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Mark Krulish

COVID rise makes me wonder about the next season

The spring sports season comes to an end this week — perhaps just in the nick of time. Although vaccination efforts are underway in every… Continue reading

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Bainbridge gathers to celebrate Ben Wilkinson’s 30th-minute goal that ultimately helped the team clinch the Olympic League championship. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bainbridge wraps up Olympic League championship, undefeated season

The Spartans’ strong play from start to finish this season may leave players and coaches wondering what might have happened with a full season and… Continue reading

Bainbridge gathers to celebrate Ben Wilkinson’s 30th-minute goal that ultimately helped the team clinch the Olympic League championship. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
The Spartans No. 1 player Anna Kozlosky follows through on a swing on the fairway. Courtesy Photos

BHS girls win Olympic League golf title

The Bainbridge High School girls golf team won the Olympic League title Tuesday for the fifth time in coach Ian Havill’s 12 years there. Anna… Continue reading

  • Apr 28, 2021
The Spartans No. 1 player Anna Kozlosky follows through on a swing on the fairway. Courtesy Photos
North Kitsap’s Alyssa Cullen broke the Olympic League meet records in both the 100- and 200-meter sprints. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap’s Alyssa Cullen broke the Olympic League meet records in both the 100- and 200-meter sprints. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
JR Ritchie, Kai Francis, Nathan DeSchryver and Jasiah George. Steve Powell/Bainbridge Island Review photos

Top of the mound, top of the world

4 BI pitchers to play Division 1 college ball

  • Apr 23, 2021
JR Ritchie, Kai Francis, Nathan DeSchryver and Jasiah George. Steve Powell/Bainbridge Island Review photos
Ruby Raymundo hits one of her two doubles against Olympic. Raymundo finished the game with three hits and one RBI. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Pep talk sparks Spartans past Olympic

BI responds after Trojans take advantage of errors

Ruby Raymundo hits one of her two doubles against Olympic. Raymundo finished the game with three hits and one RBI. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Nate Deschryver held North Kitsap hitless for five innings on Friday. He also went 2-for-4 at the plate with four RBI. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Deschryver dominates as BI completes sweep of N. Kitsap

Bainbridge completed the home-and-home sweep of North Kitsap on Friday, and once again the man on the mound starred for the Spartans. It was Nate… Continue reading

Nate Deschryver held North Kitsap hitless for five innings on Friday. He also went 2-for-4 at the plate with four RBI. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Kingston senior Kevin Aragon is surrounded by teammates after scoring his team’s opening goal against Olympic on Thursday. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bucs sail past Olympic 4-1

The Kingston boys soccer team never got the chance for a rebound season in 2020. The year prior, they found themselves in the completely unfamiliar… Continue reading

Kingston senior Kevin Aragon is surrounded by teammates after scoring his team’s opening goal against Olympic on Thursday. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
JR Ritchie threw five shutout innings for Bainbridge and also had two singles and a walk in four plate appearances against North Kitsap on Wednesday. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bainbridge fires on all cylinders in 10-0 win over N. Kitsap

JR Ritchie did a little bit of everything for Bainbridge in Wednesday’s game against North Kitsap. The junior right-hander pitched five shutout innings, rapped two… Continue reading

JR Ritchie threw five shutout innings for Bainbridge and also had two singles and a walk in four plate appearances against North Kitsap on Wednesday. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Thrown out at home. Steve Powell/Bainbridge Island Review photos

BI powers it way by Klahowya 13-3

The Bainbridge Island baseball team improved to 5-1 last week with a 13-3 win at home over Klahowya. The Spartans got off to a good… Continue reading

  • Apr 14, 2021
Thrown out at home. Steve Powell/Bainbridge Island Review photos
Bainbridge forward Damoni Mckenna-Greenawalt looks to break away down the sideline as North Kitsap’s Dylan Brindle gives chase. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Second half surge lifts Bainbridge past North Kitsap

The Spartans hadn’t conceded a goal or trailed in any of their first three matches of the season, but found themselves behind early against North… Continue reading

Bainbridge forward Damoni Mckenna-Greenawalt looks to break away down the sideline as North Kitsap’s Dylan Brindle gives chase. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Steve Powell

History not in the making for Gonzaga

One good thing about being old — I turn 64 Sunday — is I’ve seen a lot. But one thing I haven’t seen a lot… Continue reading

  • Apr 9, 2021
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North Kitsap’s Alyssa Cullen (front) takes the baton from Genesi Funston in the 4x200 relay. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

NK’s Cullen wins 4 events at meet with Bainbridge, CK

Alyssa Cullen may have lost out on her junior year track season, but her time away from sprinting and jumping may turn out to be… Continue reading

North Kitsap’s Alyssa Cullen (front) takes the baton from Genesi Funston in the 4x200 relay. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
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Rebirth of spring sports rejuvenating

Spring is a time for rejuvenation and rebirth, an appropriate atmosphere for creation of something wonderful out of the ashes of a tragedy. Last week… Continue reading

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North Kitsap’s Anna Wetzsteon drove in four runs in her team’s 9-1 victory over Bainbridge. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Hot bats, Stockman’s 16 K’s lead NK over Bainbridge

North Kitsap broke out the bats early in Friday afternoon’s game against Bainbridge and coasted to victory on the strength of an eight-run outburst over… Continue reading

North Kitsap’s Anna Wetzsteon drove in four runs in her team’s 9-1 victory over Bainbridge. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Bainbridge's Damoni Mckenna-Greenawalt and North Kitsap's Angel Chavez sprint for a loose ball. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bainbridge boys shut out North Kitsap in soccer

Bainbridge broke open a fast-paced, physical match with North Kitsap in the second half, finding the back of the net three times and keeping their… Continue reading

Bainbridge's Damoni Mckenna-Greenawalt and North Kitsap's Angel Chavez sprint for a loose ball. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
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Emotions run the gamut at end of ‘fall’ season

A few weeks ago I wrote about expecting the unexpected in this shortened COVID-19 season. And last week, we certainly got it. The Bainbridge girls… Continue reading

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Bainbridge’s JR Ritchie slides into third during the Spartans’ 2021 opener Tuesday against Kingston, a 20-0 route. (Mark Krulish/Bainbridge Island Review photos)

BI armed with 4 Division 1 pitchers

It may not be quite the season they were hoping for, but the Bainbridge High School baseball team is treating every game like a chance… Continue reading

Bainbridge’s JR Ritchie slides into third during the Spartans’ 2021 opener Tuesday against Kingston, a 20-0 route. (Mark Krulish/Bainbridge Island Review photos)
Bainbridge running back Jack Mielke spins his way into the end zone in the Spartans’ 28-14 win over South Kitsap on Friday night. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bainbridge ends football season with romp over SK

Bainbridge legend Tom Paski and assistant coach John Fox once promised to make the long walk from Port Orchard to Bainbridge Island if the Spartans… Continue reading

Bainbridge running back Jack Mielke spins his way into the end zone in the Spartans’ 28-14 win over South Kitsap on Friday night. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
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)