monster motocross season continued over the weekend as he led
the USA team to victory at the Motocross of Nations in France.
The Poulsbo rider, now living in Florida, won the AMA Supercross
and AMA Motorcross 450cc titles previously.
There’s no disputing that the Kawasaki rider is the best in the
world at what he does. How many people can say that?
South Kitsap graduate Dave Villwock earned win number 64 on
Sunday, claiming the H1-Unlimited hydroplane race in San Diego at
Driving the U-96 Spirit of Qatar, Villwock easily held off Kip
Brown in the U-17 Miss Red Dot in the final heat in 154.109 mph.
Brown finished in 148.149.
Villwock holds the overall points lead with 1,600 as the series
heads to Doha, Qatar, Nov. 17-19 for the final race of the season.
Steve David of the Oh Boy! Oberto is in second place with
Villwock is seeking his first national championship in four
This just in from Seattle Sounders FC…..
RENTON, WASH. – Seattle Sounders FC has signed goalkeeper Bryan
Meredith, the club announced today. Meredith was Seattle’s fourth
pick and 29th overall in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft. Per Major League
Soccer and club policy, terms were not disclosed.
A native of New Jersey, Meredith, 22, was a three-year starter
at Monmouth University. He trained with Seattle throughout the 2011
preseason and started in net for the nearby USL Premier Development
League champions Kitsap Pumas. Meredith started Kitsap’s 2-1 loss
to Sounders FC in the U.S. Open Cup third round on June 28.
“We are excited to add Bryan Meredith to our roster,” said
Sounders FC technical director Chris Henderson. “He will join Kasey
Keller and Josh Ford in the nets for us. Bryan had a solid season
this year in the USL and had some fantastic games. We expect he
will continue to progress under goalkeeper coach Tom Dutra.”
Meredith was named to the 2010 All-Northeast Conference first
team and NEC Tournament MVP as a senior at Monmouth. As a junior,
Meredith led the nation in goals against average (0.306) and also
led all NEC keepers with 12 shutouts.
Seattle travels to Costa Rica for a CONCACAF Champions League
group stage match against CS Herediano at 7 p.m. PT on Wednesday
night. Sounders FC then returns home for an MLS match against D.C.
United on Saturday night. First kick is 6 p.m. PT on the Xbox Pitch
at CenturyLink Field.
Transaction: Seattle Sounders FC (MLS) – Signed GK Bryan
Place of Birth: Scotch Plains, New Jersey
Hometown (Citizenship): Scotch Plains, New Jersey (USA)
College: Monmouth University
Olympians and Kitsap natives Emily Silver and Dana Kirk will be participating in the Swim
Across America fundraiser at Lake Washington on Saturday.
Silver is a Bainbridge native and won a silver medal in Beijing
in 2008 while Kirk, a Bremerton grad, competed in the 2004 Olympics
in Athens, Greece.
To find out more about Swim Across America, click here.
Bremerton’s Nathan Adrian was officially named to the U.S.
National swim team roster for the 2011-12 season.
This does not automatically mean he will be swimming in London,
the U.S. trials are in Omaha next July. Adrian, along with
standouts Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte and newcomer Missy Franklin,
were chosen based on their times in Olympic events from the FINA
World championships, the national championships and the World
University Games that were completed this summer.
Swimmers with the top six times in each event make the team,
said USA Swimming in a press release. Nathan has the top times in
the nation in the 50 and 100 freestyle events.
Nathan is also ranked No. 4 in the world in the 50 free and
fifth in the 100.
You can find the full roster here.
Also, contributing writer Mark Fleming, of bleacherreport.com,
has already come out with the top swimmers who could and should win
multiple gold medals at the London Games and Adrian is among those
You can find that article here.
Former North Kitsap star Jared Prince of the Myrtle Beach (S.C.)
Pelicans was named to the Class A Carolina League All-Star team.
The Texas Rangers’ farm hand made it as a utility outfielder.
Here’s what the press release reported on Prince:
After a brutal 4-for-45 start to the season, the Washington
State University product has been a constant engine in the Myrtle
Beach order, batting .297 in 116 games since. The versatile
offensive performer has spent 13 games or more at the second,
third, fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh spots in the order and
currently leads Pelicans regulars in games played (128), average
(.278) and RBI (67) and is tied for the team lead in hits (131),
walks (45), and doubles (29). Prince leads the Carolina League in
on-base percentage (.371) and is the second-hardest batter to
strike out in the league with one K per 11.83 plate appearances.
The Poulsbo native also has made his mark on the Carolina League in
a more painful way. Prince has been hit by pitches 29 times this
season, a mark that ranks second in all of Carolina League history,
one behind the single-season league record set by Winston-Salem’s
Seth Loman last season
The University of Washington volleyball team, which includes
Bainbridge High product Kelcey Dunaway, will be featured on UWTV in
eight live broadcasts on Ch. 27.
The first match to be televised is Sept. 16 at 7:30 p.m. against
the USC Trojans.
Dunaway, a junior, is a two-year letter winner and is coming off
her most successful season at UW. The 6-foot-2 middle blocker has
developed into a formidable server, dishing up 25 aces as a
sophomore — second-most on the team. She also had a team-high four
aces in the NCAA Tournament last season.
Here’s the TV schedule:
Friday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. vs. USC
Saturday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. vs. UCLA
Friday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. vs. Oregon
Friday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. vs. Colorado
Saturday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. vs. Utah
Friday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. vs. Arizona State
Saturday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. vs. California
Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. vs. Washington State