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South Kitsap senior Ashlyn Potz is a three-year starter and her team’s most experienced player. Here she offers some words to teammate Abby Gilder between rallies. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

SK senior Ashlyn Potz hopes to lead her team to the postseason

Three-year starter is a team leader

South Kitsap senior Ashlyn Potz is a three-year starter and her team’s most experienced player. Here she offers some words to teammate Abby Gilder between rallies. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap’s Zeke Harris, front, gets an assist from teammate Lincoln Hawkins before being wrapped up by the Port Angeles defense on Friday night at Port Angeles Civic Field. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Football Roundup: Week 4

Bainbridge 48, Sequim 10 Spartan freshman Jack Grant threw for 284 yards and four touchdowns and rushed for another 82 yards and a score in… Continue reading

North Kitsap’s Zeke Harris, front, gets an assist from teammate Lincoln Hawkins before being wrapped up by the Port Angeles defense on Friday night at Port Angeles Civic Field. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Kingston quarterback Brooks Arnim scored both touchdowns in the Bucs’ 27-13 loss to North Mason on Saturday. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bucs can’t take advantage of mistakes in loss to North Mason

Kingston had everything going its way early in the fourth quarter against North Mason. The Bucs had effectively swung the momentum in their favor and… Continue reading

Kingston quarterback Brooks Arnim scored both touchdowns in the Bucs’ 27-13 loss to North Mason on Saturday. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Bainbridge’s air attack had a top-notch night against Sequim. Leading the way was senior Jeff Utter, who caught six passes for a team-high 83 yards. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bainbridge dominates both sides of the ball in 48-10 win over Sequim

After spending last season as Bainbridge’s backup quarterback, senior Jeff Utter was hoping it would be his turn to take the reins of the offense… Continue reading

Bainbridge’s air attack had a top-notch night against Sequim. Leading the way was senior Jeff Utter, who caught six passes for a team-high 83 yards. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Elle Fultz led North Kitsap with 15 kills in Thursday’s three-set win over Olympic. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

NK perseveres in 3-set win over Olympic

The North Kitsap volleyball program has been the West Sound’s most consistent over the past decade, and it’s clear this year’s team will continue that… Continue reading

Elle Fultz led North Kitsap with 15 kills in Thursday’s three-set win over Olympic. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Football Roundup: Week 3

North Mason at North Kitsap, postponed. This game was postponed due to continuing COVID-19 issues at North Mason. North Kitsap will play Port Angeles on… Continue reading

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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

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South Kitsap quarterback Mason Elena tries to go over a Rogers defender. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Football Roundup: Week 3

North Mason at North Kitsap, postponed. This game was postponed due to continuing COVID-19 issues at North Mason. North Kitsap will play Port Angeles on… Continue reading

South Kitsap quarterback Mason Elena tries to go over a Rogers defender. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
South Kitsap forward Maya Foster (8) chases down a loose ball in Tuesday night’s home-opener against Graham-Kapowsin. (Mark Krulish | Kitsap News Group) 
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South Kitsap forward Maya Foster (8) chases down a loose ball in Tuesday night’s home-opener against Graham-Kapowsin.

South Kitsap snags 4-1 victory in home opener

Wolves prevail despite team experiencing COVID shutdown

South Kitsap forward Maya Foster (8) chases down a loose ball in Tuesday night’s home-opener against Graham-Kapowsin. (Mark Krulish | Kitsap News Group) 
Mark Krulish | Kitsap News Group
South Kitsap forward Maya Foster (8) chases down a loose ball in Tuesday night’s home-opener against Graham-Kapowsin.
Bainbridge’s Jacob Dorsey (45) helps bring down Olympic’s Luke Silva (9) during Friday night’s matchup. The Trojans prevailed 28-24. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

BHS comeback falls short due to lack of kicking game

The good news from Friday night’s football game is that Bainbridge scored as many touchdowns as Olympic. The bad news? The lack of a kicking… Continue reading

Bainbridge’s Jacob Dorsey (45) helps bring down Olympic’s Luke Silva (9) during Friday night’s matchup. The Trojans prevailed 28-24. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Bainbridge middle blocker Holley McFadden gets in the way of a Kingston shot during her team’s victory over the Bucs on Thursday. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bainbridge beats Kingston for 3rd consecutive win

Three games, nine sets, all of them have gone Bainbridge’s way. The Spartans have an experienced group of spikers hoping to have a big year,… Continue reading

Bainbridge middle blocker Holley McFadden gets in the way of a Kingston shot during her team’s victory over the Bucs on Thursday. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Sky Henderson (29) rushes to congratulate teammate Avery Pujolar after scoring her third goal of the game in a 5-0 win over Bremerton. (Mark Krulish/Bainbridge Island Review photos)

Pujolar’s hat trick sparks Bainbridge to victory

Bainbridge sophomore Avery Pujolar was flying down the left sideline at full speed in pursuit of a loose ball. She bounced off a defender trying… Continue reading

Sky Henderson (29) rushes to congratulate teammate Avery Pujolar after scoring her third goal of the game in a 5-0 win over Bremerton. (Mark Krulish/Bainbridge Island Review photos)
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One-armed save turns around volleyball match for Wolves

South Kitsap edges past Kingston for second win this season

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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)
Klahowya is now 2-0 on the season after defeating Coupeville and Kingston in its first two games. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Football Roundup: Week 2

North Kitsap 62, Lakeside 0 The Vikings improved to 2-0 and have scored 112 points in two games thanks to another offensive outburst, this one… Continue reading

Klahowya is now 2-0 on the season after defeating Coupeville and Kingston in its first two games. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Kingston senior Sam Reber looks for running room against Klahowya. He finished the game with 76 yards and a touchdown for the Bucs. (Mark Krulish/North Kitsap Herald)

Disaster strikes on last play for Kingston

The unexpected rain that fell over Klahowya’s stadium was just the first of many surprises in Friday night’s game between the Eagles and Kingston. With… Continue reading

Kingston senior Sam Reber looks for running room against Klahowya. He finished the game with 76 yards and a touchdown for the Bucs. (Mark Krulish/North Kitsap Herald)
Josh Smith, along with partner Drake Jones, are the top doubles pair for North Kitsap and led the way in Thursday’s match against Bainbridge, winning 6-0, 6-1. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

BI wins singles, NK doubles and match

North Kitsap’s seniors are hoping to make the most of their final year of high school tennis, and the work they put in during the… Continue reading

Josh Smith, along with partner Drake Jones, are the top doubles pair for North Kitsap and led the way in Thursday’s match against Bainbridge, winning 6-0, 6-1. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Kingston senior Marion Stejer is one of the volleyball team’s top returning players after being named an Olympic League MVP in the spring. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Fall sports preview: Kingston

Volleyball 2021 record: 11-2 Head coach: Mikaela Strutz Key players: Marion Stejer, outside hitter, sr.; Karyss Johnson, middle blocker, sr.; Nizhoni Price, outside hitter, sr.;… Continue reading

Kingston senior Marion Stejer is one of the volleyball team’s top returning players after being named an Olympic League MVP in the spring. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Kingston lineman Hugo Hall goes head-to-head with a teammate during a blocking drill at a preseason practice. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Coach finally has time to teach new system

It’s fair to say that few football coaches had a tougher first season than Kingston’s Billy Russo. Hired in March 2020, just as schools were… Continue reading

Kingston lineman Hugo Hall goes head-to-head with a teammate during a blocking drill at a preseason practice. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Bainbridge running back Matt LeDorze crashes through the line in the Spartans’ opening night game against Garfield. (Mark Krulish/Bainbridge Island Review)

Young Bainbridge blown out in opener

It was a baptismal by fire for Bainbridge’s young gridders on opening night. Hosting Metro League power Garfield, the Spartans hung tough early on, but… Continue reading

Bainbridge running back Matt LeDorze crashes through the line in the Spartans’ opening night game against Garfield. (Mark Krulish/Bainbridge Island Review)