Big game for Pumas, and you can be there — Host Sounders 2 on April 23; Army plays Navy too
The Kitsap Pumas have postponed their scheduled preseason friendly against the Vancouver Victory on April 16 to make room for an open training session.
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.