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Viking Johny Olmstead (0) and many others from both teams converge under the basket.

NK Vikings slam dunk the Bulldogs

Monday was a great day for the Bulldogs. Tuesday, not so much. They were different Bulldogs, of course. Monday it was Georgia beating Alabama for… Continue reading

Viking Johny Olmstead (0) and many others from both teams converge under the basket.
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

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
Cade Orness (10) drives to the hoop and puts up a short runner against James Carey (23) of Bainbridge. Breno Oguri (11) and Everett Moore (21) also defend. Steve Powell/North Kitsap Herald photos

NK demolishes rival Bainbridge

It was supposed to be the battle of the Titans. It was the battle of the unbeatens. But only one team played like it as… Continue reading

Cade Orness (10) drives to the hoop and puts up a short runner against James Carey (23) of Bainbridge. Breno Oguri (11) and Everett Moore (21) also defend. Steve Powell/North Kitsap Herald photos
North Kitsap reacts after Evelyn Beers hit the game-winning shot at the final buzzer. Steve Powell/North Kitsap Herald photos

NK girls beat BI on final shot

At the end of the game, there were plenty of cheers for North Kitsap sophomore Evelyn Beers. Beers hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to… Continue reading

North Kitsap reacts after Evelyn Beers hit the game-winning shot at the final buzzer. Steve Powell/North Kitsap Herald photos
Kingston’s Dakota Standley (12) drives the baseline against a Crosspoint double team. Steve Powell/North Kitsap Herald photographs

Kingston gets by Crosspoint again

Twice last week the Kingston boys basketball team beat Crosspoint of Bremerton. Friday night at home, the score was 55-51. Earlier in the week, the… Continue reading

Kingston’s Dakota Standley (12) drives the baseline against a Crosspoint double team. Steve Powell/North Kitsap Herald photographs

BI, NK face off Friday night

North Kitsap and Bainbridge Island’s boys basketball team face off in an early season battle Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. in BI. BHS then plays… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2021
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Vikings makeVB all league

Bainbridge High School volleyball player Allie Wildsmith has been named the Most Valuable Player of the Olympic League. Teammate Florencia Olivera was named the Defensive… Continue reading

  • Dec 1, 2021
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Jonas La Tour of North Kitsap was the league MVP last spring. File Photo

Winter prep sports previews

North Kitsap boys basketball; Kingston wrestling

Jonas La Tour of North Kitsap was the league MVP last spring. File Photo
With the strong winds, Viking quarterback Colton Bower (2) was more effective running the ball in the first half. Here Quinn Knivila- Ruchie (52) and Jesus Mares (53) block for him. Steve Powell/North Kitsap Herald photographs

Wind, rain, Lions knock NK out of playoffs

It’s hard enough to beat the second-ranked team in the state playoffs in basically a home game for them. Add to that you have one… Continue reading

With the strong winds, Viking quarterback Colton Bower (2) was more effective running the ball in the first half. Here Quinn Knivila- Ruchie (52) and Jesus Mares (53) block for him. Steve Powell/North Kitsap Herald photographs
Viking quarterback Colton Bower was named MVP, again, of the Olympic League. File Photo

Bower MVP, again; 11 others also honored

Gee, wonder who the Most Valuable Player is in the Olympic League this year? If you are really wondering you haven’t been paying attention -… Continue reading

  • Nov 25, 2021
Viking quarterback Colton Bower was named MVP, again, of the Olympic League. File Photo
Logan Sloman catches a touchdown pass. Nancy Treder/File Photos

NK gridders advance to 2A state semifinals

North Kitsap High School is on its way to the state Class 2A Championship semifinals for the first time in its program’s history. The third-seeded… Continue reading

Logan Sloman catches a touchdown pass. Nancy Treder/File Photos
Maddie Pryde is one of the standouts on the Viking team. File Photo

Anacortes knocks N. Kitsap girls out at state

North Kitsap’s girls volleyball team stunned Washington in three sets Friday in a state tournament match starting at 7 a.m. It was the biggest upset… Continue reading

  • Nov 20, 2021
Maddie Pryde is one of the standouts on the Viking team. File Photo
The Spartan volleyball team finished 1-2 at state. File Photo

BHS girls volleyball team knocked out at state

They took the long way to get to Yakima

  • Nov 18, 2021
The Spartan volleyball team finished 1-2 at state. File Photo

NK defense shuts out 6th opponent

Vikings blank Shadle Park, host Steilacoom

  • Nov 15, 2021
The moment North Kitsap realized it had won and would advance to state. Steve Powell/North Kitsap Herald photos

NK advances to state in girls volleyball

After qualifying for state last week, North Kitsap’s girls volleyball team went up against a red-hot Enumclaw squad in the semifinals of the 2A Bi-District… Continue reading

The moment North Kitsap realized it had won and would advance to state. Steve Powell/North Kitsap Herald photos
Marion Stejer, a Kingston senior, dinks the ball for a point against Lindbergh. Steve Powell/Kingston Community News photos

Kingston goes 1-1 at district tourney

The Kingston girls volleyball team easily won its first contest at the 2A Bi-District tournament at Franklin Pierce High School. But they lost their second… Continue reading

  • Nov 11, 2021
Marion Stejer, a Kingston senior, dinks the ball for a point against Lindbergh. Steve Powell/Kingston Community News photos
Colton Bower. File Photo

N. Kitsap hosts state playoff game Saturday

14th seeded Shadle Park will face No. 3 seed Vikings

  • Nov 8, 2021
Colton Bower. File Photo
The North Kitsap boys basketball team celebrates after pulling off an improbable comeback in the semifinals in the 2A state tournament against Lynden. (File photo)

Krulish: A look back at my 4 years in Kitsap

After a little over four years covering high school sports, and occasionally other subjects, here in Kitsap County, I’ve reached my last week here at… Continue reading

The North Kitsap boys basketball team celebrates after pulling off an improbable comeback in the semifinals in the 2A state tournament against Lynden. (File photo)
Colton Bower’s 299-yard, six touchdown performance on Friday night helped him break the North Kitsap record for passing yards in a season. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bower sets NK passing record in win over Kingston

Colton Bower is one of the last players you’ll ever hear talking about individual records, but even North Kitsap’s intensely team-focused senior quarterback allowed himself… Continue reading

Colton Bower’s 299-yard, six touchdown performance on Friday night helped him break the North Kitsap record for passing yards in a season. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
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The Bainbridge HS girls cross country team, shown here taking off during a league meet at Battle Point Park, took home the Olympic League championship last week.

Spartan girls XC win Olympic League title

The Spartans girls cross country team cooked up the same recipe for success at the Olympic League championships as they did last week in their… Continue reading

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The Bainbridge HS girls cross country team, shown here taking off during a league meet at Battle Point Park, took home the Olympic League championship last week.