Volleyball

Bainbridge middle blocker Allie Wildsmith blasts a shot through Kingston’s defense in her team’s three-set win Tuesday night. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Spartans defense feeds offense in win over Kingston

Offense might get a lot of attention in volleyball, but without good defense and passing, it’s hard for the big hitters to shine. Bainbridge’s attention… Continue reading

 

Allie Wildsmith of Bainbridge blasts a shot through the North Kitsap defense during her team’s five-set win on Thursday night. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Wildsmith leads Bainbridge to wild finish in win over N. Kitsap

Every time Bainbridge needed to help turn the momentum of the match, Allie Wildsmith was there. With set two tied at 17, Wildsmith delivered three… Continue reading

 

Isabelle Prentice

College: BI netter commits, grad starts in net

Isabelle Prentice, one of many talented seniors on this year’s Bainbridge High School volleyball team, has made her college commitment. Prentice, a top-notch outside hitter… Continue reading

 

South Kitsap junior Anna Harvey drops a shot past the Kingston defense. The Wolves defeated the Bucs three sets to two Monday night. (Mark Krulish/North Kitsap Herald photos)

SK comes back to defeat Kingston in 5 sets

South Kitsap was trailing two sets to one late in the fourth set against Kingston, fighting desperately to send the match to a fifth and… Continue reading

South Kitsap junior Anna Harvey drops a shot past the Kingston defense. The Wolves defeated the Bucs three sets to two Monday night. (Mark Krulish/North Kitsap Herald photos)
Kingston senior Morgan Halady will continue her volleyball career at the Division 1 level, playing for Portland State next year.

Kingston’s Halady takes twisting path to Portland State

Morgan Halady went down a long and winding road to find her college home, and although there were some twists and turns along the way,… Continue reading

Kingston senior Morgan Halady will continue her volleyball career at the Division 1 level, playing for Portland State next year.
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)
North Kitsap’s Maddie Pryde tries to put a shot past Central Kitsap’s Allie Baldridge in Tuesday night’s match. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

North Kitsap falls to CK, will share top spot in Olympic League South

North Kitsap was looking to extend its perfect season on Tuesday night and finish as the undisputed No. 1 team in the Olympic League South… Continue reading

North Kitsap’s Maddie Pryde tries to put a shot past Central Kitsap’s Allie Baldridge in Tuesday night’s match. (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)
North Kitsap’s Maddie Pryde gets in front of a shot from Bainbridge’s Isabelle Prentice. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

North Kitsap holds off tough Spartans in three-set win

North Kitsap volleyball is rolling along in 2021 and was a perfect 10-0 heading into a Tuesday night match against Bainbridge. The Spartans gave them… Continue reading

North Kitsap’s Maddie Pryde gets in front of a shot from Bainbridge’s Isabelle Prentice. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Bainbridge junior Isabelle Prentice paced the offense against South Kitsap. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Prentice sparks BI to win over S. Kitsap in straight sets

After losing to powerhouse North Kitsap in its first match, the Bainbridge High School volleyball team bounced back nicely Thursday, taking down South Kitsap in… Continue reading

Bainbridge junior Isabelle Prentice paced the offense against South Kitsap. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Riley Rabedeaux led North Kitsap with 24 kills in a three-set victory over Bainbridge. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

BI spikers fall to powerhouse N. Kitsap

Game one of the Olympic League season proved once again that North Kitsap is going to be a tough volleyball opponent this season. Bainbridge Island… Continue reading

Riley Rabedeaux led North Kitsap with 24 kills in a three-set victory over Bainbridge. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Noelani Barreith

Athlete of the Week: Noelani Barreith, North Kitsap girls basketball

For the past four years, Noelani Barreith has been one of the best all-around athletes at North Kitsap. On the volleyball court, she’s an adept… Continue reading

Noelani Barreith
Tim French coached North Kitsap’s volleyball team for 16 seasons and had a record of 269-100. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

North Kitsap’s Tim French announces his retirement from coaching

POULSBO — Nearly every November for the past eight years, North Kitsap head coach Tim French’s grocery budget has ballooned. In 2011, after his first… Continue reading

Tim French coached North Kitsap’s volleyball team for 16 seasons and had a record of 269-100. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
The Vikings finished 2019 as the Olympic League champions for a seventh-straight season and took fifth at the district tournament. At state, they fell one match short of placing in the top eight. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

North Kitsap goes 1-2 at state tournament, falls one match shy of placing

ELLENSBURG — North Kitsap had another solid run at the 2A state tournament this past weekend at Central Washington University, which left them one win… Continue reading

The Vikings finished 2019 as the Olympic League champions for a seventh-straight season and took fifth at the district tournament. At state, they fell one match short of placing in the top eight. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Klahowya libero Maile Lueck embraces her teammate Rachel Bailey (3) after winning their first set against Cascade Christian. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Klahowya’s historic season comes to an end in the 1A district tournament

SILVERDALE — The best and most successful season in Klahowya volleyball history came to an end a little too soon, at least for the liking… Continue reading

Klahowya libero Maile Lueck embraces her teammate Rachel Bailey (3) after winning their first set against Cascade Christian. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Morgan Halady (13) and Abby Steele (10) of Kingston team up for a block attempt against Fife. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Kingston, North Kitsap fall in district quarterfinals, now need two victories to get to state

PARKLAND — Kingston and North Kitsap will have to get to the 2A state tournament the hard way as both teams lost their respective winner-to-state… Continue reading

Morgan Halady (13) and Abby Steele (10) of Kingston team up for a block attempt against Fife. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Emma Gaines (2) and Noelani Barreith (15) look to make a block against North Mason. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

North Kitsap wins Olympic League tournament, Kingston places third

The Vikings play a winner-to-state game Thursday at 7 p.m. at North Mason

Emma Gaines (2) and Noelani Barreith (15) look to make a block against North Mason. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Morgan Halady

Athlete of the Week: Morgan Halady, Kingston volleyball

As the Kingston Buccaneers have ushered in the next wave of volleyball talent this season, the one constant has been their junior middle blocker Morgan… Continue reading

Morgan Halady
Klahowya junior Anna Bell fights for a ball at the net with Olympic’s Faith Harer (18) in their match on Thursday night. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Klahowya continues its hot streak with three-set victory over Olympic

The Eagles are one win away from clinching another league title.

Klahowya junior Anna Bell fights for a ball at the net with Olympic’s Faith Harer (18) in their match on Thursday night. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Sophomore Ashlyn Potz has been a breakout player for South Kitsap. In the team’s most recent match against Graham-Kapowsin, she led the Wolves in kills, digs and assists. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Young Wolves hanging tough in early SPSL matches

PORT ORCHARD — Life is never easy when you play in a league with a top three team in the state and a few others… Continue reading

Sophomore Ashlyn Potz has been a breakout player for South Kitsap. In the team’s most recent match against Graham-Kapowsin, she led the Wolves in kills, digs and assists. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)