Category Archives: Central Kitsap

Quint named GNAC pitcher of the week for second week

Western Washington University softball player Erika 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 Kitsap). 

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 conference.

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.

Tuesday Links and Updates on Kitsap Athletes

Bremerton’s Marvin 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 here.

Willie 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.

This post on 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 the finals stats for Tohokou Rakuten Golden Eagles. Linden was injured early and never did get untracked. He hit .185 and played in just 53 games.

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 the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, which runs Dec. 2-11 in Vegas. All 10 rounds will be broadcast on ESPN2, ESPN Classic or webcast on ESPN3.


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. Here’s some background on Kelly’s surgery, which took place in early September.

Ooops! Lee Sisters Tee It Up Today at U.S. Girls’ Junior

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.

Golf Notes: Katie Lee Joins Sister Erynne at U.S. Girls’ Junior; Husky Imposter, Jonson 12th at World Tourney

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 Bremerton course.

“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.

CK’s Stilley Set to Pitch in Cape Cod League

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