Prep sports

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

 

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.

 

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)
Kingston’s Aron Markow won the 100 breaststroke in 58.65 and is one of four Kingston Ironmen this season. (Kitsap News Group file photo)

Kingston swimmers capture district title

Buccaneers now turn their attention towards defending the state 2A crown

Kingston’s Aron Markow won the 100 breaststroke in 58.65 and is one of four Kingston Ironmen this season. (Kitsap News Group file photo)
Logan Chmielewski goes for the basket against Franklin Pierce on Jan. 6. The two teams met again in the district tournament on Feb. 10 and North Kitsap won, 70-55. (Kitsap News Group File Photo

North Kitsap tops Franklin Pierce, 70-55

The Vikings will play Renton in the district semifinals

Logan Chmielewski goes for the basket against Franklin Pierce on Jan. 6. The two teams met again in the district tournament on Feb. 10 and North Kitsap won, 70-55. (Kitsap News Group File Photo
Klahowya’s Gabriel Smith extends past the Vashon Island defense in his team’s district game on Feb. 9. The Eagles season came to an end with a 52-42 loss. (Jacob Moore/Kitsap News Group)

Klahowya’s season ends in district tournament

Mid-season hot streak put the Eagles in contention for a league championship

Klahowya’s Gabriel Smith extends past the Vashon Island defense in his team’s district game on Feb. 9. The Eagles season came to an end with a 52-42 loss. (Jacob Moore/Kitsap News Group)
Olympic’s Brandon Barron (4) scores a layup as Giovanni Vasquez attempts the block. The Trojans defeat the Sentinels, 50-39 on Feb. 8 in the West Central District 2A tournament. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Olympic beats Steilacoom, falls to Renton in district tournament

The Trojans face Sequim in an elimination game Feb. 14.

Olympic’s Brandon Barron (4) scores a layup as Giovanni Vasquez attempts the block. The Trojans defeat the Sentinels, 50-39 on Feb. 8 in the West Central District 2A tournament. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
<em>Katie Hughes (24) goes up for a layup against the Franklin Pierce defense in her team’s district playoff opener. North Kitsap won 67-31.			</em>Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group

North Kitsap overwhelms Franklin Pierce, 67-31, in district opener

POULSBO — North Kitsap’s season had been going pretty well until the final week. Two losses to Port Angeles in the span of five days,… Continue reading

<em>Katie Hughes (24) goes up for a layup against the Franklin Pierce defense in her team’s district playoff opener. North Kitsap won 67-31.			</em>Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group

The boys are back: North Kitsap returns to postseason with fourth straight league title

Senior guard Kai Warren leads the team with 20 points

SK wrestling takes second place at SPSL championship

PUYALLUP — South Kitsap took home second place at the SPSL 4A league championship on Feb. 3, finishing just 17 points behind Curtis. Both teams… Continue reading

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                                South Kitsap wrestler Mason Eaglin commits to Duke University.

Student athletes commit to colleges on National Signing Day

PORT ORCHARD — Six South Kitsap athletes made their college commitments official on Feb. 7 as they took part in National Signing Day. Baseball players… Continue reading

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                                South Kitsap wrestler Mason Eaglin commits to Duke University.