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Bainbridge quarterback Jack Grant, left, hands off to Garrett Goade as Port Angeles defender Jeremiah Hall closes in on Friday night in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Football Roundup: Week 7

Port Angeles 27, Bainbridge 7 The Spartans had their opportunities, but the Port Angeles defense came up big when needed, and Bainbridge was turned away… Continue reading

 

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

 

Bainbridge senior Maddy Brown looks to pry the ball loose from a Sequim player during her team’s 1-0 win Thursday night. Mark Krulish/Bainbridge Island Review photos

Bainbridge maintains top spot with 1-0 win over Sequim

Keeping the positive momentum going was the order of the day for an undefeated Bainbridge girls soccer team as they welcomed Sequim to Memorial Stadium… Continue reading

 

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Prep playoffs could mirror Mariners excitement

If you were one of the 44,164 folks who attended the Mariners final Saturday game of the season a couple of weeks ago, consider yourself… Continue reading

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Bremerton quarterback Josh Tapangco threw a pair of touchdown passes in his team’s 32-0 win over Bainbridge on Friday night. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Football Roundup: Week 6

North Kitsap 49, Sequim 7 The Vikings continued their march through the Olympic League with another 35-point victory, downing Sequim on the road. Colton Bower… Continue reading

Bremerton quarterback Josh Tapangco threw a pair of touchdown passes in his team’s 32-0 win over Bainbridge on Friday night. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Finn Miller plays defense against his Mercer Island counterpart, Finn Friedland (7), in Monday night’s water polo match agains the Islanders. Bainbridge won 17-8. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

BHS water polo beats Mercer Island to remain undefeated

In the 50-year history of boys high school water polo in Washington state, nine teams have been crowned state champion. And in most cases, teams… Continue reading

Finn Miller plays defense against his Mercer Island counterpart, Finn Friedland (7), in Monday night’s water polo match agains the Islanders. Bainbridge won 17-8. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap improved to 4-0 on the season with a 42-7 win over Olympic on Friday. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Football roundup: Week 5

North Kitsap 42, Olympic 7 The Trojans hung tough for a while, but North Kitsap eventually hit some big plays en route to a 42-7… Continue reading

North Kitsap improved to 4-0 on the season with a 42-7 win over Olympic on Friday. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
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Community comes together over COVID cancellations

We’re a few weeks into the Fall 2021 prep season, and although the vast majority of games have gone off as planned, predictably, there have… Continue reading

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Kingston senior Marion Stejer is one of the volleyball team’s top returning players after being named an Olympic League MVP in the spring. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Fall sports preview: Kingston

Volleyball 2021 record: 11-2 Head coach: Mikaela Strutz Key players: Marion Stejer, outside hitter, sr.; Karyss Johnson, middle blocker, sr.; Nizhoni Price, outside hitter, sr.;… Continue reading

Kingston senior Marion Stejer is one of the volleyball team’s top returning players after being named an Olympic League MVP in the spring. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Bainbridge running back Matt LeDorze crashes through the line in the Spartans’ opening night game against Garfield. (Mark Krulish/Bainbridge Island Review)

Young Bainbridge blown out in opener

It was a baptismal by fire for Bainbridge’s young gridders on opening night. Hosting Metro League power Garfield, the Spartans hung tough early on, but… Continue reading

Bainbridge running back Matt LeDorze crashes through the line in the Spartans’ opening night game against Garfield. (Mark Krulish/Bainbridge Island Review)
Hailey Deese leads the rush upfield during last year’s match against Bremerton. South Kitsap has a number of returners from last spring’s varsity team. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Sports previews: South Kitsap

Girls Soccer 2021 record: 8-2-1 Head coach: Hailey Parker Key players: Rosamaria Deluna, goalkeeper, jr.; Payton Pine, midfielder, sr.; Katharine Kent, midfielder, jr.; Kailey Strong,… Continue reading

Hailey Deese leads the rush upfield during last year’s match against Bremerton. South Kitsap has a number of returners from last spring’s varsity team. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Strength up front: Wyatt Goade (59) and Axel Gibson go head-to-head in a drill during preseason practice. (Mark Krulish/Bainbridge Island Review)

Bigger line could mean better for Bainbridge

The Bainbridge football team has undergone a serious transformation in just a few months, and in more ways than one. Last season, the Spartans were… Continue reading

Strength up front: Wyatt Goade (59) and Axel Gibson go head-to-head in a drill during preseason practice. (Mark Krulish/Bainbridge Island Review)
Isabelle Prentice is one of the volleyball team’s top returners this season. (Review file photo)

Fall sports previews: Bainbridge

Girls Soccer 2021 record: 6-4 Head coach: Katie Drovdahl Key players: Savannah Mabee, defender/midfielder, jr.; Kendall Low, midfielder, jr.; Ellie Murray, forward, jr.; Erin Weiss,… Continue reading

Isabelle Prentice is one of the volleyball team’s top returners this season. (Review file photo)
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)
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We’re closer to being normal this fall sports season

All felt right again as I pulled up to South Kitsap High School this week, ready to observe a fall practice for the first time… Continue reading

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DOH: Masks not required for outdoor sports this fall

The fall preps preseason is just around the corner, and as teams gather to get ready for what will hopefully be a full season of… Continue reading

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Krulish: An exciting late summer is ahead in Seattle

The state Department of Health finally shared some good COVID-related news this week as it announced 70 percent of the population had received at least… Continue reading

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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

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Evelyn Collins-Winn, shown here during the Olympic League cross country championships on Bainbridge Island, will run at the University of Portland in the fall. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Port Orchard Independent Female Athlete of the Year: Evelyn Collins-Winn

Whether it’s running or academics, South Kitsap High senior Evelyn Collins-Winn has never shied away from hard work. Sometimes, though, it’s still helpful to receive… Continue reading

Evelyn Collins-Winn, shown here during the Olympic League cross country championships on Bainbridge Island, will run at the University of Portland in the fall. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
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Xavier Eaglin was a three-time state-placer for South Kitsap at the Mat Classic and won a title as a freshman in 2018, the first SK ninth grader to do so. Eaglin finished his senior year with an undefeated record and an SPSL championship.

Port Orchard Independent Male Athlete of the Year: Xavier Eaglin

When the COVID-19 pandemic shut down high school sports, young athletes everywhere began thinking about what their life would be like beyond sports. Heading into… Continue reading

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Xavier Eaglin was a three-time state-placer for South Kitsap at the Mat Classic and won a title as a freshman in 2018, the first SK ninth grader to do so. Eaglin finished his senior year with an undefeated record and an SPSL championship.