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Voting begins for fifth ‘Battle of the Bands’

November 15th, 2011 at 9:54 am by Kipp Robertson
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The fifth annual “Battle of the Bands” competition is on and once again high school marching bands from western Washington are vying for a piece of $25,500.

The competition includes marching band renditions of rock music along with music videos, found here.


Included in the list of schools is the Kingston High School marching band, which chose “Everybody’s Everything” by Santana. Kingston’s entry can be found at the top of the videos list.

‘The competition, hosted by The Rock, Wood Fired Pizza & Spirits, will award $10,000 to the first place winner, $3,500 to second and $1,000 to third. Three divisional winners will each be awarded $1,000 for receiving the most text votes within their division, determined by school size. One school will be awarded $1,000 for best video. Four runners-up receive a pizza party.

Voting is done via text message.

The 2010-11 contest winner was the Puyallup High School marching band. 


Legislative roundtable with Rolfes, Appleton, Hansen Tuesday night

November 14th, 2011 at 4:26 pm by Kipp Robertson
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The North Kitsap School Board is hosting a legislative roundtable with 23rd District State Legislators Representative Sherry Appleton, Drew Hansen and Senator Christine Rolfes.

The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the board room of the North Kitsap School District adminstrative building, 18360 Caldart Ave. NE, Poulsbo.

Beginning with introductions and initial remarks, the visiting legislators will share their views about the upcoming legislative session and the challenges with education funding, according to the district website.

There will be time for the North Kitsap and Bainbridge Island school boards and the community to ask questions after.

Transfers, levies and superintendent search among topics of school board meeting tonight

November 10th, 2011 at 2:52 pm by Kipp Robertson
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The only regular board meeting for the North Kitsap School Board scheduled for November is tonight at 6 p.m.

Among the topics of discussion are interdistrict transfers, a levy discussion and the superintendent search.

The North Kitsap School District continues to experience a large number of students leaving or opting to stay in other school districts.

As of October, the North Kitsap School District continues to lose more students to other districts than it receives. According to a report released by district administration, the district is currently releasing 471 students to other districts and receiving 86.

A release means a student — and parents — who live within the district boundaries have opted to send the student to another district. Receiving students means the exact opposite. The number of students for both categories is an accumulated total; the numbers fluctuate as students come and go. The numbers do not include Running Start.

The number of students released to other districts increased by 55 this year (416 in 2010-11). The total received increased by 17 (69 in 2010-11). The district receiving the most students living in NKSD is Central Kitsap with 274 students accounted for this year. The second most is the Bainbridge Island School District with 80. Central Kitsap currently releases the most students to NKSD (31). Internet schooling has decreased since the 2009-10 year from 90 to 59.

School board meetings are held in the Board Room of the district office, 18360 Caldart Ave., Poulsbo.

Football playoffs tonight; game information for the Buccaneers and Vikings inside

November 4th, 2011 at 12:02 pm by Kipp Robertson
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The Kingston High School Buccaneers football team plays in its second playoff game in program history tonight at North Kitsap High School.

The Bucs are going into the playoffs against Steilacoom High School as the second seed in the Olympic League after defeating North Kitsap Oct. 27. The Bucs ended the season 5-2 in the league.

The North Kitsap Vikings football team travels to Renton tonight to face the Lindbergh Eagles. The Vikings, also 5-2, seeded third in the Olympic League. The third place seed came from the team’s overall record (5-4), compared to the Bucs overall (6-2).

Here is some important information for those attending the Buccaneers game:

Where: North Kitsap High School Stadium

When: Kickoff is 7:30 p.m.


  • General admission: $7 (Adults and students)
  • Students with ASB cards: $4
  • Seniors: $4
  • Elementary students: $4
  • Preschool: Free
Food available includes: pulled pork, burgers, hot dogs, pizza and beverages.
Come early, as parking could be limited because NKHS is preparing for its Holiday Fest.
Overflow parking will be available at the St. Olaf Church. The church has requested guests do not park on the grass next to the driveway. 
For those traveling to Renton to watch the Vikings:
Where: Renton Memorial Stadium,  405 Logan Ave. N, Renton.
When: Kickoff is 7:30 p.m.
Admission: (See KHS playoff admission)

Community meetings scheduled in November for superintendent search

November 3rd, 2011 at 1:12 pm by Kipp Robertson
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As the North Kitsap School Board continues to seek input for the superintendent search, two community meetings were setup for November.

The meetings are currently scheduled for Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Kingston High School library and Nov. 16 at 7:40 p.m. in the North Kitsap High School commons.

The board and Superintendent Search Committee want to gather information, which includes what community members see as strengths of the school district and community as a whole, what desirable characteristics people would like to see in a superintendent and what challenges people see for the district in the near future.

A community survey was also posted on the district website late October. It is still available and can be taken here. 

Babe Ruth World Series Executive Board hosts first community meeting tonight

November 1st, 2011 at 10:29 am by Kipp Robertson
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POULSBO — The 2012 13-year-old Babe Ruth World Series is less than 300 days away. There is plenty of work left to do.

The Babe Ruth World Series Executive Board will host its first community meeting at 7 p.m. tonight in Central Market’s conference room — above the bakery/deli. Meetings will be held from now until the World Series.

The Board is still seeking sponsors and volunteers as well as finding host families for the approximately 150 kids that will travel to Kitsap for the baseball tournament. The World Series be held Aug. 13 to Aug. 22 at the Gene Lobe Fiels at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds.

For those interested in coaching the host team, applications are still being accepted. Applicants will be selected by the North Kitsap Babe Ruth Board of Directors, with recommendations from the Coaches Selection Committee.

A total of 10 teams will participate including: the North Kitsap host team, eight regional championship teams, Washington state champions. The host team will not be allowed to play in any postseason tournaments.

North Kitsap School Board seeking community input for superintendent search

October 20th, 2011 at 2:58 pm by Kipp Robertson
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A new survey is available on the North Kitsap School District’s website regarding the superintendent search.

The survey can be found here. 

The North Kitsap School Board and Superintendent Search Committee are seeking input from the community regarding “strengths” and “characteristics” it would like to see in a new superintendent. The four-question-survey also asks what challenges the community sees ahead for the district.

The board is currently in the process of searching for a replacement for Richard Jones, who will leave at the end of the 2011-12 school year.

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Vikings girls soccer hosts ‘Kick Pink’ Oct. 25

October 20th, 2011 at 1:21 pm by Kipp Robertson
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On Oct. 25, the North Kitsap Vikings girls soccer team will have its annual “Kick Pink” game against Port Angeles.

Those in attendance are asked to wear pink. Donations will be accepted for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation. The foundation has raised more than $1.9 billion to breast cancer research.

Those interested in donating online can visit The team name is North Kitsap Vikings. Team ID is 10968175.

The game against Port Angeles will begin at 6:45 p.m. at North Kitsap High School.

POULSBO — For anyone interested in managing or coaching in the 2012 Babe Ruth 13-year-old World Series, now is the time to get your applications in.

North Kitsap Babe Ruth is now accepting applications to manage or coach the host team for the World Series. The World Series be held Aug. 13 to Aug. 22 at the Gene Lobe Fiels at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds.

Applications can be downloaded here. Applicants will be selected by the North Kitsap Babe Ruth Board of Directors, with recommendations from the Coaches Selection Committee.

A total of 10 teams will participate including: the North Kitsap host team, eight regional championship teams, Washington state champions. The host team will not be allowed to play in any postseason tournaments.

Not interested in coaching or managing, but want to help? Volunteer opportunities are available. 



Varsity sports scorecard for Oct. 7-12

October 14th, 2011 at 12:32 pm by Kipp Robertson
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against Olympic Oct. 7

Final: Oly 34, NK 28

RUSHING — K.Golden 5-40; J.Hadden 3-6; C.McCorkle 4-27; A.Milyard 6-(minus 23); D.Mitchell 9-49.

PASSING — A.Milyard 18-32-2-237.

RECEIVING — M.Adams 1-6; K.Golden 2-37; J.Hadden 1-(minus 3); C.McCorkle 1-19; J.Nettleton 9-121; A.Urquhart 4-93.


against Sequim Oct. 11

Final: NK 6, Seq. 0

First half: 1, NK, Delanee Nilles, 1st; 2, NK, Nilles, 4th; 3, NK, Cole (Lovato), 13th; 4, NK Wright, 25th.

Second half: 5, NK, Becca Cates (Nilles), 63rd; 6, NK, Brennan (Cates), 70th.


against Sequim Oct. 11

Final: NK 3-1 — 23-25, 25-21, 25-11, 25-20

Leaders: Sarah Baugh 16 kills, 8 assists, 22 digs; Meaghan Houser 12 kills, 35 digs; Briar Perez 5 kills; Nicole Weber 21 assists; Kalie Weible 9 digs.


against North Mason Oct. 7

Final: NK 7, NM 0

Singles: Zach Fohn (NK) def. Cody Champine 6-0, 6-0; Tyler Swansboro (NK) def. Bretty Kroum 6-0, 6-0; Sebastian Ford (NK) def. Villar 6-0, 6-0.

Doubles: Steven Breitmayer/ Alex Olson (NK) def. Nick Harkin/ Beau Eddy 6-0, 6-0; Shawn McBurney/ Zack Turley (NK) def. Nick Kissler/ Noah Wilson 6-0, 6-0; Nick Tedford/ Chris Gracey (NK) def. Ben Cook/ Ty Garland 6-0, 6-2; Butler/ Cardoso (NK) def. Brennan Ayers/ Terron 6-2, 6-2.


against Olympic Oct. 6

Final: NK 91, Oly 79

Top finishers: 200 Medley Relay — Vanichkul, Younie, Nelson, De.Ana, Reynaga (Oly) 2:11.81; 200 Free — Barnick (Oly) 2:12.27;  200 Individual Medley — B.Aban (NK) 2:18.92; 50 Free — Nelson (Oly) 28.33; 100 Fly — Nelson (Oly) 1:05.97; 100 Free — B.Aban (NK) 57.58; 500 Free — N.Lemon (NK) 6:33.43; 200 Free Relay — Aban, Lemon, Richardson, Schuman (NK) 1:58.54; 100 Back — Torres (Oly) 1:17.64; 100 Breaststroke — Vanichkul (Oly) 1:20.73; 400 Free Relay — Aban, Donnelly, Lemon, Shook (NK) 4:15.17.


against Port Townsend and Klahowya Oct. 12

Top NK results

Boys 5K: 1, Ian Christen 17:42.53; 4, Kyle Ramsey 18:06.44; 5, Cooper Wall 18:08.25; 10, Sam Zimmerman 18:26.11; 12, Adam Beck 18:42.36; 14, Shawn Swanson 18:46.11; 15, Dutton Polk 18:49.59.

Girls 5K: 1, Reagan Colyer 19:32.47; 2, Clara Lund 20:16.06; 3, Katrina Weinmann 21:28.42; 4, Olivia Krol 21:34.18; 7, Mikhaela Woodward 23:52.88; 8, Kristina Reid 23:56.16; 12, Lilian Raymond 24:30.42; April McCabe 24:33.13; 14, Abbey Swanson 24:56.08; 17, Lily Masters 26:02.32; 18, Maria Warns 26:10.39; 19, Taylor Benson 26:13.83; 20, Sara Berry-Maraist 26:24.40; 21, Sara Cannarella 26:25.47; 24, Anna Rutledge 28:11.68; 25, Malia Espinosa 28:21.28; 27, Lydia Sedy 28:56.85; 31, Rachel Fowers 34:48.99.


against Sequim Oct. 7

Final: Seq. 27, KHS 13

RUSHING — S.Byers 23-93; B.Reece 1-4; C.Setterlund 5-16; B.Sundquist 2-4; D.White 3-8.

PASSING — S.Byers 4-13-2-48; B.Reece 1-1-0-14.

RECEIVING — B.McMullen 2-16; B.Reece 1-16; R.Sander 2-30.


against Sequim Oct. 6

Final: KHS 4, Seq. 1

First half: 1, KHS, Maddy Daley (Katie Keller).

Second half: 2, Seq., Nikke Nace, 46th; 3, KHS, Rebecca Tafte, 51st; 4, KHS, Tafte, 67th; 5, KHS, Sara Fick (Kristi Mullem), 69th.


against Sequim Oct. 6

Final: Seq. 3-1: 25-18, 25-9, 25-17, 25-23

Leaders: Kiani Clissold 7 kills, Kimie Gerken 12 assists, Sarah McMullen 7 digs.


against Olympic Oct. 7

Final: KHS 6, Oly 1

Singles: Chris Daniels (KHS) def. Brandun Fontelar 6-0, 6-1; Andren Jones (Oly) def. Patrick Daniels 6-3, 6-4; Keenan Clark (KHS) def. Ben Parrish 6-1, 6-0.

Doubles: Kyle Hamal/ Loren Klemesrud (KHS) def. Christian Burnett Darren Toure 6-0, 6-0; Beau Rabedeaux/ Tyler Shuey (KHS) def. Brenden Horn/ Taylor Huddleston 6-0, 6-0; Cody Combs/ Cody Sweeeney (KHS) def. Sergio Menendez/ Will Leshley 6-1, 6-1; Erik Reichert/ Aaron McCanna (KHS) def. Noah Issac/ Jaehee Lee 6-2, 6-1.


against Port Townsend Oct. 6

Final: PT 113, KHS 56

Top finishers: 200 Medley Relay — 1, (PT) Madison Braeden, Serena Vilage, Olivia Cremeans, Renada Walcome 2:05.10; 200 Free — 1, (PT) Darby Flanagan 2:20.22; 200 Individual Medley — 1, (PT) Serena Vilage 2:35.93; 50 Free — 1, (PT) Rode Ridder :27.57; 100 Fly — 1, (PT) Raven Elis 1:10:55; 100 Free — 1, (PT) Averi Richert 1:05.10; 500 Free — 1, (PT) Flanagan 6:21.84; 200 Free Relay — 1, (PT) Richert, Cremeans, Vilage, Walcome 1:56.19; 100 Back — 1, (PT) Madison Braden 1:12.98; 100 Breast — 1, (PT) Vilage 1:18.30; 400 Free Relay — 1, (PT) Elis, Braden, Ridder, Flanagan 4:28.03.


against Olympic/ Bremerton Oct. 12

Team totals: Boys — 1, Oly 25; 2, KHS 35; 3, Brem. 73. Girls — 1, KHS 19; 2, Brem. 49; 3, Oly 64.

Top KHS results

Boys 5K: 3, Thomas Gill 17:55; 6, Devon Jacob 18:12; 7, Anthonmy Woelke 18:35; 8, Lucas Thompson 18:36; 11, Kevin Fox 18:57; 12, Luke Wenberg 19:09; 14, Nicholas Thibault 19:45.

Girls 5K (JV/Varsity): 1, Marina Roberts 18:46; 2, Annie Roberts 20:38; 4, Ivy Rodolf 22:53; 5, Troiahna Williams 23:27; 7, Cailyn Crossland 23:42; 11, Sarah DeAscentiis 25:10; 13, Lajoie Bradley 25:26; 14, Tatianna Finch 25:32; 15, Ashley Spooner 25:40; 17, Alexandra Ekonomakis 26:02; 22, Paige Heaps 28:55.

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