Western Washington University softball player
Quint was named Great Northwest Athletic Conference
Pitcher of the Week last week.
It’s the second straight honor, and third this season and fourth
overall for Quint, a senior from Silverdale (Central
Quint tossed a shutout, her fourth of the year, as she blanked
Simon Fraser, 1-0, on three hits last week. Quint walked two and
struck out eight in lowering her GNAC-leading earned run average to
1.29, which is a full run and a half better than anyone else in the
The win gave Quint an 11-0 record, tying a school record for
most consecutive victories in a season. She had 112 strikeouts in
76 innings pitched, holding opposing batters to a .174 average
while completing nine of 12 starts.
Quint already has seven 10-strikeout games this season, the
second-highest total in GNAC history. The record is 10.
Western (17-2) is ranked No. 7 nationally and travels to Central
Washington for doubleheaders on Saturday and Sunday.
Williams sometimes thinks “other people panic more than we do,”
he said of all the negative talk about how the Atlanta Hawks were
done after a 6-0 start. Read the story
Bloomquist, a free agent, continues to be linked to the
Washington Nationals. Here’s
another story that indicates the Port Orchard native could fit
in as a utility player with the Nats. Bloomquist has also been
mentioned as the kind of player the Mets might be looking for.
post on MLB.com suggests South Kitsap grad Aaron Cunningham
could very likely start the season at Triple-A next year despite
playing well for the Padres.
Finally, for the reader who wanted to know about how Central
Kitsap grad Todd Linden fared this year in Japan, here’s
stats for Tohokou Rakuten Golden Eagles. Linden was injured
early and never did get untracked. He hit .185 and played in just
The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association hosts its annual
awards banquet on Wednesday at the South Point Casino in Las Vegas.
Silverdale’s Randy Corley, once again, is up for announcer of the
year. The man with the smooth, velvet voice has done more to put
the Kitsap Stampede on the map than anyone. Here’s a
full list of nominees. Here’s 10 things you should know about
National Finals Rodeo, which runs Dec. 2-11 in Vegas. All 10
rounds will be broadcast on ESPN2, ESPN Classic or webcast on
Bree Schaaf of Bremerton
competes in her second World Cup bobsled race of the year on Friday
at Park City, Utah. She’s coming off a sixth-place finish at
Whistler, B.C. … Swimmer Nathan
Adrian of Bremerton will compete in the U.S. Short-Course
Nationals Thursday through Saturday in Columbus, Ohio, and heads to
Dubai for the World Short-Course Championships on Dec.
15-19. The University of California senior established himself
as one of the elite sprinters in the world and should be among the
favorites for a gold medal in 2012 in London in the 50 and 100
freestyle events. … I’ve been told golfer Troy Kelly is
still experiencing some soreness, but is making progress after his
hip replacement surgery. The Central Kitsap grad shot a
64 recently at the Plantation Golf Course in Palm Springs, Calif.
some background on Kelly’s surgery, which took place in early
Silverdale sisters Erynee and Katie start play in the
U.S. Girls’ Junior today in North Carolina. We mistakenly said the
tournament opened on Saturday.
They’re one of four sets of sisters in the 109-player
field: Laura (17) and Lindsey
(14) Murray of Tipp City, Ohio;
Alexandra (17) and Anneliese (14)
Newell of Tampa, Fla.; Mariana
(15) and Sierra (14) Sims of
Austin, Texas; and Katie (14) and
Erynne (17) Lee. The Lee’s
cousin, Cherokee Kim, 14, of Dupont, Wash., is
also in the field.
As mentioned earlier, Erynee’s committed to UCLA. She’ll be a
junior at Central Kitsap this fall. Katie will be a freshman at CK.
Katie got in as an alternate. She shot a 76 at Woodburn Golf Course
in Oregon during qualifying. Erynne, one of the top junior golfers
in the country, led the qualifier with a 71.
You can follow the tournament at this
USGA web site. The Lee’s tee off back-to-back
at 8:40 a.m. and 8:50 a.m. on No. 10, making it convenient for
their parents to follow them.
Silverdale sisters Erynne and Katie Lee will both tee it up at
the U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship that opens at the Country
Club of North Carolina today in Pinehurst, N.C.
Eyrnne Lee is one of the top-ranked juniors in the country. She
shot a 71 to lead qualifying at Woodburn, Ore. Katie shot a 76 and
was an alternate. Evidently somebody dropped out, opening the door
for Katie. Knowledgeable golfers in the area have told The Sun that
Katie has the potential to emerge as a top player. She’s taken the
last couple of years off to follow her sister, who committed to
UCLA earlier this year. Erynne will be at junior at Centrral
Kitsap. Katie will be a freshman.
Here’s the link to the U.S.
Girls’ Junior website. An interesting note: Katie tees off at
8:40 a.m. and Erynne at 8:50 a.m., both on No.10. That’ll make it
easier for Lee’s parents to follow their daughters.
Carl Jonson 12th at World Tourney
Cal Jonson of Bainbidge, who committed to UNLV, finished 12th at
the Calloway World Junior Tournament in San Diego. He shot a
final-round 76 on Friday and finished 4-over 294. Canada’s
Adam Svensson won the tournament with a 282 score.
UW Warns: Watch Out for Imposter
Husky golf coach Matt Thurmond text messaged Husky golf fans on
Friday, warning about somebody who claimed to be a Husky golfer
raising money for a trip. Thurmond said the golfer was targeting
some of the UW’s home courses. The Huskies hold their invitational
at Gold Mountain and have also held NCAA regional evens at the
“If this person comes to your home don’t give him anything
and call the police,” Thurmond wrote, adding “and punch him in the
face for me if you want.”
Thurmond said other scammers have done similar things in the
past, claiming a connectionn to UW sports teams.
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.