Sports

Former North Kitsap High School three-sport standout Shawn Deeds (1989-91) will be inducted into the Kitsap Sports Hall of Fame in February. Courtesy photos

Kitsap Sports HOF inductees announced

Includes NK 3-sport standout Shawn Deeds; 2001 Bainbridge LLWS team

 

Nine-year-old Wyatt Christensen of Kingston (right) recently won the Expert Class at the USA BMX Grand Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma, making him 2021 National Championship for his age group. Courtesy photos

Local BMX phenom continues to rack up national accolades

Nine-year-old Wyatt Christensen is from Kingston

 

“We take great pride in teaching the physical aspects of the arts, but we take greater pride in honoring the very tenets the arts were built upon—pride, honor, discipline, integrity, respect, humility, and perseverance,” says Ken Aduddell, co-owner of Pacific Fusion Premier Martial Arts. Top

Ready for a challenge? Martial arts inspires both physical and mental strength

Elite martial arts academy opens new location in Silverdale, teaching cool kicks and life lessons

 

Concept of what the sportsbook area will look like at the Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort. Courtesy illustration

PME, FanDuel partner to bring sports betting to Clearwater Casino

Sportsbook will open this fall; no specific date set

Concept of what the sportsbook area will look like at the Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort. Courtesy illustration
Don Sickle of Bainbridge Island makes a play at the net during a medal match in the Mixed Doubles tournament. Sickle and his partner, Kim Hemingway, won silver in the 3.0, 50+ group. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Founders pickleball tournament now has a home

The home of pickleball finally has a home, and this past weekend was a time to celebrate. The Founders Courts at Battle Point Park have… Continue reading

Don Sickle of Bainbridge Island makes a play at the net during a medal match in the Mixed Doubles tournament. Sickle and his partner, Kim Hemingway, won silver in the 3.0, 50+ group. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
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We all, even athletes, deserve a break

Everyone needs a break sometimes. I spent the past week on vacation myself, visiting my home state of New Jersey — I recommend just skipping… Continue reading

Mark Krulish
Chad Rounds, Jimmy Lee Burrus and Ryan Hough on the water at the completion of the Warrior Paddle. (Contributed photo)

Veterans paddle to raise awareness for mental health

Armed Forces veterans know what it means to face a challenge head-on. They know what it means to push themselves to their physical limits. And,… Continue reading

Chad Rounds, Jimmy Lee Burrus and Ryan Hough on the water at the completion of the Warrior Paddle. (Contributed photo)
“Strong Like Her” features American powerlifter Megan Gallagher on the cover.
“Strong Like Her” features American powerlifter Megan Gallagher on the cover.
Island resident Greg Nance pulls up to the end of Point Monroe Drive near Fay Bainbridge Park during his endurance run around Bainbridge. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

With community encouragement, Greg Nance completes his run around Bainbridge Island

For the rare few among us who enjoy putting ourselves through the rigorous training required to complete great physical feats, life can be lonely. Long… Continue reading

Island resident Greg Nance pulls up to the end of Point Monroe Drive near Fay Bainbridge Park during his endurance run around Bainbridge. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Krulish: Release the Kraken

Krulish: Release the Kraken

What’s in a name? When it comes to professional sports teams, not much, provided it isn’t offensive to or doesn’t make light of any particular… Continue reading

Krulish: Release the Kraken
Girls swimming will be moved to season 3 in the spring after the WIAA received further guidance from the Department of Health (Review file photo)

Moving fall sports to spring provides a glimmer of hope for coaches and athletes

There’s nothing quite like combining the crisp, damp Autumn air of the Pacific Northwest with the bright lights of the gridiron. The fall weather here… Continue reading

Girls swimming will be moved to season 3 in the spring after the WIAA received further guidance from the Department of Health (Review file photo)
WIAA delays start of football season to Sept. 5

WIAA delays start of football season to Sept. 5

The WIAA Executive Board voted this month to delay the start of the fall sports season to Sept. 5 for football and Sept. 7 for… Continue reading

WIAA delays start of football season to Sept. 5
Bremerton junior Te’Caela Wilcher is one of two remaining members of the two-time defending 2A 4x100 relay champions. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Krulish: What the spring sports season might have brought us

It’s early May, and the high school sports scene in Kitsap is usually buzzing with activity as teams get ready for the postseason. But this… Continue reading

Bremerton junior Te’Caela Wilcher is one of two remaining members of the two-time defending 2A 4x100 relay champions. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
(photo courtesy of NW Sports Therapy)

NW Sports Physical Therapy opens clinic in Poulsbo

NW Sports Physical Therapy Inc. recently opened an outpatient clinic in Poulsbo, marking its eighth location in the region. The new clinic is located at… Continue reading

(photo courtesy of NW Sports Therapy)
Racquetball: Results for the 13th annual open singles championships at KTAC

Racquetball: Results for the 13th annual open singles championships at KTAC

EAST BREMERTON — The Kitsap Tennis and Athletic Center hosted the 13th Annual McClouds Grill House Racquetball Singles Championship on Dec. 7. The free-to-watch event… Continue reading

Racquetball: Results for the 13th annual open singles championships at KTAC
National Franchise to open extreme air sports park in Silverdale

National Franchise to open extreme air sports park in Silverdale

Park hopes to open in the next few weeks, according to General Manager Delinda Hernandez

National Franchise to open extreme air sports park in Silverdale
Mark Krulish

Krulish: Kitsap is a sports desert in the summer

I must admit, I feel an occasional twinge of jealousy when I look at what my colleagues to the north have to cover in the… Continue reading

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Column: The playoffs will always keep us guessing

Column: The playoffs will always keep us guessing

Jessica Cabato has been connected to the game of softball for a long time — from her days as a star at Central Kitsap High… Continue reading

Column: The playoffs will always keep us guessing
Olympic senior Ashlyn Morris grounds the ball toward third base in the first inning of the April 20 game against Port Angeles. Jacob Moore | Kitsap Daily News

Olympic falls to first-place Port Angeles

An early move to the bullpen was beneficial in preserving the Roughriders’ undefeated league record

Olympic senior Ashlyn Morris grounds the ball toward third base in the first inning of the April 20 game against Port Angeles. Jacob Moore | Kitsap Daily News
Kingston’s Delaney Olson tees off against Port Angeles High School on the first hole on at Peninsula Golf Course in Port Angeles. Golf has been one of the few sports relatively unaffected by recent rainstorms. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Kingston’s Delaney Olson tees off against Port Angeles High School on the first hole on at Peninsula Golf Course in Port Angeles. Golf has been one of the few sports relatively unaffected by recent rainstorms. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)