Citing financial reasons, the U.S. Military All-Star Team has cancelled its much-anticipated games in Kitsap this week.
The Kitsap Pumas, who currently sit atop the highly touted Northwest Division of the Premier Development League with a perfect record of 4-0-0, will travel to face an undefeated Sounders u23 side (2-0-1) Friday night at 7:30 p.m. at Sunset Stadium in Sumner.
A pair of Central Kitsap School District athletes will compete in the All-State Baseball Series this weekend in Yakima.
Out of sight, out of mind.
As the lights flicker on in the gym, a mahogany ball hits the hardwood, thumping like a heart and a hero’s silhouette crawls into the rafters. Les Eathorne stands alone at midcourt in the East High School gymnasium, basketball in hand. It’s 1956 and he is the school’s new — first — boys basketball coach. It’s the beginning of a decorated career at East High in Bremerton, a school Eathorne single-handedly put on the basketball map during its short existence.
This is one Stampede that keeps gaining momentum. While in the past the Kitsap Fair & Stampede Rodeo has seen considerable growth and improvements in everything from stock, to funding, to the arena floor itself, it's never seen a boon like this.