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Principals overrule ADs; Bainbridge stays in Olympic League

The athletic directors said no, but the principals said yes, and Bainbridge High School will be in the Olympic League for the 2021-22 season after… Continue reading

 

Bainbridge’s Garrett Swanson, shown here at the 2020 Mat Classic at the Tacoma Dome, was the all-league pick for the 106 weight class. (KNG File Photo)

NK’s Hammou, Bainbridge’s Swanson on all-league wrestling team

It was a tough year for wrestling with much lower participation numbers and an Olympic League wrestling tournament that ended up being canceled, but a… Continue reading

 

North Kitsap junior Jonas La Tour was named Olympic League MVP.
 North Kitsap junior Jonas La Tour was named Olympic League MVP. (KNG File Photo)

NK’s La Tour named Olympic League MVP

Jonas La Tour was the leading scorer on North Kitsap’s league championship team, so it’s no surprise the 6-foot-5 junior was named the Olympic League’s… Continue reading

 

Bainbridge knocked off Central Kitsap 59-46 to win the third place game in the Olympic League tournament. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Spartans regroup to finish third in league tournament

An emotional overtime loss to North Kitsap in the Olympic League semifinals didn’t keep the Spartans down for long. They regrouped for the tournament’s third-place… Continue reading

Bainbridge knocked off Central Kitsap 59-46 to win the third place game in the Olympic League tournament. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Anna Kozlosky set a new Bainbridge single-season record in 2021, shooting 88.2 percent from the free throw line, breaking the old record of 84.5 percent. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bainbridge girls close season with two strong wins, finish fifth in league tourney

After a tough loss to No.2 seed Sequim in the first round of the Olympic League tournament, the Bainbridge girls hoops team rebounded with two… Continue reading

Anna Kozlosky set a new Bainbridge single-season record in 2021, shooting 88.2 percent from the free throw line, breaking the old record of 84.5 percent. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Sydney Johnson won the balance beam in the meet against Port Angeles/Sequim, scoring a 9.25. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

BI gymnasts prevail on Senior Night over Port Angeles/Sequim

No one was sure whether or not the gymnastics teams in the West Sound would get a season, but Bainbridge has been back in their… Continue reading

Sydney Johnson won the balance beam in the meet against Port Angeles/Sequim, scoring a 9.25. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap’s Cade Orness looks to dribble past Bainbridge guard Jacob Kirsch. Orness tied Monday’s semifinal match with a 3-pointer at the buzzer in regulation. The Vikings won in overtime. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap’s Cade Orness looks to dribble past Bainbridge guard Jacob Kirsch. Orness tied Monday’s semifinal match with a 3-pointer at the buzzer in regulation. The Vikings won in overtime. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Cade Orness was one of four North Kitsap players to score 20 or more points in the team’s first round win over Kingston. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Cade Orness was one of four North Kitsap players to score 20 or more points in the team’s first round win over Kingston. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

NK boys, girls win league tournament first round games

The North Kitsap boys hoops team got a chance to avenge its opening night loss to Kingston in the first round of the Olympic League… Continue reading

Cade Orness was one of four North Kitsap players to score 20 or more points in the team’s first round win over Kingston. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Cade Orness was one of four North Kitsap players to score 20 or more points in the team’s first round win over Kingston. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

BI boys easily win swimming finale

The Bainbridge Island boys swim and dive team easily won the Olympic League Culminating Meet June 1-5. The team scored 700 points, almost double the… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2021
North Kitsap’s Josh Smith attacks the net for a point as he did many times throughout the championship match victory. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

NK wins Olympic League doubles title

Early in the second set of the Olympic League doubles final, North Kitsap junior Josh Smith was at the net when a smash from Bainbridge’s… Continue reading

North Kitsap’s Josh Smith attacks the net for a point as he did many times throughout the championship match victory. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
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Creativity, flexibility key to prep sports this year

Believe it or not, the 2021 high school sports season is nearing the finish line. We’re just shy of four months since competitions returned to… Continue reading

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BISD hopes to keep BHS in Olympic League next year

The Bainbridge Island School District hopes that Bainbridge High School athletics remain in the Olympic League for the 2021-22 school year. It plans to ask… Continue reading

  • Jun 2, 2021
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Anna Kozlosky led Bainbridge with 21 points in her team’s 69-40 win over Klahowya. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Patience pays off as BI ends 6-game skid with win over Klahowya

The Bainbridge girls hoops teams has shown flashes of potential over the course of the season, and on Thursday night they finally put it all… Continue reading

Anna Kozlosky led Bainbridge with 21 points in her team’s 69-40 win over Klahowya. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap head coach Scott Orness won his first game at Paski Gym on Tuesday night since leaving the Bainbridge boys basketball program in 2015. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Orness victorious in homecoming game at Bainbridge

Scott Orness doesn’t get many opportunities to return to Paski Gym, where he was home coach for 11 seasons between 2001-15. In the six years… Continue reading

North Kitsap head coach Scott Orness won his first game at Paski Gym on Tuesday night since leaving the Bainbridge boys basketball program in 2015. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Jonas La Tour looks to get around Bainbridge’s Alan Ulin during Tuesday night’s game at Bainbridge High School. La Tour had 24 points as North Kitsap won 62-54. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

La Tour leads NK past Bainbridge 62-54

Bainbridge hosted North Kitsap Tuesday night in a battle between two teams vying for first place in the Olympic League, and it didn’t disappoint. The… Continue reading

Jonas La Tour looks to get around Bainbridge’s Alan Ulin during Tuesday night’s game at Bainbridge High School. La Tour had 24 points as North Kitsap won 62-54. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Bainbridge’s Kylie Jones takes a shot on net against South Kitsap. Jones scored two goals in her team’s 13-3 win. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bainbridge water polo sweeps doubleheader with S. Kitsap

Everyone back in the pool — water polo season for both boys and girls is underway in 2021. Water polo has been one of the… Continue reading

Bainbridge’s Kylie Jones takes a shot on net against South Kitsap. Jones scored two goals in her team’s 13-3 win. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Bainbridge senior Jacob Kirsch evades the Central Kitsap defense on his way to the basket. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

BHS Spartans hit 14 threes in win over CK

The Spartans had been cold from the floor in the previous two games heading into Tuesday night’s matchup against Central Kitsap. But the lights of… Continue reading

Bainbridge senior Jacob Kirsch evades the Central Kitsap defense on his way to the basket. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Harrison Cate won both of his matches in the recent wrestling meet against Kingston and Olympic. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bainbridge wrestlers pick up wins

Wrestling teams are dealing with low participation this year, but the remaining grapplers have forged on in this shortened season. Bainbridge took on Olympic and… Continue reading

Harrison Cate won both of his matches in the recent wrestling meet against Kingston and Olympic. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Anna Kozlosky scored 15 points in Bainbridge's game against Gig Harbor. Kozlosky is the team's leading scorer and had been averaging 13 points per game through her first four games. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Tides sweep away Spartans, 50-37

It’s been an up-and-down season for the Bainbridge Island Spartans girls basketball team as they sat at 2-2 heading into Saturday’s match against Gig Harbor.… Continue reading

Anna Kozlosky scored 15 points in Bainbridge's game against Gig Harbor. Kozlosky is the team's leading scorer and had been averaging 13 points per game through her first four games. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Bainbridge junior JR Ritchie led the Spartans to an Olympic League title and was selected league MVP for 2021. (Review file photo)

Bainbridge’s JR Ritchie named Olympic League MVP

After a dominant year on the mound, including a no-hitter in the Olympic League championship game, it’s no surprise that Bainbridge’s junior right-hander JR Ritchie… Continue reading

Bainbridge junior JR Ritchie led the Spartans to an Olympic League title and was selected league MVP for 2021. (Review file photo)