North Kitsap Vikings

Colton Bower passed for 363 yards and six touchdowns in North Kitsap’s 56-21 win over Bremerton. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bower throws 6 TD passes, runs for 100 yards in romp

Friday night brought together a North Kitsap team that loves to air out the football and a Bremerton defense coming off an astounding 10-turnover performance… Continue reading

 

Kamora McMillian tries to step past Kingston’s Cora Caldis. McMillian is a team captain and one of just five seniors on North Kitsap’s girls soccer team this year. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

NK girls soccer springs forward this fall

Although no one was happy to have lost their full slate of games last fall, for the North Kitsap girls soccer team, the abbreviated season… Continue reading

 

Colton Bower

Big passing plays spark N. Kitsap over Olympic

The Vikings didn’t get off to their fastest start on Homecoming night, but their receivers were able to make some big plays as they racked… Continue reading

Colton Bower
Allie Wildsmith of Bainbridge blasts a shot through the North Kitsap defense during her team’s five-set win on Thursday night. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Wildsmith leads Bainbridge to wild finish in win over N. Kitsap

Every time Bainbridge needed to help turn the momentum of the match, Allie Wildsmith was there. With set two tied at 17, Wildsmith delivered three… Continue reading

Allie Wildsmith of Bainbridge blasts a shot through the North Kitsap defense during her team’s five-set win on Thursday night. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Klahowya is now 2-0 on the season after defeating Coupeville and Kingston in its first two games. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Football Roundup: Week 2

North Kitsap 62, Lakeside 0 The Vikings improved to 2-0 and have scored 112 points in two games thanks to another offensive outburst, this one… Continue reading

Klahowya is now 2-0 on the season after defeating Coupeville and Kingston in its first two games. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Josh Smith, along with partner Drake Jones, are the top doubles pair for North Kitsap and led the way in Thursday’s match against Bainbridge, winning 6-0, 6-1. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

BI wins singles, NK doubles and match

North Kitsap’s seniors are hoping to make the most of their final year of high school tennis, and the work they put in during the… Continue reading

Josh Smith, along with partner Drake Jones, are the top doubles pair for North Kitsap and led the way in Thursday’s match against Bainbridge, winning 6-0, 6-1. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Colton Bower was a 2A All-State selection in the spring and he leads an experienced North Kitsap team this season. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

All-State QB leads N. Kitsap this fall

Editor’s note: A preview on Kingston football will run in next week’s paper. The stars are in alignment for the North Kitsap football team this… Continue reading

Colton Bower was a 2A All-State selection in the spring and he leads an experienced North Kitsap team this season. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Drake Jones, along with partner Josh Smith, are the favorites in the Olympic League doubles tournament. The duo also qualified for the 2A state tournament as sophomores. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Sports previews: North Kitsap

Editor’s note: Capsules on Kingston sports will run in next week’s paper. Girls Soccer 2021 record: 5-5-1 Head coach: Greg St. Peter Key players: Kamora… Continue reading

Drake Jones, along with partner Josh Smith, are the favorites in the Olympic League doubles tournament. The duo also qualified for the 2A state tournament as sophomores. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Happy to be back — North Kitsap sophomore EJ Vailolo goes for the ball in a drill during this week’s football practice. The Vikings’ first game is Sept. 3. (Mark Krulish/North Kitsap Herald photos)

Fall athletes glad to be back where they belong

Last fall, high school fields across Washington were empty as COVID-19 restrictions kept athletes away from their schools and their teammates until February. The late-August… Continue reading

Happy to be back — North Kitsap sophomore EJ Vailolo goes for the ball in a drill during this week’s football practice. The Vikings’ first game is Sept. 3. (Mark Krulish/North Kitsap Herald photos)
Happy to be back — North Kitsap sophomore EJ Vailolo goes for the ball in a drill during this week’s football practice. The Vikings’ first game is Sept. 3. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Fall athletes glad to be back where they belong

Last fall, high school fields across Washington were empty as COVID-19 restrictions kept athletes away from their schools and their teammates until February. The late-August… Continue reading

Happy to be back — North Kitsap sophomore EJ Vailolo goes for the ball in a drill during this week’s football practice. The Vikings’ first game is Sept. 3. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Mark Krulish

Krulish: 2021 sports season one we’ll never forget

It was likely the shortest high school sports season in state history, cramming three seasons into four months, but even putting aside the external circumstances… Continue reading

Mark Krulish
Bainbridge’s Garrett Swanson, shown here at the 2020 Mat Classic at the Tacoma Dome, was the all-league pick for the 106 weight class. (KNG File Photo)

NK’s Hammou, Bainbridge’s Swanson on all-league wrestling team

It was a tough year for wrestling with much lower participation numbers and an Olympic League wrestling tournament that ended up being canceled, but a… Continue reading

Bainbridge’s Garrett Swanson, shown here at the 2020 Mat Classic at the Tacoma Dome, was the all-league pick for the 106 weight class. (KNG File Photo)
North Kitsap junior Jonas La Tour was named Olympic League MVP.
 North Kitsap junior Jonas La Tour was named Olympic League MVP. (KNG File Photo)

NK’s La Tour named Olympic League MVP

Jonas La Tour was the leading scorer on North Kitsap’s league championship team, so it’s no surprise the 6-foot-5 junior was named the Olympic League’s… Continue reading

North Kitsap junior Jonas La Tour was named Olympic League MVP.
 North Kitsap junior Jonas La Tour was named Olympic League MVP. (KNG File Photo)
Colton Bower tries to find room with 6-foot-9 John Vaara guarding him close in the league championship game. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

NK knocks off PA to capture league hoops title

For the second-straight year, North Kitsap won its last game of the season. And although 2021 didn’t end with the golden ball trophy presentation on… Continue reading

Colton Bower tries to find room with 6-foot-9 John Vaara guarding him close in the league championship game. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap’s Cade Orness looks to dribble past Bainbridge guard Jacob Kirsch. Orness tied Monday’s semifinal match with a 3-pointer at the buzzer in regulation. The Vikings won in overtime. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap’s Cade Orness looks to dribble past Bainbridge guard Jacob Kirsch. Orness tied Monday’s semifinal match with a 3-pointer at the buzzer in regulation. The Vikings won in overtime. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Cade Orness was one of four North Kitsap players to score 20 or more points in the team’s first round win over Kingston. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Cade Orness was one of four North Kitsap players to score 20 or more points in the team’s first round win over Kingston. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

NK boys, girls win league tournament first round games

The North Kitsap boys hoops team got a chance to avenge its opening night loss to Kingston in the first round of the Olympic League… Continue reading

Cade Orness was one of four North Kitsap players to score 20 or more points in the team’s first round win over Kingston. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Cade Orness was one of four North Kitsap players to score 20 or more points in the team’s first round win over Kingston. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap’s Josh Smith attacks the net for a point as he did many times throughout the championship match victory. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

NK wins Olympic League doubles title

Early in the second set of the Olympic League doubles final, North Kitsap junior Josh Smith was at the net when a smash from Bainbridge’s… Continue reading

North Kitsap’s Josh Smith attacks the net for a point as he did many times throughout the championship match victory. (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)
North Kitsap junior Makalya Stockman was named one of the game’s MVPs. Stockman picked up a hit and struck out four batters in two innings. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Nationals beat the Americans 11-7 in 18th KAR Softball Showcase

Some of the West Sound’s best softball players took the field Tuesday for the return of Kitsap Athletic Roundtable’s 18th annual Softball Showcase. The Nationals,… Continue reading

North Kitsap junior Makalya Stockman was named one of the game’s MVPs. Stockman picked up a hit and struck out four batters in two innings. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)