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Archive for April, 2010

CK’s Stilley Set to Pitch in Cape Cod League

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

Central Kitsap High grad David Stilley, now at Wazzu, says he’s seriously jacked about signing to play in Brewster, Mass., in the Cape Cod League. The CCL is far and away the most prestigious summer amateur baseball league. Hundreds of alums have played in the bigs, including Mark Teixeira, Evan Longoria, Todd Helton, Chase Utley, ex-Husky Tim Lincecum and ex-Zag Jason Bay.
Howie Stalwick


Prince Off to Hot Start in Carolina

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

Jared Prince, an outfielder in the Texas Rangers’ farm system, hit .300 with a dinger, four doubles (three in one game) and six RBIs in his first 10 games.
Here are his up-to-date stats. He’s still hitting .293.


In Praise of Marvin, the Role Player

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

A little something on Marvin Williams’ role in the playoffs.


Latest Pumas News: Signings, Visa Issues

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

The Kitsap Pumas open the PDL season in less than two weeks. The team will be on the road May 1 against Yakima.

Here’s a bit a news from the team, which will hold its Meet the Pumas luncheon Wednesday at the Silverdale Beach Hotel.

Midfielders Greg Miley, Kellen Wantulok and goalkeeper Derby Carillo have signed one-year contracts, meaning Kitsap now has 21 players signed. The only players not under contract are midfielder David Gray and Alex Megson.

Megson played with Kitsap last year and is currently training with the team. But the Pumas already have eight players 23-or-older under contract, the maximum number allowed by the PDL. Megson fits into that category, meaning the team would have to cut one of its overage players in order to sign Megson, who missed the team’s tryouts in March.

Gray was supposed to join the team earlier this month, but the native of Scotland has experienced visa troubles and now is only expected to join the team within the next 10 days. Forward Tony Kerr, who started a majority of last season and scored seven goals, also missed tryouts while playing for the English Beach National Soccer team and dealing with his own passport problems. He has yet to join the Pumas despite being under contract, and the team said it doesn’t know when he’ll arrive from England.


Henne, Webb Playing in IBL for Bellingham Slam

Sunday, April 18th, 2010
Lukas Henne and Derrick Webb are both playing for the Bellingham Slam of the International Basketball League. Henne’s a 6-foot-7 forward and graduate of Central Kitsap and Western Washington. Webb, a South Kitsap grad, is a rookie guard who just finished his senior season at Western.
The Slam are 1-1 with a home game Friday against the Vancouver Volcanoes.
This is Henne’s third year with the Slam. He averaged 13.5 points and 7.6 rebounds a year ago, and made the all-IBL all-star team as a rookie in 2008. He’s starting and Webb is coming off the bench.
The IBL is a sixth-year league that features two rules that speeds up play: only one timeout per quarter and an immediate inbound. The result is a high-scoring, athletic game. The league averaged 126 points per team in its first three seasons.
The league’s divided into two divisions. The Continental freatures the following franchies: Albanay Legends, Holland Blast, Kankakee Solidiers, Battle Creek Knights, USA All-Stars, Los Angeles Lightning, Tacoma TIde and Edmonton Energey.
The Slam plays in the International Division with the following clubs: Olympia Reign, China Shanxi Zhongyu, Yamhill Highlfyers, Vancouver Valcanoes, Oregon Waves, B.C. Titans and Central Oregon Hotshots.
The IBL considered bringing a team to Kitsap County. The Kitsap Sun Pavilion was considered as a possible site, but no local ownerships groups stepped forward at the time.

Villopoto Crashes In Lastest Supercross Race

Saturday, April 17th, 2010

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ryan Dungey raced to his fifth Monster Energy AMA Supercross victory of the season Saturday night, overcoming an early wreck to hold off Kevin Windham in front of 59,882 fans at the Edward Jones Dome.
On lap nine, while trying to pass Dungey, Ryan Villopoto caused the two of them to crash. When they remounted, Villopoto moved into the lead and Dungey restarted third. After recapturing second place, Dungey set chase on Villopoto, but on lap 11, Villopoto had a hard crash and was unable to return to the race.
“It got really hectic out there tonight,” said Dungey, the Rockstar/Makita/Suzuki rider from Belle Plaine, Minn. “I had a great start so that was a huge help. We worked really hard this week to come out here in St. Louis prepared. It’s unfortunate that Ryan crashed. I hope he’s OK.”
Dungey leads the standings, 36 points head of Villopoto.
Geico Powersports/Honda’s Justin Barcia, from Ochlocknee, Ga., won the final race of the Eastern Regional AMA Supercross Lites season. Barcia finished second in the standings, 13 points behind Christophe Pourcel, the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki rider from Groveland, Fla.


Calloway Invite Coming to Gold Mountain

Saturday, April 17th, 2010

Some of the Pacific Northwest Golf Assocation’s strongest players will participate in the Calloway Invitational which will be held Monday and at Tuesday at Gold Mountain Golf Complex.
Fifty-seven teams, comprised of one pro and one amateur, will vie for $30,775 in prize money. They will pay the Cascade Course on Monday (1 p.m. shotgun) and the Olympic on Tuesday (8 a.m. shotgun). The event is individual stroke play for both pros and amateurs. The amateur division will pay both gross and net prizes.
Tom Sovay of Redmond Ridge GC is the defending champion. Ryan Benzel of Battle Creek GC (2008 champ and 2008-09 Pacific Northwest Section PGA Player of the Year), Jeff Coston of Semiahmoo G&CC (11 time PNW Section PGA Player of the Year, 2009 PGA Professional Champion), Brian Thornton of Meridian Valley CC (2009 Washington Open Champion) and Corey Prugh of Manito G&CC (2009 Rosauers Open Champion) are all entered.
Callaway Golf will be holding a demo day on Monday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., which is open to the public.


Another Record For Villwock

Saturday, April 17th, 2010

Dave Villwock, the South Kitsap grad, was driving fast in Yelm.


Kitsap’s Pros: Updates Hammel, Prince, Cunningham and Bloomquist

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Colorado RHP Jason Hammel had a rough outing on Friday. He last just 1 2/3 innings against Atlanta, giving up eight hits and seven runs, all earned. The South Kitsap grad pitched well and had a no-decision in his first outing.

* Former  North Kitsap star Jared Prince was 4-for-4 with three doubles on Wednesday and 2-for-5 with a home run on Thursday for the Hickory Crawdads, a Single-A club for the Texas Rangers. He was hitting .360 through Thursday with six RBI.

* Aaron Cunningham, who had such a great spring with the Padres, is off to a slow start at Triple-A Portland. The South Kitsap grad was hitting .233 with two RBI through the Beavers first eight games.

* Willie Bloomquist’s still looking for his first hit this season. The Port Orchard native is 0-for-12 with six strikeouts to date. He made his third start Friday.


Experience a Rugby Weekend

Friday, April 16th, 2010

You’ve heard about rugby, but you’ve never really taken in a match, huh?

You’ve heard about those wild and crazy rugby players and the legendary parties they throw after their games?

OK, maybe they’re not so wild and crazy anymore. Things have tamed down in the rugby world. They’re promoting a family atmosphere these days. Go ahead,  check it out.

Next weekend (April 23-24), the Kitsap Rugby Club is hosting a USA Rugby National Qualifying Tournament at Gordon Field at the Kitsap County Fair & Events Center. There’s a lot of things planned for the weekend. Stop by the field and let us know what you think.

Here’s the who, what, when and where of the upcoming tournament:

The Pacific Northwest Rugby Football Union (PNRFU) announces the 2009/2010 Division Three Rugby Championships, being held at the Kitsap Fairgrounds and Events Center’s Gordon Field in Bremerton, WA on the weekend of April 24th and 25th, 2010.
PNRFU’s 21-week DIII schedule will culminate in this family-friendly, festival-style, championship rugby tournament.   Come out and cheer on your local boys, the Kitsap Renegades!
The event will feature two full days of fifteen-a-side-rugby, with eight teams from throughout Washington and Oregon battling it out in a knockout tournament to determine who advances to USA Rugby’s Sweet 16 Playoffs, in Denver, CO in May.
Saturday features an all-day, four-match, semi-final knockout round.  The action starts at 10 am and will be followed by the Finals on Sunday, when all eight teams compete in the tournament’s Shield, Bowl, Plate, and Cup Finals — with the Cup Champion moving on to represent the Pacific Northwest region nationally.
Fans are encouraged to spend the day, perhaps bring a picnic, and even enjoy a pint in our beer garden.  There is plenty of space so bring a blanket or set up your own pop-up canopy.  There will also be a kid’s play area, food, and souvenirs available on site.
Tournament Schedule:
Friday:  Kickoff Party at MoonDogs, Too, in Port Orchard
Saturday: Knockout round kicks off at 10 AM, followed by the weekend’s primary social event, featuring food, music, and fun at the “BremerDome,” adjacent to the Bremerton Comfort Inn and Suites (the social event is not free — tickets will be available at the tournament).
Sunday: Tournament Finals kick off about 10 AM.  Kitsap Rugby will be hosting it’s 21 and over Wrap Party at Bremerton’s Horse & Cow Bar and Grill later that evening.
The tournament is being hosted by Kitsap’s Olympic Peninsula Sports Union with additional support provided by the Kitsap Public Facilities District and other community, regional, and national sponsors.  For more information on this event, visit www.kitsaprugby.org
Contact the Bremerton Comfort Inn and Suites for lodging information and weekend tournament rates.


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