Kitsap County, WA

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Chad Nass steps down as SK wrestling coach

After 17 years and plenty of successes in the record books, Chad Nass has stepped down as the head wrestling coach at South Kitsap High School. Nass has been with the program since 2004, and his regular-season record is astounding with a total of 185 wins against 23 losses in dual meets. He led the team to a 4A state championship in 2018 at the Mat Classic, which featured two individual champions and eight total placers. The most impressive statistic is the fact that South Kitsap wrestlers had a combined record of 31-9 in that tournament.
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NK’s Hammou, Bainbridge’s Swanson on all-league wrestling team

It was a tough year for wrestling with much lower participation numbers and an Olympic League wrestling tournament that ended up being canceled, but a number of grapplers who persevered through the difficult season were rewarded this week with selections to the All-Olympic League team. Numbers were down as the...
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12 new cases of COVID confirmed in Kitsap

On Thursday, the Kitsap Public Health District confirmed 12 new positive cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the countywide total to 8,659 since the pandemic began in March of 2020. Of the new cases, North Kitsap had two and Bainbridge Island one. South Kitsap had the most...
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Bainbridge Island,

BI briefs

Bainbridge Island Zero Waste’s semi-annual Styrofoam and CD/DVD collection will take place June 26-27 from 5-8 p.m. at Bay Hay and Feed. Bring clean, dry, snappable Styro and disks without cases. Safeway is supplying the trucks that backhaul the foam, which is eventually made into products such as picture frames and crown molding.
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Retired KCSO K-9 Heiko passes away

Over the weekend, the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office announced that retired K-9 Heiko passed away peacefully with his two handlers by his side, just one week shy of turning 11 years old. According to a KCSO Facebook post, Heiko was a product of the department’s 2010 puppy program and the...
Port Orchard,

Learning during the pandemic

PORT ORCHARD – After a series of adjustments and struggles, a once-in-a-lifetime school year comes to an end Saturday for South Kitsap High School seniors. Even the weekend graduation ceremony is out of the ordinary. It will take place at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma, normally the site of Tacoma Rainiers baseball and OL Reign women’s soccer matches. Instead of shaking hands with school administrators at the podium, seniors will be handed their diplomas at home plate.

N. Kitsap, Kingston send grads off into the world

A tale of two (or three) graduations unfolded in North Kitsap over the weekend. North Kitsap High School and Kingston High School Class of 2021 were able to celebrate their accomplishment in semi-normal fashion with traditional graduation ceremonies, though each with its own style, flair and mishaps. NKHS held two...

Bridging the Digital Divide in Kitsap County

There is a major challenge in cities all across Washington state, big and small: it’s called the digital divide and it’s here in Kitsap County. It’s something we’re working hard to fix through Comcast’s Internet Essentials program. It’s the state’s largest and most comprehensive broadband adoption program. Ten years of...
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Principals overrule ADs; Bainbridge stays in Olympic League

The athletic directors said no, but the principals said yes, and Bainbridge High School will be in the Olympic League for the 2021-22 season after all. Earlier this week, the Olympic League’s athletic directors voted down recommending the idea of Bainbridge joining the Olympic League for one season. But with...
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COVID can’t stop Kitsap’s Day of Caring activities

PORT ORCHARD – Volunteerism is returning to Kitsap County in a big way. United Way’s Day of Caring on Friday, June 25 gives residents the opportunity to show their civic spirit and participate in a wide array of community improvement activities throughout the county. The annual event returns following a forced hiatus last year due to COVID.
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EMS accounts for 71% of SKFR’s calls so far this year

PORT ORCHARD — With an EMS levy vote looming in the primary election in August, South Kitsap Fire and Rescue’s chief is reminding residents living in the fire district that emergency medical service is the primary reason why department personnel and equipment head out day and night responding to Kitsap-911 calls.
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Kitsap Forest Theater Presents Little Women

Little Women guarantees an afternoon filled with laughter, tears and a lifting of the spirit. The powerful score soars with the sounds of personal discovery, heartache and hope – the sounds of a young America finding its voice. We invite you to join with us as we celebrate gathering together again for live theater in a safe and beautiful outdoor setting.
Port Orchard,

Weekly grab-and-go meal packs available this summer for youngsters

PORT ORCHARD — The federally funded summer lunch program will serve South Kitsap children again, beginning June 23, the South Kitsap School District announced Friday. Free grab-and-go meal packs will be distributed to students 18 years and younger. The packs will include lunch and breakfast items for five days. Distribution will be on Wednesdays only: June 23 and 30; July 7, 14, 21 and 28; and Aug. 4, 11 and 18. No preorders are required.
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Central Kitsap basketball coaches stepping down

Central Kitsap High School athletic director Bill Baxter confirmed Friday that boys basketball coach Scott McMinds and girls basketball coach Scott Neumann are resigning. McMinds, a 1992 Central Kitsap graduate, led the Cougars to a 10-8 record this spring.He said after two-plus decades coaches, it was a good time to step away.
Port Orchard,

SK Art Association: Battered but still standing

PORT ORCHARD — Three South Kitsap artists — Roy Carr, Sherry Beck and Jane Krause — haven’t allowed the COVID-19 pandemic to put a crimp in their artistic pursuits over the past year during a time when much of society shut down and hid behind closed doors. Carr, Beck and...