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The buckets just wouldn’t fall

  • Mar 28, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Apr 26, 2008 at 9:21AM

POULSBO — The North Kitsap High School Vikings just couldn’t get their shots to sink in their 61-47 home loss to Foss on Jan. 9. “They were a really good basketball team. I wasn’t surprised at all,” Head Coach Tony Chisholm said of Foss. “We didn’t turn the ball over so that didn’t cause the loss. The loss came down to missed shots. We played well enough on defensive end to win. It’s unfortunate that to win the ball has to go through the rim.”

Look out districts, here come the Fab Four

  • Mar 28, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Apr 26, 2008 at 9:21AM

Perhaps there’s too much chlorine in the pool these days at the North Kitsap Community Pool. Or maybe the North Kitsap/Kingston (NKK) swimmers have been hanging out with each other too much and are starting to share personalities. Whichever the case, it’s working for the 400-relay team of Josh Despard, Justin Roulanaitis, Ryan Eggers and Tyler Rencher, who are going into next week’s district meet with a qualifying time of 4:02, according to head coach Greg Braun.

Viking boys lose one on the road

  • Mar 28, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Apr 26, 2008 at 9:21AM

PORT ORCHARD — Patience was the word most frequently uttered by South Kitsap boys basketball coach John Callaghan before New Year’s Day. But when the Wolves opened January with a loss against Bellarmine Prep, he said inexperience no longer was an excuse and it was time for his team to produce.

NK girls fall to South 52-35

  • Mar 28, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Apr 26, 2008 at 9:21AM

POULSBO — Bill Hobaugh is considering holding his pre-game meetings in the trainer’s room to better accommodate his varsity girls basketball team. He’s only half-kidding. The Vikings lost at home against the South Kitsap Wolves Thursday night, 52-35. Nearly all the starters are injured in one way or another, with ankle and thumb injuries being the most popular afflictions. But these are not the kind of athletes who make excuses for themselves, and Hobaugh is no exception.

KHS varsity girls rock the Knights, 68-52

  • Mar 28, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Apr 26, 2008 at 9:21AM

KINGSTON — If the Kingston varsity girls played like they practiced, they’d have been in some deep, deep trouble Friday night against the Bremerton Knights. Thursday afternoon, the Bucs had one of their “worst practices ever” said Head Coach Kevin Strozier.

Lindfors earns a top spot at South Kitsap Invitational

  • Mar 28, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Apr 26, 2008 at 9:21AM

PORT ORCHARD — Only six wrestlers from North Kitsap participated in Saturday’s SK Invitational. Anthony Lindfors made sure the Vikings didn’t go home without a win.

NK couldn’t hit the basket

  • Mar 28, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Apr 26, 2008 at 9:21AM

POULSBO — Tony Chisholm was scratching his head at the end of the North Kitsap vs. Central Kitsap rivalry game Wednesday night. He glanced at the scoreboard, which glared back at him with a score he didn’t like: CK, 75; NK 56. “What happened?” he asked his team.

It's a busy weekend ahead for high school sports

  • Mar 28, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Apr 26, 2008 at 9:21AM

Kingston: They've come a long way, baby

  • Mar 28, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Apr 26, 2008 at 9:21AM

KINGSTON — So close, yet so far. It looked like the Kingston Buccaneers were finally going to get their first elusive win this season over the Olympic Trojans. But even senior Jack Clearman's stellar 27-point performance wasn't enough to clinch the victory.

Kingston girls enjoying fairy tale season

  • Mar 28, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Apr 26, 2008 at 9:21AM

KINGSTON — There's a saying that the Kingston girls basketball team has heard —repetitively — all season. Good basketball players focus on what they do well and don't worry about what everyone else does. So says head coach Kevin Strozier, who knows a thing or two about basketball.

Kingston girls winning in amusing fashion

  • Mar 28, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Apr 26, 2008 at 9:21AM

KINGSTON — Kevin Strozier takes referee taunting to a whole 'nother level. In his passionate pleas for equality in foul-calling Friday night against Sequim, he stood toe-to-toe with a man in stripes on more than one ocassion. At several points in the game, it looked like the Kingston High head coach was going to be bounced off the court a tad early. He somehow managed to contain his temper long enough to finish the game.

Bainbridge Island GoldenEagles Soar to state championships

  • Mar 28, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Apr 26, 2008 at 9:21AM

The Bainbridge Island Golden Eagles have soared their way into the record books. Athletes from Poulsbo and Bainbridge Island combined their hardwood talent to secure two gold medal wins at a recent regional competition in Bremerton. The two teams will move on to the state competition in Wenatchee. The is the first time in about 10 years the team has made it to the state competition.

Mixed emotions for Buccaneers

  • Mar 28, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Apr 26, 2008 at 9:21AM

TACOMA — Saturday didn’t unfold the way Kingston wrestling coach Bobby Reece envisioned. On one hand, the career of a senior came to an unfortunate end. On the other, the Buccaneers got a glimpse at just how bright the future might be.

So close they can taste it

  • Mar 28, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Apr 26, 2008 at 9:21AM

TACOMA — These boys are hungry and it’s almost dinnertime. After a disappointing 70-67 loss to Gig Harbor Friday night, the North Kitsap Vikings came back with a vengeance to defeat Mount Tahoma 57-36 on Saturday. Friday night’s loss created a loser-out situation in the 4A West Central District tournament for the Vikes, who are but a mere two consecutive wins away from the prize: a berth to the state tournament.

Nothing will be left on the mat

  • Mar 28, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Apr 26, 2008 at 9:21AM

POULSBO — It’s down to the last matches of the season, and Anthony Lindfors won’t be holding anything back. Lindfors and fellow senior Matt Cordell are representing the North Kitsap Vikings in the 4A Washington State Mat Classic XX Championships in the Tacoma Dome today. The event started yesterday in double-elimination style matches. The results of those matches weren’t available at press time.

Coover sheds his quiet-guy persona

  • Mar 28, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Apr 26, 2008 at 9:20AM

TACOMA — The North Kitsap Vikings’ decisive 71-63 victory over Curtis High on Wednesday night left a single question on everybody’s minds. Where, exactly, did Jordan Coover come from? Coover played like a man on a mission, scoring 22 points to compliment Kyle Erickson’s 25. Coover’s been flying under the radar all season, but with his performance against Curtis, now everyone knows what he’s capable of.

Super sophomores make a show a state

  • Mar 28, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Apr 26, 2008 at 9:20AM

TACOMA — The road most traveled this weekend ended with two North Kitsap/Kingston gymnasts placing in the state competition. The NKK “Vikaneers” wore a groove in the pavement between North Kitsap and the Tacoma Dome this weekend, driving back and forth for the WIAA state gymnastics championship.

Peterson, Lindfors place at state mat classic

  • Mar 28, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Apr 26, 2008 at 9:20AM

TACOMA — Blythe Peterson did Kingston High proud in its first wrestling season out of the gate. The 145-pounder earned fifth place at the girl’s 4A Washington State Mat Classic XX Championship at the Tacoma Dome on Saturday.

Be aggressive or get devoured

  • Mar 28, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Apr 26, 2008 at 9:20AM

KINGSTON — Appropriate. That’s how lady Buccaneers’ head basketball coach Kevin Strozier sums up the team’s season as it heads to the district tournament as one of the top three teams in Olympic League play.

Poulsbo Middle’s defense scores big

  • Mar 28, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Apr 26, 2008 at 9:20AM

POULSBO — Defense secured the Poulsbo Middle Panthers basketball team’s season opener win against Klahowya Eagles Tuesday, 55-30. “I thought we played real well once we switched to man-to-man defense,” said head coach Glen Godfrey. “That changed the game.”

Vikings’ season grinds to a halt

  • Mar 28, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Apr 26, 2008 at 9:20AM

POULSBO — After last Tuesday’s Vikings versus Gig Harbor Tides loser-out basketball game, head coach Tony Chisholm was all smiles. A smile that might indicate a much-needed tally in the W column. However, the Vikes season ended and the Tides advanced in their bid for a berth in the state tournament with a 67-58 victory.

‘We just played Kingston basketball’

  • Mar 28, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Apr 26, 2008 at 9:20AM

TACOMA — The Buccaneers wrapped up the final two days of the 2-A district basket ball tournament playing Kingston High School ball at its best. On Friday the Bucs stomped the Sequim Wolves 55-38 and repeated its winning ways with a narrow 41-38 victory over Foster on Saturday.

Buccaneers didn’t come out swinging

  • Mar 28, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Apr 26, 2008 at 9:20AM

TACOMA — Championship teams come ready to play all four quarters every night, especially during postseason action. But, in their first district battle, the Kingston High School Buccaneers weren’t prepared when the whistle blew, dropping the game to Foster 48-44 Wednesday night in Tacoma.

Panthers on a roaring good start

  • Mar 28, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Apr 26, 2008 at 9:20AM

POULSBO — The Poulsbo Middle Panthers added another win to its already flawless record, as it pounced McMurray Middle School of Vashon Island, 51-30. Led by a strong defense, the young basketball team boosted its record to 3-0 on Thursday afternoon.

KHS kickers ready to take on the season

  • Mar 28, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Apr 26, 2008 at 9:20AM

Bouncing back from a loss of players to Kingston High School and stiff Narrows League competition marks the beginning of the 2007-08 North Kitsap High boys soccer season. But head coach Chris May and assistant coach Greg St. Peter are “optimistic” about the season, which will be headed by sound senior leadership and overall quality athletes. At tryouts approximately 50 players showed up and 40 made the cut — 10 players are seniors.

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