Prep sports

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

Action-packed weekend ahead for local teams

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

Action-packed weekend ahead for local teams
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

Mark Krulish | Kitsap News Group                                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

Mark Krulish | Kitsap News Group                                South Kitsap wrestler Mason Eaglin commits to Duke University.
Crosspoint boys win SeaTac League title

Crosspoint boys win SeaTac League title

No. 2 seed in the 2B Bi-District tournament, host Orcas Island Feb. 13

Crosspoint boys win SeaTac League title
<em>Phil Stafford, shown here wrestling Clayton Brooks of South Kitsap at the HammerHead Tournament in December, was one of six Klahowya wrestlers to capture the top spot at the Sub-Regional Tournament.</em> Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group

Six wrestlers propel Klahowya to regional victory

VASHON ISLAND — Six Klahowya wrestlers took home championships at the West Central District III Sub-Regional Tournament on Feb. 3, propelling the Eagles to a… Continue reading

<em>Phil Stafford, shown here wrestling Clayton Brooks of South Kitsap at the HammerHead Tournament in December, was one of six Klahowya wrestlers to capture the top spot at the Sub-Regional Tournament.</em> Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group
<em>Olympic’s Samantha Stump finished in 15th at the state bowling tournament Feb. 1-3 at Narrows Plaza Bowl in Tacoma. The Trojans finished third in the 1A/2A tournament.</em>                                Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group

Olympic bowlers finish third at state tournament

Bremerton’s Sutton, Central Kitsap’s Clewis among top finishers

<em>Olympic’s Samantha Stump finished in 15th at the state bowling tournament Feb. 1-3 at Narrows Plaza Bowl in Tacoma. The Trojans finished third in the 1A/2A tournament.</em>                                Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group
North Kitsap’s Logan Chmielewski evades the defense of Port Angeles’ Colton McGuffey during the third quarter on Tuesday night at Port Angeles High School. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

North Kitsap boys one step closer to league title

PORT ANGELES — The Vikings now control their destiny. In front of a packed house on the Olympic Peninsula, North Kitsap prevailed in a game… Continue reading

North Kitsap’s Logan Chmielewski evades the defense of Port Angeles’ Colton McGuffey during the third quarter on Tuesday night at Port Angeles High School. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Mark Krulish | Kitsap News Group                                The South Kitsap bowling team stood together to cheer each other on during the Baker games at the West Central District III Tournament on Jan. 27.

Two South Kitsap bowlers are headed for state

TACOMA — The South Kitsap High bowling team will once again be represented at the state tournament in 2018. Juniors Ginger Cermak and Abigail Kay… Continue reading

Mark Krulish | Kitsap News Group                                The South Kitsap bowling team stood together to cheer each other on during the Baker games at the West Central District III Tournament on Jan. 27.
North Kitsap’s Lauren Weins makes a pass to the wing in her team’s 54-48 loss to Port Angeles. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Port Angeles knocks off North Kitsap, 54-48

The two teams are now tied for first place in the Olympic League

North Kitsap’s Lauren Weins makes a pass to the wing in her team’s 54-48 loss to Port Angeles. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)