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North Kitsap, Kingston baseball teams fight for first

April 25th, 2011 at 3:14 pm by Kipp Robertson
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In the battle for the Olympic League title, the North Kitsap Vikings (10-3, 11-4) and Kingston Buccaneers (9-2, 9-5) are relentless.

Both teams brought home a win Friday night. And with the regular season coming to a close, a second rivalry game on May 2 could be the determining factor in what team ends with a title.

North Kitsap v. Klahowya

Final score: North Kitsap 14, Klahowya 3

North Kitsap: 342 032 X — 14 runs on 20 hits and three errors

Klahowya: 102 000 X — 3 runs on 7 hits and 2 errors

Battery: (NK) Shane Crowell, Andrew Urquhart (5), Nate Reece (6) and Nick Benish, Chris Gieri (6). (Kla) Dylan Kieffer, Josh Ganowski (5), Joe Valley (6) and Dan Veach. W: Crowell. L: Kieffer.

Leading Hitters: (NK) Alex Smith 4-5, (3) 2B, 3B, 4 Runs, SB, RBI; Zac Smit 2-2, 4 Runs, RBI; Nick Benish 2-5, HR, 3RBI; Zane Minder 4-4, 2B, 2RBI, Run, SB; Steffan Jeffcoat 2-3, 2RBI, 2 Runs; TJ Reitan 2-3, 2B, RBI; Alex Nettleton 2-4, 2B, 2RBI; Chris Harrel 1-3; Nate Reece 1-4, 2B, SB, Run.

Schedule: The Vikings face Olympic High School Wednesday (away), starting at 6.m. On Friday, the Vikings will play Port Townsend (away), starting at 4 p.m.

Kingston v. Port Angeles

Final score: Kingston 8, PA 2

Kingston: 102 104 0 — eight runs on nine hits and three errors

PA: 001 001 0 — 2 runs on five hits and two errors

Battery: (KHS) Nick Torento and Curtis Wildung. (PA) Senf, Pitz (5), Crain (7), and Markus Konopaski. W: Torento. L: Senf.

Leading Hitters: (KHS) Wildung 2-3, BB, 2 Runs; Torento 2-4, 2 Runs, 2RBI; Gorman 2-3, 2 2B, 2RBI, HBP; Rice 2-2, 2 Runs, BB.

The 2011-12 proposed educational program for the North Kitsap School District was recently released and includes a staffing reduction of 38.30 certified full-time equivalent (FTE) positions.

The current total certified FTE positions in the district is 382.85. The proposed reduction would cut the total to 344.55 according to the document released on the NKSD website. The need to cut positions follows a drop in enrollment during the 2010-11 year, the loss of K-4 Enhancement state and federal funding and a projected decline in enrollment again during the 2011-12 year.

To find out more about how the district became overstaffed, click here.

Check out the full 2011-12 educational program proposal here: 2011-12 educational proposal
and view the 2010-11 program proposal here: 2010-11 education program

*****NOTE: Because the 2011-12 proposal was compiled differently, a direct comparison between the 2010-11 proposal and 2011-12 proposal is not yet possible. Specialist and support staff positions— librarians, counselors, Native American education, music, physical education and elementary equity staff—are separated at the bottom of the 2011-12 proposal document. This differs from the 2010-11 proposal, which included how many of each specialist/support staff would be available at each school.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

The school board will discuss the proposed educational program this Thursday at 6 p.m. in the district administrative office, 18360 Caldart Avenue N, Poulsbo.

Torgerson accepts Suquamish principal position

April 22nd, 2011 at 10:44 am by Kipp Robertson
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Starting next school year, Jon Torgerson will be the principal of Suquamish Elementary.

Torgerson was named interim principal at the beginning of the 2010-11 school year, after Joe Davalos left to become superintendent of the Suquamish Tribe Education Department. Before become interim principal, Torgerson worked as a learning specialist at Suquamish Elementary for seven years. He began working in the district in 2000.

Olympic and Bremerton High School could not stand up against the Kingston High School women’s track and field team Thursday night.

The meet at Kingston High Stadium ended with the KHS women more than 40 points above their opponents.The North Kitsap women scored more than 30 points than their opponents.

Team totals

North Kitsap men

  1. Port Angeles — 91
  2. North Kitsap — 66
  3. North Mason — 24

North Kitsap women

  1. North Kitsap — 97.5
  2. Port Angeles — 61.5
  3. North Mason — 30

Kingston women

  1. Kingston — 99.5
  2. Bremerton — 55.5
  3. Olympic — 29

Kingston men

  1. Olympic — 85
  2. Kingston — 56.5
  3. Bremerton — 39.5

Kingston Top Results: (Women) 100 Meters — 1, Kayla Campbell, 12.85; 200 Meters — 1, Kayla Campbell, 26.98; 1600 Meters — 1, Annie Roberts, 2:32.16; 1600 Meters — 1, Annie Roberts, 5:30.86; 2, Rose Bishop, 5:36.24; 3200 Meters — 1, Marina Roberts, 11:01.50; 300 Meter Hurdles — 1, Dana Van Wyck; 4×200 Relay — 1, Dana Van Wyck, Sarah Wahl, Tova Houck, Christine VanDeen, 1:54.73; 4×400 Relay — 1, Sarah Wahl, Marina Roberts, Melia Beckwith, Kayla Campbell, 4:20.53; High Jump — 1, Sarah Wahl, 4’10; Long Jump — 1, Kayla Campbell, 16’00.75. (Men) 800 Meters — 1, Nicholas Schippers, 2:00.82; 1600 Meters — 1, Nicholas Schippers, 4:19.81; 300 Meter Hurdles — 1, Tucker Bowman, 43.63; Discus — 1, Ben Hanson, 156’03; Javelin — 1, Sam Byers, 166’08; Triple Jump — 1, Zane Ravenholt, 36’09.

North Kitsap Top Results: (Women) 100 Meters — 1, Indigo Williams, 12.64; 200 Meters — 1, Indigo Williams, 26.76; 3200 Meters — 1, Cat Sedy, 13:03.19; 100 Meter Hurdles — 1, Reagan Colyer, 15.06; 300 Meter Hurdles — 1, Reagan Colyer, 46; 4×100 Relay — 1, Reagan Colyer, Kamina Flemming, Addie Carion, Indigo Williams, 51.58; 4×200 Relay — 1, Addie Carion, Indigo Williams, Kamina Flemming, Hannah Snyder, 1:53.65; Discus — 1, Lexi Simmons, 97-10; Long Jump — 1, Alexandra Lanzafame, 15-02; Triple Jump — 1, Alexandra Lanzafame, 33-02. (Men) 400 Meters — 1, Tyler Spear, 52.09; 800 Meters — 1, Tyler Spear, 2:09.75; 4×400 Relay — 1, Tyler Spear, Paolo De Guzman, Conner McCorkle, Edward Capell, 3:43.61.

Crosspoint Academy, West Sound Academy win sustainable school awards

April 20th, 2011 at 3:21 pm by Kipp Robertson
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Crosspoint Academy and West Sound Academy make up two of the 31 winners of the Terry Husseman Sustainable Awards.

The awards, which promote sustainability and reward school efforts to reduce waste and increase environmental curricula, are given once per year. Grants from the Department of Ecology, which funds the program, range from $150 to $2,300 will be distributed to the winning schools.

Both Crosspoint and West Sound won the “Sustainable School Awards.” Each school will receive $1,000 in funding to maintain and expand existing programs that focus on waste reduction, recycling and sustainability, according to an e-mail from West Sound librarian Susan Trower.

According to Trower, West Sound’s funding will support the school’s Eat Local, Think Global Food Project; an organic vegetable garden that provides food for staff and students and food donations to North Kitsap Fishline.

The North Kitsap Vikings baseball team is right on the heels of the Kingston High School Buccaneers as the two teams continue to fight for first place in the Olympic League.

The race for first became closer than ever this season after the Vikings defeated Sequim (7-3 in the League) last night at home. The victory places the Vikings (8-2, 9-3) within half a game of the Bucs (8-2, 8-4) and a game ahead of Sequim.

North Kitsap v. Sequim (April 18 at home)

Final: 12-6, North Kitsap

Sequim: 310 200 0 — 6 runs on 8 hits, 4 errors

North Kitsap: 801 003 X — 12 runs on 12 hits, 3 errors

Battery: Rickerson, Hudson and Campbell (Seq); Smith, Harrel and Benish (NK). Win: Smith. Lose: Rickerson.

North Kitsap Hitters: Smith 2-4, 2 2B, R; Smit 1-3, 2RBI, 2R; Minder, R; Jeffcoat, 2R, RBI; Benish 2-4; Reitan 2-4, R, 4RBI; Reece 1-2, R; Harrel 1-2, 2B, RBI; Nettletone 3-4, 2 2B, 3RBI, 2R; Urquhart, 2R.

Kingston v. North Mason (April 18 at home)

Final: 8-4, Kingston

Kingston: 007 001 X — 8 runs on 11 hits and 2 errors

North Mason: 100 012 0 — 4 runs on 6 hits and 3 errors

Battery: Herrera, Klopp and Wildung (KHS); McDonnell Bielec and Schoonhoven (NM)

Win: Herrera. Lose: Bielec.

Kingston leading hitters: Gorman 2-4, 2B, 2RBI, R; Torento 2-3, RBI, R, HP; Sander 2-3, RBI, R; Freiboth 2-4, 2B; Rice 2-3, R; Wildung 1-1, 3BB, RBI, 2R.

Schedule: Today— North Kitsap against Port Angeles today, starting at 4 p.m (away); Kingston against Hazen today, starting at 4 p.m. (away). Wednesday — North Kitsap against Bremerton (away), starting at 4 p.m. Friday — North Kitsap against Klahowya (away), starting at 4 p.m.; Kingston against Port Angeles (away), starting at 4 p.m.

Girls tennis

Kingston v. Bremerton (April 18 at home)

Final: 5-2, Kingston

Singles: Casias (Brem) d. Turner 6-2, 6-0; Arriolla (Brem) d. Ruchmer 6-0, 6-1; Heaps (KHS) d. Chidester 6-1,6-2.

Doubles: Guevera and Fyfe (KHS) d. Morrison and Martindale 6-2, 6-1; Fladgard and Miller (KHS) d. Neil and Howard 6-0, 6-0; Wicklein and Daniels (KHS) d. Frei and Rahm 6-0, 6-0; Kilborn and Fick (KHS) d. Ebbay and Callarco 6-1, 6-0.

North Kitsap v. Klahowya (April 18 at home)

Final: 6-1, North Kitsap

Singles: Landram (Klah) d. Farmer 6-0, 6-0; Crabtree (NK) d. Bozarth 6-1, 6-0; Hoak (NK) d. Ormerod 6-0, 6-0.

Doubles: Grunden and Bohl (NK) d. Webster and Spiegel 6-2, 6-2; Skansi and Yee (NK) d. Hard and Slater 6-2, 6-2; Anderson and Shaha (NK) d. Button and Bozarth 6-1, 6-3; McClenahan and Frombach (NK) d. Nelson and Parks 6-0, 6-1.

Kingston High School track and field athletes competed in the Pasco Invitational for the first time in program history on April 16.

Fourteen athletes who qualifyed for the event. Out of the 96 teams that competed, the men to 49th place and the women took 48th. The top eight athletes from each event earned points for their team.


Women: 200 Meters — 17, Kayla Campbell, 27.37; 800 Meters — 7, Marina Roberts, 2:21.8; 1 Mile — 11, Marina Roberts, 5:10.7; 3200 Meters — 26, Annie Roberts, 12:05.8; 4×400 Relay — 22, Melia Beckwith, Sarah Wahl, Kelly Nash, Kayla Campbell, 4:16.5; Distance Medley — 10, Rose Bishop, Dana Van Wyck, Kelly Nash, Annie Roberts, 13.19.1; High Jump — 19, Sarah Wahl, 4’10″; Long Jump — 18, Kayla Campbell, 15’10.25″

Men: 400 Meters — 18, Nick Gasser, 53.39; 1600 Meters — 3, Nick Schippers, 4:22.5; 3200 Meters — 22, Austin Cherry, 10:05.9; 4×400 Relay — 28, Lucas Thompson, Thomas Gill, Nick Gasser, Nick Schippers, 3:38.3; Shot Put — 29, Ben Hanson, 41’4.5″; Discus — 9, Ben Hanson, 141’10″

North Kitsap at Eason Invite

While Kingston was competing at the Pasco Invite, the North Kitsap High School women’s track and field team were wrapping up another top 10 finish.

The North Kitsap women took sixth out of 47 competing teams. The men placed 22nd out of 47.


Men: 100 Meters —  400 Meters — 4, Tyler Spear, 51.34; 800 Meters — 31, Alexander Cook, 2:13.64; 800 Meters-Relay Split — 4, Sam Zimmerman, 2:19; 1200 Meters-Relay Split — 2, Alexander Cook, 3:36.7; 1600 Meters — 21, Daniel Hansen, 4:41.23; 1600 Meters-Relay Split — 2, Ian Christen, 4:57.5; 3200 Meters — 32, Kyle Ramsey, 10:31.43; 4×100 Relay — 17, Paolo De Guzman, Daniel Mitchell, Conner McCorkle, Edward Capell, 46.64; 4×400 Relay — 1, Tyler Spear, Paolo De Guzman, Edward Capell, Conner McCorkle, 3:34.67; Distance Medley 12,4,8,16 — 12, Adam Beck, Shane Miller, Alexander Cook, Ian Christen, 11:50.85.

Women: 100 Meters — 4, Indigo Williams, 12.68; 200 Meters — 4, Indigo Williams, 26.53; 400 Meters — 20, Kendall Rock, 64.55; 400 Meters-Relay Split —5, Kendall Rock, 63.9; 800 Meters — 21, 2:32.54; 1600 Meters — 15, Katie Ramsey, 5:33.89; 100 Meter Hurdles (33″) — 4, Reagan Colyer, 15.55; 300 Meter Hurdles (30″) — 3, Reagan Colyer, 46.68; 4×100 Relay — 8, Heidi Johnson, Reagan Colyer, Addie Carion, Indigo Williams, 52.12; Distance Medley 12, 4, 8, 16 — 4, Olivia Krol, Clara Lund, Alexandra Nausid-Nichols, Kendall Rock, 13:45.87; Shot Put — 32, Lexi Simmons, 28-00; Discus — 5, Lexi Simmons, 102-02; Javelin — Dahrein Cardoza, 91-02 and 21, Marley Tamm, 86-02; Long Jump — 13, Alexandra Lanzafame, 15-01.50; Triple Jump — 12, Alexandra Lanzafame, 33-09.50

Students blog for the Herald at the North Kitsap High School Career Fair

April 15th, 2011 at 9:43 am by Kipp Robertson
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Students visiting the North Kitsap Herald’s booth at the NK Career Fair are blogging on the North Kitsap Vikaneer’s site.

By Symone Carr: The North Kitsap High School student newspaper is planned to come out in about 2 weeks. Articles such as news on Japan and advice columns will be put in the paper. For any past events that anyone would like to know about, we have information on Joel and Anthony. If you would like a copy, they will be available in the main office.

By Kendra Harrington (Editor): The Viking Vision is also doing an article on the drug Spice and its affects on the human body. We will also have updates on how our sports teams are doing. If you have any questions or any story ideas email me at

By Kyler Barnum: Upcoming for North Kitsap sports, there is a track meet invite at Eason High School this Saturday.

Poulsbo is the official host of 2012 13-year-old World Series

April 14th, 2011 at 12:26 pm by Kipp Robertson
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Poulsbo has been officially picked to host the 2012 13-year-old World Series according to an email received from North Kitsap Babe Ruth tournament director Brent Stenman.

Robert Faherty, the Babe Ruth National Baseball Commissioner, made the announcement from the Babe Ruth Regional Meeting in Reno, Nev. this morning, Stenman wrote in the email.

The games will be held at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds in Bremerton. Poulsbo will be the host town, allowing families from around the area to house traveling athletes. Though Poulsbo is the official host town, families in other towns will have the opporunity to host athletes as well.

The official public signing will take place in Poulsbo on May 18.

More details will be posted as they become available.

Kingston schools host simultaneous rummage sales

April 8th, 2011 at 12:52 pm by Kipp Robertson
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Kingston Middle School and Kingston High School will each run a rummage sale on April 16.

Proceeds from both sales, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., will go towards band trips this spring. The event is being hosted by the Band Boosters from both schools.

Donations of household items are welcome. Donations can be dropped off at either school on April 15 or by 10 a.m. April 16.

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