North Kitsap Vikings

Poulsbo’s Julefest draws a crowd

The Vikings came ashore once again and took over downtown Poulsbo for the Viking City’s annual Julefest Celebration. On Saturday the St. Lucia Bride was… 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)

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

 

Vikings await the Lucia Bride’s lighting of the Julefest bonfire at Muriel Iverson Williams Waterfront Park. File photo

Poulsbo holiday tradition returns Saturday

While for many, Thanksgiving is the mark of the start of the holiday season, for Poulsbo its Scandinavian bazaar, Julefest bonfire, and the procession of… Continue reading

Vikings await the Lucia Bride’s lighting of the Julefest bonfire at Muriel Iverson Williams Waterfront Park. File photo

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

North Kitsap Boys Basketball | Winter Sports Preview

Head coach: Scott Orness 2018-2019 record: 23-6 (11-2 OLY 2A) Key players: Shaa Humphrey, sr., F; Kobe McMillian, sr., G; Logan Chmielewski, sr., F; Johny… Continue reading

North Kitsap Boys Swimming | Fall Sports Preview

Head coach: Greg Braun 2018-2019 record: 4-2 (4-2 OLY 2A) Key swimmers: Yordon Henry, sr.; Spencer Grubb, sr.; Kian Dougherty, sr.; Blu Brush, jr.; Logan… Continue reading

North Kitsap gymnastics | Winter Sports Preview

Head coach: Kris Goodfellow 2018-2019 record: 3-0 (2-0 OLY) Key gymnasts: Grace Billings, jr.; Junko Ketch, sr.; Kelli Stevens, sr.; Caytie Johnson, sr.; Alivia Plamer,… Continue reading

Brianna Hoffman

Athlete of the Week: Brianna Hoffman, North Kitsap girls swimming

Brianna Hoffman had a difficult 2019, but things were looking up as the year came to a close. In January, Hoffman found she had a… Continue reading

Brianna Hoffman

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

Klahowya’s Rachel Bailey is the Olympic League 1A MVP for the second year in a row. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Olympic All-League volleyball: Klahowya’s Rachel Bailey nabs another MVP

Klahowya’s Rachel Bailey has been named the Olympic League 1A’s Most Valuable Player for the second year in a row. The Eagles senior captain has… Continue reading

Klahowya’s Rachel Bailey is the Olympic League 1A MVP for the second year in a row. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Tim French coached North Kitsap’s volleyball team for 16 seasons and had a record of 269-100. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

North Kitsap’s Tim French announces his retirement from coaching

POULSBO — Nearly every November for the past eight years, North Kitsap head coach Tim French’s grocery budget has ballooned. In 2011, after his first… Continue reading

Tim French coached North Kitsap’s volleyball team for 16 seasons and had a record of 269-100. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Colton Bower led North Kitsap with 1,345 passing yards, 1,094 rushing yards and 22 total touchdowns. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Colton Bower led North Kitsap with 1,345 passing yards, 1,094 rushing yards and 22 total touchdowns. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
The Vikings finished 2019 as the Olympic League champions for a seventh-straight season and took fifth at the district tournament. At state, they fell one match short of placing in the top eight. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

North Kitsap goes 1-2 at state tournament, falls one match shy of placing

ELLENSBURG — North Kitsap had another solid run at the 2A state tournament this past weekend at Central Washington University, which left them one win… Continue reading

The Vikings finished 2019 as the Olympic League champions for a seventh-straight season and took fifth at the district tournament. At state, they fell one match short of placing in the top eight. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap junior Brianna Hoffman won her second consecutive state championship in the 200-yard freestyle at the 2A state meet this past weekend. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap junior Brianna Hoffman won her second consecutive state championship in the 200-yard freestyle at the 2A state meet this past weekend. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Central Kitsap junior Madisyn Diabo set up the match-tying goal in the 75th minute. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Central Kitsap advances to state semifinals for the first time in program history; North Kitsap falls to Selah in penalty kicks

VANCOUVER — For the first time in program history, the Central Kitsap girls soccer team is headed to the Class 3A state semifinals. Their magical… Continue reading

Central Kitsap junior Madisyn Diabo set up the match-tying goal in the 75th minute. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap running back Taylor Jackson tries to maneuver through the Archbishop Murphy defense. The Wildcats won 46-0. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Vikings can’t tame Wildcats in 46-0 state playoff loss

It was Archbishop Murphy’s fourth consecutive state playoff victory over North Kitsap

North Kitsap running back Taylor Jackson tries to maneuver through the Archbishop Murphy defense. The Wildcats won 46-0. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap faces Archbishop Murphy tonight at Everett Memorial Stadium. It is the fourth time in five years they have matched up in the 2A state playoffs. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

2A state playoffs preview: No. 9 North Kitsap at No. 8 Archbishop Murphy

The game is tonight at 7 p.m. at Everett Memorial Stadium

North Kitsap faces Archbishop Murphy tonight at Everett Memorial Stadium. It is the fourth time in five years they have matched up in the 2A state playoffs. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Bremerton’s Dani Bodlorick will participate in the 100-yard breaststroke and 200-yard IM at the 2A state meet this weekend. Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group

State meet preview: Swimmers to watch and schedule of events

FEDERAL WAY — This weekend is the culmination of the 2019 girls swimming season as the state’s best gather at the King County Aquatic Center… Continue reading

Bremerton’s Dani Bodlorick will participate in the 100-yard breaststroke and 200-yard IM at the 2A state meet this weekend. Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group