Prep sports

Virgil Taylor celebrates with his son, David, who served as the bat boy for North Kitsap’s 1988 state championship team. (Contributed photo by the Taylor Family)

N. Kitsap coaching legend dies at age 80

He’s been a fixture at prep baseball, football games

 

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                                Virgil and his wife, DiAnn, who were together for 63 years and married for nearly 58.

N. Kitsap coaching legend dies at age 80

He was a longtime fixture at high school baseball, football games

 

Bainbridge running back Alex Ledbetter tries to break away from the pile during the Spartans’ 2018 opener against North Kitsap. (File photo)

A look back at some great Week 1 local prep gridiron games

Under normal circumstances, tonight fans would have gathered at high school stadiums all over Kitsap County to celebrate the beginning of the 2020 fall season… Continue reading

 

Cross country was one of the few remaining sports that had a chance to compete this fall until the decision was made to move all fall sports to spring. (Review File Photo)

PREPS: Fall seasons officially pushed to spring 2021

Cross country, boys tennis join girls swim and dive in season 3

Cross country was one of the few remaining sports that had a chance to compete this fall until the decision was made to move all fall sports to spring. (Review File Photo)
The Bainbridge football team, shown here celebrating their 2019 Agate Cup win over North Kitsap, will have to wait until March of 2021 to get a chance to defend the cup. (Review file photo)

WIAA to move most fall sports to March 2021

Friday night lights won’t be returning in 2020 for high school sports fans in Kitsap. The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association made it official Tuesday that… Continue reading

The Bainbridge football team, shown here celebrating their 2019 Agate Cup win over North Kitsap, will have to wait until March of 2021 to get a chance to defend the cup. (Review file photo)

WIAA approves seeding committees for all team sports beginning in the fall

The WIAA began an experiment two years ago when it approved the use of seeding committees to rank teams for state tournament matches, and it… Continue reading

The spring sports season has been canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak

The announcement yesterday from Gov. Jay Inslee that traditional, on-site education would cease for the remainder of the school year put the final nail in… Continue reading

Like all others around Kitsap, North Kitsap High School’s baseball field has no activity in its future. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Local athletic fields left empty as schools shutter for weeks

At a time when Kitsap County athletic fields should be beehives of activity, all is silent as the coronavirus crisis has shut down sporting activity… Continue reading

Like all others around Kitsap, North Kitsap High School’s baseball field has no activity in its future. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Olympic’s Alec Acfalle was named the Olympic League MVP. He finished second in his weight class in the state tournament this year. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Olympic’s AcFalle, North Kitsap’s Beaudoin named league MVPs

The votes are in. Alec AcFalle of Olympic and Holly Beaudoin of North Kitsap are the boys and girls Olympic League wrestling most valuable player… Continue reading

Olympic’s Alec Acfalle was named the Olympic League MVP. He finished second in his weight class in the state tournament this year. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

North Kitsap eliminated in first round of state tournament

YAKIMA — Sometimes the journey ends a little earlier than expected. North Kitsap drew a first round matchup against a tall, long, physical William F.… Continue reading

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                                Top Row: Coach James Brady, Mika Brady, Allison Thompson, Faith Potter, Rowan Frazier, Reese Orser, Sierra DeFevers, Coach Jamie DeFevers. Bottom row: Dorothy Sanders, Leah Toyama-Ferguson, Sayuri Penaranda.

Team Storm qualifies for state championship in Spokane

The team is headed to Spokane for state championships March 16-18.

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                                Top Row: Coach James Brady, Mika Brady, Allison Thompson, Faith Potter, Rowan Frazier, Reese Orser, Sierra DeFevers, Coach Jamie DeFevers. Bottom row: Dorothy Sanders, Leah Toyama-Ferguson, Sayuri Penaranda.
Junior guard Raelee Moore led North Kitsap with 16 points in their regional win over Renton. The Vikings have qualified for the state tournament for the first time since 1988. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

North Kitsap boys and girls are Yakima-bound

SOUTH HILL — The North Kitsap basketball teams finally get to ride together to the Hardwood Classic at the Yakima SunDome. The two teams played… Continue reading

Junior guard Raelee Moore led North Kitsap with 16 points in their regional win over Renton. The Vikings have qualified for the state tournament for the first time since 1988. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Kingston’s Tim Gallagher won four state championships — two as an individual and two as part of relay teams — at the state swim meet. The Buccaneers finished third overall.​ (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Kingston third, Olympic fourth in state swim meet

Seven state titles were won by Kitsap swimmers and, in five of them, state records were broken

Kingston’s Tim Gallagher won four state championships — two as an individual and two as part of relay teams — at the state swim meet. The Buccaneers finished third overall.​ (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
South Kitsap’s Xavier Eaglin, a freshman, won his first state championship at Mat Classic XXX in the 106 pound division. He was part of an effort that helped the Wolves net the overall 4A team title. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

South Kitsap wins 4A state championship

Brothers Xavier and Mason Eaglin won individual titles

South Kitsap’s Xavier Eaglin, a freshman, won his first state championship at Mat Classic XXX in the 106 pound division. He was part of an effort that helped the Wolves net the overall 4A team title. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap’s Zac Olmsted slips by his defender in the 2A WCD III district championship game. The Vikings won 50-37 to capture their second title in three years. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

North Kitsap wins West Central District 3 title

Olmsted’s 17 points leads the way in 50-37 win over Fife

North Kitsap’s Zac Olmsted slips by his defender in the 2A WCD III district championship game. The Vikings won 50-37 to capture their second title in three years. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

North Kitsap girls finish third in district tournament

Vikings hold off a furious fourth-quarter charge by the Trojans to seal a 49-41 win

North Kitsap’s Ryan Hecker looks to get by Renton’s Jaloni Gardner. The Vikings won their district semifinal game 73-66 and will play for the championship Saturday against Fife. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

North Kitsap will play for district championship

The Vikings defeated Renton, 73-66, behind a 28-point performance from Zac Olmsted.

North Kitsap’s Ryan Hecker looks to get by Renton’s Jaloni Gardner. The Vikings won their district semifinal game 73-66 and will play for the championship Saturday against Fife. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Lauren Hudson was chosen as a first-team all-state soccer player this year by the Washington State Soccer Coaches Association. She will play next year at Seattle University. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Central Kitsap athletes sign on to colleges

Wood will play for Puget Sound, Welborne for Central Washington, Hudson for Seattle U

Lauren Hudson was chosen as a first-team all-state soccer player this year by the Washington State Soccer Coaches Association. She will play next year at Seattle University. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Action-packed weekend ahead for local teams

A quick primer on the district basketball tournament, and the state wrestling, swimming and gymnastics meets.

Olympic’s Alec Acfalle won a major decision against Caleb Bullard, of Blaine, in the 138 finals at the 2A Region 2 tournament on Feb. 10. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Olympic trio wins titles at 2A Regionals

South Kitsap takes home 4A regional team championship

Olympic’s Alec Acfalle won a major decision against Caleb Bullard, of Blaine, in the 138 finals at the 2A Region 2 tournament on Feb. 10. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)