The Kitsap Pumas providing a day of celebration for last game of the 2016 season, July 17.
Rifling through his garage, Roosevelt Smith stumbled across a golden football. Rather, he stumbled across a copper plaque in the shape of a football, inscribed: “North Kitsap Junior High School, 1958-1959, Ralph Munson, Mr. Football.” He realized the recipient would likely still be alive and wanted to return the plaque if he could.
Goalkeeper Matt Grosey earns ninth clean sheet in all competitions.
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.