Volleyball

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

 

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

 

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

 

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)
Morgan Halady recorded 17 kills and three blocks for Kingston in its loss to North Mason. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bucs and Bulldogs battle closely for four sets, Kingston falls 3-1

KINGSTON — An opportunity for the Bucs to solidify their position in the top four slipped through their grasp on Tuesday night, as they battled… Continue reading

Morgan Halady recorded 17 kills and three blocks for Kingston in its loss to North Mason. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
South Kitsap senior middle blocker Faith Smith, who is a leader on the volleyball court, will be headed to Southwestern College in Kansas next fall. (Mark Krulish | Kitsap News Group)

South Kitsap’s Faith Smith commits to Southwestern College

PORT ORCHARD — Faith Smith always knew she wanted to play volleyball at the next level, but she never thought she’d move out of state… Continue reading

South Kitsap senior middle blocker Faith Smith, who is a leader on the volleyball court, will be headed to Southwestern College in Kansas next fall. (Mark Krulish | Kitsap News Group)
Faith Smith

Athlete of the Week: Faith Smith, South Kitsap volleyball

The South Kitsap volleyball team is bringing along several young, promising players this season, and guiding them as the on-court veteran has been Faith Smith.… Continue reading

Faith Smith
Maddie Pryde (12) celebrates a victory over Bremerton with Autumn Carver (9) and Emma Orness (4). (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

North Kitsap perfect through first half of league schedule

POULSBO — The Vikings are halfway through their double round robin Olympic League schedule and so far the results have been resoundingly positive. North Kitsap… Continue reading

Maddie Pryde (12) celebrates a victory over Bremerton with Autumn Carver (9) and Emma Orness (4). (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Fe’Nani Frogge-Mendiola (20) celebrates with teammate Tiana Flores along with Anna Harvey (39), Faith Smith, Abigail Gantuangco (4) and Hailey Robinson (3). (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Fe’Nani Frogge-Mendiola (20) celebrates with teammate Tiana Flores along with Anna Harvey (39), Faith Smith, Abigail Gantuangco (4) and Hailey Robinson (3). (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Riley Knapp led Central Kitsap with 12 kills in a home-opener win over Timberline. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Central Kitsap sweeps Timberline in home-opener at brand new gym

SILVERDALE — Take an emotional five-set win over Gig Harbor in their previous match, add in the fact that Thursday night served as the Cougars’… Continue reading

Riley Knapp led Central Kitsap with 12 kills in a home-opener win over Timberline. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Riley Rabedeaux knocks down one of her 14 kills against South Kitsap. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

With a few new faces, Vikings eye seventh straight league title

PORT ORCHARD — It might sound funny to say this about a program that has won six consecutive league championships, but North Kitsap could sneak… Continue reading

Riley Rabedeaux knocks down one of her 14 kills against South Kitsap. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Volleyball: Olympic gets first league win of the season, NK, Klahowya grab victories

EAST BREMERTON — The Trojans were victorious in their first Olympic League match of the season, defeating Bremerton in straight sets, 25-20, 25-14, 25-19. Junior… Continue reading

The Buccaneers huddle up during a timeout late in set three just before defeating Bainbridge in their opening match. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Kingston’s next generation is ready to continue the tradition

KINGSTON — Over the last four years, Kingston volleyball has grown into one of the West Sound’s most consistent programs. Past players such as Ava… Continue reading

The Buccaneers huddle up during a timeout late in set three just before defeating Bainbridge in their opening match. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bremerton Volleyball | Fall Sports Preview

Bremerton Volleyball Head coach: Brandon Lilly 2018 record: 4-10 (3-10 Olympic) Key players: Jennifer Kielley, sr.,; Patricia Reyes, jr.; Julia Heath, jr.; Mia Falotico, jr.;… Continue reading

North Kitsap Volleyball | Fall Sports Preview

North Kitsap Volleyball Head coach: Tim French 2018 record: 19-3 (13-0 Olympic) Key players: Noelani Barreith, sr., OH; Riley Rabedeaux, jr., OH; Joslyn Leage, sr.,… Continue reading

Kingston Volleyball | Fall Sports Preview

Kingston Volleyball Head coach: Ed Call 2018 record: 13-9 (10-4 Olympic) Key players: Morgan Halady, jr., M/RS; Grayce Hentzel, sr., S/RS/M; Olivia Call, jr., L/OH/DEF;… Continue reading

Olympic Volleyball | Fall Sports Preview

Volleyball Head coach: Keith Peden 2018 record: 2-13 (2-11 Olympic) Key players: Jaylaa Cabrera, sr., OH; Faith Harer, sr., OH; Kaylani Riley, sr., S; Alani… Continue reading