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Chandler Lindstrom catches a 63-yard touchdown for Central Kitsap against Sequim. (Michael Dashiell/Sequim Gazette)

Week 5 Olympic League Football Roundup

Bainbridge 28, South Kitsap 14 PJ Miller’s 2-yard touchdown run in the third quarter put the Spartans ahead for good in their 28-14 win over… Continue reading

Chandler Lindstrom catches a 63-yard touchdown for Central Kitsap against Sequim. (Michael Dashiell/Sequim Gazette)
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Bainbridge High alum Zora Opalka hopes to become the first-diver ever to represent Slovakia at the Olympics. Below: Opalka practices one of her dives.

Olympics: BI diver hopes to make a splash for Slovakia

Once upon a time, Zora Opalka etched her name into the Bainbridge High School history books when she became the first female diver from the… Continue reading

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Bainbridge High alum Zora Opalka hopes to become the first-diver ever to represent Slovakia at the Olympics. Below: Opalka practices one of her dives.
North Kitsap’s Sydnee Hogan and Bainbridge’s Chloe Boeker (4) spar for a loose ball. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

BHS seniors star in Senior Night PK win over NK

It was Senior Night at Bainbridge Memorial Stadium, so it was only fitting that the Spartans’ eldest players made the biggest impact. After two scoreless… Continue reading

North Kitsap’s Sydnee Hogan and Bainbridge’s Chloe Boeker (4) spar for a loose ball. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
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Kingston's Kyler Coe-yarr pulls down an interception from a pass intended for Port Angeles' Cyras Mills in the closing moments of the first half on Saturday in Port Angeles.

Week 4 Olympic League Football Roundup

Central Kitsap 55, Bainbridge 26 The Cougars’ balanced offensive unit scored three touchdowns in the second quarter to break open this game, running their record… Continue reading

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Kingston's Kyler Coe-yarr pulls down an interception from a pass intended for Port Angeles' Cyras Mills in the closing moments of the first half on Saturday in Port Angeles.
South Kitsap’s Evelyn Collins-Winn (left) and Bainbridge’s Lily Curtis take off from the starting line at the Olympic League varsity championships at Battle Point Park. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

SK girls 2nd, Bainbridge 3rd at Olympic League XC championships

It wasn’t an ideal cross country season — September tends to be better for outdoor distance running than early February — but you could not… Continue reading

South Kitsap’s Evelyn Collins-Winn (left) and Bainbridge’s Lily Curtis take off from the starting line at the Olympic League varsity championships at Battle Point Park. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap’s Maddie Pryde gets in front of a shot from Bainbridge’s Isabelle Prentice. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

North Kitsap holds off tough Spartans in three-set win

North Kitsap volleyball is rolling along in 2021 and was a perfect 10-0 heading into a Tuesday night match against Bainbridge. The Spartans gave them… Continue reading

North Kitsap’s Maddie Pryde gets in front of a shot from Bainbridge’s Isabelle Prentice. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
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Sports marks a return to normalcy on Kitsap’s COVID anniversary

We’ve wound all the way around to the one-year anniversary of the first COVID-19 case found in Kitsap County. It was on March 8 that… Continue reading

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South Kitsap receiver Brayden Segerman tries to get his hands on a pass while surrounded by Sequim defenders. (Michael Dashiell/Sequim Gazette)

Olympic League football roundup: March 8

Sequim 27, South Kitsap 15 The last time these two teams met, the year was 1962 and Jerry Redmond was at the helm of the… Continue reading

South Kitsap receiver Brayden Segerman tries to get his hands on a pass while surrounded by Sequim defenders. (Michael Dashiell/Sequim Gazette)
Bainbridge runners Lucy King (left) and Eden Michael (right) cross the finish line in the final regular season Olympic League meet at Battle Point Park against Bremerton. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

BI boys, girls whip Bremerton in cross country

A new course, a modified race and plenty of mud were among the hurdles the Bainbridge boys and girls cross country teams faced Saturday, but… Continue reading

Bainbridge runners Lucy King (left) and Eden Michael (right) cross the finish line in the final regular season Olympic League meet at Battle Point Park against Bremerton. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap quarterback Colton Bower looks to get outside on a scramble against the Bainbridge defense. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

NK wallops Bainbridge 61-8

North Kitsap parents were in attendance on Saturday afternoon to see just about everything go their team’s way. A couple of scoring drives and defensive… Continue reading

North Kitsap quarterback Colton Bower looks to get outside on a scramble against the Bainbridge defense. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
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Bainbridge, North Kitsap meet Saturday in 2nd Agate Cup

Bainbridge and North Kitsap will hit the gridiron Saturday for the second edition of the Agate Cup. The Spartans took home the inaugural trophy on… Continue reading

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Expect the unexpected this COVID year in sports

The old saying “expect the unexpected” is ringing truer than ever as we attempt to navigate the world of high school sports during COVID-19. I’m… Continue reading

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Senior midfielder Chloe Boeker scored twice for Bainbridge in the 3-0 win over Shelton. Mark Krulish/Bainbridge Island Review photos

Spartan girls blank Shelton 3-0 in soccer

Slipping and sliding all over the field in the second half of her team’s match against Shelton, Bainbridge senior Chloe Boeker realized the top half… Continue reading

Senior midfielder Chloe Boeker scored twice for Bainbridge in the 3-0 win over Shelton. Mark Krulish/Bainbridge Island Review photos
Runners along Blakely Harbor after crossing the pedestrian bridge. Talina Wood/Courtesy photo

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Runners along Blakely Harbor after crossing the pedestrian bridge. Talina Wood/Courtesy photo

Spartans runners top North Mason

The Bainbridge boys and girls cross country teams traveled to Port Orchard last weekend and swept their dual meet with North Mason. The girls prevailed… Continue reading

The Bainbridge defense tries to wrap up Olympic running back Trent Feistner. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Olympic League football roundup

Central Kitsap 46, South Kitsap 20 These two teams haven’t played one another since 2015, but they put on a good show for those watching… Continue reading

The Bainbridge defense tries to wrap up Olympic running back Trent Feistner. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap defensive back Lincoln Castillo (12) tries to get a hand on a pass intended for Sequim’s Garrett Hoesel (10). (Mark Krulish/North Kitsap Herald)

NK blanks Sequim; passing combo excels

North Kitsap and Sequim have clashed for great games several times in recent years, but the Vikings defense pitched a shutout and Colton Bower picked… Continue reading

North Kitsap defensive back Lincoln Castillo (12) tries to get a hand on a pass intended for Sequim’s Garrett Hoesel (10). (Mark Krulish/North Kitsap Herald)
Bainbridge sophomore Sasha Herrmann brings down Olympic quarterback Dylan Boschee-Perry for a sack in his team’s 34-28 victory. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Shocking late 80-yard score propels Bainbridge to 34-28 win

Perhaps it was the electricity in the air, but Bainbridge’s game Friday night against Olympic had a crackling finish. A few minutes before lightning flashed… Continue reading

Bainbridge sophomore Sasha Herrmann brings down Olympic quarterback Dylan Boschee-Perry for a sack in his team’s 34-28 victory. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
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Krulish: It’s awesome to be back covering sports

In July, much of the local Washington sports media was on a conference call with the WIAA. The purpose was to announce that fall sports… Continue reading

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Bainbridge receiver Austin Coupland outleaps a Sequim defender for a reception. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

BI hurts itself with miscues in loss to Sequim

Too many turnovers and Sequim’s power running game proved to be too much for Bainbridge Saturday, taking a 38-0 loss from the hosts. The Spartans… Continue reading

Bainbridge receiver Austin Coupland outleaps a Sequim defender for a reception. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)