Bremerton loses a special lady in Myrt Kressin

Bremerton’s Myrt Kressin, named the Kitsap Sun’s Female Athlete of the Century in December of 1999, died on Wednesday. She was 87.

Kressin, as Terry Mosher writes in his column that will run in Thursday’s paper, was a special lady.

Kressin was a friend, a mentor, a legend and someone everyone respected. One of the outstanding pitchers in softball during her day, I watched her late in her career when she played for the the Bud Higgs Lakers. Kressin later became the oldest woman to bowl a sanctioned 300 game when she was 71. She was an assistant softball coach at Olympic College for years.

Here’s the story I wrote in ’99 when Kressin was named the Athlete of the Century.


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