates a victory over North Kitsap following a save by keeper Ian Schmid in the seventh round of the penalty shootout. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Kingston celebrates a victory over North Kitsap following a save by keeper Ian Schmid in the seventh round of the penalty shootout. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Bremerton infielder Karli Uhrich clenches her fist in celebration of her team taking a late 10-8 lead as she steps on home plate in the bottom of the sixth inning. Jacob Moore | Kitsap Daily News

Linkemyer’s clutch hit lifts Bremerton to 10-8 victory

The Knights came from behind to defeat Kingston in an Olympic League match

Bremerton infielder Karli Uhrich clenches her fist in celebration of her team taking a late 10-8 lead as she steps on home plate in the bottom of the sixth inning. Jacob Moore | Kitsap Daily News
Senior outfielder Gage Updegrove races home to score in the third inning. Kingston won 7-4. Jacob Moore | Kitsap Daily News

Kingston baseball takes down Trojans

Head coach Abe Lupkin said he’s beginning to see his team’s competitive attitude show

Senior outfielder Gage Updegrove races home to score in the third inning. Kingston won 7-4. Jacob Moore | Kitsap Daily News
Danya Wallis (foreground) played doubles against Kingston on March 26 with teammate Grace Hansen. Wallis is on a quest to win her fourth singles championship this season. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Danya Wallis, North Kitsap looking to repeat

Wallis is pursuing her fourth singles championship and the team is after its fifth-straight league title

Danya Wallis (foreground) played doubles against Kingston on March 26 with teammate Grace Hansen. Wallis is on a quest to win her fourth singles championship this season. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Stefans Lusis of Kingston is the defending Olympic League and WCD III 3,200-meter champion and will face challengers both old and new this spring, including Lucas Becker of Klahowya (center) who is running track for the first time. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Kingston’s Stefans Lusis has new competition from a familiar face in Klahowya’s Lucas Becker

The two ran against one another during cross country season; now Becker is running track for the first time

Stefans Lusis of Kingston is the defending Olympic League and WCD III 3,200-meter champion and will face challengers both old and new this spring, including Lucas Becker of Klahowya (center) who is running track for the first time. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
<em>Sophomore cast member Sebastian Flores, left, and senior Sophie Maio, drama club president, sign during a scene of the play, “Almost Maine.”</em>
                                Jacob Moore / Kitsap Daily News

Kingston drama partners with ASL students

Translators and even some actors use ASL during showings

<em>Sophomore cast member Sebastian Flores, left, and senior Sophie Maio, drama club president, sign during a scene of the play, “Almost Maine.”</em>
                                Jacob Moore / Kitsap Daily News
Kingston junior defender Davey Anderson, right, and Klahowya senior forward Darius Joe battle for the ball during the first half of their March 19 game. The Buccaneers won 2-1. Jacob Moore | Kitsap News Group
Kingston junior defender Davey Anderson, right, and Klahowya senior forward Darius Joe battle for the ball during the first half of their March 19 game. The Buccaneers won 2-1. Jacob Moore | Kitsap News Group
Senior Zee Young comes home on a single by freshman Brooke Mimaki in the first inning of Central Kitsap’s game against Kingston on March 15. (Jacob Moore/Kitsap Daily News)
Senior Zee Young comes home on a single by freshman Brooke Mimaki in the first inning of Central Kitsap’s game against Kingston on March 15. (Jacob Moore/Kitsap Daily News)
<em>Kingston catcher Meghan Fenwick takes a few swings at a practice before her team’s first game of the season.</em>
                                Mark Krulish / Kitsap News Group

Kingston Softball | Spring Sports Preview

Head coach: Joe Schiel 2017 record: 5-7, 5-12 Top returning players: C Meghan Fenwick, Jr.; SS Lucy Schaeffer, Jr.; 1B Lauren Wadley, So.; CF Holly… Continue reading

<em>Kingston catcher Meghan Fenwick takes a few swings at a practice before her team’s first game of the season.</em>
                                Mark Krulish / Kitsap News Group

Kingston Baseball | Spring Sports Preview

Head coach: Abe Lupkin 2017 record: 6-7, 8-8 Top returning players: SS Ethan Sax, Sr.; CF Gage Updegrove, Sr.; P/IF/OF Tim Melzer, Jr.; P/IF/OF Jack… Continue reading

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Kingston’s Jordan Sanchez looks upfield for a pass in his team’s 1-0 victory over North Kitsap on March 12. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Kingston’s Jordan Sanchez looks upfield for a pass in his team’s 1-0 victory over North Kitsap on March 12. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Volunteer educators help keep African students in school

Through sponsorships, Chelsea and Kyle Pease helped pay for 13 students’ education

From left, North Kitsap High School seniors Donovan LeRoy and Ethan Rhodes work on their projects during a Jan. 30 after-school CTE shop session at NKHS. Jacob Moore/Kitsap News Group

CTE teachers finding ways around budgetary constraints

Difficult at times, CTE programs must deal with expensive equipment, repairs and more students

From left, North Kitsap High School seniors Donovan LeRoy and Ethan Rhodes work on their projects during a Jan. 30 after-school CTE shop session at NKHS. Jacob Moore/Kitsap News Group
North Kitsap’s Grace Johnson looks for a way to the basket against Kingston. North Kitsap defeated its inter-district rival 67-60 on Jan. 19. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

North Kitsap wins round two against Kingston, 67-60

Olivia Selembo led the Vikings with 28 points

North Kitsap’s Grace Johnson looks for a way to the basket against Kingston. North Kitsap defeated its inter-district rival 67-60 on Jan. 19. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Ethan Fox, one of Kingston’s two swimmers with Ironmen status, competes in the 200 individual medley during a dual meet with Olympic. The Bucs won 106.5-69.5. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Kingston’s Ironmen lead Bucs past Olympic

Two top Olympic League swim teams went toe-to-toe

Ethan Fox, one of Kingston’s two swimmers with Ironmen status, competes in the 200 individual medley during a dual meet with Olympic. The Bucs won 106.5-69.5. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
<em>Kingston’s Sierra Denning (20) tries to muscle past Olivia Selembo and Katie Hughes (24) of North Kitsap on Jan. 9. The Vikings won the game 50-40. 					 </em>Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group

North Kitsap prevails over rival Kingston, 50-40

Olivia Selembo scores 15 points for North Kitsap in her first full game of the season

<em>Kingston’s Sierra Denning (20) tries to muscle past Olivia Selembo and Katie Hughes (24) of North Kitsap on Jan. 9. The Vikings won the game 50-40. 					 </em>Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group