Prep Sports

Mark Krulish

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

 

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 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

 

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)
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)
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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)
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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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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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)
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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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Getting back on track

It’s funny how something that was once a part of your daily routine can feel foreign after time away. After nearly 11 months without covering… Continue reading

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Old rivalries to be revived on the gridiron

Over 10 months ago, I was driving home from the state basketball championships in Yakima. Light was quickly fading as I headed toward Snoqualmie Pass… Continue reading

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WIAA sports: When does spring come before winter?

Winter and spring sports have swapped places in the latest iteration of the WIAA high school sports calendar. With the pathway to high-risk indoor sports… Continue reading

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Bainbridge will participate in the Olympic League for the first time since 2001. (Review file photo)

Olympic League expands for rest of school year

South Kitsap, Bainbridge and Central Kitsap will be part of a 13-team Olympic League

Bainbridge will participate in the Olympic League for the first time since 2001. (Review file photo)
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WIAA moves fall sports to Feb. 1

Kitsap’s region can start Season 1 if it can move to Phase 2 of Insee’s reopening plan

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The Spartan state championship 200-yard freestyle relay team waves to the crowd from the winners platform. From left, Jude Wenker, Andrew Witty, Harrison Villella, and Tyler Stewart. (Review file photo)

Shortened 2020 prep season still gave us memorable moments

The end of December is typically a quiet time in the world of high school sports. Most teams are either out of town for a… Continue reading

The Spartan state championship 200-yard freestyle relay team waves to the crowd from the winners platform. From left, Jude Wenker, Andrew Witty, Harrison Villella, and Tyler Stewart. (Review file photo)
WIAA Executive Director Mick Hoffman (Contributed photo)

WIAA: School sports activities needed now more than never

Ever since I was lucky enough to become executive director at the WIAA, I’ve told our staff and membership that we are in the memory-making… Continue reading

WIAA Executive Director Mick Hoffman (Contributed photo)
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WIAA moves winter season to Feb. 1

Virus activities continue to trend upward all across Washington state and COVID-19 restrictions are in place until at least Dec. 14, putting in doubt the… Continue reading

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Bainbridge High School athletes have been working out on campus since late September, but a sharp rise in positive cases led the district to cancel them for at least two weeks. (Review file photo)

Conditioning sessions end as COVID-19 cases rise

Most Kitsap School Districts have called off student-athlete workouts

Bainbridge High School athletes have been working out on campus since late September, but a sharp rise in positive cases led the district to cancel them for at least two weeks. (Review file photo)
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