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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)
North Kitsap junior Makalya Stockman was named one of the game’s MVPs. Stockman picked up a hit and struck out four batters in two innings. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Nationals beat the Americans 11-7 in 18th KAR Softball Showcase

Some of the West Sound’s best softball players took the field Tuesday for the return of Kitsap Athletic Roundtable’s 18th annual Softball Showcase. The Nationals,… Continue reading

North Kitsap junior Makalya Stockman was named one of the game’s MVPs. Stockman picked up a hit and struck out four batters in two innings. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Everett Moore gets up and over the Olympic defense for a shot attempt. Moore hit four 3-pointers in Bainbridge’s win over the Trojans. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bainbridge improves to 2-0 with 73-34 rout over Olympic

Two games, two 70+ point performances and two wins. It seems Bainbridge is comfortable with its temporary return to the Olympic League. The Spartans’ shooters… Continue reading

Everett Moore gets up and over the Olympic defense for a shot attempt. Moore hit four 3-pointers in Bainbridge’s win over the Trojans. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Jay Bowditch, center, got his first hole in one at the age of 83. He was at Wing Point Golf Club on Bainbridge Island on a sunny April 30. He used an 8 iron on Hole 2 from 100 yards away. It was witnessed by four family members, including his granddaughter Kendall. Courtesy Photo

It’s in the hole

Jay Bowditch, center, got his first hole in one at the age of 83. He was at Wing Point Golf Club on Bainbridge Island on… Continue reading

  • May 7, 2021
Jay Bowditch, center, got his first hole in one at the age of 83. He was at Wing Point Golf Club on Bainbridge Island on a sunny April 30. He used an 8 iron on Hole 2 from 100 yards away. It was witnessed by four family members, including his granddaughter Kendall. Courtesy Photo
Miranda Grogger gave up just one run and did not walk a batter in the Olympic League championship game against North Kitsap. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bainbridge defies the odd, grabs softball title

The old cliché tells you to throw out the record books when it comes to the postseason because those wins and losses no longer matter.… Continue reading

Miranda Grogger gave up just one run and did not walk a batter in the Olympic League championship game against North Kitsap. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
JR Ritchie stole the show in the championship game with a no-hitter and 18 strikeouts against Central Kitsap. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Ritchie’s no-hitter, 18 K’s lead BI to league title

2021 could have been an incredible year for the Bainbridge baseball program. They were invited to play in the illustrious USA Baseball High School Invitation… Continue reading

JR Ritchie stole the show in the championship game with a no-hitter and 18 strikeouts against Central Kitsap. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)