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The eighth-grade celebration/dance parent committee is seeking parent volunteers for the next eighth grade celebration and dance.

The committee is holind a meeting April 13 at 7 p.m. in the Poulsbo Middle School Library.

Volunteers are needed to help decorate, chaperone, clean, donate prizes, or bring snacks and beverages. Recommended prizes are $5 to $10 gift cards.Monetary donations are also accepted and will be used to purchase items not donated.

For more information email

Author to present at Poulsbo Middle School

Author Ridley Pearon will be at Poulsbo Middle School April 9 at 11 a.m. Pearson is the author of the Kingdom Keepers book series.

Check out this Disney blog video:

Poulsbo Middle School solar panel monitor now online

April 4th, 2011 at 10:51 am by Kipp Robertson
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A live data feed of the solar panels on top of Poulsbo Middle School is now available through the North Kitsap School District website.

The online program monitors the energy output levels of the solar panels, providing hourly updates.

You can view the energy monitor here.

The school board recently approved the installation of two other solar projects, which will include Kingston High School and Wolfle Elementary School. Both projects are still in the planning stages. Washington Solar Incentives is currently working on a feasibility study to assess the best location for the two additional panel project.

A 75 kilowatt system, the same size as Poulsbo Middle School, is planned to be built at Kingston High. A smaller, 50 kilowatt system is proposed to be built at Wolfle.

Sports update | Kingston High School boys soccer ties in first league game

March 25th, 2011 at 2:43 pm by Kipp Robertson
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The Kingston High School boys soccer team was unable to score during its first Olympic League game against Port Angeles on Thursday.

The away game went into overtime and the score would stay 0-0 with overtime running out.

Kingston outshot PA 22 to 8, but PA’s defense overcame any offenseive efforts.

Kingston will play Sequim on April 4 in an away game; varsity begins at 6:45 p.m.

North Kitsap baseball narrowly loses first league game

The North Kitsap High School baseball team lost its first league game of the season to North Mason by one point on Thursday.

Though NK caught up near the end, scoring six runs in the sixth inning, it would not be enough. North Mason ended the game 9-8.

North is now 1-1 in the league, 2-2 overall.

NK — 100 006 1 on 10 hits, four errors

North Mason — 320 400 X on seven hits and two errors

Battery: NK— Justin Straight, Shane Crowell (4), Andrew Urquhart (5); and Nick Benish.

North Mason — MxDonnell, Daley (6), Schoonhousen (6) and Hohmann.

Winning pitcher: North Mason — McDonnell

Losing pitcher: NK — Straight (1-1)

Leading hitters: NK — Alex Smith, HR, RBI, 2 runs; Nick Benish 2-4, HR, RBI, 2 runs; Zane Minder 2-4, 2B, RBI; Steffen Jeffcoat 2-3, 2 B.

North mason: McKean, 3 runs; Bielec 2-3, grand slam HR, 4 RBI; McDonnell 3-4, HR, 2 RBI.

North Kitsap plays Bremerton today in a home game at 4 .m.

Prep sports | Weekly scorecard

March 18th, 2011 at 11:16 am by Kipp Robertson
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As the first week of high school sports nears an end, teams continue to battle the wet weather.

The Kingston High School girls tennis matches against Port Townsend were rained out halfway through, only allowing the doubles teams to play. This was in Kingston’s favor, however, as all four doubles teams won.

The North Kitsap tennis team also took its first win against Bremerton, giving up a single match.

Girls tennis

North Kitsap v. Bremerton
Final score North Kitsap 6, Bremerton 1

Breanna Casias, Bremerton, def. Stephanie Bird, North Kitsap, 6-3, 60.
Julia Hoak, NK, def. Jessica Martendale, Brem, 6-1, 6-7, 6-0.
Amanda Moreno, NK, def. Ashley Chidester, Brem, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4.
Kelsey Grunigen/Bryana Bohl, NK, def. Kayla Caldwell/Catie Rahm, Brem, 6-2, 6-0.
Ana Yee/Taylor Skansi, NK, def. Stephanie Frei/Krystal Wahlquist, Brem, 6-1, 6-0.
Sarah Farmer/Sydney Crabtree, NK, def. Trisha Pallarco/Miranda Towler, Brem, 6-0, 6-0.
Maegan McClanahan/Wynter Anderson, NK, def. Valerie Ebbay/Abby Neil, Brem, 7-6, 6-0.

Kingston High School v. Port Townsend
Final: Kingston 4, Port Townsend 0

*Singles matches rained out

Andrea Fladgard/Maddi Miller, KHS, def. Itterley/Adreanna Gore, PA, 6-0, 6-2.
Lindsey Wicklein/Erika Daniels, KHS, def. Richardson/Enriquez, PA, 6-1, 6-0.
Becca McNurney/Anna Rushmer, KHS, def. Willer/Madary, PA, 6-1, 6-0.
Charlotte Kilborn/Marilyn Fick, KHS, def. Nguyen/Bainbridge, PA, 6-0, 6-1.


Kingston High School v. Central Kitsap
Final: KHS 8, CK 6

KHS – Lomas 2-4; Coleman 2-4, 2 HR, 6 RBI; Ekonomakis 1-4, HR; Trevors 3-4, 2 DBL; Glad 1-1; Garcia 2-2

Line score:
KHS- 1 0 0 1 4 1 1 — 8
CK- 0 2 1 1 0 2 0 — 6

Boys soccer

The Kingston High School boys team advanced to a 2-1 recor after defeating the Evergreen Wolves 1-0 on Tuesday. North Kitsap improved to 1-1 after defeating Port Angeles 4-1 on Tuesday.


Boys lacrosse
North Kitsap v. South Kitsap
Final: 8-6

The North Kitsap boys lacrosse faced South Kitsap on Thursday night in a closely matched game, which ended in an NK victory.
Scoring two goals and recovering 10 ground balls, Duncan Hack of NK lead the team in the Division II boys game. The game at Strawberry Park in Poulsbo ended 8-6.

Highlights: Duncan Hack, NK, 2 goals, 10 ground balls; Brandon Larson, NK, 2 goals; Chazz Zacroff, NK, 10 saves.

Girls lacrosse
North Kitsap v. Holy Names
Final: 14-6

The North Kitsap girls lacrosse team trampled Holy Names in a game that saw NK score goal after goal.
Mallory Glebe of NK added six goals in the first half, helping the team quickly boost its lead, which it would keep through the whole game.
With assists from Emilie Poffenroth and goals from Julia Goar and Olivia Otto, the first half ended 8-3.
By the second half, Glebe would score once more and Poffenroth accompanied her assists with four goals.

Highlights: Mallory Glebe, NK, 7 goals; Emilie Poffenroth, NK, 5 goals, 3 assists; Val Kranich, 8 saves.

Kingston boys basketball team qualifies for state quarterfinals

February 28th, 2011 at 10:32 am by Kipp Robertson
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The Kingston Buccaneers boys basketball team is traveling to Yakima this weekend.
On Saturday, the Bucs (20-7) defeated Franklin Pierce 65-61 at Stanwood High, earning the team the chance to play at the Yakima Valley SunDome.
The win against Franklin Pierce was the second in less than two weeks, after winning in overtime 62-61.
Last week, Kingston guard Tucker Bowman said if the Bucs were to play Franklin, he was confident the team would be headed to Yakima. And he was right.
The win, however, was preceded with a loss.
During the first round of the tournament at Stanwood on Feb. 25. Kingston lost to Burlington-Edison 69-65. The Bucs match against Franklin was a loser-out game.
Next on the list of opponents is West Valley (22-3) in the quarterfinal game Thursday at 2 p.m.
The advancing team goes on to play the winner of the Tumwater/Squalicum game in the semifinals on Friday at 5:30 p.m.
2011 Hardwood Classic 2A bracket

On Friday, the KHS boys basketball team will play its first opponent in a state tournament; Burlington-Edison.

The Kingston team seeded in the tournament after defeating Franklin Pierce 62-61 in overtime.

Burlington-Edison won its last three games in a row : 81,63 against South Whidby, 83-57 against Cedarcrest and 64-54 against Squalicum. The team has an overall record of 19-3.

Kingston’s past three games resulted in two wins and one loss: 71-62 against Sequim, 57-45 loss to Fife and 62-60 against Pierce.

Kingston and Burlington meet Friday at 9:15 p.m. at Standwood High School, 7400 272nd Street Northwest, Stanwood.

For the Kingston girls team, another trip to state was cut short by Olympic High School on Monday.

Olympic (16-10) defeated Kingston (20-6) with a score of 42-40 at Curtis High School.

Kingston was fighting for its fourth trip to state.

Click on the link below for the 2A boys basketball bracket:

2A boys basketball bracket

Kingston girls shooting for state

February 21st, 2011 at 12:23 pm by Tad Sooter
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The Kingston High School girls basketball team will play a winner-to-state game tonight against Olympic High School. The losing team is done for the season.
Kingston has defeated Olympic twice this season: 41-38 on Dec. 7 and 53-31 on Jan. 19. Kingston and Olympic meet for a third time at Curtis High School. Tip off is at 6:15 p.m.

Soon after the girls game, the Kingston boys will play for seeding into the state tournament. The boys play Franklin Pierce at Foss High School at 8 p.m. for either a third or fourth place seed into the state tournament.

Mat Classic matchups | Round 2

February 18th, 2011 at 10:43 am by Tad Sooter
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Ten wrestlers from North Kitsap are competing in the Mat Classic state tournament in Tacoma today.  Wrestling for North Kitsap High are Jake Sievers, Jake Velarde (above) and A.J. Milyard, with Andrew Posten as an alternate. Both Velarde and Milyard went to state last year, where Velarde brought back the state championship.

Wrestling for Kingston High are Bobby Reece, Freddy Rodoff, Benny McMullen, Sam English, Jack Welker, Ivy Rodolf, and 2010 state champion Kiana Witt.

Check back for frequent updates.



Match 1: Benny McMullen (KHS) loses to Kyle Godfrey (Aberdeen), 4-0.

Consolation Bracket: McMullen (KHS) | Colby Wright (Anacortes) | 5:12 p.m.



Match 1: Bobby Reece (KHS) pins Austin Koons (Cedarcrest) in 1:08.

Match 2: Reece (KHS) | Kellen Pelzel (Centralia) |  5:36 p.m.

UPDATE: Reece defeated Pelzel to advance to the semifinals.



Sam English (KHS) | Elias Mason (Cheney) | 12:16 p.m.



Match 1: Freddy Rodolf (KHS) defeats Raul Pech (Toppenish).

Match 2: Rodolf (KHS) | Kole Braaten (Centralia) | Time: 6:56 p.m.

UPDATE: Rodolf defeated in overtime, 2-1.



Match 1: Jack Welker (KHS) loses to Alec Postlewait (Mt. Baker) in 1:17.

Consolation Bracket: Welker (KHS) | Opponent TBA | 7:36 p.m.



Match 1: Kiana Witt (KHS) pins Victoria Pena (Federa Way) in 0:38.

Match 2: Witt (KHS) | Tiffany Hu (Union) | 4:14 p.m.

UPDATE: Witt defeated Hu, 16-0.



Match 1: Ivy Rodolf (KHS) loses to Maria Manzueta (Federal Way)

Consolation Bracket: Rodolf (KHS) | Summer Hanson (Interlake) | 4:35 p.m.




Match 1: Jake Velarde (NKH) defeats Tanner Ackerly (R.A. Long) 13-3.

Match 2: Velarde (NKH) | Garret Varnell (Sultan) | 4:32 p.m.

UPDATE: Velarde defeated Varnell with a pin.



Match 1: Jake Sievers (NKH) loses to Duncan Rhoades (Cheney) in 2:56.

Consolation Bracket: Sievers (NKH) | Tanner Zavala (Burlington Edison) | 4:56 p.m.



Match 1: AJ Milyard (NKH) loses to Andrew Reid (Squalicum) 6-4.

Consolation Bracket: Milyard (NKH) | Dakota Mauzay (Cheney) | 5:44 p.m.



Follow the Vikaneer blog for frequent updates.

Kingston High School girls basketball team faces Sumner tonight

February 17th, 2011 at 2:16 pm by Kipp Robertson
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The Kingston High School girls basketball team is preparing to face Sumner as it continues its march through the district playoffs.
In a phone interview this morning, head coach Penny Gienger said Sophia Baetz, Amanda Carper and Lindsey Wicklein have all done their part to support the team. However, she noted all the players have taken more responsibility on the court, allowing her to rotate players more often.
“We’ve been playing pretty well as a team,” Gienger said. “We’ll have to play well tonight.”
Sumner is second place in the SPSL league. The team has an overall score of 18-4 and ended the regular season with a record of 12-2.
The teams meet tonight at 8 p.m. at Foss High School, 2112 S. Tyler St., Tacoma.
The game against Sumner follows Kingston’s victory over Clover Park on Tuesday, which ended with a score of 45-29.

Below are stats from the clover park game and a win/loss list for this season:


KHS girls basketball win/loss

Prep sports | North Kitsap, Kingston students prepare for state

February 14th, 2011 at 1:21 pm by Kipp Robertson
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North Kitsap High School


Three Viking wrestlers qualified for state during the 2A Franklin Pierce Regional. Five wrestlers from the team attended the meet. Andrew Posten, who placed fifth overall in the 103-pound division, will go to state as an alternative.

— Jake Velarde-1st place at regional-record 35-1, 119 pounds
— Jake Sievers-3rd place at regioanl-record 28-1, 125 pounds
— A.J. Milyard-3rd place at regional-record 30-10, 140 pounds
— Andrew Posten (state alternate-5th place) record 23-13, 103 pounds

Men’s swimming

— men’s 200-yardFreestyle relay (Benjamin Breakey, Michael Gilman, Benjamin Machen and Daniel Horcajo)

During the 2A District III Swim Championships, the swim team finished in sixth place overall. The 200 Free Relay team dropped three seconds over the two-day meet, moving the fourth swimmers from a sixth place seed to a tie for third with a time of 1:39.49.


Two of the eight Viking gymnasts from districts made it to the state meet:

— Lauren Wageman: qualified on vault and bars
— Sarah Zimmerman: qualified on vault


Included in the Mat Classic line up are Bobby Reece and Kiana Witt. Reece remains undefeated with a record of 36-0 and Witt took the 112-pound title at the Region 2 tournament on Feb. 12 against rival Lauren Richardson of Bremerton.

— Bobby Reece III. 140

—Freddy Rofolf, 189

— Benny McMullen, 130

— Sam English, 152

— Jack Welker, heavyweight division

— Kiana Witt, 112

— Ivy Rodolf, 112

— Walker Larson, 215-pound alternate

Boy’s swimming

— Kevin Fox: qualified in the 200-yard Individual Medley


Two gymnasts qualified from Kingston.

Megan Keller: qualified on bars
Megan Kelly: qualified on vault



Girls basketball — The Bucs play Franklin Pierce at 8 p.m. at Foss High School on Feb. 15. The team will play again on Feb. 17 at Foss.

Boys basketball — First round bye on Feb. 18. Will play at Foss High School against an opponent to be determined.

Gymnastics — The gymnastics state meet begins at 1:15 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Tacoma Dome. The competition continues at 10:40 a.m. Feb. 19.

Wrestling — The Mat Classic will begin at 10 a.m. Feb. 18 at the Tacoma Dome and continue at 10 a.m. Feb. 19.

Swimming — The boys state meet begins at 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 18 at the King County Aquatic Center. The meet continues at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 19.

North Kitsap

Gymnastics — The gymnastics state meet begins at 1:15 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Tacoma Dome. The competition continues at 10:40 a.m. Feb. 19.

Wrestling — The Mat Classic will begin at 10 a.m. Feb. 18 at the Tacoma Dome and continue at 10 a.m. Feb. 19.

Swimming — The boys state meet begins at 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 18 at the King County Aquatic Center. The meet continues at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 19.

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