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The official Olympic League 2A boys basketball title shared between the North Kitsap Vikings (16-4 overall, 10-2 league) and the Olympic Trojans (14-6 overall, 10-2 league) is no longer precisely equal.
Community Events, February 2016
The Chief Kitsap Academy Bears advanced to the postseason with a win over the Puget Sound Adventist Academy Sharks Feb. 8. The Bears (7-4) won 61-53 to qualify for the WIAA 1B Tri-District Tournament. CKA will play Mount Vernon Christian in the first round of the tournament in Mount Vernon at 7 p.m. Feb. 11 in a loser-out contest.
The Buccaneers are known for their stamina in the second half, but they found their mojo too late in the game against Bremerton on Jan. 28, falling 66-58. “It was a disappointing one,” Kingston boys head coach Ben Wisniewski said. “We didn’t play 32 minutes of inspired basketball. When you take off half, it’s hard to play a whole game in 16 minutes when you’re supposed to play in 32.”
The Viking Cup soccer tournament, which traditionally attracted teams from Washington, Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia, is returning. Look for 40 teams of all levels — premier, select, developmental and summer tournament — to converge on Poulsbo this Memorial Day weekend.
The North Kitsap High School gym was filled with devoted fans Jan. 15 and the highly competitive rivals each had something to prove. The Vikings were on their home court, undefeated in the Olympic 2A league and No. 1 in the standings (6-0, 12-2). They had already beaten the Buccaneers 64-45 at Kingston earlier in the season and another win would solidify their league dominance.