Prep sports

North Kitsap junior Makalya Stockman was named one of the game’s MVPs. Stockman picked up a hit and struck out four batters in two innings. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Nationals beat the Americans 11-7 in 18th KAR Softball Showcase

Some of the West Sound’s best softball players took the field Tuesday for the return of Kitsap Athletic Roundtable’s 18th annual Softball Showcase. The Nationals,… Continue reading

 

Everett Moore gets up and over the Olympic defense for a shot attempt. Moore hit four 3-pointers in Bainbridge’s win over the Trojans. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bainbridge improves to 2-0 with 73-34 rout over Olympic

Two games, two 70+ point performances and two wins. It seems Bainbridge is comfortable with its temporary return to the Olympic League. The Spartans’ shooters… Continue reading

 

Cole Edwards entered the game against Port Angeles in the fifth inning and kept the offense off the board. He also tied the game with an RBI-triple in the sixth. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

NK gets monkey off its back, beats PA

North Kitsap’s recent history against Port Angeles hasn’t been pretty, but the Vikings finally got the chance to turn the tables on the Roughriders last… Continue reading

 

Miranda Grogger gave up just one run and did not walk a batter in the Olympic League championship game against North Kitsap. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bainbridge defies the odd, grabs softball title

The old cliché tells you to throw out the record books when it comes to the postseason because those wins and losses no longer matter.… Continue reading

Miranda Grogger gave up just one run and did not walk a batter in the Olympic League championship game against North Kitsap. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
JR Ritchie stole the show in the championship game with a no-hitter and 18 strikeouts against Central Kitsap. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Ritchie’s no-hitter, 18 K’s lead BI to league title

2021 could have been an incredible year for the Bainbridge baseball program. They were invited to play in the illustrious USA Baseball High School Invitation… Continue reading

JR Ritchie stole the show in the championship game with a no-hitter and 18 strikeouts against Central Kitsap. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Bainbridge gathers to celebrate Ben Wilkinson’s 30th-minute goal that ultimately helped the team clinch the Olympic League championship. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bainbridge wraps up Olympic League championship, undefeated season

The Spartans’ strong play from start to finish this season may leave players and coaches wondering what might have happened with a full season and… Continue reading

Bainbridge gathers to celebrate Ben Wilkinson’s 30th-minute goal that ultimately helped the team clinch the Olympic League championship. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Noah Deese pitched a complete game, one-hitter against North Kitsap on Monday. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Deese’s one-hit shutout sparks South Kitsap in Tribute to the Troops game

With a huge slate of games this week, pitching depth was going to be of the utmost importance to South Kitsap. So when one player… Continue reading

Noah Deese pitched a complete game, one-hitter against North Kitsap on Monday. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap's Colton Bower slides in ahead of Seth Woods's tag. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

N. Kitsap can’t hold off PA in the 7th

For six innings, North Kitsap was the better team in their home matchup against Port Angeles, but as has happened several times in the recent… Continue reading

North Kitsap's Colton Bower slides in ahead of Seth Woods's tag. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Ruby Raymundo hits one of her two doubles against Olympic. Raymundo finished the game with three hits and one RBI. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Pep talk sparks Spartans past Olympic

BI responds after Trojans take advantage of errors

Ruby Raymundo hits one of her two doubles against Olympic. Raymundo finished the game with three hits and one RBI. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
JR Ritchie threw five shutout innings for Bainbridge and also had two singles and a walk in four plate appearances against North Kitsap on Wednesday. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bainbridge fires on all cylinders in 10-0 win over N. Kitsap

JR Ritchie did a little bit of everything for Bainbridge in Wednesday’s game against North Kitsap. The junior right-hander pitched five shutout innings, rapped two… Continue reading

JR Ritchie threw five shutout innings for Bainbridge and also had two singles and a walk in four plate appearances against North Kitsap on Wednesday. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Bainbridge forward Damoni Mckenna-Greenawalt looks to break away down the sideline as North Kitsap’s Dylan Brindle gives chase. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Second half surge lifts Bainbridge past North Kitsap

The Spartans hadn’t conceded a goal or trailed in any of their first three matches of the season, but found themselves behind early against North… Continue reading

Bainbridge forward Damoni Mckenna-Greenawalt looks to break away down the sideline as North Kitsap’s Dylan Brindle gives chase. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
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Rebirth of spring sports rejuvenating

Spring is a time for rejuvenation and rebirth, an appropriate atmosphere for creation of something wonderful out of the ashes of a tragedy. Last week… Continue reading

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Bainbridge's Damoni Mckenna-Greenawalt and North Kitsap's Angel Chavez sprint for a loose ball. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bainbridge boys shut out North Kitsap in soccer

Bainbridge broke open a fast-paced, physical match with North Kitsap in the second half, finding the back of the net three times and keeping their… Continue reading

Bainbridge's Damoni Mckenna-Greenawalt and North Kitsap's Angel Chavez sprint for a loose ball. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Bainbridge running back Jack Mielke spins his way into the end zone in the Spartans’ 28-14 win over South Kitsap on Friday night. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bainbridge ends football season with romp over SK

Bainbridge legend Tom Paski and assistant coach John Fox once promised to make the long walk from Port Orchard to Bainbridge Island if the Spartans… Continue reading

Bainbridge running back Jack Mielke spins his way into the end zone in the Spartans’ 28-14 win over South Kitsap on Friday night. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Lillian Pruden puts a shot past the Kingston blockers during North Kitsap’s final volleyball match of the season. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

NK spikes Kingston in battle of top teams

North Kitsap and Kingston finished first in their respective Olympic League divisions, so it seemed only natural for the season to end with the two… Continue reading

Lillian Pruden puts a shot past the Kingston blockers during North Kitsap’s final volleyball match of the season. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Chandler Lindstrom catches a 63-yard touchdown for Central Kitsap against Sequim. (Michael Dashiell/Sequim Gazette)

Week 5 Olympic League Football Roundup

Bainbridge 28, South Kitsap 14 PJ Miller’s 2-yard touchdown run in the third quarter put the Spartans ahead for good in their 28-14 win over… Continue reading

Chandler Lindstrom catches a 63-yard touchdown for Central Kitsap against Sequim. (Michael Dashiell/Sequim Gazette)
South Kitsap’s Evelyn Collins-Winn (left) and Bainbridge’s Lily Curtis take off from the starting line at the Olympic League varsity championships at Battle Point Park. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

SK girls 2nd, Bainbridge 3rd at Olympic League XC championships

It wasn’t an ideal cross country season — September tends to be better for outdoor distance running than early February — but you could not… Continue reading

South Kitsap’s Evelyn Collins-Winn (left) and Bainbridge’s Lily Curtis take off from the starting line at the Olympic League varsity championships at Battle Point Park. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap quarterback Colton Bower accounted for over 500 yards of offense in his team’s 41-7 win over Bremerton. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

NK QB accounts for 509 yards in romp over Bremerton

Whether or not Friday night represented North Kitsap’s final game of the season has yet to be determined. But if the season is over, the… Continue reading

North Kitsap quarterback Colton Bower accounted for over 500 yards of offense in his team’s 41-7 win over Bremerton. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Morgan Halady (13) and Suzanne Skinner (5) block a kill attempt by Sequim’s Jolene Vaara during Kingston’s victory over the Wolves. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Kingston stands alone atop the Olympic League North Division

Kingston clinched their spot atop the Olympic League North Division Wednesday night, taking the de facto championship match against Sequim in straight sets. The Bucs… Continue reading

Morgan Halady (13) and Suzanne Skinner (5) block a kill attempt by Sequim’s Jolene Vaara during Kingston’s victory over the Wolves. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
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Sports marks a return to normalcy on Kitsap’s COVID anniversary

We’ve wound all the way around to the one-year anniversary of the first COVID-19 case found in Kitsap County. It was on March 8 that… Continue reading

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