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Armstrong Fitness U holds food drive

Armstrong Fitness University will hold a holiday food drive to benefit the North Kitsap food banks. Prospective members will get two weeks free use of the health club in exchange for non-perishable donations; use includes aerobics, yoga and dance classes. Members will receive a gift in exchange for a donation; the drive continues through Nov. and Dec.

Phoenix finishes undefeated regular season

The GU-19 North Kitsap girls soccer team NK Phoenix played their last league game Sunday, topping Bainbridge Island 2 by a 2-0 score and finishing a 10-0 regular season. Phoenix outscored their opponents 34-6 in league games. Coach Tim Burns congratulated the girls on the team for the outstanding season, which now continues with Presidents Cup play Dec. 1 and 2 at North Kitsap High School.

Phoenix GU-15 shuts out Elite

The North Kitsap Soccer Club GU-15 Select “Phoenix” played FCA Elite at home this past weekend and scored a 2-0 shutout. Phoenix jumped out early when Erin Gallagher found Kim Skelly for the first goal of the game. Skelly made it 2-0 with a penalty kick after being fouled in front of the goal. Phoenix’s defense was anchored by goalie Chelsea Larson; Alison White, Erin Gallagher, Christen Toepel and Morgan Roe also held Elite in check. Phoenix next takes on the Mystics at University Place.

Baseball club to form juniors team

Peninsula Baseball Club is starting a junior team for 16 and 17-year-olds. There will be an informational meeting on at 3 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Poulsbo Fire Hall on Hwy. 305 across from Mitzels. Everyone interested is encouraged to attend.

Pee Wee basketball beginning

Sign-ups are being taken for North Kitsap Pee Wee basketball. Players 8-14 years old can experience regulation basketball with a 10-game season and single-elimination playoffs for all ages. Practices will be held the first week of December. Applications are available at the Sports Haus, Poulsbo Antique Mall and The Pizzeria. Call 697-4505 or 779-4858 with any questions.

Arsenal loses to FC United

BIYSC Arsenal lost to FC United 3-0 Sunday in a state BU-14 Division 1 game in Puyallup.

Arsenal, made up of players from Bainbridge Island, North Kitsap and Central Kitsap, is now in fourth place in the state’s top league with a five wins, four losses and two ties.

Arsenal had 13 scoring opportunities in the first half, compared to one for FC United, but the half ended in a 0-0 tie. FC United scored early in the second half, then went up 2-0 on an Arsenal own goal with 15 minutes to play. The final score came as time was running out.

“We played one half of great soccer today and I’m happy for that,” said Arsenal Coach Rupert Jungnitz. “The second half didn’t go our way. Sometimes it takes luck to be on the winning side.”

Arsenal is now 18-12 with 5 ties on the season. Division 1 consists of the top eight teams in the state at each age group. The team has three weeks off before its next games against NW Nationals Pharaohs on Dec. 1 and Whatcom Rangers on Dec. 2, both games will be played at Woodward Middle School on Bainbridge Island.

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