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Archive for September, 2009

Bagala Starting as Freshman at Dakota State

Sunday, September 13th, 2009

Paul Bagala from Kingston earned the starting job at quarterback for Dakota State University, which lost its opener 21-20 to Minnesota Morris on Saturday in Madison, S.D.

Bagala had an 8-yard TD run in the loss for Dakota State, an NAIA school that plays in the Dakota Athletic Confernece. Minnesota Morris is a NCAA D-3 school.


Collegians: Catching Up With Local Athletes

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

Soccer
Seattle Pacific: Forward Brandi Hamre (So., Central Kitsap) has one goal and one assist for the defending NCAA Division II champions and No. 1-ranked Falcons. Hamre leads SPU in shots taken with 18. SPU hosts Grand Canyon tonight at Interbay Stadium in Seattle.
Western Washington: Forward Justin Moore (Fr., South Kitsap) has made two starts and appeared in all four games for the Vikings (2-2). Moore, who helped South win a Class 4A state championship and was Narrows League co-MVP, has taken 10 shots and has one assist. … Kelly Cates (So., North Kitsap/Southern Oregon) has played in four games for Western (1-2-1). Cates transferred to WWU from Southern Oregon.
Central Washington: Defender Alexandria Washburn (Fr., Central Kitsap) has made three starts for the Wildcats (2-4-0). C.J. Balstad (So., South Kitsap) is a backup goalkeeper.
Eastern Washington: Morgan O’Friel (Sr., Central Kitsap) is a midfielder for the Eagles (1-3). O’Friel returns after missing last season with an injury.
Washington: Midfielder Dylan Tucker-Gangnes (So., Bainbridge) started 15 games and was third on the team with 12 points as freshman. The midfielder has yet to play this year for the Huskies (1-2).
Whitworth: Travis Gutierrez (Jr., South Kitsap) is a starting midfielder for the Pirates. (1-0-1). … Candyce Eaton (Jr., Kingston) is a defender for the Whitworth women (2-0).
Eastern Oregon: Defender Jennifer Smalley (So., Bremerton) starts for the Mountaineers (2-0).

Cross Country
Central Washington: Shannon Vreeland (Sr., South Kitsap) is a three-year letter winner for the Wildcats.
Eastern Washington: Cody Bradwell (So., North Kitsap) is back for his second season with the Eagles.

Football
Eastern Washington: Defensive tackle Renard Williams (So., South Kitsap) had four tackles, two for losses, in a 35-14 win over Western Oregon. The 6-2, 300-pounder started seven games at nose tackle a year ago as a redshirt freshman. … Ryan Forney (Sr., Central Kitsap) is a returning starting guard for the Eagles, who play at No. 12 California on Saturday. Forney’s a three-time All-Big Sky Academic team member.
Central Washington: Tight end/linebacker Evan Tidball (Fr., North Kitsap) is the only local player on the Wildcats’ roster. No. 9 CWU hosts Texas A&M on Saturday at 1 p.m.
Eastern Oregon: Howie McDonald (Fr., Central Kitsap) is a backup linebacker for the Mountaineers. He was in on five tackles in a 32-28 loss to Southern Oregon last week. Jared Moore (Fr., South Kitsap) is a backup defensive back.
Puget Sound: Running back Brad DeShano (Fr., North Kitsap) and Cameron Salley (Fr., Central Kitsap) play for the Loggers, who open the season Saturday at home against Pomona-Pitzer.
Pacific Lutheran: Andy Sturza (Sr., North Kitsap) is a starting outsider linebacker for the Lutes, who open on Saturday against St. Olaf at Rogers Stadium in Puyallup.

Rowing
Washington: The following athletes are on the UW’s crew roster: Bridget Claycomb (So., North Mason), who rowed on the novice boat a year ago; Birgitte Gingold (Fr., Bainbridge); Madeline Olanie (Fr., Bainbridge) and Erica Knutzen (Fr., South Kitsap).

Volleyball
Washington: Kelcey Dunaway (Fr., Bainbridge) is a middle blocker for the No. 3 Huskies, who are 6-0 and have won their first two tournaments. The 6-foot-2 Dunaway was a redshirt last season.
George Mason: Danielle Cook (Fr., North Mason) is a middle blocker for the Patriots (5-2). She’s played in three games off the bench.
George Washington: Former state 3A MVP Hannah Stuart (Jr., Bainbridge) has played in all six games for the Colonials (3-3). The outside hitter scored 158.5 points on 138 kills and 266 digs while playing in 114 of GW’s 115 sets as a sophomore.
Whitman: Katie Richards (Jr., North Kitsap) is a returning setter for the Missionaries.

Note
Please e-mail names of other local athletes participating in college athletics to sunsports@kitsapsun.com.
Kitsap Sun Staff


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