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Kitsapers in the Pros & More

Monday, August 18th, 2014

KITSAPERS IN THE PROS:

Jason Hammel, a 2000 South Kitsap grad, has struggle since being traded from the Chicago Cubs to the Oakland Athletics. Hammel is 1-5 with a 6.75 ERA with Oakland. He gave up three home runs in three-plus innings in a loss against Atlanta on Friday. He was 8-5 with a 2.98 ERA with the Cubs.

South Kitsap grad Willie Bloomquist is done for the year after undergoing micro fracture surgery on his right knee. The Mariners utility player hit .278 in 47 games, playing seven different positions.

Drew Vettleson is hitting .230 with seven HRs and 23 RBI for the Double-A Harrisburg Senators, an affiliate of the Washington Nationals. Vettleson, 23, an outfielder from Central Kitsap, has hit two HRs in his last six games but is only hitting .204 in his last 10 games. The left-handed hitting Vettleson is hitting .280 vs. lefties and .198 vs. righties. All seven of his HRs have come against right-handers.

South Kitsap grad Aaron Cunningham, an outfielder, is hitting .255 with 0 HRs and 31 RBIs for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A club of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Cunningham, 28, has hit .323 (10-for-31) with 5 RBI in his last 10 games.

Brady Steiger, a first baseman/third baseman, is hitting .167 for the Staten Island Yankees, a short Class A club in the New York-Penn League. The former South Kitsap and Lewis-Clark State star just returned from injury and has played in just two games since July 21.

SAYING ALL OF THE RIGHT THINGS:

Rhode Island Little League coach Dave Belisle, following an elimination loss at the World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, puts things in perspective for a bunch of kids. Great speech.

SPEAKING OF LITTLE LEAGUE:

How can you not pull for Mo’ne Davis? She’s the talk of the Little League World Series.

CONGRATULATIONS:

To the Bellingham Bells, who won the West Coast League championship on Monday night, winning the deciding game of the best-of-three series against the Corvallis Knights. Good buddy Jim Clem is the pitching coach of the Bells and we had the pleasure of hosting the team twice this summer on trips to Bremerton to play the Kitsap BlueJackets. Classy bunch.es

NOT SO CLASSY:

Johnny (Finger) Manziel threw as many obscene gestures as he did touchdown passes in Monday night’s exhibition game. Not a good sign for the Browns.

READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL:

Aug. 23: FCS No. 1 Eastern Washington vs. No. 17 Sam Houston State in college football’s season opener in Cheney. Kickoff 12:30 p.m. on ESPN.

Aug. 28: Washington State Cougars vs. Rutgers, in Seattle (CenturyLink), 7 p.m., FOX Sports. Thursday game is intriguing. Cougs looking to get off to a good start against Scarlet Knights, now a member of the Big Ten.

Aug. 30: Washington Huskies vs. Hawaii in Honolulu, 7:30 p.m., CBS. Chris Petersen era begins.

Sept. 4: Seattle Seahawks vs. Green Bay Packers. Thursday night game on NBC (5:30 p.m.) kicks off NFL season. Doesn’t get much better, does it?

Sept. 5: Friday Night Lights has a delicious opener. South Kitsap vs. Central Kitsap at Silverdale Stadium, 7 p.m. Biggest game in the county.

Sept. 5: WSU at Nevada, 7:30 p.m., ESPN. Nevada not what it used to be.

Sept. 6: Washington’s first home game under Chris Petersen vs. Eastern Washington at Husky Stadium, 1 p.m. Washington barely pulled one out, 30-27 over EWU in 2011 at Husky Stadium.

 

GOLF JOKE:

Mike, an avid golfer, was teeing up for a very difficult shot.

At that moment a funeral procession went by.

Mike stopped, stood still with his hat over his heart, and bowed his head.

His golfing partner looked at him and said, “Mike, that was kind and decent of you to show such respect for the dead.”

Mike replied, “Yes, we would have been married twenty-six years come tomorrow.”


Washington football coaches 200-win club

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Courtesy David Male, Rosalia, Wa.

There are 23 state football coaches who have won at least 200 games, including for Bremerton coach Chuck Semanick and ex-North Kitsap coach Jerry Parrish. The records listed below current through the 2012 state championships.

Active coaches — and there are six with 200 or more wins — have their current school listed.

(Frank Naish and Jack McMillan resigned following the end of the 2012 season.)
Coach         School         Seasons         W-L-T         win pct.

1.         Sid Otton         Tumwater         45         346-127         (.732)

2.         Terry Ennis                  35+         287-87         (.767)

3.         Bob Ames         Meridian         39         285-133         (.682)

4.         Monte Kohler         O’Dea         28         271-45         (.858)

4.         Dick Armstrong                  38         271-95-10         (.734)

6.         Don Anderson                  36         269-63-4         (.807)

6.         Glenn Rickert                  36         269-72-10         (.781)

8.         Steve Gervais                  31         244-87         (.737)

9.         Tom Ingles                  33         243-106         (.696)

10.         Phil Zukowski         Cashmere         29         237-80         (.748)

11.         Ray Hobbs                  42         235-146-9         (.614)

12.         Tom Moore                  23         234-38         (.860)

12.         Jack McMillan                  37         234-139-1         (.627)

14.         Frank Naish                  39         215-158         (.576)

15.         Terry Jensen         Montesano         27         214-74         (.743)

16.         Chuck Semancik                  38         211-113-18         (.643)

17.         Jerry Parrish                  38         209-149-4         (.583)

18.         Chuck Tarbox                  32         207-97-1         (.680)

19.         Rollie Robbins                  34         206-115-3         (.640)

20.         Curt Kramme         Lynden         22         205-53         (.795)

21.         Mike Lynch                  31         204-103-2         (.663)

22.         Bill Frazier                  34         202-81-13         (.704)

22.         Gary Kautz                  31         202-106         (.656)

 

 


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