Can you believe it’s June already?
Looking for something to do? There’s plenty of things going in our own backyard. Here’s a few:
The Kitsap BlueJackets: The college summer team is back for its fifth season. The Jackets have scheduled some non-league games that serve as fundraisers for Little Leaguers in the region. The first one is Tuesday in Lacey against the Tacoma Cardinals. The Jackets play the Olympia A’s on Wednesday in Ollala and Thursday at Snider Park in Poulsbo. Kitsap opens the West Coast League season Friday at Bellingham. First home league series is June 12-14 against the Bend Elks. Here’s a link to their schedule. We’ll have more coverage of the BlueJackets online and in our print editions this week. The West Coast League site is here.
High Schools: The Kitsap Senior Baseball Showcase and Kitsap All-Star Fastpitch Showcase takes place on Thursday at Gene Lobe Fields at the Kitsap Fairgrounds. Both doubleheaders get going at 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for seniors and students. … The Kitsap Sports Banquet, which honors top athletes and coaches from area high schools and Olympic College, is June 20 at the Kitsap Pavilion.
The Kitsap Pumas: The local soccer club has gotten off to a great start (4-0-1 in USL PDL play) and has a couple home games coming up — June 6 against the Portland Timbers U23s, and then a U.S. Open Cup match on June 9 at Bremerton Memorial Stadium against the USL D1 Portland Timbers. If the Pumas can win two matches in this tournament – which is patterned after the FA Cup in England — they could very well wind up playing the MLS Seattle Sounders in the Round of 16. Check out the Pumas Web site here. And here’s the U.S. Open Cup site.
Golf: The golf season’s definitely here. The Kitsap Ladies Invitational (June 4-5 at Kitsap G&CC) and the Bremerton City Amateur (June 6-7) are this week. … The UW Coaches Tour rolls into McCormick Woods for its annual outing on June 8 at McCormick Woods Golf Course in Port Orchard. New Husky football coach Steve Sarkisian and some of his assistants and basketball coaches Lorenzo Romar and Tia Jackson should be there. … The Detlef Schrempf Classic, another fixture at McCormick Woods, will be held June 15. … And the first Les Eathorne Golf Tournament will be held June 19 at Gold Mountain. Proceeds will go to developing area youth basketball players.
Semi-pro Football: You don’t have to wait for the Seahawks and Huskies to get your football fix. The Kitsap Bears host the Washington Cavaliers on Saturday at 7 p.m. at North Kitsap Stadium. Da Bears (4-0) were unbeaten heading into Saturday’s game against the Renton Ravens. We’re still trying to track down the results of that game. Check out the Bears’ online Web page here.
Murder Mystery: Not actually a sports event, but you don’t want to miss the June 17 East Bremerton Rotary meeting. Yours truly and John Wallingford will be talking about the unsolved murder of Fred Cohen, a prominent attorney in Bremerton who was shot on his porch while returning home from work on Jan. 19, 1970. John and I have been digging into this case, off and on, for years. We’ve gotten more serious since a lot of the people were interviewed the first time around are starting to die.
That’ll get you through the first 20 days of the month. Let me know what else is going on?