AUBURN — Andrew Thoresen and Collin Palau threw a combined four-hit shutout to lead Central Kitsap to a Class 3A West Central District/Southwest Bi-District Tournament championship with a 2-0 victory May 16 at Auburn Mountainview.
North Kitsap dominated the Olympic League Championship Meet on its home course, but Olympic was not far behind.
SHELTON — Consistency. That might be the best word to describe the performance of Central Kitsap's boys and girls track and field teams during the 55th Shelton Invitational on May 2.
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.