North Kitsap Vikings

North Kitsap’s Logan Chmielewski looks for an open teammate as he is defending by Bremerton’s Kimo Retome. Chmielewski finished his team’s 84-55 win over the Knights with 12 points. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

North Kitsap grabs another big win over Bremerton, 84-55

POULSBO — Friday night’s matchup between Bremerton and North Kitsap arrived with a little extra juice after the Knights had knocked off Port Angeles the… Continue reading

North Kitsap’s Logan Chmielewski looks for an open teammate as he is defending by Bremerton’s Kimo Retome. Chmielewski finished his team’s 84-55 win over the Knights with 12 points. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
The 1948 Bainbridge boys state championship basketball team is one of two teams to be inducted into the Kitsap Athletic Roundtable’s Kitsap Sports Hall of Fame. Back row: Bob Dixon, Pete Uglesich, Bob Woodman, Jack Start, Bob Olsen, Ray Lowrie, Coach Tom Paski. Front row: Bob Sigle, Bob Buchanan, Dale Wallace, Don Nadeau, Jim Nadeau, Don Barnes, Sam Clarke. (Photo courtesy KAR)
The 1948 Bainbridge boys state championship basketball team is one of two teams to be inducted into the Kitsap Athletic Roundtable’s Kitsap Sports Hall of Fame. Back row: Bob Dixon, Pete Uglesich, Bob Woodman, Jack Start, Bob Olsen, Ray Lowrie, Coach Tom Paski. Front row: Bob Sigle, Bob Buchanan, Dale Wallace, Don Nadeau, Jim Nadeau, Don Barnes, Sam Clarke. (Photo courtesy KAR)
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)
Kobe McMillian had a game-high 24 points for North Kitsap in a 74-54 win over Sequim. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Big fourth quarter run sparks North Kitsap victory over Sequim

POULSBO — The Vikings survived a tough shooting night from the floor and some erratic play in their return to Olympic League action on Tuesday.… Continue reading

Kobe McMillian had a game-high 24 points for North Kitsap in a 74-54 win over Sequim. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Hunter Wallis was the heart and soul of Klahowya’s team this year, leading the Eagles in rushing, all-purpose yards, touchdowns, tackles and sacks. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Klahowya’s Hunter Wallis, North Kitsap’s Colton Bower land on all-state teams

The accolades keep coming in for Klahowya junior Hunter Wallis. After being named league MVP for the second year in a row, Wallis was given… Continue reading

Hunter Wallis was the heart and soul of Klahowya’s team this year, leading the Eagles in rushing, all-purpose yards, touchdowns, tackles and sacks. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Olympic’s Anjelo Pangelinan took home a championship at 113 after pinning his first three opponents and then winning a major decision in the finals. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Six Kitsap wrestlers were crowned at the 2019 Hammerhead Invitational

EAST BREMERTON — The end of each calendar year brings some of the state’s best wrestlers to Kitsap County in the annual Hammerhead Invitational, and… Continue reading

Olympic’s Anjelo Pangelinan took home a championship at 113 after pinning his first three opponents and then winning a major decision in the finals. (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)
Logan Chmielewski of North Kitsap goes up over Kimo Retome (30) of Bremerton in the Vikings’ 86-52 victory. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Logan Chmielewski of North Kitsap goes up over Kimo Retome (30) of Bremerton in the Vikings’ 86-52 victory. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

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

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)
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)